Struggling with finding the perfect gifts for Christmas? We’ve got you! These great gifts will have Santa taking notes.
Whether you’re fretting over gifting something to your significant other or your bestie, this list has it all. Prepare for your Christmas celebrations with these wonderful gifts that will bring a smile to anyone’s face!
1. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® 2021 Christmas Collection
Disney lovers, listen up! This year, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf collaborated with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to bring back the ever-popular Disney-themed collection. This collection includes the Mickey Mouse Holiday Gift Set ($39.90 and pictured above) that comes with a Dark Chocolate Powder Collectible Tin, a mini Mickey Mouse Whisk and 4 Latte Art Stencils to make the cutest drinks at home!
Looking for that perfect mug to put your drinks in? #CoffeeBeanSG also comes hailing with a new Colour Changing Ceramic Mug ($16.90). Cosy up with a cup of hot chocolate in this adorable mug that comes complete with a reindeer spoon as well. Don’t forget the array of festive drinks and seasonal cakes that have been brought back to stores!
2. Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits
Looking for a good time, minus the buzz? Luckily for you, we’ve found Lyre’s – the world’s most awarded non-alcoholic spirit brand. Snag one of these non-alcoholic spirits that are perfect for an inclusive and fun dinner with both family and friends!
Having produced its millionth bottle within two years, Lyre’s continues to improve in its craft of creating the perfect non-alcoholic spirits. These drinks not only look the part but also taste exactly like the spirits and cocktails they’re inspired by. Its latest addition to the menu is the Classico Grande ($36)– a drink inspired by the contemporary and distinct flavours of sparkling wine. These drinks are not only classy but also completely affordable.
Although Lyre’s drinks taste delectable on their own, what’s more fun than making your own cocktails? If you’re a cocktail aficionado, you’ll be excited to know that Lyre’s has its own collection of cocktail recipes. From mouth-watering recipes like Lyre’s Eggnog Cocktail (pictured above) to fruity drinks like Lyre’s Passionstar Martini, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice! Explore more exciting recipes here.
3. OliveAnkara’s Ajo Aye’21 Collection
Why not gift a friend some stunning clothes that they can wear to any Christmas dinner? OliveAnkara is a slow fashion brand that creates vibrant and colourful designs, drawing inspiration from traditional African fashion. For the eco-friendly and culturally curious, OliveAnkara would be perfect for you.
Recently, OliveAnkara launched Ajo Aye’21– its first sustainable, Afro-Asian collection that is both vibrant and bold. Founder and designer Ify Ubby presents 22 different unique styles that will be sure to keep all eyes on you. This collection contains versatile pieces that would be perfect as gifts. From reusable masks to buckets and jumpsuits, these products would be the perfect gift for anyone to use all year round.
Get more gift ideas from OliveAnkara here.
4. Lady M’s Bright and Merry Advent Calendar
What’s more exciting than an advent calendar filled with goodies? Released in time for festivities, Lady M brings to us its Merry and Bright Advent Calendar ($99). Inside this advent calendar contains 24 custom drawers filled with decadent candies and confections from Lady M’s Bon Bon collection that are just waiting to be uncovered.
Some note-worthy candies and chocolates from Lady M’s Bon Bon collection include Brownie Chocolate, Strawberry Shortcake Gummies, Dark Chocolate Gingerbread (how festive!), Mango Jelly Cheesecake, Red Velvet Orbs, Rose Jelly and plenty more.
This year’s advent calendar is packaged in a circular wreath-like box that is adorned with red, green and gold foil-lined leaves. These leaves are also dotted with button-activated LED lights that will light up your night. Each set comes with a custom greeting card and matching bag that makes it the perfect gift to be delivered straight to your friend’s doorstep.
Snag a Merry and Bright Advent Calendar here.
5. The Body Shop’s 2021 Christmas Gift Collection
Have a friend who loves fragrances and skincare? The Body Shop is back this year with its new, best ever Christmas gift collection that is bursting with love and care. Pamper your loved ones with wishlist-worthy skincare products, aesthetically pleasing packaging and heavenly fragrance sets.
You’ll be excited to hear (or rather, smell) this year’s new line-up of special edition festive fragrances! Love & Plums is a floral and fruity scent boasting notes of plum sorbet, peony and musk. Kindness & Pears is for those who love a sweet vibrant scent, with notes of juicy pear, strawberry and tonka beans. If you prefer a lighter scent, Joy & Jasmine is for you. It’s a fresh fragrance with notes of orange flower, rose and jasmine.
Besides these fresh new scents, The Body Shop is back with its beauty advent calendars that are bound to leave anyone excited! It released three different new advent calendars that are both unique and reusable, with a pop-up construction and Christmas-themed decoration. Each of those 25 pockets holds bestsellers, old favourites or even brand-new products to try.
Check out the Christmas catalogue here.
6. Lululemon’s holiday gifts
This gift is perfect for your spin class buddy or for any gym-goers that you may know! Lululemon has styled new articles of clothing that are inspired by classic Christmas carols such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, I’ll be Home for Christmas, and I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. Pick specific pieces or get the complete sets to surprise your friend or family.
The Fast & Free Tights are definitely for Santa’s runners, while the Align collection is perfect for your favourite Yoga buddy. Both items are light and soft, allowing you to perform to your best abilities. For comfy hours when you’re lazing on the couch at home, grab the Perfectly Oversized Crew and snuggle up in the super-soft sweatshirt.
Since there are 12 Days of Christmas, Lululemon has also designed 12 different accessories that would be cute gifts for anyone. Whether it’s a running hat, a sports bottle or a yoga mat, these accessories would be useful for anyone. Be sure to grab your favourite Lululemon items before they’re out of stock!
7. Oh My Goodness!’s Christmas cupcakes
What better way to sweeten a Christmas family dinner than by bringing a box of delectable cupcakes? These Gollymint cupcakes ($17.90 per box) are dark chocolate flavoured, topped with a creamy peppermint and cashew frosting that will leave you licking your fingers!
Not only are these cupcakes absolutely gorgeous, but they’re also both gluten-free and dairy-free. They’re also halal certified for any Muslim friends you wish to surprise (which means I’m adding them to my cart, right now).
8. Festive IKEA decorations
Bring the festive feel to your home by purchasing from IKEA’s range of festive offerings. What better way to celebrate than to create a magical atmosphere that would be perfect during a warm Christmas dinner?
Get the holiday spirit right into your home with IKEA’s comfy FARLOV 3-seat sofa ($1,345). This lovely dark grey sofa is perfect for anyone’s lounge or living room. Spacious and soft, it has comfortable seat cushions, covers and rounded armrests to bring a comfy feel right to your home.
Or maybe you’re looking to take the festivities to the next level with a Christmas tree? Luckily for you, IKEA is offering live Christmas trees that are for sale in-store! Two sizes are available – a 1.6-metre tree ($59) and a 2-metre tree ($79). These live Christmas trees will be available in-store at IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Tampines from mid-November onwards.
Maybe you prefer artificial trees to keep things simple? IKEA also offers an artificial Christmas tree ($129) for your convenience!
9. Marks & Spencer’s Christmas 2021 Home Collection
Marks & Spencer, a major British multinational retailer, launched its Christmas 21 Home Collection! Bring the festive vibes to every inch of your home with the new sparkling decorations and Christmassy interiors provided by Marks & Spencer. Its homeware collection will be sure to bring merriment to your home during this festive season.
Some perfect gifts include its seasonal cushions and throws, Christmas-themed scented candles, tree-shaped centrepieces for your table and cute cardholders to add joy to your hearty meals. We’ve also got good news for Potterheads! Marks & Spencer is also launching Harry Potter board games like a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and trivia cards for family night fun.
Check out its Marks & Spencer Christmas collection right here.
10. susGain and The Modern Switch’s “Singapore’s Sustainable Gift Guide 2021”
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and sustainable gift, we’ve got good news for you! susGain and The Modern Switch have teamed up to create a comprehensive resource with tips and ideas for conscious gift gifting. This list also includes over 40 local eco-friendly and socially conscious brands. What better way to show the Christmas spirit than to do it mindfully?
Here are some hard facts that they have gathered about Christmas consumption:
- Did you know that Singaporeans set aside almost 20 percent of their income to splurge over festivities? An average of $769 is spent!
- In 2019, Australians were estimated to have wasted $400 million on unwanted gifts which were then discarded
The Sustainable Gift Guide 2021 helps you continue to show gratitude and appreciation to your loved ones while being considerate to our larger society and planet. Download susGain’s reward app to check out the list of brands that are verified in their contributions to the planet such as reducing waste, supporting local communities or reducing carbon footprints.
This guide contains gift lists for “Him”, “Her”, “Family”, “Teens” and “Kids“, making your Christmas shopping that much easier! It also comes with plenty of sustainable gift wrapping ideas, what steps to take when gifting something sustainable and what to consider.
11. The Happy Tots
Struggling to find suitable gifts for your favourite little ones? The Happy Tots is a play-based learning toy store so that your kids can learn and have fun at the same time. It provides a variety of unique and high-quality wooden, open-ended toys, craft sets and books of all kinds. Play is important for a child’s growing years (after all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy). With The Happy Tots, you can help your child stimulate their imagination while building many fond memories too.
The Happy Tots creates themed giftsets (such as Animals, Dinosaurs or Under the sea) that are perfect for newborn babies right up to 6 years old. These gifts are also packaged neatly in a beautiful gift box for your convenience!
Some Christmas themed gift sets include:
- Beary Christmas ($69.90), which comes with a Bizzy Bear book, bear stacker and zoo animal matching game
- All I want for Christmas ($91.90) which includes a wooden xylophone, Santa book and Noisy Orchestra sound book
- Can’t See Santa ($22.90), a brand new Christmas story filled with beautiful illustrations
Catch the Christmas sale now! Also, all orders from now until the end of the year will receive a complimentary limited-edition Christmas sticker set!
12. Mighty Jaxx
If you know a toy collector, I’m sure they’d be more than excited to find these adorable and nostalgic collectables that are perfect for a gift! Mighty Jaxx is sharing these old school figurines to get into the Christmas spirit. It has the Sesame street nubbies that are $8.99 for a single piece, or $107.88 for a tray of 12. Grab these 2-inch tall figurines for a fun gift. You can also feed, read to and play with these Sesame Street friends through the Mighty Jaxx app.
Mighty Jaxx is also selling other collectables, such as Care Bears, My Little Pony and Nyammy Treats. Take a trip down memory lane at the Christmas dinner with long-time friends by gifting them these collectables.
13. Good Vibes and Hedonist’s latest bath bomb
Looking for a gift for your significant other? Or maybe you don’t mind being put on Santa’s naughty list (ahem). This cheeky bath bomb is a collaboration between Good Vibes and Hedonist. The Sex Bomb ($48.30) is a one-of-a-kind bath bomb that reveals a bullet vibrator after the initial pink and purple swirly fizzle!
Surprise your partner with this cheeky gift. With vibrant and pretty colours, this 430 gram XL bath bomb hides a powerful Raven Bullet vibrator from Hedonist. Not only is it romantic, but also completely discreet for a spicy gift. Besides the surprise inside, the bath bomb itself is also perfect for loosening up in the tub. It’s crafted with all-natural ingredients such as almond apricot oils, shea butter and Epsom salts. What better way to end the festivities than to treat yourself to a relaxing night?
14. Healthy snacks from Revive
Help a buddy stick to their new year’s resolutions by getting them Revive’s healthy snacks for Christmas. Enjoy a delicious breakfast completely guilt-free! Its products are made with natural and wholesome ingredients, prioritising nutrient-rich ingredients to nourish our bodies. Revive makes yummy granolas for you to munch on if you’re feeling peckish, overnight oats to help you start the day right, and natural nut butters that make the best sandwiches!
If you’re watching your sugar, you’ll be pleased to know that Revive only uses natural sweeteners. Granola bars are naturally sweetened by mother nature’s sugar, such as honey, maple and coconut sugar. Some other natural ingredients include cocoa, almonds, cashews, puff rice, matcha, coconut, early grey and many more. Its natural nut butters are also all made in Singapore, high quality and with no added salts.
Revive also kindly sent us 5 of its granola flavours for us to try – Maple, Honey, Matcha, Chocolate and Earl Grey. These granolas are perfect for topping your favourite cereals or oatmeal for a delicious breakfast!
15. Chatte’s Christmas-themed cheese platter
Get everyone saying “Cheese!” for Christmas dinner pictures by bringing this delicious cheese platter to the table. To replicate the festive mood of December, Chatte has recently launched its latest Christmas Platter ($65).
Enjoy four different extravagant cheese such as Saint Marcellin, Wensleydale with Mango & Papaya, Red Leicester and a mystery cheese. It’s paired with assorted fruits and nuts to complement the fruitiness of the cheese! Enjoy some Jamon Serrano as well, an Italian cured meathouse-made hummus and Cashew with Rosemary Biscotti.
As the season of giving is upon us, Chatte will be donating 15 percent of the revenue from the Christmas Platter to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.
Order from Chatte here.
16. Christmas hampers from The Whole Kitchen
The Whole Kitchen has specially curated festive hampers that are perfect as a holiday gift. Each hamper is full of delicious and nutritious Christmas delights that can also be mixed and matched of your own choice. Show appreciation to your colleagues or friends by gifting them these gluten-free, all-natural and nutritious hampers.
Some Christmas hampers include the “Festive Goodness” hamper ($199), “Everything But The Cheese” hamper ($169), “Ginger & Spice & All Things Nice” hamper ($129), “Go Green This Christmas” hamper ($109) and plenty more. We’re eyeing the Festive Goodness hamper, which contains plenty of goodies – rock salt rosemary nut mix jar, spiced pecans nut mix jar, gingerbread cookies, sea salt & caraway lavosh crispbread, cranberry pistachio biscotti, wildflower honey, wooden bowls, a candle and a microgreens growing kit. Explore more from The Whole Kitchen’s Christmas collection here.
By Arshi Iqbal
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