What do you get for daddy dearest? We’ve curated our top picks for Father’s Day, from practical gifts to must-have grooming essentials.
Believe it or not, we’ve forayed into June. We may not be heading out just yet but at least we can celebrate by the time Father’s Day arrives (which is on 20 June, btw). Now, we all know dads aren’t always expecting gifts but we’re sure a little something special will add a smile on his face. From thoughtful gift ideas to goodies he’ll actually want, here’s how you can spend Father’s Day with your old man.
Father’s Day 2021: 13 cool gift ideas
1. JBL Quantum One
This one’s for the gamer dads. These JBL Quantum One headphones tick all the boxes. The Discord-certified game-chat balance dial allows him to control chat and game audio volumes separately. Plus, the light weight and ergonomic design make these headphones super comfy.
JBL Quantum One, $399, available online
2. M&S Collection Mock Croc Leather Laptop Bag
Help dad get organised with this suave laptop bag. Made from sustainably sourced leather, the bag has a secure zip fastening and study leather handle that’ll take him through all meetings.
M&S Collection Mock Croc Leather Laptop Bag, $159.90, available online
3. The Body Shop White Musk for Men Eau de Toilette
You know, perfumes don’t always have to cost a bomb. If your budget is tight this year, make your way to The Body Shop. This iconic scent has been a permanent fixture for the brand. The cocktail of lavender, geranium, woody musk and sandalwood is sure to uplift spirits.
The Body Shop White Musk for Men Eau de Toilette, $45 for 100ml, available online via Lazada and Shopee, and at The Body Shop stores
4. Casio Watch
For the ultimate treat, splurge on this sleek Casio watch. This elite piece is made with a new titanium alloy called “Tran Tixxii”. It offers about twice the firmness of pure titanium and retains its anticorrosive and hypoallergenic properties, and mirror finish. Gift this unique bad boy to dad if he’s into watches.
Casio GMW-B5000TR-9DR Watch , $2,199, available online
5. Sharp Premium Wireless Earbud
Working from home can be a struggle when every family member is actually stuck at home. Throw in kids and it’s a jungle. Luckily, these noise-cancelling headphones will help dad focus. The earbuds from Sharp have great bass and stereo sound quality and a long battery life. They’re also water resistant (great for gym workouts or light exercises).
Sharp Premium Wireless Earbud with Anti Noise Cancellation, $169, available online
6. Amazin’ Graze Essential Care Box
Snack attacks happen whether you’re working from home or not. Make it a healthy one with Amazin’ Graze’s essential care package. Enjoy a box filled with chocolate hazelnut, blueberry coconut, coconut kaya and banana bread granola bites, plus a personalised message card for dad.
Amazin’ Graze Essential Care Box, $17.50, available online, free shipping until 13 June
7. Bynd Artisan Artist A5 Notebook
Does dad like to doodle during his free time? Bynd Artisan’s sketchbook is a great way for him to express his inner Picasso. The book can be used for techniques like oil painting, charcoal, wax crayon and acrylic. Available in brown, pink, red, teal and turquoise in natural grain leatherette.
Bynd Artisan Artist A5 notebook, $30, available online
8. Personalised Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky
Put dad in a better mood with a bottle of Maker’s Mark handmade bourbon whisky. The full-bodied drink is created with red winter wheat, and aged in new charred American white oak barrels. You’ll also taste caramel, vanilla and fruity notes. The result? A smooth tipple with a sweet, fruity and balanced finish. The best part is, you can personalise the bottle for keepsake (and proof you’re the best child).
Personalised Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky, available until 30 June at Lazada and Wines & Spirits
9. Muhle R41 Traditional Chrome Safety Razor
This damn fine chrome razor features an opened tooth comb razor that’s perfect for a clean wet shave. The chrome material is corrosion-resistant, long-lasting and will look super sleek by his bathroom cabinet.
Muhle R41 Traditional Chrome Safety Razor, $80, available online via Deckout
10. Lothaire Tourbe Whisky Single Malt de France
Your whisky-loving dad will go all wide-eyed for this one. Distilled in France, the single malt whisky combines perfectly blended oak with cereals and overripe fruits. Expect aromatic and smoky notes, and good times with every sip.
Lothaire Tourbe Whisky Single Malt de France, $109, enjoy 25% off on all EC Wines & Spirits with the promo code “FATHERSDAY”, available online
11. Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Looking for liquor without the alcohol? Count on Lyre’s range of alternative booze-free spirits. Select from 13 choices – from Italian Orange to American Malt to Dry London Spirit. Go one step further by surprising dad with unique concoctions (there are plenty of recipe ideas that’ll pair well with his Father’s Day meal).
Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits, $59 each, enjoy a free bottle with every purchase of four from 12-19 June, available online
12. NutriBullet Personal Blender
Do your dad a solid with a personal blender – and not just any blender. The NutriBullet is compact yet powerful and can break down whole veggies, fruits and nuts with maximum nutrition extraction. Great for a quick and easy breakfast smoothie or post-workout shake. Oh, and did we mention it comes in a sleek matte black?
NutriBullet 600W Personal Blender, $199.90, available online
13. Origins Face Wash and Treatment Lotion
Dad needs a solid skincare routine too. Make it easier for him with Origin’s best-selling face wash and moisturiser. The Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash ($42) is mean on impurities and excess sebum thanks to broad leaf kelp extract, wheat protein, tourmaline and a minty fresh scent. Pile on the limited edition Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion ($63) after. The lotion is packed with fermented chaga mushrooms and hyaluronic acid to increase hydration levels and soothe visible irritation.
Origins, available online and at Origins stores