How to make dad look and feel great on Father's Day
This year, help dad look and feel his best with gifts that energize, pamper and style him! This is one area that fathers usually don't spend a lot of time on and it could be just what he needs to feel extra handsome on his special day. Here is the perfect gift guide to pamper papa!
While most men usually do not go to the spa, they definitely like massages. Look into a series of massage gift cards from spas that offer men's specific services, like Red Door Spas, to ease dad's sore muscles and stress. If you think he will be up to it, book a facial or a pedicure also. Many salons around the country are popping up that cater strictly to men -- from the decor and atmosphere and amenities (such as big screen televisions with sports, indoor golf putting and products targeted just for men).
One way to make sure dad is in top shape is to buy him a series of personal training sessions. Most local gyms have trainers on staff that can be booked for private sessions. To make sure this is one gift that does not sit on his desk, find a trainer that can come to your house in the morning or after work to get him fit and fabulous.
Style him handsome
While not every dad can turn into David Beckham, you can certainly switch up his style to embrace his inner metrosexual self. For Father's Day, take dad shopping and pick out perfect hip, cool and classic outfits, from work to going out on the town. For inspiration, cut out pictures from magazines of men's styles that you and your children think would look good on Daddy. With all of this grooming, you might need to take dad on a date night!
Think beyond shaving
While shaving is a staple in most men's daily grooming rituals, often skin care is overlooked. Men might secretly try their wives' beauty products, but it is so much better to get him a regimen of his own!
Look for matter-of-fact products that require minimal time in the morning or evening. One to try is Origins for Men Save the Males Multi-benefit moisturizer ($35, origins.com). This lightweight moisturizer contains ingredients such as algae and sugarcane to boost collagen production and combat the signs of aging, while hydrating skin at the same time. Or, give dad all he'll need with this skin care starter kit from Zirh ($59)
Road warrior kit
If dad is on the road a lot, one gift he will be able to use all the time is a grooming kit for the car. Just like mom has her beauty essentials in the mommy taxi, dad should have his own too. Fill a black travel case with items such as sunscreen (you need to protect his skin!), toothbrush/paste, deodorant, a comb, razor, hair gel (if he uses it) and breath mints. Dad will appreciate not having to pull all of this together himself and will be grateful next time he has to freshen up on his way to a last-minute meeting. Start your kit by getting him a gift set such as the Jack Black King of the Road Set ($65, macys.com).
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Ladies, save your man's money to spend on yourself. Men, ask her to cut your hair so you have beer money.