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Dad's the One!

Retail Indulgence
Writer
Aileen Chow
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What to get the man of the house for Father’s Day this year.

Buying gifts for dad can be a serious challenge, because it always seems like he already has everything he needs and wants for nothing! We say cut to the chase this year and check out these unique Father's Day gift ideas that will make your dad, grandpa, husband, or any father-like figure in your life, know that you truly care.

The Cool and Suave Dad: BLEU DE CHANEL Parfum Spray
Photo from CHANEL
Photo from CHANEL

If strong and masculine is how you would describe the special men in your life – whether your dad or husband – this intense aromatic-woody fragrance is a celebration of their charismatic appeal. The scent opens with a burst of freshness that settles into the warmth and fullness of cedar, and at the base, powerful notes of New Caledonian sandalwood unfurls a trail of modern masculine sophistication. It’s a fragrance that embodies the gentleman who is in charge of his destiny, one who is confident and sure-footed every step of the way. BLEU DE CHANEL comes complete with a full line of shaving and body products to keep the scent lasting throughout the day.

The Handyman Dad: Bosch Cordless Reciprocating Saw GSA 12 V-LI Professional
Photo from Bosch
Photo from Bosch

Every serious home-improvement enthusiast dreams of upgrading their power tools, and trust us, this compact universal saw is going to make dad very happy! Typically, different saws are needed when working on different materials, but this professional-class tool eliminates the need for that, thanks to its versatile universal blade. Although the cordless saw looks tiny and weighs only 1.2kg, this heavy-duty small wonder neatly and effortlessly cuts through wood, metal and plastic. Plus points: small grip circumference for a solid grasp, variable speed selection, and a practical battery charge level indicator.

The Fashionable Dad: Whiskey Barrel Watch
Photo from Uncommon Goods
Photo from Uncommon Goods

This one-of-a-kind timepiece is a nod to dad’s sophisticated sense of style, especially if he’s one who appreciates a fine glass of whiskey. He’ll be floored to know that this wearable work of art is handcrafted in Austria from retired oak whiskey barrels! Featuring a classic black dial with a cork-shaped oak crown, its strap is a handsome combination of aged wood and stainless steel links holding it together. The result is a modern, minimalist look with a rustic touch that holds a backstory.

The Always-on-the-Phone Dad: Wireless Charging Station with UV Sanitiser
Photo from Sharper Image
Photo from Sharper Image

The smartphone – our very lives pretty much depend on it to function these days. Our hands are in direct contact with our phones almost all day long and it’s the one item that we often neglect to disinfect. Now if you’re a parent who allows your kids to handle your phone... you get the picture.

Performing a dual-purpose function, the Wireless Charging Station with UV Sanitiser charges and disinfects your smartphone simultaneously. Simply place your phone on the Qi wireless charging dock and a powerful antibacterial UV light, coupled with advanced ionizer technology, safely eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria on your phone in just 20 minutes. Brilliant! As long as your dad’s phone is Qi- enabled and has a screen size between 4.7 inches and 6.6 inches, that is. However, most popular smartphones are already integrated with Qi wireless technology or can be added on, so chances are your tech enthusiast dad will be able to use the charging station just fine.

For New Dads: The Dad Hoodie
Photo from The Dad Hoodie
Photo from The Dad Hoodie

This is the ultimate gift from a wife to her husband to welcome to him to the wonderful world of fatherhood! Think the utility of multi-pocket vests but this one ranks way higher on a style quotient. Made of ultra- soft tri-blend fleece with a smooth, breathable lining, dad is practically guaranteed warmth and cosiness. The six internal compartments are large enough to fit diapers, wipes, baby bottles, and even a plush toy, but the hoodie’s genius design keeps dad looking slim instead of bulky. This allows dad to leave that unbecoming diaper bag at home!

For the Hard-to-Impress Dad: A MasterClass Gift Card
Photo from MasterClass
Photo from MasterClass

With some fathers, it seems like nothing excites them, ever. If this describes your dad (or grandfather), save yourself the headache and gift him with a year’s access to MasterClass passes. With over 80 instructors, all experts in their own fields, dad can have a personal cooking lesson with Gordon Ramsay, learn to play the electric guitar from the legendary Carlos Santana, or pick up adventure photography from professional climber and photographer, Jimmy Chin. There’s sure to be a course that’ll impress him!

The Fun and Playful Dad: Pinkfong Daddy Shark Official T-shirt
Photo from Pinkfong
Photo from Pinkfong

Daddy shark doo doo doo doo doo doo... The Baby Shark song, which went viral in 2016, never fails to get both children and adults excited and breaking out in song, warbling that infectious chorus. Give this cheeky tee to a cool dad and he’ll gleefully wear it with pride when he goes out! The T-shirt is available in black, navy, blue, and baby blue.

When it comes to picking a gift for dad, he deserves the very best, just like how dad has provided the best for his children all this while.

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