Gifts For Dad, With Love
Fathers' Day comes to us again this Sunday, 19 June. And if you're in a daze of what to get the main man in your life (because honestly, buying for men can be tricky), we've compiled a few things you could probably grab some inspiration from. Complete any gift with a thoughtful handwritten note and you'd definitely make his day.
Calf-leather bag by Coach, $995
Sometimes a briefcase for work is just not enough, especially when his busy lifestyle includes after-work gym sessions. This roomy bag helps to make sure his work essentials and gym attire can fit in one so he doesn’t need to carry multiple bags. It comes with a shoulder strap too so his hands are free to hold on to post-gym shakes and bites.
Available at Coach
RB4257 Acetate sunglasses by Ray-Ban, $265
For the father that is undoubtedly cooler than his peers, this round-framed sunglass is the perfect extension to his style and personality. Ray-Ban gives a contemporary update to the retro shape with a double-bridge feature that will definitely be a conversation starter.
Available at authorised retailers
Mr Burberry eau de toilette by Burberry, $170 for 150ml
Not only does Mr Burberry smell splendid (a mash of grapefruit, vetiver and guaiac wood), its bottle is an embodiment of Burberry’s longstanding trench heritage. You’d want to monogram his initials on the elegant bottle to add a more personalized touch.
Available online and selected Burberry boutiques
Bulgari Octo Ultranero Chronograph in DLC-coated stainless steel case with rubber strap, $13,950
Telling time is important in order to make time. Get him this stylish timepiece with rose gold highlights on a black base that makes it quick and easy to tell the time. A fuss-free watch for a busy father.
Available at Bulgari
24/7 Kit by Allies of Skin, $277
Simplify his facial regime with Allies of Skin’s handy 24/7 kit that’s chock full of skin revitalizing and age-defying properties, all in three different products (1A All-Day Mask, Molecular Saviour Toner Mist and 1A Overnight Mask). We reckon with a schedule that’s always packed, something has to be made easier.
Available online at alliesofskin.com
Yellow gold Forget Me Knot cufflinks by Carrie K., $208
Add on to his cufflinks collection with Carrie K.’s knot design that’s wittily named. Handcrafted in yellow gold, the pair makes for a subtle sartorial addition to a business suit without being too distracting. This is one piece he definitely won’t forget.
Available at Gallery & Co
Calf-leather backpack by Fendi, $4,520
Fendi’s Selleria backpack is no run-of-the-mill backpack. In fact, at a glance, it doesn’t really look much like one – no front compartments and it’s rectangular-shaped like a tote. If he loves bags with unnecessary details, this will be a winner for sure. It helps too that there’s a large top handle so he can carry it in more ways than one.
Available at Fendi
TN-300 Analog Turntable by TEAC
Besides playing vinyl records with high-quality sound, the TN-300 is one handsome piece of hardware. Best thing is, he gets to transfer music from his favourite vinyl records to a Mac or PC so can listen to them wherever and preserve the lifespan of his vinyls.
Available at TANGS Man Cave at House of Tang, TANGS at Tang Plaza
Calf-leather sneakers by Gucci, $830
Gucci’s Ace sneakers are one of those high fashion sneakers that feel as luxurious as they look. A combination of its iconic green/red/green web and Alessandro Michele’s new interpretation of the Gucci Signature leather, this will make his feet very happy.
Available at Gucci
Polyamide swim shorts by Vilebrequin, $360
We’re not exactly sure why Vilbrequin’s Father’s Day special swim shorts are printed with sea turtles sporting football-shaped shells. But it definitely makes for a cute gift, especially if you couple it with the kids version. Pro tip: gift both as a memorable way of announcing you’re expecting a boy.
Available at Vilbrequin
TomTom Spark Cardio + Music, $399
Help him keep track of his fitness goals while being entertained with his favourite tunes. The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music watch can store over 500 songs and comes with an in-built heart rate monitor so he knows not to push himself too hard.
Available at Challenger
Calf-leather L12.12 sneakers by Lacoste, $199
Lined with Lacoste’s iconic pique knit, this is one comfortable pair of sneakers he would be using often on the weekends. The design comes in an array of colours but pick the versatile white one that adds character the more its worn.
Available at Lacoste
Nickel shaving set by Penhaligon’s, $357
Give him a bit of that old-school shaving feel with this nickel shaving set that comes with a classic shaving brush made of badger hair and a slim shaver fixed with a Gillette Mach 3 blade. A close shaving experience with tools that look this good? Win.
Available at Penhaligon’s
Larry Jewelry 18K white gold ring with diamonds, $4,400
Show him how much your life shines with him in it with this white gold ring from Larry Jewelry. Part of a five-piece collection, this clean design (and more subtle of the lot) signifies a father’s charming qualities and is topped off with three tasteful diamonds.
Available at Larry Jewelry
Nappa-leather document case by Bottega Veneta, $2,090
No man can (or should) have only one bag that he uses for everything; there is a need for different options to suit different occasions. This document holder is useful to be kept inside his briefcase and taken out for use when he needs to head out for quick business meetings. Why lug around a briefcase when all he needs can be fit into a roomy document holder?
Available at Bottega Veneta
Metal-framed sunglasses by dunhill, poa
A true gentleman’s sunglass, this new pair from dunhill stays true to classic styles with added dunhill sensibilities. The double “L” dunhill logo connects the temple to the front of the sunglass and is elegant through and through.
Available at dunhill and authorised retailers
Embossed rubber spaceship keyring by Loewe, $290
Let him unleash his inner child and he won’t be losing his keys anytime soon with this striking keyring. Although you might have to keep it away from his grandkids as they might mistake one for a cool toy spaceship.
Available at Loewe
B&O Play H7 Leather Wireless Headphones, poa
Songs sound so much better with wireless headphones that wrap around comfortably and with noise-cancelling capabilities too. Help him enjoy his tunes at their highest quality while his commuting to and fro work. The intuitive touch interface also allows full control of settings and lets him answer calls too.
Available at Mr Porter
Calf-leather Gommino driving shoes by Tod’s, poa
Tod’s makes some of the most comfortable shoes around and its classic Gommino shoes will be heaven to his feet. Gift a calf-leather version in brown for a versatile pair that goes well with chinos or a plain navy suit.
Available at Tod’s
Stainless steel Slow Down Reminder Band by The Mindful Company, $53
Fathers work hard in and out of the house most of the time. Remind him to slow down a little bit and enjoy life with this Reminder Band by local brand The Mindful Company. Available in a matte silver finish, this bracelet will go with any outfit and is hypoallergenic to boot.
Available online at mindful.com.sg
Calf-leather zip pouch by BOSS Men, $850
Organization is key when it comes to packing for a trip. This zip pouch with its many compartments will make it easier to store toiletries or even tech cables and chargers. No more bits and pieces scattered all over; he will be forever grateful.
Available at BOSS Men