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DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Struggling to decide what to buy for your friend, significant other, or family members? Ditch the boring boxes of chocolates and holiday mugs and follow our Christmas gift guide – there’s definitely something for everyone; from creative and unconventional ones to the practical.

Warning: With these gift ideas in mind, you may be tempted to get some for yourself too.

For Home Gatherings

DFS’ Wine & Spirits Products

Gift Guide 2018: DFS

From now till 30 December, DFS Changi allows travelers to select from a wide range of wine and spirits products that can be customized to their liking on the spot in-store. Personalization gifting stations have been set up in each DFS store, and exclusive services such as bottle engraving and personalized labels will be made available.

To sweeten the deal, a variety of specialized glassware will be available for engraving with each purchase of S$200 or more! Choose from a personalized champagne flute glass, wine glass, tumbler glass, or whisky glass to be engraved with their name or a festive message.

For more information about the products available, check out the official website at: https://www.ishopchangi.com/.

For Secret Santa

MUSEUM LABEL Hawker Culture Themed Merchandise

Gift Guide 2018: Museum Label
Chicken Rice Keychain

Inspired by familiar, well-loved icons that speak to all Singaporeans, gifting a Chicken Rice Keychain, a “tze-char” inspired Tabao Lunch Box, or a Chilli Crab Apron is sure to inject some laughter during the session!

Shop now at https://www.nhb.gov.sg/support-us/support/shop.

Books from [email protected]

As a quote goes, “a book is a gift you can open again and again”. A book makes for the perfect holiday gift for anyone and everyone! Seek great deals at [email protected], and choose from a diverse range of books across different languages and genres.

The Suicide Club by Rachel Heng, a critically acclaimed work of science fiction by a local author, is worth a lookout. Travails of a Trailing Spouse by Stephanie Suga Chen, a US expatriate based in Singapore is another fascinating book that you can consider, all the more as it is sold at 20% off as part of the nominated local books on the shelf.

For more information, visit http://www.bookfestsingapore.com/.

For Homebodies

Sonos One & Sonos Beam

For those looking for practical gifts that can come in handy during Christmas, Sonos’ products are a sure-fire way to warm your recipient’s heart and their home with the sounds of Sonos!

Gift Guide 2018: Sonos One
The Sonos One wireless smart speakers

Packed with all the good stuff, the Sonos One wireless smart speakers comes fully equipped with smart voice control in a compact design that fits perfectly onto bookshelves and kitchen counters, and is still powerful enough to fill a room with pure, immersive sound. A thoughtful gift for any homeowner or music lover, you can also connect two or more speakers wireless for a multi-room listening experience to get right into the holiday spirit with your favourite Christmas tunes.

Gift Guide 2018: Sonos Beam

Featuring a minimalist, compact and versatile design, the Sonos Beam is equipped with smart voice control to find, start, and manage TV shows and movies with cinematic sounds – perfect for watching Christmas classics! For this holiday season, it is now bundled with the wireless Subwoofer (amplified component) for only $1,749 (U.P. S$1,848).

All products are available at all Sonos stores and selected Sonos authorised dealers.

For Gaming Geeks

BenQ’s EW3270U Video Enjoyment Monitor with Eye-care Technology

Gift Guide 2018: BenQ Monitors

Nothing speaks “I love you” more than an eye-care monitor. The new BenQ eye-care monitors grant you all the screen-time you want while protecting your eyes at the same time. The BenQ 4K HDR eye-care monitors support all your favourite games – delivering stunningly sharp visuals and faster frame rates that will make popular games like Fallout, Skyrim, and Titanfall 2 a whole new visual experience.

The new Brightness Intelligence technology not only protects your eyes, it also ensures increased productivity no matter how long those gaming hours are. With its ability to adjust the monitors’ brightness and colour temperature, you don’t have to squint to look for those hidden enemies anymore – they’ll come to you.

For more information, visit https://www.benq.com/en-sg/monitor/video-enjoyment/ew3270u.html.

For the Sweethearts Who Deserve the Best

Personalised Gifts from Gifts Less Ordinary

Founded in 2015, Gifts Less Ordinary is an online luxury gift marketplace featuring over 8,000 curated gifts made by 200 global artisans and partners from across the globe. The company is headquartered in Singapore, but has online stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan and the U.S.

This web-store is perfect for finding the right gifts for your significant other, with the option to add a personal touch to these gifts. We recommend the personalised mini manicure set that comes in emerald green, sapphire blue, silver pearl, and ruby red. Personalisation is complimentary, and you can choose the text imprinted on the box for up to 15 characters!

For a full view of the product, visit https://giftslessordinary.com/personalised-mini-manicure-set-for-her-ruby-red-009643.

Cufflinks from Megafash

Megafash features a community of local craftmakers and designers. Among the numerous fashion pieces, cufflinks are essential for the male wardrobe and their rare designs help to spice up ordinary outfits. The vintage mechanic cufflinks and round mechanic cufflinks are also relatively affordable, selling for S$69.90. They are also made with rhodium plated alloy, which does not tarnish or rust over time, with no polishing required. If you are still at a loss what to get your boyfriend or husband, these intricately designed cufflinks may well be the answer.

Animal Hug Pillows from Shinnpark

Plushies are always great gifts for significant others. Who can resist an adorable animal hug pillow that you can cozy up to while sleeping? Shinnpark, a local gift and games store, is all about creativity. The animal hug pillows come in many interesting animal designs, from Dinosaur, Shark, Cat, Anteater, to Lizard and Jellyfish. One pillow costs S$59.90.

Check them out here: https://www.misshosay.com/products/liv-hearts-roomies-party.

Visuals courtesy of rawpixel, DFS, National Heritage Board, Rachel Heng’s Instagram page, Sonos, BenQ, Gifts Less Ordinary’s Instagram page, and Shinnpark’s Instagram page.

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Huang Yimin

Aiming to live passionately and not settle for a mundane life. Firm believer in the Oscar Wilde quote "You can never be overdressed or overeducated". I wish to publish a novel someday in the unknown future.

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