1. Fujifilm instax Square SQ20, $299
For the shutterbug
This hybrid instant camera goes beyond letting you snap and print on-the-spot. Its LCD screen can take a 15-second video so you can select the best frame to print out, perfect for moving subjects and candid moments! Plus, the prints come out in square formats, so you can capture more of every precious memory. Available in beige and matte black, from Fujifilm Studio and leading electronic stores.
2. Oittm Rose Gold Aluminium Charging Dock Station, $59.90
For the one with way too many devices
This compact charging station holds no less than five ports for all of your loved one’s iOS devices, from the Apple Watch to the iPhone, iPad and Apple Pencil. Perfect for the office desk or bedside table. Available in rose gold aluminium and silver aluminium, from Bstore and Naiise.
3. Popsockets Phone Grip, from $11.80
For that one friend who keeps dropping their phone
This chic phone grip comes in dozens of different designs to suit your giftee’s personality, and is the perfect solution for butterfingers by offering a more secure grip. Plus, it doubles up as convenient phone stand for easier video-watching purposes. Available online at popsockets.sg.
4. Apple iPad Pro 6, from $1,199
For the one who’s always watching Korean dramas
The newest iPad, which was just launched in October, features a wider 11-inch screen than its predecessor for even better drama-viewing, and it’s even done away with the home button. It’s also packed with a slew of other nifty functions, such as an upgraded Apple Pencil and Photoshop, for your creative artsy friends. Available in Apple stores and authorised retailers.
5. Google Home Mini, $79
For the friend who’s living in the future
This small but mighty smart home assistant lets your loved one perform a multitude of functions just by speaking to it. Powered by Google Assistant, it can answer questions, tell you the weather, turn on the television or even dim the lights. Available at leading electronic stores.
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6. X-mini Liberty Xoundpods, $69.90
For the music lover
Say goodbye to pesky cords and wires with these wireless earphones. The Liberty Xoundpods automatically connect to your device the moment its taken out from the charging dock case. With up to 14 hours of playtime, they’re great for listening to music on public transport, running and jogging, or even working at the office desk without getting disturbed. Available at x-mini.com and leading online retailers.
7. Casetify Wallet Case With RFID (for iPhone X/XS), $79
For the paranoid traveller
This is no ordinary phone case. Besides being able to store all her essentials in one place (there are two card slots and an inner pocket), this phone case also prevents scammers from scanning her credit card information, thanks to its special RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) lining. Available at Zalora.
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8. Garmin Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker, $199
For the fitness junkie who wants to stay fashionable
Your giftee will love to sport this stylish and smart fitness tracker on her wrist. Besides being able to track her steps, heart rate and sleep patterns, the Vivosmart 4 also monitors and estimates her body’s energy reserves to alert her on the optimal time for rest and activity. Available in four colours, from leading electronic stores and Lazada.
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9. LG Pocket Photo Snap, $249
For the trigger-happy friend
This cute, palm-sized instant camera and photo printer is great for preserving precious moments into vivid, high-quality printouts. She can even sync it to her Android or iOS devices via bluetooth to print out images on the spot. Available at leading electronic stores.
10. Beoplay P2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $270
For the one who loves to party
Boasting Bang & Olufsen’s signature sound, this pocket-sized bluetooth speaker is voice-activated and offers up to 10 hours of playtime, with customisable tap and shake options. Its easy to carry around to, thanks to its leather strap and compact design. Available at Bang & Olufsen stores and selected retail stores like Robinsons.
11. Samsung Galaxy Note9 in Lavender Purple, from $1,398
For the one who needs a new phone ASAP
Samsung’s latest smartphone is now available in a gorgeous Lavender hue, in addition to the regular blue, copper and black finishings. The Galaxy Note9 also boasts longer-lasting battery power, and improved S-pen (great for selfies!) and a smarter camera. Available at M1, Singtel and StarHub and leading electronic stores.
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12. Vago Baggage Compression Device, $99
For the jet-setter
Get your jet-setting friend a gift they’ll appreciate – this handy device helps to vacuum-pack clothes and other soft items, freeing up precious cargo space for more items. It has a smart sensor that stops once the vacuuming is done. Available online at gadgetgoodsasia.com
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13. PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $82.60
For the germaphobe
Did you know that the smartphone is a breeding ground for bacteria? This handy accessory helps zap germs on-the-go, thanks to built-in UV lights, keeping her phone clean. It also doubles up as a phone charger, and comes with microfibre patches to keep her phone looking pristine. Available at Uncommon Goods.
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14. GoPro Hero 7, $595
For the adventure seeker
Equipped with the most advanced in-camera video stabilisation, this new GoPro camera is great for both thrill-seekers and those who want to caption amazing video and photos on-the-go. It features new functions such as live streaming and voice control, so your loved one can stay even more connected to share life’s beautiful moments. Available at Courts.