Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for 4 Types of Dads
This Father’s Day, give your dad something that suits his personality.
From changing a flat tire to entertaining us with horrible-but-hilarious jokes, dads do a lot for us. And while we should be grateful for the papas in our life every day of the year, Father's Day is the perfect time to remind them just how much we care about them.
As Father’s Day is celebrated on 21 June, it isn’t too late to start shopping for dear ol' dad. And while there are plenty of gifts you can get at the last minute, it’s always better to be prepared. This is why we’ve come up with a bunch of gift ideas for four types of dads — the technophile, the outdoor sporty type, the car enthusiast and the gastronome.
Get the perfect gift for your dad, or anybody who has been like a father figure to you, whether he's near or far.
1. For the techie
Get Dad a tech gift he’ll love and will use for years to come.
While no present will ever truly capture the love you have for your dad, there are some gifts that he'll appreciate (and actually use) and the only thing technology-loving dads cherish more than family are their gadgets.
Whether your dad is an aficionado or just wants to try something new, these gifts are here to make his life easier and inspire him to do something cool.
The Lenovo Tab M10 is an affordable all-rounder that is fun for the whole family.
The Lenovo Tab M10
is fitted with a full HD screen and dual front speakers that support Dolby Atmos, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage. The tablet also supports wired audio connections either via the traditional 3.5 mm jack or USB Type-C. All of this is befitting of a tablet that will allow Dad to read, play games, and watch movies, wherever and whenever he wants. The M10 is also encased in a shock-resistant bumper to protect your tablet from being knocked around.
Thanks to its 10.1-inch display, powerful performance and optional Kid’s Pack, this tablet makes for an impressive and portable family entertainment device.
The Garmin Instinct is a great adventure smartwatch at a great price.
The Garmin Instinct
is a rugged outdoor sports watch which comes with multiple navigation systems (GPS, Glonass and Galileo), a digital compass, altimeter and barometer, perfect for the techie who also loves the outdoors. It also comes with a built-in heart-rate monitor, multi-sports tracking ability and a daily fitness tracker. When paired with a smartphone, the Instinct can display notifications, control music, and more, making this an all-in-one smartwatch packed with a variety of top-end features.
This wearable tech device is built to withstand the toughest of elements and is built to U.S. Military Standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance — which means it has the ability to handle low pressure at high altitudes; exposure to high and low temperatures, plus temperature shocks; rain; humidity; sand and dust exposure; and shock and vibration.
With a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 14 hours in GPS mode, the Instinct will go the distance with Dad.
2. For the active dad
Jogging with your dad can be fun and a great excuse for some serious family bonding.
For the dad who is mad about sports, likes the outdoors or wants to start getting back in shape, shopping for a sports-inspired Father's Day gift is a no-brainer. New activewear always goes down a treat, and some sports equipment is a great way to encourage the whole family to stay fit and healthy together.
Most men don’t treat themselves to items they view as ‘luxury’, maybe because it simply doesn’t occur to them to take care of themselves in this way. That’s where you come in. This Father’s Day, get him a gift that will encourage him to take care of himself and bring him closer to his fitness goals.
The Reebok Zig Kinetica has a great design, comfortable fit, and responsive cushioning.
Support Dad’s running habit and fuel his need for speed with the Reebok Zig Kinetica
. It delivers an all-day performance experience with superior energy return and enhanced cushioning. The upper is made of breathable mesh, something that is in line with pretty much all fitness-focused footwear — with the focus being on allowing enough ventilation to keep the feet cool, even after an extended run or activity session. This upper mesh also has a rather cool embedded design, which adds to the visual flair. The lacing eyelets have enough cushioning on the underside, and they don’t press on the foot even if you prefer tighter lacing.
There are strategic placements of reinforcements, particularly around the heel extending halfway forward on the side — that is where the Reebok logo sits, dressed in Sunbaked Orange. Speaking of which, Reebok calls this colorway the Sunbaked Orange, Vivid Orange and Black, and we haven’t seen a better-looking Reebok shoe in a long time. Despite being designed for runs and other fitness activities, your dad might consider adding this black colourway to his collection of casual sneakers.
The design and colourway of the Reebok Zig Kinetica is inspired by outer space exploration and the wonder of worlds unknown, and will take Dad wherever life takes him, while keeping him comfortable and stylish.
The B’twin Tilt 120 feels solid and well equipped with mudguards and a stand.
If your old man is into cycling then you’ll want to consider getting him one of these versatile urban bikes. Whether he uses it for a spin around the neighbourhood or as intermodal transport for work commutes, this B’twin Tilt 120 20" Folding Bike
can be packed down and put aside in 30 seconds, thanks to its easy lateral-folding patented system. Once folded, it can easily be stored in the car boot, carried onto the bus or MRT. Additionally, the bicycle frame comes with a stand that ensures better stability once folded.
The Tilt comes equipped with a 6-Speed Rear Derailleur that ensures quick and concise shifting while being easy to understand and operate. The range of speed options is well suited for a bicycle aimed at city commutes, while the large crank enables a better distance covered per pedal stroke. Because the bicycle provides a smooth ride, your dad can use it for short commutes and fairly longer distance leisure rides. As the Tilt is made from high tensile steel with a rigid fork, it will be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use
This bicycle is available in a single sized frame with a height-adjustable seat post, making it user-friendly to a wide range of cyclists across varying heights. The geometry of the bicycle ensures a comfortable and relaxed riding position, while its steel low-rise bars with a rise of 60mm adjusts to your position on the bike to suit your body and make the bike easier to handle.
3. For the car enthusiast
Dads always know the right lessons to teach you every time you go for a drive.
Has it become increasingly challenging to get your dad something meaningful for Fathers’ Day as every year goes by? We’ve all gone down the conventional route with ties and watches, or maybe even a nice dress shirt — but you’re bound to run out of options eventually if you take this road.
Speaking of roads, the love affair between men and their cars has been going on for almost as long as they've been invented. So why not deviate from the norm this year, and get your car enthusiast dad something that he can use to pamper his other “love”. Whether he has earned the reputation as the family’s designated driver or driving instructor, indulge him and his love for his horseless carriage with auto detailing equipment that ensure great and satisfying results.
The Black + Decker PD1200AV is compact, ergonomic and cleverly designed, perfect for car owners.
Happiness starts from within, and with the Black + Decker PD1200AV 12V Flexi Car Vacuum
the inside of the car will be kept spick and span. It comes with a 5m long cord, and can be conveniently connected to the car’s cigarette lighter or any 12v outlet, this way, Dad won’t have to worry about not being able to clean certain parts of his beloved ride like the boot. With the car-specific accessories and hose attachments, these extra tools can help reach into small and tight places in the car, to ensure a thorough and satisfying clean. There’s also a wide fitting brush flip which is great for hoovering and cleaning up the car floors, seats and boot.
For a quick and easy way to polish cars, the Black + Decker Car Polisher/Waxer KP600.
When it comes to the exterior finishes on the Dadmobile, the Black + Decker 6-inch 152mm Car Polisher/Waxer KP600
designed for every man who wants a quick and easy way to polish his car. Wax on, wax off with the Wax Applicator Bonnet that is included, then help your dad polish his ride with the high performance Wool Bonnet. For DIY car detailers, the KP600 is a great option for moderate car detailing tasks. It does a great job with light marks and dirt that can build up over time on a vehicle’s paint surface. Its two-handle design is also extremely comfortable to use for longer periods of time.
4. For the foodie
Being together at a table can be a relaxing time for each family member
to share their best experiences of the day.
Families are spending a lot more time at home these days. If your father loves his food, these gourmet meal promotions will satiate his inner food critic.
For takeaway* options, look no further than Frasers Makan Master
on the Frasers Experience (FRx) App for dining deals to make eating at home a little more stylish and a lot more delicious.
To heighten the experience, use your creativity by plating the food — restaurant style. The easiest way is to use coloured plates to add an instant lift to the dishes. If you’re just using white plates, then keep the arrangement tight in the centre for contrast. But before you consider what crockery to use, explore the food promotions available on Frasers Makan Master
this Father's Day.
Han’s Parents’ Day Set A combines western favourites with local delights
that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
Celebrate and feast together as a family with Han’s Parents’ Day Set A which includes nourishing Herbal Chicken served with rice, Pork Ribs served with French fries and vegetables, along with the soup of the day and drinks. There’s also Set B, which feeds four pax, and comes with additional mains like Han’s Chicken Superburger with egg and Hor Fun with prawn, fish & pork.
Plan a special home celebration with Dad and order in the Parents’ Day Set B from Hanis Café & Bakery.
Hanis Café & Bakery is an off-shoot of Han’s that offers halal options. To celebrate the man who brought you up, choose from two sumptuous set meals for your special man and the family to celebrate Parents’ Day.
Four pax Set B features delectable mains like Lamb Shank served with French fries and Hor Fun with prawn, and fish & chicken. These satisfying tummy fillers are accompanied with ice-cold thirst quenchers and comforting soups.
For a smaller party, Set A is the perfect option for a dinner for two. It consists of Herbal Chicken served with rice, Lamb Shank served with French fries, soup of the day and drinks.
Father's Day is best celebrated with family and amazing food from Rocky Master.
For more indulgences made for sharing, Rocky Master’s Father Day Bundle Meals lets you choose from 8 different mains like its innovative Chicken Satay Charcoal Burger and crowd-pleasing Hawaiian pizza. The set also comes complete with two drinks from an extensive list including Devil’s Brew®, Iced Niceberry Tea and Iced Lemon Tea, as well as a double serving of mushroom soup.
Surprise your dad with The Connoisseur Concerto’s (tcc) Roasted Half Spring Chicken with Yakinegi Jus or
Beetroot-infused Salmon Roulade Pasta.
If your dad is a fan of The Connoisseur Concerto’s (tcc), surprise him with it’s Parents Day Set Menus. Choose between its exquisite Roasted Half Spring Chicken with Yakinegi Jus or delectable Beetroot-infused Salmon Roulade Pasta (both come with the hearty Forest Mushroom Bisque).
The Connoisseur Concerto’s (tcc) is located at Anchorpoint
Uncle Leong Signatures captures the essence of the sea with its tantalising dishes.
Finally, bring the taste of the sea to pops with Uncle Leong Signatures oceanic Love You Dad sets for up to six pax. Indulge in a seven course meal that includes some of its best-selling and must-try items. These include its crabs (you’ll get to choose the flavour), Japanese Mushroom Abalone, Dried Shredded Scallops Fried Rice and Teochew Styled Fragrance Yam Paste.
*Frasers Makan Master also gives you the option to have your favourite food delivered to your doorstep.
So, if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for Dad, we hope that our little gift guide has given you some inspiration to go that extra mile by picking out a gift Dad will like (and actually put to use) as a way to show him your appreciation.