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Do you have a Ron Swanson in your life? To refresh your memory, Ron Swanson was played by Nick Offerman in the popular and now-defunct NBC sitcom Parks and Rec. The Director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department, Ron was macho, good with the ladies, and a big lover of red meat.
If you have a Ron Swanson in your life, whether it's your husband, father, or brother, it might be a huge challenge to persuade him to swap whiskey for turmeric, for example. But that doesn't mean it's impossible for him to board the wellness train. In fact, with a few easy swaps and tweaks, you might just get him to replace bacon with bone broth. Maybe.
To help with your search for the perfect present that will win him over, we've provide you with our top gift ideas for the Ron Swanson in your life.
While your Ron Swanson probably has some scruff he's partial to, he's gotta shave at some point. This formula, which features certified organic ingredients free of synthetic fragrance and colorants, reduces ingrown hairs and razor bumps while soothing and replenishing skin. $36.
Your man will continue to smell like a man with this natural, aluminum-free deodorant that was recently recognized with a Grooming Award by Men's Health. He'll be left with a sophisticated yet rustic scent. After all, what's more manly than water + wood? $7.99.
If your Ron is more adventurous with his skincare routine, you might be able to convince him to try this trio skincare set from Osea that includes an exfoliating mudd, a hydrating cream for visibly damaged skin, and a multi-tasking elixir. It's great for those men who spend a lot of time outdoors. Valued at $114, it costs $98. Osea also offers free shipping + free samples for all orders over $75.
Even Ron Swanson wants to make sure blood rushes to all the right places. This aphrodisiac adaptogen helps support brain chemistry, hormone production, as well as glandular and, uh, fluid replenishment. Add it to your favorite coffee or chocolate drink, or any smoothie. $38. Free shipping for U.S. order over $50.
Whether your Ron Swanson is a gym rat or an aspiring muscle head, a protein supplement is a must, and preferably one that is clean, nutritious, and yummy. This plant-powered powder has two servings of organic greens in every shake, adding crucial macro and micronutrients for proper cognitive and muscle function. Get him the delicious chocolate flavor, and he won't miss the animal-based protein. $37.99. Upgrade to a subscription, and you'll save 20%.
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Even Ron Swanson feels stressed out by the daily tasks of life. Help lighten his load with this Hemp CBD Chocolate Mint flavored Chill tincture to help alleviate stress and anxiety. $64.99. If you subscribe monthly, you'll save 10%. Free shipping on all U.S. orders.
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Okay, so it isn't the bacon that your Ron loves but organic chicken bone broth is chockfull of good stuff that his bacon most definitely doesn't have. Among a slew of other benefits, chicken bone broth is amazing for boosting the immune system, detoxifying, and promoting healthy gut function. It tastes yummy as a warm drink or can be added to soups or any other meals, like tacos and turkey burgers. $69.99, or subscribe monthly and get it for $52.49.
"I'm more of a whiskey man," Ron Swanson once said, and if your man can relate, then you'll want to gift him with this lead-free Tritan crystal, break-resistant whiskey tumbler set designed by world-renowned bartender Charles Schumann and German glassmaker Schott Zwiesel. Priced at $59.70. Sur La Table provides free ground shipping with orders over $59 plus email subscribers save 15% off their first shipment.
Of course, what good are whiskey glasses without (organic) whiskey? This four-grain whiskey is made from oat, malted barley, rye and wheat, and aged in heavily charred new Minnesotan oak. Grains are sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest. The result? A creamy and spicy smooth taste. P.S. Shipments are packed in boxes made of 100% recyclable cardboard with special polystyrene packing chips and and plastic bubble wrap that is also made from recyclable materials. $53.66.
10. Wüsthof BBQ Tools Set at Williams Sonoma
Ron Swanson is never far from a BBQ and if the man in your life is the same, then you'll want to treat him to this essential nonreactive stainless steel BBQ tool set crafted by the German company Wüsthof and inspired by its executive chef, Mike Garaghty. $99.95.
Ron Swanson is a big fan of meat. After all he once said, "I need five courses of dinner and each course will be steak." Which is why he would appreciate this chopping block made from the finest walnut. $289.95.
Ron appreciates anything rustic and wooden, especially rustic wood furniture. Your Ron Swanson would love sipping his whiskey and eating his steak (and chicken bone broth soup) while sitting at this stunning handmade traditional farmhouse dining table. $1,115.95.