I talk about my parents ALOT. I can’t really help it. They are such an integral part of my life, from helping me around my house to supporting me after going through a particularly tough break up.
I wrote a similar post for Mother’s Day (check it out here). For this post, I’d like to focus on my dad, who is always there for me whenever I need him.
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Why I Love My Father
- He is always willing to travel with me
- He introduced me to comic books and comic book movies
- He used to dance with me to A Tale As Old As Time
- He takes care of my car (I really need to learn how to do that)
- He taught me how to drive
- He works tirelessly to make sure that my sister, mom, and I have everything we need and want
- He’s always genuinely interested in everything I have to say
If you’d like to give back to your father or a father-like figure in your life, keep reading to check out these self-care gifts for Father’s Day.
Let’s Get to the Self-Care Gifts!
I’ve talked about this back and neck massager in the post that I wrote for the best self-care gifts for Mother’s Day, but I had to include it here. I originally bought this massager for my mom, but my dad has since commandeered it from time to time.
Like my mom, my dad works at a labor-intensive job where he is on his feet every day and often suffers from back and knee pain. He loves this massager just as much as my mom does, so I will be getting this for him. (It’s also from Amazon so it makes a great last-minute father’s day gift!).
Now that my sister and I are (mostly) out of the house, my mom and my dad have gotten back into some of the hobbies that they used to have. For my dad, that is building car models. He used to do this (and I used to help) when I was much younger. I believe he stopped doing it because he didn’t want my sister to accidentally get into them.
He never picked up this hobby again until last year (my parents actually have a little craft/hobby section in their basement). Don’t forget the tools to build them! Helping your dad get back into his hobbies or discover a new one is a wonderful way to promote self-care.
Similarly to the above, helping your father expand his mind through skill-building is a great way to promote self-care. Skillshare is an online learning website where anyone can learn about almost anything from creative writing to web development.
I’ve personally used Skillshare to learn more about copywriting, social media strategy, and search engine optimization, all to help me with this blog, which to me is a form of self-care. So if your dad loves to learn (or maybe he’s thinking about a career change!), this would be the perfect Father’s Day gift.
How does this fit into self-care gifts for Father’s Day? Not only is self-care about your mind, but it is about your body as well. If your father is someone who loves to take care of his body or someone who wants to get into physical self-care, this would make a great gift. It has multiple exercise modes, heart rate tracking, and a ton of other features. Don’t forget to customize it with a leather band in his favorite color.
If you’re interested in getting some in-depth and personalized help with starting or leveling up your self-care practice, check out my For The Love of Self-Care coaching packages here.
So there you go! 4 awesome self-care gift’s for father’s day (though they would make great gifts for any man in your life). Let me know which one you liked the best or one of your favorite memories of your father.
Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention. Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.
Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.