Fatherhood, just like motherhood, is a journey filled with many lessons, room for growth, and sweet memories. Looking for gift ideas this Father’s Day? We’ve got you! Choose to appreciate and honour the men in your life with presents, a spa experience fit for a king, or even a catch and release fishing trip — your call!
Handcrafted and premium solid colognes and perfume from Alwis & Xavier make for great grooming kit add-ons and can be brought around easily for travels— plus, they’re spill-proof too? So. much. yes! Each solid cologne comes in a classy and zero-waste refillable black tin, small enough to fit into one’s pocket. The lasting scents range from fresh and citrusy to bold and spicy; there’s one suited for every man out there.
Prices start from RM65 onwards.
Pick a flick and treat your Dad to a luxe cinematic experience at Aurum Theatre, The Gardens Mall. From the thematic halls to awesome in-hall hospitality, you can be sure to look forward to an enjoyable time together. Make the movie escape extra special by purchasing the Aurum Pass, which includes freshly-prepared food and drink from Jin Gastrobar, The Gardens Mall.
Prices start from RM130 per seat (Comfort Cabins) and RM160 per seat (Getha Lux Suites)
3. All Things Coffee-Related
This is one for the coffee-loving fathers! Be generous and treat your main man to a weekly or monthly subscription for his coffee beans or capsules via Perk Coffee (Malaysia). You can customise your order or start with the taster packs (single origins) to give Dad some variety.
If your Dad is more hands-on with coffee-making, why not get him a course voucher at Common Man Coffee Roasters Academy KL? They offer courses like Fundamental Barista Skills, Latte Art, and Immersion Brewing to name a few. All attendees will go home with a participation certificate and bag of coffee, on top of their newly acquired knowledge.
If that’s not enough, coffee-making accessories like a sleek hand grinder, V60, an Aeropress,or Moka Pot will surely excite daddy dearest.
Spoil Dad with unique and great-quality handmade accessories from The Gentleman’s Bar. Founded in 2016, this local brand ensures each piece is bespoke and lovingly crafted by an artisan. Shop for stylish pocket squares, bucket hats, bow ties, and ties galore at their physical booth located at Pop The Arcade, Ground floor, Jaya One or their latest pop-up booth at Isetan KLCC, Level 3 until 17th June 2022.
The Gentleman’s Bar is currently running a Father’s Day Special: 20% off storewide with the code ‘DAD20’; for purchases made in the sum of RM100 and above (not applicable for sale items, face masks, gift cards, and collaboration items). This discount code is valid until 26th June 2022.
5. Sneakers and Casual ‘Fits
Take your fashionable fathers on a shopping spree for the latest and comfiest kicks in town! Some great stores to check out are JD Sports Malaysia, Foot Locker Malaysia, Hoops Station Malaysia, and Sole What. Not a sneakerhead kinda guy? Get him to try out smart-looking casuals or activewear instead.
Pencil in a pampering session at the finest gentlemen’s barbershop and perfumer in town – Truefitt and Hill Malaysia. With a total of four branches located across Kuala Lumpur, each location is distinctively designed and impressive. Gift certificates are available all year long, so you needn’t worry about securing a slot just for Father’s Day. The crowd-favourite is the indulgent shaving experience, complete with a traditional hot towel wet shave, plus a relaxing face massage to boot — definitely an experience fit for a king!
Prices: The Earl’s Treat (RM295) / The Ultimate Shave Experience (RM115) / The Royal Haircut (125)
Here’s a rain or shine activity that is action-packed and thrilling for the adventurous father! Set up as a simulation of an actual outdoor skydiving experience at 14,000 feet, Windlab Indoor Skydiving 1Utama Shopping Centre allows the guest to ‘skydive’ solo or in a group (2 to 5 people) for 50 seconds per flight. No experience is required as each session will be accompanied by a flight instructor (though being a cool cat certainly helps!).
Pricing per flight starts from RM99 onwards.
In the era of all things digital, it’s nice to have a physical planner around for when you need a break from the screen. Anatomy’s A5 Genuine Leather Trio Book is a keeper, as it is an all-in-one classic jotter great for checklists, as well as note-taking and planning. Choose between thread-bound or wirebound options, and add-on a monogram for your Dad to make it a one-of-a-kind gift.
Enjoy an afternoon of speed, drifting, and racing at Blastacars Malaysia, located on the fifth floor of Sungei Wang Plaza. Designed as a leisure karting experience, their New Zealand-manufactured karts are safe and tough for use. Be ready to race through two indoor tracks which can take up to 10 cars per race. Driver packages are available and children aged 7 (standing at 1.2 metres tall) and above are allowed to join in the fun too.
Patience is the virtue that our fathers have been trying to help us cultivate from the time we were young. Show Dad how patient you have become by treating him to a catch and release fishing trip this Father’s Day! It’s the perfect setting for the two of you to catch up, reminisce, or simply sit in silence, and enjoy each other’s presence. Bonus: it is a 24 hour fishing resort and rental for fishing gear is available on-site.
Spend some time at Perdana Botanical Gardens with a yummy picnic basket to-go on hand. Partnering with Kenny Hills Bakers, Piknik Botanicana has recently launched a weekend picnic basket that’s perfect for two, valued at RM69 each. The halal picnic basket will consist of baked treats by Kenny Hills Bakers, along with local favourites like two packs of nasi lemak, assorted sandwiches, a juice bottle and mineral water.
Shop your picnic baskets from 8.15am to 5pm at Kia Klemenz Gifts and Souvenirs, Kedai Cenderamata, 1, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur. Picnic mats are available upon request (inclusive of RM69 charges) but must be returned after the picnic session. Do follow them on their socials for more information and updates.
Stuck and not sure what to get for the man who has everything? Hop onto WISHFUL Curated Gifting’s website and select options that are wonderfully curated (and aesthetically pleasing, to boot!). With gifts for different types of personalities, WISHFUL’s gift collections for men covers an extensive range, and includes halal options (for food and drink) hampers too.
By Amanda Sura
Amanda is a freelance writer, aspiring businesswoman, and mother of two. She’s a proud Sarawakian who hails from Kuching. Apart from writing, she loves mixing natural body scrubs and foot soaks with her business partner for their small business, Suravont.
Photos are taken from the respective brands’ websites and social media pages. For more details and prices, please contact the online stores directly.
Here’s to making this Father’s Day a special one, #makchicmumsquad!