Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you have yet to get something for Daddy dearest, we’re here to help! But of course, every dad is different. Some like dressing up, some are globetrotters and some simply love their big toys. Which is why we’ve put together a cheat sheet of gifts that we think your dad (or the father of your children) would enjoy and broken them down into categories so that you can find the best gift for that special man in your life.
THE DAPPER DAD
Does the dad in question love dressing up and looking good even if it’s just a trip to the grocery store? Does he remind you of Don Draper from Mad Men or Harvey Specter from Suits? If he does, he certainly fits the bill of a dapper dad. Only the best of shoes and accessories will do it for him. Which is why we suggest:
Shoes from Pierre Corthay
Did you know Pierre Corthay is the only men’s shoemaker to be awarded the title of ‘Maitre d’Art’ (Master of Art) — a distinction given by the French Ministry of Culture? 100% French, Maison Corthay boasts modern high quality shoes for men, fusing traditional shoe-making with a creative avant-garde design available in a wide myriad of colours. Corthay Casanova Red (SGD 2,930), available at Malmaison, #01-01, Knightsbridge, 270 Orchard Road.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Watch
With a stainless steel and 18-carat pink gold bracelet and a silver-toned dial with ‘Grande Tapisserie’ pattern, this beautiful Royal Oak is perfect for a man who dresses to impress. Plus, it’s a classic so it will never go out of style.
With an interchangeable belt buckle, this Prada belt is super versatile, allowing dads to choose a belt buckle depending on how they feel that day.
THE JETSETTER DAD
Rimowa Limbo Business Multiwheel Luggage
For the wanderlust dad or if he’s always travelling around the world, we recommend a luggage specially built to “meet the expectations of the discerning traveller to ensure a relaxed and comfortable journey.”
With a aluminium-magnesium alloy frame for sturdiness, polycarbonate shell for durability and features specially designed to maximise space efficiency, the Rimowa Limbo Business Multiwheel is a traveller’s dream. S$1190, available in different sizes and colours.
THE TECH SAVVY DAD
For the dad who visits every IT show and loves to keeps up all the latest gadgets, here’s a whimsical piece that even the kids would want to use!
Samsung Gear VR
Compatible with a whole range of Samsung smartphones, the Samsung Gear VR takes things one step further by offering a virtual reality experience. As compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Gear VR includes a new foam cushioning for enhanced comfort, improved cross-shaped touchpad for greater ease of control, and is fully optimised and compatible with more Samsung Galaxy smartphones. S$148.
THE FOODIE DAD
Weber’s Genesis S-330 Grill
If grilling up a storm is right up your dad’s alley, then this grill from highly popular US brand Weber might just make the perfect gift for him. With stainless steel burners, Flavorizer bars and a Sear Station burner, this grill has a long lifespan promising high quality food that will last a long time.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV
If dad loves a tipple, you can never go wrong with a nice bottle of bubbly. The Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinor Meurnier and Chardonnay made with 40% of reserve wines more than 10 years old. After a maturation of more than six years i n Gallo-Roman chalk cellars, the result is a golden champagne, with persistent effervescence and a nose that is both complex and fragrant. Delicious. $125, available at Taste of Tradition (15 Little Road, #02-1), Prosper Liquor (#01-33 Liang Court) and Hermitage (#B1-04 NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard).
1872 Clipper Tea Co. Tea’s Signature Destinations Range
It has been said that a cup of tea makes everything better so why not give dad the gift of happiness in a cup? This range from Clipper Tea features some of the most luxurious teas hand-selected across 10 key destinations around the world which means that there’s bound to be something in the mix that will wow his tastebuds.
For ideas on where to take dad for a meal on Father’s Day, click here.