1. For the Meat-lover: Weber Genesis S-330 Outdoor Grill
So he’s filled up that garage, but is the lawn looking bare? Carve out a spot for Dad with this 1.2-metre-tall stainless steel beauty. The new flagship product of reputed US-based firm Weber utilises gas or liquid propane, so there’s no fiddling around with kindle or having to deal with a mess post-barbecue.
Grilling up steaks and burgs for the family is something Dad is going to embrace – after all, few things are as masculine as burning meat over a fire, which men have been doing since time immemorial.
Weber Original Store & Grill Academy, 463 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427675. Tel: 6348-8313.
(ALSO: Beef lover? Take him to these restaurants which serve up heavenly wagyu beef – this guide is all you need.)
2. If He Loves Spirits: Subscription to Flaviar.com
Whether he’s a connoisseur or an initiate, receiving a box of well-curated blends each month is going to delight him. Each box contains a variety of whisky, gin, rum or cognac samples picked out for their character and flavour, and comes attached with tasting notes so he can expand his vocabulary.
Some months, classics are picked instead, so subscribers can taste iconic blends. Should any of the flasks be to his liking, full bottles can be ordered from the same service.
More information at the Flaviar website.
3. For The Wine Collector: Coravin Model Two Elite
Oftentimes the hoarding in the cellar really isn’t intentional. It’s just never the right occasion to uncork an entire bottle. That, or there are never enough friends about. Solve all of his woes with this ‘wine gun’ that allows drinking by the glass – without taking the cork off that precious Bordeaux.
We didn’t believe it either, so we got our hands on one and tried it out.
(Read the full review here.)
4. Spice Him Up: Personalised Mr Burberry Eau De Toilette
Check whether his favourite cologne is running low – or just get this anyway. It’s not often a Burberry fragrance comes with his name monogrammed on it. Woody and smokey, yet peppered with zest, it’s a scent that suits the gentleman perfectly, and may well take him years back in time. What’s more, imagine his proud smile when he can reply “my son/daughter got his for me” in response to any compliments.
Burberry, 02-16/17/18 ION Orchard.
5. Kit Him Up: Louis Vuitton Gifts
You’ll be surprised how dapper pop can be when garbed appropriately, but chances are, he’s done enough shopping for Mother’s Day. Surprise him with a trip to the LV boutique, and go for the casual ranges. Who knows, this may be the start of an entirely new wardrobe for him.
Louis Vuitton, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-38/39 & B2-36/37/37A Crystal Pavilion North.
6. Have Him Swing In Style: Bentley Golf Clubs
Now he’ll have clubs to match his Bentley. Crafted by Japanese in a village famed for its samurai swords, these come with the option for custom carbon shafts and alligator grips. Read what goes into it here.
7. For the poet (or businessman): Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: this is easily one of 2016’s coolest inventions – and it’s useful to boot. Watchmaker Richard Mille stuck a movement into a fountain pen, automating the nib via a recoil escapement. If the intended recipient is a fan of high-end mechanical watches – this is probably the one item he doesn’t have, but knows he wants.
Why’s the smallest item appearing last on our list? Simple. It will set you back more than all the other gifts combined with its cool $150,000 price tag – but then again, shopping for the man who has everything was never going to be lenient on the coffers. Read our full breakdown of the pen for more insight.
Available at all Richard Mille boutiques.