The day to celebrate fathers is inching closer and many are going to be racking their brains thinking of the best possible gift for their dads. While there are accessories and fancy items that dad may enjoy, practical presents are also highly sought after by the busy folk who don’t have time for knickknacks. And who says these gifts aren’t lookers themselves?
Here are some of our picks you can consider this year:
For the busy timekeeper: Watch
There’s no surprise that this would be on the list—a watch is a timeless (pun intended) gift and one that would be of abundant use on the wrist of dads, particularly if their smartphone is out of reach. And instead of the usual silver or black options, you can try out something with a tad more variety: the Casio G-SHOCK MTG-B1000RB, which has light refracting in a rainbow of colours in a polished metal case.
For those who prefer a more technologically advanced wrist companion, pick up Fossil’s latest smartwatch, the Fossil Sport Smartwatch. This ultra slim timepiece not only tells time but also tracks heart rate and has GPS capabilities.
For the handyman: Toolkit
It’s no secret that dads are always the ones to do odd jobs or fix appliances at home. Lighten his burden with a specialised set of tools, which he can retrieve whenever the lights start flickering ominously. An option is the Wera 38 Piece Ratchet Bit Set, offering 38 different screwdriver bits that can be switched around depending on the situation. Furthermore, it’s small enough to fit into a back pocket for easy portability!
Otherwise, complement your dad’s watch with a 147 PCS Watch Repair Kit, which can be used by both professionals and your everyday watch wearer to open watch backs, adjust the bands, change the batteries, and more.
For the stylish: Alphabet Cufflinks
Your old man will surely appreciate a personalised present. Get him this unique pair of cufflinks with his initials, which are sure to give his overall look a stylish boost. Whether he uses it every day or on special occasions, Dad will surely treasure his Alphabet Cufflinks (S$1.48 to S$1.58).
Score this personalised gift at Shopee.
For the dapper gentleman: Men’s Essentials Subscription Box
If you think about it, every day should be Father’s Day. So why don’t you pick up an appropriate subscription your dad can use daily? Gentlemen’s grooming and lifestyle essentials come delivered straight to your home with OhhMyBox’s service, where customers receive a curated set of products worth S$100 or more for just S$59. Simply get dad (or yourself) to fill up a questionnaire so that the folks behind the brand can pick out the appropriate items then wait each month for the set to come home! One-off gift boxes can also be bought instead of monthly subscriptions.
Purchase an OhhMyBox subscription.
For the tech geek: Power Bank
Phones and laptops tend to run out of battery way too quickly for our liking, so power banks are essential add-ons to have. With the variety available in the market, you can pick up a compact one for daily phone use: think Xiaomi’s 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro, which is a slim one that fits in a palm; or a hefty one usable for your laptop as well, such as the RAVPower AC Outlet 20,100mAh Power Bank with USB-C, USB, and AC outputs.
For the experimental chef: Beer-making Kit
Is your dad an alcohol aficionado and adventurous drinker all in one? He might like to try his hand at making his own beer. Offering a beginner friendly beer kit is the Mr Beer 2 Gallon Complete Beer Making Kit, with step by step instructions, simple ingredients, and uncomplicated equipment. It only takes 30 minutes to brew a batch too—no more waiting for hours before your blend is ready!
Make your own beer with the Mr Beer 2 Gallon Complete Beer Making Kit, available via Amazon.
For the office worker: Portable Foot Hammock
Even while seated, your feet can get tired after a long time—so rest and put them up at work with a portable foot hammock. A compact and lightweight pick, it’s easy to bring around and set up. Never have to worry about your feet falling asleep at the desk again.
Buy a portable foot hammock, available via Shopee.