06/19/2011 02:36 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2011

Six Ways Divorced Men Can Treat Themselves (and Their Kids) on Father's Day

Traditional Father's Day gifts -- ties, books, wallets, gadgets, golf-themed junk -- ironically have little to do with kids. It's as if the very point of Father's Day is to distract Dad from the fact that he is one.

But for divorced and remarried dads in particular, Father's Day represents a unique and valuable opportunity to genuinely enjoy time with your kids... without martyring yourself and your own personal fulfillment in the process.

Below are inexpensive, but meaningful gift experiences Dad can give himself, with help from his favorite little accomplices.

Joel Schwartzberg is a dad of three, husband of one, a nationally-published personal essayist, and author of "The 40-Year-Old Version", an award-winning collection of essays.