Statistics Netherlands reported today that the most traditional Father’s Day presents, like tools or books, are cheaper than last year, although the general price increase for consumer goods and services was 1.1 percent over the same period.
Prices of camping equipment and sports gear, on the other hand, e.g. barbecues or tents rose by 3.4 percent. Traditional gifts like cosmetic products for men (aftershaves or deodorants) were 1.2 percent more expensive, only just above the general price increase level.
Tools decreased most in price, but beer gift baskets are also cheaper than last year (3.3 percent). Prices of other gifts also fell. Prices for men’s clothing items and Blu-Ray disks and DVDs declined by 2.8 and by 3.1 percent respectively.