We've scoured the internet for the coolest presents you could possibly get for Dad this Father's Day 2023.
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. 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 2023!
1. For the active dad who loves sports
Is Dad the outdoorsy type? If going for a run or cycling in parks is the perfect day for Dad, then look no further than a sports-inspired gift for Father’s Day 2023! 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 4? It gives a readiness score, has 40+ exercise modes- including strength training and kayaking, and comes with built-in GPS with many other features. We love its lightweight, comfortable design, and it looks pretty nifty too! Or how about Garmin’s Vivoactive 4? It’s a GPS smartwatch that monitors your health 24/7, including stress, sleep and more. Its design also includes features like up to 8 days of battery life, easy-to-follow workouts to watch, and you can even download music onto the watch to listen for a phone-free experience. Pretty cool! You can also consider the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active. It contains 117 fitness modes and 200+ watch faces with many other features. Plus, who could resist those swanky and edgy designs?
2. For the dad who likes gadgets and to read in peace
Time to update the E-Reader? Look no further than the Rakuten Kobo. Not only is it a perfect size for travelling (great for a holiday!), the screen is backlit and adjusts for nighttime reading, so it’s easier on the eyes. There are also some fab accessories to go with it, including attractive cases made of recycled ocean plastic! Check it out online.
3. For the dad who likes to sleep in
Does Dad want to slumber it through Father’s Day? Here’s that perfect gift to surprise him with for his ultimate day of rest. A soft and luxurious bamboo fibre eye mask by Heveya accompanied with essential oils to ease Dad into blissful sleep and a hypoallergenic bamboo pillow case too. Whoever wants to count sheep with these snazzy ops at hand?
4. For the dad who likes (and has) to look his best
Though some work 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!
If you are scouting for something more stylish and plush, ‘What He Wants’ has the ultimate grooming set any Dad would go gaga over. Think Gentlemen’s Tonic pre-shave oil, traditional shaving cream, aftershave balm, a Mayfair shaving set and a badger brush. Besides all this loot, the nifty grooming set comes in a nifty presentation box for the ultimate gifting surprise.
5. 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 2023. 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! 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! How about a brand new watch to refresh his wardrobe?
6. For the Dad who loves to accessorise
Now that you have the outfit sorted, how about snagging the finishing elements to complete Dad’s look? We can’t get enough of this nifty Dante II, Black Skeleton timepiece with the interior gold-tone movement (available on Trendhim) that ought to have him ticking the streets with style. Finish off with a snazzy Polo Ralph Lauren belt from FarFetch to give Dad that strapping good luck. And with that, he’s good to go!
7. For the Dad who carries that nifty bag
Dads might be content with just a wallet in their pockets, but with these snazzy bags on offer, don’t be surprised to see him flip like a coin. We can’t get enough of the Delton leather bag from Trendhim for its rustic creased finish. We can totally picture Dad painting the town red with his schmancy new pressie! Looking to gift wrap something smaller in size? The chic urban style City Pouch Plus from Bellroy is a great choice to maintain clean lines and a sophisticated look for Dad. Psst…the bag is unisex by design. Our advice? Hide it away from all prying eyes at home when not in use. Otherwise, you know what might happen.
8. 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 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, 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.
9. 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.
If Dad likes to keep music time to himself, a snazzy pair of headphones from Bose will never go amiss!
10. For the gamer dad
Is Dad as 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? Metroid Prime Remastered – an intergalactic world and new game for the Nintendo Switch that’s sure to keep Dad busy! Or how about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for hours of adventure? Perhaps Dad’s more of a racer? If so, pick up the latest copy of F1 2023 where he can race on the famous Grand Prix tracks with his favourite F1 drivers. Better yet, get this year’s edition of Fifa 2023 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!
11. 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 August Society, Tom & Teddy or Superdry for some snazzy swimwear Dad will love. With so many colourful options to pick from, Dad will be the coolest dad in the room (and the pool) for Father’s Day 2023.
12. 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, Christopher Tan’s The Way of Kueh, –a collection of recipes of Singapore’s traditional desserts, or father of five -Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook, Simple One-Pan Wonders could be a great source of inspiration to Dad. Yum – we can’t wait for a feast.
If Dad prefers to sit back and relax (he totally deserves it!), we suggest hitting up one of these restaurants for a hearty Father’s Day meal that he will love.
13. For the travel-mad dad
If your dad is all about travel, then help him 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 but doesn’t have time to go overseas, don’t forget about the whole host of staycays on your doorstep in SG!
14. 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 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, 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, or Rye & Pint. And what better way to cheer the old man than with a “Cheers Dad” Father’s Day gift toolbox from Thirsty? It’s fair to say there’s plenty to choose from. It’ll defo show him that you love him beer-y much. Cheers!
15. For the Dad who loves a good BBQ
If Dad is the type who loves to stand at the grill to dish out all your sizzling faves (no complaints there), then a set of snazzy BBQ tools is sure to make his day. The BBQ Grill Store is your place to hit up for all the grilling accessories he will need. From multifunctional skewers to heat-resistant BBQ gloves and even heavy-duty Rotisserie kits, the options are endless. Did we mention The BBQ Grill store also has some pretty handy grilling tips and recipes that Dad might love to try out too?
16. For the Dad who loves camping with the fam
If camping with the fam excites Dad, we know just the pressies he will love to pack for the next camping trip. Decathlon, Campers’ Corner or Outdoor Life are a camper’s one-stop-shop for all camping gear and essentials. And the stores stock some pretty cool tools and accessories that could come in handy, from flat-fold silicon storage ware to 2-bedroom camping tents. Our advice? Look through all the gear already at home before hitting the stores to add to the camping stash.
17. For the crooner kinda Dad
If Dad is the sort who can not go a second without humming a tune, then this pressie will make his day. Take his singing up a notch with a snazzy karaoke set from MB Home Karaoke Singapore Pte Ltd. The store has all the essentials to set up a dream karaoke station for Dad. Plus, with karaoke system packages on offer, he can take his pick from an extensive library of songs. So crank up the volume, hand over the mic and let him sing to his heart’s content this Father’s Day.
18. For the Picasso Dad
Does Dad have the constant itch in his fingers to doodle something now and then? We know just the pressie that he will love for Father’s Day. The Draw with Dad!: The Two-Person Doodle Book is a great book for a Dad-kiddo team to express their creativity together. Based on 100 creative prompts Dad and his tiny sidekick can doodle away a composition together to create a memorable masterpiece.
19. For the shutterbug Dad
Feed Dad’s lens fetish with a new pocket camera to carry about wherever he goes. We can’t get enough of the Moza Moin Pocket Gimbal camera for its lightweight design. Besides being easily portable, the camera has an innovative 2.4-inch touch screen, built-in high-quality stereo microphones, an anti-shake motor control algorithm, and more. So have your pose ready and brace yourselves for plenty of artful captures, courtesy of Dad.
20. For the coffee-holic Dad
With an over-flowing calendar and tons to do each day, this pressie will have Dad energetic in a jiffy to hit the day with a war footing. The Wacaco Minipresso GR Espresso Coffee Maker is not only nifty in design but is lightweight, portable and has a 70 ml water capacity. Best part? Dad can get his kick from any coffee bean/roast of his choice! Did we mention it can even grind coffee beans? So if it’s a long wait for the kiddos after soccer practice or a long wait in a traffic jam, Dad can reboot with a shot of energy like never before!
Happy Father’s Day, folks!