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

From fashion, food, booze, and more!
By: agnes
November 30, 2022

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!

Best 15 Christmas Gift Ideas in Singapore

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.

Where to buy: Lululemon

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.

Where to buy: Redmart – Lazada

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! 

Where to buy: Retykle

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.

Where to buy: Batik Boutique

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?

Where to buy: Kipling Singapore

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.

Where to buy: G-Shock Singapore

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. 

Where to buy: Asics Singapore

9. Curious Creatures

You can never go wrong with jewellery! They’re one of the best to gifts to give your bestie, sister, and mom to complete their outfits. Curious Creatures is a jewellery brand that curates modern to retro accessories and trinkets to fit every woman for every occasion. From elegant timeless pieces to everyday casual wear, their accessories are sure to add sparkle into every fit.

Their holiday collection features a White Christmas and a Vibrant Christmas-themed items that you can choose from. The White Christmas collection is composed of white gold and silver pieces that’s designed to complement any skin tone. On the other hand, the Vibrant Christmas collection features more colourful pieces for those who want to switch up their choices. The collection start at $45 for each piece. They also have affordable gifting options that include scented candles and small dainty studs.

Where to buy: Curious Creatures

10. Anker Bluetooth Speaker

Share the love of music to your giftee with this last-minute Christmas gift! From the company known for its powerbanks and reliable Apple-compatible power cords, Anker also has a great option for Bluetooth speakers.

Their Soundcore Mini Pro 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a small but mighty speaker developed with BassUP technology to deliver solid bass experience and a customisable audio experience to help tune according to the listener’s liking. It’s waterproof and can be used up to 15 hours for non-stop music with clarity and beats that matches its built-in led lights.

Price: $89.90

Where to buy: Shopee

11. Hush Candles

Nothing like gifting scented candles that gets you in the mood! We like this gift set from Hush Candles that features three scents to get you in the festive mood this holiday season. It’s an affordable gifting option that packs a strong blend of scents each time its lit up.

Starting at $22 per candle gift set, choose from XMAS TREE (green scent with Siberian Fir and Fir Balsam) MISTLETOE (bright berry scent with earthy notes of pine, fir and white berries), and/or GINGERBREAD (comforting scent with grounding notes of musk and spice) scents. You can also choose non-holiday scents to go for you gift sets!

Where to buy: Hush Candles

12. Xiaomi Mi Toasty Coaster

If you’ve got someone in your life who loves coffee, this is a great Christmas gift you can give! It’s a unique option, aside from the usual coffee beans and mug. Keeping your coffee warm all day is possible with the Xiaomi Mi Toasty Coaster that heats up your mug, constantly keeping your drink warm. It’s compatible with metal stainless steel cup, ceramic cup, glass cup. You can grab one for less than $30!

Where to buy: Shopee

13. Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

During the lockdown, we had to set up our own work spaces to be able to work from home. Curating and decorating your work desk was our way to keep ourselves occupied while making our working experience more comfortable! The most popular items that were sold during this time were keyboards!

The Logitech keyboard were one of the popular picks, and we think it’s still a great gifting option this Christmas for a friend or a sibling who you think deserves one while they work from home! Choose from mechanical, ergonomic, portable, customizable keys, and more – whatever fits and suits your current set up. We recommend the Logitech K380 that features a lightweight and minimalist design that comes in new trendy colours: Lavender Lemonade, Sand, or Blueberry. Get one starting at $59!

Where to buy: Logitech Singapore

14. Cosmic Cookware

Let’s face it – shopping for housewares is more enjoyable now as an adult, and it’s even better when you receive it as a gift! They’re cooking gessentials that are used over and over, plus they last long – and one of our top Christmas gifts for kitchen needs is Cosmic Cookware’s Non-Stick Ceramic Coated Cosmo Pan!

The latest Swiss-made pan is oven safe up to 230 degrees, free from toxins like Teflon (PTFE), synthetic coatings (PFOA), and lead, and suitable for all stovetops. It’s easy to clean with each use and comes in a lovely colour that fits into any kitchen. Grab for only $89!

Where to buy: Shopee

15. Essential Oils Gift Set

Shopping for your relatives who you haven’t seen in a long time? One of the must-give presents this holiday season is the classic aromatherapy and essential oils set! Our favourite comes from Mira, that includes 5 roll-on aromatherapy essential oils that complements any mood!

The Aromatherapy Roll On & Essential Oils Gift Box is crafted with local blend of pure essential oils in 10ml rollerball bottle – ideal for everyday use wherever and whenever you want. Each box is sold for only $68!

Where to buy: Mira

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