Dad. Pops. Pa. With Father’s Day being just around the corner, these gift options make finding dad the perfect present a virtual breeze. Whether your old man loves a bit of self-care in the form of a three-step skincare ritual or could use a little TLC in his complexion, these handy skincare and grooming kits have you sorted. And of course, if he’s more of a soap-and-water kinda guy, there’s the option of treating him to a new signature fragrance to enjoy every day.
For the dad who is… or should be a skincare buff
ClarinsMen’s new Energizing Duo was especially formulated to help protect and care for men’s skin living under the assault of UV rays, stress, pollution and urban living. The line contains organic red ginseng extract to recharge and re-energise the skin.
Shiseido Men Skincare Essentials Set (worth $198) contains a slew of skin-loving products, including the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum that helps address ageing, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles in all skin types. The antioxidant-fortified serum claims to help with the recovery of damaged skin, providing 32 hours of continuous hydration for vibrant, healthy skin.
The Lab Series MAX LS Set is one for the well-groomed dad. Boost his confidence with the LS Set Cleanser, Recharging Water Lotion and Power V Lifting Lotion, a lightweight, high-performance moisturiser that lifts and firms the skin.
su:m37 Dear Homme Perfect All-in-One Serum Special Set contains a slew of hardworking skin treats to revive fatigued skin, delivering moisture and ultimately refreshing the complexion. Its star Dear Homme Perfect All-in-One serum contains Miracle Ferm™️ and minerals to smoothen and deeply penetrate into the skin.
If dad’s face is sensitive, irritated or dehydrated, this calming set of Brightening Best Sellers from Kiehl’s will improve his skin texture and appearance in no time. The set boasts the skin soothing hits of Calendula Deep Cleansing Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, the beloved Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and Ultra Facial Cream to calm, treat and brighten his skin.
For the charismatic, perfume-loving dad
Cartier Pasha Edition Noire limited edition was created by in-house nose Mathilde Laurent, and celebrates the modern, charismatic man at his finest. The evocative, woody aromatic scent offers green and fresh citrus notes with mint, while sensual amber and cedarwood ground the scent in depth and mystery.
Raw. Radical. Utterly true to itself, or so perfumer-creator, François Demachy, made Dior Sauvage. Inspired by open skies above rocky landscapes, solar citrus facets of the Reggio di Calabria Bergamot are anchored by noble ambery aspects of Ambroxan (derived from ambergris), resinous elemi, Sichuan pepper and wood notes.
In a test of craftsmanship, it takes two artisans to go through 75 to 100 kilograms of fruit in an hour and at least 200 kilograms are required to obtain just one kilogram of essential oil. And after a day’s work, just four kilograms of essential oil are collected but it’s all worth it when your dad spritzes on Acqua di Parma’s Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura. Truly the life force of the bergamot, Italian micro-territories and the sun on the Mediterranean captured in a bottle.
Purrrr. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood positively radiates warmth and spice in this sexy scent of a fragrance. Boasting one of the most rare and precious ingredients, oud wood, exotic rosewood, cardamon interplay with sandalwood and Chinese pepper in this earthy offering.
Smart, stylish and sophisticated, Jo Malone’s Car Diffuser makes every drive a pleasure with three of its best-loved scents: uplifting Lime Basil & Mandarin, voluptuous Peony & Blush Suede, and fresh Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Pick his favourite or surprise him with all three to switch it up according to his mood.
Bold and dynamic, Tommy Hilfiger’s eau de toilette, Impact, is an aromatic woody fragrance bolstered by striking citrus, smoky aromatics and precious woods.
For the dads who take much pride in their crowning glory
According to Research and Markets, the global male grooming market has seen remarkable growth in recent years, set to be worth US81.2 billion by 2024. While passion for beauty and haircare rituals is growing, many are still not getting the basics right—like hair drying. Rather than vigorously drying hair with a towel, which, as Dyson Global Education Manager, Amy Johnson says, “can cause mechanical damage as drying too harshly overstretches the hair strands and weakens them to a breaking point”, men should reach for a quality hair dryer, like the Dyson Supersonic, that “offers quick, controlled drying which in turn helps protect hair”. This is a must-have hair tool, available in a sleek, timeless Black/Nickel colour way.
Providing lasting hold and strong pliability with a natural matte finish, We Need A Hero’s Hero Hair Pomade will keep dad’s crowning mane in check—and in style—all day long. Plus, it’s a water-soluble formula so rest assured it wash off easily, leaving zero residue or product build-up on hair.
A majority of men suffer from androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, due to a combination of genetics and stress, accelerated by bad lifestyle habits and poor haircare. Verdure’s Hair Growth Activator Complete Collection is a trio of products that target hair loss and hair thinning from the root with a Hair Fall Control Shampoo that’s formulated with potent botanicals to deeply purify scalp, rebalance oil secretion levels, as well as stimulate cellular metabolism. The Hair Growth Essence is a complementary leave-on, delivering clarifying lactic acid, balancing bergamot fruit oil, nourishing vitamin E and B3, and panax root extract to strengthen hair growth. Brush this in with the LED Hair Regrowth Scalp Activator that utilises sonic vibrations with soothing, regulating blue light or rejuvenating red light to deepen product penetration, repair damage and improve overall scalp health.
Whether out an about or working from home, dads need to stay well groomed. Keep facial hair in tip-top shape with Philips’ S9000 Prestige, a wet and dry electric shaver equipped with SkinIQ Technology and the brand’s most advanced digital motor for high-speed efficiency. This features up to 150,000 cutting actions per minute with NanoTech Dual Precision blades for extremely close results without discomfort, while an intelligent facial hair sensor, 360-D Flexing heads, and anti-friction coating deliver superb gliding that follows every contour of the face, catching difficult hairs of any density. There’s a skin-friendly SmartClick precision trimmer too, ideal for the moustache and sideburns.