So here it is.
For those of you who are as last minute as I am. 😂
If you have yet to start your Christmas shopping, it is officially time to start panicking.
But luckily for you, I’m here with some very brilliant gift suggestions for all the different awesome people in your life! 🤶🏻🎁
Initially, I wanted to include WWW in my gift guide list. Cause ZL and I finally received our A3 prints and found a sunny day to unwrap them!!
The busy pixie @jazreeltan has already closed her orders for Christmas. Busy until grey tick my messages! 😦 I’M FEELING NEGLECTED. But happy for my sticky friend cause it only means that business is buzzing! 🎉
So, I’ll shelf my plans to talk about it until I’m done with this gift guide post.
It still makes an excellent gift, but erm 对不起 my post didn’t make it in time.
Can consider getting it as a gift for anniversaries, birthdays, wedding, housewarming or any other random reason to celebrate. No reason to celebrate also can get cause it looks so nice and automatically makes any corner look nice! ☺️
Just a little preview of 1/2 of what we got. 😚 ZL and I each picked a photo to be printed and this is mine!
(Yaaaas same photo as my Dayre banner!! 💕)
Btw, not sponsored and not paid to promote this okay! And also not singing praises just because Jaz is my friend. Her products speak for themselves and she has a whole truckload of happy customers rooting for her brand! 🙌🏻
For the other items in this gift guide, some are sent to me by brands while others are purchased with my own pennies.
Only recommending them because I genuinely think that they make Christmas worthy gifts, and that the recipients of the gifts will be truly thrilled upon unwrapping them! ⛄️✨
Okay, so here goes!
For that friend who loves seeing her name on everything she owns 🎁
These leather key fobs with gold embossing are thoughtful, practical and gorgeous rolled into one.
There’s also a whole other array of items they offer – and you can emboss your name on most items, I believe!
I own a bag from this label and I’ve been getting questions whenever I carry it.
I purchased the bag some time in July this year but I didn’t go for the personalisation. Hahah. I like having personalised items but somehow not on bags and wallets, so I skipped it!
But this leather laptop sleeve which my lovely friends got for me from the same label – comes with my name.
All the items I’ve mentioned above are from Sometime by Asian Designers!
The thing is. I don’t think you can get your buys by Christmas already. But I might be wrong! Go to the website and check the shipping info okay? 😬
Or maybe I should just change the title of this post to “Year Round Gift Guide”?
For that friend who is always seen in #TTR 🎁
Okay lai, time for a shameless plug hahaha.
Some of you might not know, we actually have a gift card option! It’s not in the form of a physical card but is an electronic one.
It would get sent to the recipients email inbox and you get to include a sweet lil message! 😇
The denominations come in $20, $30, $50, $80 and $100.
And the best of all?
You don’t have to squeeze with crazy crowds, no queue, no wrapping, it’s instantaneous (good for all you last minute people 😂) and it will be very useful for your friend when CNY rolls around.
Our gift card has no expiry date! ✌🏻
Okay end of shameless plug. LOL. 🌚
For that friend who is a Star Wars geek 🎁
It can be so frustratingly difficult to get gifts for guy friends. But if they have a particular penchant for a certain category, that it makes life infinitely easier. LOL.
Got these mini marquee lights for a friend of mine who is really into Star Wars.
They would be so adorable by the bedside, or on book shelves!
These are from Typo! ☺️✌🏻
For that beauty obsessed friend 🎁
Idk why the Zoeva eyeshadow palettes aren’t as highly raved about as they should be.
I own two of them and they are my best value eyeshadow palettes! 😌🙌🏻
My favourite has to be the Caramel Melange – the colours are trendy and in season, the pigmentation for both mattes and shimmers are really good.
ALL THE COLOURS ARE SO WEARABLE!
I use this on an almost daily basis. It’s my current most-reached-out-for palette.
You can get this at Sephora!
Tbh Sephora is one of my fav places to shop for gifts. You can never go wrong with shopping Sephora for girlfriends! But I think the queue this week should be quite horrendous. Hahaha.
For that friend who has been wanting to get fit and fab but has yet to get down to it 🎁
Sign her up for a trial week at Webarre, or any other fitness classes for that matter!
Better yet, sign up yourself too and go with your friend. ☺️👌🏻
I did a week of Webarre ($49) with my friends earlier this month and we had fun bonding over food after the classes LOL.
Before you get this, note that you gotta utilise the trial within 14 days after purchasing! And it would be best to check with your friend and see if she has already signed up for the trial before. 😇
There are also places like F45, which also seem really interesting! That would be next on my list to try out.
I would be happy to get this gift even though it’s not material. Plus, it’s always good (and more motivating) to get fit together with friends!
Psst, Webarre also has prenatal classes which are less intense, for expecting mums!
For the friend who is always lazy to take buses/trains 🎁
I suggest Grab credits. 😂👌🏻
I got this for my birthday this year and am ever thankful for it. Perf for people who love gifting practical gifts and people who love receiving practical gifts!
I think you have to first top up your GrabPay wallet then send the credits over to your friend.
All you need is the registered mobile number of your friend. Sounds easy but I haven’t tried it myself. 😂
Or, you can do it from Grabshop.sg! This would be in the form of promo codes. If your budget is $30, you can split it into 6 X $5 promo codes or mix and match $5 and $10 codes! ☺️
For that friend who is ADDICTED to caffeine 🎁
Dolce Gusto Lumio is a good choice and makes a good addition to homes and office. 👍🏻
Could work as a housewarming gift too!
If you friend isn’t into coffee, Dolce Gusto also offers Milo, Tea Latte and Chococino capsules. Tea latte is my fav!
I bought the prev version for my office and it is still serving us well now. But the Lumio is definitely sleeker and has better functions! 🙂
To get this, you can either pop by Taka, TANGS, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman or from their website http://www.dolce-gusto.com.sg. Comes in white and black, priced at $219!
Just my personal opinion but I think black looks better. Heh. ☺️
For that friend who is always forgetting your dinner dates 🎁
The answer is simple.
Get her an organiser!! 😂
I love the range The Paper Bunny carries. They sent over the Compact Blush Terrazzo ($34.90) one but I reckon I still need a bigger one to pen down my planning for TTR. So I got myself the Regular Black ($39.90).
My 2017 planner from them has served me very well and I’m already working my way into the 2018 ones. 😇✨
For that friend who loses track of time 🎁
I know Daniel Wellington has been very much talked about and many of you already own their watches.
BUT their holiday packaging is really ace and a couple of new designs are actually quite lovely! 💯
They kindly sent over the Dapper Bristol ($299) for ZL and it looks especially nice when worn with his shirts. ☺️
I keep forgetting to take a photo when he wears it.. Will do it soon!
This would make a great gift for your other half, ladies!
My fav watch from them – Melrose Classic Petite now comes in a gift set!
The rose gold cuff is nice with the watch but I wish that it came without the wordings.. 😩
If you’re getting anything from Daniel Wellington’s website, you get 10% off with every 2 items purchased, and my code <15joyce> for additional 15% off. 😇
For that girly girlfriend who loves her sneakers 🎁
Remember the shoes I mentioned in this post – @joycesayshello:281117?
Well I think it makes a really, really lovely Christmas gift. 💕 It’s comfortable, comes with the prettiest ribbon laces and there’s glitter which is so apt for the holiday season! ✨
You can get these at The Social Foot, Robinsons, BHG and Royal Sporting House outlets. 😉
I hear that BHG would be your best bet to get a wider range of sizes!
For that friend who has fantasies about being a mermaid 🎁
You can turn to Mermsical to make her mermaid dreams come true!
All Mermsical earrings come in this ultra cute clam shell box which made me squealed in delight when I tore open the holographic polymailer these came in!
So dreamy. 😍😍😍
This is my fav pair out of the 3 they sent over!
For those who are gift hunting on a budget, Mermsical is very friendly on the pockets. 👌🏻 The price range is between $10.90 to $25.90, at a glance.
You can get these lovelies from http://www.mermsical.com, quote <joycesayshello10> for 10% off regular priced items!
Your friend receiving these would be happy as a clam! Yay pun! 😂
For the mothers in your life 🎁
Crabtree & Evelyn is the place to go. 🙌🏻
I actually visit their stores every year to get Christmas gifts, just like clockwork. My fav things to buy from them are the cookies (love that they come up with unique Christmas flavours every year) and hand creams.
My tip is to go two weeks before to avoid the crowd. It’s always a battlefield inside their stores nearing Christmas!
This year, I am a very lucky girl and received a whole collection of their Christmas items. 🎄☃️
Did a whoop when I unboxed these because I LOVE CANDLES. They create such a relaxing ambience for bedtime.
This Christmas, their Christmas Candle Trilogy comes in White Cardamom, Frosted Spicewood and Red Berry & Fir.
I am both tempted and reluctant to use them. 😶
Didn’t capture a nice photo of the cookies but this year they have All Butter Cranberry and White Chocolate flavour for Christmas!
Their cookies are my favourite things to gift. Last year I got them for the TTR girls and ZL’s fam! 🍪
Can I also recommend the All Butter Lemon and White Chocolate!! That’s my personal fav from Crabtree & Evelyn. So sinful but so good. 😋😋
The White Cardamom scent is really nice!! 😌
I got sent the body cream and body scrub White Cardamom duo, can’t wait to use them! You can get this set at $80.
The Indulgent Winter Hand Collection ($55) features 6 different hand creams and these make wonderful stocking fillers IMO! 🙂
You can go onto their website actually, they have a nicely done up catalog of the entire Christmas collection. 🎄✨
For your other half who loves photography or is beginning to pick up photography 🎁
The Sony A6500 is great for those who are beginning to delve into serious photography! 📷
It is a tad pricey at $1800+ for just the body, but it is a gift well worth the pennies. I’m so spoilt by the combiness compactness and power of this camera that I have been really lazy with my Mark 3 lately. 🌚
What I like about the Sony A6500:
– It’s really compact and nifty for the quality of images it delivers
– Interchangeable lens
– WiFi function 📶
– Touch-to-focus screen means it’s great for beginners!
If I have to recommend lenses, I would say the 50mm F1.8 is a good and versatile lens for fashion and portrait photography. Also gives the creamiest bokeh!
For street shots, 35mm works best! 👌🏻
For yourself because you deserve a treat 🎁
What’s a better time than Christmas (as an excuse HAHA) for treating yourself? 😉
Recently, I bit the bullet and got myself this…
I sat on this decision for reallyyyyy long but a chance encounter made me get it.
ZL asked to buy this for my birthday next year but no way would I let him spend $600 on a hairdryer la!! 😦
I wanted to keep it until Christmas but erm hahaha I was in a celebratory mood last week so I ripped the box and started using it.
And it is as amazing as others have raved. 😍👌🏻
This Dyson hairdryer dries my hair in half the time and idk whether it’s my imagination but my hair seems more smooth and shiny after!
The sound is no less noisy than your usual hairdryer but it’s a different kind of sound.
This would qualify as one of my best purchases of 2017 because it saves me SO MUCH TIME. It pains me to spend too much time on mundane tasks every day, so this is god sent.
Best Christmas present from myself, to myself ever!! 🎄💕
To wrap up (LOL YAY PUN AGAIN) my gift guide, I’m gonna let you guys know that Typo does really cute Christmas wrapping paper! They’re also having discounts for all Christmas related items.
Kikki K is having 30% discount for Christmas related items as well. 😌
I bought this trio set ($6) for the holographic and unicorn wrapper la actually. Can’t bear to use them!
It said number 1 reindeer 🦄 and on another part of the wrapper it says “rudolph who?” 😂
Okay guys, I’m done and dusted with Christmas Gift Guide 2017!! I think it makes for a decent year round gift guide too, actually. Hohoho.
HAPPY GIFT HUNTING 🎁 AND HAPPY STUFFING YOUR FACES SILLY 🍗 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
🤶🏻, santa lady signing out