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10 last-minute gift cards to buy for your friends

If you've missed someone out on your Christmas shopping list or don't know what to get them, get them one of these great gift cards.
 

10 best gift cards to get as last-minute Christmas presents

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Redbox Gifts

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas. Redbox Gifts lets you choose from more than 250 exciting experiences from piloting a Boeing 737 in a flight simulator (from $175 for 30 min) and kitesurfing ($200 for one lesson) to redesigning their home with the help of an interior designer (from $250 for a consultation).

 Deliver it to your friend as a physical gift pack or send it via email. Your recipient can then book the date and time they wish to claim their experience on the website.

Can’t decide which experience to give? Buy a gift certificate (from $25) and let them decide for themselves. They can pick their preferred activity on the Redbox website.

 

Fuzzie

Buy an adorable Fuzzie gift card ($30, $50 or $100) for your friends and family to get even more bang for your buck with the instant cashback feature.

The gift card can be used for over 100 fashion, food and beverage and lifestyle brands including Foodpanda, Naiise and more. Your loved one simply has to download the Fuzzie app (available on the Apple App Store) and enter the code printed on the gift card. Credit can be redeemed at the physical stores or online, and up to 30 per cent cashback is credited immediately into their Fuzzie account.

Boost your cashback by up to two times across most of its partner brands within 24 hours of activation. Just head to Chocolate Origin, Dunkin’ Donuts, Costa Coffee or Krispy Kreme and spend a minimum of $10 to receive a free $5 Fuzzie gift card and activate your account. A Power Up code will be sent to you via text message which will activate the boost.

The app will be available on Google Play Store from Dec 25.

 

Eatsingapore

 

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Okay, so the Eatsingapore 2017 book ($65) isn’t a gift card. We would argue that it’s even better.

The book entitles you to 12 free meals from 12 highly acclaimed restaurants – Alati, Aura, Bam!, Chef’s Table, Creatures, Dehesa, Meta, Morsels, Salted & Hung, The Song of India, Tong Le, and UsQuBa.

These restaurants are also beautifully photographed and thoughtfully presented in the book, which serves as a unique keepsake and an intriguing look into Singapore’s colourful culinary scene.

Make a reservation for two or more at any one of the restaurants and you will receive one complimentary meal when you present the book. You can use this privilege once at every restaurant, valid from now till Dec 31, 2017.

It’s the perfect gift for foodies.

 

Sephora

This gift card ($20 or $50) is for the beauty gurus who have very specific preferences for makeup, fragrances and skincare products.

Little needs to be said about the appeal of Sephora. The ubiquitous beauty retailer carries so many reputable international brands and pretty gift sets, your friend will be spoilt for choice. So you won’t have to worry about giving her something she won’t use.

 

Vaniday

Cater to all of your loved one’s beauty and wellness needs with the Vaniday gift card (from $30).

The free Vaniday app (available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store) is a one-stop shop that lets users choose from more than 800 salons, spas, aesthetic clinics, fitness studios and more and book their preferred services, date and timing.

Browsing is easy because of the app’s neat categorisation and filtering tools. Set location, type of service and price range parameters and also view user ratings of each service.

Purchase the gift card here and a code will be sent to your email which you can then send to your friend for use as credit within the Vaniday to make an appointment with any of its service providers right away.

 

Monoyono

 

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Monoyono is the store for all things cute, quirky and beautiful. Funky shower curtains, pretty journals and adorable rabbit light fixtures are just some of the products available online and in their physical stores at #B1-06 Plaza Singapura, #01-92 Vivocity and #B1-24 Raffles City.

But it’s so hard to pick just one item that would make the perfect present, so save yourself the trouble of making a decision and buy a gift card (from $10).

           

Ikea

No one needs an excuse to visit Ikea. But it certainly feels good to go armed with a gift card ($20, $50 or $100). https://giftano.com/biz/ikea-gift-cards-online-singapore/

Treat your loved one to a trip to the Swedish furniture store to shop, eat or simply make a day of it to wander about the huge showroom with their family. The gift card is valid for use at the restaurant, so their mandatory meal of meatballs and chicken wings will be covered, too.

 

Luxly

If your friend loves nothing more than a great meal, get them a gift voucher for a lunch or brunch for two ($88) from Luxly.

The gift voucher can be used for a three-tier afternoon tea at Pan Pacific, lunch at Meta Restaurant, a lunch buffet at Indulge at Park and more. There are a variety of different cuisines – from Italian to Spanish and Chinese – so there’ll definitely be something to tickle your friend’s taste buds.

And it’s valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, so they can take their time to use it.

 

Bounce

 

For the young and the young at heart, buy a Bounce gift voucher ($5, $10 or $50) so they can hit the popular indoor fitness arena, located at #09-01 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, and enjoy a fun trampoline workout.

The park is open to kids ages three and above, so this gift is great for the little ones who can’t sit still. But the park caters to different levels of fitness, so even the experienced health and exercise junkies will find something that challenges them.

Prices for a session begin at $17 for the first hour and $12 for each additional hour for kids under 110cm in height. The gift voucher can be used to pay for access to the park, ticketed events, merchandise and food sold at Bounce.

 

Je Taime

Know someone who loves olfactory indulgences? Get a gift card for them to attend an individual perfume workshop ($125) conducted by local perfumery Je Taime, located at #01-57 Block O, Goodman Art Centre.

Your friend will get to make their own “signature scent” from distilled floral oils and other premium ingredients with the help of scent specialists at the two-hour workshop. At the end, they’ll get to take home a beautiful glass bottle (75-105ml) to enjoy.

Apart from an e-gift voucher, metal gift cards are also available. Call 9181-4871 or email jetaimeperfumery@gmail.com to place an order for the physical card.