Tis’ the season of giving, and all that jazz. We shan’t delve deep into yuletide spirit and all of that because you know the whole shebang. But what we’re here to do is help you out with the people in your life that you love so dearly, but is impossible to shop for. We’ve got 10 different gift ideas – from the most obvious and the ones that will have them reminded of you every month of the year. Here goes nothing…
For the sister who “borrows” your clothes, bags, shoes, and everything else she can get her hands on…
If your sister always manages to make whatever belongs to you hers and even swipes your tampon supplies, get her a subscription to Blissybox. Much like a subscription to beauty boxes that were all in the rage the last couple of years, Blissybox delivers a box of lady supplies including tampons or pads of your choice, chocolates and candies to satiate the cravings and even a beauty pampering treat or two to keep the zits at bay. As part of their launch celebrations, they are offering up to 15 percent off for 6-month and 12-month subscriptions. Plans, prices and deets available here.
For the BFF who’s obsessed with her iPhone 6
We totally get it. A bigger screen, better cameras for selfies and Instagram, what’s there not to love? If your BFF hasn’t stopped proclaiming her love for her phone, the people at Bando, an LA-based design house have finally came up with adorable iPhone 6 cases that are totally up Sassy’s alley. We love ’em all, don’t you?
For the fellow #girlboss who always smells divine
We love Penhaligon’s. From the sheer decadence that oozes from the stores to the multi-layered scents that leave you desiring for more, nobody can call themselves a perfume junkie unless they’ve tried (and fallen in love with) something from Penhaligon’s. This holiday season, a selection of Penhaligon’s finest products are housed within the tin boxes, ensuring everyone’s fragrant needs are catered for. The offering will comprise bestselling fragrances in a variety of products alongside the brand’s more recent launches, including Iris Prima and Vaara. The six boxes range from $90 to $300 and are currently available in Penhaligon’s stores.
For the girl who has everything
If you’ve been spending all your money on expensive bags and end up ruining the bags in a matter of years, it’s time to turn away from that and spend your dough where it counts – on fine jewellery. We’re crushing on Xiao Wang, a New York-based model-turned-luxe-bling-designer who creates whimsical fine jewellery pieces that make a statement. We love her super cool stacking rings and her use of coloured diamonds.
The colleague who’s obsessed with cute packaging
That girl with the perfectly styled desk with accessories from Kikki.K and Muji will appreciate one of The Body Shop’s latest products, the Lip and Cheek Doll ($39.90). This cherry-tinted gel with a fainted hint of sparkle is encased in an adorable roly-poly bottle that looks like a Nutcracker toy, matryoshka doll and Louise Brooks look-alike all rolled into one. It’s the perfect accessory on her desk for a quick touch up before she heads out for post-work drinks.
The overachieving sibling who spends time running marathons
While some runners try to blend in, night runners definitely won’t want to. Light up your favourite runner’s life (and running routes) with new kicks from New Balance. The Reflective Pack has been specially designed for urban runners with the reflective materials will catch the passing lights and flashes, to light up the city in the dark. The New Balance Reflective Pack is available at NB Experience stores, iRun and authorised retailers and is priced from $149 to $189.
The skeptical sister-in-law
If you have a sister-in-law that’s always skeptical of your decisions in life, butter her up a little with this buttery soft number from Anya Hindmarch, which is available on NET-A-PORTER. The clutch is practical, with a little bit of edge and reminds her that she needs to get over her trust issues, even if you do it a little cheekily. Plus, who doesn’t like tassels? We love tassels.
The tennis junkie dad who’s caught the travel bug
Your good ole’ Pops, who’s a few years away from retirement, has decided recently that he’s going to get healthy and at the same time, spend his life savings travelling the world. Indulge him with a travel package by Flight Centre and book him a trip to the Australian Open in Melbourne. Prices range from $2,598 for four nights during the first week to $8,598 for five nights over the finals weekend. Book the tennis package by 31st December will enjoy a complimentary private chauffeur transfer from home to Changi airport. The essential package includes flights on Singapore Airlines with return airport transfers, accommodation at the four star Rydges Melbourne hotel, Rod Laver Arena tickets, access to the Game, Set and Match Lounge and access to all outside courts except for the Margaret Court Arena. Daddy would be thrilled, we’re sure.
The Instagram-obsessed BFF who lives in sweaters
Yes, it may be hot and sweltering in Singapore year-round, but your BFF, for some reason has a plethora of sweatshirts and wears them all the time without sweating up a storm. We love these sweats by LA-based Reformation – so much truth in one simple piece of clothing.
The Japanese food die-hard fan
In case you haven’t gotten the memo, the famous foodies in Singers are not only the people who dine and review new establishments before everybody else, it’s also the people who can assemble the prettiest-looking food and share it on Instagram for all to see. Which is why we recommend getting your foodie friend Uni, Hotate and Ikura from local e-grocer Zairyo so she can get in on the food porn action on social media.
Lead image sourced via Pinterest