Dematerialised gifts that you can buy a day before Christmas

·Lifestyle Editor
·4-min read

Everyone loves receiving presents, but on the receiver side, it's often awkward if you receive something you don't quite like but need to express adoration for; or worse, getting some you either cannot use or regift.

Physical gifts can be particularly hard to get right, so why not turn to dematerialised gifting? Instead of a physical object, gift an experience, a class, a message from your friend's favourite artists and more. Here are some options you can consider, and best of all, not being confined to a physical product means you can get it a day before Christmas and still get it "delivered" to your giftees in time!

Over the shoulder view of woman's hand purchasing Christmas gift online with smartphone and making mobile payment with credit card against illuminated Christmas tree. Winter shopping season. Online shopping and contactless payment
Gifts don't need to be expensive, or even physical! (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon gift card is a hassle-free way to give. Choose from set denomination and send it via email: your recipients will be able to shop to their heart's content with more than a million items on

More information about Amazon Gift Cards:

  • Gift Cards expire in 10 years and carry no fees.

  • Multiple gift card designs and denominations to choose from.

  • Redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at

  • Available for immediate delivery or schedule up to a year in advance.

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Disney+ Subscription

Disneyland Resort Hong Kong, November 2021 : Beautiful night view of iconic buildings with decorative lights at Disneyland Resort Hong Kong
Can't go to Disneyland? There's always DisneyPlus! (Photo: Gettyimages)

For all the Godpa and Godma out there, take it from this godmother who have gifted her goddaughter a Disney+ subscription. Endless hours of cartoons on loop. It's heaven for the kids and possibly not so much for the parents. But hey, at least there's Nat Geo, Star Wars and the full Avengers series?

Get Disney+ here

Foodpanda E-vouchers

Singapore, Singapore - October 27, 2021: A food delivery worker wearing a top with the words
A food delivery worker wearing a top with the words "Top Rider" rides a bicycle on footpath in Jurong West. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Food, vouchers. Do we really need to harp on the possibilities food vouchers offer to a foodie? Not many people hate food, right?

Shop Foodpanda vouchers here


Maybe an ikebana lesson from the comfort of your own home? (Photo: Gettyimages)
Maybe an ikebana lesson from the comfort of your own home? (Photo: Gettyimages)

Klook not only provides staycation packages at attractive prices, but also offers a wide variety of activities such as Perfume or Aromatherapy Blending Workshop, Candle Making Workshop, Parkour Classes and more! The gift of experience just seems more apt in these times when we are confined to our tiny island.

Check out the variety of activities here


Perfect homemade juicy Beef Wellington, tenderloin dish on rustic wooden table
A Gordon Ramsay-approved Beef Wellington, maybe? (Photo: Gettyimages)

Why not give the gift of education? Masterclass are available across categories, whether your giftee is an aspiring chef, baker, writer, sportsperson and more. They, or yourself, will get to learn from people who are masters of their categories, such as Gordon Ramsay, Neil Gaiman, Alicia Keys, and more.

Netflix Subscription

CHIANG MAI ,THAILAND - March 31, 2018 : Close up Netflix website in laptop screen. Netflix being popular internationally.
Netflix and really chill. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Surely, this needs no introduction. But also surely, there are people (like me) still living off a shared Netflix account. Maybe you don't have to live off a shared one anymore, and can now be the generous sharer instead.


Cameo is a US-based website that allows you to "order" a birthday wish, encouragement note, personalised video messages or even a call from celebrities and personalities across categories. The use of it is strictly personal instead of brand-related, so most of the fees are not as prohibitive as one could have imagined.

From the alumni of Harry Potter and The Office, to reality show personalities, musicians, athletes and even TikTok stars, you're bound to find someone whom your giftee is a fan of. This is the only one on the list that might need a little bit more planning to make sure the celebs have time to film the greetings!

Just imagine! "Merry Christmas, my love" from someone like Tom Felton!

Check out Cameo here