While we're celebrating Singapore's entry into Phase 2 of its reopening this Friday—hello, physical retail therapy and dining in—let's not forget that Father's Day is fast approaching too. If you've lost track of days and dates, Father's Day is this Sunday, 21 June.
That doesn't exactly leave you with a lot of time to ponder over a gift. But don't panic; the best gifts are the ones that you don't really have to repeatedly mull over anyway.
We've come up with a list of 10 stylish gifts you could consider getting the old man for Father's Day. A shorter lead time means you don't want to take the chance of trying to remember (often wrongly) what his shirt size is or what's the right shoe size for the perfect fit. Remove those risks with this selection of gifts that will suit him seamlessly right from the start.
SMART EASTMOON 01 sunglasses, by Gentle Monster x Huawei (SGD590)
Wireless earbuds are fine, but sometimes, you don't want to have to wear a host of accessories around your head. This pair of sunglasses is the usual sleek acetate design that we've come to associate Gentle Monster with, but combined with Bluetooth technology thanks to a collaboration with Huawei. Hidden within the temples are noise-reduction technology as well as dual speakers on each side so that he's always connected while staying shielded from the sun.
Silk pocket square, by Rubinacci (approximately SGD148 via Mr Porter)
A dapper man needs a refined accessory to top off his look. Rubinacci's known for its elegant and timeless take on tailoring, with a focus on made-in-Italy craftsmanship so you know that each piece is expertly made. This printed silk pocket square is the touch of gentlemanly flair that would easily elevate dad's look to Pitti Peacock-status, no problem.
Louis Vuitton is no mere luxury fashion house. It's a lifestyle, marked by the house's extensive range of non-fashion creations. Whether he's a golf pro or just someone who enjoys the occasional golf weekend, surprise him with his very own set of Louis Vuitton golf balls and tees. Each set is beautifully packaged in a Monogram Eclipse pouch (designed with a metal hook for easy transportation) and comes with a set of three golf balls and four tees.
Sterling silver tie pin, by CELINE (SGD690)
Simple and underrated, the tie pin warrants more recognition as an invaluable accessory to have as a style investment. Ensure his ties are always securely in place with this chic iteration by CELINE. It's minimalist enough to not distract from the rest of his outfit and will no doubt go seamlessly with any colour or print that he's got a penchant for.
Cotton socks subscription, by Society Socks (from SGD79)
For all the advancements in technology that humans have invented, one thing hasn't changed: we keep losing socks. A Society Socks subscription is a service that ships two pairs of socks monthly to his doorstep, while also donating two pairs to charity each time. Best thing is, he'll never know what the designs will be so it's quite like getting a surprise sent every month.
Sterling silver pendant necklace, by Emanuele Bicocchi (approximately SGD175 via MATCHESFASHION)
If Kanye West named his daughter 'North' to signify the highest point, an entire compass on a pendant surely has a greater significance, no? In any case, this sterling silver pendant necklace is beautifully handcrafted and trimmed with fine roped detailing. All you need to do is to come up with a note to state what the compass represents and you've got yourself a winner.
Canvas and leather shoe care kit, by Berluti x Globe-Trotter (SGD5,500)
Even if he's not able to travel like he's grown accustomed to, there's no reason why this Berluti x Globe-Trotter shoe care kit can't be part of his style essentials. The case is decorated with Berluti's Signature canvas as well as trimmed with the house's patinated leathers, while packed with a complete shoe care kit to keep every footwear he owns in excellent condition. This is one case he'll be able to put on display and travel with once the world gets better.
iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max case, by RIMOWA (SGD161)
The iPhone has become more of an extension of a person. Help him protect his iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max from scuffs and unintended drops with RIMOWA's iconic grooved design. Choose between the aluminium or leather variants—both feels amazing to the touch—and he may never want any other cover to protect his smartphone with.
With most cards nowadays being digitalised, there's less of a need for bulky wallets. Help him declutter with this slim bill clip wallet that's crafted in matte calf leather, but embossed to resemble luxurious crocodile leather. One can never go wrong with a burnished-gold-and-black combination; a timeless classic.
Leather travel wallet, by Fendi (SGD1,690)
For the constant traveller, a travel wallet is a great accessory to have on hand. Fendi's bug-eyed iteration is designed to fit travel essentials—multiple currencies, cards and boarding passes—and comes with a nifty shoulder strap so that it's always close to the body. It's always a good idea to be well-prepared and less of a nuisance to others in the line.