Now that Mother’s Day is just a distant bunch of blooms and Champagne brunch memory, we’re turning our mind to the next big parenting date on the calendar: Father’s Day! We think it’s fair to say that the man folk are waaaaay harder to buy for than us mums, but we’ve been scouring Singapore for the coolest, spiffiest prezzies for Pa…
1. For the dad who likes a well-stocked bar
One of the coolest spots in Singapore for any dad who fancies the odd tipple, The Proof Flat by EC Proof is THE place for awesome home bar paraphernalia. Cocktail shakers, rare and collectible spirits, and even oak barrels are the name of the gift game here.
2. For the dad who loves a bit of vintage
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to cool prezzie ideas for dad over at Singapore Trading Post, but we’re especially digging the retro ice buckets, vintage-style telescopes, leather notebooks and brass binoculars.
3. For the dad who likes his name on stuff
There’s nothing ordinary about the great gift ideas at Gifts Less Ordinary: We’re sure there’s not a dad in town who wouldn’t love a personalised memory board, a monogrammed bag or some snazzy customised cufflinks.
4. For the adventure-loving dad
All dads love the obligatory mug and socks combo from the kiddos on Father’s Day, but we think a side-order of adventure doesn’t go amiss too: Redbox Gifts can fix up dad with awesome experiences including a Harley Davidson Joy Ride, a spin in a Ferrari around the F1 circuit or a spot of water propelled jet packing!
5. For the cool-at-the-pool dad
Living in tropical Singapore means year-round sunshine so treat dad to a pair of snazzy board shorts guaranteed to make him the hippest dad at the pool. Check out the spiffy designs at Frolik where you’ll find cool picks for dad, and matching beachwear for the kiddos: we say there can never be too much pineapple print in one family!
6. For the dapper dad
Surprise the man in your life with a visit to Hat of Cain to choose and let him customise a classy Panama hat from Ecuador. These hats are off the scale fabulous and will see him through many a travelling adventure around Asia and beyond for sure. Sign him up for a monthly subscription box for more gentleman goodies from OHHMYBOX.
7. For the secret-geek dad
Dads in the geeky-know will already have the Mophie Juice Pack on their radar: this battery case delivers up to 60% extra life to an smartphone, plus has inbuilt techie-cool features including wireless charging capability. Plus it looks pretty awesome. Head over to Lazada to order here in Singapore.
8. For the dad who is tough to buy for
From stylish polo shirts to fancy pens, leather wallets to Asian themed bottle stops, Shanghai Tang has the perfect present pick for all kinds of dads. We’re crushing on the colourful Shou Square cufflinks, porcelain enamel photo frames and stunning dragon detailed wine glasses.
9. For the dad who likes a quirky present
We’d be lying if we said we are buying a Louise Hill Design print for dad for Father’s Day – really we are buying it for ourselves under the pretence of it being a gift for daddy… We don’t feel too bad about this sneaky ploy though, we absolutely know dad will love these funky Singapore or Hong Kong scenes as much as we do.
10. For the dad who loves a gadget
You can’t go wrong with a gadget when it comes to gifts dads really want for Father’s Day, and the Apple TV Box is sure to be a big hit not only with dad, but with the whole family too. (Psst: don’t forget to check out the Netflix tv shows we’re currently binge-watching!)
11. For the well-groomed dad
A spot of pampering never goes amiss and we think that a date at Jermyn Street barbers makes a great gift for a debonair dad. Book dad in for an overhaul and pick from beard grooming, hair cuts and traditional shaving services.
12. For the dad who could do with a vacay
A happy holiday with the family is top of the present bucket list for most parents, so we think dad would be well chuffed to be whisked away with his nearest and dearest to an easy-to-reach island destination.
Photography: (top image) EC Proof