Struggling to think of a gift dad doesn’t already have? We’ve got some bright ideas ahead in our Father’s Day gift guide
Friendly reminder: Father’s Day is on the 19th of June this year, so now is about the right time to start thinking about your gift. If, upon reading that reminder, you are promptly scrambling and panicking about shopping, fret not—we’ve got your back.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few foolproof gifts that even the pickiest of dad’s will love, from immersive experiences to nifty (and practical) gadgets:
Treat dad’s olfactory senses to the Amouage Sunshine Man Eau de Parfum
Perfect for the fragrance fan, this spicy and aromatic scent is a real crowd-pleaser. The fragrance, while decidedly masculine, doesn’t shy away from traditionally feminine florals, opening with top notes of lavender, orange brandy and everlasting flower. Then, it unfolds to a heart of bergamot, juniper berry and clary sage which bring a rich quality to the fragrance. Finally, we settle into the base notes, grounded in cedarwood, Tonka bean and vanilla. However, the best part of this fragrance is its drydown; long-lasting and fresh.
SHOP HERE, RM1,023
Spruce up dad’s home office with Baobab Collection Totem 2L Feathers Touareg Luxury Bottle Diffuser Medium
This stunning tea and fresh mint diffuser is inspired by the nomadic tribes of the Sahara desert, packaged in a hand-blown opaque white glass bottle and topped with a hand-made cobalt blue ceramic cap. It’s the perfect staple for the mantlepiece in dad’s space.
Book him in for a pampering session at the RuMa Hotel and Residences’ UR Spa
READ: Why you should treat mum to a spa-filled staycation this month (and every month)
If you took mum on a spa-cation treat for Mother’s Day, it’s only fair that dad should get his own break for Father’s Day. Fortunately, the RuMa Hotel’s UR Spa has curated a pampering experience just for dad.
The treatment package offers 60-minutes of UR Spa’s signature Dusun Inan massage, a 45-minute Men’s Grooming Royal Hair Cut at UR Spa’s Truefitt and Hill salon, and a complimentary hair care set to take home. All in all, dad will leave Jalan Kia Peng looking (and feeling) like a brand-new man.
Book dad (and you) and appointment here, RM448
Give him the tools he needs to keep up his beard game at home
If dad took the two-year lockdown as an opportunity to grow out a majestic beard, it’s time to give him the tools he needs to get his whiskers looking as as lush and well-kept as can be.
In Grüum’s Ultimate Beard gift set, dad will find the bard Solid Beard and Hair Wash to cleanse his facial hair: the Leif Beard Oil to condition his beard; the Tor Beard Wax to tame the beast; a beard comb for styling and circulation; the Kóri Exfoliating Face Wash for the end of the day; the Gösta Facial tonic to rebalance his skin; the Pür Gentle moisturiser to replenish his hydration levels; and an ocean Plastic Washbag to store his new goodies in.
Streamline dad’s dental care routine with the Spotlight Oral Care Water Flosser
For the unfamiliar: A water flosser is a device that flosses the teeth using high water pressure and pulsations to dislodge any bacteria or plaque trapped between your teeth. It’s a lot more convenient than traditional thread floss, and leaves the mouth feeling exceptionally (and professionally) clean.
This particular machine has it all, equipped with four interchangeable heads—a tongue scraper, orthodontic spray tip, periodontal picket sprinkler, and classic jet tip—as well as customisable settings to suit your needs. It’s the ideal gift for any tech geek (AKA, every dad ever, pretty much).
Gift him a trio set of bath essentials from Lush Cosmetics
The Get (Sur)real gift set from Lush contains three invigorating washes for the body, face and hair, packaged in an eye-catching, ethical gift box that dad is guaranteed to love. The first product included is the Glitch Shower Gel, a body cleanser scented with the brand’s Avobath fragrance—a blend of lime, lemon, sea salt, and lemongrass oil. Next is the Big Moustache Soap, inspired in shape by Salvador Dali’s own and created to gently cleanse dad’s face and body. The final product is the Get (Sur)real Shampoo Bar, created just for this gift set!
If in doubt, make him a gift from scratch
This sounds daunting, but we assure you that, in fact, a handmade gift is easier to put together than it sounds. For instance, making dad a bespoke beard oil takes just a few steps and can be easily customised to dad’s preferences—however, it doesn’t detract from the fact that it’s both thoughtful and personal. Plus, because it came from your hands, it’ll mean that much more to him!
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