Dad, dad, dad. He’s a daughter’s first love, and a son’s first hero. Alas, he can also be the most difficult person to buy a gift for, especially if he does not seem to have any specific likes or hobbies. Hence for Father’s Day 2022, we’ve decided to select things that can, and will become an integral part of his life. Things he never knew he wanted or needed, until you give them to him. At first glance, some may not appear to be as useful as others. But one man’s “what for?” is another man’s “must have” and you never know, one of these things could be his. Happy Father’s Day in advance to all dads, and those who embody that role for someone out there!
1. Garmin tactix 7 Pro Multisport Watch
He’s da Man with a capital ‘M’ who deserves a timepiece that’s just as bada** as he is. Built to military standards, Garmin’s new tactix 7 Pro boasts advanced performance features that can serve him from boardroom to belay with nary a glitch. These include a 1.4” display with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, a responsive touch screen, wrist-based navigation, health and wellness monitoring, and a dedicated multi-LED flashlight for low-light conditions. It’s even ahead on sustainability, with enhanced solar charging. Finally, should Dad be in the mood for Mission Impossible-style adventuring, the tactix 7 Pro has his back with night-vision goggle compatibility, dual-position GPS formatting, projected waypoints, the ability to erase all user data in seconds, Jumpmaster (in case he needs to hurl himself out of a flying machine of course), and a Direct-To Navigation feature, which will guide him to any airport in the world aeronautical database.
From $2,019 online, at Garmin Brand Stores and selected authorised dealers.
2. TUMI Harrison Willam Backpack
Known for creating world-class business, travel and performance luxury essentials, TUMI bags embody functionality and style — just like Dad! Whether he’s back at the office, working from home, or doing a hybrid of both, TUMI’s Harrison William Backpack, with its dedicated laptop compartment, can keep his work and life essentials close at hand. What’s more, the built-in USB port lets him charge his phone on the go and stay connected — so Dad won’t miss any of kiddo’s calls no matter what!
$890 online, and at selected retailers
3. Poly Voyager Focus 2
Sometimes, working in a cafe, or a co-working space, can be more conducive working at home or in an office. As it turns out, visual variety, ambient noise and being surrounded by others hard at work can boost motivation for greater work results! Help Dad stay focused in any and all environments with the Voyager Focus 2. Equipped with three levels of hybrid active noise cancellation and Acoustic Fence technology that creates a virtual noise-free bubble in front of your mouth, the Voyager Focus 2 eliminates background distraction so you are ready for anything work throws at him.
From $345 at Lazada
4. Reads that Fuel his Hobbies
Give Dad a reason to ditch his devices with these highly readable tomes from Epigram. If he’s looking to grow his money nest, the national bestseller from Goh Yang Chye can help with debunking misconceptions and pointing him in the right direction to secure his financial future. If Dad’s hoping to be a culinary whiz, he may be able to find his signature dish from one of Epigram’s Heritage Cookbooks. There are seven in the series from Singapore’s cultures: Cantonese, South Indian, Malay, Eurasian, Teochew, Hokkien, and Peranakan.
$28.90 (Simply Invest) and $26.90 each (cookbooks) from Epigram Bookshop.
5. Targus® EcoSmart® Rolling Backpack
He lives by the four ‘R’s and was a Green Warrior even before sustainability became cool. If he has to travel, he offsets his carbon credits. That’s why we think he’d love the new Targus® 15.6 inches Mobile Tech Traveler EcoSmart® Rolling Backpack (TBR040GL), which is made from repolymerised plastic bottles and other recycled materials. Eco-Friendly, sustainable, ergonomic, and expandable — with the Targus® SafePort® Sling Protection System that keeps his laptop secure — this sleek, streamlined rolling backpack keeps him looking polished and professional, no matter where in the world he goes.
Available at Targus® distributors islandwide.
6. Father’s Day #CreativityForKids on iPad
There’s nothing more precious for a parent than something that’s handmade by their child. Give the young one a little more screen time (just this once!) to create something for Dad using the iPad. Get ideas here and watch how they have fun while expressing their love for the main man in their lives. These are easily done by kids aged six to 12 years, but mum, you can guide younger ones along yes? Tag #CreativityForKids if your share their creations on socials; we’d love to see them and admire them too!
7. Marvel Avengers Medallion Collection
Tell the hero in your life “I love you 3000” with The Singapore Mint’s Marvel Avengers Medallion Collection. Available in both 1oz 999 Fine Silver, and 24k Gold Plated, they feature Iron-Man and greetings of “福来 Fly High”, symbolising abundance and prosperity. Top up the collection with his favourite DC Comic superheroes coins minted in 1oz 999 Fine Silver, from Batman and Aquaman, to Green Lantern.
From $15. Available online or at Coin Gallery, Chinatown Point, Suntec City, and Orchard Plaza.
8. SONY SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker
Psst, mums, this is a gift for your other half that you’ll love too. Is he always up late binge-watching Netflix or live-streaming football matches while you’re trying to read or sleep? Then the new SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker from SONY will hit the spot. Without invading the ears, he enjoys a comfortable, secure fit while indulging in his own personal, bass-rich surround sound system. Most importantly, its upward-facing speaker units are optimised for his ears — and his ears alone. This means that every cheer and every whisper sound crystal clear to him but practically imperceptible to those nearby. Now you can both savour your me-time together!
$199 online and at SONY authorised retailers
9. Glenfiddich x Mr Bucket Chocolaterie Whisky-infused Bon Bons
If chocolates and whiskies make his day, then supercharge his week with this set of Whisky-infused Chocolate Bons Bons. In a brilliant collaboration between the world’s most-awarded single malt Scotch whisky and Singapore-based chocolatier, Mr Bucket Chocolaterie, each six-piece set features three flavours: Honey Oak (64% Panchor Dark Chocolate Ganache infused with Glenfiddich 12 and honey), Citrus Oak (80% Anaimalai Hills Dark Chocolate Ganache infused with Glenfiddich 15 and orange peels), and Spiced Oak (72% Calinan Dark Chocolate Ganache infused with Glenfiddich 18 and mild spice). Each limited-edition set is also available bundled with bottles of Glenfiddich for a complementary celebratory tipple.
10. Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera
Is Dad a serious shutterbug? Surprise him with the newest model from the Canon EOS R(evolution) range. A mirrorless camera, it combines the functionality of the EOS R system with the benefits of an APS-C image sensor. In other words, it is smaller and lighter than its DSLR equivalents, yet produces equally excellent image quality. The high-performance 32.5-megapixel EOS R7 features In-Body Image Stabilization, weather-sealing, and up to 30 fps continuous shooting. It launches along with a new superzoom lens designed specifically for the APS-C EOS R range but is also cross-compatible with RF lenses for full-frame cameras.
11. Frette Light Terry and Linen Crepe Bathrobe
After a stressful day at the office, nothing beats a warm, relaxing bath before bed. Add flair to his bath essentials with this Light Terry and Linen Crepe Bathrobe from Italian luxury lifestyle brand, Frette. Crafted from soft terry cloth featuring a linen crepe detail, the plush shawl collar bathrobe will add a pampering touch to even the most mundane shower. Complete the spa-like experience for him with the Unito Towel Collection, Elios Pyjama, and Keel Slippers. Even better, let Frette Bespoke (from $25) help you elevate this Father’s Day by monogramming his initials on your choices.
$650 at Frette outlets at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Department Store
12. Huiji Waist Tonic Father’s Day Bundle Deals
Do you frequently hear him complaining of aches and pains in his waist and knees? Go to his rescue with Huiji Waist Tonic. It helps to nourish vital qi, promote blood circulation, invigorate the liver and kidneys, alleviate backache, and strengthen the waist. Using state-of-the-art extraction technologies to distill the essence of 100% TCM herbs, it contains zero alcohol and added sugar. Those who take it regularly say it also reduces fatigue and even darkens their hair! Huiji’s Father’s Day specials also feature Huiji Canadian Ginseng Tea for an extra immunity boost and cooling properties.
13. LG UltraGear™ Gaming Monitor 27GP850
If he plays games on his laptop, why not amp up his gaming experience with the LG UltraGear™ Gaming Monitor? Complete with NVIDIA G-SYNC® and FreeSync™ compatibility, the UHD Nano IPS 27” display renders smooth movement at overwhelming speeds. It also boasts a virtually borderless 16:9 screen, and can be tilted, pivoted, and height-adjusted for comfort. He’ll not only be able to better immerse in the virtual world, but it also encourages better family bonding time. The family that plays together stays together, right? Get it during the LG Red Fair from now till 12 July and receive a complimentary LOGITECH G502 Wired Gaming Mouse worth $129.
14. Hilton Singapore Orchard BOSS Suite Experience
If all else fails, pamper him with a luxurious 2D1N BOSS Suite Experience at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Spend quality time together in a King Executive Suite with Executive Lounge access, plus two complimentary glasses of cocktails tailored by head mixologist Michael Mendoza, in collaboration with the fashion house. Available exclusively at Ginger.Lily, there are four cocktails, each inspired by the BOSS Spring/Summer 2022 collection, to choose from. Dad will also receive a BOSS canvas tote bag and a $50 nett voucher to shop the collection at its Mandarin Gallery flagship store. Now who’s the boss?
$480++ per night; book and stay till 30 June, limited to the first 100 bookings only