June 14, 2020
If the dad in your life wants to take his self-care regimen to the next level, you’re in the right place. Buying a Father’s Day gift can be tricky, so we pulled together our favorite design-forward and tech-savvy recommendations that are perfect for dads who make good health a priority. From soothing post-workout muscles, to getting consistently good sleep, to tracking meditations, we’ve got you covered.
Editor’s note: All prices listed are current at the time of publication, June 2020
For the dad who is always on the move
A backpack with a cult following, this bag strikes the perfect balance between function and form. Baboon’s Go-Backpack offers a durable, water repellent outer shell that’s designed to stand up to all types of weather. Perfect for stashing away snacks, tech, water canteens, and other essentials during a long hike, bike ride, day trip, or wherever your active life takes you.
For the dad who wants to roll his muscles into submission
This TriggerPoint GRID foam roller not only looks cool, but it is a must-have tool to loosen your muscles. Foam rolling is a beneficial practice for your muscles, whether you are warming up or undoing some post-workout tension.
For the dad who wants to up his recovery game
Tense muscles are no match for the Theragun Prime, an NBA-approved muscle massager that applies forceful pressure to sore muscles to ease discomfort, soothe tightness, and hasten recovery. How does it do this? Deep muscle treatment, tailored to your body’s real-time needs, in a quiet, sleek and portable device.
For the dad who values uncompromised sleep
Sleep is so important for promoting energy, lowering the risk of heart disease, reducing stress, and so much more. Unlike regular sleep masks, the Manta Sleep Mask snugly molds to your face and creates 100% blackout, which is an excellent option to support deep sleep even if you’re in a sunlit room. Steve Aoki -- who takes hundreds of flights each year -- swears by them.
For the dad who geeks out over biometric data
This all-in-one fitness and activity tracker is popular for a reason: Fitbits have built in algorithms and advanced sensors that give wearers insights into their sleep patterns, heart rate metrics, and much more. We love this because it helps you build better habits and make data-driven decisions about your overall health.
For the dad who drinks water
Dubbed “the Rolls Royce of water bottles,” this Japanese water bottle boasts impressive features including its travel-friendly ultralight titanium form, and a vacuum seal that keeps your drink cold or hot for hours. Water intake regulates body temperature, keeps joints lubricated, prevents infections, fortifies cells, supports organ function, and the list goes on. Stay hydrated!
For dads who love to run (and sweat) outdoors
There’s a lot to love about Lululemon’s Fast and Free running hat, designed to keep the sun off your face, while effortlessly wicking sweat and drying off quickly. This hat’s built-in patented textile technology also keeps odor-causing bacteria at bay. Also, it’s a dope hat that just looks good.
For the dad who likes style and comfort at the same time
We love this soft cotton cashmere hoodie from Naadam. The cotton and cashmere blend is comfortable and looks good, whether you’re working out at the gym, hanging out with family, or just doing your awesome dad thing.
For the dad who needs fresh kicks
There’s a long list of reasons why Allbirds footwear is so popular: Lightweight, easy to clean, hyped by Silicon Valley, and did we mention ultra comfortable? Allbirds are also carbon neutral, thanks to their sustainable practices and eco-conscious materials. These Tree Runners are made from eucalyptus tree fiber—TENCEL™ Lyocell—which is sourced from South African farms that minimize fertilizer and rely on rainfall, which cuts down on water use by 95%, compared to cotton.
For dads who want to deepen their meditation practice
There are thousands of studies that link meditation to good mental and physical health. Whether you’re new to meditation or want to deepen a long-held practice, Core’s Meditation Trainer is a simple piece of tech that helps guide and deepen your meditation session. Simply choose from a library of practices on the app, hold Core in your hands, and follow along. The Core Meditation Trainer guides you with gentle vibrations and easy-to-follow guided audio. It also offers powerful data, including a built-in ECG that tracks your heart rate and heart rate variability to show you how your body responds to each session.
Happy shopping, and happy Father’s Day.