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BBB Tips for Safe Father's Day Shopping

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Americans love showing their dads how much they appreciate them. For the fourth straight year in 2017, Americans spent more on Father's Day than the previous year.

Last year, Americans spent an estimated $15.5 billion on Father's Day gifts. According to National Retail Federation survey figures, consumer electronics, sporting goods and tools accounted for large percentages of the spending in 2017, with special dinners ranking second, and greeting cards taking the top spot at 64.3 percent.

This year's spending is expected to reach $15.3 billion, with Americans spending an average of $133 per person.

"As you make plans to celebrate the man in your life this year, research and make purchases wisely," said Michelle Corey, St. Louis BBB President and CEO. "Planning excursions or buying collector's items from online markets or specialty retailers can make great gifts, but you'll want to read the fine print to avoid dissatisfaction."

Read more about safe Father's Day shopping at bbb.org.

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