Get the special woman in your life – or a fellow mama friend – a Christmas gift to remember with these pretty picks in our holiday gift guide for women
Mamas often do the bulk of the heavy lifting at Christmas, whether it’s doing the holiday prep work – sourcing Christmas gifts for the kids and dads, making reservations at restaurants or cooking the Christmas turkey. That’s just one of the reasons why we deserve some fab Christmas gifts! Not sure where to start? Consult our handy roundup of Christmas presents for women to find something to suit every interest, whether it’s personalised jewellery, pretty soy candles, an experience gift or something else! You may even want to tactfully send this Christmas gift guide for mamas to your other half to check out!
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Christmas Gifts in Singapore 2023 Guide: Gifts for Women
1. Christmas Gift for the Stylish: Dyson Airwrap
Okay, we know this is a little on the pricier end for Christmas gifts, but if we are talking about wish lists we just have to mention Dyson’s blue blush Airwrap multi-styler! Tiny but mighty, this airwrap guarantees quick drying and precision styling, while protecting your hair from heat damage. For the ladies in your life who love to change up their hairstyle every day, this Christmas gift will certainly put a smile on their faces!
2. Cricut Smart Cutting Machine: Craft Gift
If you have an artsy friend or partner to buy for, this Christmas gift is for her! Cricut is a smart cutting machine that works seamlessly with an easy-to-use app that allows you to design and personalise anything from greeting cards to gift tags, name tag iron-on-labels for kids’ clothes and more. The Cricut Joy Gift Bundle comes with more than 50 materials to create vinyl decals to spice up water bottles, phone cases or even labels for kitchen containers. You’ll also get ready-made projects, images and fonts to choose from, so this is a perfect gift for someone who might be new to art-and-craft projects. For the pro, get the Cricut Maker 3 Smart Essential Bundle that can cut over 300 materials from delicate fabric to tooled leather, balsa wood and more. Create big banners for a birthday party, engrave metal for a personalised memento or colourful stickers for the little ones at home. Keep an eye out for discounts of up to 45% off Cricut machines and bundles on 11.11 and 12.12. You can purchase this in store at Harvey Norman, POPULAR and Spotlight or online at Lazada and Shopee.
3. Silk Pillowcase & Scrunchies: Gift of Frizz-free Hair
Is your mama friend struggling to get her beauty sleep at night? While you can’t stop the kids from waking up, you could buy her this beauty sleep bundle that includes a slip silk pillowcase, an eye mask and silk scrunchies. This lab-tested slip silk pillowcase absorbs significantly less face cream than cotton ones, so it will help preserve skin moisture, reduce pressure on creased skin and reduce hair tangling during the night. And who wouldn’t want the Christmas gift of frizz-free hair in this humid climate?
4. Practical Christmas Gift: Stanley Mug & Tumbler
The sweltering heat in Singapore always has us craving a long sip of water or iced coffee! This bestselling Stanley Quencher is made of stainless steel and promises to keep your drink cold for 20 hours (just in case you have to run off to pick up the kids!) and hot for four hours. It’s cup-holder compatible, so you can bring your coffee along for school drop-offs and pick-ups. This Christmas gift is super practical and stylish to boot.
5. Sephora Beauty Gift Sets/Cards
It doesn’t matter if your intended recipient ‘isn’t really a makeup person’, we find that these days, anybody can appreciate a little something from Sephora! The festive Christmas gift sets are absolutely irresistible, not just for their stunning packaging (perfect for gifting) but for their great value too. Some Christmas gift sets include full-sized products for a fraction of the price. And if you’re not sure what to get, we’re sure a Sephora gift card will be happily received!
6. Kid-free Getaway: Christmas Gift for Jetsetters
Sometimes, we just need a break from the daily grind! Whether you are looking to gift a partner or a busy go-getter bestie, a staycation is always a welcome Christmas gift. Book a night or two at Amara’s Sanctuary Resort Sentosa for a villa staycation with ‘Bali’ feels (be sure to forward them our Guide to Sentosa too!) or a tropical staycation at Capella Singapore that boasts three pools, perfect for those who love to relax in the water.
Read more: Best Staycations in Singapore
7. Christmas Gift for Travellers: Samsonite & American Tourister Festive Bundles
This one is for adventure-seekers who are always planning their next vacation! Gift that special someone American Tourister’s lightest expandable suitcase collection, specially designed to make travel experiences effortless. These suitcases only weigh an astounding 2.3kg and are incredibly durable, thanks to their resistant polypropylene material. We love their sleek, minimalist design, generous expandability (perfect for avid shoppers!) and super smooth-rolling wheels. You can pick up the Aerostep Bundle Set for just $269. Plus, don’t miss Samsonite’s sustainable and stylish travel essentials. Purchase the Urban Packer Sling and Packing Cubes that will help you save precious luggage space ($100) or timeless totes ($200) that are lightweight and spacious enough to hold all of the daily essentials. It’s ultra-compact and comes with a convenient external card compartment so you can easily access payment and travel cards. Feel like carrying it cross body? Simply attach the cross straps to transform your tote.
8. Thoughtful Christmas Gift: Jewellery
Jewellery is always a great Christmas gift, especially for those who love the bling-bling! For something really fancy, check out the infamous SK Jewellery, where you’ll find rings, gold bangles, pendants and more. Shop online at Monica Vinader if you’re looking for simple but elegant pieces like a fine-beaded chain bracelet or a snake chain necklace. And if you’re on a tight budget, pop by Lovisa for jewellery under $50! Why not get something personalised or engraved for extra points?
9. Family Photography: Christmas Gift of Memories
When it comes to gorgeous family photos, mamas are rarely in front of the camera – we’re often the ones taking all the nice photos! So why not give the gift of a photography session with some of Singapore’s top photography studios? In addition to some seriously gorgeous family photos, mama can treat herself to a great new headshot for their LinkedIn profile or resume if they’re heading back to work.
10. Cute Ceramics & Tableware
Oh, aren’t we all just obsessed with beautiful tablescapes these days? We’ve spotted some beautiful (and budget-friendly!) gift-worthy tablecloths and napkins from Dilip Textiles, and if you’re really looking to treat someone, shop for beautiful vases and other homeware at Bowerbird Ceramics, which features hand-painted pieces that would make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves functional home decor.
11. Christmas Gift for Health Conscious: Juicer
This one’s for all the healthy ladies out there who love sipping on a cup of freshly squeezed juice! The Kuvings Ravenous Romeo Slow Juicer (pictured above, $599) not only extracts the juice but all of the yummy nutrients with it. Though it’s pricey as a Christmas gift, it’s certainly worth it for someone who plans to drink juice daily. For a more budget-friendly Christmas present, check out Tefal’s Juice Extractor ($70.50) or Breville’s Juicer ($298), though these more affordable counterparts won’t be able to extract the much-needed nutrients. A word of warning — this Christmas gift idea is only for someone who you know wants this practical present and is hesitant to buy it themself (perhaps due to the price tag).
12. Polaroid Camera: Retro Christmas Gift
For the mama who loves making memories (but isn’t always the best at showing off those memories by printing them), this ultra-cute Polaroid camera ($254.28) comes with five len filters to capture every mood and can even connect to an app on your phone so you can adjust aperture, exposure and more. It even has a self-timer so you can set this polaroid on a tripod and join in the photo too! We would love receiving this Christmas present ourselves so here’s hoping it’s well received!
13. Celebratory Gift: 1664 Prestige Gift Box
There’s nothing like kicking back on the couch after a long day with the kids and popping open a bottle of something cold and refreshing. 1664 Prestige is an elegant wheat beer with a champagne twist, that’s brilliantly bubbly, audaciously French and fab for any festive celebratory moment. Brewed with champagne yeast from France, 1664 Prestige boasts a medium-dry and fresh palate featuring delicate bubbles reminiscent of champagne. Its notes of citrus, white peach, and a hint of spice create a playful yet elegant flavour profile—a cheeky take on champagne and a refined twist on traditional beer. It is presented in a sleek silhouette with a popping cork, reminiscent of the classic champagne bottle. The 1664 Prestige Gift Box is foiled with gold and brings sparkling joy to every celebration. This is a limited release holiday special from $49.90, so be sure to order yours before the Christmas holiday season is over!
14. World’s Softest PJs: Practical Christmas Present
Looking to treat a lady in your life? These Gisele TENCEL pyjamas from eberjey are known as the world’s softest pjs! They’re not too warm for our humid heat and are machine washable, which is perfect for busy mamas. Their luxuriously soft fabric will help your mama friend drift off peacefully into sleep after a long day. And if there’s one thing we want more than any Christmas gift it’s a good night’s sleep!
15. VEJA Sneakers: Stylish Xmas Gift
Mamas on the go will love a pair of kicks that offer loads of support and look effortlessly cute. Pick up a pretty pair of new sneakers (from $240) from VEJA, our favourite brand for casual sneakers that are comfy and look good. Some of its shoe options are made with biodegradable or sustainable materials, and there’s also a range of vegan shoes – perfect for mums who are into green living!
16. Facials or Massages: Pampering Christmas Gift
Is there really a better Christmas gift than rest and relaxation for mamas – especially after all that prep work so the fam can have a fab holiday season? Book them a soothing onsen spa session or a kid-free spa day so they can unwind. Alternatively, book a mobile beauty service for at-home massages, manicures and hairstyling services!
17. Stylish Fashion & Accessories: Gifts for Fashionistas
Isn’t there something so special about shopping local? There’s definitely been a surge of cool sustainable local fashion brands to check out so you’ll be spoilt for choice on Christmas gifts to get for your gal pals, mama friends or sisters! We love Rawbought for their sleepwear, OliveAnkara for their gorgeous bold African prints, BabeCave Batik plus multi-label stores specialising in sustainable local and regional brands such as ZERRIN (Marina One) where you’ll find interesting clothes and accessories like the Frankitas Maren Ikat Clutch Bag (pictured) or head to Design Orchard (Orchard Road) for other local brands! Looking for swimwear? Check out August Society for beautiful prints, kaftans, sarongs and more! For chic, modern everyday looks, head to Love & Bravery, where you’ll find pretty maxi dresses that always make a fab Christmas gift.