Father’s Day is fast approaching here in Singapore! But while giving thanks to your dad seems simple enough, deciding on the item to give might be a tougher ask. So if you’re still stuck on what to get before the big day on 19 June, we’ve compiled a list of great gift options for (almost) every type of dad out there.
For the music lover
If you remember your childhood being filled with tunes from Michael Jackson, The Beatles, AC/DC, or Marvin Gaye, then your dad is for sure a lover of music — and one that might have helped shape your own music tastes too! So what better gift for Father’s Day than getting something tuned to deliver his favourite tunes?
LG Eclair Sound Bar
Starting with something for the home, the LG Eclair Sound Bar is a speaker system that produces big sound but can still fit within small spaces; measuring below 30 centimetres in length and 6 centimetres in height.
Even with that size, the soundbar can still pack in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X features. But, of course, the TV isn’t the only thing it works with, and your dad can also listen to music from the speaker by connecting his smartphone through Bluetooth.
The LG Eclair Sound Bar retails for S$999, and LG is running an offer till 12 July that gives S$100 cashback to anyone who purchases it.
Sony SRS-XB33 wireless speaker
For something even smaller, you can get your dad the Sony SRS-XB33 wireless speaker instead. The speaker weighs just 1.1kg, and because it is wireless, it is perfectly portable for him to bring out and enjoy his tunes outside!
And there’s no need to worry about where he can also bring it. Not only is it shockproof, but the device also comes with an IP67 rating, which means that it is waterproof and dustproof, as well as resistant to saltwater — a great companion for beach outings. Furthermore, the SRS-XB33 also boasts a lighting system that flashes in sync with the beat, boosting the music listening experience even further.
Originally priced at S$279, the Sony SRS-XB33 wireless speaker now costs S$219 as part of Sony’s Mid-Year Promotion (running till 26 June).
Jabra Elite 7 Pro
And finally, to give your father a more intimate experience when listening to music, you can consider Jabra’s Elite 7 Pro wireless earbuds.
The highlights for the Elite 7 Pro include active noise cancellation for disturbance-free listening and Bluetooth Multipoint that connects the earbuds to two devices simultaneously, ensuring that he doesn’t need to fumble about to reconnect when changing devices. He’ll also be able to indulge in the tunes for a decent amount of time with 8 hours’ worth of battery life in the buds.
For June, Jabra is hosting a promotion for the Jabra’s Elite 7 Pro, with the wireless earbuds reduced to S$248 on the official Jabra online store.
For the foodie
Feasting on food is always an excellent option for celebratory occasions as you soak in the delicious flavours from the food and the atmosphere with your loved ones. And if your dad is a major foodie, what better way to fill his heart than through his stomach!
Ginger.Lily BOSS Inspired Afternoon Tea
Go all out with poshness by taking your dad to the Ginger.Lily, the botanical-inspired bar and lounge located at Hilton Singapore Orchard, where they are offering a unique afternoon tea experience.
The afternoon tea selection includes delicious items like Mini Lobster Roll and Iberico Ham Crostini sandwiches, Smoked Beef Burger and Salt Crusted Pork Bun for warm savouries, Spiced Apple Tatin and Valrhona 46% Amatika Chocolate Cake desserts to round out your meal.
Hilton Singapore Orchard has also partnered with fashion brand BOSS, and as part of that partnership, patrons can top up S$40++ per person to enjoy two glasses of BOSS-inspired cocktails at Ginger.Lily. There’s Be Your Own BOSS, a sharp drink made with chamomile whiskey, passionfruit juice and spiced bitters. Or, for something more refreshing, try Be Cool’s gin, Mancino Bianco, cucumber juice and homemade cardamom syrup concoction.
Ginger.Lily’s afternoon tea experience comes at S$78++ per set, with free-flow coffee and tea. As part of the BOSS partnership, a BOSS Welcome Gift and a S$50 Nett voucher also come as part of the set, and you can use the voucher at BOSS’s flagship store at Mandarin Gallery to get your dad dripped out.
Black Tap’s Burger and Brew Combo
If you want something more down-to-earth but hearty, you can share a meal with your dad at Black Tap right over at Marina Bay Sands.
They are featuring a special burger and brew combo for Father’s Day, coming with their ultimate Boss Burger — a delectable double bacon cheeseburger stacked with melted American cheese, crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and finished with Black Tap’s homemade special sauce— as well as a Kona Long Board Lager to pair with it.
The combo is priced at S$33++ and only lasts from 13 to 19 June, so hurry and book a reservation to avoid disappointment.
For the connoisseur
Some people say that a good way to end the day is to have a glass of wine to savour slowly or a nice cold beer bottle in hand. Sounds like something your father might say? Then perhaps the aptest gift to give to him is some beverages of the alcoholic variety that he can enjoy winding down the day with.
Trouble Brewing Personalised Brews
Beer-loving dads might enjoy what local independent brewery Trouble Brewing has up their sleeves, a case of beers uniquely personalised for your remarkable man.
That’s right; you can get 24 Trouble Brewing beers customised with your father’s name on the label and a short personalised message. Among the flavours of beer you can choose are Brick Head Pilsner, Stolen Boat Summer Ale, Road Hog Session IPA, or Dodgy Tip Pale Ale — a variety to suit almost every palate.
This set of personalised beers is available for S$120, and you can order by 16 June 2022 to receive them just in time for Father’s Day.
Bevvies Men’s Grooming Gift Boxes
Just getting wine for Father’s Day might seem pretty boring, so why not get him something that will make him feel like a gentleman?
Bevvies — an e-commerce platform specialising in wines, beers, and cocktails — is offering specially curated gift boxes for Father’s Day containing wine and grooming products to get your dad looking ready on the big day.
Selections for the gift sets include The Tommy, which contains premium American selects like Blind Barber’s Bryce Harper Hair Clay and a Style Lock Hair Spray from Boardwalk, along with your choice of wine. However, for something more spa-like, The Alfie is the one for him. In addition to two bottles of wine, it has an Age-Defying Hydrating Fluid and Energizer Face Cleanser from the famous Parisian skincare brand Sothys and a S$138 voucher for Sultans of Shave, which your dad can use to redeem a Classic Facial experience.
In total, there are four gift boxes to choose from, and you can select one which suits your father best over at Bevvies’ website.
For his wellness
Dads have helped raise and take care of us through our formative years, and they need a break sometimes — it is time to give them the wellness they deserve.
OSIM uJolly Back Massager and uPhoria Lite Leg Massager bundle
A good massage makes a world of difference, and you don’t need to always be around to do that for your father with the help of OSIM’s massager bundle.
The bundle contains the uJolly Back Massager and the uPhoria Lite Leg Massager for a full-body massage experience. The uJolly Back Massager comes with a new V-Grip technology that can mimic the sensation of having a shoulder massage and a lumber press that works on your lower back. Meanwhile, the uPhoria Lite Leg Massager provides the benefits of foot reflexology with programmed massages that help relax and energise your tired legs.
This special bundle from OSIM is available at a special price of S$736, and you can purchase it from their official online store on Shopee.
Sharp Plasmacluster Scalp Massager
Let’s face it, as men age, and hair becomes a fragile part of the body. So while your dad still has his locks, give him something to help maintain them.
Sharp’s Plasmacluster Scalp Massager is a unique device designed to follow a scalp masseur’s techniques, helping to keep the scalp moisturised and removing excess sebum around the pores.
You can get it from Sharp’s Cocoro Life e-store, which is available for a discounted price of S$129.
For the fashionable
Nothing is more enviable than a trendy father. So whether your dad is keeping up with the current styles or still needs a little push, here are a few gifts you can get him to boost his confidence.
Casio GST-B500 G-STEEL Watch
Adding a watch is an easy way to boost your look overall, especially if the watch itself looks good. Casio is a brand that makes very nice-looking watches, and one you can consider giving your dad is their GST-B500 G-STEEL Watch.
Despite the sophisticated design, it is the lightest watch within the G-STEEL lineup, weighing just around 143 grams. The watch also features Bluetooth capabilities to automatically adjust to different world times with the help of the CASIO WATCHES app, as well as a reminder function to keep track of events.
The watch retails between S$459 to S$569, with several colour variants, including three silver, a black, and a gold options.
Maison 21G Personalised Fragrance
Fashion isn’t just about looks; the scent is also part of it. And for Father’s Day, Maison 21G has a novelty gift that your dad (and mum!) will cherish.
The fragrance brand features perfumes to gift your father, which comes highly personalised. This not only means engraving the bottle with a special message, but you can also add images to it to showcase special memories. You can also customise the blend of the perfume’s scent to complement what your dad likes.
You can start customising over at Maison 21G’s website, and a bottle will cost you S$130.
Here’s to a happy dad!
We hope that one of these items will make a great gift for your father, but if not, we at least hope that we’ve given you an idea of the perfect item to get. In the meantime, Happy Father’s Day!
Cover Image by Kelli McClintock from Unsplash. Additional visuals courtesy of LG Singapore, Sony, Jabra Singapore, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Black Tap, Trouble Brewing, Bevvies, Sharp Singapore, Casio Singapore and Maison 21G