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Gift ideas for this Father’s Day

Celebrate this Father’s Day with these sentimental or practical gifts.

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan

Skills include buying the same jeans in different colours.


Published: 15 June 2022, 4:26 PM

With Father’s Day around the corner, most of us are probably scrambling to find presents for our dads.

If you’re still unsure of what to get, here are five gift suggestions based on your dad’s personality type, interests and habits!

The Aspiring Farmer

Wish your dad a bountiful harvest with these hand-painted garden gloves by artist Le Kinh Dien.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: LE KINH DIEN

 

The collection carries five different designs, each depicting the different stages of owning a plant. The back is also painted with the words mát tay, which is Vietnamese for “green hands”.

Priced at $45 per pair, buyers won’t be able to choose their preferred design as it is meant to “come as a surprise”.

The Sentimental Dad

Is your dad the type to use the same wallet and bags for decades? Here are some durable options to refresh his collection. 

Artisanal leather goods brand MOTHERHOUSE offers a wide selection of products starting from $148, including business bags, shoulder bags and tote bags.

You can also choose to have your gift wrapped using traditional furoshiki cloth and opt for an additional personalised leather embossed tag to accompany your gift.

There is also an option to record a short heartfelt video message and MOTHERHOUSE will help deliver both your gift and video.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: MOTHERHOUSE, BYND ARTISAN

 

If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day, consider signing up for a leather crafting workshop at Bynd Artisan.

Starting from $68 per person, you and your dad can learn how to make goods like AirPods cases, card holders, book covers and of course, wallets.

The Stay-at-home Dad

If your dad’s always around, be it in the kitchen cooking up a storm or in the living room making sure everything is neat and tidy, here are some practical gifts you can consider getting him.

Starting from $55, kitchen appliance brand Mayer has air fryers of different designs and sizes to meet your resident chef’s needs.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: MAYER, HARVEY NORMAN

 

If he’s always doing the house chores, the Cornell Cyclone Wired Handheld Vacuum Cleaner might make his life easier. Currently on sale, you can get it at Harvey Norman for $58.

The Cannot-stay-at-home Dad

Is your dad the adventurous type? Always out at the jetty fishing or at the park watching birds? Perhaps you can get him a Nature Hiking Basic Folding Camping Armchair from Decathlon.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: DECATHLON

 

Affordably priced at $25, the chair comes equipped with a cup holder and a built-in strap for easy carrying and transportation.

The Forgetful Dad

Does your dad have a habit of losing things? These practical gifts might just solve his problems.

Great for dads who carry around wads of cash, the Tile Slim is a tracking device that fits in a wallet or cardholder. Covering up to a 76m Bluetooth range, it is also equipped with voice-assistive technology, namely Alexa, Google and Siri.

The Tile Slim is available in three colourways – Black, Sand and Sage, and costs US$34.99 (S$48.66), inclusive of a one-year subscription to Tile Premium, the app’s tracking service.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: TILE, APPLE

 

Another option would be Apple’s AirTag that is attachable to keys, bags and even clothes.

At $45, you can track your various belongings through the Find My app.

Complete the gift with a personalised touch to the AirTag by engraving your dad’s initials and favourite emojis!


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