No idea what to buy dad this Father’s Day? Izwan Ismail has some suggestions
Philips SensoTouch 3D RQ1280cc
1 - Give your father or husband the male grooming tool that will make him look even better. The SensoTouch 3D shaver from Philips is among the most advanced shaver in the market currently. Its GyroFlex 3D contour-following heads adjust seamlessly to every curve of the face, minimising pressure and irritation on the skin. The shaving head has three specialised tracks: Slots for normal hair, channels for long or flat laying hair and holes for the shortest stubble on your face. Price: RM1,299.
Bosch Grass Trimmer 450W
2 - It’s time to change your father’s manual grass scissor cutter to the electric-powered Bosch Grass Trimmer 450W. With a powerful 450W high performance motor, this grass trimmer comes with two spools, one for regular grass and one with extra-strong line for stubborn growth. Effortless trimming and edging with 90-degree rotating head, good handling and telescopic handle, 800 to 1,150mm. Price: RM320.
Black & Decker hammer drill
3 - He is the handyman of the house, so get him proper tools such as the Black & Decker CD70 13mm VSR Hammer Drill. The 710 watt drill can do most of the household drill jobs, be it steel, wood or concrete. Price: RM225.
Garmin Forerunner 610
4 - If dad has been putting on weight lately, motivate him to exercise with the Garmin Forerunner 610. This exercise watch gives users several ways to get in touch with their training data. The swipe and scroll action makes it easy to adjust settings, review run history and more. The Forerunner 610 can stand up to rain, sweat and splashes, yet it’s sensitive enough to operate with running gloves. Price: RM1,255.
5 - Taking pictures is his favourite past time, but the 2007 bulky dSLR he’s using is already out of date. If you have the budget, why not get him a camera that is retro in looks but has all the bells and whistles of a new generation camera. This 16-megapixel camera has an outstanding image quality with the use of its prime lenses. Price: RM5,688 (body).
6 - Inspired by the distinctive soothing-pain of an effective foot reflexology massage, the Osim uPhoria is said to be the world’s first tui-na leg massager that targets vital meridian points to promote positive energy flow for health and overall well-being. If your father or husband often complains of foot pain, this may help relieve aches. Price: RM1,988.
QuitKey Smoking Cessation computer
7 - Help your father or husband quit smoking with the QuitKey Smoking Cessation Computer. This handheld computer creates a personalised gradual reduction programme to help people kick the habit. Developed and proven effective with studies funded with grants from the United States National Institute Of Health, the QuitKey has improved algorithms that make it easier than before to kick the habit. Price: US$56.03 on Amazon.com.
Sony digital photo frame
8 - This 10.2-inch photo frame from Sony (model DPF-XR100) is big enough to store up to 4,000 photos. TruBlack technology increases the visibility of colours in dark areas. There’s even an HDMI output to play videos on your compatible TV. A good gift for your father on this special day. Price: RM1,099.
Golf ball-finding glasses
9 - Help dad save time looking for golf balls on the greens with these ingenious tinted glasses. The PGA Golf Ball Finder Glasses is the perfect gift for golfers whose shot often ends up in the wrong terrain. With state of the art UV-coated lenses that instantly filters out grass and other obstructions, no time is wasted in finding stray balls. The glasses also feature an interchangeable sunglasses lens for bright days on the links. Price: US$29.95 on Amazon.com.
Lavazza Blue coffee maker
10 - He’s a coffee person, so put a big smile on his face with this Lavazza Blue LB 850 Chiara coffee machine. The large transparent tank, the cup warmer and the double height for cup or glass are the main features that set this machine apart. Ideal for home and small locations such as office or small cafe. Price: RM1,500.