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Christmas Gift Ideas for 4 Different ‘Lovers’ In Your Life

As we all know, 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. But don’t let that distract you from this fact: it’s beginning to look like Christmas!

Pandemic or not, it’s time to dust off the ornaments, set up the fir tree tucked away in your storeroom, and most importantly: start preparing your gifting list.

As we know, it can be tricky business shopping for loved ones. With different personalities, likes and dislikes, things can get pretty overwhelming. To help kickstart your festive planning, we rounded up a list of unique gifts for 4 types of lovers you probably know. The best part? They won’t break the bank!

For the caffeine lover

From fancy oat milk lattes to traditional teh Cs, it’s safe to say that Singaporeans’ love for the brew knows no boundaries. Here’s our roundup of gifts you can get for your caffeine-loving pal. Be warned — you might end up getting a couple for yourself!

1. Hook Coffee Christmas Advent Calendar, S$50

Image credit: hookcoffee.com.sg

With so many brews, blends, and flavors in the market, trying them all might seem like an impossible task… until you get your hands on this calendar. With 24 different flavors, it’s perfect for those seeking a surprise in every cuppa.

Where to get: TANGS
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864
Opening hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm daily

2. Bodum Stainless Steel Travel Mug, S$29.80

Image credits: bodum.com

Goodbye, soggy paper cups. Meet the new favourite companion: a sturdy, stainless steel coffee mug. Wrapped in a distinctive non-slip silicone sleeve, this travel mug is designed with convenience and comfort in mind. And as we know, nothing beats a piping hot cuppa to kickstart the day, so why not make sure your loved one gets only the best?

Where to get: TANGS
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864
Opening hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm daily

3. Kindred Teas Teapot + Blooming Tea Set, S$42.75

Image credits: kindredteas.com

Not big on coffee? No problem. This local tea brand offers a wide variety of blooming tea that tastes as good as they look! From lychee to rose blends, these hand-threaded balls of tea might not look like much. However, once steeped in water, they slowly unfurl to form a gorgeous bouquet. Perfect for afternoon tea, and perfect for the ‘gram.

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

For the eco-conscious

Beyond the reusable straws and collapsible lunch boxes, here are some eco-friendly items for your friends looking to take a walk on the green side.

4. Purple & Pure Plantable Graphite Pencils, S$19.20

Image credits: naiise.com

Say goodbye to the days where we’d throw away pencils once they get too short to write with. Made with recycled newspaper, these pencils come in packs of 10 and each with a biodegradable seed capsule so that you can watch your stubs turn into plants.

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

5. Doiy 30-day Go Green Challenge, S$15

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Studies have shown that it takes roughly a month to cultivate a habit, so why not make it a little more fun and interactive? For those with friends who are looking to up their eco game, this makes the perfect gift! Over a month, individuals will receive one prompt a day, each giving tips on how to incorporate eco-friendly habits into their lifestyle.

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

For the lover of all things quirky

Instead of settling for the usual gag gift, make a (meaningful) statement this Christmas — you’ll thank us later!

6. The Little Drom Store Strangely Singaporean Weekly Planner, S$6.90

Image credits: thelittledromstore.com

A cutesy planner with a local twist, this weekly desk planner is perfect for those who love to jazz up their workplace with bright colors and fun prints. Each day of the week is accompanied by a hilariously fitting Singlish word depicting the mood. Available in 2 designs, this will make even the most disorganized person look twice — mai tu liao!

Where to get: TANGS
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864
Opening hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm daily

7. LUCKIES Smart-Phone Projector, S$45

Image credits: naiise.com

Designed for the homebody, this Smartphone Projector can turn every corner of the house into a makeshift cinema. Just pop your phone into the box, and you’re all set. Tip: If you’re gifting this, don’t forget to throw in a couple of snacks too!

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

8. Scratch Maps Original, S$39.90

Image credits: naiise.com

While we wait for the day borders reopen, we can satiate that wanderlust by travelling the world via a map and uncovering places to add to the bucket list in the meantime. However, this map is by no means an ordinary one. Once you’ve travelled to a country, simply scratch off the gold foil top layer to reveal the beautiful detailing beneath it. How’s that for bragging rights?

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

For the budding fitspo

If there’s anything the pandemic taught us, it’s our ability to adapt and improvise. With the Circuit Breaker came a slew of home gym set-ups, giving birth to a whole new tribe of fitspos. Why not use this chance to encourage your friends who have embarked on their fitness journey to continue doing so?

9. Fitbit Inspire HR Smart Watch, S$99

Image credits: courts.com.sg

The Fitbit Inspire may be an entry-level fitness tracker, but it gets the job done! It not only tracks your active minutes and number of calories burned but also your sleep cycle, while helping you set sleep goals. This device is perfect for those seeking to build healthy habits with the help of a smart device, without being too expensive.

Where to get: Courts Singapore
Address: Various locations islandwide. Click here to find your nearest store
Opening hours: Differs according to store.

10. Talking Toes ‘I’m Walking Tall’ Today Socks, S$13

Image credits: naiise.com

Whether it’s a jog in the park or an afternoon at the gym, it doesn’t hurt to add a pop of colour and a whole lotta inspiration to your step — literally! These socks come with a motivational quote to help remind you to walk tall and with confidence.

Where to get: Naiise Iconic @ Jewel Changi
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard Jewel, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11:30am – 8:30pm, Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

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