12 Father’s Day gifts that will please even the pickiest dad

In just a blink of an eye, another year has passed and Father’s Day is right around the corner again.

Well, buying gifts for dad can be one of the toughest and most challenging tasks as he probably wouldn’t tell you explicitly what’s on his bucket list – or would most likely brush you off by saying that he’s good without any presents.

We get how much of a struggle it can be but don’t fret, AVENUE ONE is here to help with our compilation of 12 practical gifts that we guarantee all dads will love!

For dads to embark on a self-care journey

1. Origins bestselling duo

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Dads might seem unbothered when it comes to self-care and grooming but if you gift them the right items to help them kickstart a skincare regime of their own, we’re sure they will be asking for self-care Sundays with you in no time!

Start by giving the nature-powered skincare from Origins, now dressed in slate grey. Dad will get the brand’s bestselling Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief (S$63), which is a soothing watery treatment lotion that feels ultra-light on the skin. It’s formulated with potent natural actives such as Reishi, Fermented Chaga Mushrooms, and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid that helps boost your skin’s hydration levels and instantly soothes any visible irritation.

Next up is the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash (S$43) that is gentle on the skin yet mighty when it comes to rinsing away impurities and excess surface oils as it’s formulated with key ingredients such as Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein, and Tourmaline. Dad will feel clean and razor-ready after a simple wash as the dry and oily zones are now balanced, and skin is refreshed with a mint-infused scent from the facial wash.

You can now purchase this skincare duo at all Origins and Sephora stores islandwide as well as online on Lazada. Alternatively, you can also contact the Origins Concierge Service at 9657 0854 to make your purchase. 

2. Medavita Lotion Concentrée Homme

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It’s natural that age will catch up with all of us, including dad. If he’s facing age-related hair loss issues, then this would make the perfect gift for him. Made with 13 powerful active ingredients, the Medavita Lotion Concentrée Homme helps address his mane problem by fighting free radicals and stimulating capillary circulation, all while nourishing and strengthening the hair’s root system at the same time. This special men’s range has purportedly worked successfully for 73% of users and is great for lengthening dad’s hair lifespan!

Medavita Lotion Concentrée Homme retails for S$120 (100ml) and S$150 (13 x 6ml). Purchase it from Beaute By Nature located at Parkway Parade, Takashimaya Level 3, and Isetan Scotts Level 1. Alternatively, you can buy it online from Beaute By Nature

3. The Body Shop White Musk Eau De Toilette

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Expand your father’s perfume wardrobe with The Body Shop White Musk Eau De Toilette (S$45) that offers fresh earthy sensual notes in an ultra-smooth scent. Suitable for both casual day outs and busy days in the office, this effortlessly laidback yet sophisticated scent features The Body Shop’s iconic White Musk fragrance that was reinvented for men and is made from 93% of natural origin ingredients.

You can purchase the White Musk Eau De Toilette at all The Body Shop stores islandwide. Alternatively, you can buy it online at Lazada, Shopee, and Foodpanda shops. 

4. OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa

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Nothing beats treating yourself to a massage at the end of a long day – so, why not treat dad to one with the OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa (now S$999, was S$1,699)? Small and compact, it fits into any space in the home seamlessly and yet, is able to do its job well.

Made with advanced massage technology, this tiny but mighty massage sofa comes with auto massage programs targeted at the neck and shoulders that help with hunched backs derived from the extended usage of mobile phones and digital screens in general.

What we really like though is the DIY feature that lets you customise your massage sessions by allowing you to choose from a variety of techniques such as kneading, rolling, and tapping!

Purchase the OSIM uDivine Mini Massage Sofa online on the official OSIM website, Shopee, and Lazada.

For tech-savvy dads

5. Sharp HP-TW30 Earbuds

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With WFH being the default mode for most of us working professionals again, the Sharp HP-TW30 Earbuds (S$249) will definitely make a good work companion for daddy dearest. Equipped with an anti-noise cancellation function, the earbuds allow for reduced background noise and ambient noise at 22dB – making it perfect for use in homes with more people where sometimes you just need to silence your surroundings in order to concentrate and relax.

If dad is selective with the quality of audio he listens to, you don’t have to worry as this pair also comes with a perfect stereo sound quality with deep bass, superior sound profiles, and amplified volume capacity, giving him the best sound quality possible. These earbuds would also make a great gift for dads who love exercises and the outdoors as they are water-resistant.

You can purchase these earbuds from the Sharp e-store

6. Sharp AQUOS 4K UHD TV

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For some quality family time and drama binge-watching, the all-new Sharp AQUOS 4K UHD TV (S$3,499) would be the perfect fit for any home. Be sure to enjoy a cinema experience in the comfort of your own home with the unique panel Deep Chroma Display that shows off richer tones and colours.

You’ll also be happy to know that it features advanced comfort modes and energy-saving efficiency, as with all Sharp products that have been proven to have safe operations and high endurance under any circumstance. While this makes a perfect gift for dad, we’re sure that it’s one that the whole family will enjoy too.

You can purchase the Sharp AQUOS 4K UHD TV at authorised Sharp retail stores. 

7. Vintage Polaroid cameras

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For the men who are into nostalgia and vintage goods, you sure won’t go wrong with a vintage polaroid camera. The Polaroid Supercolor 635CL (S$196) has retro vibes all over it and is a must-have classic in every collector’s collection.

Purchase this camera from Lazada.

P.S. Not sure which camera to get with the vast options available? Check out our vintage camera round-up for some ideas on which camera model would suit dad best.

8. The Royal Navy x G-SHOCK FROGMAN limited-edition timepiece

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Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Defense in line with the ‘Never Give Up’ philosophy, The Royal Navy x G-SHOCK Frogman Watch (S$1,299) is for the ones who love exercising and can’t stop reminiscing about their army days.

Co-designed with the Royal Navy, the colour palette of the timepiece is made with its instantly recognisable colours – red, white, and navy against a contrasting light grey frame, and is built to withstand hostile environments with various features such as enhanced water resistance.

Long-lasting and functional, this watch will serve dad well with an analogue display and big, bold hour markers and hands for better readability.

The Royal Navy x G-SHOCK Frogman Watch can be found at all G-SHOCK stores islandwide as well as on the online G-SHOCK site

9. Casio MTG-B2000 Collection Watch

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For men who fancy being up-to-date with the latest technology, the all-new MTG-B2000 Collection Watch (S$1,699) can be connected to mobile phones via the Bluetooth function, allowing you to obtain accurate time information from an internet-based time server that changes automatically depending on where your location is.

What’s more, this timepiece is made of a black ion-plated (IP) case, bezel, and band with red being the perfect accent colour. It also comes with a red resin band that you can easily switch out to whenever you like. Versatile and high-quality, this is an easy-to-match daily watch that goes with practically any outfit.

The new Casio MTG-B2000 Collection Watch can be found at all G-SHOCK stores islandwide as well as on the online G-SHOCK site

For dads who loves to imbibe in a drink (or two)

10. Luxury gifts from Temple Cellars

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Temple Cellars has a luxury gifts section that lets you pick out the perfect bottle for that. Our pick has got to be this 2016 Belle Cousine (S$146.70) that’s composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Perfect for those who enjoy a fine chalky texture, this wine has hints of fresh red and black currants, which are followed by various layers of aroma such as mint chocolate, cedar, dried herbs, and graphite with accents of dusty earth, that finishes with a long and lifted aftertaste.

Purchase the 2016 Belle Cousine at Temple Cellars

P.S. With Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) put in place recently, Temple Cellars now offers 24/7 delivery service that allows you to get your favourite bottles in just a few clicks! 

11. Arssoo Vintage Whiskey Set

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If dad is someone who enjoys a good drinking session and has his own mini-bar at home, then this Arssoo Vintage Whiskey set (S$55.95) would definitely make his day.

Included in this set are two 300ml drinking glasses, four large whiskey stones, an ice tong, drink coasters, and a bamboo stand to hold all the supplies, making this essential for a truly elevated whiskey-drinking experience.

What’s so unique about this set is that it comes with round beverage chilling stones that will ensure that the inner part of your glassware is free from scratches, and also keep drinks at optimal temperature without diluting and compromising the pure taste of your whiskey!

Purchase this Arssoo Vintage Whiskey Set now from Amazon.

12. Cuisinart Meat Grill

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If dad is the best cook in the house, then level up his collection of kitchen appliances with the Cuisinart Meat Grill (S$177) which comes with removable and reversible nonstick cooking plates that will easily cook any meat of choice.

It’s also fitted with an integrated drip tray so he won’t have to worry about cleaning up any greasiness and mess. More importantly, it’s equipped with adjustable temperature controls with indicator lights that will help dad cook the best grilled meat possible

Purchase this electric meat grill from Lazada

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