It always seems like the most important men in your life are also the toughest people to shop for. Our pick of the coolest Christmas gifts for Dads and Grandpas should come in useful.
Perhaps he’s a workaholic on weekdays who enjoys rough-and-tumble fun with the kids on weekends. Or a hipster-wannabe who loves getting dressed up for special occasions. Sometimes he can be quite a technology geek, but he’s almost always into good food and fine wines. Whichever kind of man he is, here’s our pick of the 10 best Christmas gifts for Dads and Grandpas (and the Hubs!) this 2018.
1. GSS Chilli Crab Apron
Put him in the Chilli Crab Apron and watch him have a wok-ing good time! All Singaporean foodies will appreciate this one, as it celebrates our signature seafood dish. The apron protects amateur cooks and professional chefs alike from crabby sauces. It even provides the prized recipe cleverly printed upside down for easy reference by the wearer. No need to queue up at overpriced seafood restaurants ever again!
Buy at Museum Label outlets
2. Jamie’s Italian Christmas Hampers
If he prefers to celebrate with a tipple or two, then he’ll surely appreciate The Epic Jamie’s Italian Hamper. The beverage hamper comes with beers and wines, along with Jamie’s Italian merchandise and cookbook for inspiration. If he’s a more of a foodie, then pick The Indulgent Jamie’s Italian Hamper that’s full of gourmet goods such as ‘Sorensina’ Pecorino Romano and Grated Mullet Bottarga. Or go all the way with The Great Jamie’s Hamper, the ultimate combination of both.
3. GoPro HERO7 Silver
A bulky DSLR just gets in the way when you’re on a family vacation. What he really needs for capturing those precious memories is the compact-sized GoPro HERO7 Silver. Built tough and completely waterproof, it also boasts smooth, steady 4K video and Wide Dynamic Range photo capabilities. Even share high-resolution captures directly to Instagram Stories with the GoPro App while on the go!
4. Vivo V11
Does he need a smartphone upgrade? The Vivo V11 makes sure he’s connected with loved ones via a true full-screen display, thanks to In-Display Fingerprint Scanning. Available in two universe-inspired colourways, Nebula and Starry Night, its functions are just as futuristic. The AI camera helps to create crystal-clear shots, while Jovi, Vivo’s onboard AI assistant, complements your Google Assistant.
Price $599 (without contract)
Buy at M1, StarHub, authorised dealers including Best Denki, Challenger and Gain City
5. Bose Home Speaker 500
The new Bose Home Speaker 500 will please the tech-geek and audiophile in him. The compact smart speaker will fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, and let the whole family control the music. Play or pause with a tap or manage everything from the Bose Music smart app. There are even six preset buttons for easy access to your favourite playlists. Sync it up with your home Wi-Fi system and it’ll work with your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Or simply stream anything to it via Bluetooth.
6. Philips Shaver Series 9000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver
Make him extra kissable for you and your little ones! The Philips Shaver Series 9000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver is said to cut up to 20 per cent more hair in every pass compared to previous models. Its revolutionary V-Track Precision Blades gently places each hair in the best cutting position so fewer strokes are needed. It even has an in-built cleaning system and fast charging capabilities.
Price From $299
Buy Here (complimentary same-day delivery from 19-21 December)
7. Wexley Urban Backpack
Perfect for the guy who commutes regularly, the minimalist aesthetic of the Wexley Urban Backpack belies its internal workings. The functional configuration combines secure features and quick access compartments. There are dedicated compartments for laptop (up to 15.6”), tablet and water bottles, plus two hidden side pockets. It even packs external USB and Micro USB ports, built-in charging cable, an RFID blocking pocket and made with waterproof materials to boot.
Price $169 (early bird price $89)
8. Obbi Good Label Leather Belt
Made with South American vegetable-tanned cowhide leather, this Obbi Good Label belt is handcrafted by a master artisan in Singapore. Hand-dyed in rich dark chocolate, this belt will patina nicely over time. Made from the double-bend portion of cowhide for durability, it’s soft rather than stiff to the touch. The double-prong buckle is made of solid brass and it also comes in a single-prong version, as well as in dyed black and natural leather.
Buy Here or at 8 Perak Road
(See also: Top 10 Places to Bring the Kids for Dad Dates!)
9. New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Deconstructed
Designed for the low-fuss guy, the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Deconstructed pairs performance with a laidback style. The all-knit upper offers breathable coverage, while the Fresh Foam midsole delivers lightweight cushioning for a highly responsive running experience. Whether he’s going for a rejuvenating morning jog or taking the kids to on athletic adventures, this gift will have him covered.
Buy at New Balance Experience Stores
10. EarthBody Home Call Deluxe Treatment Massage
Everyone could do with a pampering session now and again. Let a certified therapist from EarthBody knead away the knots and the stress – in your home (or Grandpa’s)! They bring the entire spa with them, from the massage bed and fresh linen to equipment and massage oils. The 90-minute Deluxe Treatment will cover full body, back and foot reflexology, using traditional, Javanese, aromatherapy, Shiatsu or hot stone techniques.
And there you have it. With such a wide range of gift options to choose from this Christmas 2018, Daddy and Ah Kong won’t have to settle for more pairs of socks yet again!