Father’s Day is approaching, and it’s time to finally decide on a gift for dad. Why not take the opportunity to get him something that will improve his overall wellness this summer? Here are some great gift ideas that won’t break the budget but will make Dad healthier and happier:
1. Healthy Cookbook and Cooking Supplies
Many dads like to cook outside during the warmer months, so help Dad improve his nutrition by getting him a cookbook full of healthy recipes. Not only will he be able to provide healthier meals for himself and the family, but he will be able to have fun by expanding his culinary skills. You could also invest in some safer cooking supplies for your dad to use. Look for cookware that comes free of Teflon and other chemicals.
2. Fun and Challenging Puzzles and Games
Exercise and nutrition are often touted as the best ways to improve wellness, but improving mental agility can help ward off diseases that dad will become more vulnerable to as he ages. Rather than the usual healthy gifts, try to get dad something that will help him engage his mind. Books are a great place to start; help dad read about a topic he’s interested in. Even if your dad’s not much of a bookworm, however, he may enjoy doing crosswords, puzzles, or board games. Find a way to help your dad keep his brain youthful this summer.
3. Healthy Outdoor Activities
As an alternative to buying dad a product, you can buy him an experience. You can help improve dad’s social and emotional wellness this summer by arranging a fun outdoor trip. Consider buying him tickets to a park or a local zoo. Have some fun rooting for your favorite baseball team by attending a home game. Whatever you do, make it a special time to bond with your dad. There are lots of possibilities, so be creative.
Even if none of the above ideas appeals to your dad, make health a priority in whatever gift you give. After all, the healthier the gift, the more Father’s Days you will have to celebrate with him.