It’s the time of the year again where we give thanks to the paternal figures in our lives. And dads today are different. They’re current and young-at-heart. Like us, they wouldn’t be caught dead wearing Crocs. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest gift ideas for all cool dads out there. And don’t worry, accepting his Facebook friend request isn’t one of them.
There’s only that much pockets can hold. For the working fathers, Tumi has a stylish range of backpacks to hide everything from documents to water bottles. Their Alpha Bravo collection in reflective silver easily matches all work outfits, complete with roomy compartments. Like this sleek Davis Backpack with sleeves and pockets to stay organised and on top of things.
$620, available at all Tumi stores
2. Cole Haan
For an elegant touch, the Jefferson Grand Penny from Cole Haan will turn him from dad to dapper. This oxford comes in soft leather upper, with a versatile shade of tan that will fit nicely in any shoe cabinet.
$299, available at Cole Haan Paragon and Suntec City
For a fuss-free option that’s safe yet thoughtful, luxury fragrance house Byredo should do the trick. Minimalist packaging aside, the spicy Baudelaire will have him smelling nice all day. Notes of caraway, juniper berries, and pepper will quickly give way for hyacinth, incense, and leather, before settling into a firm base of black amber, papyrus, and patchouli.
$210 for 50ml, available at escentials Paragon and TANGS, and TANGS Vivo
Leather wallets serve an important function—they need to be both stylish and functional. The grey khaki wallet from RABEANCO ticks both boxes. It’s understated, clean, and durable.
$160, available at RABEANCO stores
5. The Meat Club
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And if your father has an appetite for meat and wine, the Ultimate Dude Food Hamper will fill that belly and put a smile on his face. Each hamper comes with 700g of frenched lamb rack, 400g of 100% grass-fed eye fillet, pork chorizo sausages, and king salmon fillet. The hamper also comes with thoughtfully paired wine—the Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016, Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2015, and Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.
$200, available online at http://www.themeatclub.com.sg/product/fathers-day-hamper/
Ties from Japanese label 45R might change your father’s mind about prints. These textural pieces have a subtle appeal that allows your father to stand out without packing on too much details. Every purchase of their Father’s Day edit will also come with a complimentary tote-bag or towel.
From $480, available exclusively at 45R Paragon