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The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Dads


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Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be difficult. So instead of gifting Dad something he’s expecting, consider these unexpected Father’s Day gift ideas centered around self-care and easy living. Whether it’s making his daytime nap a little more comfortable or helping upgrade the contents of his toiletry cabinet, these Father’s Day gift ideas say #WorldsGreatestDad!

Plus, we’ve made sure each of these items live up to our (and your dad’s) standards. (And if you want to snag a few of these gift ideas for yourself, we wouldn’t blame you.)

6 Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad in need of self-care

Stack of Dosaze Orthopedic Pillows
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Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow

For the father who’s constantly complaining about his aching neck, consider this orthopedic pillow from Dosaze. By following the natural curve of his neck and spine, this pillow will allow him to get a blissful night of sleep—without any discomfort the next morning. Plus, Dosaze designed this pillow with stomach, back, and side sleepers in mind, making it a great gift idea for any sleep-deprived parent. Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow, $119.99

Disco Eucalyptus Deodorant
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Disco Natural Deodorant

Swap out your father’s old-school deodorant for this all-natural option from Disco. This aluminum-free product fuses the fragrance of eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and aloe for a refreshing, yet subtle, scent. The long-lasting protection will carry your dad from his hot yoga class to a family breakfast—without anyone complaining about his sweaty scent. Disco Natural Deodorant, $14. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Sans Martin)

Sans Matin The Original C20

Upgrade your dad’s shoe game on Father’s Day with these sleek and comfortable sneakers from Sans Matin. Constructed with maximum comfort in mind, these shoes contain a triple-layered footbed that take extra good care of his feet. They’re ethically made with premium leather, ensuring they’ll last for years.  This is the ideal all-in-one sneaker; these shoes will look good with his sweat pants or his suit jacket, so he can work out or dine out in style. Sans Matin The Original C20, $205. 

Good Enough cookbook
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Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the Kitchen

If your dad’s culinary skills only extend to scrambled eggs or a grilled-cheese sandwich, consider gifting him this cookbook from Leanne Brown. Not your traditional cookbook, this one combines simple recipes with self-care reminders and kitchen hacks perfect for anyone feeling a bit of discomfort with cooking. Each recipe includes tips for a pared-down version, ensuring he won’t become overwhelmed by a complicated recipe.  Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the Kitchen, $14.69

Davids Toothpaste
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Davids Sensitive+Whitening premium natural toothpaste

You know it’s true: Your dad likely hasn’t given much thought to his daily toothpaste. Why not upgrade him to a natural brand for Father’s Day? For those with dental sensitivity, this toothpaste contains nano-hydroxyapatite, an ingredient that targets pain from tooth sensitivity and improves periodontal health. The toothpaste is made in the U.S. with clean ingredients. The package also includes a metal tube key—a retro touch that makes it easy to get every last squirt out. Davids Sensitive+Whitening nano-Hydroxyapatite premium natural toothpaste, $9.95 for one, $29.85 for a three-pack

Bearaby Cotton Napper, a Father's Day gift idea
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Bearaby Cotton Napper

This weighted blanket isn’t your average sleep aid. Made with organic cotton, this knitted blanket from Bearaby has the kind of rugged good looks that your dad will appreciate —while also helping him have a peaceful nap.  If your dad tends to toss and turn in his sleep, opt to gift him one of these weighted blankets, which range in weight from 10 to 25 pounds. Bearaby Cotton Napper, starts at $199

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