Here is my confession: I am my dad's biggest fan. In my eyes, my dad is flawless and faultless.
My mum returned to work shortly after giving birth to me and since there was no one to care for me, my dad chose to work the nightshift just so he could be my primary caregiver during the day. Although I do not remember much, I will always remember his smell. Is this how babies know who their parents are? I was very attached to my dad when I was growing up and I loved every minute of it.
Though he appears to be stern, he is extremely gentle with me. I know for sure, that he has my back all the time. When my car breaks down, I have no fear because my dad has taught me well. I can change a car tyre and I know what to do when my car overheats. He taught me how to cycle, how to bathe a dog, and he stood up for me when I got bullied in school. He carries my very first passport photo in his wallet and he looks at it whenever his day gets rough.
Below are some awesome Father’s Day gifts that I rounded up for the different kinds of dads out there. Personally, I can’t wait to fire up a grill with my old man and well, just enjoy each other's company.
1 // For the dad who loves the outdoors and want to look and feel good at the same time:
Nike Dri-FIT Golf Polo T-shirt - A Dri-FIT T-shirt is perfect for hot and sunny Singapore, as it is lightweight and sweat-absorbent. Keep daddy feeling cool and smart-looking with this white Nike Men's Modern Fit Golf Polo tee.
2 // For the daddy with innate musical talents:
Handstamped Guitar Pick Keyring with Leather Case - Remind daddy of your love for him with this aluminium guitar pick encased in a leather case holder. He can easily attach his keys to the keyring and carry this wherever he goes. This way, dad will never be without a guitar pick and best of all, he will be constantly reminded of you!
3 // For the fun-loving father who loves word-building games:
Bananagrams - This is a portable word-building game with a twist. Instead of waiting for your turn, each player gets the same number of tiles at the start to build a crossword style arrangement. The fun begins when a player runs out of words to build! If your family enjoys games like Scrabble and Boggle, you may enjoy Bananagrams as well! Don't you just love how fun the packaging is too?
4 // For the minimalist and stylish dad:
Kisetsu Natsu Minimalist Card Holder Wallet in Crazy Horse Leather - This compact card holder is a good choice for the dad who values style and functionality. The Natsu can hold 4 - 6 cards comfortably and comes with RFID protection that prevents your dad's card information from being stolen. I'm pretty sure most dads will like a sleek wallet!
5 // For the daddy who loves to start a fire in the backyard:
Ember-grilled Steak with Bay Leaf Browned Butter Recipe - My family loves the grill. We used to own a charcoal grill and it served us very well for many years. When it finally broke, we never got around to replace it. Instead, we got an electric grill and the family grill tradition is still in place. This Father's Day, fire up the grill and have a cookout with dad. Family bonding over food and beer is the best, in my opinion!
6 // For the father with a good sense of humour:
Favourite Child Ceramic Mug - I adore this mug! If I had siblings, I am pretty sure I will buy this for my dad. Imagine the smile on your father's face when he sees this mug! Let's make it easier for dad because we all know how hard it is for daddy to declare who his favourite child is, right?
7 // For the father who works way too hard:
honey&gazelle Backache Throw Pillow - Remind daddy with this pillow cushion that "All Work and No Play Makes You A Bad Daddy". Backache is very real. Especially for the dad who works way too hard and way too long hours. Besides this cushion, I recommend throwing in a good shoulder and back massage for daddy!
8 // For the dad who needs a getaway:
Staycation at Amara Sanctuary Sentosa - Sometimes, all our parents need is some quiet time together. After many years of marriage, it would be nice for our parents to indulge in a getaway to enjoy each other's company without the kids. Plan a staycation for dad and mum at a local hotel, and let them have a day off or two from being parents.
How's your Father's Day preparations coming along? Hope you have a good one with daddy dearest!
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