At the time of posting this, there would be exactly 8 days left until Christmas Eve. For those who are still at a loss over what to gift your friends and family, you’ve stumbled upon the right article! We’ve consolidated 5 gift ideas, perfect for this holiday season!
The gifting of chocolate during the holiday season actually started in the 1900s, where Queen Victoria started giving it to soldiers as presents. Since then, not only did the popularity of chocolate skyrocket, but chocolate has become one of the staple gifts for any occasion — a simple, decadent treat.
Credits: Fossa Chocolate
If you’re looking to indulge in locally-made artisan chocolate, look no further than Fossa Chocolate! Their brand features a wide variety of chocolate flavours, from yuzu sea salt to spiced tomato. If you recall from our previous article on local tea brands, Fossa Chocolate was the brand that collaborated with Pekoe and Imp, infusing high-quality tea into chocolate.
Superfood-Enhanced Skincare Products
Skincare has always been a ubiquitous part of our lives, from the use of olive oil by Athenians in ancient Greece to the use of ricewater to nourish the skin. Recently, beauty brands have taken the initiative to innovate resulting in novel and creative beauty products.
Credits: Sigi Skin
For example, did you know that superfoods can be included in skincare products? Well, we didn’t either, until we found out about local beauty brands Rooki Beauty and Sigi Skin. The former includes at least 3 superfoods in each of their products, whereas the latter produces effective and toxin-free products, infused with superfoods! If you’re looking for au naturel skincare products, check out Keyln Esther, yet another local brand whose products feature exclusively plant-based ingredients.
If there’s one drink that’s truly timeless, it would be tea (at least that’s my opinion - admin). As the holiday season draws near, many tea brands are selling their own tea hampers, carefully curated to be the best possible gifts you can give your friends and family.
Credits: TWG Tea and Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore
One such brand is TWG Tea, a Singapore-based luxury tea brand that has recently established their presence on a global scale. If you’re looking to splurge, TWG Tea sells their own Tea Gift Hampers, inclusive of teapots, teacups, scented candles and of course, tea! Apart from their tea, TWG Tea also specialises in cookies, patisseries and all sorts of tea paraphernalia.
The difference between store-bought and handmade jewellery is that, while the former is (usually) made by a team of professionals, the latter requires a good amount of time, effort and patience. As such, gifting someone handmade jewellery can be a really good way to show that you care about them.
If you’re wondering how to start, Beadtlesweet has a plethora of jewellery-making courses to choose from, including bracelets, earrings and mask chains. If you would like to continue these projects at home, Beadtlesweet carries jewellery making supplies (wire, beads, tools) that you can purchase too!
Do you have that one relative who's obsessed with a certain brand, but you’re not sure of what exactly they would like as a gift? Why not give them gift cards! Gift cards allow your gift recipients to choose their own items, so you don’t have to worry about buying something they already have and/ or don’t need!
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