If you’ve ever said, “Hi hungry, I’m Dad,” or if you have a collection of old power cables you’re keeping around “just in case,” this post is for you.
It’s Father’s Day, dads of America! That sacred holiday when everybody’s required to laugh at your jokes and nobody can make fun of your cargo shorts. It’s your day to chill.
Did you know, even though the first Father’s Day observances happened in the early 1900s, that the day wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1972? We have a lot of people to thank for creating a day to celebrate dads, especially Sonora Smart Dodd, who came up with the idea while attending a Mother’s Day celebration in 1909.
Dodd wanted to honor her own father, a Civil War veteran who raised her and her five brothers by himself after his wife died in childbirth. In 1966, Lyndon Johnson declared that Father’s Day should be celebrated on the third Sunday in June, and six years later Richard Nixon declared it an official national holiday.
But Father’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the States. From Australia to Zimbabwe, it’s celebrated in some fashion all over the world. In Thailand, fathers traditionally receive a canna flower, while in Germany groups of men get together to hike while pulling wagons filled with wine and beer.
We hear the wagons get lighter as the hike progresses.
Here in the U.S., there are a lot of clichés about dads. We joke about dad bods, terrible jokes and even worse sneakers, but the truth is that dads are a diverse and surprising bunch. There are many kinds of families, many kinds of dads, and many ways they prefer to chill.
Some dads want to kick back and watch a game, some want to hit the trail or the gym, and some just want to take advantage of family time.
Let’s take a look at how different kinds of dads can make the most of CBD to enhance their Father’s Day experience … and how gift-givers can surprise dad with something he’ll like even more than a tie or a power tool (ok, maybe as much as the power tool).
The Sports Fan
Baseball is in full swing, the NBA’s in playoff mode, and the U.S. Open is wrapping up. For dads who want to kick back at home and take in a game, there are a number of ways to make the most of CBD.
A calming tincture will give you a fast-acting and long-lasting CBD effects, and is especially great when those long innings turn into ideal opportunities for an afternoon nap.
Some dads like to don the “Kiss the Cook” apron and fire up the grill. Something primal about an open flame and meat brings out the aspiring barbecue champion in many dads.
If you’re ready for an afternoon over the grill, a refreshing berry- or lemonade-flavored Chill Shot with 20mg of CBD might be just the thing to keep your grilling experience chill and fun, no matter how many substitution orders, picky eaters, or vegetarians you encounter.
For dads who chill best in the great outdoors, whether that’s kayaking and hiking or running and swimming, a Focus Shot that combines CBD with caffeine and L-arginine is just the right size to throw in your backpack or gym bag.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that promotes better blood flow by dilating blood vessels. It works in concert with caffeine and CBD to help you keep your energy up and your mind on the task at hand.
After a good hike or workout, a CBD Muscle and Joint Cream with soothing menthol and white willow bark, or a CBD Muscle Balm can make for a refreshing and relaxing rubdown to round out an active day. Plus, since it’s Father’s Day, you have an excuse to ask for a massage.
The Gym Rat
Like the Outdoorsman, the Gym Rat relaxes best by being active. If you chill best at the gym, there’s no reason not to bring CBD along for the ride.
Not only will soothing CBD muscle and joint topicals help after a session in the weight room, but CBD cookies feature 13 grams of muscle-boosting protein along with 20 milligrams of CBD.
The Dog Dad
There are human kids and doggo kids. Some dads with fur kids want to spend the day with the pups, either chilling or out having adventures. Believe it or not, you can purchase CBD tinctures and treats for your pup and sync your own and your dog’s chill time.
The Gift for Any Dad
If you’re reading this for gift ideas and still aren’t quite sure what might work best for the dad in your life’s style of relaxation, never fear.
The Father’s Day Gift Basket has a little something for everybody. We included Multivitamin CBD Gummies, a relaxing CBD Foot Mask, a CBD Protein Cookie and a CBD Muscle and Joint Balm Stick. Whether dad chills with a spa day, a workout, or simply spending time with you, there’s something here for him.
To sweeten the deal, we threw in a blender bottle and CBDfx dad cap, and packed it all in a drawstring bag for an awesome Father’s Day goodie bag.
No matter how you prefer to chill, Father’s Day is an opportunity for the family to spend time together and for dads to get a little special attention.
We know that holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be hard for some people. Also, these holidays typically conjure images of the traditional American family. But the truth is, families come in all configurations.
Single dads, families with two dads, foster dads, and step dads — however your family is structured and whatever shape it takes, we hope all dads get the chance to chill and take a bit of time just for yourselves.
Check out the Father’s Day Gift Basket for a dad’s day gift sure to please even the hardest-to-shop-for pop!