Dads aren’t usually ones to admit they could step-up their health game but these gifts will make them want to! Skip the tie this year and go for one of these gems…
As much as your dad appreciates the tie you got him last year — to add to an overflowing collection so vast it could make a silk blanket — you know you can do better. And by that, we mean getting him a truly thoughtful gift that’ll serve both his happiness and his health. Better yet: Get him something he’ll thank you for later.
Here are some health-conscious gift ideas to help you get started:
White Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Bottle
If you’re worried about Dad’s water intake, this bottle introduces a perfect solution. Using Bluetooth, it connects with the Hidrate Spark bottle app to calculate how much water he needs based on his physiology, and also at what points he should be reaching for his water bottle throughout the day. When it’s time to drink up, the app sends notifications to his phone and also makes the water bottle light up as a visual reminder. Now he won’t have an excuse not to hydrate. Plus, the phone notifications are hilarious: “To water or not to water? (That is really not a question.)”
Personal Training Sessions
For the dad who’s trying to convince everyone that he’s on his way to becoming the next Dwayne Johnson, training sessions are a great way to help him get started. (Also, it’ll help him keep his word.) Personal trainers are all over the country, and it may take a little research to find the right one based on his preferences. For sports-related training, you could try Coach Up, the largest online network of coaches that offer private and group training for basketball, golf, boxing, and more. But for all-around fitness, the American Council on Exercise allows you to search for a certified personal trainer located near you.
Body Back Trigger Point Therapy Massager
After all those training sessions, those muscles are bound to get a little more sore than they used to. That’s where this miracle massager comes in. With grapple-like arms, it can tackle pain in almost any area of the body, from the neck to lower back to those hard-to-reach knots. But it doesn’t just ease muscle soreness: The device is also said to relieve headaches.
Body Back Trigger Point Therapy Massager; $29.95; Amazon.com
23andMe Genetic Testing Kit
Your father’s been going on and on about how your family is related to Theodore Roosevelt. Well now it’s time to put those words to the test with an at-home genetic testing kit from 23andMe, which collaborates with Ancestry.com to piece together family trees. Although direct-to-consumer genetic testing may or may not be completely accurate, it’s still fun to try.
23andMe Genetic Testing Kit; $69; Amazon.com
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Encourage Dad to eat more of his vegetables by giving him an accessory for the one thing he loves to use: the barbecue.
Kabob Grilling Baskets; $16.99; UncommonGoods.com
Epic Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars
If he’s going to eat jerky, it might as well be organic “true beef” jerky. Epic, a paleo-driven company, sells packaged meat bars that come from only grass-fed chickens, bison, venison, beef, turkey, and more. So you can bet that any of their products, like this bison cranberry jerky bar, use all-natural protein so the meat-lover Pops won’t be able to resist.
Epic Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars; $25.99; ThriveMarket.com
Fitbit Charge 2
Help your dad take care of his overall health with one of the greatest fitness trackers available. A Fitbit will monitor his daily movement by tracking his breathing, cardio, and heart rate, and send reminders when it’s time to walk around. It also tracks sleep habits and syncs up with your phone to receive messages and alerts.
|Source: Healthy Father’s Day Gifts 2018 | Everyday Health|