Christmas Gift Ideas 2014: Getting the correct Gift for the Right person
It’s Christmas soon, meaning it’s time to shop for gifts! Be it shopping for your loved ones or for friends and acquaintances to do gift exchanges (Remember those minimum $10/$20/$50 gifts to prepare for parties?), I find it exhausting to be thinking about new, things to buy during this festive period, especially when you give them every year. So since I’ve came up with different places to dine during Christmas, I thought I will come up with a list of Christmas Gift Ideas you can use for reference and buy for the relevant people. They can be practical ones, unique ones or even healthy ones!
P.S. Im collaborating with Music Gives Back(https://www.facebook.com/musicgivesback?fref=ts) to give out some of the gifts mentioned here! Do read on and I will tell you how you can get them!
1. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf / Beanstro
Recommended for: Chocolate, Coffee and Tea lovers, Friends
Well, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a wide range of unisex, non-symbolic gift suitable for gift exchanges (since you never know who will be receiving it!). So here’s the list of the gifts you can get!
Holiday Cocoa Mug Set ($22.90): 8oz Red Velvet Powder | 16oz Ceramic Mug
Tea Quartet ($23.90): 4 tea bags of each of the following: Winter Dream | Cherry Blossom | Lemon Chamomile | Earl Grey
Holiday Cocoa Trio Gift Set ($29.90): 8oz White Chocolate Dream Powder | 8oz Red Velvet Powder | 8oz Dark Chocolate Powder | Mini Metal Whisk
Warm Winter Cocoa Gift Set ($29.90): 8oz French Deluxe Vanilla Powder | 8oz Hazelnut Powder | 8oz Special Dutch Chocolate Powder | Mini Whisk
Each Cocoa tin has a shaker top for controlled portions. For making drinks or sprinkle on!
Special Christmas Bear ($5)
Bring it Home or donate it to Singapore Children Society by hanging on the Coffee Bean tree!
Full proceeds from sale of Christmas Bear will go to the Singapore Children Society.
Greeting Card ($15)
This is pretty much like a CBTL voucher in the form of greeting card. It’s a card that you can redeem $15 worth of Holiday treats!
*$3 from sales of each greeting card will benefit Singapore Children Society
For the Coffee Addicts:
| Pre-Wrapped: Yes | Location/Convenience: ***** | Purchase: Walk-in | Photo-worthy Presents: ✓| CSR: ✓
For more information: Visit Coffee Bean Singapore Website | Facebook Page
2. Joogo Juice
Recommended for: Health Conscious
For juice lovers or people who are wanting to look good during the festive season, you can try getting Joogo juice for them. I tried the VBomb which has Spinach, Cucumber, Green Apple, Celery, Lemon, Ginger, Spirulina, Lime. In case you are wondering if this is one of those high in sugar kind of juice, they are made from pure natural ingredients with no additives and sugar!
Small Joy ($24.90): 12 oz Tumbler + 16 oz Juice x 1
Joyful ($34.90): 12 oz Tumbler + 16 oz Juice x 2
Merry Making ($44.90): 12 oz Tumbler + 16 oz Juice x 2 + Card + Cooler Bag (18 x 16oz)
Self Collection Dates: 29 Nov, 6, 24 December 2014 (Dunlop Street) | 20 December 2014 (Goodman Arts Centre) | 28, 29 November, 5, 6, 19, 20, 24, 25 December (Chinatown, The Loft Cafe)
Delivery Dates: 29 Nov, 6, 24, 25 December 2014 (Islandwide) | North / Northeast: 28 Nov, 5 December 2014
Delivery Fee of $5 applies. Payment via bank transfer only.
Cost: $24.90 – $49.90| Pre-Wrapped: No | Location/Convenience: *** | Purchase: Online
For more information: Visit Joojo Juice Singapore Website | Facebook Page
3. Mt. Sapola
Recommended for: Fragrance, Aromatherapy lovers
This gift sets are elegant and great as a gift for the owner if you are going to someone’s housewarming or even Christmas Party. There are actually more gift sets and bundles available, but I selected the above 9 to feature as 5% of sales from the above bundles will be donated to its adopted charity for 2014, the St John’s Home for the Elderly.
Cost: $29.90 – $289.90 | Pre-Wrapped: Yes | Location/Convenience: ** | Purchase: Walk-in | Photo-worthy Presents: ✓| CSR: ✓
For more information: Visit Mt. Sapola Website | Facebook Page
Recommended for: Health Conscious
Those who are not so much of a juice-person, Infuusa might be a nice, unique gift for Christmas. In their Christmas gift Box ($34.90), there’s a Ball mason jar, 10 sachets QuadBerry and 10 sachets Lemongrass Ginger, this is a perfect colourful gift for people who have been wanting to try those beautiful looking infused-tea online!
Cost: $34.90 | Location/Convenience: ***| Purchase: Online | Practicality ✓
For more information: Visit Infuusa Website | Facebook Page
5. Rachel K
Recommended for: Beauty lovers, Sensitive Skin
CC Renew Pressed Powder: Its unique color-correcting complex instantly perfects skin with the Organic Shea Butter and an antioxidant complex and Vitamin E deliver powerful anti-ageing benefits. Talc free, paraben free, non-comedogenic, dermatologically tested.
This is a very last minute inclusion. I received the set of Rachel K CC Renew cream and powder during my Tirisula Yoga workshop and I did not start using them until a few months later. What I love most about its compact powder was the cushion. It can be cleaned and dried so quickly (almost instantaneously) that I can use it again. Moreover, both the cream and powder doesn’t clog pores as claimed! I can totally verify that as I’m someone with super sensitive skin!
Cost:USD$42 | Location/Convenience: **** (Available at Watsons)| Purchase: Walk-in
For more information, visit Rachel K Website | Facebook Page
Recommended for: For The Special One, For Mums, Dads, For Yourself
Every year, SK-II never fail to surprise me with their Christmas Collections (and their unique collectible bottles!) . This year, the iconic Facial Treatment Essence bottle is designed by Po-Chih Huang, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Taipei Art Awards Grand Prize. The bottles are dressed in digital floral compositions, each with a different meaning, namely red tulips (passion), purple hydrangea (compassion), yellow freesia (elegance) and green cypress (wisdom). Not to forget their extravagant and luxurious Christmas gift set which will never fail to impress the receiver!
Here’s a detailed Gift Set Content from SK-II:
SK-II Colours Collection ($69): SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, 20g | SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, 1 pc | SK-II Clear Beauty Care & Control Cream, 25g | SK-II Colour Clear Beauty Moisture Sheer Lipstick, 3.5g
SK-II Miracle in a Bottle Set ($233): SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, 215ml | SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, 120g
SK-II MEN Essential Festive Set ($332): SK-II MEN Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, 215ml | SK-II MEN Moisturizing Cleanser, 120g | SK-II MEN UV Protect Moisturizer, 50g
SK-II Best Essential Set ($398): SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, 215ml | SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C, 30ml | SK-II Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 PA++, 30ml | SK-II Faial Treatment Mask, 2 pcs
SK-II Revival Deluxe Set ($452): SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, 215ml | SK-II STEMPOWER, 80g | SK-II STEMPOWER Eye Cream, 15g | SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask, 1pc (*SK-II Professional’s recommendation: For Mums)
SK-II Aura Glow Set ($532): SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, 215ml | SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence, 50ml | SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge EX, 50ml | SK-II Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask, 1 pc
SK-II Finest Inspiration Set ($974): SK-II Special Edition LXP Ultimate Perfecting Essence, 215ml | SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Cream, 50ml | SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Serum, 50g
Cost:$69-974 | Location/Convenience: ****| Purchase: Walk-in | Photo-worthy Presents: ✓|
For more information, visit SK-II Website | Facebook Page
7. BOSS BOTTLED (Hugo Boss)
Recommended for: For The Special One, Boss, Dads, Yourself
*Latest update: Just few days before Christmas, I received this BOSS BOTTLED Collector’s Edition from DeVries Global Singapore (Hugo Boss), just in time to for me to gift it to that someone special! I decided to include this into the list of Christmas Gift you can get for your man. Yes, boyfriend, husband, or even your boss!
The clean, sleek design of the glass flacon represents the classic BOSS ideals of elegance and style; it’s like a striking suit, designed to be uncompromisingly masculine with clear forms, distinct lines, and without any need for unnecessary decoration. Its refined simplicity is the embodiment of sophisticated understatement and functional elegance. BOSS BOTTLED is a timeless classic, for men in the past and the Man of Today.
BOSS BOTTLED Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml ($70) | 50ml ($94) | 100ml ($122) | 200ml ($193)
BOSS BOTTLED Aftershave Lotion 100ml ($91)
Cost:$70-$193 | Location/Convenience: ****| Purchase: Walk-in | Photo-worthy Presents: ✓|
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