It’s that time of the year where we get to thank the most important men in our lives, whether that’s our dads or the father of our children! June the 19th is D-Day this year and we’ve sussed out some great Father’s Day gift ideas including cool gadgets, funky cufflinks, fitness packages – even cooking classes!
Take a dream and make it a reality
Danish-founded watch brand August Berg is celebrating fathers as part of international Father’s Day on 19 June. It’s a brand that is inspired by fatherhood – and a passion for showing sons that with hard work and perseverance we can all make our dreams come true!
These watches are designed to inspire and remind us to make conscious choices with our time. More than a watch brand, August Berg aligns with the Human Practise Foundation to create positive change in the lives of others.
With every watch sold, the brand donates six months of quality education to children in Africa and Asia. For every 20.000 watches sold, they build a school – Akadeli Primary School in Mount Kenya is due for completion at the end of 2022.
Plus! From now until 20 June, August Berg is celebrating Father’s Day by offering exclusive free interchangeable watch straps with every watch purchase.
Sign him up for a Weber cooking class
Reward your father by giving him a fun cooking class this Father’s Day. This unique hands-on experience with Weber’s Grill Academy Chef, William Lum, will teach Dad to quickly find his way around the grill and create a delicious meal. He’ll learn how to prepare Chef Lum’s award-winning pork tomahawk as part of the newly launched Weber Traveler, as well as learn how to master sausages and other proteins! Let Dad discover what’s possible on the barbecue with this two-hour Father’s Day special.
Place: Weber Grill Academy, 463 Joo Chiat Road
Bookings: Secure your spot here
About the new Weber Traveler:
Weber has just launched the All-New Weber Traveler portable barbecue – it’s for anyone who wants delicious grilled food at home or on the move. Whether you’re picnicking or having friends over, the sturdy, compact design makes for a seamless experience, from setup to storage. Savour the journey with backyard quality food, no matter where the adventure takes you.
The Weber iGrill Mini is an app-connected thermometer that offers precision grilling, every time. The device monitors food “doneness” from beginning to end, and notifies you on your smartphone once it has reached the perfect temperature to serve. Works with any grill. Available for S$$130.90 at the website and all Weber stores in Singapore.
3159 8114 | weber.com
Go for some personalised gifts
Alskar is a great website for a range of personalised products you can buy for yourself or as a gift, from water bottles to drink coasters.
For Father’s Day, surprise him with this special 4-in-1 Personalised Gift Box! It includes the following:
- an embossed, lined A5 journal;
- a CYGEN leather business-card wallet;
- an OBSSE Exotic Rollerball Pen;
- a cowhide leather keychain.
All four items are personalised to order and handcrafted using great quality materials and craftsmanship – so they’ll last for years to come. It’s also worth having a look at their site with the rest of the family in mind too!
8893 6818 (call/WhatsApp) | alskar.co
Give a Box of Love
New expat-owned company Give Box Love has curated an eclectic and exclusive gift range perfect for Father’s Day, including the cool ‘Modern Man’, ’Sweet & Sour’, ‘Earth Basket’ and ‘Good Taste’ selections.
The company collates exclusive items into gift boxes and baskets, and delivers them in unique packaging, with a free greeting card. They also provide a name-engraving service on their sustainable wooden boxes – which can be done with same-day delivery.
To make every gift as different as its recipient, you can add on items like fragrance, champagne, chocolate, houseplants and more.
Give Box Love provides same-day hand delivery seven days a week – so schedule your Father’s Day delivery on or before Sunday 19 June!
A colour pop for the stylish dad
Add a dash of colour to Dad’s (or hubby’s) wardrobe this Father’s Day with one of Forbidden Hill’s cufflink collections. The Hoi An collection ($135), named after the Vietnamese port town famous for its colourful lanterns, comes in six colours ranging from vivid Lime Green and Dragonfruit Pink, to pastels such as Aquamarine and Coral Pink. The Melaka and Ban Zu collections ($215 and $195 respectively) come in 925 sterling silver with regionally-inspired patterns set in vibrant resin such as Jade Red, Jade Green and Imperial Blue. The Ban Zu also has a Rose Gold Vermeil edition ($305).
All three collections are designed in Singapore and made by artisan jewellers in Thailand.
The cufflinks come in elegant gift boxes with cards explaining their Southeast Asian inspiration, making them not only stylish gifts for Father’s Day but meaningful as well.
46 Kim Yam Road
How about some snazzy boxers?
Dads can “Rule The Day” this Fathers’ Day with these trunks in earthy tones. Fancies’ boxer briefs are sustainably and ethically produced by their family atelier in Manisa, Turkey. They’re made of micromodal, a soft cellulose-based fabric that’s breathable and comfortable. The company is involved in the entire production process of the boxers, from sourcing materials and designing to marketing and distributing. A pair goes for $18.50 and a set of three costs $49.95, plus shipping is free worldwide.
The boxer briefs and trunks come in a range of designs and colours, including zebra and leopard prints. Each pair also includes a message for the wearer, from entertaining one-liners such as “I Love My Wife” to motivational quotes (“You Got This”!). They’ll be a fun Father’s Day gift for a husband – or even a daring dad!
Buy him some bubbly!
Looking for a delicious glass of something to start your evening (or brunch)? This wine distributor recommends Hugo by Stella Angelo ($45), a sparkling white wine with a frisky flavour of summer from natural elderflower aromas. Rooted in old Italian traditions, the light and refreshing aperitif is best enjoyed with a couple of fresh mint leaves, slices of lime and a handful of ice cubes. It’s the perfect cross between white wine and mojito! Keen to continue the celebrations? You can order a case of six for $250.
Lion Brewery Co is offering $15 off when you buy a 3-litre keg and draught attachment. You can enjoy freshly poured pints of all-natural craft beer at home. Choose from a range of beer styles including Jolly Good Stout, English Bitter, German Kolsch, Paradise Saison, the Lion’s signature Straits Pale Ale and more.
Enjoy the best of draught beer at home! Order from lionbreweryco.com.
For the bookworm in the house
If he loves reading, why not get him a cool ebook-reader for his Father’s Day present? Rakuten Kobo offers a great range that comes with the latest tech, including long battery life and a host of customisable settings. With libraries closed until further notice, it’ll come in handy, as users can borrow, put on hold and return free ebooks directly on the device using NLB OverDrive. With Kobo’s latest “Stay Home and Read” initiative, you can also download free and discounted ebooks from the Kobo e-Bookstore.
Get them at selected Challenger and Courts stores, Mustafa, PariSilk or online.
Headphones and speakers are always a good idea!
Carrying a wide variety of gadgets such as headphones and home theatre speakers, Bowers & Wilkins are the official headphones and loudspeaker partners of famous Abbey Road Studios. It’s a great place to find a cool Father’s Day gift.
He’ll look cool in a tailor-made suit
For his Father’s Day gift, send him to have a bespoke suit and shirt made at The Prestigious Bespoke. The team is helmed by Master Tailor and university lecturer Thomas Wong, who has been in the industry for almost 60 years. There’s also Savile Row tailor Rory Duffy; he’s a mentor and co-technical director (previously a coat maker at Henry Poole and lecturer at Parsons School of Fashion).
From design and hand-drafting to sewing, the entire production process is completed at their boutique. You’ll find a wide range of fabrics to choose from, including labels such as Piacenza, Loro Piana, and Holland and Sherry. With two fittings, an initial consultation and collection, a suit will take around six to eight weeks to complete. A shirt takes about two weeks for new customers and one week for returning ones. The tailor who measures during the first appointment is the same one who makes the suit and organises fittings.
Get him some spiffy new kicks
Singaporean shoemakers W.h.y & Co carry a wide range of comfortable, stylish shoes for men. Each pair is hand-painted and crafted from leather sourced from French tanneries. They also send creams and brushes to help keep the shoes in tip-top shape. Get him looking cool this Father’s Day!
Which guy doesn’t like a new set of toys?
Hacienda Blue offers a great collection of bone-inlay furniture and other home products. Besides trays, photo frames and accessories, there’s also a range of hardware products that are great for Fathers’ Day gifts, including bike repair kits and barbecue tools from Gentlemen’s Hardware.
What to choose
- Bone inlay coasters ($35) not only look great but are handy for protecting tables from spills or cup ring marks. They come in a set of four.
- Print out a fun photo and slip it into one of the store’s photo frames (from $35) for dad or hubby’s table. Featuring bone inlay, they come in various colours and sizes.
- Handcrafted by skilled artisans, the store’s trays (from $55) are great to hold knickknacks or even bottles of wine and whisky. Get them in different sizes and designs.
- There’s also an assortment of games from Ridley’s Games (from $25) that come packaged in geometric boxes. They include charades, backgammon and poker.
A healthy hamper to show that you care
Surprise dad or hubby with a basket of treats from Gift Hampers this Father’s Day! There is a good variety of gift options, from yummy snacks to fruit and wine.
What to choose
- Packed with bite-sized cookies, crisps, dried cranberries and organic tea, the Bitesize Goodness Hamper ($99) is great for fathers who enjoy a tasty but healthy snack. It’ll have him all set for a relaxing tea break.
- Or, if your man prefers a glass of vino, go for the Deluxe Fruit Hamper with Corporate Wine ($139). Presented in a woven basket, it includes a variety of fruit, including apples, kiwis, oranges, pears and grapes. You’ll also get to pick a bottle of Italian or French wine (Bordeaux Rouge and Accademia Lambrusco).
- The Simplicity Hamper ($99) comes with delish biscuits from the UK and New Zealand as well as two sets of traditional Essence of Chicken drinks for a nutrition boost.
If he needs a bit of flexibility!
Who says guys can’t do pilates? Sign dad or hubby up for classes at OptionsPilates, and we’re sure they’ll be hooked in no time. The primary focus of these workouts is on postural muscles, which are essential for balance and to maintain energy throughout the day. They’re also helpful in preventing backaches and other pain caused by weak posture. A common misconception is that pilates is only for women or not “real” exercise – in fact, the Options instructors love showing male clients just how taxing these exercises can be!
Men particularly enjoy the studio’s mat pilates group classes, one-on-one sessions and Jungle Sports groups – especially the latter. Jungle Sports groups offer suspension training that focuses on stimulating and strengthening the muscular and neuromuscular system. They’re also great for those hoping to enhance their sporting performance. The classes work well as individual exercise routines as well as additions to other workouts. Many of the studio’s male customers continue classes for the long term once they experience the benefits of a stronger back, neck and core.
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