Author Catherine Pulsifer once said, “When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” Indeed, nothing is more precious than a family all wrapped up in each other. However, gifts that you carefully choose can also go a long way to showing how much you care. Let this list of thoughtful Christmas gifts for everyone in the family inspire your festive shopping this year.
1. Fitbit Sense 2
Help a loved one build healthy living habits, manage stress and track heart health with the new Fitbit Sense 2. Its state-of-the-art sensors can detect signs of atrial fibrillation, heart rate variability, skin temperature, and more. Fitbit’s most advanced health-focused smartwatch also features its new Body Response sensor, which measures cEDA for all-day stress management. Furthermore, you get over six days of battery life on one charge, as well as a six-month Fitbit Premium membership.
2. Garmin Black Panther – special edition vívofit jr. 3
Does your child believe in Wakanda Forever? Then they’ll love the new Black Panther – special edition vivofit jr. 3 fitness tracker. By meeting daily activity goals, kids get to relive the Black Panther’s most exciting moments and unlock new Marvel Avengers app adventures, games, and icons. The swim-friendly gadget boasts a colourful display and a parent-replaceable battery that lasts up to one year. While kids stay active, parents can track their activity, sleep, chore data, and more on the Garmin Jr. smartphone app.
3. IRVINS Festive Gift Box
Uphold the season of gifting — and snacking — by giving a snack-aholic this limited-edition Festive Gift Box. It contains a selection of much-loved salted egg and truffle goodies from Singapore’s most Dangerously Addictive™ snack brand. Of course, it includes Salted Egg Fish Skin, the one snack that started it all. Next, Salted Egg Salmon Skin to satisfy more adventurous palates, and then, a universal favourite, Salted Egg Potato Chips. Last but not least, IRVINS’ new Truffle Potato Chips, with real dried Italian summer truffles and aromatic parsley. Mamma mia!
4. Pukka Christmas Kilner Tea
Impress a tea-lover in your life with the presentable Christmas Kilner Tea set by Pukka Herbs. Comprising of 30 sachets across five festive blends, this eco-conscious herbal tea gift set packs a flavourful punch. Each recyclable ‘tea caddy’ holds Three Ginger, Wild Apple & Cinnamon, Tumeric Gold, Revitalise, and Original Chai. Furthermore, they come in home-compostable teabags, right down to the organic cotton string. Savour a warm cup of tea this holiday season while doing some good for mother earth too.
$29.90 at Redmart
5. My Story Plate by A Lil’ Love
Create positive early dining experiences for little ones up to six years with My Story Plate. This innovative food exploratory plate features a unique five-pod design, which encourages self-feeding, while guiding them to eat continuously to finish a meal. Available in two thematic versions, the stories each plate tells provides parent-child bonding and teaching moments. What’s more, My Story Plate is eco-friendly, child-safe, and a Singaporean mama’s labour of love. Created using quality, sustainable bamboo fibre, it is also antibacterial and toxin-free. For an additional $10, you can even have it engraved with a special child’s name.
$39 at www.alillove.sg
6. Kew Organics Rookie Gift Sets
This Christmas, share the secret to #bareface beauty through Kew Organics’ award-winning skincare and facial treatments. The local skincare brand curates three Rookie Gift Sets to make thoughtful gifting a breeze. Each consists of two skincare products and a complementary facial treatment that treat a specific skin concern. Quench My Skin, Please hydrates, Go Spot-Less brightens, while Plump It Up! targets the signs of ageing. Enjoy further savings of $123 when you purchase all three sets in the Rookies Gift Bundle, inclusive of 3x$50 worth of treatment vouchers.
From $95 at www.keworganics.com
7. Skechers GO WALK Massage Fit™
Do the grands need a reason to clock those 10,000 steps per day? Give them one with the Skechers GO WALK Massage Fit™. These lightweight and breathable shoes feature wave-design midsoles that gently massage the feet with each stride, adding comfort and bounce to every step. In addition, moulded premium performance insoles and external moulded heel counters offer secure and supportive fit to keep them steady on most surfaces. Now that’s important, don’t you think, especially when they want to keep up with the little ones?
$139, at www.skechers.com.sg, Lazada, Shopee, as well as Skechers stores at Bugis Junction (Performance), Jewel Changi Airport, NEX, Northpoint City, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Tampines 1, [email protected] Square, VivoCity, and Wisma Atria
8.Kobo Clara 2E
Let the book-lover in your life have the power to escape reality through words – any time, anywhere. Made with ocean-bound and recycled plastic, the Kobo Clara 2E is Kobo’s first fully waterproof 6” eReader, and it comes with up to 60 minutes water resistance in up to two metres of water, so there’s no need to worry about missing that cliffhanger of a chapter just because they’re by the pool, the beach, or in the boat, or the bathtub. What’s more, the Kobo Clara 2E comes power-packed with increased storage and Bluetooth® wireless technology for audiobook listening on the go.
$219.90 at www.kobo.com and select retailers
9. Neal’s Yard Remedies 12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Calendar
There’s no doubt that the past couple of years have been challenging for everyone. Pamper someone special with gifts of care and wellbeing in Neal’s Yard Remedies’ first-ever advent calendar ($188). It features 12 days of self-care favourites, including six full-sized Neal’s Yard Remedies products, all crafted with ethically and sustainably sourced botanicals and essential oils. For everyone else, there are Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Pick & Mix options of skincare, bath & body, and aromatherapy favourites, as well as curated sets for bath, shower, and men’s and women’s skincare.
10. Apple Watch Series 8
Traditionally, older Chinese did not give watches as presents, believing that these timekeepers were harbingers of the receiver’s demise. But this perception is hardly the norm these days, and watches no longer simply tell the time. They’re lifestyle devices that do So. Much. More. If you’re a woman who needs help keeping track of her monthlies? This does it. Trying to conceive? New temperature-sensing capabilities tell you when you are likely to be most fertile by giving you your estimated ovulation dates. Have no sense of direction? The updated compass feature can help you track your steps right back to your starting point. And especially for the elderly, the Apple Watch’s Crash Detection and Fall Detection features can help notify loved ones if its wearer is danger or in need of help.
From $599, in midnight, starlight, gold, silver, graphite, space black, and (PRODUCT) RED at www.apple.com/sg
11. “3 Questions A Day” Journal by Chai Sunrise
Can calm, balance, and peace of mind be achieved in a page? Possibly, if said page comes from the “3 Questions A Day” Journal by Chai Sunrise. Its 180 guided journal entries – one a day over six months – offer positive encouragements and insightful questions that invoke self-awareness in a gentle, non-probing way. Whether for yourself, or for a friend, this is a gift that keeps on giving, long after the season is over.
From $45 at www.chaisunrise.com