Top 5 Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas
“I have a Hero, I call him Dad!”
Dads might not have a Superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away. He tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime. Indeed, not all heroes wear capes.
Father’s Day is a special day to honour our fathers and celebrate the influence they have had in our lives. It is also a great day to let your dad know how much he means to you. This Father’s Day, instead of being boring and buying your dad new socks or a wallet, why not get him something thoughtful, HEALTHY and unexpected?
So to make it easy for you this Father’s Day, here’s a list of five healthy and thoughtful gift ideas for the important men in your life.
- A Tumbler
In the morning reaching for a cup of hot organic coffee or green tea to improve his alertness and to help him overcome fatigue and drowsiness, giving him an energetic start to his day. A tumbler with personal messages written on it to cheer him up or sets as a reminder to keep himself hydrated is so heart-warming!
- A Snack Box
Gift your father a year’s supply of snacks like almonds so that he always has a refill ready. Almonds are a great source of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, protein, dietary fiber, healthy fats, etc. They offer a range of health benefits, including reduced blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, which may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Quality Time
Most dads agree: the ideal Father’s Day calls for quality time with loved ones! Spend some time to make your dad a hearty and lovely meal. It does not have to be fancy Char-grilled Steak or Chilli Crab, just a simple fried rice or Nasi No-Lemak (you can find this recipe in our website) will do. Talk to him about your life, share your hopes and dreams and your plans to make them come true. Give him an opportunity to tell you his stories from the life he has lived and the experiences he has had. Spend quality time with him because at the end of the day, he will cherish nothing more than your time.
- A Memory Foam Pillow
Because dads deserve to sleep better too! We all know that Dads love to nap right? Get him a comfortable Memory Foam Pillow this Father’s Day. It’s important to have a comfortable and quality sleep for his wellness. As we are aging, we are having problem getting a good night sleep. This pillow will help him to have a better sleep either for travel, stiff neck, whether in cars, planes, office or at home. Add on a fancy “Super Dad” pillow cover to make it less boring!
- A Pot of Houseplant
Studies have shown that having a plant in your house brings your health benefits. A few plants such as orchids and succulents help us in breathing easier! Taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, place these plants in your dad’s bedroom to refresh air during the night. And if your dad is a smoker, plants purify and remove toxins from air. Besides, this may encourage him to move around by doing some gardening. Being physically active helps to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Now that you’ve got some inspiration, we hope that you’ll get more creative this year with your Father’s Day gift. Despite the choice of your gifts, most importantly, spending some quality time with your parents matter more! Not just on this specific occasion, but on normal days too. Our parents have raised us with love and we wouldn’t be who we are today without them.
Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy this moment with them!
Written by: Jasmine Lim
(Love Earth Nutritionist)
[Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietitian (major) &
Food Science (minor) lowa State University, USA]