The Christmas season has dawned upon us and while picking out the right gift for your closest girlfriends might be an exciting experience, shopping for your new colleague, neighbour or distant cousin can possibly get quite tricky.
Our tip? Stick to the basics. Homeware gift sets are just some ideas that will never go wrong. And if you wish to be slightly more adventurous, how about a classic bold red lippie (‘cause, you know, every girl needs one)? Here, we curate a list of buys you might want to consider getting someone you don’t really know too well.
Simple, customisable, stackable – and that’s a foolproof way to go when buying jewellery for someone. The charm and necklace can be purchased separately, which is great if the recipient already has an existing bracelet or necklace. Monica Vinader also provides engraving services which even allows for doodles, zodiac and horoscope motifs. Its jewellery is literally a canvas.
Photo: Monica Vinader
The pressure gets real during gifting season – you want to get the best gift for your gal pal, but you haven’t had the time to hit the departmental stores.
But don’t fret, we’ve found a solution for you. Giftano is a digital platform that curates unique experiences and gifts from more than 100 F&B, lifestyle and beauty brands.
And all you have to do is add your picks to the cart and check out.
If you want to go green this December, save on wrapping paper and opt for a digital delivery. Your gift will be sent instantly in the form of an animated email (personalised message included).
But if you’re attending a gift-exchange party, Giftano will personally deliver a well-wrapped present to your doorstep.
Here are some of our favourite gifts for the holidays:
- Art Glass Solutions: Glass Making Workshop ($150+ for two)
- 30min Sportscar Ride at Ultimate Drive ($464+ per pax)
- Fishing Trip at Sea by Wanderlust Adventure ($138+ per pax)
- 1-year digital subscription of Her World magazine ($35 for 12 issues)
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If you are completely frustrated and undecided on what to get, opt for a bath ritual set. This features a body lotion, body scrub, butter hand cream and shower oil from the brand’s Delicate Jasmine range, and is sure to be a pampering treat during this yuletide season.
One of the brand’s most popular candles now come in an updated sleek and sophisticated concrete container that doubles up as a prop in any Insta-worthy picture. The inspiration: snow-covered rocks edged along the shoreline of the archipelago.
For something more adventurous, opt for this skincare set. Each product is made with the key ingredient, cica, which helps calm and soothe all sort of skin types. And living in an urban jungle like Singapore, it is important to include such products in your skincare regime.
A pair of classic, gold hoop earrings will never go wrong. They are versatile and can be easily paired with any look from your go-to office outfit to a tight-fitted dress for a special night out. It’s definitely a must-have piece in any woman’s wardrobe.
A makeup product every beauty junkie needs in their stash? A bold red lipstick. Not only is this the brand’s most iconic red lippie shade, it is now infused with refined gold pearls that is still very much wearable while giving a luminous sheen to the puckers.
Photo: Armani Beauty
We are constantly on-the-go, which means we might not always have the luxury of sitting at our desks to charge our phones. Enter portable chargers – these make as a handy gift to anyone as it is uber practical. One that we love? This chic and stylish one from Muji.
If you have run out of ideas, why not opt for a cute pyjama set that is both practical and yet within an appropriate budget? And if you are unsure what sort of style or design they are into, choose a solid colour such as grey, black or white. It really is one of the safest sort of gifts to get!
Besides giving one warmth and comfort on the couch while binge-watching Netflix, this also adds style points to any living space. Just opt for a design that is cool, stylish and timeless, just like this checkered one from Ikea.
A classic black belt is one of – if not the – most important accessory in any wardrobe. And one can never have too many of it! This comes with a gold coloured buckle to add a pop of colour to any all-black or monochromatic outfit.
And if you are really lost, the safest gift to give anyone would be a hamper. Just remember to pick out the ones with the best goodies inside. This is packed with all sorts of biscuits, chocolates and sweet snacks, which make for the perfect gift set to get anyone who’s got a sweet tooth.
Photo: Marks & Spencer