Great gift ideas for Father’s Day!
We know dads are always tough to buy gifts for, but if there’s one day of the year where you especially want to make a papa feel special, it’s on Father’s Day. With the dedicated dads’ holiday fast approaching (18 June, mama!), we’ve put together a gift guide with some of our fave unique prezzies for papas, no matter their interests. And also check out our guide to Father’s Day dining, mama!
If the Dad in your life loves playing, or throwing and catching his little bundles of joy in the air, building sandcastles at the beach, or cycling and scooting through the park with tots and tow, it’s the perfect opportunity to arrange a photo shoot with Littleones Photography. The dynamic sister pair of Kate and Emily can capture all the special moments and create a beautiful keepsake gift, just for papa. Even if Dad’s a bit camera-shy, we bet he’d still be thrilled to receive photos of his gorgeous kiddos. Beautiful, candid family photographs are Littleones’ specialty (though they’ve got a fab studio, too!); you can never go wrong preserving those precious family memories, mama (available both digitally and as fine art prints).
Pay just $250 for a 60-minute studio or location photo session, and also receive an image presentation appointment and a $50 credit towards your photo order! Valid until 1 October, 2017.
Littleones Photography, www.littleonesphotography.com
If your man’s like ours, he’s all about the one-stop shop when it comes to clothes. Chock full of boutique brands perfectly suited to our tropical climate, Hanway serves up stylish yet comfortable mensewear focusing on summer and weekend styles that we know papas will love. They also offer free shipping in Singapore (and international shipping at a low flat rate). Want to try before you buy? You can check out Hanway’s fab threads for yourself at The AC in Joo Chiat!
Sassy Mama readers can score an exclusive 10% discount through Father’s Day with the promo code SASSYMAMA. Expires 19 June 2017.
If your man knows his way around the kitchen (or the grill), we can’t recommend highly enough these fab cooking and baking classes led by top chefs from around Singapore. How ‘bout a Sous Vide Masterclass with award-winning Chef Carlos Montobbio of Esquina? Or a Pasta-making Masterclass? Every fun and relaxed session includes lunch, a glass of wine, and yummy food to take home to feed the fam (bonus for us!).
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, 1 Greendale Ave, Singapore 289495, www.bakingandcookingschool.com
Once Papa’s mastered the basics with a cooking class, let his sous vide meat at home to his heart’s content with this high-end machine that has a temperature range up to 90°C (194°F) for cooking the tenderest, tastiest meats around. The Primo also has a built-in dry senesor so that it automatically switchse off if the water level drops too low.
Find it at: ToTT for $707.10
Papa Poika means “Father and Son” in Finnish, and this schmick new family barbershop at Paragon perfectly caters to papas and kiddos alike, with well-trained stylists offering up a bevy of pampering treatments for Dads including haircuts, various shaves, and a variety of head, neck and shoulder massages. They’ve got a dedicated kids’ area, too, to keep little ones occupied. Plus through Father’s Day, Papa Poika is offering a free child’s haircut (worth $30) or a free American Crew Shampoo (worth $24) for Dads!
Papa Poika, 290 Orchard Road, #05-30A Paragon, Singapore 238859, Tel: (+65) 6235 4312, www.facebook.com/papapoika
Has Dad hopped on Singapore’s new bike-sharing craze? Now he can rock out anytime, anywhere with these compact speakers that can be easily mounted onto bike handlebars or railings with an included bracket. We think it’s the perfect companion for a healthy morning commute!
Find it: Valore Outdoor Bicycle Speaker available at Challenger outlets, $129
The Straits Times sums up the new “Broga” (Yoga for Guys) trend perfectly: “Turning men from OOMPH to OM”! Incorporating strength training and a bit of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) makes Broga a bit more active for fidgety fathers, while still offering up plenty of the relaxation and mindfulness benefits for which yoga is so renowned. And don’t worry, women are welcome, too!
Find it at: Virgin Active Clubs at Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Holland Village
If your partner watches the F1 wistfully, then climbs back into the family minivan (or a taxi), why not gift him a shot down the Marina Bay Street Circuit in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or McLaren? Ultimate Drive Singapore offers a variety of experiences, from 15 minutes on the F1 street circuit to a full hour driving down the highway. Boooorn to be wiiiiild!
Find it at: Ultimate Drive Singapore, from $298 for a 15-minute package
The beer lovers in our life swear by the Thirsty Craft Beer Shop in Holland Village; it just so happens they offer a 3-month beer subscription featuring a six-pack, 12-pack or case (24 bottles) highlighting a variety of craft brews from around the world.
Find it at: Thirsty Craft Beer Shop, from $178 for a 3-month subscription
We bet Papa works hard for the money, so why not reward him with an easy, stress-free weekend break? (Check out our guide to easy breaks with no flights required if you need some inspo, mama!). We’re hearing raves about the brand new, adults-only Cempedak, or of course you could always enter into our luxe Sri Lanka family holiday giveaway!
Brought to you in partnership with Littleones Photography and Hanway