Failproof Secret Santa Gifts That Are Sure To Please

EDITORIAL

 

It’s that time of the year again, where the spirit of giving is upon us — but the only problem is, you really don’t know what to get that person whose name you’ve drawn in your office’s secret santa game. Well, throw out those thoughts of getting Capitaland vouchers, and check out these gift ideas instead.

Hush Candle

#1 Scented Candles

Everyone loves candles — especially at the peak of the festive season where everyone wants to be warm and cosy. If they smell good, even better! Brands like Yankee Candles and Bath and Bodyworks are well known and have physical stores in various locations for easy access. For something more unique, however, look to local brands like Hush Candle and Indi Nyah.

 

#2 Starbucks Gift Card

… Because who wouldn’t love free toffee nut lattes?

 

#3 Tea Infuser or Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Speaking of toffee nut lattes, check out Hario’s cold brew coffee pot for coffee lovers, or alternatively, a Keepcup for their daily morning coffee. For the tea fanatics, we recommend tea infuser bottles/mugs from Teasenz or a.muse projects. Throw in a bag of freshly-grounded coffee beans or tea leaves to up the ante.

#4 Terrariums

No one’s going to complain about having a bottle of nature on their desk — and terrariums are so easy to take care of. They’re also very beautiful and minimalist, as seen from stores such as The Green Co, The Green Capsule and Mossingarden.

 

#5 Cardholders

Check out Jack Wills’ Hynes Leather Card Holder, or for something more premium and personal, opt for a customised piece from local brands — here’s our article on local leather artisans to make your search easier.

My Happy Place Planner

#8 Planners

As the end of the year draws near, help to prep for the fresh start of the next one! Nothing welcomes the new year more than a brand new planner. Classics are Moleskine and Kikki.K planners — have a look at The Paper Bunny or My Happy Place Planner for something unique.

#9 Pillows

While it may sound silly, everyone loves a good ol’ pillow to hug — be it to sleep, or at work, or in their car when they’re stuck in traffic. These pillows from When I Was Four as pictured above are
 sure to bring nostalgia and a sense of home because they scream Singapore — pillows of bak chor mee, chilli crab, chicken rice and roti prata? This is home, truly.

 

#10 Workshop Passes

For those who are all about DIY and hands-on experiences, these workshop passes by Maketh Project, Make Your Own and Naiise will do just that. With a wide range and variety of classes, there’s something for everyone — time to get those creative juices flowing.

#11 Socks

And of course, the Christmas staple, because who doesn’t need and love cute socks? While Happy Socks is a popular brand, you can always have socks customised for everyone in your office. Whatever your choice, throw in bedroom slippers to gift the ultimate comfort pair for cold, rainy days at home. Choose from Christmas designs, or a dragon one just for the fun of it, or perhaps even a burger print – the choice is yours. 

 


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