Eight Father’s Day gift ideas for every type of dad

These eight unique gift ideas will surely bring a smile to your dad’s face.

Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 16 June 2021, 1:47 PM

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be tough to rack our brains and get that perfect gift for our dads. 

Whether your dad is a music lover, a gamer or a bookworm, we’ve rounded up eight unique gift ideas that you can surprise him with on his special day!

1. For dads who love music

If you have a music-loving dad who collects records or likes to show off his music taste, treat him to a vinyl from his favourite artist! 

From popular record stores like The Analog Vault to neighbourhood shops like Curated Records, vinyl can easily be purchased anywhere.



If you’d like to take your gift up a notch, you can also give your dad a personalised vinyl. With Vinylify, you can create the perfect cover art and pick out songs that mean a lot to your father.

This thoughtful gift will certainly be appreciated by your father, who may even display the vinyl in his bedroom or the living room!

2. For dads who love their morning coffee

If you have a coffee-loving dad, make sure he has an insulated tumbler to keep his coffee the way he likes it. 

Amazon offers a wide variety of insulated tumblers in various sizes and designs, so take a look and choose the one that fits your dad’s taste. You can also personalise the tumbler by engraving it, so he’ll always remember to take it with him!


An insulated tumbler will keep your dad’s drink cold or warm for longer periods of time. PHOTO CREDIT: LUIS QUINTERO VIA UNSPLASH


Even if your dad only drinks water, he can still benefit from a tumbler to keep himself hydrated throughout the day.

3. For dads who love to exercise

If your dad is a sports enthusiast, a duffel bag would make a great gift as he can carry his gym necessities wherever he goes.

Under Armour’s duffle bag is a classic favourite amongst Amazon users due to its multiple pockets. Moreover, the bag’s HeatGear shoulder straps are adjustable and padded to provide your father with ultimate comfort.


Under Armour’s large-size Undeniable Duffle Adult Undeniable Duffle 4.0 Gym Bag retails for about $41 on Amazon. PHOTO CREDIT: AMAZON SINGAPORE


No matter what type of duffel bag you choose for your father, make sure it is large enough to hold everything he usually brings to the gym, but not so huge that it cannot fit into the gym lockers. It should also have plenty of pockets and a compartment for shoes.

4. For dads who love the finer things in life

If your dad is someone who enjoys luxury, you can buy him Louis Vuitton’s sleek and classy slender wallet, but it may break the bank.

Alternatively, you can also purchase cologne from famous luxury brands such as Dior, Versace and Givenchy. The prices of these colognes range from $126 to $158 at Sephora.


Cologne is a great gift for dads as it keeps them smelling fresh all day long. PHOTO CREDIT: SEPHORA


Whether your dad wears the cologne to work, to the mall or on special occasions, it is sure to boost his confidence.

5. For dads who love to cook

If your dad spends most of his time in the kitchen, consider buying him a Vitamix blender. 

Unlike other regular blenders, the ones from Vitamix can be used to make acai bowls, smoothies, spreads and more. There are also different types of Vitamix blenders with varying speeds and specifications to choose from.


Maximise your dad’s cooking potential with a powerful high-speed blender from Vitamix. PHOTO CREDIT: AMAZON SINGAPORE


Popular among home cooks and professionals, the Vitamix 5200 Blender is one of the best and most affordable blenders from Vitamix. Retailing at about $450, the blender has various speed controls and hardened stainless-steel blades that can blend even the toughest ingredients.

Thanks to your dad’s new Vitamix blender, he can now prepare meals he never thought he could before!

6. For dads who love cleanliness

If your dad is a clean freak who spends his weekends cleaning the house, ease his burden by getting him a robot vacuum cleaner.

You might think robot vacuum cleaners are expensive, but Shopee offers the highest-rated model for just $32.90.


Robot vacuum cleaners are incredibly efficient and easy to use, saving your dad plenty of time during the weekend. PHOTO CREDIT: YOONJAE BAIK VIA UNSPLASH


To use the device, simply place it on the floor or cleaning area. Once your dad gets a taste of a robot vacuum cleaner, he may not reach for his handheld vacuum cleaner as often as he used to. 

Thanks to you, the robot vacuum cleaner will now be his secret weapon to maintaining a clean house without doing much work.

7. For dads who love to read

Is your dad a massive bookworm who can’t stop sharing every book he’s ever read with you? In that case, you can never go wrong with a wooden book page holder

While it may seem like a small gift, it can make a huge difference in the reading experience. It is also lightweight and portable, making it the perfect gift for any book lover, especially when they are travelling on buses or trains.


Simply slide your thumb into the wooden book page holder, and you’re ready to read comfortably with only one hand. PHOTO CREDIT: AMAZON SINGAPORE


A wooden book page holder allows your father to easily hold the book wide open for convenient reading with one hand. This means that he will have a free hand to enjoy a cup of coffee!

8. For dads who love gaming

If your father spends his Sunday evenings curled up playing a game, consider gifting him a gaming power adapter. 

With a max 180-watt, the Innergie 180W Gaming Adapter is a powerful and reliable gaming companion that will enhance your dad’s gaming experience.


To accommodate most gaming laptops, six different tips are available on the Innergie 180G Gaming Power Adapter. PHOTO CREDIT: INNERGIE


This gaming power adapter is universally compatible and features six tips to work with most gaming laptops including Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Acer, HP, and more. If the tip is not compatible with your father’s laptop, additional tips can be found in the Free Tip Program.

For $89.00, you can purchase this gaming power adapter at Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman and Best Denki stores.


Hopefully, these eight gift ideas give you a variety of options to choose from, and you can pick the right gift for your father.

If you’re still unsure of what to get him this Father’s Day, you can always combine two or more items on this list!

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