20 Wellness Design Gifts For Father’s Day 2021

OK, I’ll admit it: I miss my Dad. It’s the fourth Father’s Day I haven’t been able to share with him in person or by phone. I truly miss those visits and conversations! If you have a great (or OK) dad — or celebrate the observance with one — here are 20 ideas on gifts to enhance his physical and emotional well-being from my latest Forbes.com piece. There are splurge gifts, (some you can enjoy together, like this fire table from Room and Board if you share a home) and some simpler ones too you can send him if he lives in another state.

A fire table (or fire pit, fire bowl or fireplace) is a splendid Father’s Day gift idea!
(Photo: Room and Board)


If your Dad is health-conscious and loves books, as mine did, may I suggest that my WELLNESS BY DESIGN book makes a great, easy gift to give!  Visit its page (linked to the left) for ordering options, reviews and excerpts.



I love podcasts and was delighted to spend time talking about my wellness journey with REAL FIT recently. We talked about how an “every-Boomer” like me could become an athlete in my 50s and how my living space has played such a strong supporting role. You can listen here.

There are new sessions scheduled (and planned) for my Wellness Wednesdays club on the Clubhouse app. These will be scheduled for 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific the first and third week of the month! Here’s what’s scheduled or planned into the Fall. Hope you’ll join us for one or more. In case you can’t make it, I’ll be sharing links to the recordings afterward, as you’ll see below.



I’m a pretty avid reader on wellness-related topics and decided to share some of the riches I’m finding with my Gold Notes readers. Here are some links you might find interesting and helpful from a variety of sources.



Here are some nuggets for my colleagues in the design and remodeling industries:






Plant shelves with self-watering and lighting systems. Plants Add Wellness And Style Benefits To Home Spaces - Not a green thumb myself, I'm just glad when I can keep my plants alive, and don't expect to be regularly blessed with blooms. Nonetheless, I've been adding to my plant collection and I greatly enjoy their greenery. I have plants in my bedroom, guest suite, living room and patio. Continue Reading
handgun with bullets Food For Thought #22: The Nexus Between Wellness Design and Gun Violence - This was definitely true for me in July 1992, after becoming a gunshot victim near my Los Angeles apartment. I don’t want to retell or relive all the painful details, so I’ll just say it took months of physical therapy to recover and more than a year of PTSD counseling to feel safe again.   Continue Reading
husky in home office Wellness Design and Pets - Animals provide extraordinary wellness benefits to their humans, including reduced stress and blood pressure levels, improved heart health and emotional support. They also require lots of care and gear. I wrote about the latest tips and trends in setting up your home for a pet in my latest piece. You can read that here. Continue Reading
Wellness Design Can Help Support Teen Mental Health - Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to reach out to some experts and devote a post to how wellness design can help your teenager. Here it is. I hope these insights help him, her or them. Continue Reading
living room with woman on couch, fireplace and Frame TV with landscape scene above fireplace. Art Gives Potential, Personalized Wellness Boost To Home Interiors - Art helps make a house a home. It also has therapeutic value, as one of my sources, president of the American Art Therapy Association shared in my latest piece. Continue Reading
outdoor living room with couch, tables, chairs and large fireplace Home Security Features For Outdoor Living - I wrote my latest Forbes.com piece for readers who have larger, more amenity-rich outdoor living areas than mine. If you do, here are some tips and trends for protecting your property, equipment, family and guests while enjoying them.  Continue Reading
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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