By Editors at Natural Wellness
It’s hard to figure out exactly what to get your dad for Father’s Day. You want a gift that shows you appreciate and love him and, of course, something that he’s personally interested.
Here are some practical and healthy gift options:
- Grilling – There are many options for the dad who loves to grill. You can get a meat package through an online company or simply buy him some from the local butcher – preferably organic. There are plenty of books on grilling, new accessories for cooking and cleaning the grill, or an array of healthy sauces and seasonings.
- Golf – Many men love golf. If your dad is one of them you could get him a number of things: a couple rounds at his favorite course, a new shirt, hat or gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses or personalized gold balls or tees. Golfing is a workout, takes focus and is relaxing, so you’ll be helping your dad to participate in a healthy activity.
- Planting and Gardening – If your dad is a gardener and likes to cook, getting him some seeds, a grow-your-own herb kit, or some gardening supplies are a good idea. This way he’ll be eating fresh and organic food and staying healthy.
- CSA Membership – Does your dad like cooking with fresh ingredients but doesn’t have the time for planting them himself? A membership to a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) is easy and it benefits the farms as well as your dad’s health. Most of these memberships include visits to the farm to pick your own fruits and veggies and picnics or potlucks. He’ll be able to enjoy this all year!
- Pedometer – This is a good thing to get for an athletic dad or one who is trying to get in better shape. There are lots of advanced pedometers coming out that can track your steps, distance and calories burned. Most can connect to your smart phone so you can save and store information as well as watch your progress.
- Massage or Spa Treatment – Some dads may not seem like they would enjoy a massage or a day at the spa, but if you give them a gift certificate they’ll appreciate it. Dads like to be pampered, too! For when he’s at home, you can give him a chance to relax and feel good with bodycare products or CDs for stress management, mediation or energy healing.
- Wine Tasting – Get your dad a day of wine tasting at a local winery. You mom could also benefit from this! Some wines can be heart healthy so he doesn’t have to feel guilty about it.
- Cookware – Organic pots and pans are a favorite and will make sure that the materials and coatings aren’t going into the food he’s cooking. Stainless steel, bamboo, recycled and BPA-free (bisphenol-A) plastic cooking tools, as well as glass storage jars are good for the cooking dad.
- Sports Equipment – If your dad doesn’t like golfing but enjoys other sports, you could get him gifts like: boxing gloves and a punching bag, get a basketball hoop installed, a gym membership, a football, or a new bike.
- Sessions, Lessons and Courses – Depending on his interests you can find a variety of ways for your dad to learn new things: boxing lessons, cooking lessons, yoga sessions, tai chi or karate lessons…the options are endless. If he’s a homebody, maybe try something like DVDs or video games on a certain practice. They make a lot of exercise video games.
Good luck finding the perfect present this year!