Healthy Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Dad doesn’t want another tie, and there’s no point in wasting your money on desk trinkets that say "World's Greatest Dad." This Father's Day, give him something he can actually use—the gift of good health. Check out these seven great gift ideas that will keep dad healthy and put a smile on his face. And to help make your decision easier, in each category we've selected an option for every budget.
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For His Appetite
With fresh fruit, ice, and some low-fat milk or yogurt, Dad can make delicious, nutritious, and refreshing smoothies on a hot summer day. Get him a single-serve blender to use at the office, or a full-size machine so he can mix up concoctions for the whole family.
For His Smile
An electric toothbrush may be the most useful gift on the list because a white smile keeps Dad looking young. Believe the hype: studies show that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and reducing gingivitis than manual toothbrushes.
For the Grill
Try giving the Grill Master some gear to make his grilling healthier. Try a cookbook, a grill basket to for grilling fish, or even a pack of cedar planks to add extra flavor to everything. Or go big and get him a brand new charcoal grill.
For His Heart
No matter his fitness level, Dad will appreciate a cool gadget to track his progress. A pedometer can help him do that by recording the distance he walks or runs, calculating calories burned, and monitoring his heart rate. Many can be synced with a computer so he can download and track his progress.
For His Mind
Recent studies show that adults with hobbies that regularly exercise their brains are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, so get Dad something to keep his mind in shape, like puzzles, models, or even certain video games.
For His ZZZZZZ
Even the manliest of men needs beauty rest to function properly during the day. Sleep masks are an excellent healthy sleep aid, especially for fathers who travel often. A sleep mask will keep the light out and help turn any situation into a more restful one.
For His Thirst
It's safe to say that most of us don’t get the full recommended eight glasses of water a day. Help your dad get there by buying him a reusable water bottle for work and play. There's a water bottle for everyone, from outdoorsman to aesthete.