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Giftworthy Experiences For Dad

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It can be tough figuring out what to buy Dad. This Father’s Day, instead of presenting him with yet another tie that will end up in the confines of his wardrobe, why not surprise him with a present that will warm his heart and equip him with a useful skill?

In with Gin

Time for Dad to become a student again by enrolling him in the Brass Lion Gin School! Perfect for gin enthusiasts ready to take their passion a step further, the gin-distilling experience entails a sensory journey through the distillery’s herb garden and lab, followed by a lesson on gin-making with a miniature copper pot still. The session concludes with a bottle of personalised gin to take home, and of course, one for the road – an appropriate gin and tonic tipple!

$239.80, https://brassliondistillery.com/pages/brass-lion-gin-school
40 Alexandra Terrace
Singapore 119933

Knife Skills

Even if Dad isn’t into cooking, his primal instincts will appreciate local workshop Tombalek’s Forge A Chef’s Knife course. The three-hour class is suitable for beginners, and covers just about every aspect of making the handy chef’s knife, from hot forging, hardening, tempering and polishing. At the end of the course, Dad will be bringing home his very own knife, handcrafted from medium carbon steel and deserving of a place in the kitchen.

$290, https://tombalek.com/product/chefs-knife/
7 Mandai Link #10-22
Mandai Connection Blk B
Singapore 728653
Well Groomed

You can leave Dad in the good hands of the folk at Truefitt & Hill for a pampering session, for the brand has a royal history – it was established in London more than two centuries ago by a barber who was hairdresser to the British Royal Court. The Ultimate Shaving Experience promises to live up to its name with a traditional hot towel wet shave coupled with a relaxing face massage. Even if Dad isn’t usually into grooming rituals, this pampering treatment may just convert him!

$88, from https://truefittandhill.com.sg/barbershop/
9 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069690

Into the (Japanese) Woods

If Dad is nimble with his hands, he will appreciate this introductory course to Japanese woodworking by Mokkō Studio, a local setup dedicated to the Japanese philosophy of woodworking. This workshop focuses on teaching traditional Japanese carpentry techniques such as precise joinery through tool sharpening, as well as sawing and planing methods. Throughout this three-day course, participants will hone their skills and apply them to create a Japanese wooden toolbox – a project Dad will surely take pride in!

$980 (excluding a one-time registration fee of $50, which will be waived for future lessons with Mokko Studio) and includes professional-grade woodworking tools from https://www.mokkowoodstudio.com/courses#/shokunin-beginner-by-suikoushya

1, Tampines North Drive 1,
#07-29, T-Space
Singapore 528559

Coffee Appreciation

Common Man Coffee Roasters’ Essential Coffee Knowledge + Fundamental Barista Skills is a comprehensive workshop that will get Dad up to speed with coffee basics and provide him with the know-how to whip up a proper brew. Trainers will be dispensing knowledge such as the bean-to-cup process and the various types of coffee available worldwide, as well as fundamental barista skills covering topics like espresso preparation and milk frothing.

$230, from https://commonmancoffeeroasters.com/collections/barista-academy-course-classes/products/weekend-bundle-essential-coffee-knowledge-fundamental-barista-skills

Blk 52 Chin Swee Road,
Singapore 160052

Mane Event

If looking good is important to Dad, he’ll appreciate hair grooming products from SGPomades. Established since 2014, the men’s grooming retailer offers a comprehensive selection of high-end hair styling and grooming products from around the world.  

AA Members enjoy $10 off the total bill with a minimum spend of $100 on SGPomades e-store. Promo Code: 10AAS

Gastronomic Delights

Is dad a foodie? Then treat him to a meal at AQueen Hotel. Bond over the Petite Menu Father’s Day Set Lunch priced at $18.90++ for appetiser, 1 choice of main, dessert and coffee or tea. Look forward to smoked duck breast and pear salad for appetiser and mains such as dry laksa with salmon fillet and hotate scallops or grilled chicken chop with prawns. Round off the meal with dark chocolate cake with berries.

The promotion is on until 30 June 2024. AA Members receive FREE parking with a minimum $50 spend in a single receipt.

Sofa So Good

Give dad another reason to relax in comfort while watching his favourite drama by presenting him with a comfortable sofa. The Kaiteki floor recliner from  homegrown Home and Lifestyle brand NINE.N is a portable and cushiony floor sofa with removable and fluffable cushions, thick foam and a sturdy metal frame with five reclining angles. It comes in durable linen and water-resistant tech fabric.

AA Members enjoy 15% with no minimum spending. Promo code: AAS15