Your dad works hard to provide the best life he can make for his family, so doesn’t he deserve some TLC on Father’s Day? There are boring gifts like socks and other stuff he needs (but isn’t excited to use), or there are gifts that give him something he wants… even if he doesn’t know it until he receives it.
We rounded up our favorite products that help even the most tightly wound of us unwind or recharge. From helping him lay back and enjoy the backyard to making his drive to and from work less miserable, these gifts should make your dad happier. And when dad’s happy, everyone’s happy.
Together with BestReviews, we researched each of these best bets to find the best gift for dad. BestReviews is a site that publishes in-depth reviews of various consumer products. They purchase all their own products in order to maintain zero-bias.
In some cases BestReviews even tested these products in the field to make sure they live up to manufacturer’s claims, so read on to discover nine great present ideas for the dads who need to relax.
If your dad needs to make more time for play, get him to take more breaks with a hobby drone. This Holy Stone model is popular with beginners to the drone world, or those who want an easy-to-use model. He’ll love showing off his new gadget to the neighbors, who will love seeing the eternal kid break out of the usual workaholic facade.
Few things are more satisfying than turning a messy area clean – in seconds. The power your dad will feel and the relief that results from using a Sun Joe pressure washer to clean off an otherwise tedious mess (like a greasy driveway or mildew-stained deck) is priceless, so it’s worth considering this semi-pricey gift.
Everyone knows exercise is good for you and helps boost your mood, along with so many other health benefits. So, why doesn’t everyone exercise as much as they should? Motivation is a big factor. Gift your dad a pair of these Bluetooth headphones and make him a stress-busting playlist, and he might just start training for a marathon… or at least get off the couch a bit more.
This luxury shower head might seem like a bizarre gift, but it’s one your dad will come to appreciate as soon as he goes from low-pressure, basic shower experience to one that rivals posh hotels and spas. He’ll start his morning singing happy tunes as he cleans up and psyches himself up for taking on the day.
Does your dad love to complain about the music “these days”? He’ll be psyched to bust out his oldies when you give him this Audio Technica turntable. Listening to his favorite classic rock album on vinyl will transport him back to simpler times, when responsibilities were few and people actually knew how to sing – no synthesizers or vulgar lyrics. Indulge him and don’t blast your favorite new artist from your Bluetooth speaker on Father’s Day, either.
Essential oil diffusers are a popular addition to make your home feel more like a spa, but did you know they make versions for use in your car? This car essential oil diffuser fits in the cup holder and charge via USB port, making a grueling commute that much more enjoyable. We recommend either his favorite scent or peppermint, cedar, and frankincense for their calming effects.
Weighted blankets are the newest way insomniacs are finally getting a decent night’s sleep. The gentle compression is comforting, and despite how they sound, these blankets aren’t prone to bothering sleepers who run hot. If your father tosses and turns (or is disrupted by a bedmate who does), this is a great gift idea.
If your dad loves a glass of vino after a long day, and tends to like white or rosé, a wine chiller is a must (with a great bottle to complete the present, of course). He can take this single-bottle chiller with him anywhere, keeping it refreshingly cold for hours. It’s also great at cooling down a bottle fast, in case the store didn’t have his favorite in their fridge.
What is it about dads staking their claim on their favorite place to lounge, whether that’s a specific side of the couch, the recliner in his man cave, or in the driver’s seat? Give him his very own lounge chair for outside, too. This zero gravity chair is ultra comfy, as it doesn’t hit any pressure points. We love that it can recline and also easily fold up, so he can take it camping, tailgating, or any of his other favorite places, making it just one of many great gifts that even picky dads will love!
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