12 practical Father’s Day gifts that will please even the toughest giftee

Now that Mother’s Day is over, we have Father’s Day present hunting to conquer.

If you’re stuck in a rut on what to get him this Father’s Day that he’ll love and use, don’t fret, we’ve done the legwork for you: here are 10 practical gifts to surprise him with that’ll become a fast staple in his daily routine!

1. Skechers shoes

Mark Nason X Skechers Shogun in Bandon (Navy)
Mark Nason X Skechers Ottomatic
Skechers GOrun Pulse Specter

Whether your dad is a fashionista, a workaholic, or an exercise enthusiast, Skechers has the perfect shoe for him. There are unique styles you can choose from that suit your dad’s style. Opt for these leather work shoes in slim-fitting OTTOMATIC, or the Light Lugg design (S$120 each), or the versatile and modern BANDON lifestyle sneaker (S$98), with a minimalist design to sport during the weekends. There’s even a lightweight running shoe (S$120) to support him every step of the way during his jogs!

2. ECCO’s Father’s Day curated selection

Sune Crossbody

Need more stylish options? Known for the high level of comfort their products provide for the wearer, ECCO has all the investment-worthy essentials your father will love. From two kinds of well-crafted belts, Allan Jeans Belt (S$139.90) for casual weekends, and Leif Men’s Formal Belt (S$169.90) to complete his work outfit, to a roomy and sturdy crossbody bag (S$399.90) to hold all his necessities and more, ECCO is your go-to for a practical gift that will become a must-have in his daily routine.

3. The Body Shop skincare

Spa of The World™ French Lavender Pillow Mist
Guarana & Coffee Energising Cleanser

If your dad is an advocate of self care like us, he’ll enjoy The Body Shop’s range of skincare products that’ll keep his skin healthy and clear! Fight morning fatigue with this energising guarana and caffeine cleanser (S$20) and gel moisturiser (S$28) duo, or help him wind down after a tough day at work with their relaxing Spa of The World™ French Lavender Pillow Mist (S$26).

4. Nyetimber

Nyetimber 1086

Offering a selection of nine well-crafted and unique wines including the sparkling, dry Nyetimber Rosé (S$118), and their dry white 1086 (S$400) produced entirely from estate-grown fruit, treat your favourite foodie this year to a Nyetimber that’ll pair perfectly with any meal, be it a juicy steak, caviar, or seafood!

5. Buona Terra Pasta Kits

Enjoy your bottle of wine with Buona Terra’s new pasta kits! Conveniently packaged into portions for easy preparation even on a busy day, the Italian restaurant now offers fresh, homemade pasta (SGD8 each) in three variations, Tagliolini, Tagliatelle, and Pappardelle, to perfectly pair with their signature sauces, Al Pesto (SGD32), Amatriciana style (SGD32), or Crab and Fresh Silician Tomato (SGD38).

Order yours now by calling 6733 0209 or sending a WhatsApp message to 9456 3147 (delivery fees vary depending on your location). Alternatively, purchase your share here, with a flat delivery rate of SGD8.

6. Cakes from The Pine Garden

coffee-durian-cake-the-pine-garden-fathers-dayDurian season is here and The Pine Garden presents a bold rendition of durian cake for Father’s Day this year. Combining two of their bestselling flavours, Coffee and Cat Mountain King Durian, The Pine Garden’s new creation – the Kopi O’ Cat Mountain King Durian Cake – packs a punch in the flavour department. You can even add on actual durian to be hidden in the middle of the cake (add S$18 for the 0.5kg cake or S$22 for the 1kg cake) for a cheeky surprise for Dad. The Kopi O’ Cat Mountain King Durian Cake retails for S$48 for 0.5kg and S$68 for 1kg.


If your dad isn’t crazy about durian, go for the Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake with Grated Coconut for something that’s more of a crowd-pleaser. This light and moist cake is paired with velvety buttercream and homecooked grated coconut. Squeeze the Gula Melaka syrup that’s provided onto the cake according to your preference for it and you’ll get a delectable treat that most would enjoy. The Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake with Grated Coconut is available at S$39.50 (7.5″).

You can order both cakes and other picks for Father’s Day at The Pine Garden’s website. Collection for both cakes have to be done by 30 June.

7. Tumi Delta ID Lock Shielded Slim Single Billfold

Is his wallet always bulky with bills, keepsakes, and cards? Try this understated leather wallet by renowned luggage and bag maker Tumi, that’s designed to look and feel slim even with clutter. Plus, this style even offers Tumi’s ID Lock technology to help protect personal data encoded on his cards from electronic theft!

Retails on Nordstrom for SGD85.

8. Smart Watches

Apple Watch Series 3

For the man constantly on the go, phones can be cumbersome to hold while commuting. Whether he’s a sports enthusiast and would appreciate a watch equipped with a fitness feature (from SGD48), or trend follower that’ll love the ever-popular Apple Watches (from SGD288), make sure to catch these much-raved about smart watches during their mid-year sale, which will allow him to keep up with your day at any time.

9. Kopi Mug & Warmer Set

Treat your dad with a mug and warmer set to keep his favourite freshly brewed coffee warm for longer! Choose between vibrant shades like mint green, sky blue, or pink to liven up his workspace, or in classic black and white if he prefers the minimalist look.

Available on Nordstrom for SGD69.

10. Customised cufflinks

Nothing screams thoughtful like a customised gift. If he has a penchant for personal gifts, you can’t go wrong with a pair of engraved cufflinks from this Etsy seller that even lets you choose your preferred font, shape, and colour!

From SGD24.86 on Etsy.

11. Marshall Minor II Bluetooth Earbuds

Make his work time more productive with these versatile bluetooth earphones that has an in-line microphone and an ergonomic shape that fits comfortably in the ears for long periods of time, and remain tangle free whenever he heads out for a jog. The stylish, retro-inspired pair even has a feature that automatically pauses music whenever they’re connected so he never misses a beat!

Retails on Nordstrom for SGD129.

12. Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer

If he prefers spending time outdoors rather than lounging at home, get him a pair of stylish sunglasses that’ll properly protect his eyes from the damaging sun. With a classic and timeless shape and colour, this will be a new fashion-forward staple in his car or when heading out for a day outside.

SGD154 on Nordstrom.

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