We’re now in the final month of the year, which means Christmas is coming! With that in mind, many of us would be looking to get gifts for our loved ones, but this usually brings about the question: “What should I get for them?”
Fret not, because we have some suggestions for you to consider when getting gifts for your loved ones!
Gifts for the: Significant other
Christmas is a great occasion to show appreciation for the special someone we know we can fall back on whenever! So what better gift than one than something both of you can share? Below are our suggested gifts that both parties can enjoy together.
On the outside, this bracelet may seem like any ordinary bracelet, but it has a cool feature hidden within. The inside of the bracelet contains a projectable picture of you and your significant other! Designed with a minimalist look, it is easy to pair with outfits and can be worn anytime!
Coming in four different colours — Black, White, Blue and Peach — and priced at around S$64 for two bracelets, it is a great little gift that pairs well with couples.
Check out the listing for this item at this link, where you can find out more information about it.
What could exactly top a getaway with your lover? That’s right, nothing. Imagine a cruise with your loved one, gazing at the stars, and sipping on a glass of water while lounging by the pool. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Sail off to Kuala Lumpur on a 3-Days, 2-Nights cruise for as little as S$358 for two people (excluding port charges) on the 4th of January! Resorts World Cruise has some of the best deals on the market right now; the amenities and facilities on their boats are no slouch either, promising hours of endless entertainment!
As Ed Sheeran once sang, “We keep this love in a photograph; We made these memories for ourselves”. What better way is there to preserve memories than through pictures? This is why you can also consider getting a film camera for your significant other this Christmas!
We’ve gone with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 (S$198); we feel that its ability to have your polaroids printed out instantly is nifty and convenient, and it also comes bundled together with two packs of Instax Square Film.
But if you are ok with waiting for your film to be developed, the Kodak M35 film camera will be a great cheap alternative for you, starting at S$42 for a bundle that comes with a roll of 35mm colour film!
Gifts for the: Men of the House
For the Dads that we could always rely on, or the brothers that have always protected us, it’s time to get them a gift that shows them your appreciation. Here are our suggestions on what to get for the men of the house.
To most guys, appearance is the most important thing, but one commonly overlooked item that contributes to that aspect is the wallet. Wallets are like the bow tie to the package, completing the entire aesthetic look. A sleek and minimalistic one can give off a professional vibe, so we’ve chosen this card wallet from NOMAD.
In this day and age where cash is starting to be phased out, having a card wallet means we can go about our day without worrying about carrying a bulky wallet around. The NOMAD Horween card wallet comes in at a cool S$88, which means that it wouldn’t burn a hole in your wallet (pun intended). The two available colours, Brown and Black, also keep the aesthetic simple but sleek.
But if you still prefer having a traditional wallet, the Crossing Riforma Bi-fold wallet is a great alternative. Coming in at just S$89, it comes with a coin pouch too, so there is no need to worry about loose change dropping into your pocket!
Music is a great way to escape from the daily hustle and bustle of work, so why not get them a pair of earbuds that wouldn’t break the bank and are still great for all-around use?
You can take the Jabra Elite 5 into consideration! With Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and a comfortable fit, it’s a great option that costs just S$228, which makes it an excellent premium pair of earbuds for a reasonable price.
If your dad or brother are gamers at heart, you could also try gifting them PULSE 3D Wireless Headset. The headset brings people deeper into the game world, delivering immersive 3D Audio for PS4 and PS5 titles. Multiplayer is also a cinch with the dual noise-canceling microphones and clear voice capture.
The Jabra Elite 5 is available in two colours: Gold Beige and Titanium Black. For more information, you can look at the earbuds here, and if you want to know how they perform, you can check out our review on them at this link.
Meanwhile, the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset is available for S$149 at Sony retail stores or PlayStation Authorized Dealers. You can also purchase it online from the Sony’s official online store on Shopee.
With how much technology has impacted the world, many of us would require a computer to work nowadays, and why not make things more comfortable with a monitor that has vibrant colours and doesn’t cost a bomb?
The Philips 243V7QJAB is a great choice for this exact purpose! A 24” FHD screen that uses an IPS panel means that you can expect brilliant colours and visuals from the monitor. It also comes with a built-in speaker, which means that all you have to do is connect the monitor to your computer and power it on, and you’re good to go! And at the cost of just S$179, it is a steal.
You can check out the monitor at this link for more information and to snag it!
What’s the final touch to a suave outfit that you’ve picked to wear out? Cologne, of course! With multiple cologne options however, it may get hard to decide on just one. So let us help with that.
We’ve chosen the HUGO BOSS Bottled for how fresh the scent is. It isn’t too overpowering yet still smells good, and lingers throughout the day! Available as 50ml and 100ml options, you can choose to try out the scent first before pressing on “buy”.
If you want the cologne, you can look at its listing on Shopee for more information and purchasing options.
Gifts for the: Women in charge
For the sisters that would take care of us and help us in the absence of parents, or the Moms that help keep us grounded, the women in our families play an essential role. As thanks, be sure to give them something in return for aiding us in life. Have a look at our recommendations for gifts to give them this Christmas!
Shoes come in different forms; it is hard to pick which type is the best to give. So why not keep things simple? You can’t go wrong with sneakers; they go well with many outfits, and you can wear them for casual and semi-formal occasions too, making them extremely versatile. In that respect, the Nike Court Legacy is an excellent place to start!
With a simple yet timeless design, it is an aesthetically gorgeous white shoe that can be paired with almost any outfit to complement it! And you can trust Nike’s quality shoes. Even better, it only costs S$105, with various sizes available. If white isn’t their thing, they also have other colour variations to choose from.
If you want to learn more about the shoe or have a look at the size chart, check out the shoe’s page on Nike’s Official Website.
Speaking of style, makeup is also one of the most popular ways to spice up your appearance. But with so many options, what should you get them for Christmas? Have a look at the Rare Beauty Liquid Blush from Sephora and the Picasso Makeup Spatula.
The Liquid Blush is great due to how it easily blends into the skin, and with how pigmented the blush is, you only need a little bit to achieve beautiful results, making this a great gift! As for the Makeup Spatula, it’s Korea’s go-to makeup spatula for the most even and natural finish, so there is no need to worry about cakey makeup anymore!
If you are interested in the Liquid Blush, check out Sephora’s page, where you can find out more about the product and look at the reviews too! As for the Makeup Spatula, find it on Shopee too, where you can also find directions on how to use it!
Continuing the trend of enhancing style and appearances, our next suggestion is a bag to finish off the outfit. Though bags tend to be rather expensive, coming from brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton, there are also affordable options to help you look effortlessly chic and stylish.
This is why we’ve gone for the Avis Elongated Handle Trapeze Bag from Charles and Keith. Coming in two colours – Black and Chocolate, it promises a sleek yet professional look that can be paired with any outfit. Even better, it comes in at S$109, with the option to pay through instalments via Atome or Shopback available.
If you would like to look at more pictures of the bag, or find out more about the bag’s dimensions etc., you can check out the listing for it on the Charles and Keith page here!
We hope that our suggestions helped you out with your Christmas shopping! If there’s anything else you feel that should’ve been included inside, you can let us know on our socials on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!
Cover image by George Dolgikh via Pexels. Photo of Cruise by Wong Hui Yi of the DANAMIC Team. Visuals courtesy of Etsy, Lazada, Shopee, Nike, Jabra Singapore, Charles and Keith, and Sephora. Images used are copyright of their respective owners.