Healthy Father's Day Gifts for All Dads
Give dad the gift of health
Chances are, Dad will break out the grill sometime this summer, so offer him healthier grilling options. The Joy of Healthy Grilling: Keeping the Fat Low and the Flavor High ($15; amazon.com) gives delicious, healthy recipes and general health tips for beginner grillers. Or, if your dad is a grill pro, get him the Weber Style grill pan ($23; weber.com), which is perfect for grilling smaller items like shrimp, scallops, or your favorite fruits and veggies. If Dad likes to do it himself, let him grow his own ingredients with the Culinary Herb Garden Growing Kit ($25;Â amazon.com).
The new dad
The stressed-out dad
Give Dad the gift of relaxation this Fatherâs Day with this colorful and easy-to-install Rainbow Mayan Hammock ($70; blisshammocks.com). Dad can read Stress Reduction for Busy People ($13; amazon.com) as he swings away. If your dad likes a challenge, let him exercise his brain with a New York Times Crossword Puzzle Society membership ($45 per year; nytstore.com). Research shows that mind puzzles help retain memory with age.
The dad watching his weight
Show Dad your support in his efforts to have a healthier lifestyle. The Accusplit AE120XL pedometer ($20; 800-935-1996) helps keep Dad on track, with a goal of 10,000 steps a day. Give Dad no excuse to eat unhealthy with a Fruit-of-the-Month Club from the Fruit Company ($60-$400; thefruitcompany.com). Each month heâll receive fresh fruit right to his door!
If your Dad has diabetes, heâs probably watching his weight and his foot health. Minor foot injuries in diabetics can lead to major problems. Try the Insight Foot Care Scale ($80; amazon.com) that weighs and makes it easy for Dad to check his feet.