Mini Pods, Yoga Mats, and More: Stress-Relieving Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

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Mini Pods, Yoga Mats, and More: Stress-Relieving Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

June 4, 2020 New York Lifestyles 0
Father's Day in the City

Gift Ideas for the Urban Dad

Living in New York during the Coronavirus forces you to get creative, especially if you’re crammed in a tiny apartment. With the summer fast approaching let’s turn our thoughts to the men who made us. Father’s Day is June 21st, and it’s always a good idea to prepare in advance. What better way then to give them a relaxing token of appreciation on their special day? We’ve rounded up the top 3 quarantine-inspired gifts to keep dad relaxed in these anxious days.

Mini Pods

What’s more stressful than a tangled cord? Cut the symbolic (and literal) cord by getting your dad some wireless earbuds this summer. Apple AirPods may be in the spotlight, but there is a new earbud making noise (literally). All dad jokes aside, Mini Pods are an affordable answer to Apple’s industry-defining buds. Not only do they sound good, but they’re half the price AND they look indistinguishable from AirPods.

Here’s some reason why Mini Pods make a great gift for dad:Jive Mini Pods


At first glance these look exactly like AirPods. Heck, your dad will probably call them AirPods even if you tell him their true name. Regardless, these buds look sleek, sexy, and ready for a nestle in the ear drums of daddy.


Does your dad deserve the best that money can buy? Don’t answer that. Perhaps the biggest benefit of Jive Mini Pods is the price-point. New AirPods are going for over $200. Mini Pods start at just $35. With those savings you can throw some money into dad’s beer and cigar fund for a truly memorable Father’s Day.


Is your dad a tech geek or is he the kind of dad who’s still mystified by Skype? Either way, he’ll be impressed with the Mini Pods long battery life, water resistance, and universal connectivity.

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat

Not every dad is a yoga dad. That doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate an eco-friendly yoga mat though. A mat is a gateway to exercise and a healthier lifestyle. It can also be a comfortable place to swear from while you work on the struts in the garage. Here’s why eco-friendly is the way to go: 


It doesn’t matter how much your dad loves the environment. Getting an eco-friendly yoga mat is doing him and the earth a favor all at the same time. Eco-friendly mats typically use recycled materials which means less of a mess in the landfills (something dad’s love).


Eco-Friendly Mats last just as long as their counterparts. You want something that can handle dad’s downward dogs and child poses, and these will do the job just right.


Many eco-friendly mats are made by smaller companies that focus on employee well-being. Yes, you may pay a little bit more, but you are supporting a supply chain that puts people over profits.


Cheap mats use chemicals that may irritate the skin and smell funky. Going natural is a safe way to protect his skin and peace of mind.


But won’t my mat look weird if it’s recycled? Nope! Some of the sexiest yoga landing strips are sustainable and eco-friendly; a trend that is only increasing in popularity. So yes dad, you’ll still look cool.

Even a morning stretching routine can make a huge difference in health. UC Davis recently released an article touting the benefits of stretching. Self-isolation requires one to keep the mind and body in good shape. If dad isn’t getting his exercise already, this could be the push that he needs for a brighter tomorrow. 

Our Recommendation: Repose Yoga Mats

Repose Yoga Mats offer a great recycled cork option which ticks off all of our boxes. It’s slip-free, eco-friendly, and currently on-sale! 

Beer Brewing Kits

Beer Brewing KitThe modern urban father is a renaissance man.

He plays video games AND he cooks. He watches football AND he cleans. What better way for him to kick back then with a beer in his hand? If your dad has been relegated to stay-at-home duty because of coronavirus you should consider getting him a home-brewing kit.

It can keep his mind occupied and give him the satisfaction of producing self-sufficient “cold ones”. There are hundreds of kits to sample, with the best selection being found at Northern Brewer online or in-store.

Your Dad Likes Liquids Without Alcohol?

If your dad isn’t the drinkin’ type you can go for another liquid alternative: water carbonator.

For the health conscious dad, bubbly water can eliminate calories and boost his confidence as he sips on the sweet bubbles of his brand new Soda Stream. Combine with lemon or lime for your own take on La Croix!

These are difficult times, so he probably needs your support. Even if you don’t buy him something be sure to tell him you love him or even make him a card. He deserves it…