Lawnmowers, grills, gazebos, outdoor patios and hammocks topped the list of father's day gifts sold at hardware stores.
Home Depot sales reps sold more than 50 grills in just one day. They say the week before Father's Day keep their aisles jam-packed.
Alfredo Nodarse said, "Usually a couple days before Father's Day it gets real, real hectic, real busy, grills, a lot of outdoor tools, mowers, pressure washers, a lot of small tools, like in the tool department, you know, we get real busy."
Aside from the big items, employees say they also see people shopping for smaller tools to add to Dad's toolbox.