Homebody Dad: Gifts for Enjoying the Good Life at Home

Zippy Sandler
13 min readJun 5, 2024

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Welcome to our curated selection of gifts perfect for the Homebody Dad in your life. For those dads who find solace and joy in the comfort of their own home, there’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by indulging in the simple pleasures of everyday life. From gourmet treats to cozy comforts, this gift guide is designed to elevate his at-home experience, whether he’s whipping up culinary creations in the kitchen, settling in with a good book, or savoring his favorite drink. Join us as we explore a collection of carefully selected gifts that are sure to make his time at home even more enjoyable and memorable.

Juvea

Because Dad Deserves a Good Night’s Sleep, too!

Help Dad sleep in this Father’s Day with a JUVEA Elevate King All-Natural Talalay Latex Pillow with Tencel Cover. Designed for ultimate comfort and a buoyant feel, this pillow can cradle his head and neck, ensuring he gets the deep, restorative sleep he deserves. Additionally, All-Natural Talalay latex, temperature-regulating components and materials draw heat away from the body, therefore creating a cool and comfortable sleep surface. And the best part? He can sleep peacefully knowing his pillow won’t flatten overtime!

  • 100% Natural Talalay latex
  • Safe & free from harmful chemicals
  • Effortless airflow
  • Eco-friendly
  • Better than any other foam pillow

He’ll be sleeping so well, you’ll want one for yourself.

  • Available at Juvea
  • 20% OFF Promo code: DADSLEEPSIN2024

Scribble Art

If you’re like most parents halfway through the school year, you’re knee-deep in a colorful whirlwind of your child’s school artwork. It’s a beautiful mess that leaves you torn between wanting to keep every scribble and longing for a clutter-free home. Scribble Art offers a heartwarming solution, transforming your child’s art into beautiful, premium hardcover books that showcase their talents and create a treasured keepsake. They make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduations.

All The Restaurants

The artist John Donohue makes original pen-and-ink drawings of eateries in New York City (his hometown), Paris, London, Napa Valley, and beyond. On his website, All the Restaurants, he sells signed, limited-edition fine art prints at affordable prices. Launched in 2017, it features hundreds of drawings of favored establishments in the US and abroad.

Donohue works in ink from life, typically standing in front of a place. He uses no pencil and makes no corrections. It takes him about twenty minutes to draw a place. Later, he adds his signature one color and makes the prints on 280-gram cotton paper with archival inks.

The prints make ideal gifts for Father’s Day and to celebrate major milestones, such as first dates, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and more.

He loves to take requests, so if you don’t see your favorite place (or city) on his site, let him know!

Carmine’s in Times Square is a favorite for the pre-theatre crowd, but savvy diners know its family-style service is great anytime.

Paris’s Café des 2 Moulins (“Café of the Two Windmills”) in Montmartre is best known as the place where Amélie, from the 2001 film of the same name, worked.

L’As du Fallafel, in the Marais, is the one place in Paris where people will wait more than two hours for falafel. That says it all.

Donuts, eclairs, crullers, and more are made fresh daily at Greenpoint’s Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop, where you can get your sweets starting at 4:30 AM on weekdays. If you are looking for the city that never sleeps, you’ve found it.

Saatva

Give Dad The Gift Of A Good Night’s Sleep

From those new baby, sleep-deprived nights, staying up with us when we were sick, and checking for monsters under the bed, you likely owe your dad some precious sleep. If you’ve got a new father in your life, then deep and restorative sleep is probably at the top of his wish list.

Saatva Down Alternative Pillow

The perpetual task of lifting and cradling the baby can cause repetitive sprain-strain injuries to the neck, upper back, and mid-back. Saatva’s plush and supportive down alternative pillow, a unique blend of comfort and durability, makes a thoughtful gift. Its hypoallergenic down alternative fibers create micro air pockets for a plush, silky-soft feel. Its supportive memory fiber clusters provide greater durability and responsiveness than the average down alternative pillow, ensuring a good night’s sleep for tired dads.

  • Starting Price: $115

Saatva Down Alternative Featherbed Mattress Topper

Description: Give him a softer, more soothing sleep experience with Saatva’s premium featherbed mattress topper. It is thoughtfully designed with a hypoallergenic down alternative fill to add breathable, luxurious plushness to your sleep surface without sacrificing support. With one easy addition, you can help him top off the mattress to enhance its comfort during the break-in period or prolong the life of an older mattress for father and baby.

  • Starting Price: $225

Saatva Herringbone Knit Blanket

Description: Wrap him up in the cozy comfort of Saatva’s warm yet breathable medium-weight knit blanket, made with luxurious 100% long-staple cotton that gets softer with every wash. It’s made with naturally hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 cotton, certified to be free of potentially harmful chemicals, and bound in a 1/2” cotton twill for durability and an elegant finish. This machine-washable blanket comes in three striking colors: Sage, Slate (above), and White.

  • Starting Price: $165

Big Fudge

Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit — for the vinyl lover dad

Complete 4-in-1 — Includes Ultra-Soft Velvet Record Brush, XL Cleaning Liquid, Stylus Brush and Storage Pouch! Will NOT Scratch Your Records

Review: This kit comes with everything you need to keep your music in good condition. It is amazing at removing dust, the instructions are clear, and it all comes in a nice little pouch to store the tools in when you’re done. I use it whenever I can see visible dust on my vinyl or when I hear unusual skips in the songs. Everything you get in this cleaning kit is worth the price!

  • Available on Amazon Prime with next-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive within 5 days (as of May 2024)

Fortessa

It’s the thought that counts, so give Dad a gift that blends both style + functionality. Elevate his at-home mixology with bar tools that offer striking appeal and impeccable performance.

Stemless Wine

The “Sole” of sophisticated outdoor sipping. Sole drinkware’s attractive angled bowl adds drama to any tabletop. Made of shatter-resistant copolyester, this outdoor-friendly drinkware is ready for poolside and patio dining.

  • Available at Fortessa
  • 20% off Crafthouse + Free Shipping
  • USE CODE SHAKEUP20 AT CHECKOUT!
  • Order by 6/10 for Father’s Day Delivery

There’s Work to Be Done. (An Official Yellowstone Quote Book

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For the millions of Yellowstone fans, the official quote book There’s Work to Be Done. captures the advice they live by, the exchanges they remember, and the lines they love to recite.

“There’s work to be done.” — Rip Wheeler, Season 1, Episode 6, “The Remembering”

The characters of Yellowstone don’t mince words. And that’s just the way fans like it. From John Dutton’s sage advice to Beth’s pointed barbs, the show’s iconic lines and exchanges live on long after each episode ends. There’s Work to Be Done. captures those famous — and infamous — quotes in a collection that’ll brand any Yellowstone fan as a true diehard.

With more than 75 quotes and stills from Seasons 1 through 5, they’ll be able to relive and recite lines such as:

-“You are the trailer park. I am the tornado.” — Beth Dutton, Season 3, Episode 5, “Cowboys and Dreamers”

-“You find out real fast who’s willing to ride for the brand when they learn they gotta wear it.” — John Dutton, Season 5, Episode 8, “A Knife and No Coin”

-“My tomorrows are all yours.” — Rip Wheeler, Season 3, Episode 4, “Going Back to Cali”

-“Gonna go do some cowboy sh*t now.” — Walker, Season 5, Episode 7, “The Dream Is Not Me”

Time to get the work done and ride for the brand with this official Yellowstone quote book.

Wine Art

Art painted with real wine! Elysia Myers is a wine artist who transforms the art of wine into wine art, often using corks as her paintbrush. “My Favorite Wine Colors” is a fine art print that was painted with Chardonnay, Rosé, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Carignan, Zinfandel, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Bordeaux, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike other mediums, wine has already started off as artistry in a bottle. She takes one expression of art and transforms it into a completely different type of art that honors all of the passion, history, and unique stories swirling around in that wine.

Knack Bags

Surprise the dad who has everything this Father’s Day with a Knack Bag, the ultimate companion for his busy lifestyle. Built with superior quality and designed to withstand years of wear and tear, these bags offer unmatched durability whether for daily commutes or adventurous travels. Knack Bags streamline the art of traveling light with a versatile design that caters to all your needs. The memory foam back keeps him cool, while the innovative strap system evenly distributes weight, ensuring comfort even during long hauls. Perfect for dads of any age, and equally suited for women seeking a sturdy, stylish backpack, Knack Bags feature a patented expandable compartment that can easily fit a weekend’s worth of clothes. Give the gift of convenience and style with a Knack Bag — a present that truly stands the test of time.

LifeSmart 4-D Ultimate Massage Chair with Bluetooth Speakers

Take home massage to a new level of wellness with the Lifesmart® massage chair from SCS (Supply Chain Solutions). Begin with the body mapping feature and let the chair automatically create Dad’s customized massage. He’ll enjoy a preset massage program or create your own for a whole-body massage experience from his shoulders to his feet. Revive tired, aching muscles with the zero-gravity position deep tissue massage. All the massage features, including a programmable timer, are at his fingertips with the handheld remote. There is also a heat feature to enhance the massage, plus he can enjoy your favorite relaxation music with the built-in Bluetooth® speakers. The black faux leather exterior looks stylish in any room.

FEATURES

  • 3D/4D Mechanism
  • Zero gravity function simulates weightlessness, lets you feel like you’re floating on clouds
  • Zero Space Design Slides Forward w/o Taking up Room
  • Deluxe Remote Control Tablet Body Shape Scanning — Optimizes your massage experience based on your physical makeup
  • Electric Extendable Footrest Up to 6.5
  • SL Track
  • Built-In Bluetooth Speaker
  • 58 Total Airbags provide a deluxe massage experience

FUNCTIONS

  • 12 Auto Programmed Massage Modes, and 5 Different massage techniques
  • Triple Rollers on Each Foot Sole Provides: Rolling and Kneading Massage
  • Back Heating Therapy
  • LED Mood lighting
  • Quick start shortcut massage dial on the armrest

Treat him to the luxury he deserves and enjoy a break from the everyday stresses of life. Includes a 4D Massage Experience utilizing an SL track and heated therapy shoulder featuring arm, waist, calf, and feet airbags. Fifty-eight total airbags provide a deluxe massage experience. Twelve auto pre-programmed modes to help relieve back stress and improve circulation. Massage balls rotate clockwise or counterclockwise to ease tight muscle tension. Triple foot rollers provide rolling, and kneading massage provides a relaxing foot massage. iTrack Personalize his massage therapy from his neck all the way down to his legs using auto-programmed 15-minute massage modes or select a more custom massage with the manual massage modes.

Heat Holders

Internationally recognized as the world’s warmest socks, Heat Holders® socks are over 7x warmer than regular cotton socks and 3x warmer than ordinary thermal socks. Heat Holders® are specially developed with cashmere-like acrylic yarn which provides high-performance insulation against the cold with superior moisture breathing abilities. Available in 3 different warmth profiles — Originals, Lites & Ultra Lites, they are like thermostats for your feet!

With Heat Holders®, you can give the perfect gift of warmth! Heat Holders® hats, gloves, or socks make for a fun and thoughtful stocking stuffer, or the perfect holiday gift for a loved one, friend, or colleague.

Garden Republic

Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit for the dad with a green thumb

Wood Gift Box comes with 4 Types of Seeds, Potting Soil, Jute Bags, Pruning Shears Scissor Tool, Plant Markers.

Review: I’m absolutely thrilled with my Bonsai tree starter kit! The package arrived promptly, and everything was neatly organized. As a beginner, I appreciate the detailed instructions that came with it. The seedlings seem healthy and robust, and I can’t wait to see them grow into beautiful Bonsai trees. The kit includes everything I need to get started, making the process hassle-free. The quality of the materials is impressive, and I feel confident that I’ll have success with this kit. Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in starting their Bonsai journey.

  • Available on Amazon Prime with next-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive within 5 days (as of May 2024)

Earthfoam Organic Pillow

Earthfoam, a Chicago-based brand making design-forward organic & fair-trade mattresses, toppers, and pillows featuring its namesake material “earthfoam.” It’s a pure design of 100% natural rubber (a renewable material sustainably sourced from trees in Sri Lanka) and layered with breathable wool and soft quilted cotton.

Bone on Bone Book

With more than 20 years of orthopedic surgery experience, including serving in the U.S. Air Force, faculty at LSU Orthopedics, and founder of The Well Theory, Dr. Warner provides readers with practical, evidence-based strategies to address root causes, alleviate pain, and enhance overall well-being.

  • Leading a radical paradigm shift around joint health, where natural therapies trump scalpels.
  • For anyone seeking to escape the cycle of chronic pain, improve overall wellness, and extend health span.
  • Dr. Warner’s protocol leverages emerging science on inflammation, oxidative stress, chronobiology, and positive psychology to heal and prevent common orthopedic injuries conservatively.’’

A necessity

Available from The Well Theory

Grandpa Magic Book

116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids- Not only will gramps gain superpowers, but he’ll also bond with the grandkids like never before. More than 600 Amazon reviewers can’t be wrong. Help make grandpa the coolest guy on the block.

The Pursuit of Pizza

The Pursuit of Pizza is not just a cookbook, it’s a culinary adventure. Co-authored by 40 Pizzaiolos, each a World Pizza Champion, this book offers 50 mouth-watering, gooey, delicious recipes for all pizza lovers. But what truly sets this cookbook apart are the interactive elements and the tips shared throughout the pages, like shopping lists and even equipment needed in a kitchen. Throughout the pages, you’ll find QR codes allowing you to enter the kitchen with the chefs. Learn to hand stretch and push out dough, toss alongside an acrobatic pizza maker, roll cracker-thin crusts properly, and pipe and finish pizzas like the pros. This cookbook caters to every pizza lover’s palate, from the classic Margherita to the adventurous Seafood Delight. Whether you’re a fan of veggies, meat, or seafood, you’ll find a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

One example of a pizza recipe inside The Pursuit of Pizza is called The Award Winner. This New York-style pizza won Joe Carlucci Best Pizza Maker of the Year in 2022. Joe shares a dough recipe, a sauce recipe, and the pizza recipe itself, which is made with Italian sausage, peppadew peppers, and Grana Padano cheese. It’s a classic and definitely an award-winner. Joe is a 9x World Pizza Champion, the reigning Best of the Best Pizza Maker in the World, and the proud owner of Valentina’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar in Madison, Alabama. Valentina’s Pizzeria is a unique testament to the fusion of New York pizza culture and Southern charm that Joe has masterfully created.

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Zippy Sandler

70-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!