Just when we thought we could celebrate Father’s Day out with the family, it looks like we’ll have to hold off those plans for now. Still, we can make do with our celebrations for the occasion from the comfort of our home. Whether you’re celebrating this Father’s Day with your dad at home, or even on Zoom while you’re miles apart from your loved ones, we’ve gathered a few gifts ideas that you can surprise and pamper your dad with, sorted according to what kind of dad he might be.
1. For the workaholic dad
Your dad has been spending hours cooped up at work, even while working from home, and the last thing you’d want to give him is something impractical. Fret not. Not only is this Thann Aroma Diffuser Greek Bottle a foolproof and practical option, but it also spruces up his workstation at the same time.
Choose from their Aromatic Wood, featuring a unique blend of orange, tangerine and nutmeg essential oils for an uplifting aroma, or their Oriental Essence option, a signature Thann scent that’s reminiscent of the exotic spas with Kaffir lime and lemongrass.
Thann Aroma Diffuser Greek Bottle, $80. Available at thann.com.sg.
2. For the dad who needs more pampering
Notice that your dad has been skimping on his self-care routine? It’s time to give him a real treat with this pampering set by cult skincare brand, Drunk Elephant. The Littles Head to Toe Bath set comes with the brand’s latest haircare formulations and other bio-compatible products for the ultimate cleanse. Here, you’ll find Drunk Elephant’s Cocomino Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner, Wild Marula Tangle Spray, T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub, Kamili Cream Body Cleanser, Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream, and Sili Body Lotion — all for the price of $69! While you’re at it, you might as well get one for yourself too.
Drunk Elephant The Littles™ Head to Toe Bath Set, $69. Available at Sephora.
3. For the eco dad
Choosing a gift that’s environmentally-friendly is thoughtful for both your dad and, well, Mother Earth. Aside from its natural formula, this green bottle of goodness from Philosophy is made with environmentally-friendly post-consumer recycled packaging that’s also recyclable. Formulated with vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free ingredients, this clean range by Philosophy includes a Detoxifying Cleanser, Warming Exfoliator, and Recovery Moisturiser.
Our top pick for the Eco Dad would have to be Philosophy’s Gentle Warming Exfoliator with Jojoba. Sloughing away dead skin, this formula helps to gently exfoliate and renew skin, revealing a smoother finish, while minimising the look of pores.
Philosophy Gentle Warming Exfoliator with Jojoba, $51. Available at Sephora.
4. For the bearded dad
Let’s face it, some men like to grow out their facial hair and as much as some of us dread the idea of it, it doesn’t seem like our fathers can be bothered about shaving or at least keeping them groomed. For the months that lead up to no-shave November, consider investing in an electric shaver for your dad this Father’s Day.
Enter the Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige. Providing a close shave, this shaver by Philips also functions as a beard styler, a precision trimmer and a cleansing brush with its revolutionary SmartClick precision attachment system. Philips also offers a styling and precision tool, also known as Philips Multigroom Series 7000, that encompasses 14 different styling tools for him to trim and style his beard with.
The Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige ($599) and Philips Multigroom Series 7000 ($119). Available at philips.com.sg.
5. For the gin-loving dad
Luckily, getting him the right gift is easy. For all the gin-loving dads out there, it’s now possible to shower yourself in your favourite go-to tipple. Peep the Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Gel – Gin and Detox Blend.
In collaboration with Compendium’s iconic Rojak Gin, this unique shower gel is unlike any other. With its invigorating and refreshing scent, bring happy shower hour to your dad with this unique blend that cleanses and detoxifies the body thanks to its mix of juniper berries, clary sage, torch ginger and lemon peel for that extra zest!
Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Gel – Gin and Detox Blend, $39. Available at beautyemporium.shop.
6. For the clean cut dad
Planning to give your dad a suave makeover this Father’s Day? Be sure to look over to Hero Pomade’s We Need A Hero Pomade for a quick fix. To keep your dad’s hair up to shape, having a pomade is a must in his daily rotation. Providing strong pliability and a natural finish, this pomade offers a stronghold and lasting power that can last him through the day. It’s also water-soluble, so he doesn’t have to worry about spending more time in the shower scrubbing off the wax in his hair.
We Need A Hero Pomade, $40. Available at beautyemporium.shop.
7. For the outdoorsy dad
If your dad loves spending hours in the Sun, whether he’s jogging, trekking or he simply loves the outdoors, then giving him a sunscreen like this one by AHC is a practical option for you to consider. We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the Sun, and if your dad isn’t one who has the habit of putting on some before heading out of the house, it’s about time he should. For a convenient option, this AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick helps to hydrate dry and dull skin, calming and brightening it at the same time for a more youthful complexion.
AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50 PA++++, $24.25. Available at Watsons.
8. For the beauty conscious dad
Believe it or not, but some of our dads can be vainer than us sometimes — they take better care of their skin, ensuring that they don’t skip on their daily skincare rituals. For the dads who are looking to try something to switch up their beauty routines, peep mySKINBAR’s Inception Sling.
Bringing justice to problematic skin, the double-duty foam gel cleanser helps to gently removes excess facial oils and it also works as a shaving cream or even as an aftershave! Most importantly, it also targets tell-tale signs of age and is packed with vitamin E and a refreshing cucumber scent, keeping his face cleansed and rejuvenated!
mySKINBAR Inception Sling, $39. Available on myskinbar.com.
9. For the dad who starts his day early
No matter how late he stays up watching his football matches, your dad always makes it a habit to wake up during sunrise. For a much-needed energy boost to tackle his day with, enter The Body Shop’s Guarana & Coffee Energising Cleanser and Moisturiser. With its invigorating formula that’s enriched with Guarana seeds from Brazil, caffeine-rich green coffee beans from Ethiopia and organic Community Trade Aloe Vera from Mexico, the range keeps skin energised and hydrated throughout the day.
10. For the dad who is always on-the-go
Your dad loves going out, no matter what occasion it is. Truth be told, he just can’t keep still and he would do anything to keep himself on the move. A pampering treat that your dad would appreciate? Try The Body Shop’s Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub for tired and overworked feet. Lather up and slough away dead skin, while English peppermint essential oil gives feet a cool, minty fresh feeling that’s perfect for a little pick-me-up.