It’s that time of the year when you have to rack your brains thinking of what to get for your friends, colleagues, family and also bae. We get that Christmas shopping can be tiring, which is why we try to make it easier for you with gift guides. Not sure what to buy for bae that will impress him till Valentine’s Day? We’ve rounded up 10 items he might like, based on your budget.
If your man likes stylish but functional things, he’d love this utility pack. It not only has a roomy main compartment, but also two popper-fastened pockets on the front for him to put his EZ-link card or receipts. This versatile bag can be used for almost any occasion, whether he’s out and about in Singapore, heading to Johor Bahru for a day trip or even travelling to far-flung destinations such as Norway.
Shop this and other Superdry bags online at www.superdry.com.sg or at Superdry stores Mandarin Gallery, Vivocity, Funan or Suntec City.
St. George ATLAS Orange Gin, $48
If bae likes to collect alcohols and spirits, he’d love you for gifting him this gin, which is an exclusive collab between ATLAS and Californian artisanal distillery St. George’s Spirits. Among the botanicals are oranges and orange blossom, which gives this gin a citrusy flavor that will be a refreshing change on occasions when he craves for something different.
Head to ATLAS during their operating hours to purchase a bottle. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
While we women are all about 10-step skincare routines, some men don’t mind using their body wash as shampoo. But if you don’t want bae to spoil his hair with harsh body wash, here’s a solution: this multi-tasking wash that works as a shampoo and body cleanser. Now all you have to do is remind him to use a proper cleanser for his face.
Available at all Kiehl’s counters and stores.
A T-shirt is a must-have in any Singaporean man’s wardrobe—but not all T-shirts are made the same. This logo tee from Superdry is stylish—with a ribbed crew neck collar—and has a good fit, so it looks great when worn on its own or under a jacket for Singapore’s chilly months (i.e., now till January). Plus, it’s white, so it complements just about any pants your man wants to wear, whether they’re cargo pants, denim jeans or bright-coloured beach shorts. He’d definitely appreciate a tee that he can take anywhere.
Shop this and other Superdry products online at www.superdry.com.sg or at Superdry stores Mandarin Gallery, Vivocity, Funan or Suntec City.
JBL Live 650BTNC, $249
Whether bae is a music lover or avid gamer, he’ll appreciate having these headphones in his life. It has Active Noise-Cancelling technology for him to drown out the chatters of noisy colleagues or distractions while he’s busy trying to level up in a game. He can also use it when he’s Facetime-ing you in public and don’t want the whole world to listen to your convo.
Available at all authorised retailers.
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Eau de Toilette (100ml) + After Shave Balm (100ml) + Pouch, $159
So your man is always about smelling good and never fails to spritz cologne or fragrance before he leaves the house. What do you get him for Christmas? A fragrance set, of course. This set has an eau de toilette, an after-shave balm and a pouch for him to smell good and, well, organise his life into a pouch. Even if he’s convinced that he has no use for the pouch, remind him that he’d need one to pack these essentials for when he’s travelling.
Available at Bvlgari’s pop-up store outside Ngee Ann City.
In a relationship with a globetrotter? This passport holder can keep his passport in pristine condition as he goes through numerous immigration counters in various countries. It also comes with a pocket for boarding pass, and three slots to put travel cards or other essentials. Plus, you can also have his initials inscribed for a personal touch!
Whether your bae likes to be clean-shaven or have a bit of fuzz, he probably needs this shaver in his bathroom or room. It has three-directional floating heads with rounded blade caps that allows for a clean shave while minimising shaving cuts. It even has a pop-up trimmer for sideburns or moustache maintenance.
You’ve finally convinced your man that a cleanser is essential in his life. Next step: moisturiser (you’ll get to serums one day, have patience). Instead of gifting him the moisturiser you love, why not get something that’s formulated for men? After all, men have thicker skin and oilier skin. In fact, go a step further to customise it for him. This Personalised Moisturiser contains ingredients that are specially selected to address your man’s needs (based on a questionnaire) so his skin will love it.
Have budget for a more expensive gift and want to give your gamer bae a real treat? This could be a good choice. This will keep him company during long train rides to work or when you’re shopping and don’t want him to complain about having to wait for you as you try on 10 outfits.