Last minute gift ideas for your loved ones

With Christmas just days away, the Orchard Road shopping district is swarmed with shoppers hunting for last minute gifts. We are pointing the directions to which places to go if you are looking for certain gifts for the particular loved ones (and friends) so you don’t get lost in the crowd.


Shanghai Tang’s Holiday giftables which include photo frames, cashmere scarves and wallets will surely score with the mum. We know it’s Christmas but why not some chinese-chic this festive season? Also check out the assorted cufflinks in stores… oh for who? The Dad.

Shanghai Tang is located at Ngee Ann City 02-12G

For the Dad… Burberry giftables

Getting a present for the father sounds like a tough job, but simple little accessories and goods like wallet, card holder and belt (all under SGD$500) from Burberry’s festive giftables line might just be the perfect gift for Dads.

Burberry Prorsum stores are located in ION #02-16/17/18, Ngee Ann City #01-28/29 and Paragon #01-32/33

For the Boyfriend… TRIWA Watches

What’s more important to a man than a swanky watch? Check out the Swedish-originated Triwa watches which is set at an affordable S$230 to S$285. In case you can’t make up your mind, the collection comes in different colours and patterns to match different occasions, so it is up to you whether you want to have it funky or cool.

Triwa watches are sold at Blackjack at Forum, Inhabit (Palais Renaissance & Mandarin Gallery), Style:Nordic and A Curious Teepee at *Scape.

For the little brother (or sister)… HAPPY SOCKS

Like the name says it, the socks are bound to make one happy with the kiddy, quirky design. So achingly cute, seriously.

Happy Socks can be found at Very Woonderland at ION and Rockstar by Soon Lee at Cineleisure.

For ‘the foreigner friend’… SINGLISH notebook

We had a good laugh reading through this book at A Curious Teepee’s opening party. A pretty perfect present for your friend who’s new to Singapore, bet the ‘ang mohs’ will love it. Can you say ‘Nation Pride‘?

‘Singlish’ notebook, S$32 is available at A Curious Teepee at *Scape

For the girl pal… SALLY HANSEN nail polish

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri range not only dries to a shiny finish in 60 seconds in one stroke, but also comes in a great palette of colours for matching party dresses and Spring/Summer looks. It’s the little thought that counts.

Sally Hansen nail colours are available at Watsons, Guardian, BHG and John Little at S$12.90 per bottle.

Have fun shopping!