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 18th is D-Day this year and we’ve sussed out some great Father’s Day present ideas including cool gadgets, funky cufflinks, fitness packages – even cooking classes!
Upgrade his boardies with Sandbar Swimwear
There’s a new high-end family swimwear brand in town and its tackling plastic waste one stylish swimsuit at a time. Head down to the newly renovated Tanglin Mall for your Father’s Day shopping and browse the eco-friendly Sandbar label which is on a mission to remove one million kilograms of plastic from our oceans.
Founded by mum and environmentalist Mel Reid in 2022, Sandbar Swimwear is created using REPREVE, a unique fabric made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. Plus, for every garment that Sandbar sells, 1kg of plastic waste is removed from the ocean through its collaboration with Seven Clean Seas. Wow!
Shop the Sandbar range for matching swimwear for the entire family that can be personalised with initials or names. In addition to 15 bright ocean and beach inspired prints, the swimwear has a UPF50+ rating, making it ideal for sun protection in our tropical climate.
Dad will especially love Sandbar’s premium quick-dry Swim Shorts. Each pair is made from between four and eight recycled plastic bottles. With an active fit and ultra-soft inner mesh that doesn’t collect water, they’re perfect for chasing children around in!
For something extra special, check out Sandbar’s embroidered design collection. Choose from mantas, flamingos, lobsters and turtles, all embroidered onto the shorts and available in both short and long cut. It’s the perfect Father’s Day present!
Tanglin Mall L1 -155
8951 2993 | wearesandbar.com
Adorn his walls with prints from By Fable
Looking for Father’s Day present ideas for the man who has everything? Boutique atelier By Fable has a stunning selection of minimalist art prints that would make an ideal personalised gift – and spruce up that empty wall at home at the same time!
The stunning black and white illustrations are hand drawn in Indian ink and printed on luxury 350gsm paper. Choose from framed or unframed in a selection of sizes.
You’ll also find original illustrations of iconic landmarks, such as the Merlion, MBS, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Raffles Hotel, Singapore Cricket Club and Colbar. These Singapore-inspired prints make the perfect keepsake!
More memorable Father’s Day present ideas
Personalised gifts are a great Father’s Day present
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 unique Father’s Day ideas, 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
Make his Father’s Day present a Box of Love
Expat-owned company Give Box Love has curated an eclectic and exclusive gift range perfect for Father’s Day presents, including the cool ‘Best Man Ever’, ‘Man of Good Taste’ and ‘His Basic Kit’ 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.
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 ($150), 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 ($230 and $210 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 Father’s Day presents but meaningful as well.
23 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Level 2
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.
Or a keg of beer as his Father’s Day present?
Lion Brewery Co is a treasure trove of cool Father’s Day ideas. 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. Dad can enjoy freshly poured pints of all-natural craft beer at home.
Enjoy the best of draught beer at home! Order from lionbreweryco.com.
Father’s Day ideas 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. Users can borrow library books, put on hold and return free ebooks directly on the device using NLB OverDrive. 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 good Father’s Day presents!
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 cool Father’s Day ideas.
Buy Bowers & Wilkins at #04-09 Funan Mall
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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