Not sure what to get for dad this Father’s Day (June 16)? Sometimes, all it takes is spending time with him, whether it’s going out for a nice family meal, taking him to a movie or relaxing at home together. But if you’re looking to pamper him this Father’s day, surprise him with a gift from this gift guide we have put together. If your Dad is someone who likes to paint and is a big fan of tennis, or if he is a outspoken coffee connoisseur, put a smile on his face with our curated list of practical, stylish gifts to suit his personality and needs. We’re sure you’re gonna find something that Dad will adore!
1. 2019 Darjeeling Nouveau, $55 from TWG Tea
Hailed as the King of Black Teas and the Champagne of Teas, the darjeeling tea is a fitting tribute to the king of your household. After all, darjeeling is a premium, highly coveted tea that is only grown in the foothills of the Himalayas in the West Bengal state of India. This gorgeous new offering by TWG Tea is a blend of harvests from the first flush, and boasts fruity, light, floral notes that resemble muscat (Moscato) wine. Packaged in a lavish elegantly designed airtight tin, it’s part of TWG Tea’s Haute Couture Tea Collection and will thrill any tea lover. Besides, darjeeling tea boasts impressive health benefits — it’s abundant in antioxidants, promotes weight loss and reduces blood pressure levels and cardiovascular disease risk, to name a few — so Dad would appreciate the thought put to his health.
Available at all TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques. Visit TWGTea.com for more info.
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2. Dear Dad (From You to Me), $18.88 from Book Depository
This requires a little bit of work on Daddy’s part, but once completed, it will be a precious possession that you (yes, you) will treasure forever. Get your Dad to fill in this journal, which comes with more than 60 guiding questions, such as “What are your earliest memories?”, “Tell me about your mum and dad” and “What do you remember from the places you lived as a child”. Discover little known facts and thoughts about his story, and get an insight into who Dad was before you came along. Emotional, meaningful and a priceless keepsake, Dad will surely love the walk down memory lane.
3. Mogics Power Bagel, $64 from Naiise Iconic
Is your dad a jetsetter and often glued to his devices? Get him this travel power strip from Naiise’s newest store in Jewel Changi (more on this later) and let his travels be forevermore convenient and headache-free. Crafted into a unique ring shape to ensure adequate space between devices, the compact adaptor sports four Universal AC sockets, one US AC socket, and two USB fast charge ports.
After making your purchase, we highly recommend heading to the store’s Gift Bar — the first of its kind in Singapore — where you get to customise a personalised gift wrap (from $3) by choosing from more than 100 gift wrappers, ribbons and twine, and other accessories such as pompoms, dried flowers and name tags written with calligraphy. You could even add a wax seal stamp to make it an uber glamorous gift for him.
Available in black, white and grey. Naiise Iconic is at 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666.
Photo credit: Naiise
4. RIGGAD LED work lamp, $99 from IKEA
Perfect for both his office and study room, the RIGGAD LED work lamp, $99, from IKEA helps illuminate his desk as he works and reads. The best part? He can charge his smartphone (with wireless charging enabled) on it too!
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5. Personalised luggage tag, $65.95 from Gifts Less Ordinary
For the jet-setting dad, a personalised luggage tag from Gifts Less Ordinary is both practical and endearing. Put his initials on the front and a message that reminds him of how much he means to you on the back. Aww, much?
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6. Secret Admirer gift hamper, $175 from Gift Hampers
If Dad is a budding epicurean with discerning taste buds, indulge in his love for delicious fare with one of these lovely hampers that come with a variety of interesting snacks that will keep him entertained while watching Netflix. We love the Secret Admirer hamper that houses treats — such as truffles chocolates from Mathez, handmade shortbread from Shortbread House of Edinburgh, Fine English Charcoal Squares from the The Fine Cheese Co. and a bottle of De Luxe Croix Du Marquis Merlot — in a cute basket case. If your pa loves pottering about in the kitchen, the Gourmet Indulgence hamper will help him whip up a sumptuous Italian feast. It includes a bottle of Savini Black Truffle in Olive Oil, Chef Tetsuya’s Salad Vinaigrette and San Giuliano Organic, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil among other ingredients, and comes in an elegant round gift box in black.
7. Schick Hydro 5 Sense from Guardian, Watsons and Fairprice outlets
Shaving is no easy feat, especially for men who need to trim their hairs on their faces daily. A slip of the wrist can result in a nasty irritation or worse, a bleeding nick. So gift your dad the experience of having close yet comfortable shaves with the new Schick Hydro 5 Sense razors. The razor is built with Shock Absorb technology that adjusts automatically to fit the various contours of the face while applying just the right pressure to get the closest shave without the skin irritation. Each razor is built with five Ultra Glide blades, where each of them are topped with skin guards to provide a smooth glide and shave, and seven hydrating Gel Reservoirs that supply hydration to reduce irritation. You can choose between two types of Gel Reservoirs — a hydrating formula with coconut oil or a comforting formula with herbal extracts for sensitive skin.
Photo credit: Schick
8. Painting Introductory Workshop at My Art Space, from $65 at My Art Space
Does your dad love doodling or drawing? Regardless, let his imagination run wild and expend his creative energy through the paint introductory workshop at My Art Space. The one day (three-hour-long) beginner-friendly class is aimed at people who are not sure of their artistic abilities but are keen to explore it. There, Dad can pick up foundational techniques and create his own artwork with the choice of either oil or acrylic paint. There is also a two-day course (each two-and-a-half hours long) for those who want to use watercolour as their medium, and it involves learning about colours and art observation. For more information, head to My Art Space’s website.
9. ASICS COURT FF 2, $259 from ASICS
If Dad is a fervent tennis player and a fan of Novak Djokovic, then this is the perfect gift for him.The latest addition to the ASICS Tennis family of footwear was designed in close collaboration with the World’s Number 1 tennis player. It features a wider heel part of outsole for increased stability along with a tennis outsole rubber and a bigger midfoot bridge for increased flexibility. The COURT FFTM 2 will be available in selected ASICS stores (Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Vivocity) for $259, and the GEL-COOLTM apparel will be available online at ASICS.com for $99 (GEL-COOL Polo Shirt).
10. Men Gentling Lotion, $89 from THREE
For Dads who like to take care of their skin, THREE for Men Gentling is specially formulated for men’s skin concerns to prevent shine and provide deep hydration. Made with the holistic approach of mind, body and skin, it contains naturally derived beneficial ingredients, including essential oils especially selected for men.The THREE for Men Gentling Lotion is gentle enough for sensitive skin after shaving and also helps to suppress excessive sebum secretion.
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11. Meural canvas, $1499 from NETGEAR
If your Dad loves his Monet and Van Goh, with the Meural Canvas smart art frame – the first and largest full-service digital platform for exploring and displaying art – he no longer has to travel to a museum to view the paintings. With over 40,000 of the world’s most iconic pieces of art at his finger tips and easy Wifi connectivity to the Meural Canvas from anywhere in the world, users are able to view iconic artwork or personal photos from the comforts of the home.
Photo credit: Meural Canvas
12. Father's Day Specialty Box coffee, $50 from Morning
This Father’s Day Discovery Box is the perfect gift for Dads who enjoy their morning cuppa. From the company aptly named Morning, it constantly scours the globe to curate and find the best roasters who progressively introduce new coffees via the capsule format. Now Dad can have more choices for his Nespresso® capsule machine at home or in the office. Get 40 capsules delivered from four of the featured coffees right to your doorstep. Limited to 50 boxes only.
13. Leather phone wallet case, $37 and up, from Mujjo
For a sleek wallet phone case for Dad, try this one from Mujjo. Eliminating the need for a bulky wallet, the leather phone case from Mujjo comes with a slim back pocket to fit the essentials; credit cards, cash and your phone. Available in high quality vegetable-tanned leather, it wears in with use and acquires a beautiful patina and polish over time.
BONUS! Get exclusive 15 per cent off when you add the discount code ‘SWW15‘ at checkout to enjoy the promo on all products (valid from now to June 17th).
Photo credit: Mujjo
14. Dear John gift box, $79 from Lush
This four-piece gift box from Lush contains a bath bomb, coffee shampoo bar, shower gel (100 g) and perfume (15 ml) all packed neatly in a vibrant purple tin with yellow lemons. The coffee shampoo bar boosts circulation to the roots and promote healthy hair growth with a spicy and stimulating blend of clove infusion. While the shower gel, perfume and bath bomb boasts the signature Dear John scent made up of spicy clove bud, coriander and notes of freshly brewed coffee.
Photo credit: LUSH
15. A5 slim size notebook, $20 from Collins Debden
Help Dad stay organized on the go with William the perfect A5 slim size notebook to chronicle life’s greatest memories and adventures away from home, or for everyday notes, meeting minutes, to-do lists and daily goals. Available in black, brown and dark green, William features an expandable inner pocket, and contains 192 pages of lined, premium cream paper.
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16. LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7 Speaker, $399 from all LG authorized retailers
Great for playing some of Dad’s favourite songs, LG’s AI speaker was created in partnership with Meridian, the British pioneer of high-resolution audio so you’ll be certain that it will have high-fidelity audio, precise vocal definition and accurate bass. Not only that, the smart WK7 is able to control other Google Assistant-enabled smart home devices such as lights, smart plugs, door cameras, and even recognizes up to six voices so family members can control and access information through voice commands.
17. Fitbit FB503GYBK Ionic smartwatch charcoal smoke gray, $358 (U.P $458) from Courts
For health-conscious Dads, Fitbit launches the first health & fitness smartwatch that guides and coaches you to reach your goals with personalised insights and guided workouts, built-in GPS and
continuous heart rate tracking. Stay motivated by storing and playing 300+ songs and get inspired by a global fitness community. Plus, get convenient access to popular apps, payments on your wrist, and a battery life of 5 days (varies with use and other factors).
18. Montblanc EXPLORER Eau De Parfum (30ml, 60ml, 100ml), $70, $105, $135 respectively
For the outdoorsy Dads, the Montblanc EXPLORER is an ideal companion. Available in three sizes in 30ml, 60ml, 100ml the travel-sized one is the favourite of the jet-setter. With top notes of Bergamot from Italy, and French OrPur Clary sage and spicy pink pepper, the bottle is dressed up in a leather-like protective sheath printed with elegant Saffiano motif which was assembled by hand in the Montblanc Pelleteria in Florence.
19. Fossil Sport Smartwatch, $489 from
For fathers who want more tech and fitness at their fingertips, Fossil recently launched its latest and lightest Fossil Sport Smartwatch on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 platform and the newly redesigned Wear OS by Google™. The Fossil Smart Watch boasts several new technology features including extended battery life, a new battery saving mode, enhanced ambient mode, integrated heart rate and a range of colorful customizable straps which Dad will be spoiled for choice. With a quick swipe, users can now access their information faster, receive proactive help from the Google Assistant and get smarter health coaching from Google Fit to show progress towards two new activity goals,Move Minutes and Heart Points.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong and Joy Fang Additional Text: Seah Pei Jun