We've scoured the Internet for the coolest presents you could possibly get for Dad this Father's Day 2021.
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 2021 (this year it falls on Sunday 20th June, FYI!). 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 if you’re looking to give the shops a miss this year due to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, then don’t fret: you can always browse your favourite online stores instead. Struggling for ideas? That’s where this handy gift guide comes in; filled with the coolest presents you can buy for Dad, right here in Singapore.
All the best gifts for Dad this Father’s Day 2021!
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 or a day of daddy daycare over the school hols! We say bring the bar home and let Dad unwind and relax with a tipple in hand from 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 no. 2 in Asia’s 50 best bars awards, 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, Trouble Brewing, Lion Brewery, The General Brewing Co. or Rye & Pint. It’s fair to say there’s plenty to choose from. Cheers!
2. For the active dad who loves sports
Is Dad the outdoorsy type? If going for a run or cycling in parks (with safe distancing measures, of course) is the perfect day for Dad, then look no further than a sports-inspired gift for Father’s Day 2021! Is Dad a major stats geek? Get him a piece of wearable tech that’ll make him really happy!
Our top picks? How about a fancy Fitbit Versa 3? Featuring built-in GPS, blood oxygen tracking, plus temperature tracking, it’s got all the features, and it looks pretty nifty too. And even better, it’s $60 off at the min! Or, how about Garmin’s Fenix 6X multi-sport 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 fab features.
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 at home to cut his hair, you can even grab a pair of clippers, too!
Psst – if you’re after more work-from-home inspo, how about a new monitor? Check out the SuperSolid XG340R Ultimate Curved Gaming Monitor 34″. It’s also perfect if you have a gamer Dad at home (see more gaming ideas below too!). Even better, it’s on offer at the min – yay!
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 2021. Our pick of the lot? Shades from local eyewear company, The Rocket Eyewear Company – it has sunglasses and eyeglasses with raised “Asian” fit and “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. You can never go wrong with a good pair of socks!
The last option that shouldn’t be overlooked – the mask! All stylish dads need a fashionable mask. Check out the Lite Air Mask from Ante, which is made from lightweight, airy 3D air mesh material and elastic earloops, perfect for kitting out dad!
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 start of the pandemic, we’ve all 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 2021, 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, iPhone and Apple Watch from one central location.
6. For the music fan dad
If Dad is all about the music, how about 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. Or, for a style statement, how about these transparent speakers from Ante? Made from tempered glass and aluminium, they are pretty fancy and even better – sustainable. The speakers are forever upgradable – you can swap out the existing system with new components. Winner!
7. 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? Subnautica – an alien underwater world and new game for the Nintendo Switch that’s sure to keep Dad busy! Or how about 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 (or give him an IOU for the 2021 edition out in July!) where he can race on the famous Grand Prix tracks with his favourite F1 drivers. Better yet, get this year’s edition of Fifa 2021 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!
8. 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. Still, 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. Check out Zalora for a multitude of brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Abercrombie and Fitch. Or, 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) for Father’s Day 2021.
9. For the foodie dad
Is your dad a typical foodie and won’t stop raving about his famous dish? Or, how about 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.
10. For the travel mad dad
If your dad is all about travel, then 2021 is probably not the best year for him. But you can still help him reminisce about trips gone by and plan new ones for the future. For travel memories, check out this Meural WiFi Photo Frame. It’s easy-peasy to upload images from your phone, and it can take centre stage as it’s standing and wall mountable. Plus, it’s got loads of fancy features that we think dad will love – like playlists and ambient light sensors, fancy! Or, if you think dad might appreciate some inspo for future hols, how about the latest travel book by intrepid explorer Anthony Bourdain? And if dad really needs a hol – don’t forget about the whole host of staycays on your doorstep in SG!
Happy Father’s Day, folks!
Top image: Haikal Hussin via Hat of Cain on Facebook