It’s not easy getting men products. While a bouquet of flowers can usually make a woman smile, what men like are usually too expensive (think: luxury cars, state-of-the-art sound systems, air ticket to watch his favourite English soccer team play in their stadium).
But you know what can make a rather affordable, practical gift for your dad this Father’s Day? (Psst, it’s this Sunday!) Grooming products that make them look dapper. Here’s a list of six that offers something for the vanity novices, as well as the bona fide vainpot.
Vanity Level: 1 | Shave A Few Years Off
Most men shave, and will appreciate a tool that helps that achieve an easy, clean shave. Being cleanly-shaven will help him look a few years younger – trust us.
The newest from Braun is Series 9, an efficient electric shaver that promises to removes more hair in the first stroke than any other shavers, thanks to its ability to make 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute, and its flexible shaver head. This shaver packs a punch in the technology department to ensure that all hairs are captured, and the shaver adheres to his facial contour easily. The fast movement also means that there’ll be less irritation on the skin.
The Braun Series 9 is available at all major electrical chain stores, departmental stores and independent electrical stores in two models, 9040s and 9090cc, priced at SGD499 and SGD599 respectively.
Vanity Level: 1.5 | Get Fresh
Take his shaving experience up a notch by gifting him this Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Duo, consisting of an after-shave balm and a shave cream. These are scented with an invigorating citrus fragrance, and helps to condition and nourish his skin before and after shaving.
The duo is available at Crabtree & Evelyn boutiques at SGD65.
Vanity Level: 2 | Scent Of Success
Even those who shy away from skincare products wouldn’t mind perfumes, making them a great gift option. BOSS BOTTLED is a versatile, “safe” choice for your dad because it is masculine, timeless, and a crowd-pleaser. Citrus on the top notes, floral and spicy in the heart notes, and warm in the base notes, this perfume has our stamp of approval. And now with the good-looking Theo James as one of BOSS Parfums ambassadors (for its upcoming BOSS the Scent launch), it’s easy to show your dad his picture and say: “This guy likes Hugo Boss perfumes, wear the gift I got you if you want to be like him.”
Boss Bottled EDT retails at SGD70 (30ml), SGD94 (50ml), SGD122 (100ml), and SGD193 (200ml).
Vanity Level: 3 | No More Hairy Issue
Bring him to a chic barber for a haircut, colour and shave. The We Need A Hero, located at 57 Eng Hoon Road, #01-86, is a men-only barber that has professional barbers who know how to groom men into heroes. And while you’re there, you can try to convince Dad to have his unkempt brows and nose hair groomed. Find out more here.
Haircuts are priced from SGD55, Basic Shave at SGD35, Brow Grooming from SGD17, and Nostril Waxing at SGD20.
Vanity Level: 4 | Do You Even Lift?
If your father is discerning (and vain) enough to use skincare products, get him something that supports matured skin, so he can look more youthful. Instead of giving him something that you have been using and love, get him something that’s formulated specially for men his age. The Lab Series Max LS Age-less Power V Lifting Cream is one good option. This high-tech treatment cream is a moisturiser that helps fight against the visible effects of gravity, so it helps to firm his skin and prevent it from sagging.
Vanity Level: 5 | Ultimate Pampering
If your father cares a lot about his appearance, then indulge him in a facial treatment. The Age-Defying Facial Treatment by Urban Homme is a 60-minute treatment that nourishes skin and help enhance skin’s elasticity in order to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Very importantly, the facial spa is catered for men, with treatments designed specifically for men’s skin, there will be no awkwardness, and he’ll also see better results. Find out more here.