25 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 25 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. K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau De Parfum

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For the modern dad that wants a fragrance for everyday wear, you won’t go wrong with the K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau De Parfum.

It embodies a deep and intense woody base, which is enriched with an invigorating fusion of zesty citruses, and finished off with hints of spicy cardamom, creamy fig milk accord, and smoky nagamortha wood.

The K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau De Toilette is available in three different sizes: 50ml, 100ml, and 150ml, and is priced at S$134, S$183, and S$204 respectively. Get it from Sephora

5. 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.

6. Xiaomi Treadmill

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To encourage dad to move more and be active even during the stay-home period, you can get the Xiaomi Treadmill, to help you get the job done.

This treadmill is portable and extremely compact, but here’s the best part: it’s completely foldable, so you won’t have to worry about the exercise equipment taking up too much space in the house!

Additionally, this running equipment has recently won the Red Dot Product Design Award, so you know it’s definitely a good investment that’ll be worth every buck.

The Xiaomi Treadmill retails from S$409 on Shopee

P.s. Check out your cart on 18 June to get it at an exclusive discounted price of S$339! 

For the fashionable dad

7. Garmin Fenix 6 Solar Series

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Help dad further kickstart his fitness routine with the Garmin Fenix 6 Solar Series that’ll help him track his health and daily workouts!

This fitness watch doesn’t only come with over 30 sport activity profiles, but it’s also built-in with Garmin’s very own Elevate Optical Technology that keeps track of health features like heart rate and oxygen levels.

These features are extremely handy, making it easy for dad to do a daily check on his health and have a good gauge on when to get a well-deserved break (or get moving) after a long day.

Available in two colours – black and white, the Garmin Fenix 6 Solar Series retails from S$1,299 and can be purchased from Lazada and Shopee

8. Skechers x One Punch Man Stamina 2.0 Lifestyle Sneakers

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Midnight Blue (Left), Bright Yellow (Right)

For shoes that are stylish yet comfortable for everyday wear, we’re sure these vibrant Stamina 2.0 Lifestyle Sneakers from the Skechers x One Punch Man collection will do the trick. Bonus points if he happens to be into the hit anime series!

Available in midnight blue and bright yellow, this limited-edition Skechers x One Punch Man series retails for S$159 and can be found at all Skechers stores islandwide as well as on Lazada and Shopee

9. 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

10. 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 tech-savvy dads

11. 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

12. 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. 

13. 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.

14. Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4

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For melomaniac dads, you can count on the Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 to be the perfect Father’s Day gift. This iconic speaker from JBL features a futuristic sculptural design that looks more like an art piece in the living room, rather than a speaker!

This one-of-a-kind audio masterpiece doesn’t only look sleek but also boasts a vibrant treble and rich bass, great for dads who are geeks when it comes to audio technology and devices. It’s equipped with wireless Bluetooth streaming, so you can shuffle music and adjust the volume to your liking no matter where you are at home.

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 retail for S$499 on Shopee, Lazada, and at all JBL authorised retailers islandwide.

15. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G

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If dad has been itching to beef up his home office, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G (not inclusive of keyboard) would make a great addition to his work desk. Not only is it equipped with a second screen feature for maximum convenience and productivity, it also comes with an ultra-low latency S Pen so that dad can conveniently go paperless, and pen down all his notes digitally on this sleek device.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G retails for S$1,798 and can be purchased from Samsung’s e-store

16. Omnidesk Pro 2020

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Standing desks have been all the rage these days and you can definitely consider giving dad one by Omnidesk as his new WFH companion this Father’s Day.

With a standing desk, dad has the flexibility of sitting and standing while getting his work done – all he has to do is raise the automated desk to the desired level when he wants to get a good stretch as he works. Feeling achy from standing for too long? Simply lower the desk back down to the desired height with just a click of a button, and you’re set!

The Omnidesk Pro 2020 is priced between S$800 and S$970, and is available in three different sizes – 48 inches, 60 inches, and 72 inches. Purchase it on Shopee

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

17. Hook Coffee

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Coffe-loving dads will appreciate these newly launched coffee beans and Father’s Day bundles from Hook!

Warm Hugs (S$18) is a dark roast coffee blend that comprises beans sourced from Brazil and Ethiopia, which are roasted for a longer period of time and at a higher temperature as compared to other coffee beans.

This, in turn, yields coffee that has lower acidity and a thicker body, producing a good cup of strong coffee – perfect if dad loves his Kopi O Kosong.

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French Press Bundle

Additionally, the local coffee distributor has also crafted two special bundles for Father’s Day. If dad likes a thick and rich cuppa, go for the French Press Bundle (S$80) which comes with a coffee plunger that adopts a slow extraction method to steep coffee grounds in almost-boiling water. Along with that is a metal sieve that helps filter coffee grounds, ensuring you get a smooth and intense cup of coffee.

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Clever Dripping Bundle

Alternatively, you can go with the Clever Dripping Bundle (S$80) that’ll give dad coffee that’s less bitter and easy on the throat. It comes with a dripper that adopts the immersion method, which submerges coffee grounds in water, where you can then use filter paper to drip the coffee once more after to get a clean and clear taste that’s extremely light and easy to drink.

Shop online at Hook Coffee

18. Thermos FFX-751 Bottle

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Sand Beige (Left), Matte Black (Right)

To pair with dad’s freshly brewed coffee is the Thermos FFX-751 Bottle that doesn’t only serve its purpose in keeping drinks hot and cold, but also comes with a top lid that can double up as a cup, making it extremely easy to sip coffee on the go.

Available in sand beige and matte black, the Thermos FFX-751 Bottle retails for S$65 on Shopee

19. 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! 

20. 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.

21. Diageo Rare and Exceptional Whiskey

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What could be a better way for dad to enjoy his brand new whiskey set than with a virtual whiskey tasting session with Diageo Rare and Exceptional? Led by Global Malts Ambassador Ewan Gunn, send dad on a journey around different distilleries in Scotland – but from the comfort of your own home!

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Treat dad to the luxurious Talisker 8 Set (S$500) that features whiskies from the Diageo Rare and Exceptional Special Releases Collection:

  • Talisker 8: A taste of maritime distillery character with a sweet taste from the Caribbean rum cask finish
  • Cardhu 11: Best enjoyed when mixed with water for a Cardhu gentleness and richness in a spicy embrace
  • The Singleton of Dufftown 17: A release purely from refill American Oak Casks, this is on another level as compared to The Singleton Dufftown distillery character, where a signature grassy fruitiness is unfolded when added to water

The virtual tasting session for this set will take place on 19 June, 6pm.

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Or if dad prefers some oldies, get him the Talisker 25 Set (S$1,010) instead which comes with two bottles of iconic 25-year-olds from Diageo Rare and Exceptional:

  • Talisker 25: An annual release that surprises you with an upgraded packaging every year, this is a unique and powerful liquid that has its flavours ever-changing in the oak casks
  • Pittyvaich 28: For something that’s complex and compelling yet light and straightforward, this is the perfect one that’s bottled from a closed distillery.

The virtual whiskey tasting session for this set will take place on 19 June, 8pm.

All purchases made for the Talisker sets come with a free tasting session and you can place your order online

For dads who love upgrading the home with the latest appliances

22. 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

23. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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If dad needs a little nudge in the hairstyling department, you can trust the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to do so.

More than just a hairdryer, the Supersonic is engineered to style four different hair types effectively and maintain hair’s natural shine without causing any damage and hair breakage in the process by ensuring that it doesn’t get exposed to excessive heat.

The glass bead thermistor feature in the hairdryer also measures the temperature at 40 times a second and transmits all this data to the microprocessor which then intelligently controls the patented double-stacked heating element. Yes, we know that’s a lot of science in a hairdryer, but it’s truly the technology that makes this gizmo so amazing!

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer retails for S$599 and is available for purchase on Dyson’s e-store, Dyson Service Centre & Demo Centres, as well as at the Dyson Beauty Lab located at Funan. 

24. Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser

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For a truly practical gift, look no further than the Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser. This compact and portable UV steriliser uses UV-C LED light and a highly effective interior coating to ensure all your daily items are kept clean.

All you have to do is slot in high-touch items like your phone and wallet into the device, and the contraption will take care of everything else – easy peasy.

The Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser retails for S$249 on Ante

25. LIVINGCARE Water Purifier

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Water purifiers have recently been a must-have home appliance to own and there’s no better timing than now to gift dad one! If you’ve been looking for one that not only comes with the ability to provide clean water but also one that’s small and compact with the ability to fit into any corner of the kitchen, then the all-new Jewel series from LIVINGCARE is the perfect fit.

It’s a motorless model, so you won’t have to worry about dealing with any kind of complicated technology that might get in the way of its functionality. Moreover, it comes with an alkaline water option as well and lets you choose from a range of five gorgeous colours (powder blue, flamingo pink, seafoam mint, chiffon white, and midnight black).

This water purifier is priced at S$2,788 and can be purchased from Shopee

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