They’re our partners in crime on this crazy rollercoaster that is parenthood, so of course they deserve a rocking gift to match. Yet husbands (and/or dads) 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 the sporty to the sartorial, and everyone in between. Look out for our other Gift Guides for Kids and for Mamas & Friends!
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
Made by hand and named one of “The World’s 50 Best Bourbons”, this lovely sipper has notes of caramel, butterscotch and licorice, with an aftertaste that hints at pepper and tobacco (how manly!). Each “Small Batch” is unique and can never be produced again, a nice story for your one-of-a-kind guy.
$190 in Singapore from La Maison du Whiskey
Custom-made Suit from Edit Suits
Why should Bangkok and Hong Kong have all the fun when it comes to bespoke tailoring at an affordable price? New kid on the block Edit Suits will visit your man at home or in the office to take his measurements, present hundreds of fabric options (including luxe branded wool-cashmere blends from the likes of Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana), then create a customised pattern that’s computer-drawn and cut, so hubby can order online and never have to visit another shop again!
Custom suits start from $599 and shirts from $70 at Edit Suits
Hat of Cain Panama Hat
Smart, timeless, and an indispensable travel accessory – especially here in the tropics! – the classic Panama hat is sure to kick any man’s sex appeal up a notch (or is that just us?).
Approximately $250 at Hat of Cain
Jamie Oliver Carving Knife & Fork Set and Epicurean’s Wood Fibre Cutting Board
These smart carving tools are perfect for carving poultry and roasts this joyous season, all while keeping tables mess-free with a cutting board designed with juice grooves that collect drippings for gravy and sauces.
$121 at Tools of the Trade (ToTT)
Louis Vuitton Singapore City Guide
Newly-published just last month, this slim, sophisticated city guide features over 600 of the city’s best restaurants, bars and cafes, with five themed itineraries to explore the city on foot (hello, date nights and staycations!). Bonus points for “the art of packing by Louis Vuitton”, which is sure to sort hubby out for his next business trip.
$45 at Louis Vuitton stores, click here for Singapore locations
New Balance “Made In USA Distinct Author” shoes
Whether for your dad, partner or your trendy brother, this latest collection inspired by great American literature is bound to attract eyeballs on the street. Made in the USA from premium materials like bison leather (in homage to the rough-and-tumble Western genre), the Distinct Author Collection instantly raises your guy’s sneaker game.
$319 to $339 at New Balance stores
Rapha Lightweight Cycling Bundle
Cycling seems to be all the rage in Singers these days, and we can’t complain since it’s a great way for the hubstar to stay fit and active. Top-of-the-line Rapha gear offers the best in design and functionality, and the hubs is sure to love this lightweight range designed to withstand the world’s hottest, most humid conditions (i.e., here).
Approximately $448 at Rapha
Try this super-fun range of gift experiences for the papa who has everything, from paddle-boarding and zip lining adventures, to a flight simulator experience, staycations and more.
From $20-$3500 at www.redboxgifts.com.sg
“Sultan’s Shave” Treatment at Sultans of Shave
Those in the know head for this tonsorial emporium conveniently located in the heart of the CBD (perfect for hubby to nip out at lunchtime for a bit of respite from the office!). The sumptuous “Sultan’s Shave” includes a facial scrub, pre-shave oil, hot towel, shave, cold towel, post-shave balm, and moisturiser. They even offer gift vouchers and online booking so it’s seriously no muss, no fuss.
$60 at Sultans of Shave
Vilebrequin “Pandas” Swimsuit
What says “living in Asia” more than pandas? And what’s more useful in Southeast Asia than a bathing suit, particularly one from haute swimsuit purveyor Vilebrequin? If papa prefers something a bit more abstract, there are dozens of other colours and gorgeous patterns available.
Approximately $330 at Vilebrequin at Marina Bay Sands
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