This post was originally written for Father’s Day, but the gift ideas are great for any time of the year (birthdays, random gifts, holidays, anniversaries, etc.). In fact, right now is an excellent time to let the special guys in your life who are fathers know you appreciate them (not that you don’t let them know throughout the year. Hopefully).
And what better way to say I love you than to encourage him to take better care of himself.
Self-care seems to be a niche dominated by women. But why? It’s not as if men don’t need to care for themselves, too.
So, in the spirit of supporting fathers, I’ve rounded up 15 self-care gift ideas for the men in your life who play the father role.
And if you’re a dad reading this, why not gift yourself with a few of these? You deserve it.
I’m mixing and matching three of these and putting them together into a kit for my brother (he is father to my gorgeous niece).
You have options. Mix and match. Put together or kit. Or just get the best one you think they’ll love.
Whichever you choose, don’t delay any further. Even with overnight shipping, time is tight.
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Personal Care Gifts for Dads & Granddads
‘MB2 roller massage ball can help stimulate circulation, increase mobility in the spine and improve posture. Foam massage balls offer optimal compression and pressure for safe, effective and targeted self-massage.’
Soap, shaving gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and body mitt.
‘Help him clean up nicely with this tuned-up set of manly salves, scrubs, and balms.’
- ‘7 precision styling jobs in one device: stubble, short, medium and long beards, hair clipping, contouring and clean shaving
- Achieve any beard styles with 13 precision length settings…
- Lifetime-lasting power and sharp blades’
- ‘With this durable travel toiletry bag will keep the TSA away from bugging you. Great gift idea for Men & Boys…
- Size: 9.5 Inch L X 4 Inch W X 5.5 Inch H, A nice size To store Typically Used Toiletries In a Travel Weekend Bag / Overnight bag
- Good Capacity and Nice Shape – help you put shaving cream, knives, bottles, toothbrush, floss, tie clip and other small items. ‘
‘Made of high quality oxford fabric,not only lightweight and durable,but also wearing-resisting,waterproof, anti-theft,breathable and storage….Multifunctional pockets: one main roomy compartment to keep essentials, one inner zipper pocket for your wallet and cellphone,and it features a side access shoe compartment, separating shoes or other items from the main bag’
Food Related, because, well….food
Cooking healthy, nourishing meals is an essential part of self-care. Here’s a few fun, cooking related gifts dad will love.
‘Air Fryers work by using Rapid Air Circulation Technology which mimics the effects of deep frying allowing you to enjoy your favorite fried foods without the addition of any oil.’
GREAT TASTING SAUCES! We fill a great tasting sauce needs to be made from an aged pepper mash (aged chopped peppers and salt). We did this step for you so that you could make your sauce without waiting.’
‘Cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home. Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese and much more.
Personal Development Gifts for Dads & Granddads (mostly cool books and journals)
‘The #ANOTE2SELF Meditation Journal was created with self-care, healing and emotional evolution in mind. Author Alex Elle wanted to give journalers an outlet where they could not only feel safe but be open and honest with their healing process, on paper.’
11. The Mind Journal
‘Formed of 30 life-changing questions and a powerful Daily Check-In Tool, MindJournal’s structured system will challenge the way you think, feel and act whilst giving you space to track your feelings, plan your day and practice gratitude.’ The Mind Journal
‘The founder and CEO of Onnit, the mega lifestyle brand and one of the fastest growing companies in the country, teaches us how one single day of positive choices leads to a lifetime of concrete strategies for better living, optimal performance, and a stronger mind, body, and spirit.’
‘No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.’
“For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.”
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard the hype around Marie Kondo and her system for decluttering and tidying up. I’ve been a fan of hers for many years and love the simplicity and effectiveness of her method.
Give this one to a special dad, after all, it’s not just women who tidy up. Plus, decluttering is a foundation of mental and physical wellbeing.
As I mentioned above, time is ticking. Let the dads in your life know just how special they are and that they deserve to have self-care tools and gifts that support them, too.