With Father’s Day coming up (Sunday, 18 June), why not show your dad or hubby how much you (and the kids) appreciate him with a perfect gift. Book him a special treatment at a deluxe barber, for instance, or spend some one-on-one time with him over a meal. Here, we’ve gathered some great gift ideas and things to do for the occasion – you might just find the ideal thing!
Things to buy
Send dad a boozy basket of delicious drinks and treats from Gift Hampers this Father’s Day. Choose from a variety of hampers with beer, wine, chocolate and other goodies that he’s sure to love. Just make a booking online and it’ll be delivered for free to the office or home.
What to get:
“Mmmm … beer.” If that’s something your dad or hubby is prone to say, then indulge him with The Brew Pack ($152). This pack of premium craft beers includes Anchor Steam Beer, Longboard Island Lager and other hoppy drops.
If his preferred tipple extends to wine, The Alcoholic Trio ($239) is a mix of craft beers, Château Franc Couplet red wine and snacks such as pork crackling by The Snaffling Pig, and Jack Daniel’s and Rémy Martin chocolates.
Or, go all out with The Classic Gentleman ($299). Besides Château Franc Couplet red wine and chocolate liqueurs, dad will get grooming essentials in the form of a Castelbel Portus Cale Ruby Red Soap Set and Men’s Society Shave Set.
If you’ve got a music-loving dad, Yamaha Music is the place to go on your Father’s Day gift hunt. The store carries a wide selection of musical instruments and accessories, and you can drop by in person or choose to shop online.
What to get:
Dad will love watching his favourite movies and listening to his favourite music on the YAS-706 Front Surround System ($1399). The slim and stylish console allows music to be wirelessly played throughout the home.
Or how about a new guitar? The Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar ($1189) offers an acoustic guitar experience like no other. With onboard reverb and chorus effects that don’t require any extra amplification, enjoy its rich sound. Made of beautiful solid rosewood, it comes in two colours and models.
There’s also the Yamaha DTX542K electronic drum kit ($1999) which includes 50 awesome training kits so he can work on his drumming skills. With cymbal muting and finely-tuned triggers, he can even play them without waking the neighbours (or annoying mum!).
White & Black Trading
A go-to store for awesome outdoor activities, White & Black Trading has loads of great options for active dads. Pick up a scooter to make his daily commute a bit more fun, or so he can keep up with the (grand)kids.
What to get:
The Micro Kickboard Monster ($420 to $440) is stylish and sturdy, and comes with a wide wood deck with tribal patterns and super-sized wheels. It can be controlled either by joystick or T-bar.
Or opt for the Micro Black with interlock ($355 to $365). Great for long distances, it provides a comfortable ride thanks to its ergonomic configuration and larger grip surface. For extra security, it comes with a useful combination lock in the handlebar. There’s also a fender to prevent splashes when going through puddles.
Lightweight and foldable, the Micro Monster ($330) is another perfect pick for dad. With its adjustable handlebars and classy black, white and red design, he’ll be the king of the sidewalk!
The Little Link
For a fantastic surprise gift on Father’s Day, why not grab some fancy cufflinks from The Little Link? Choose from a selection of designs, from minimalist studs to elaborate ones such as bicycles and even your favourite superheroes! Best of all, they’re made to resist rust over time.
What to get:
Perfect for the occasion, the classic Father’s Love cufflink ($29.90) is engraved with the words “I (heart) my Dad”; nothing says it better than this.
Another great pick would be the fashionable Watch Movement Roger cufflinks ($99.90), which has real mechanical movements and movable knobs – a great talking piece, and one that cufflink collectors will want to get their hands on.
Keep it simple and trendy with the Classic Knot cufflinks ($29.90). Offering a stylish twist on the classic silk knot, these silver cufflinks will be the perfect touch to any dad’s outfit.
If dad deserves some splurging this year, you could always dig deep for an elegant timepiece from Hublot.
What to get:
The luxury Swiss brand is renowned for its intricate detail and immaculate craftsmanship, both of which are evident in the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode ($34,300). Not only will dad be the fanciest bloke around, but proceeds from the sales of the watch will go to charity: water, a non-profit organisation that aims to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Another stunning pick is the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari ($37,200), which draws inspiration from the latest Ferrari models. The 45mm automatic piece is stylish and functional, with a sturdy titanium case – great for the sporty dad.
Also by Hublot, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent Prince De Galles ($22,900) is a beautiful 45mm automatic timepiece with straps and dials made of classic tartan fabric from Rubinacci.
Who said dads don’t love a bit of pampering? A relaxing haircut or shave at Barbers Tokyo, whose experienced, professional barbers all hail from Japan, will be just the tonic.
What to get:
A haircut ($50) at the salon is more than just a regular trim; it comes with welcome extras like a relaxing hair wash, styling and a shoulder massage.
How about adding a shave into the mix? Treat dad to a haircut and shaving package ($80). The 40- to 60 minute treatment uses quality JS Sloane grooming products for styling that facial hair just how dad likes it.
Or step it up a notch with a haircut and head spa massage package ($90)? Dad will enjoy an hour of head, neck and shoulder massage using Japanese Shiatsu techniques – sure to hit the spot! This rejuvenating treatment can also help relieve stress and improve mental health and eye health.
Things to do
Catch a concert
Photo credit: Kallang Theatre
Early Father’s Day treats don’t come much better than a ticket to Hats off to Led Zeppelin on 2 June. The UK tribute band will be performing classic Led Zep hits including “Immigrant Song”, “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven”. Get your tickets on Sistic now!
Watch a UFC match
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Asia this June, with a show in Singapore on 17 June that features former world champion Holly Holm battling Bethe “Pitbull” Correia in the ring. Other fights on the bill include Rafael dos Anjos against Tarec Saffiedine, and Dong Hyun Kim taking on Colby Covington. Get your tickets at the Sports Hub website.
Indulge in fine wines