‘Tis the season of giving and get-togethers; that time of the year when you trawl the malls and web for the best Christmas gift ideas for family, friends, colleagues and Secret Santas.
The saying “It’s the thought that counts” has never rang truer than during Christmas. It’s not about the price tag, but how much thought goes into choosing a gift. So whether you’re on a budget or have to work around a fixed one for Secret Santa, J.Avenue at JCube, level 2, has plenty of affordable gifts that will make your receiver happy.
That’s not all, JCube also has an array of stores with super fun activities, so you can turn your Christmas shopping into a fun get-together with family and friends – just don’t go there with your Secret Santa, lest you spoil the surprise!
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Get your adrenaline pumping before the shopping sesh with a round of electronic dart-throwing at iDarts Cube, or belt out your favourite ballad or K-Pop track at Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio. Once you’re all psyched up, start shopping using this guide.
For the Arty BFF
You’ve probably gifted your BFF everything possible over the years, and we reckon nothing means more than heartfelt words and a little bit of effort. DIY your own card or buy a handmade one at Paste A Card and pen down your love for them.
Handmade card from Paste A Card, #02-63
If Your BFF Likes Displaying Cute Things in Her Room…
Accompany your handmade card with a candy-coloured easel! Alternatively, make a pretty canvas for her to pin stickers or photos. Place it on an easel and voila, it’s like giving her a painting for her room or desk!
Easel (canvas and cards not included) from Paste A Card, #02-63
For the Nature-Loving Colleague
If your colleague is always looking for something to brighten up her work desk, why not get her a pot of succulents? The great thing about them is you can’t place them under direct sunlight, so her office table would make for a great home for the plants.
Succulents from Paste A Card, #02-63
Inject a Personal Touch…
Want something more personal yet appropriate for the plant lover? We bet they’ll squeal in delight when they see a terrarium. This store has terrariums that come with adorable figurines, so you can customise your gift based on the receiver’s likes and personality!
Totoro-themed terrariums from Paste A Card, #02-63
For the Avengers Maniac
They’ve watched The Avengers more than 20 times and could probably recite the script in their sleep, so the DVD is obviously not a wise choice. But if you don’t have the budget to splurge on figurines (because they don’t come cheap), why not get them a phone case instead? What’s more, they’ll be reminded of you every day whenever they look at their phone!
Mobile phone cover from Wonder Planet, #02-46
If Your Secret Santa Is A Girl
This store stocks an array of mobile phone case designs, including these girly ones. You’ll definitely be able to find something that’ll tickle her fancy!
Mobile phone covers from 4Fun, #02-52
For the Globetrotter
Buying the frequent traveller a luggage tag will burn a hole in your pocket, so why not opt for luggage tags instead? They come in adorable designs that will make your receiver happy.
Luggage tag from 4Fun, #02-52
For the Beauty Junkie
She loves dolling up and having immaculate nails. Why not treat her to a pampering mani-pedi sesh? You can even spend quality time together.
PS: If you’ve got a bit of cash to spare, why not bust your budget a little with the special deals at The Nailworks? Classic manicure and pedicure is available at only $38 (U.P. $66), while a gelish manicure and return soak-off goes for $38 too (U.P. $61). Available to first-time customers for a limited time only!
Visit The Nailworks, #02-40/62
For the Fashionista BFF
She prefers affordable clothes that makes her wardrobe overflow rather than a select few investments. Here, prices start from $10 so you can probably afford more than one piece to gift her.
Top and bottom, both from MBSKY, #02-05
If She Likes to Accessorise…
She jazzes up her outfits with hats and jewellery, so this will be a treasure trove for you. Prices start from $4, which is super affordable. You can even find T-shirts to complement your buy!
Hat and T-shirt, both from BTS, #02-48
A JCube special, created by CLEO.