Check out our Top 10 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 17 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…
Whether Dad is camera shy and you think he’d just love a stunning portrait of your children, or he’s ready to strike a pose, the lovely sisters Kate and Emily of Littleones Photography will masterfully capture your children at their most cherubic. They are truly miracle workers when it comes to getting great snaps from babies, toddlers and kids – even newborns and pets! Just leave it to them to ensure everyone can smile and feel comfortable in front of the lens; it is seriously never a bad time to add to your family photo album, mama. And in fact, with their Father’s Day special all sessions are priced at just $250 and include a personalised Father’s Day card featuring Dad’s favorite photo from the shoot, and a free acrylic block to keep on his desk. Sessions are available anytime between now and the end of July; gift vouchers are also available!
Got a Dad who loves the great outdoors (or one who sort of likes the idea of it, but isn’t actually that handy with a tent and camp stove)? Either way, you’ll be in great hands with the team from Camp In Style, who will bring you on an exploratory journey into the tranquil mangroves of Pulau Ubin, connecting your fam with the sights and sounds of nature as you explore the island’s rustic beauty and simplicity. An expedition guide will launch you off on a specially designed 3-hour adventure with all equipment and gear provided; afterwards you can look forward to a spacious, luxurious, tastefully decorated tent retreat with beds (and you can look forward to breakfast and delicious free-flow coffee in the morning!).
Camp In Style, Tel: (+65) 9169 2842, www.campinstyle.com.sg
We are so crazy about the super high quality, personalised gifts from Gifts Less Ordinary, the one-stop marketplace for luxury, bespoke gifting ideas. If you’ve got a papa who loves his work shirts, these engraved stainless steel collar stiffeners ($63.07) allow for up to 28 characters each, so you can really get your message across. We can’t think of a better way to brighten a dad’s day when he’s away on a work trip than a loving message from his kiddos! And there’s free shipping, too!
How can you live in the Tropics and not rock a sweet Panama hat?! Hat of Cain offers the largest selection of handwoven, authentic Panama hats in Singapore, sourced directly from artisanal weavers in Ecuador. They’ve got an extensive range of ready-to-wear models (available in different grades and sizes), but hats can also be customised to your specifications. They’ve even got flat caps from Germany and winter-appropriate rabbit and felt hats! Take Dad by their salon in Joo Chiat for an intimate, relaxed hat fitting experience – we can’t promise he won’t start quoting Hemingway to you, mama.
Hat of Cain, 18 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427186, Tel: (+65) 8809 6242, www.hatofcain.com
MB Boards make the perfect gift, whether you’d like to create a cool atmosphere or want to preserve your cherished memories of Singapore, photographer Marijke designs memory boards printed on canvas or Perspex in a variety of ready-made styles and sizes. These popular artworks detail Singapore landmarks and daily life here, from iconic black and white properties, to the lush greenery of the Botanic Gardens and forests, to the colourful shophouses. You can also create custom pieces that tell your story using her signature vibrant colours. Pictured: “Singapore Blue” ($170).
Purchase any MB Art product through Boutique Society and use promo code sassy10 to get an exclusive 10% discount!
Dads in Singapore seem to really love their watches, so we know this absolutely stunning leather watch box ($300.06) from Gifts Less Ordinary will be a big hit. Big enough to hold three watches, it’s available in both dark brown and tan leather, and can be embossed with either initials or a personal message. And you can’t beat free shipping!
Does anything feel better than wearing made-to-measure clothes? Former haute couture designer Kevin Seah has been called “The Best Tailor in Singapore”, with bespoke pieces that celebrate their Southeast Asian original while also embracing the best craftsmanship and materials the world has to offer. Beautiful silk ties are handmade in Italy and start at $100. if you really want to give Dad something special, why not treat him to a bespoke suit, shoes or shirts?
Kevin Seah Bespoke, The Mill, 5 Jalan Kilang, #03-01, Singapore 159405, Tel: (+65) 6532 2018, www.kevin-seah-bespoke.myshopify.com
Our co-founder Lynn, who has one of the world’s busiest schedules, swears by the personal trainers at Ez-Fit, which was the first place in Singapore to offer 24/7 personal training (so no excuses about not being able to fit it in around office hours!). If your partner has been looking to jumpstart his fitness regimen, there’s no better way to do it, mama. They offer a free trial, too!
EzFit, Tel: (+65) 9007 9742, www.ezfit.sg
If Papa loves iced coffee in the morning (or a really frosty beer at night), this amazing reusable mug is just the ticket. Simply stick it in the freezer and pull it out for use; pour in your drink, wait one minute, and it’s like you’ve added 30 ice cubes – without any dilution! We can’t think of a more amazing invention for use in Singapore.
Find it at We The People Pop-Up Store (on through 10 June), SingPost Centre Atrium Level 1, 10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408600
So this one isn’t available just yet (they’re currently taking pre-orders with plans to ship in November), but if papa’s an eco-warrior he’ll be just as psyched as we are. This massively successful Kickstarter Project has just introduced the world’s first foldable, collapsible, reusable straw. You know we are all about reducing plastic waste here at Sassy Mama; now there’s a cute little straw you can attach to your keys or wallet so you never need to use a plastic one at Starbucks or the kopitiam again. It even comes in four cool colours. Amazing!
Pre-order for US$20 at www.finalstraw.com