Christmas will soon be upon us, marking the imminent turn of yet another year. This year has been an interesting one, markedly different from the one before, but one thing remains constant each year - Christmas is the season of giving.
With less than two weeks to Christmas, there's not much time left to get a gift but fret not, we're here to give you a hand. For the ladies, maybe your partner has been nice or you want to show appreciation to your brother or father. For the men, perhaps your best man is due some thanks or you simply want to treat yourself (especially if you're single). Regardless, we present to you 10 gifts for any budget.
Know someone who likes to keep things simple, especially if all he takes to work is his laptop, notebook and a pen? This delightfully slim briefcase is perfect for him. Its compact form is light and carrying the basic essentials is a breeze, with interior pockets for anything else. The rich chocolate brown colour suits the guy who wants a versatile briefcase for both formal and (smart) casual occasions. However, it gets even better. This unisex briefcase is also great for the ladies, so you can nick it from your other half as and when you want.
The Bow is one of our favourite items simply because it is such a timeless and elegant design. Sitting discreetly on your wrists/cuffs, its understated and unassuming look might be betrayed by its highly polished surface; don't be surprised if you find someone peering into it. Engraving options (+$15) are available, which brings an even more personal touch to your gift. If you're giving it to your brother, maybe skip the name and stick to your surname so you can borrow it from time to time without feeling bad.
A classic colourway from Danish brand Mismo, this simple cardholder would make a great gift for the brother who recently graduated or the messy boyfriend who needs a little help organizing his wallet. With 4 card slots and a centre bill/miscellaneous compartment, it's nifty and sleek. Made from nylon and full grain leather trims, it's also perfect for the guy who doesn't want something too formal.
A short getaway to the Maldives with the other half? This capacious weekender from Lotuff would be able to fit all your beach-ready outfits, underwear, toiletries and most importantly, a big bottle of sunblock. Made from luxurious full grain leather, it whispers sophistication and might induce some chatter from the reception staff as you stroll into the lobby. You have to look the part of course.
To round up that beach resort look in Maldives, this navy woven suede belt from Anderson's pairs nicely with a pair of white linen shorts and a floral open collar shirt. However, it doesn't have to be worn at the beach only. Any guy would appreciate a suede woven belt because it adds a touch of class to any casual outfit.
Thinking of getting your boss a Christmas gift? This red tie is all about the power moves as he navigates the boardroom or meetings. The simple floral design is a change from the usual pindots or striped ties while the hand-sewn nature means it will stand the wear and tear of numerous late nights and boardroom battles. Get ready to become his favourite employee.
PB 0110 is all about natural and raw materials that allow the individual to "personalise" the product through extended use. The CM 16 in a natural leather is the best canvas for such a personalisation. This card wallet can hold several cards, notes as well as some coins, which makes it a great substitute for the guy who has way too much in his wallet. The slim form also eliminates side/back pocket bulges, a common eyesore seen on every other man on the street. Once he gets past the fact that there's no real need to take care of the card wallet, it will soon patina into a dark brown unlike any other. Man envy on the way.
Le Feuillet was founded with the vision of creating products essential for the modern man. Made in France, this portfolio encapsulates that vision - big enough for a tablet, notebook, pens, namecards, and even your handphone; and comes with a lateral carry strap that enables ease of carry when on the move. Perfect for the urbanite who constantly bounces between places for work and meetings, it also helps that the smooth calf leather is luxurious to the touch.
Made from solid sterling silver, this pair of cufflinks from Tom Pigeon is as minimal as it gets. Drawing inspiration from Brutalist architecture, the matt finish provides a raw but understated look. Ideal for the guy with a sartorial but edgy flair, it works even better if he's an architect.
The proverbial work horse, the Fat Carter is a favourite amongst the hard hitters of the corporate world and occasional business traveller. Dual compartments aid organization as one compartment has a laptop slot and additional space for files/documents. The second compartment has multiple slots and pockets for cards, pens, a handphone and other miscellany and space to fit a change of clothes and a dopp kit. This is why it works well for business travellers who need to get from airport to office and still look fresh.
Of course, these are all excellent gifts but what do you do if you need one urgently? That's why you can count on our free same day delivery for orders made before 12pm while orders thereafter will be dispatched the next day. Sounds great? Well, it gets even better. Until 31st December 2017, all orders with more than $400/$600 net spend will receive a mystery gift worth $75/$155 respectively. No codes necessary - just wait to be surprised when you receive your parcel.
So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!