Glenfiddich x Mr. Bucket Whisky-infused Bon Bons
Photograph: Glenfiddich x Mr. BucketGlenfiddich x Mr. Bucket Whisky-infused Bon Bons

The ultimate Father's Day gift guide

Not another tie or handkerchief for the most important man in your life – here are gifts that dads will actually love and want. Written by Michelle Yee

Cheryl SekkappanDawson Tan
Contributor: Dawson Tan
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For all the things they do for the family, Dads, too, deserve to be celebrated, honoured and spoiled on Father’s Day. Instead of getting them another tie or briefcase for work, surprise them with a gift that you know they will enjoy using or doing during their free time. From active wear and wireless earbuds for fitness-loving dads to a gin masterclass and coffee roasting experience for dads who love to try out new things, these gift ideas will definitely put a smile on their face.

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Gifts to get for Father's Day

  • Bakeries
  • Kallang

Reminisce fond memories spent with dad while indulging in this Father’s Day special: Black Sesame Mochi Cake ($70) by popular family-run bakery Olsen Bakehouse. Inspired by a nostalgic local dessert that most Singaporeans grew up eating, tang yuan (glutinous rice balls), the cake features a housemade black sesame paste that is deliciously earthy and nutty, coupled with a soft and chewy layer of mochi.

Email hello@olsenbakehouse.com to order.

  • Shopping
  • Lifestyle
  • Orchard

Help your dad take his workout gear to the next level with Kydra, a popular local activewear brand that is known for its sleek and innovative designs. The newly improved Flex 7” Lined Shorts ($70) from the latest Ascend collection is functional, stylish and versatile, and can be worn for all occasions, from workout, work, to day out with the family. Pair it with the Adept Curved Hem Tee ($40), which is both durable and resilient, making workouts in the gym comfortable and effortless.

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  • Tanglin

Raise a glass of scotch and indulge Dad in the finest pleasures. This year, Glenfiddich's limited edition gift sets feature exquisite designs by talented Finnish artist Santtu Mustonen and includes a stylish hip flask. Available with the Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18-Year-Old expressions, it is the perfect companion for moments worth celebrating or even just after an honest day of work. And that’s not all, local bean-to-bar artisanal chocolatier, Mr. Bucket, has got some seriously tasty whisky-infused Chocolate Bon Bons to pair. Journey Dad on a chocolate fantasy with unique flavours such as spiced oak, honey oak and citrus oak. The Father’s Day gift set goes for just $128 which includes a box of six whisky-infused Chocolate Bon Bons and a 700ml bottle of Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old. Alas, cheers to the man that raised the bar.

Surprise your plant-loving dad with this stunning Monterey Cypress Bonsai ($55) this Father’s Day. Well-loved for being low-maintenance and easy to shape, this hardy miniature tree will make a great addition to his work desk. Furthermore, bonsai trees make meaningful gifts as they are said to symbolise peace, harmony, love and luck. Place them at a spot where they can get direct sunlight or bright indirect light.

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The Meat Club Box ($124)

For dads who love cooking up a storm, nothing will make them happier than receiving fresh, quality produce. This Best of The Meat Club Box ($124) comprising a good selection of fresh chicken breast, barramundi fillet, salmon fillet, grass fed beef eye fillet steak and more, will allow him to do what he enjoys most – whip up a sumptuous feast for the family. And what better way to bond with dad this Father’s Day than to indulge him in his favourite hobby and show him how much you enjoy and appreciate his culinary skills.

The Meat Club offers a range of curated boxes packed with fresh, quality produce. Visit themeatclub.com.sg to find out more.

  • Fusion
  • Tanglin

Whether your dad is a cocktail lover, gin aficionado or just someone who enjoys new experiences, this cocktail masterclass by Tanglin Distillery – Singapore’s first Gin Distillery tucked away on Dempsey Hill, will make the perfect gift. If dad is completely new to cocktail-making, level one ($68) is a great place to start – the one hour session will equip him with skills to make cocktails in two basic styles: classic stirred and classic shaken, and more importantly, how to create balance in cocktails. For those with prior experience, they can consider going for level two (Understanding the Technique and Flavours of Cocktails) or level three (Crafting Unique Cocktails).

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  • Attractions
  • Farms
  • Bedok

If dad insists he wants nothing this Father’s Day, you can still surprise him by spending quality time together doing something new, like going for a coffee roasting experience ($95 per person for a group session). Curated for coffee lovers and casual enthusiasts, this live coffee roasting experience will allow participants to see live coffee plant growing on the farm; select and roast raw coffee beans over fire; try grinding coffee beans by hand; and experiment with different brewing techniques (pour over and moka pot). The insightful session will wrap up with brunch where participants will be treated to freshly made bagels and coffee. 

JBL Live Pro 2 Earbuds ($199)

Boasting exceptional sound quality, extended battery life, and a sleek design, the newly launched JBL Live Pro 2 will make the perfect gift for all dads this Father’s Day. Other notable features include upgraded IPX5 waterproof and splashproof rating, as well as true adaptive noise cancelling, which make usage in the elements worry-free. With 40 hours playback time, this nifty wireless earbuds also allow users to enjoy long stints at the gym and in the great outdoors while binge listening to their favourite podcasts. 

The Live Pro 2 is available for purchase at JBL online stores and at all JBL authorised retailers in Singapore at a promotional price of $199 (U.P. $259).

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Introduce dad to a new hobby that you know he will enjoy this Father’s Day – if he’s into beer, this basic homebrewing experience offered by HomeBrew Co-Op would make the perfect gift. Conducted by resident brew master Neo, participants will learn how beer is made, what it is made of and more importantly, how to brew their own beer at home using a beer brewing kit. Workshop fees ($85 per person) include a mini brew starter kit.

When all else fails, there's food

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