Inflation has prices soaring, but on Father’s Day – love doesn’t cost a thing

Father’s Day usually means “what dad loves, dad gets” but soaring prices due to inflation has other ideas this year.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2022, 4:16 PM

Updated 668 days ago

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Father’s Day usually means “what dad loves, dad gets” but soaring prices due to inflation has other ideas this year. 
Long Island residents in Carle Place told News 12 that quality time is the most priceless gift they can give their dads.  
Gracie Nardi from Wantagh says inflation has made gifting difficult, but made it work. She got to spend time with her dad, Ernie, by taking him out to eat and giving him a simple card. It was all he needed. 
“They live somewhere else,” says Nardi about his daughters. “So, when we see each other, it’s a beautiful thing.” 
The National Retail Federation says families are buying more sentimental gifts. They say Americans spent about $20 billion on gifts or activities this year for dad. 
One gift idea for the father with a green thumb are plants. Chris Shea, manager at Hicks Nursery in Westbury, says “it’s a continual gift giving idea.” 
For those dads who love vintage cars like Mark D’Angelo in Brooklyn, a day at the car show at the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa was the best way to spend time with his son. 
When asked if the higher gas prices make him think twice about attending the shows, D’Angelo says, “it’s a leisure thing. I just go. I don’t think about it.” 
For Long Island families, this Father’s Day was simply just about quality time and the simple things in life. 


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