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13 Wellness, Fitness, and Self-Care Essentials Dad Will Actually Use

Zoe Weiner

Zoe WeinerJune 17, 2020

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­Father’s Day is the perfect time of year to convince your dad to get on board the wellness wagon. Whether he’s a total newb or a dedicated fitness lover, he deserves an arsenal stocked with products that will help make him feel his best. So instead of trying to convince him to try the miracle-working CBD lotion or tension-melting stretch video from your own collection, why not treat him to some of his own?

Below, 13 wellness-friendly healthy Father’s Day gifts that dads will truly appreciate… and that you’ll be left wanting to steal for yourself.

For the dad who still uses two-in-one shampoo: Bravo Sierra Starter Set, $25

Upgrade dad’s usual two-in-one shampoo with this do-it-all shower product, which functions as a shampoo, shaving cream, and body wash. It’s scented with white vetiver and cedarwood, and transforms from a gel to a foam to give a nice all-over lather. You can buy it individually, or as a part of a set that comes with deodorant and hair grooming paste. The brand’s products were initially tested under intense conditions by 1,000 active members of the military, and Bravo Sierra contributes five percent of its sales to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, which offers quality of life programs dedicated to the well-being of U.S. service members, veterans, and their families.

For the dad who starts every day with a run: No Bull Knit Runners, $135

These are the type of sneakers dad will want to wear everywhere, from his weekly grocery run to his daily actual run. They come in a variety of colors, and are lauded as some of the most comfortable sneaks on the market.

For the dad who wants to get into skin care: Ceylon Skincare Set, $35

These derm-backed products were specifically formulated specifically for BIPOC men’s skin. The set includes a detoxifying face wash, a hydrating toner, and a clarifying moisturizer.

For the dad who’s tense *all* the time: Stretch*d Virtual Stretch Session, $30

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Help dad loosen up by way of a private virtual stretch session, care of New York City-based stretch studio Stretch*d. He’ll be able to discuss problem areas with a therapist, who will then diagnose their causes and teach him stretches to loosen them up. A single, 30-minute session costs $30, or you can get a five-pack for $135. If you really want to splurge, for $50 you can get a custom, eight-minute video (set to dad’s favorite playlist) that targets his specific needs.

For the dad dealing with aches and pains all over: Asystem Radical Relief Gel Roll-On, $59

Dress up dad’s product collection—while also helping him relieve aches and pains—with this ultra-chic CBD roll on. It’s made with 25 percent active ingredients, like menthol and methyl salicylate that help soothe and cool muscles, plus arnica, and hemp-derived CBD.

For dad who’s a total tech nerd: Whoop Strap 3.0 ($30/month for 6 months)

Give your dad the gift of health data with a Whoop, which will help him track everything from his movement to his sleep by way of an app on his smartphone. Better yet, buy one for yourself, too, so the two of you can compete to see who gets a better recovery score.

For the dad looking to pick up a new hobby in quarantine: Fender Malibu Player, $430

There’s never been a better time to learn a new skill than when we’re all stuck at home, so give your dad the gift of music (and something to do) with this classic acoustic guitar. You’ll be well on your way to family sing-a-longs in no time.

For the dad who’s bored of at-home workouts: Wearbands, $120

To help dad kick his at-home workout up a notch, introduce him to this all-in-one fitness system. The bands can be used to add resistance training to any sort of workout, and are a whole lot easier to store (and more affordable) than a massive piece of gym equipment.

For the dad who loves wine: Argaux Father’s Day Pinot Trio, $100

Double your gift with a fun father’s day activity that the whole family can enjoy with an Argaux wine tasting kit. The brand has curated three bottles of pinot noir that have been selected “for dads, by dads,” all of which come from small-production vineyards. Better yet? You can hire a digital sommelier through its website to help guide your experience via Zoom. You might not consider wine a wellness gift, but let us remind you it’s got polyphenols which science has indicated can be helpful for the body in moderation.

For the dad who loves Podcasts: Apple Airpods Pro, $220

As far as wireless headphones go, Apple’s Airpods can’t be beat. The newest iteration offers noise cancelling abilities, and just about the clearest sound you can get. And, bonus, you won’t have to listen to his music out loud.

For the dad who wants to up his cologne game: Fulton and Roark Solid Sample Fragrance Pack, $16

Photo: Fulton and Roark

It’s officially time for dad to replace his drugstore body spray with a fancy new fragrance. Gift him a sample pack, featuring eight scents in solid form, to help him find his new favorite. Plus, for every gift set purchased, shoppers get a $10 gift card for themselves with coupon code “DADANDME.” It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

For the dad who loves to cook: Caraway Cookware Set, $395

Photo: Caraway

Every dad deserves a pretty set of pans, and Caraway’s cookware set certainly fits the bill. It comes with a fry pan, sauce pan, sauté pan, and dutch oven in an assorted variety of ceramic, chemical-free colors.

For the dad who needs to relax: Bath and Body Works I Love Sleep Set, $23

Photo: Bath and Body Works

With a calm-inducing body wash and lotion, this set has everything your dad needs to chill out. The products are scented with chamomile and bergamot, which are sure to help him mentally de-stress while also cleansing and nourishing his skin.

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