Is he a tech-y, a sports fan or a foodie? Whatever dad fancies, you've got it covered with these Father's Day gift ideas.
Maybe you want to remind him who his favorite child is, or maybe you just want to show your appreciation for your No 1 cheerleader. Either way, Father’s Day (June 18) is a great time to do so. And since it’s Great Singapore Sale season, you won’t have to break your bank to make your point.
To make your task a little easier, though, we’ve rounded up some cool gift ideas for six different types of Singaporean dads. We’ve got it all covered, complete with saving tips.
For The Techy Dad
So dad loves his iPad and DSLR, PlayStation and smart watches? Shopping for him should be quite a breeze then, if you could just get your hands on his wish list. Make a beeline for Best Denki’s online store where you could save up to S$80 when you spend a minimum of S$1,200 with their e-coupons.
For The Sports Fanatic
The French Open is on, and dad is glued to all the exciting clay-court action, super inspired by the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovich. So inspired that he can’t seem to stop talking about a new, state-of-the-art tennis racquet that’d give him an edge. Or maybe yours is a big football or golf fan.
Whichever sport dad fancies, you may be able to score him a gift that would make him feel like a champ while you win at Royal Sporting House. They’re sporting a discount of up to 30% with S$100 nett purchase in store until July 31.
For The Foodie
Is your dad always trying out new recipes and binge-watching the Chef’s Table? Well, it sounds like the best way to his heart this Father’s Day is through his stomach. Whip out you your UOB card and get ready to eat your hearts out at 1-for-1 buffets. Take your pick from Caprilicious at Changi City Point or Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.
Or hey, knock back a few beers with the old man at The Mad Men Attic Bar, Anti:dote at the Fairmont, or any of the bars where you’ll score a good deal with your American Express Platinum Credit Card — plus a few more brownie points with dad.
If you don’t have this credit card yet, you can get a S$100 TungLok voucher if apply for it through SingSaver.com.sg!
For The Arty-farty Father
We may not have the Louvre, but we do have the world's largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art at the National Gallery Singapore which offers a gift membership where you can enjoy unlimited free entry to all exhibitions, priority access, discounts and more.
For the culture vulture who has a soft spot for musicals, there is no doubt that tickets to The Sound of Music or Westside Story will be music to dad’s ears. The good news for you? Sistic is offering a booking-fee waiver for selected events booked online and via its mobile app when you charge it to your Standard Chartered Mastercard.
For The Jetsetter
This Father’s Day, go the extra mile for the man of the hour. Literally. Redeem a trip to dream destinations such as the Maldives and Finland with KrisFlyer miles accumulated on your American Express KrisFlyer Credit Card. Actually go on that holiday you guys have been talking since two Christmases ago.
For The Dapper Dad
If your dad has more clothes than you and your mum combined, and watches Mad Men secretly for the fashion, a spiffy new addition to his wardrobe should put a smile on his face. Whether it’s a well-tailored jacket, a leather briefcase, or a signet ring as a finishing touch, there’s a perfect gift somewhere inside TANGS.
Psst, in case you haven’t heard, the TANGS sale is now on with discounts of up to 70% until July 2. TANGS Members also enjoy a 10% rebate when you spend with your Standard Chartered credit card. Terms and conditions apply.
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.