For all the love and sacrifices he has for the family, dad deserves gifts that are thoughtful and useful. Plus, it won’t hurt if they’re a bit of a splurge — because after all, you can’t put a price tag on love.
1. Apple iPad Pro, from $498
This is the iPad of the future. Available in an 11″ and a 12.9″ size, your dad will get to enjoy watching all his favourite shows and browsing through old photos in brilliant colour, thanks to its retina display. Plus, with the additional Apple Pencil that attaches to the iPad Pro, it offers him even more ways to interact with his favourite apps with greater tactility.
2. Yellow gold cufflinks with diamonds, $5,820, from FRED
Even if dad doesn’t wear cufflinks on a daily basis, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t have a pair for the occasional moment he decides to break out his fancy suits and ties. These sparkly wrist companions are all that he needs to turn up in style.
3. Philips Shaver Series 5000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver (S5572/10), $199
Good style begins with a thorough grooming regime, and that includes having a shaver that gives him an unparalleled shaving experience.
4. Hera Homme Leports Sun Cream with SPF 50, $40 (50ml)
Regardless of gender, having a good sunscreen is essential to ensure that your skin isn’t attacked by harmful UV rays. So if dad isn’t aware of the benefits that come with wearing a daily sunblock, make sure you start him off with a trusty sun cream.
5. Coin purse, $24.90, from kikki.k
You can have a guy come dressed in his smartest attire, but he tries to squeeze his overstuffed wallet into his pocket, even the sharpest suit can’t save him. So eliminate dad’s risk of overstuffing his wallet by getting him an external coin pouch, which will leave him with a lighter wallet and a pocket that doesn’t look like it might explode.
From the best tech gadgets to the essentials for a stylish life, take Christmas as an opportunity to kit your sibling with the tools a modern gentleman needs.
1. Canon EOS R, $3,399 for body; $5,098 for kit (RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM)
Not every guy needs a fancy new camera, but if your brother is someone who enjoys travelling and seeing new and breathtaking sights, a good camera is only essential. So wrap him a brand new Canon EOS R camera, so he can capture every moment in its brilliance.
2. Tie, $160, from Dunhill
Menswear has definitely gotten more interesting in the past few years, but nothing can beat the power that a well-tied tie has. Not only does it instantly lift a man’s demeanor, it’s the surest way to make sure he looks good when he hits the office.
3. Hera Homme Exfoliating Cleansing Foam, $30 (125ml)
Every man should have a good face wash in his toiletries bag, so if your brother is still looking for the “one”, start him with this exfoliating cleansing foam. Not only does it remove dirt, it leaves his skin feeling moisturized and devoid of any tightness.
4. JBL Link 10, $189, from Shopee
Whether he’s wining and dining the girl of his dreams or throwing an epic party, your brother will thank you for getting him a wireless speaker that can handle the heaviest tunes he’s about to drop.
5. Watch, $96, from Timex
Smart enough to be worn everyday with a simple shirt, yet rugged enough to withstand whatever the weather or city life might throw at it, we are loving how versatile this wristwatch is measuring up to be.
For your significant other, only the best will measure up. So whether its a coffee machine that will make a cuppa like no other or a cosy stay-cay for the two of you, these are the gifts that are perfect for your special someone.
1. Passport holder, $175, from Coach
A stylish passport holder may not necessarily be an essential, but it’s definite a little piece of luxury that your hardworking husband/boyfriend will certainly appreciate. Plus, you could use this chance to hint at going on your dream holiday, so it might be a win for you too!
2. Pajamas set, $39.90, from Marks & Spencers
Are you sick of having to wash that one gym tee your husband wears to sleep? You know, it’s the one that has plenty of holes and a strange smell, but he refuses to throw it away. Yeah, we all know that one tee.
So rather than fight it out of his hands, show him how much more comfortable he can be when he has the right pajamas set on. This two-piece set is cut loose, light and feels so soft, guaranteeing that he’ll sleep without having to worry about his clothes feeling uncomfortable.
3. Bodum ePEBO drip coffee machine, $369
The first cup of coffee is the most important drink in a man’s day, so start his day off on the best possible foot with a sleek new drip coffee machine from Bodum. It looks good, brews a solid cup of caffeine goodness and makes for a great conversation starter when you have people over.
4. One-night stay at MSocial Singapore's Loft Gallery, from $225/night
Between having to send the kiddos to school, getting through the work day and all the other things he has to do for the home, your hubby can be feeling more fatigued than he’s letting on. So rather than wait for him to say something, treat him to a staycation this Christmas, so he can check out of his busy day and enjoy some alone time with you.
5. Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria Xmas Coffret 2018 - $135, from Escentials
A fresh scent burst is the perfect pick-me-up that even your boyfriend or husband will enjoy. Consisting of a 75ml EDT scent, 40ml shower gel and a 50ml body lotion, he’s going to be smelling good all day long.
Still trying to find the gift that your son will appreciate? We’ve got a few ideas, ranging from gifts for the young ones right through to your son who’s starting his first job.
1. Eraser advent calendar, $39.90, from kikki.k
The advent calendar will surely provide your kid with something to look forward to for the days leading up to Christmas. Packed in a festive set, these erasers are not only cute, they’re useful in the school year ahead as well.
2. Beats by Dr Dre powerbeats3 earphones, $269
Has your son been bugging you for some fancy new wireless earphones? Satisfy his wishes with these earphones that will deliver a listening experience he will enjoy.
3. FRESH soy face cleanser, $23 (50ml)
If your son’s hitting the stages of puberty soon, start educating him on the importance of washing his face to maintain youthful, healthy skin. This soy face cleanser rarely goes wrong, so if you’re unsure with the product to get, start with this first.
4. Shoes, $159, from Onitsuka Tiger
Based off the classic designs of tennis shoes, these new kickers from Onitsuka Tiger will make a great gift for your son. Throw it on with jeans and a cool slogan tee, and he’s all ready to ride the the cool kids.
5. Bag, $1,200, from Longchamp
When your son is starting in a new job, he’s going to be overwhelmed by the new roles and responsibilities that come with this new chapter. So ease his load a little by getting him a professional-looking document holder. It’ll make him look more prepared, and it helps keep all his proposals and reports neatly stored.
Shopping for the boss can be a little tricky, so our rule-of-thumb is that if you’re getting him a gift, make sure it’s something that will impress and potentially edify his lifestyle. Look for things that have a quiet luxury about them, or get him some snacks as a failproof way of impressing him.
1. Pouch, $575, from Longchamp
Whether he uses it as a travel pouch or as a trendy clutch, it’s hard to go wrong with a trendy-looking pouch that boasts lots of storage space.
2. Phaidon "Where To Drink Beer" coffee table book, $30
Have a boss who appreciates a good lager? Then this book will definitely pique his interest. Plus, it also doubles up as an accent piece for his coffee table at home.
3. Marks & Spencer's gourmet treats hamper, $150
The surest way to impress a guy is through his stomach, and this hamper is the key to making sure your boss remembers you the next time promotion season comes around. With boxes of yummy snacks, delectable spreads and other fine treats that Marks & Spencer’s are known for, you’re leaving him a very happy man this Christmas season.
4. Compagnie de Provence diffuser in Incensed Lavender, $100, from Escentials
Dress up his corner office by getting him this room diffuser. Housed in an apothecary-styled bottle that contains the soothing scent of smokey lavender, don’t be surprised if you start realising your boss is looking a lot more relaxed than usual.
5. Bottle openers, $60, from Bungalow55
When all else fails, a part of stylish bottle openers will definitely make great stocking stuffers. The next time he’s cracking a cold one open, he’s going to thank you for getting him these trendy openers.
For the guy in the office who’s always had your back when your boss is angry; or helped you put together that Powerpoint presentation at 2am; or is constantly pushing you to work at your fullest potential, he deserves a special Christmas gift that is thoughtful and enriching.
1. kikki.k personal planner, $99.90
Help him get his thoughts organised by giving him a personal planner than he can scribble things into quickly. This stylish monochrome-coloured one will also look presentable in the office.
2. Cuff, $115, from Miansai
A stylish piece of jewellery is something that’s underestimated by most men. This bracelet works because it’s subtle in design, minimalist in its lines and will look smart when he wears it with his tailored work shirts.
3. Watch, $339, from Bering
Know a colleague who’s perpetually late? Sort him out with a timepiece, so that he no longer has an excuse to say “I lost track of time”.
4. Decanter, $112, from Tom Dixon at MR PORTER
A stylish decanter is one of those things that you never knew you needed until you get one in a gift box. This painted decanter will surely help your colleague impress the ladies the next time he’s cooking his date dinner at home.
5. Christmas Buffet, $158*/pax (free-flow drinks), at Alley on 25 Andaz Singapore
Drawing a blank as to what your colleague wants? Simple: get him food! Treat him to a delicious spread of savoury and sweet dishes at Alley on 25’s Christmas buffet. Plus, with free-flow drinks, who wouldn’t enjoy this gift!
Whether it’s a friend you just met or someone you’ve been chummy with for the past decade, these gifts are the perfect way to thank them for their friendship and support.
1. T2 "A Festive Affair" tea trio, $30
If you’re going to be spending afternoons with your bestie pouring over the hottest gossip, then make sure you come bearing some good tea that your best friend will love.
2. Dog charm, $320, from MCM
Yes, no one really needs a dog charm, but just look at how cute this pupper is! He can choose to hang it off his bag or use it to organise his keys, but let’s be real, it’s really the adorable dog that seals the deal.
3. Polo shirt, $162, from Lacoste
With the eye-catching colour-blocked collar, this polo knit is versatile, cool and a great everyday piece for any guy.
4. OSIM uCozy3D, $139
While a massage may be great, an upper body home massager means that your best friend can get a good rub-down any time and any day. And when you’re aching from an intense session of HIIT, head over and make use of the gift you bought him.
5. Bag, $1,250, from Coach
Know a friend who’s always trying to get out of the country and hit the open road? Sort him out with a new backpack that can travel as hard and as far as he can. With plenty of storage space for his travel essentials and more, this stylish backpack is definitely a worthy investment.
Okay, so maybe you got too caught up in trying to finish your work before your vacation started. Or it’s the office Christmas party tomorrow and you completely forgot about it. Either way, these last-minute pressies are here to save your life.
1. Flask, $60, from T2
No one can say no to this sleek tumbler. It makes for a great gift for any guy in the office, but if you like, get a second one for yourself as well.
2. kikki.k A5 notebook, $34.90
We all need somewhere to jot our thoughts down, so in the emergency situation that you need to grab a quick present, make that a leather-covered notebook.
3. Marks and Spencer's Belgian Temptations Perfect with White Wine, $12.90
Chocolates get the bad rep of being a thoughtless present, so make sure that if you’re buying some last-minute chocolate, get one that comes with an elegant twist. These little choco-nibbles come with a subtle dash of white wine for that alcoholic kick.
4. Marks and Spencer's gift set, $89.90
Packing in a shower gel and talcum powder set, this gift set makes for a handsome present to be left underneath the office Christmas tree. With its season-appropriate scents and the masculine packaging, this gift set will definitely be coveted at the office gift exchange.
5. Diptyque Sapin De Lumière Scented Candle, $79 (190g)
Housed in a brilliantly-illustrated emerald glass holder, this scented candle opens with a bright, citrus note that soon gives way to a smokey trail after. Perfect for the man who appreciates warmth and cosiness in his space.