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Dad Deserves Some Pampering Too: Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Show Him How Much You Care

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Father’s Day is coming up fast. If you haven’t figured out what to do for the father figures in your life, now is the time to start putting your plan together. Some people have an easy time coming up with awesome Dad gifts. If that’s a bit more of a struggle for you, the good news is that we’ve got you covered with some great ideas that you can use to show him how much you care.

At-Home Massage

There are a ton of benefits from getting a regular massage. From pulling at tense muscles to relieving stress, it boosts both physical and mental wellbeing. Massages can be pretty expensive though, so treat the man of the house to an at-home massage instead. This is a great opportunity to bond and build your relationship by giving him your time and some much needed attention. You can go for a full body experience or focus on specific trouble areas to treat Dad to a relaxing, rejuvenating experience he’s sure to appreciate.

Essential oils are a great way to add some extra relaxation to a massage experience. Apply Earthly Calm in a 2-5% dilution to enjoy the calming, relaxing influence of this oil in conjunction with its warming properties.

Dedicated Me-Time

We could all use some more me-time. Give Dad some dedicated personal time to do whatever it is he wants, with or without the kids. You could take the kids out for the day and let him have the house to himself, or alternatively let him go out and do whatever he feels like. As you plan this gift, take his hobbies into consideration. That will help you figure out how much time makes sense to give him. While gifts are often something of a surprise, this one may be best presented in advance. Let him know that you intend to give him some dedicated me-time as a Father’s Day gift so he can make plans ahead of time, and that way you can too. As an added bonus, he’ll feel excited every time he thinks about it leading up to Father’s Day.

A Night Out

Dad spends a lot of time working hard for the family. Give him the gift of a night out with the boys. You have a few different options here. If you know his friends’ family, you can collaborate with other mothers to plan a night out for all the boys as a collective gift from all of you to all of them. That can help reduce the burden on any one person. You could also contact his buddies and have them help you plan a special night out for him. You can plan this gift for Father’s Day if you want, or pick another time for a great night out.

Alternatively, if it’s been a while since you had your last date night and he’s expressed a desire to spend more time with you, hire a babysitter and plan a special night out with just the two of you. This could be a great surprise for him, or as an event he knows about in advance. Either way.

A Night In

Some men are homebodies and there’s nothing wrong with that. If your husband loves nothing more than a night in, give him that instead. Takeout, a fun game or movie, snacks, or just some time to bond as a family can be a treasured experience for busy dads who don’t spend as much time with their family as they would like. You can even enhance the experience by diffusing your husband’s favorite essential oil or choosing one based on how you want the night to go. There are some great options, depending on whether you want to infuse more energy or relaxation into the evening.

When you think about pampering, it’s probably something that you usually think of women doing, but men deserve it too. A massage, some me-time, or a night out or in can be great ways to show Dad how much you care. Give him the gift of fun, relaxation, or even both with any of these great Father’s Day gift ideas.