Looking for some holiday shopping inspo? Here’s our Christmas gift guide for dads, husbands and grandpas too!
We know husbands (dads, grandpas, you name it) can be really tough to buy for, especially when they just shrug their shoulders and mumble “I don’t know,” when you prod them for details! Not to worry, mamas: we’ve rounded up a list of can’t-miss gifts for every fella, from foodies to drone enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Look out for our other Gift Guides for Kids and for Mamas and Friends!
Does the hubs love a good meal? Table Tales ($69) may just be the perfect gift! The yearly culinary lifestyle publication includes a curated selection of restaurants with trusted recommendations (and since restaurants cannot pay to be included, you’ll know these are genuine reviews). Visit any of the 10 featured restaurants and bring your book along to get it signed by the chef as a memento, and you’ll get treated to a free main course. A fab idea for date night!
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One of our favourite local jewellery labels now does men’s watches! Annielka is winning our hearts with their simple yet stylish minimalist watches, perfect for everyday wear. Seen here is the Blaax Bondi Black Tan Minimal Watch, $169.
Designed by Australian Singapore-based jewellery designer Angela Wozniak, all of Annielka’s pieces are sold directly to customers, cutting out the retail markup hence making every piece affordable. Mamas will also love their selection of indie jewellery brands from all over the world!
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We’ve got the perfect gift for the Gin, Vodka or artisan drinks lover! Whatever his tipple, this array of unique Irish craft gin, vodka, and apple brandy from Inish Bia will leave a delightful buzz. The hamper includes an extra special Four Seasons Gin that uses different botanicals from the four seasons; The Dingle Artisan Vodka – the finest, pure grain alcohol with an incredible touch of sweetness and creamy texture; and a bottle of Longueville House Apple Brandy, a double distillation of apple cider that’s matured and developed in French Oak Red Wine Casks, where it is aged for four years. You can also add on to your order with Inish Bia’s gourmet selection of fine foods and nibbles! Free delivery for all orders above $100.
Perfect for the coffee loving partner! Nespresso has a wide range of coffee machines, from the compact Essenza Mini ($158) that’s great for smaller kitchens, to the Gran Maestria ($1,088), which has additional features such as a cup heater and milk frother to make your cuppa just how you like it. They’ve also just launched their new Christmas flavours Snowball, Licorice and Orangette, perfect for ringing in the festive season!
This may be a gift for the hubs, but you’ll love the incredible shots this drone takes on your next holiday, mama! If you want to just test the waters (or not, because some are not waterproof), start small and scroll through Lazada’s Starters & Amateurs or Hobbyist pages for a variety of options that won’t break the bank!
As one of our favourite family photographers suggests, don’t rely on digital files! Your precious photos deserve to be seen and displayed, but heading down to a shop to get pictures printed can be a hassle. With a wireless printer like the Canon Photo All-In-One PIXMA MG3670 ($139), even grandpa can print his favourite photos easily at home. Options to connect your smartphone or tablet, or to print from Facebook or Google Drive make it all the more fuss-free.
Looking spiffy is easy when you step into the all-in-one dapper lover’s paradise that is Benjamin Barker. We love the fact that you can get an entire outfit sorted here – from shirts and suits to pants and accessories like ties, suspenders and shoes. For gifts, how about getting an assortment of ties or socks, or even a fresh pair of leather shoes?
Perfume is always a great gift, and even better when it’s Jo Malone. This 6-piece Cologne Collection set is the perfect present for the men in your life who love experimenting with scents. Comprising of Lime Basil & Mandarin, Basil & Neroli, Pomegranate Noir, Mimosa & Cardamom and Wood Sage & Sea Salt the unique combinations are endless!
Sick of your husband’s bulky wallet mama? Bellroy makes a range of wallets that emphasise on keeping things slim. The design is all about the thin leathers and card positioning, ensuring that no matter how many cards, cash and coins you stuff in it, it remains sleek in the pocket. Get the best-selling Note Sleeve ($133) to encourage your man to embark on a minimalist pocket journey, or the All-Conditions Essentials Pocket ($209 for leather) which will hold all his everyday essentials – including keys, phone, or passport – while keeping bulk at bay.
Available for purchase at Cumulusnimbus, 501 Orchard Road, #02-10/12, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880, Tel: 67333286, and online.
Smart watches are the latest accessory to adorn many a man’s (and woman’s!) arm. Whether it’s to connect to your smartphone for notifications in a flash or as a fitness and sleep tracker, this little gadget is definitely on our wish list! There are tons on the market right now – from the ever-popular Apple Watch 3 (from $498) to the LG G Watch, the hubs will thank you for it!
Lead image courtesy of Table Tales. Apple Watch image sourced via The Verge.