Did it slipped your mind that Father’s Day is around the corner? In 2017, more than 900 respondents in a five-country survey revealed that half of dads surveyed said they had most commonly received nothing for Father’s Day. Be it Mum or Dad, our parents have always been main supporting figures in our lives. Having celebrated Mother’s Day last month, it is time to show appreciation for Dad this June! Here are some thoughtful gift ideas for the special man of your household.
“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” Henry Ward Beecher
Handmade leather wallet for Dad
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Handmade gifts are special because they best express your thoughts and efforts for the receiver. Instead of simply purchasing a branded leather wallet at the departmental store, how about making a personalised leather wallet for your father? There are various leather craft workshops in Singapore such as homegrown Crafune (which this author has personally joined and recommend!). No prior experience is required and depending on the design you choose, each workshop may range from 3 to 8 hours.
If you worry that you are unable to make a leather wallet in time for Father’s Day? How about booking a session for both of you to make leather craft together? In addition to having quality bonding time, you and your father can bring home a practical gift for daily use.
During the Circuit Breaker, you can get a discount on gift cards so you can gift a Crafune workshop experience to your father which is valid for one year. Want to DIY at home instead? They also have starter kits that you can purchase and assemble easily from the comfort of your own home.
#TiqOurWord For the older generation, nothing matters more than having cash on hand. Yes, even if e-payments are the rage these days. Here’s an interesting fact: Did you know that comprehensive home insurance covers the loss of money and unauthorised transactions on your stolen ATM or credit card? Learn more.
Give Dad the gift of indulgence
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“Wow, father! You look amazing!”
Like all men, Dad could use a little bit of pampering and something to indulge himself in – especially on Father’s Day.
Does Dad have a manly beard? How about a beard kit with beard balm and beard oil to keep his mane of manliness maintained? Perhaps Dad is more of a clean-shaven guy. In which case, a men skincare set will do the trick to keep Dad’s skin looking young and healthy.
Then, consider getting him an adjustable non-stick burger press so he can indulge in the meaty goodness of a barbeque without even leaving the house. And finally, top it all off with a bottle of his favourite drink. The one you know he’d love to indulge in, but is too expensive to enjoy on other regular days. 😉
Send Dad to a knife-making workshop
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Having a meal together is one of the best ways to spend quality family time. Instead of eating out, how about eating in at home? We have no idea who’s going to mend the stove but it’d be a good idea to present a gift to whoever’s cooking. So, here’s an idea, how about giving Dad a fun and valuable experience of making his own knife?
If he’s the home chef, that’d be awesome. If mum usually does the cooking at home, this will help place your father in a good light. Plus, you get to enjoy homecooked food. That’s hitting three birds with one stone! For knife making/sharpening or other furniture making workshops, check out Tombalek, Singapore’s leading workshop for woodworking and metalworking education and practice.
They even offer Woodworking at Home kits for anyone to try out and start learning from home. You can also purchase a gift card with the amount of your choice for your Dad so he can shop for Tombalek’s timber products online.
#TiqOurWord Regardless of who’s cooking, do practise caution and do not forget to switch off the stove when it is not in use. Also, do check if your current home insurer provides Emergency Cash Allowance within 24 hours if your home is uninhabitable due to an insured peril such as a fire accident.
Urban farming and learning experience
Here’s a gift of memory for dads who used to live in a kampong (village). Amid our urban spaces, farming and gardening can be challenging, but not impossible. If Dad enjoys nature, you can buy him an urban farming experience at The Plant Story with hands-on tutorial to grow his own plants using their Gift of Nature kits.
Other workshops at The Plant Story include Home Apothecary (just 1 hour!) where participants can learn about healing herbs in Singapore, how to grow indoor plants and concoct your own remedies to bring home. Think Dad will like this?
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A thoughtful gesture to show Dad you care
We certainly agree with the Wizard of Oz; “There’s no place like home,” and home is first and foremost made special with the presence of people you love and those who love you. It is also the little things within an apartment or house that makes your home cosy.
To show Dad and the rest of the family that you care, you may consider taking care of your home protection needs. This is a thoughtful gesture that would show him that you have matured and are ready to share household responsibilities. Explain the importance of a comprehensive home insurance if your family has no idea about its difference with a fire insurance.
Did you know that Etiqa Insurance is the appointed HDB Fire Insurer since 2009? When you purchase your fire insurance with Tiq Home Insurance at the same time, the premiums for the former shall be waived. All these can be easily done in a few clicks online. Learn more here.
Information is accurate as at 2 June 2020. This policy is underwritten by Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. (Company Reg. No. 201331905K). Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.
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