Father’s Day beckons on 16 June, so it is time to show your dad some appreciation. Tokens associated with skin and body care often seem the domain for mothers, but ditch that stereotype for this special occasion because fathers deserve avenues for self-care too.
We round up a handful of gifts we’d proudly give our fathers come June.
If your father travels often for business, give him a travel kit to organise his grooming haul. One like Samsonite’s large toiletry kit offers plenty of room to organise all he needs to stay fresh on a long trip without taking up too much space in either a suitcase or a carry-on. To make the gift extra special, stock it up with grooming tidbits you know your father will love.
Price TBA. Available at Samonsite.
Men, especially those from an older generation, don’t understand the virtue of a good skincare regimen. Inculcate your father with the introduction of a simple product, like the HERA Homme Black Perfect Skin, an all-in-one lotion for day and night use. This product is specifically targeted for anti-ageing, as it helps to purify, protect and maintain skin brightness. All it takes is dabbing some on after a shower, and he’s good to go.
S$72. Available at HERA.
The new Explorer perfume from Montblanc is a perfect, constant reminder of the adventures your father has embarked on in his life, especially if he enjoys travelling. Composed of rare ingredients sourced from the corners of the globe, including vetiver, patchouli, and bergamot. The resulting perfume effuses notes of leather and wood that is distinctively masculine, well suited to a man of the world. Even if he’s not an avid traveller, it’s always appreciated when someone smells good.
S$135 for 100ml. Available at leading departmental stores, Sephora and Sasa.
Help your dad the supermarket razors by giving him a beautifully crafted shaving set that makes every session he trims his scruff feel like one laced in luxury. Truefitt & Hill stocks a healthy selection at his boutique, including the Quintessential Kit outfitted generously with a One Wellington razor and brush, as well as a pre-shave oil and shaving cream that both smell, and make the shave feel, divine.
A good body care gift does not have to involve buying your father superfluous products he cares little about (let’s be real, would dad be religious with a cocoa butter body mousse?). Get him a top-tier soap bar that he will use every day so you know your gift is welcome and practical. The Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is our recommendation. Bearing the same scent as the brand’s signature perfume with that name, this soap recalls the Italian Riviera with bright zings of citrus oil to make your father smell and feel fresh post-shower.
S$62. Available at Sephora.