Cheap presents. There’s honestly nothing worse than receiving cheap presents come Christmas Day, but sometimes we don’t really have a choice. We could be on a tight budget, or because it’s an office gift exchange thingy, more often than not we just want to get anything and get it over and done with. But because I’m a firm believer that cheap needn’t be bad, here are 11 great X’mas ideas under SGD100 for both men and women that I wouldn’t mind receiving myself, well, all except the nail polish, that is.
So what can you buy for less than SGD100, you ask with much cynicism. Well, SGD49 gets you Louis Vuitton’s latest City Guide that features Singapore, while SGD56 gets you Chanel’s Rogue Coco Baume which is something I still swear by. You could get a set of 3 wonderfully fragrant hand soaps packaged in an orange box for less than SGD84 (or you could be really cheap and just get a single bar for SGD28).
Love Monopoly? Then you’ll love this nostalgic set packed in a beautiful wooden box from Esdevium Games for around SGD85 via Mr Porter. Still not convinced? How about a pair of limited edition nail polishes from Burberry for SGD60? Or a pair of Vans snake-effect slip-ons from Net-A-Porter that are good for both men and women with sizes running up to US10.5? Just SGD100. Ok, so maybe it’s not under but it’s still affordable, no?
In other words, you don’t have any reason to buy anything bad this Christmas, unless of course, that person is your ex. Just remember, there is nothing wrong with cheap gifts, as long as they come with this lovingly-curated guide from yours truly. #shopnow #thankmelater
Clockwise from top left: Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Stationery Set, GBP28, Brooks England MT10 Compact Multi-Tool, GBP27.50, Louis Vuitton City Guide Singapore, SGD49, Hermès 3-Soap Set, SGD84, Chanel Rogue Coco Baume (Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm), SGD46, Burberry Oxblood (No.303) & Gold (No.447), SGD30 each, Moschino Camera iPhone5 Case, GBP45, Vans Snake-Effect Slip-Ons, GBP50, Santa Maria Novella Face Exfoliating Water, GBP28, Monopoly Nostalgia Edition Board Game, GBP42, Roxanne Lowit Photographs Yves Saint Laurent Hardcover, GBP30