With Father’s Day coming up soon (June 21, to be exact), it’s time to show our appreciation for Dad again. The Covid-19 situation has limited us to scouring for gifts online, so if you’re thinking of pampering him this year but not sure where to start looking, we’ve curated a list of practical, stylish gifts to suit his needs and personality.
Whether he’s into fitness and health, food, driving or just loves to look and smell good, we’re sure you’ll find something here that will brighten up Dad’s day this Father’s Day.
When we think luxury, fragrances often come to mind–but handpicking one that represents the person you are gifting can be tricky, especially when you’re stuck at home unable to do the sniff test yourself.
Your safest bet this Father’s Day would be one made for the king himself then, which is the Dior Sauvage Father’s Day Gift Set, from $114 (60 ml). Available exclusively for purchase via Dior Beauty Home Delivery Service, this charming gift set features the earthy and woody Sauvage Eau de Toilette, a Dior Homme Couture Pouch and a miniature Sauvage Eau de Toilette (10 ml) handy for travel.
To order, call 9241 7967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 June. Your purchase will be delivered to you within 3 to 5 working days with complimentary islandwide delivery, no minimum spend required.
If your dad enjoys his routine of shaving and maintaining a certain look for his facial hair, considering getting the Maca Root & Aloe Softening Shaving Cream, $24, and Maca Root & Aloe Calming Post-Shave Water Gel, $25, from The Body Shop.
Both are enriched with organic aloe vera from Mexico, which work with Maca Root to deliver a smooth and nick-free experience during and post-shaving. The shaving cream also contains moisturising effects, while the post-shave reduces appearances of irritation.
A good, roomy bag is a must-have for everyone—it’ll help you keep organised, store all your needed items, and if it looks nice, it’ll elevate your outfit.
But when it comes to a bag for a dad who’s always on-the-go, you need one with the right number of pockets and big enough to fit all his essentials and laptop, such as the Calvin Klein Business Bag, $163.90.
Its all-black monochrome look allows it to be paired with everything, making it a versatile item that’s useful for both style and practicality.
Every dad definitely has a certain brew of coffee they enjoy—latte, cappuccino, Americanos. Whatever it is he enjoys, allow him to become his very own barista at home by gifting him his very own coffee machine!
One great coffee machine that you might want to consider getting is the Essenza Mini Coffee Machine, $168. It’s compact, easy to use and heats up fast, so it’s perfect for people who are just starting out to use coffee machines.
On top of that, there you can choose from a variety of different flavoured coffee capsules, so you’ll definitely be able to find out to suit your dad’s tastes.
Celebrations often come with good food. Having a birthday party? You’re most likely going to want to have dishes prepared for guests. Celebrating a graduation? Restaurants and delectable dishes come to mind.
So why skimp on a Father’s Day celebration? Since you might not be able to dine out by then (or if you want to avoid crowds), consider ordering in restaurant-quality meals for the day.
From June 13 to 21, Blue Jasmine is offering a Father’s Day set meal that’s fit for royalty. The set includes Hand-rolled Thai Rice Spring Rolls with Prawns, fluffy Cha Om Fried Eggs, Half Roast Esarn Chicken, Thai Yellow Curry Shrimps, Stir-Fried Vegetables and Blue Jasmine Rice.
And if that’s not enough, Blue Jasmine is also including a Thai Tako Dessert, a Thai pudding, and a choice of beer (Tiger Crystal or Heineken Zero) for the dads.
All that for $50, and enough to feed a family of four. We think that’s a great deal. Order here or call 6824 8851 or email to email@example.com
If your dad has a sweet tooth, why not get decadent desserts instead of just a regular cake?
From June 13 to 14 and 20 to 21, Goodwood Park Hotel will be offering a Papa’s Day Sweet Surprise Box for $58. Indulge him with sweet treats such as Royaltine Crunchy Cake, along with petite desserts like Coffee Cream Puffs, Forest Berries Macarons, Apple Crumble Tarts, Mango Lychee Meringue Tarts and Mixed Berries Tarts.
Do note that you’ll have to place an advance purchase five days prior.
A DIY home cooking meal kit is what you get when you put quality time and good food in the same package. Portopantry is making this undertaking an easy one with their four special bundles, all good for a family of about three to four. Join in on dad’s favourite hobby to make it a memorable occasion, or surprise dad by cooking up a storm with his favourite ingredients–creating a menu of a Wholesome Beef Stew, $25, Peri-Peri Chicken Pita, $30, Hen-picked Chicken Burger, $36, or the Ultimate Wagyu Burger, $48. With all the prep work done, you can focus the rest of the day for actual celebration.
Portopantry is also Halal-certified.
Whether your dad is the active, adventurous kind, or simply a man who’d like to have a nice personal listening experience when he’s catching his favourite shows, wireless earbuds are a must.
They’re easy-to-use, hassle-free, and if you get a good pair, they’ll make your listening experience feel almost magical. So, if you’re wanting to gift your dad wireless earbuds, gift him the RHA TrueConnect: True Wireless Earbuds with Bluetooth 5 & Sweatproof for Sport Activity, $288.
It’s sweat-, splash- and weather-resistant, making it perfect for the active dads who like to listen to music or the radio while they exercise. It also charges fast, so even if he decided on a last-minute run, he can just plug it in for 15 minutes and get it charged up to 50 per cent.
Not only that, the earbuds also include easy-to-use in-built button controls and has high audio quality.
Working from home can be stifling, much less working in a car, or spending much time travelling in a car from one place to another. Rolling down the windows is an option, but at the risk of dust and Singapore’s humid air. So instead, try the 3M Vehicle Air Purifier Plus, $284.05, which gives you fresh air in minutes—a godsend to avoid the sickly stale air after the car’s been parked for awhile.
While your dad’s car may have a cabin air filter, vehicle air purifiers can help to remove PM2.5 particles and odours that filters cannot. This one can get rid of up to 99 per cent of pollutants, and your dad wouldn’t find it an eyesore with its small and compact size. It also runs automatically once the car’s started up and is equipped with a sensor that will show and adjust the fan speed to the quality of the air. Great for the busy dad.
If you own a car, you probably know how easy it is for the car to get dirty indoors. The dirt from your shoes, bags, and even yourself, can and will be transferred to the floor of the car, making it an unpleasant sight and overall experience after a while.
Help your father maintain the cleanliness of his car with a handy portable vacuum cleaner. A good option would be the Xiaomi Cleanfly Portable Vacuum Cleaner, $59.
It’s light and compact, making it easy to move around. It also has a strong suction, allowing your dad’s car to be cleaned in no time. It also charges quickly and comes with a car charger, making it the perfect portable vacuum cleaner.
Nothing is more valuable than the gift of good health in times like these. Besides encouraging dad to eat healthily, or helping your parents get the groceries delivered, you can get dad a flattering gift set loaded with health benefits, timely for Father’s Day.
Huiji is a trusted brand with over 30 years in TCM and health food products, and they recently rolled out this Huiji Waist Tonic gift set, $49.80 (UP $55.70), which includes the Huiji Waist Tonic (700 ml) and Huiji Honey (200 ml). The Waist Tonic is made up of 100 per cent premium, pure natural herbs—namely Cordyceps, Ginseng, Duzhong, Dang Gui, Shou Wu and Da Zao. Only 20 ml is needed daily, so it’s sure to last a while.
On top of boosting immunity, consuming the tonic is said to alleviate aches, improve circulation, strengthen the tendon and bones, as well as darken the hair, among other benefits.
With this one, you can show dad your support for not only his health, but his hobbies too. From heart rate, sleep all the way to stress, this Garmin Instinct series of watches, $449 to $499, will help dad keep track of the time and his body—and even add a hint of style to whatever he’s wearing.
It’s a plus if he’s an outdoor person who wouldn’t pass up on an adventure in the harshest terrain, or even a leisurely hike on an early morning. The watch is built to meet military standards with thermal, shock and water resistance, with strengthened and scratch-resistant display that’s easy to read, even in direct sunlight.
It also has a long battery life (of up to 14 days!) and multi-sport options—perfect for the dad who’d like to take the next step to greater health.
If your dad enjoys the occasional run or home workout, having a proper gear is a must. So this Father’s Day, spoil him with fitness wear from Under Armour.
The brand boasts a wide array of sports shoes, clothing and accessories, so there’s definitely going to be something that’ll fit your dad’s preference and needs. Don’t know what he likes? Go for the Under Armour Men’s UA Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $39.
Whether here at home or overseas, dad’s always just a phone call away. To return the favour, remind him of your very same sentiments with a sturdy yet sophisticated phone case, such as this Rimowa Leather Black Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max, $161.
Though made of genuine leather, this phone case is accompanied with shock proof TPU and iconic luggage grooves on its back for grip and comfort. Its simplicity and functionality will grow on dads who need a trusty case once they can start travelling again, or even those who prefer to carry nothing more than their wallet and phone in their pockets and hands.
RIMOWA offers complimentary delivery service for all local purchases from now until 15 June 2020. Delivery will take between 3 – 5 business days. To order, email Store.firstname.lastname@example.org (payments can be made via bank transfer).
Here’s a universal truth: You can never go wrong with sneakers. If you’re still on the fence about what to get your dad, this might be it. After all, what’s bad about donning a new pair of shoes to work, run errands or for a day out? Now all you have to do is get the right shoe size.
Choosing between blue, brown and grey, the Ecco Collin 2.0 sneakers, $249, are breathable with their premium lining, and supported by double-layered and snuffed-grain leather for a simple and sleek design. The sole is also light, durable and flexible, meaning no painful heels and tireless movement.
The best part? No need to choose between comfort and fashion.
Text: Sally Manik/Cleo, Additional reporting: Cherrie Lim