Shopping for your father is not complicated (likewise for mum, remember?). Rather, it can be very easy if you just zero in on the stuff that he may actually be able to put to good use.
From grooming products that fit his needs to essentials that can help him get through the day, it is a matter of putting yourself into a “dad state of mind”.
Here, we round up some practical and affordable gifts from Malaysian brands that you can get for dad to show your love on Fathers Day.
Make sure your father never misses his meals with this cool lunch bag from Kapten Batik. It is designed to carry takeaways or home-packed food. The bold geometric pattern, striking contrast accent and contemporary silhouette will definitely help him stand out. Now, who’s the grooviest man at work? RM99
Looks like butter, feels like butter. The Mentega Classic Firm Hold is an oil and wax-based pomade, designed to be hair’s daily “dairy”. It is made with nourishing ingredients such as cocoa butter and essential oils. Just the thing for a man who needs to keep his crowning glory handsomely quiffed. RM69
Don’t think your dad can pull off a man bag? Get him to carry his daily essentials in a convenient neck pouch instead. Pestle & Mortar Clothing has a rugged one that comes with multiple compartments for his phone, credit cards, pens, notebook – or even a small snack or two. RM80
Socks are often seen as the go-to gift for Fathers Day. But instead of getting dad an average pair in the dullest, most conventional colour you can find, take a look at Good Pair Socks’ bright designs. Worn with nice loafers or brogues, they will look suitably snazzy – even while in the office. RM51
A man is never too old to rock a cap. The accessory has long been the star of athleisure and streetwear. Check out The Swagger Salon’s wide range of fun and eye-catching designs. The label is known for its love of lampooning pop culture using tongue-in-cheek slogans, as well as mischievous motifs. RM99
Don’t diss the sandal. It is now accepted as the footwear of the fashionable crowd. Oxwhite has a demure pair. The moulded leather footbed and straps are complemented with a rubber tread sole and outsole. Yes, even wearing socks with sandals is a thing. You can spot the trend at all major runway shows. RM99
For guys, the bar soap is the ultimate all-cleansing grooming product. A Soap Affair has a few fancy (read: deliciously scented) options that he won’t be turning up his nose at. The Tenom Coffee Scrub is made from beans harvested in Sabah. Grounds are steeped for 48 hours, before incorporated into an olive oil formula. RM15
If you’re going to buy him a T-shirt for Fathers Day, better make sure that it is one that he’ll want to wear all the time. Buttonwell offers soft crew neck tees made from Supima cotton. They come in various shades and are plain enough that he can wear them with jeans and a sports jacket. Perfect for that casual, yet debonair, dressed-up look. RM50
For fathers who wear glasses, Kaca-Kaca has different stylish frames you can choose from. The thin, lightweight ones (made using materials like polycarbonate and metal) come in geometric shapes that can complement all faces. What is it again about dad glasses being uncool? RM88