The ultimate birthday/anniversary gift guide for Him & Her, and everyone you love
The all-important birthday/anniversary/special occasion is looming. Are you still racking your brains as to what to gift your dearest and nearest? Here are some gifting ideas for your S.O., nieces and nephews, parents and in-laws, besties and those who live and breathe travel, beauty, fashion, food and more.
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For Him & Her, your S.O.
From Manscaped’s grooming kits for above and below the waist, to Kiehl’s skincare and Aesop’s body care creams, consider gift sets that encompass wellness, such as Diptyque Candles, Jo Malone home scents and fragrances. Of course, a little luxury goes a long way. Timeless jewellery from Risis, Goldheart, Lee Hwa Jewellery, Poh Heng, S.K. Jewellery and Pomellato will never go wrong. And who can resist the gender-neutral range of Eau de toilette from Maison Margiela? My top favourites go to Replica Matcha Meditation Eau De Toilette or Replica When the Rain Stops Eau de Toilette for daywear and Replica Coffee Break Eau De Toilette or Replica Whispers in the Library Eau de Toilette for evening wear. They are absolutely irresistible!
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Replica Matcha Meditation Eau De Toilette
Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, 50ml, S$93 (was S$147)
Kiehl's Calendula Herbal-Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, 500ml, S$77 (was S$113)
For nephews and nieces
Treasure this precious school hols and be that cool aunt/uncle who makes their nieces' and nephews' dreams come true. Introduce them to the wonderful art world with the Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night Lego set.
Nurture their joy of reading with a waterproof e-book reader, the latest Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E.
Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E
Then, get them out of the house with a pair of inline skates from Decathlon.
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Reward their hard work in school with activities such as Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay or a meaningful exhibition at ArtScience Museum which delves into the discussion of mental issues at MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing which is having a 30% off right now.
Get tickets to Disney's Frozen, The Hit Broadway Musical, now showing until 19 March. It's the only stop in Southeast Asia, so don't miss this magical stage performance. What's more, you get 10% off, so get your tickets now.
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For papa dearest and your kids daddy
He has worked hard all his life, and now's the time for him to sit back and relax. A crisp, sharp shirt from Robinsons or Marks & Spencer will be appreciated. Get him to slow down and have some downtime with tea from Pukka, T2 Tea or TWG Tea. Or wind down with dad over a glass of Melati, a non-alcoholic aperitif. Of course, sturdy Timex watches never hurt the man who instilled the value of punctuality in you as a kid! If your man is more of a gamer, check our Razer's wide range gaming accessories. By now, you would have realised that men are just kids in adult bodies.
Melati Classic (Non-alcoholic Aperitif)
For mummy dearest
The word self-love never entered her dictionary. But there is always time to introduce the concept to the first person who taught you the idea of limitless love. Lavish mum with bird's nest and collagen drinks. Try Naked Blend, New Moon or Kinohimitsu’s collagen drinks. Are her knees getting weaker and wobbly? Let her try Ebene's compression socks for better blood circulation or iHerb's range of glucosamine supplements.
Naked Blend Low-Calorie Milk Tea, Peach Detox Glow, Skin Booster, Berry Enzyme Jelly
New Moon Premium Concentrated Birds Nest with Rock Sugar 150g
Let her indulge in a bit of massage every evening when she cleans her face with the Foreo Luna 4. Complete her evening skincare routine with the bestselling Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum, Crème De La Mer Moisturizer (Limited Edition), or kickstart her beauty routine with the Origins Tiny Trio Mini Cleanser, Serum & Moisturizer Trio (Holiday Limited Edition). Wish to elevate the skincare routine up a notch?
Try Aesop's Lucent Facial Concentrate, which has been highly raved by beauty editors. It's a potent mix of hydrating and skin-loving ingredients such as Niacinamide and fortifying vitamins like Citric Acid and nourishing botanicals like Rosa Damascena Flower Oil that promises to soothe, replenish and balance the skin.
Aesop's Lucent Facial Concentrate
Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Fresh with Sakura Ferment
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum
Gifting something that beauty fiend bestie of yours doesn't already have? I can't think of a more luxurious gift than Robinsons Hotel Collection Silk Pillowcase made of 100% Mulberry Silk. Not only is it naturally resistant to allergens, but its ultra-low friction silk surface also brings about anti-ageing benefits ranging from reduction of fine lines to skin hydration, on top of taming bed hair! Machine-washable, the pair of pillowcases comes in a gift box ready for gifting, plus a three-year warranty!
Robinsons Hotel Collection Silk Pillowcase Twin Pack
Or try FaceGym Brightening Active Roller Crystallised Microneedling Tool or the Foreo Bear skincare gadget for that non-invasive face workout.
FaceGym Hydration HIIT Workout Kit (Get 50% off now)
Foreo Bear Microcurrent Facial Toning Device
Of course, cult beauty brands such as Biossance, Fenty Beauty, Paula’s Choice, Charlotte Tilbury, Sulwhasoo, Dermalogica, PIXI, Kose, Tarte, Glow Recipe, Olaplex should all have a place on the vanity table for any beautyholic. And for any beautyholics, lipstick and fragrances are a must.
Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Velvet Matte Lipstick
Givenchy L'Interdit Eau De Parfum
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For experience junkies
Now, what do you gift someone who already has everything? The gift of experiences, of course! Experiences, when shared, is all the more rewarding and fun! Look no further than Fever Up's romantic candlelight live performances for a quiet evening of your favourite compositions. But, wish for something more adrenaline and experienced-packed?
Look to 29Rooms, touted by The New York Times as “The creative playground for the Instagram generation.” Debuting for the first time in Asia from February to April 2023, 29Rooms provides a multi-sensorial experience like never before.
Bridal Atelier Perfume Workshop at Maison 21G
Now that travel is back on our cards, bring along travel essentials that can make or break your trip. Must-haves include the Montigo thermal flasks (save the earth!), keep the glare away on road trips with these sunglasses from Net-a-porter, and a Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket to stay warm for wintry destinations. Need help figuring out where to fly and stay? No worries, let Skyscanner or Agoda do the filtering for you.
Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket
Travel lovers will appreciate any gift related to travel. Get discounts at Trip.com. Try the Royal Caribbean cruise or the Genting Dream Destination Cruises.
Flying not an option at the moment? Fret not; look to staycays at the new Vibe Hotel, where you can soak up the festivities in the heart of Orchard Road. For the iconic view of Singapore's world-famous skyline, check in to Marina Bay Sands Hotel and venture to The Shoppes at MBS. Be sure to give their latest restaurant Wakuda a try. Helmed by two-Michelin-starred Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and John Kunkel, CEO of 50 Eggs Hospitality, you will experience Japanese fine dining at its best.
Vibe Hotel Singapore Orchard
Always look for quality products made to last when shopping for bags, shoes and even clothes. Under-the-radar brands such as Braun Buffel and Tocco Toscano deserves some love.
Braun Buffel Ophelia Women's Small Crossbody Bag
With shops charging a nominal fee for plastic bags, it makes perfect sense to have a tote bag or two in hand at all times. Help save the earth with the incredibly cute Scandinavian Moonmin character series from 7-Eleven. Get these utilitarian bags from 7-Eleven's Shop and Earn stamps programme.
Be sure to support local brands such as Love, Bonito and Charles & Keith that have been winning the hearts of locals and foreigners alike.
Love, Bonito Marlene Pleated Straight Leg Jumpsuit
For something truly durable and classic, American Eagle has been proven to stand the test of time, in terms of their quality denim material which continues to win the hearts of the young and old.
Missoni Mare crochet-knit maxi dress (now at 60% off)
Shop Net-a-porter's 60% off Sale
For fitness enthusiasts
A pair of sturdy sports shoes such as Adidas, Hoka, Asics, Puma, or Nike, comfortable and durable apparel from Lululemon, Alo Yoga, Sweaty Betty make up the basics of a workout. Be sure to have on-hand period underwear such as those from adidas to take on whatever sports you desire.
HOKA Women Clifton 8 Wide Running Shoes
Puma Platinum Metallic Women's Training Shoes, S$58.31 (was S$119)
Into golfing? Whether you are a golfing enthusiast or a beginner, raise your game with Ecco. You get performance on the course, as well as style off-course with their classic sneaker-like aesthetics. Try the Ecco Golf range.
Ecco W Golf Biom H4 Women's Golf Shoes
Add a pair of sports sunglasses from Moncler to jazz up your outdoor activities. Finally, monitor and track your fitness progress with a reliable Fitbit fitness tracker, and you are well on your way to a fitter you! Gift the gift of health and bring your loved one to a health screening at the One Wellness Medical by Eu Yan Sang for peace of mind before the year starts!
[Smartwatch] Fitbit Sense 2 (Free Google Nest Hub - while stocks last)
There's no gift better than the gift of health. Consider a hamper with immunity- and beauty-boosting properties from Eu Yan Sang which includes the premium Snow Hashima, confinement bath packs, Essence of Fish for those recuperating from surgeries, Gastro-Immune Probiotics, and more.
[Buy 1 Get 1 Free] Gastro-Immune Probiotics 30s
Recovering from sports injury? Safeguard the knees with Ebene Bio-Ray Knee Guard with Tourmaline.
For coffee lovers
For most of us, the morning starts with a caffeine jolt. So top up your giftee’s capsules with the limited-edition Nespresso X Pierre Herme festive collection capsules inspired by French patisseries. Or try the Nespresso-compatible No harm done coffee pods. No coffee machines at home? Try Bacha Coffee for a touch of luxury right at home. Lactose-intolerant? Try the Oatbedient Oat Milk that comes in Chocolate or Chia Seed flavour.
[Bundle of 3] Oatbedient Oat Milk Series (12 x 28g/ 35g)
[Bundle] NHD SG Kopi-O + Thai Iced Tea Coffee Capsules (10 Capsules/Box)
There’s nothing like having a full stomach of delicious food. Never hold a home party without our Made in Singapore Irvins potato chips. Gifts for foodie friends and family are now a piece of cake with the help of Deliveroo, Food Panda, and AirAsia Fresh. Or book a staycay at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore or dine with a view at Sol & Luna Restaurant at Raffles Place.