We've scoured the Internet for the coolest presents you could possibly get for Dad this Father's Day 2020.
Now that Mother’s Day is just a distant bunch of blooms and macaroni necklace memory, we’re focusing on the next big parenting date on the calendar: Father’s Day! We think it’s fair to say that the man folk are way harder to buy for than us mums, but perhaps we’re a little biased… And while we can’t go window shopping for ideas in malls at the moment, we can certainly browse our favourite online stores instead. Well, if you’re struggling to find a gift this Father’s Day 2020, consult our guide below for the coolest presents you can get for Dad.
1. For the dad who likes a well-stocked bar
There’s nothing like having a chilled bevvy at the end of a long day… especially after a tough homeschooling session! Let Dad unwind and relax with a tipple in hand from The Proof Flat by EC Proof. Stock up on tools of the trade, glassware or Dad’s favourite spirits. You can’t go wrong with this.
Psst, why not get Dad a classic Negroni from this year’s Asia’s 50 best bars winner, Jigger and Pony? Or, if Dad loves a good craft beer, have your pick of four- and six-packs from local breweries like Off Day Beer, The General Brewing Co. or Rye & Pint. Cheers!
2. For the active dad who loves sports
Besides being outdoors with the kids, the one thing Dad probably misses the most is watching live sports on TV… And even though televised sport is slowly making its way back, it’s just not the same, even if you have the option to watch footy with recorded crowd noise. Well, at least we still have the option to go running or cycling in parks (with safe distancing measures, of course)! And if Dad is a major stats geek when it comes to health, this Father’s Day 2020, get him a piece of wearable tech that’ll make him really happy.
Our favourite? Garmin’s Fenix 6X multisport watch for Dad to track everything: from wrist-based heart rate while he’s out on his bike rides or night runs, to navigation maps and other nifty features. Perhaps we’re a little biased because we’ve been long-time Garmin fans ourselves, but we’re sure Dad will love his new wearable tech, too!
3. For the dad who likes to look his best
Though work for now still means Zoom meeting calls, it doesn’t mean Dad can’t still look his best – even if it’s just from the waist up! Get Dad some pre-shave, safety razor, aftershave and more from the local, hip barbershop The Panic Room. And if Dad’s game enough for someone in the family to cut his hair instead of popping into the barbershop, you can even grab a pair of clippers and trimmers, too!
4. For the stylish and fashionable dad
Got a stylish dad on your hands? Shop for a new pair of socks, a new tie or a new pair of sunglasses to up his fashion game this Father’s Day 2020. Our pick of the lot? Shades from local eyewear company, The Rocket Eyewear Company – it has sunglasses and eyeglasses with raised “Asian” fit and standard “European” fit, which makes it suitable for all dads! Plus, it’s super stylish and chic – we might just cop a pair for ourselves, too.
And if Dad loves a good hat, take a peek at Hat of Cain’s Panama Hat collection. These handcrafted hats add flair to an outfit and are perfect for the hot weather here in Singapore… and the next beach holiday when travel eventually opens up again! But if all else fails, grab Dad a pair of spiffy socks from the folks at Talking Toes. We love wearing these comfy socks around the house and on runs because they add a spark of colour and positivity to everyday life. Plus, you can never go wrong with a good pair of socks!
5. For the dad who’s tech-obsessed
Remember The Jetsons, the adorable animated cartoon of a family living in a utopian future? The little ones definitely won’t remember it, but we’re sure you do. And since the circuit breaker started, we’ve certainly been relying on technology a lot more than usual. Some dads, however, were long on the tech bandwagon before the rest of us and have been obsessed with the latest gadgets that can make home living futuristic.
Sound familiar? If so, this Father’s Day 2020, you’ll want to grab Dad a set of Tile Pro trackers in case he loses his keys, wallet and other essentials around the house. Or, make Dad’s life a little simpler with mophie’s three-in-one wireless charging pad – it’ll charge his Airpods Pro, iPhone and Apple Watch from one central location. Or maybe, he just wants a nice speaker with a good bass output and crisp sound while listening to his favourite hits – check out Bang & Olufsen’s Beolit 17 for a portable and home option.
6. For the gamer dad
Is Dad a big of a gamer as the kids are? If so, we’d suggest a console but chances are, Dad has probably shelled out for one when it came out. If so, you’ll want to grab the newest games for him to while his time away. Our pick? Paper Mario: The Origami King, a new Mario game for the Nintendo Switch that will drop in stores on July 17. Or if open-world games are more his thing, he’ll love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for hours of adventure. Perhaps Dad’s more of a racer? If so, pick up the latest copy of F1 2020 where he can race on the famous Grand Prix tracks with his favourite F1 drivers. Better yet, get this year’s edition of Fifa 2020 for some much-needed footy time.
Maybe Dad isn’t much of an online gamer, but prefers board games instead? To that we say, check out our article for a list of fun board games to entertain the whole family!
7. For the cool-at-the-pool dad
To those lucky folks who have a pool at home, or a bathtub large enough: we are envious, but also it doesn’t mean we can’t dress up at home like it’s pool day! Plus, living in tropical Singapore means year-round sunshine, so there’s always a good reason to get Dad a pair of board shorts to make him the coolest dad at the pool. Check out Zalora for a multitude of brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Abercrombie and Fitch. Or, check out Eubi, an Australian swim outfitter just for men. With so many colourful options to pick from, Dad will be the coolest dad in the room (and the pool).
8. For the foodie dad
Is your dad a typical foodie and won’t stop raving about his famous dish, or the hottest new recipe that he can’t wait to try out? Perhaps he’s the master baker of the household, with an arsenal of baked goods waiting to be devoured? Well, good news for foodie dads: he’ll love Le Creuset’s cast-iron skillet, Avona’s precision cooker for those sous vide meals or Christopher Tan’s The Way of Kueh, a collection of recipes of Singapore’s traditional desserts. Yum – we can’t wait for a feast.
Happy Father’s Day!
Top image: Haikal Hussin via Hat of Cain on Facebook