It feels a lot easier to pamper your mum on Mother’s Day than it does your dad on Father’s Day. For those who enjoy gifting beyond material objects, we know our mum will love some ‘me time’ with spa packages, new gel nails or delicious afternoon tea experiences in Singapore to eat, drink and chill. But with our dads we, for no reason at all, tend to head towards flat traditional presents such as socks, alcohol or food, whatever suits his style best.
We say nay, dads deserve some extra special gifts this Father’s Day to show our appreciation for everything he does for us.
So if you’re after some experiences to share together, some ‘manly’ pampering packages he’ll really benefit from and some memories that will last longer than those cheap printed socks - this is all you need. Read on.
Muscle Ease 2.5 at Aramsa - The Garden Spa
Set in the stunning tropical gardens of Bishan Park is Aramsa - The Garden Spa which are offering a wonderfully masculine ‘spa’ pampering package especially for Father’s Day. The 2.5 hours of pure blissful spa time will leave your dad feeling revitalised, refreshed and both physically and mentally renewed.
The package includes:
- 15 minutes of dry body brushing which aids circulation, improves metabolism and removes dead cells.
- 30 minutes meridian point back massage that targets pressure points to reduce body inflammation and swelling.
- 15 minutes tension relieving masque for the top of the back torso to improve circulation and relieve tension.
- 90 minutes Elemis freestyle deep tissue massage tailored to individual needs.
You can spoil your father solo at $268 or you can send both parents (should your mother also fancy some of the above) for $388 for a couple. What’s more if you want to up the ante and become the ‘favourite’ child forever, why not also book them into the Canopy Garden Dining restaurant for lunch before or dinner after their session?
With large glass panels that allow both the light and rich green scenery flooding into the restaurant, the reasonably priced delicious menu will be well received by your now-relaxed parents, particularly if accompanied by a glass of wine or two.
To book, head over to Aramsa website or call +65 6456 6556.
Zombie Apocalypse virtual gaming at Zero Latency
Have you ever wanted to just run around and shoot some zombies with your fam?Zero Latency’s virtual reality setup includes a unique combination of technology, software and unparalleled imagination that transports you and your friends to the ultimate free-roam, social experiences. You and up to eight others can immerse yourself in some seriously cool VR gaming where you will be teaming up with you dad (and other friends and family) to kill some immortal zombies.
If zombies isn’t your thing, there is other games to pick from, including a futuristic space station, where the only human life remaining is yours and you’re up against robots and machines.
Priced at $59pp, head over to Zero Latency to book yourself and your zombie-killing squad in for a Father’s Day unlike no other.
AJ Hackett Giant Swing, Sentosa
Have you got a dad or even both parents who enjoy some action, adventure and crave adrenaline? Head down to Sentosa for Father’s Day and feel exhilarated as you buddy up with your pops on the AJ Hackett giant swing. Strapped facing down, you are winched to 40m above the ground. In front of you, the amazing view of Siloso beach and an awesome Singapore sunset. Once you’re dropped, you can reach speeds of up to 120km per hour and then will swing a few more times before being pulled to a stop.
For the month of June there is a promotion for $49pp (usually $79) so a great fun and unusual activity to have fun with your dad this Father’s Day.
Fancy doing something different but not up for the swing? Here's 15 epic activities you didn't know you had on your doorstep at Sentosa island.
Ultimate Dude Food Hamper from The Meat Club
Yes, we know we said avoid the typical food gifts but this is no ordinary hamper. Perfect for the man who loves his meat and his wine, you will put a smile on his face and in his belly getting this bad boy delivered for Sunday’s lunch.
The hamper contains:
- 700g Frenched lamb rack
- 400g 100% grass fed eye fillet
- Free range pork chorizo sausages
- King salmon fillet
The chosen paired wines are:
- Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016
- Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2015
- Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
What’s glorious about this as a gift is not the food and wine itself (although it’s darn delicious) but the quality time you can then spend together as a family. We think you should go the extra mile and not only present him with this gift but then tell him to put his feet up, and make him and the rest of your family a Sunday lunch. Even if you can’t cook! It’s more about creating memories than anything else - give him a Father’s Day he’ll never forget...even if it’s just watching you burn food.
The Ultimate Dude Food hamper costs $200 is available here.
Gentleman’s Facetherapy at Prive Aesthetics
Whilst there is still a stigma attached to proper male grooming for the average man, men are embracing both body and face treatments to improve their overall appearance. We say, long gone are the days of shame when it comes to taking pride in how you look. And luckily, Prive Aesthetics totally agree and have thus come up with a gentleman’s facial, perfect for your dad on Father’s Day.
Prive Aesthetics’ deep cleansing facetherapy focuses on precise removal of oil and dirt that’s clogging pores with the use of a closed loop vacuum system for deep pore purging, resurfaces skin and shrinking of pores. Exfoliation preps the skin to release trapped ingrown hairs below the skin which can often cause discomfort, whilst also removing dead skin cells so he can get a closer shave.
Then, through electrophoresis, active ingredients are delivered into the deeper layers of the skin, to fight free radicals and recharge the cells. Lastly, it moisturises and locks in the nutrients with a customised mask that best suits his skin type, leaving him feeling clean and fresh and looking his best.
Priced at $130 for 75 minutes (while you can nip out and enjoy some retail therapy), to book, call Prive Aesthetics on 9656 5380.