Last month, I put out a Mother's Day gift guide for all the moms out there (and their loved ones supplying them with the best biohacking gifts that I know of) and folks seem to dig the idea of celebrating a special day with a curated list of items that I've tested, vouch for, and really like.
So, I thought, why not do a Father's Day gift guide next?
After all, as a dad myself, I have a pretty darn good handle on this topic. I use all nine of the health and wellness goodies below on a regular basis—and what's better than getting your dad a gift that promotes his health? Here's a little secret, too: You can go ahead and gift yourself something on this list, whether or not you're a dad. My partners that are offering the awesome discounts below want to spread the love to everyone this Father's Day.
So without further ado, here's my official Father's Day gift guide, with my top nine picks for gifting that work for a wide range of interests and price ranges. Happy shopping!
Father's Day Gift #1: Vuori
The good news is, riding and chafing are a thing of the past ever since I tried the Kore Short from Vuori. I'm frankly obsessed with these shorts, even wearing them outside in the winter for a bit of masochistic cold thermo.
The Kore Shorts from Vuori are next level, featuring a classic athletic fit, falling just above the knee with an anywhere-and-everywhere versatility. And, depending on what you prefer, they have both lined and unlined short options, with plenty of colors and styles to choose from.
Plus (and this is a big plus, fellas), you can go commando in confidence with the built-in, breathable boxer-brief liner. Click here to get your hands on the Vuori Kore Short and get a lovely 20% off (code auto-applied).
Father's Day Gift #2: Feel Free
A bottle of whiskey is one of those Father's Day gifts that's generally well-received (if the dad in your life is a drinker, anyway), but you have to admit it's kinda boring, like the alcohol equivalent of a new tie. For a more unique take on a bottle gift, try Feel Free's Wellness Tonic this year instead. I throw back at least a bottle of this tonic daily and recommend it to anyone looking to enhance productivity and focus, relax from stress without the use of alcohol or drugs, or simply enjoy an evening with friends.
Hailing from the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, and made with kava, kratom, and other ancient plants—along with refreshing pineapple juice, coconut, and sweet stevia leaves—it's been used socially and for wellness for centuries.
Feel Free was invented by my friend JW Ross, who I interviewed on the podcast episode “The New Drinkable Euphoria Compound That Will Completely Transform The Energy Drink Industry: Feel Free With JW Ross.” Take a listen if you want to learn more. Feel Free is also a great gift for the budget-conscious—with the code below, you can get a box of a dozen tonics for $80, and there's even a monthly subscription option.
Click here to snag a box of Feel Free's Wellness Tonic and use code BEN40 for 40% off.
Father's Day Gift #3: ChiliSleep
With ChiliSleep, I'm able to achieve much better naps and better sleep overall, thus greatly enhancing my mood and productivity the next day.
With a high-tech mattress that helps you to find your perfect sleep temp, you can say goodbye to crappy nights of sleep and start falling asleep faster, staying asleep, and waking rested.
And right in time for Father's Day, you can get amplified thermal power to create the perfect sleep climate (no matter the ambient bedroom temperature or your body’s heat load) with the brand-new Dock Pro™ Sleep System.
Click here to purchase the ChiliSleep Dock Pro™ Sleep System and use code BEN15 for 15% off.
Father's Day Gift #4: X3 Bar (Massive Workout In Ten Minutes)
If you're a fitness enthusiast like me, you'll want to check out this home gym called the X3 Bar. With X3's patented technology, you can safely train with higher levels of force to trigger greater muscle growth.
I personally love X3 Bar's home gym training system because it offers:
- More resistance where your body is stronger
- Less risk of injury than traditional weights
- Easier on the joints, harder on the muscle
- Complete muscle fatigue for greater gains
Based on the concept of variable resistance training and developed by a medical engineer, the X3 bar allows me to generate hundreds of pounds of force under extremely tight tension. That engineer, John Jaquish, is a friend of mine and the author of the book “Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time (So Is Cardio, And There’s a Better Way to Have The Body You Want).“—which is what I titled my podcast with John, too, because it's definitely a title that gets you thinking, right? For more on John's perspective on optimal fitness, and his process of developing the X3 bar, you can read and listen here:
- Where Weights Went Wrong: The Problem With Weight Training, Why You Don’t Get The Results You Want & What You Can Do About It.
- The Best 10 Minute A Day Workout – How To Massively Increase Bone Density And Muscle In Just 10 Minutes (& Biohack Extreme Fitness Levels)
I use my X3 bar both at home and when I travel. It's about the closest you can get to putting an entire squat rack in your travel bag, and still being able to slip something into the overhead compartment on the airplane.
Click here to get the X3 Bar home gym training system and use code BEN for a whopping $50 off.
Father's Day Gift #5: Apollo
Developed by physicians and neuroscientists, Apollo is a wearable wellness device that uses gentle vibrations to help your body recover from stress. Worn on the wrist or ankle, the Apollo device works by engaging with your sense of touch, delivering silent, soothing vibrations that help you feel safe and in control.
In the following podcast and article, I really get into the legit neuroscience behind Apollo—the device has even been used in over 2 million surgical procedures to help patients calm their nervous systems and recover faster.
- A Whole New Way To Deal With Stress, Trauma & PTSD In Just Seconds: The First Clinically Validated Wearable That Helps You De-Stress, Focus, Sleep, Stay Energized & Remain Calm.
- A Simple Technology To Neutralize Stress In Minutes, Tap Into A Deep State Of Relaxation, Improve Your HRV, Sleep, Sports Performance, & More.
Apollo Neuro basically a wearable hug for your nervous system that helps you be a calmer, more mindful version of yourself. People who use Apollo Neuro’s stress-relieving technology have seen:
- 40% less stress and feelings of anxiety
- 11% increase in HRV
- Up to 25% more focus and concentration
- 19% more time in deep sleep
I mean, what father (or anyone, really) couldn't benefit from a calmer mind and body, higher productivity, and rock star sleep?
Click here to get your hands on an Apollo wearable today, and use code BENGREENFIELD15 for 15% off.
Father's Day Gift #6: Power Plate
Most people focus on the wrong thing when it comes to workouts: fancy workout clothes, overhyped routines, fad diets. But the single smartest thing you can do to burn more fat and avoid wasting time in the gym…
…is using micro-vibrations during workouts.
This is exactly what Mark Wahlberg, Serena Williams, and a long list of physicians, celebrities, athletes, and professional sports teams do to enhance their workouts. In fact, you can find Power Plate’s machines in the training rooms of 94% of pro football teams, 70% of pro basketball teams, and 87% of pro baseball teams.
You might be thinking, “Well, this is for professional athletes only.” It’s not. Many Americans have this exact micro-vibration machine in their home. The device is called the Power Plate and it’s pivotal in working out smarter, not harder. You do workouts on top of the machine while it vibrates 40 times a second. It’s a patented vibration called ‘Precision Wave.’ Precision Wave is a unique 3D motion that moves up and down, side to side, and front to back with every oscillation. These precise 3D vibrations flowing up from the Power Plate and through your body unlock incredible health benefits.
Working out on a Power Plate causes your body to burn more fat and activate more muscles, all in less time. And this is all backed by numerous scientific studies. After extensively using the Power Plate myself, I can tell you it’s a game-changer for my workouts. It’s helped me get better workouts and improved my efficiency.
You can save $659 and get a free Pulse massage gun ($250 value) by using this link to help that special dad (or yourself) start working out smarter. (And if you want to learn even more about Whole Body Vibration, you can read this article of mine and listen to this podcast.)
Father's Day Gift #7: Endure, Fit Soul, & The Spiritual Disciplines Journal Bundle
Of course, you want your dad to look and feel good with the help of products like great-fitting shorts and calming wearables. But if you've been following me for a while, you know that none of that is more important than our spiritual fitness.
So, if you feel like giving the special father figure in your life a gift that is really special, you should consider my books Endure and Fit Soul, as well as the spiritual journal that I use to keep my soul healthy, purposeful, and fulfilled. You can gift any of them independently, or as a set to provide such a rich experience to any dad out there who is looking to boost their spiritual growth.
Endure is inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I've studied and learned along the way. By the conclusion of Endure, you will have discovered and learned how to implement the same tools, tactics, and habits for spiritual stamina that were inspired by great philosophers, thinkers, and theologians of ancient and modern ages. If you truly desire more spiritual stamina and endurance–along with joy, meaning, and purpose in life–then this book will serve as your practical blueprint and guide.
Within the pages of Fit Soul–which I've written in a practical, easy-to-understand way with tips, tricks, strategies, and solutions that are simple to implement within your own life–you’ll discover everything you need to know to care for your soul, attain true spiritual fitness, discover union with God and find the happiness you have always craved for and deserve.
So many journaling practices are focused on selfish pursuits: accomplishing egotistical goals, completing checklists, or dwelling on yourself only. In the Spiritual Disciplines Journal, you’ll discover scriptural truths, and unlock the power of gratitude, service, self-examination, and purpose that will change not just your own life, but the lives of others.
Click here to purchase Endure or Fit Soul, and click here to get your own Spiritual Disciplines Journal. Or even better, you can go here to purchase a bundle of all three books for 10% off with code FATHERSDAY.
Father's Day Gift #8: BrainTap
BrainTap is a light-sound stimulation headset that has an enormous selection of tracks that you can play for self-hypnosis, meditation, breathwork, increasing sleep onset, learning, creativity, etc. I messed around with a BrainTap a couple of years ago and wasn't too impressed, but then I recently got to try their new, upgraded hardware and it works shockingly well.
This thing can lull me into a state of deep hypnosis, relaxation, learning, memory, meditation, and the like in no time flat, and it's now my official “go-to” when I need to turn off my brain on a busy day, and need a hefty dose of light-sound simulation to do so.
The BrainTap device is what I use for better overall brain performance, which includes cognitive performance, sleep, and performance. With its unique frequencies of light and sound to produce incomparable brain fitness, it gives my brain all the energy and focus I need to plow through my tasks of the day, and then unwind at the end of it for a good night's rest.
On top of increased energy, focus, and sleep, you also get less stress, worry, and irritability, while supporting emotional stability and harmony.
BrainTap is a serious game-changer. Better yet, I have recorded three of my own BrainTap sessions for you to enjoy: my morning meditation routine, my evening meditation routine, and one of my favorite, powerful prayers. All three are in the “Power Library” of your sessions within the BrainTap app, available to anyone with a headset.
Father's Day Gift #9: Kion
Okay, last shameless plug, I promise—I had to round out the Father's Day gift guide with some good ol' Kion goodies. ;) Kion is my personal playground for health and wellness, jam-packed with the best supplements for daily performance and longevity.
If you're brand new to supplements, here are a few reasons why you can trust Kion's products. They are:
- Research-backed and quality tested
- Made with the cleanest ingredients available to science and nature
- Designed to support sustained, natural energy without the artificial boost or crash
If the dad in your life is into fitness, I highly recommend giving him Kion Aminos to try. They're my fundamental supplement for fitness, and I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery. Kion just added mouth-watering Watermelon and Mango to their already mouthwatering lineup of essential amino acid supplements. And even if your special father figure isn't that into spending time at the gym, aminos are essential for overall good health and energy (read up here on everything you need to know about aminos).
Another Kion favorite of mine is Clean Protein. In this article, The Ultimate Guide to Protein & Protein Powders, The Truth About Whey Protein Isolate, Protein Dosing/Timing Guide (& My Brand New Rich, Creamy, Delicious Clean Protein Smoothie Recipe)., I really get into the nitty-gritty about protein, but at the end of the day, all your dad really needs to know is that it's a powerful health-promoting supplement and Kion Clean Protein is delicious (my favorite unique protein recipe is in that article, too).
Kion Clean Coffee is also a fantastic gift pick for the dad in your life. Kion's specialty grade, USDA-certified organic coffee, made from 100% Arabica beans, meets the highest standards for health and taste. And, let's face it, the dad in your life would probably prefer a great-tasting, high-quality coffee over another mug for his collection.
OK, that's it from me for this year!
I'm looking forward to celebrating Father's Day with my twin sons, River and Terran. The holiday is a yearly reminder to me of the importance of family and my role in teaching my sons to be independent, free-thinking, spiritual, and thoughtful young men.
If you have a special father figure in your life, a gift that contributes to his quality of life and longevity is the perfect way to show him how much you appreciate him.
Let me know what you're getting dad this year in the comments below. I read them all!
Cover image photo credit: RUNGA, @tammyhortonphotography