Check out our Top Gift Ideas for Father’s Day!
Did Dad and the kids come through for you on Mother’s Day? Even if they didn’t, we have a feeling you’ll still want to get Papa something for Father’s Day on 16 June – that’s just how mamas roll. But is your partner one of those men who’s impossible to buy gifts for? Never fear, mamas – check out our Father’s Day gift guide to please every sort of papa…
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What’s your favorite memory with your dad or grandfather? With Father’s Day coming up, a portrait session for dad and the kids makes for the perfect keepsake present.
The fab photographers at Littleones Photography love capturing the unique bond between fathers and their children, whether it’s a Daddy holding his newborn baby in his arms, snuggling up close to a little baby, throwing a toddler in the air or simply having a quiet cuddle.. What better gift to give than a portrait session to record these wonderful memories? These are the moments your kids will cherish when they look back someday as grownups. Father’s Day is also a wonderful time to showcase the multiple generations of men in your family. So why not invite Granddad along to join the shoot, too? Littleones offers shoots both at their beautiful studio, or at the location of your choosing around Singapore.
Littleones Photography, 5 Walton Road, Singapore 436824, Tel: (+65) 6440 7568, www.littleonesphotography.com
Is your hubs a thrill-seeker? If regular skydiving can’t fit into his busy schedule, let him know that the nearest ‘skydiving’ spot is really just a short drive away. Treat Daddy to a day of exhilarating fun at iFly Singapore in Sentosa! It’s one of the largest wind tunnels in South East Asia for indoor skydiving, with unparalleled views of the South China Sea and nightly fireworks from the wind tunnel. Each skydive is equivalent to falling through the air from 12,000 to 3,000 feet so it really is just like the real thing – except it’s indoors and totally safe for anyone from 7 to 106 years old! This will make the perfect family day out, and proves to be quite the full-body workout.
Treat the hubs to some much-needed couple time with a staycay at The Warehouse Hotel and sunset dinner at Tanjong Beach Club! This Friday staycation package lets you start your weekend early by checking in to the Warehouse Hotel’s River View Loft, a spacious, top floor room with soaring peaked ceilings and views overlooking the serene Singapore river. Then be transported in style (umm, limo ride anyone?) to Tanjong Beach Club to watch the sunset and enjoy a delectable, romantic dinner under the stars. When you’re done, slip back into the limo and enjoy a round of drinks at the hotel’s Lobby Bar, before heading back to the room to unwind. We know it’s supposed to be a Father’s Day gift, but us mamas really want in on this action! 😉
The Warehouse Hotel x Tanjong Beach Club package, $575++, [email protected], only on Friday nights, subject to availability
Ultimate Ears makes some of the coolest looking speakers on the gadget market, and we can’t help but think dad will love their Wonderboom speaker! Portable, waterproof and surprisingly packed with power (up to 10 hours of battery life!) this small but mighty speaker will be great for workouts, bath time with the kiddos or just playing his favourite tunes around the house. As a Sassy friend of ours reviews, “She is waterproof and bish is loud!”
Available on Lazada via Ultimate Ears, $149
Everyone could use a pair of cool sunnies in Singapore. We’re really loving Rocket Eyewear’s collection of classic, lightweight sunglasses, which we came across at local multi-label space Design Orchard. Handmade with high-quality polarized CR-39 lenses, Rocket Eyewear sunglasses offers 100% UV protection and cut glare to shield eyes away from blinding sunny days. Each pair is available in Raised “Asian” Fit and Standard “European” Fit, to suit every face (and prevent the dreaded ‘lifted glasses’ look every time you smile!). From classic black acetate to tortoiseshell, you’ll find a style that will take hubs from the office to weekends and brunches with the kids, and anywhere in between!
Available at Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road #01-01, Singapore 238905 and online, $149
Hubby using the same old ratty wallet that should’ve been changed maybe 5 years ago? Local brand 72 Smalldive makes timeless Italian leather wallets in various sizes, collaborating with various artisan workshops in Milan, Italy and Alicante, Spain for the highest quality and traditional craftsmanship. The slow fashion label also makes great belts, bags and suede loafers.
Give the hubs an excuse to put his vinyls to good use with this stylish turntable (now that’s something we don’t mind displaying in the living room!). With a cool suitcase-style shell, full range stereo speakers and a nifty Bluetooth sync function, it’s the perfect marriage of vintage and new to please both novice record lovers and longtime vinyl fans!
Available at Swee Lee $119, with free shipping within Singapore
Luxury hotel group Accor couldn’t have come up with a more perfect gift for deserving dads: for Father’s Day, they’ve launched “Man Caves,” a collection of distinctive sanctuaries designed with paternal personalities in mind. From easy city escapes to China to luxurious villa stays in the Maldives, we’ve got our eyes on the cool stays in Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Perfect for the epicurean Dad, Sofitel Saigon Plaza’s Gourmet Package (US$499++) offers a tantalising four-course set menu dinner at the intimate L’Olivier restaurant and a special cocktail at Boudoir Lounge. For stays from 14 to 17 June 2019, Foodie Dads can enjoy a lovely one-night staycation in the Superior Room with a welcome wine and cheese basket in the room and an exclusive Father’s Day Gift. During the day, he’ll be whisked away on a Vespa city food tour adventure and return to luxurious Club Lounge access with canapés and a wine tasting in the evening.
For the luxe Dad, Hotel des Arts, MGallery by Sofitel in Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam will be offering their Man Cave for US$167++ per room. The experience includes limo pick-up service with complimentary champagne on arrival, four-course personalised dinner, a spa treatment and a gift voucher for bespoke local tailoring service. There will also be a chance to partake in the Gentlemen Night at Social Club, where lifestyle-oriented dads can exchange their perspectives on car or bespoke tailor-made fashion trends over premium spirits and savoury bar bites.
Audio books are all the rage nowadays (because really, we’re all getting too busy for actual books!), so a subscription to audio book platforms like Audible, Blinkist, NLB Overdrive and Storytel is pretty perfect for the always on-the-go dad! We hear Storytel, which just launched in Singapore, even has a kids’ mode featured so Dad can nab storybooks for bedtime on the fly!
There are TONS of cool things for grown-ups to do, from leatherworking, to a huge range of sports teams, barista classes, music classes and more. Click below for our full list!
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Aren’t we always on the lookout for a new spot to eat? Even better if there are discounts involved! Consider a dining deal book like Hungry in Singapore or Table Tales, both of which contain fab dining deals in specially curated restaurants that will make for a memorable meal each time!
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