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Six Influencers Suggest Home-Related Father’s Day Gifts

With everything going on right now, it’s easy to forget that Father’s Day is coming up quickly. It’s a week from Sunday, 21 June, this year. We’re all dealing with so much in our lives these days that we may not have the bandwidth to think creatively; sadly, high stress can do that to you.

So I called on six top influencers — many people whose names you might also know from TV and books, like Mark Bittman and Nate Berkus — to share suggestions from their fields for the fathers in your life. That might be your own dad or stepdad. Maybe it’s the father of your kids, your father-in-law, a favorite uncle or your grandfather. If there’s someone you want to celebrate on this “Hallmark holiday,” these six ideas from my latest Forbes.com piece can help.

They’re organized by home space, so if your special guy spends most of his time with his tools or his tech, his grill or his gut buster, there’s a gift tip here for him! Best of all, you don’t have to spend hours waiting on a line outside of a store to purchase any of these gifts if you’d rather stay safe at home. All are available online.

Dad and I at our summer bungalow in the Catskills (early 60s)

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Maybe you’re thinking to yourself that you didn’t get what you wanted for Mother’s Day, (one of the other heart-tugging Hallmark holidays), and while you’re shopping for Father’s Day gifts, you’re going to treat yourself to something at the same time. My Forbes piece last month for that occasion might inspire you too.

Photo Courtesy: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

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Here’s a preview of upcoming posts on Gold Notes. If you’re not subscribing yet, click the link on the right column to sign up so you don’t miss any tips or trends!

  • Interview with Ageist editor on why the best is yet to come
  • Plants that improve your home’s indoor air quality
  • Is the pollution inside your home making you more vulnerable to coronavirus and COVID-19?

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Are you going to be prepping a feast for Dad on his special day? Take note of how your body feels after spending hours standing on a hard floor. Is your back sore? How about your knees, feet and hips? If the answer is yes to any or all, check out our GelPro anti-fatigue mat giveaway. I know my mat saved my sore, tired body after endless holiday kitchen work.

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You’re probably burned out on hearing about coronavirus and COVID-19, aren’t you? I know I am. It’s really, really hard to be hypervigilant for weeks and months, especially with no end in sight. While many areas of the country are opening back up, cases are spiking and hospitals are worrying about their ICU counts in some regions. Keep yourself and your household safe with these tips in my free download.

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

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

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