Jun 14, 2013

    Dad's gonna love these...

    PEOPLE often find themselves in a pickle when finding the perfect gift for their dads.

    A recent online study by Groupon Singapore showed that one third of 438 respondents in Singapore have trouble knowing what to get their fathers.

    In fact, some 47 per cent leave it till the last week before Father's Day to grab something, and 21 per cent worry that their dads would not like what they got.

    Let's assume you're one of the 47 per cent and it's now the 11th hour. We imagine you must be in a state of panic.

    We're here to help. From colognes to windcheaters and state-of-the-art soundbars, you're sure to find a perfect way to say "I love you, dad".


    1. Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earphones

    What: For an on-the-go dad who loves his gadgets, using these earphones is a pure audio experience. The Ink'd 2 comes with an in-line remote and microphone, perfect for connecting to his other gadgets, making it an ideal gift for any tech-savvy dad.

    As a bonus, the earphones come in colours such as lime green, so they're cool as well.

    Price: $39.90

    Where: At HMV and Stereo outlets. Call 6733-1822 or 6634-3519 for store listings.

    2. Philips Soundbar HTL5120

    What: This sleek baby boasts surround sound in a compact bar - which means it will deliver a perfect movie experience. It is also Bluetooth-enabled. With its intelligent orientation sensor, dad can place it anywhere for the best sound quality.

    Price: $499

    Where: Available at major departmental stores and leading electronics stores such as Courts.



    1. Puma Pondhawk sunglasses

    What: As the hottest months of the year approach, your dad will need some eye protection from scorching rays. These Puma shades, which come in many colours, will be his best companion, whether he's engaged in bike riding or enjoying a round of golf with friends. The sunglasses' ergonomic and athletic design will go a long way to pleasing the sporty male.

    Price: From $142

    Where: Visit for store listings.

    2. Erke windcheater

    What: Dads who enjoy the outdoors run the risk of getting soaked due to Singapore's unpredictable weather.

    This windcheater is made of lightweight and wrinkle-resistant material, so it's great for both exercise and leisure, or perhaps the next family holiday. Erke will be giving away a cap with every purchase of the windcheater.

    Price: $59.90

    Where: Sportslink at Tampines 1 (#03-12/13)



    1. YSL Kouros

    What: A gentleman is one who not only looks good, but also smells good. YSL's limited-edition eau de toilette is an energizing and refreshing scent that is bound to make your dad feel young again.

    Inspired by the Greek sculpture of young masculinity that the scent is named after, this one's a sure winner - especially with its immaculate packaging - for stylish dads.

    Price: $99 for 100ml

    Where: YSL ION Boutique (#B2-34) and department-store fragrance counters.

    2. Fossil Retro Traveler Three Hand Nylon Watch

    What: Here's wrist candy for dad. These watches blend old-school charm and modern mechanics, making dad look both young and trendy.

    Available in colours such as red, white and orange, these watches are an exciting and sleek addition to his wardrobe.

    Price: $189

    Where: Fossil boutiques such as the ones at ION Orchard (#B2-06) and 313@somerset (#02-07).



    1. Etude House Moment St. Nice Guy Blemish Balm Cream

    What: There's no shame in men wearing make-up, right? Try turning your dad into a K-pop idol with South Korean brand Etude House's BB Cream for men.

    This potion, which has SPF 35/PA++, works as a moisturiser, giving one's skin a sheer and natural coverage. This means dad will have a bright and clear complexion, all day.

    Price: $26.90

    Where: Visit its Facebook page,, for store listings.

    2. Dermalogica Age Smart Antioxidant Hydramist

    What: They say laugh lines make an older man that much sexier. But, for those who wish to stave off the wrinkles, this hydrating face mist is a must-have.

    This mist features an antioxidant shield with skin-firming properties, and boosts collagen formation to reduce the appearance of lines. Lovely for dads who wish to age gracefully.

    Price: $89

    Where: Call 6737-9177 or 6271-4733 for store listings.