Are You A Last-Minute Shopper? Here Are Some Perfect Christmas Gifts

From fashion, food, booze, and more!
By: agnes
December 23, 2021

As a last-minute shopper myself, I understand the stress that comes with shopping for Christmas gifts. It’s the time of year when I’m frantically searching for the perfect item. It’s even tougher when you have gift exchanges that need you to find a unisex gift. To make things worse, all the Christmas edition items are running out of stock! Are you feeling what I’m feeling? Well, if you are, then we’ve compiled a list of perfect Christmas gifts you can get at the last minute. Happy shopping!

1. ​​The Glen Grant 15 Years Old

Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm is Scotland’s oldest serving distiller. They created The Glen Grant 15 Years Old at 50 percent ABV ‘Batch Strength,’. This results in a more intense expression of The Glen Grant’s trademark style. The powerful flavours of the 15 Years Old are further enhanced by non-chill filtering for a richer texture after maturation in hand-selected first-fill ex-bourbon casks. This golden beverage has smells of citrus fruit and caramel, with a rich taste of spiced pear, apricot, and vanilla, finishing with a nutty finish with delicate fruit notes, exemplifying The Glen Grant’s beautiful, nuanced flavour profile.

In Singapore, the Glen Grant 15 Years Old is sold by the dram at Dragon Chamber, Public House, One Place Bistro Bar, and Sweetea Caffe. There’s also special bottle offers at Malts (S$188++ per bottle / S$358++ for two bottles) and J’s Bar and Grill (S$208++ per bottle / S$358++ for two bottles). This will definitely make the perfect Christmas gifts!

2. Lululemon Sportswear

If your gal pal is into yoga, the Align collection would make a great gift. Each item is made from NuluTM, lululemon’s first fabric designed for the Naked Sensation category. It’s lightweight, feels buttery-soft, and delivers that next-to-nothing feeling. Its light compression, four-way stretch, and full coverage allow for unrestricted movement and confidence during your practice. 

For the men, we recommend The Metal Vent collection. It is powered by seamless construction, is sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and designed to reduce chafing. The Integrated open-hole mesh ventilation increases breathability and keeps the air flowing. Silverescent® Technology is also applied, preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria. This product is great for Mother Earth as well; 100% of the polyester in this product is recycled.

3. Pukka Herbs, Sustainable Organic Herbal Tea

What better Christmas present than a gift of love and kindness? Looking for a unique way to show your loved ones how much you care without breaking the bank? Pukka’s Selection Tea Set is a wonderful collection of organic herbal tea blends that will keep you energised and happy from dawn to night.

Pukka’s passionate desire is to use the wonderful power of organic herbs to build a better, happier world. They only utilise the highest-quality, practitioner-grade, organic herbs, and their in-house herbal experts build all blends using insights from the most recent herbal research and education. Tea blends are always evolving to suit diverse tastes, interests, and lifestyles. But always with an eye on what has the greatest influence on human health. 

You can get the Pukka’s Selection Tea Set, comprising of nine incredible organic herbal tea blends. It has 45 sachets with a mix of Supreme Matcha Green, Turmeric Gold, Peppermint & Licorice, Feel New, Elderberry & Echinacea, Three Ginger, Love,Lemon Ginger & Manuka Honey, and Night Time. Click here to buy.

4. Retykle

Shopping for little ones is tedious because they outgrow clothes quickly. Thankfully, we have Retykle, Asia’s first online resale platform. Where you can buy and sell pre-loved high-end babywear, kids wear, and maternity fashion. Other than their amazing offerings, they are also having a special festive giveaway. 

From 1st to 24th December, Retykle will be working with selected partners to offer daily special discounts, promotions, and giveaways. Parents can look forward to exclusive promotions such as Wreaths, Family photoshoots, personalized illustrations, wine, bouncer chairs, cashmere and more; over $2,600 worth of family gifts to win during the three weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas. Starting December 1st, a surprise item or promotion will be released on Retykle’s Instagram Page at 8am Daily. Simply follow the Retykle Instagram page to be updated on these exciting happenings! 

5. Batik Boutique DIY Batik Painting Kit Embroidery

Last year’s holiday season was unlike anything many of us could have imagined, but we have a lot to look forward to this year. The holiday collection from Batik Boutique represents optimism, joy, triumph, and looking forward to better days ahead. The maroon and gold collection is based on a rich, regal, and eye-catching colour scheme. The DIY Batik Painting Kit Embroidery makes the perfect Christmas gifts for anyone. This allows you to experience, learn and paint your very own Christmas batik print at home. Get the family together and unleash everyone’s inner Picasso. 

There are also other gift options from Batik Boutique like soy candles. These soy candles have a pleasant aroma and burn slower than normal candles, giving you hours of enjoyment. It creates the quiet and pleasant ambiance you’re looking for this holiday season. It also makes a great present for any home. Each aroma is handcrafted with high-quality oils and scents that are unique to the Christmas season. Orange & Clove, Pine, Cedarwood & Sage Leaf, or Peppermint & Vanilla are among the scents available.

6. Kipling x Redress Unisex Bags

Kipling partners with environmental charity Redress to offer a sustainable fashion design competition. The competition was for the young, developing designers from the Redress Design Award Alumni network throughout the world. Kipling and Redress Asia want to nurture the next generation of global sustainable design talent. Pushing the envelope to produce new solutions that reduce textile waste and inspire a forward-thinking sustainable fashion movement. 

Beatrice Bocconi, a 23-year-old designer from Milan, Italy, who was a finalist in the Redress Design Award 2020 cycle, used deadstock fabrics donated by Kipling to create designs inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s punk culture. It’s truly one of the most perfect Christmas gifts you can get this season. Who doesn’t love style and purpose?

7. G-Shock Grunge Snow Camouflage

Another perfect Christmas gifts are the new G-Shock Grunge Snow Camouflage. If there’s any suitable timepieces for the festive season, it’s these. The thin octagonal GAE-2100, the square case DW-5600, the sporty combination analogue-digital GA-2200, and the durable and powerful GA-900 are the four basic models in this series. Multi-angle printing is used to print the digital snowflake motif design on the white colour basis, giving the timepieces a stylish look. The GAE-2100GC-7ADR comes with a dark green additional band and bezel for a variety of looks. These timepieces look great with winter sportswear, street fashion, and other casual outfits.

Regarding the functionality of these watches, they are all shock-resistant and water-resistant to a depth of 200 metres. They include a stopwatch, countdown timer, and lighting for the digital display and face that make it easier to read in low-light conditions. GA-2200GC, GA-900, and GAE-2100GC may also set world time from 31 different time zones. For more information and to buy, click here.

8. ASICS GEL-1130

Shopping for a fashion fanatic? Then check out these footwear by ASICS. They are the perfect Christmas gifts that will surely fit any outfit. The shion-forward designs were inspired by two creative crews – New York’s On Lunch Break and Tokyko’s Sabukaru. They represent both groups’ diverse and unique aesthetic while showing the versatility of each shoe. This new sneaker combines history with a current, streetwear look, allowing it to walk the line between performance and relaxation. 

The GEL-1130TM is also available in a women’s version, which boasts a satin decoration with a metallic sheen and is inspired by Sukajan (signature) jackets. The ASICS GEL-1130TM is available for $139 at ASICS.com and Limited Edition Underground (313@Somerset and Vivo City). ASICS.com and ASICS Plaza Singapura have the women’s version. 

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