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Here is what dads really want for Father's Day

Victor Ren
vren@statesman.com
Elias Romo, 3, rests on his father's shoulder following the Austin Symphony Children's Day Art Park at the Austin Central Library on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Allrhythms Percussion Ensemble and the Austin Symphony Orchestra String Quartet performed during a reading of a children's book, and afterward, families participated in crafts and played instruments together.

Struggling to come up with a Father's Day gift? Forego the "World's Best Dad" mug and pick up the phone instead. 

According to a survey of 2,000 dads conducted by OnePoll for Omaha Steaks, 76 percent of dads prefer an experience over a physical gift, and 47 percent of dads said their most desired gift was a phone call from their kids. 

If you're running short on minutes this month, however, according to the survey, 41 percent of dads would prefer a steak meal, and 38 percent long for some peace and quiet. The survey also found that 64 percent of dads don't want anything (no, nothing at all) that says "World's Best Dad" on it. 

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