Sleigh the holiday season with our fabulous Christmas gift guide featuring everything from affordable pressies to indulgent must-buys.
Deck the hauls! This Christmas gift guide is all you’ll need to earn “best gifter” status. People will be calling you Santa in no time! We’ve got a series of price points, so no matter if you want to go easy on the wallet or treat yo’self, there’s something in the mix for everyone. Just scroll down for all the Christmas gift ideas you need to pamper the important people in your life…
Under $50: Stocking stuffers and secret Santa gifts
Beauty: The Salve Co. Christmas Mini Kit
If self-care is on your agenda, then let The Salve Co. restore your mind, body and spirit this holiday season. Customise your own wellness box with the Christmas Mini Kit, where you can choose three salves from its collection. From promoting sleep to relieving headaches, there’s one for everyone.
The Salve Co. Christmas Mini Kit, $24, available online
Alcohol: Curatif’s four-pack Tequila Tromba Tommy’s Margarita
Curatif boasts a decent selection of canned cocktails, including Tequila Tromba Tommy’s Margarita. Containing only three ingredients – agave syrup, lime juice and tequila (courtesy of Australian-based Tequila Tromba) – each 130-ml can comes with a weighty 18.5% ABV. So for those who like a little kick in their cocktails, this zinger of a drink won’t disappoint.
Curatif’s four-pack Tequila Tromba Tommy’s Margarita, $45, available online
Food: The Kettle Gourmet Gift Box
What’s poppin’? Local-flavoured popcorn! The folks at The Kettle Gourmet have come up with a gift box replete with familiar flavours like kaya toast, nasi lemak, chilli crab and chicken floss. You can’t go wrong with snacks.
The Kettle Gourmet Gift Box, $32, available online
Beauty: L’occitane Holiday Crackers
Ah, these cute-as-a-button treats make great stocking stuffers. The four holiday crackers come in festive colours like red, green, yellow and blue, each revealing two petite treats. Opt for mini pampering goodies like the Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Almond Shower Oil, Lavender Hand Cream and Shea Butter Shower Oil.
L’occitane Holiday Crackers, $42, available online and at L’occitane stores
Food: Amazin’ Graze The Classic Holiday Gift Set
Got a friend who’s all about treating their body like a temple? Skip the sugar-laced snacks and go straight for this guilt-free gift set. It comes with two festive-flavoured boxes: Merry Gift Box and Festive Granola Box. The former sees three limited edition flavours including chocolate-coated almonds and strawberries, and white chocolate cranberry granola. Meanwhile, the latter contains eight mini granola packets in flavours like coconut kaya and banana bread. Plus, you get a pair of holiday socks.
Amazin’ Graze The Classic Holiday Gift Set, $36.90, available online
Beauty: Stila Eye-Spy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Set
We’re calling it, this year’s festive makeup trend is all about the eyes. What better way to get started than with Stila’s glittery AF sparkle shadows? This set comes in a trio including two new limited edition shades in Bronze Girl and Rockin’ Rose.
Stila Eye-Spy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Set, $39, available online and at Sephora stores
Under $100: Little indulgences and treats that won’t break the bank
Food: Haagen-Dazs TinyTAN Special Edition Ice Cream Bites
Who can say no to a sweet treat during the holidays? Celebrate the festive season with a gift that can be enjoyed together with friends and family. With TinyTAN characters inspired by BTS, snag the latest Haagen-Dazs TinyTAN Special Edition Ice Cream Bites. Expect to see all seven TinyTAN characters featured on the individual ice cream cakes, with each character representing a different flavour like strawberry, chocolate, coffee and more!
The Special Edition Ice Cream Bites retail at SGD$98 and is available in Häagen-Dazs shops and selected convenience stores (7-11).
Wellness: Botanica Fragrance gift box
We love the reed diffusers, candles and gel lights from Botanic Fragrance, where the scents are inspired by Japan’s four seasons. You’ll find plenty of gift boxes for any occasion in its collection! Each features beautiful blooms paired with the brand’s gel lights in fragrances like bourbon rose, bergamot, rosemary and sea water.
Botanica Fragrance gift boxes, from $68, available online
Tech: Native Union Drop Classic Leather Wireless Charger
You can’t go wrong with a wireless charger but go the extra mile with Native Union’s. Made with Italian leather and aircraft-grade aluminium, it makes for a pretty table accessory. Plus, the sleek device can even power up airpods!
Native Union Drop Classic Leather Wireless Charger, $65, available online
Wellness: Artisan of Sense Small Luxury Gift Set
Got a soft spot for scented candles? This local label will have you going crazy with its wide array of soy wax candles, which are fragranced with pure essential oils and botanical ingredients. The Small Luxury Gift Set allows you to choose three scented candles in aromas like vanilla sky, summer rose and lemongrass. Want to capture the smell of Christmas? The Winter Wonderland fragrance will have you smelling notes of pine, spruce and fir. Mmmm… doesn’t that sound heavenly?
Artisan of Sense Small Luxury Gift Set, $73, available online
Food: Godiva Holiday Chocolate Gift Box
Who can resist chocolates? And if it’s from Godiva, resistance is futile. Its Holiday 18-piece gift box contains a trio of milk, dark and white chocolates, with festive flavours such as raspberry white chocolate, pecan praline milk chocolate and cocoa dark chocolate.
Godiva Holiday Chocolate Gift Box, $89, available online
Beauty: Re:Erth Festive Mini Starter Kit
Have a Merry mochi Christmas with Re:Erth’s exclusive festive bundles. The Festive Mini Starter Kit has all the essentials to spruce up anyone’s skincare routine. Get it right with the Clarifying Cleanser, Calming Toner, Hydrating Gel Moisturizer and Multi-Targeted Elixir. Hello, mochi skin!
Re:Erth Festive Mini Starter Kit, $99, available online
Fashion: Sui The Shore Sling Fanny Bag
Eco-friendly fashion brand Sui has upcycled leftover, sustainable scrap fabrics into a cute little fanny bag. It comes with wooden buttons and buckles – and we are digging the fact that Sui’s signature embroidered palm trees make an appearance on the belt. The perfect accessory for someone who is always on the go.
Sui The Shore Sling Fanny Bag, $88, available online
Home: Hanming Collection Rogue
Do some good while you’re shopping this festive season. Kill two birds with one stone by gifting an art piece from Hanming Collection’s Rogue. Part fundraiser, part art sale, all of the proceeds will go directly to the local non-profits of your choice that are helping those impacted by the pandemic. From paintings of local neighbourhoods to postcard sketches of iconic cities around the world, every single artwork in the collection is one of a kind.
Hanming Collection Rogue, from $50, available online
Beauty: Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe
For all ‘round self-care, this limited edition starter kit literally comes with seven minis from its hair and body series. Highlights include Cocomino Glossing Shampoo and Marula Cream Conditioner, Kamili Cream Body Cleanser and Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream – all encased in a neon bag with a marula comb.
Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe, $69, available online and at Sephora stores
Gift basket: Wonderland Botanicals Delightful Christmas Box
Say yes to Wonderland Botanicals’ gift baskets, especially its Delightful Christmas Box. It is packed with festive treats from international and local brands such as Plain Vanilla and Willie’s Cacao. And of course, expect a pretty posy from the florist’s selection of fresh seasonal blooms.
Wonderland Botanicals Delightful Christmas Box, $90, available online
Alcohol: Pony cocktails from Jigger and Pony
Thanks to Covid-19, takeaway cocktails are the norm. So ditch the bottom shelf bevvies for top-notch bottled cocktails. Need a little inspiration? Enter Pony’s cocktails from the award-winning Jigger and Pony. Take your pick from concoctions like sakura martini or the classic negroni and old fashioned.
Pony cocktails from Jigger and Pony, from $74, available online
Splurge: Party essentials and glittering jewellery
Jewellery: Pandora Sparkling Snowflake Pendant
Elevate your Xmas ensemble with Pandora’s festive sparkle. Taking the shape of a snowflake, the pendant is awash with blush hues and studded with shimmering cubic zirconia. Pretty, ain’t it!
Pandora Sparkling Snowflake Pendant, $159, available online and at all Pandora outlets
Tech: The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go
JBL’s snazzy portable speakers will please your karaoke-obsessed friend. The PartyBox On-The-Go puts up a dazzling light show as you stream your Spotify playlist via its bluetooth technology. The system is also equipped with a powerful 100-watt JBL Pro Sound speaker that gives up to six hours of playtime. Living up to its name, it comes with two wireless mics, a bottle opener and a shoulder strap for easy moving.
The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go, $599, available online
Accessory: Boss Grand Prix Black Men’s Watch
This Hugo Boss watch is the perfect piece of wrist candy for any gentlemen. The sleek timepiece sports a two-tone steel and rose plate while flexing a chronograph and date function. Talk about equal parts stylish and functional, if you ask us.
Boss Grand Prix Black Men’s Watch, $770, available online
Jewellery: Swarovski Birthstone Collection
Add a personal touch to your gift with the Swarovski Birthstone Collection. From a red ruby-toned crystal for January to a light pink crystal for June to a blue-hued crystal for December, there’s a precious gem dedicated to each month.
Swarovski Birthstone Collection, $149, available online
Beauty: SK-II Pitera Essence Street Art Limited Edition
Give the gift of crystal clear skin with the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, now in limited edition street art-inspired bottles. Choose from three vibrant designs to suit your giftee. For sustainable gift wrapping, you’ll be pleased to know that these bottles come with a traditional Japanese Furoshiki wrapping cloth, too!
Pitera Essence Street Art Limited Edition, $289, available in stores
Home: Stylodeco Singapore Glass Dome
Have Singapore in the palm of your hands (in the literal sense) with this crafty gift idea from Stylodeco. Featuring iconic landmarks and motifs of The Lion City, expect to see miniature collages of Marina Bay Sands, HDBs, shophouses and palm trees brilliantly crammed into a glass dome. Depending on your budget, it comes in various sizes as well.
Stylodeco Singapore Glass Dome, from $350, available online
Beauty: Estee Lauder Firm & Glow Skincare Collection
Guard your skin with Estee Lauder’s sweet anti-ageing set. Part of an exclusive collab with illustrator Izak Zenou, this limited-edition kit gives us major Emily in Paris vibes. Inside, you’ll find a Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Power Soft Creme in full size as well as the popular New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Eye Balm and Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask in deluxe travel sizes.
Estee Lauder Firm & Glow Skincare Collection, $145, available online via Lazada and Sephora
Tech: Jabra Elite Active 75t
These sweatproof and waterproof wireless earbuds are a must-have for anyone who listens to bass-pumping jams to fire up their workout. Ticking all the right boxes in the comfort and fit category, it comes with three sizes of silicone ear gels. So you don’t have to worry about them falling from your ears when you’re in beast mode.
Jabra Elite Active 75t, from $318, available online
Beauty: Bvlgari Parfums Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Pouch Set
Channel the alluring essence of rose with the Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Pouch Set. Inside this regal red velvet pouch, you’ll find the floral rose musk eau de parfum in two sizes: 75ml (perfect for your vanity table) and 15ml (for on-the-go goodness). Spritz on for a fresh scent of elegantly-infused rose. Your girlfriend will love this.
Bvlgari Parfums Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Pouch Set, $194, available online and at various locations including Tangs, Metro, Sephora and Zalora
Who’s ready to go shopping for Christmas gifts?