Skip the socks: 26 stylish Father’s Day gift ideas for every type of dad or husband
Shopping for Dad in any shape and form need not be a chore. Scroll on for a list of things he will want, as well as stuff he doesn’t know he needs.
Debonair father figures in our lives aren’t the sort to ask for anything but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to feel appreciated. And Father’s Day, which is just around the corner on Jun 20, will be the perfect occasion to show him how much you really care.
Be it Daddy, Papa to your children or father to your fur kids, shower him with one or all 25 of these gifts that will no doubt put him in a great head space on that day.
From grooming stuff and trendy hacks that will make him look good in a pinch to gadgets that yield actual returns in real life, here are 25 feel-good gift ideas that will make a real difference to his life.
NIKE JORDAN JUMPMAN HERITAGE86, S$29
This cap negates any obligatory grooming. Go from bed head to athleisure chic in a blink of an eye. And like a picture-perfect frame, the pre-curved bill frames the face exactly where an admirer’s gaze should land.
FENTY SKIN FAT WATER PORE-REFINING TONER SERUM, S$48 FOR 150ML, FROM SEPHORA
This is Rihanna’s favourite beauty product with good reason, it’s a two-in-one toner-serum that targets pores, improves the look of dark spots, brightens, smooths, and fights shine.
Before you dismiss it as a Father's Day gift, we'll let you know it works just as well on men. In fact, it’s great for men who hate to fuss with grooming. It does everything in a single step, just pour into your hand and slap on the face, done.
SULWHASOO MEN RELAXING UV PROTECTOR, S$58 FOR 50ML
Possibly the most masculine sunscreen on the market, this one comes with an oriental woody scent that smells divine.. Extra points for its lotion-like texture that doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
Available at Sulwhasoo counters.
HUGO BOSS TWO COTTON BODYWEAR T-SHIRTS WITH VERTICAL LOGO, S$62
A good white tee is the MVP of any man’s wardrobe. Get him this twin-pack just to be doubly sure he’s covered.
DIPTYQUE LIMITED EDITION CITRONELLE SCENTED CANDLE, S$68 FOR 190G
If he still doesn’t get the appeal of scented candles, he will after this. Besides keeping annoying mozzies at bay, this lemongrass scent is souped up with glorious green and floral touches that evoke a nice hiking experience through nature.
OLE HENRIKSEN COLD PLUNGE PORE REMEDY MOISTURISER, S$68 FOR 50ML, FROM SEPHORA
If you’re starting to notice lines on his face, get him started on this oil-free moisturiser that’s packed with BHA – a salicylic acid that loosens dead skin cells, clears clogged pores and smoothens the appearance of fine lines. It feels cool upon application, like giving his skin an ice-cold beer.
JO MALONE LONDON BODY & HAND WASH, S$75
How to get him to willingly opt out of cleaning with soap? Seduce him with this Wood Sage & Sea Salt body and hand wash from Jo Malone's Mr Malone edit that is an intoxicating concoction of uplifting grapefruit, spicy English oak and earthy hazelnut.
AESOP SHAVING BRUSH, S$85
For the discerning shaver. This handmade-in-England shaving brush mimics the natural feel of badger hair.
CHANEL BOY DE CHANEL ANTI-SHINE TONING LOTION, S$111 FOR 100ML
Men who suffer from mid-day shine need to get acquainted with this mattifying solution ASAP. Not only does this alcohol-free toning lotion mop up excess sebum, it also hydrates and soothes skin to reduce the look of imperfections. In the long run, he'll come to understand that this extra step is well worth the effort.
CONVERSE x PLAY COMME DES GARCON HI-TOP SNEAKERS, S$230
The iconic Comme des Garcons Chuck 70 now comes in two new colourways – Blue Quartz and Steel Gray.
NEW BALANCE MADE RESPONSIBLY 998, S$259
Here's a gift that also makes sure you're doing your part for the environment. Each pair of Made Responsibly 998 kicks is fashioned out of surplus material.
And because there’s no telling what surplus stock is available when your order comes in, you’re essentially leaving it to fate and the good taste of the shoemaker to decide how your kicks will turn out – you guessed it, each pair is one of a kind. The surprise element will make unboxing so much more exciting.
TIFFANY & CO ELSA PERETTI PADOVA PIZZA CUTTER IN STERLING SILVER, S$270
Can’t cook to impress? You can still make meals memorable with the right accoutrement. This super sleek sterling silver pizza cutter will nudge him to order pizza every single day just so he can play with this shiny new toy.
Available at Tiffany & Co boutiques.
SKIN INC OPTIMIZER VOYAGE TRI-LIGHT GLASSES, S$298
These glasses look nearly as awesome as those gaming ones. The only difference is these glasses actually do something for him IRL. They can prevent crows feet and fine lines around the eyes and even reduce the appearance of dark circles.
OSIM UZAP GUN, S$299
After a heavy workout, he can now self-administer deep tissue massage to relieve sores and muscle fatigue. There are four different massage intensities, each with rapid bursts of pressure up to 3,000 pulses per minute. The six interchangeable massage heads ensures that every muscle group is being cared for.
FOREO LUNA 3 MEN, S$299
He needs to know that it only takes one minute to clean his face. This handy device properly cleans the face in a minute flat and it even massages (up to 8,000 pulsations to fight premature ageing) while it's at it.
LOUIS VUITTON LV x NBA FLYING BALL TIE, S$350
People, the athleisure tie is a thing. Part of the LV x NBA collaboration, this elegant black silk tie features a flying ball that ingeniously puts a sporty spin to the look.
DR MARTENS GRYPHON RICH OWENS LEATHER GLADIATOR SANDALS, S$385
If you've heard him say he'll only get rid of his tattered Crocs over his dead body, don't protest. Instead quickly flash these Grandpa chic sandals at him and let out a “Rick Owens” whisper then wait for him to come clamouring over for them. He’ll never mention those Crocs ever again.
PENHALIGON’S THE TRAGEDY OF LORD GEORGE EAU DE PARFUM, S$420 FOR 75ML, FROM ESCENTIALS
So your man wasn’t born a prince but there’s no stopping him from smelling like nobility. This scent has been described as the paragon of masculine elegance. Clean yet darkly sexy, it smells of equal parts shaving soap and warming rum.
DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIRDRYER, S$599
Men have a special relationship with their hair. This handy hairdryer is likely to help him realise a "happily ever after" ending with his strands thanks to a patented Air Multiplier airflow system and smart heat control that dries wet hair quickly without extreme heat damage.
BOTTEGA VENETA BILL POUCH, S$690
Teach him to treat dough with respect – by putting them in this bill pouch. There are also three card slots to fit the plastics and a wristlet feature for hands-free convenience.
COACH LEAGUE BIKE BAG, S$750
Don’t let its name confuse you, this is really more of a shoulder or crossbody bag for the upwardly mobile man. There’s no stopping him from wearing the bag when biking, of course.
RAY-BAN AVIATOR IN TITANIUM, S$768
This is for all the men who are still hung up on Top Gun. You don’t have to stop believing that Tom Cruise's Maverick is your spirit animal but it’s definitely time to upgrade your Aviators. The good folks at Ray-Ban have introduced a made-in-Japan version of these iconic shades forged in titanium. Lighter (45 per cent to be exact), shinier and stronger, these sunnies are built to outlive and outlast.
LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM CHAIN BRACELET, S$815
Not just any old chain bracelet, this masculine must-have comes engraved with the French house’s cherished monogram.
TOD’S T TIMELESS LEATHER LOAFER, S$990
Consider these "real" shoes when adulting is on his cards. From smart casual to office-appropriate to after-hours soirees, this is an all-season go-to that a man can count on to deliver every single time.
Available at Tod’s boutiques.
SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD2 S$2,588
Didn’t manage to snag the special Thom Browne edition? Take respite that the Galaxy Z Fold2 is equally refined. This third generation of the foldable smartphone has a massive 7.6-inch main screen that makes scrolling that much easier on the eyes. It even comes with high-dynamic dual speakers that offer clearer sound and stereo effect.
TUDOR BLACK BAY, S$4,800
Which watch does David Beckham spot, you ask? You’re looking at it. If it’s good enough for Beckham (and Jay Chou), it’s pretty darn good. This 41mm number is ruggedly sized enough to man up most wrists. What’s awesome about the Black Bay is its power reserve of approximately 70 hours, which means you can forget to wind it once in a while.