Father’s Day is just around the corner, and therefore so is the annual dilemma of figuring out what the hell to get the man who has everything. This year instead of opting for the same ol’ presents (shirt, tie, sock, cufflinks; we’re all guilty!), we’ve rounded up a few awesome gift ideas, fun experiences in Singapore, plus wining and dining options your old man will love. You’re welcome.
Unique gift ideas
Amazon Prime just launched here in Singapore, which makes gift-giving as easy as clicking a button. If you’re searching for cool dad-friendly gear, these are some great Amazon finds.
For the music junkie: Nomad turntable by Crosley
Transport your dad back to the days when vinyl was king with this next-level turntable that looks retro but has loads of state-of-the-art bells and whistles. With the ability to play 7”, 10”, and 12” records, USB ports for Windows and Mac, and software for ripping and editing audio, this baby will have your dad channelling his inner DJ in no time.
For the world traveller: High-tech suitcase set by Raden
Far from your ordinary travel gear, this ultra-modern suitcase and carry-on set was designed by Tumi and Beats with a slew of features to help make each trip hassle-free. Take for example the built-in power bank with external USB chargers, the self-weighing feature, and the Bluetooth feature that shows all the places the luggage has travelled.
For the home chef: Air fryer by Cozyna
Air fryers are the next big thing in the home cooking scene, not least because they give the full flavour of deep-fried foods (and grilled, baked, and roasted dishes) using only a fraction of the oil. Your dad will love whipping up culinary creations with his new gadget, and you don’t even have to tell him that it’s a step in the healthier direction.
Father’s day feasting
What dad doesn’t love a good feed, especially if it involves juicy steaks and robust roasts? Gordon Grill does a great old-school roast every Saturday and Sunday with their unique meat wagon that rolls out roasted U.S. prime beef rib eye and Yorkshire pudding. For something a bit more contemporary, Butcher Boy also does a sublime Sunday roast with your choice of roast pork or roast beef with all the trimmings, plus additional Asian-inspired small plates, mains, and sides. The Lokal will also be offering a special Father’s Day Sunday roast with your choice of roast chicken, beef, and pork with yorkshire puddings and veg, plus $10++ happy hour drinks all night.
Looking for something a bit different than the traditional Sunday roast? Take your Dad out for a decadent Saturday brunch at La Brasserie where he can indulge in a wide range of dishes like the crispy crackling pork belly, wagyu burger with the works, and Belgium waffles with fresh berries. One Ninety is also doing a Father’s Day brunch on Sunday with a huge spread of seafood on ice, charcuterie, sushi, roasts, and free-flow champagne, and MONTI is offering an all-out Italian feast with jazz, live cooking stations, and bottomless beers. And if you’re still hungry after all that brunching, Bar Roque is a great option for classic French fare like rotisserie chicken, terrines, and rillettes complemented with Old World and New World wines.
Tee off on some of Asia’s best golf courses
If your dad is into hitting the greens, the Sentosa Golf Club makes for a pretty spectacular Father’s Day outing. The Serapong course recently made the 100 Greatest Golf Courses list by Golf Digest, and it’s easy to see why with its rolling mounds, challenging bunker complexes, and massive lakes. After the game, head over to Panamericana nestled next to the greens for delish North and South American inspired fare.
Singapore also has some great public courses including the Marina Bay Golf Club and Champions Public Golf Course (formerly known as Green Fairways). Round off the perfect day out with an exquisite BBQ dinner in a tranquil setting at Oasis where the meats and seafood are abundant and the drinks are free-flowing.