Christmas is coming and if you haven’t started shopping for gifts yet – you’d better start doing so before the mad rush comes in.
For the most important men in your life – your partner, your dad, brother, or best friend – here are a list of gift ideas that’ll help you find a Christmas gift that will delight them.
If he’s into fitness
Exercise Bike EB520
This requires no power outlet – it’s self-powered by the user’s movement!
Easy to mount and with a comfortable saddle, this is going to motivate its recipient to keep up with his workout schedule.
The exercise bike comes with six functions and seven built-in programmes to guide its user. It also has 15 resistance levels to help him progress.
Exercise Bike EB520 retails for S$539.90 and is available at Decathlon.
PUMA x Pokemon footwear, apparel, and accessories
The best way to encourage someone to work out is to get him fitted in cool-looking gear.
PUMA has partnered with The Pokemon Company International to launch a collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories featuring graphics inspired by fan-favourite Pokemon such as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
We have our eyes on the Rs-x Pikachu trainers (S$179) and T7 Track Jacket (S$149), and there are also other shoe designs, tees, and even a messenger bag for you to consider.
The collection is now available on PUMA’s website, PUMA stores, and authorised retailers.
Reinforced Flat/Inclined Weights Bench
To help him achieve his goal of more defined pecs and abs, this bench that has an openwork back rest will do.
It comes with seven incline angles for better versatility and has built-in caster wheels so he can easily move it around.
This will definitely make a thoughtful gift for anyone who’s already doing weight training at home.
Reinforced Flat/Inclined Weights Bench retails for a promotional price of S$149.90 (U.P S$174.90), and is available at Decathlon.
If he loves a good beverage
Nespresso x Pierre Herme festive collection
Nespresso partners world-renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme to launch a capsule collection, kicking off the festive season. The collection includes three festive flavours inspired by French patisseries: Infiniment Double Espresso that’s fruity, Infiniment Gourmand that’s hazelnut-flavoured, and Infiniment Fruite that’s raspberry-flavoured.
You can get your favourite flavour by the sleeve (10 capsules) but we recommend the beautifully packaged Festive 30 Capsules Assortment. This comes with all three limited edition flavours so you can have a taste of all of them.
Nespresso Festive 30 Capsules Assortment retails for S$39.50 and is available in-store and online.
If enjoying a pub-perfect pour of Guinness in the comfort of his home sounds like something your favourite man will enjoy, then he’d love the Guinness NITROSURGE, an innovation that delivers the iconic two-part pour of a smooth and creamy Guinness Draught.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, the rechargeable Guinness NITROSURGE device
uses ultrasonic technology to create perfectly formed nitrogen bubbles and the iconic Guinness
surge. The ergonomics, strength and frequency of pulsing and flow patterns are carefully tuned
to work exclusively with the specially designed Guinness NITROSURGE cans, ensuring beautiful,
great-tasting Guinness at every pour.
The Guinness NITROSURGE Starter Pack, which consists of the Guinness NITROSURGE device and two Guinness NITROSURGE cans, retails for S$48.20, exclusively at Shopee Mall.
Thirsty’s Beery Christmas Gift Box
If he is a huge beer-lover, this is going to make the ultimate gift for him. This gift box by craft beer lifestyle brand and online beer retailer Thirsty includes a selection of eight mystery craft beers with different styles so he can go on an adventure with his palate.
The gift box also includes an exclusive Christmas-themed tasting glass and a gift message card so you can personalise it.
Thirsty’s Beery Christmas Gift Box retails for S$69 and is available at the Thirsty website.
T2 ‘Sip the Future Hello’ Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with the ‘Sip the Future Hello’ advent calendar from Aussie-born tea specialists, T2.
Available in two limited editions: teabags or loose-leaf blends, the advent calendar is a great way to let tea-lovers discover new flavours
connoisseur, letting them to sip their way to the big day and discover a world of innovative, delicious flavours.
Offering 24 different flavours, each item is even wrapped and packaged with an inspiring and uplifting quote.
The ‘Sip the Future Hello’ Teabag Edition Advent Calendar and Loose Leaf Edition Advent Calendar retails for S$50 each and is available at the T2 website or from T2 stores located in Suntec City and 313@somerset.
If he’s a style-maker
Homegrown label Sunday Shades is all about offering the perfect fit for Asian face frames.
If your favourite man leads an active lifestyle, he’ll appreciate that these sunglasses are lightweight and made to stay intact even when he’s doing sports.
The perfect fit is made possible with raised nose pads, an altered base curved frame, and close gripped temples – features that you don’t usually get with brands that aren’t designed for Asians. Thanks to these features, Sunday Shades will sit snugly and not bounce of slip during exercise.
Moreover, they’re absolutely stylish, so he’s definitely going to wear them all the time.
Sunday Shades retail for S$49 to S$55 per pair on average and is available on the brand’s website.
By Invite Only
By Invite Only has launched its first gender-neutral collection – The Collective Edit – offering more options for men who love minimalist jewellery.
Our top picks include the Jaime necklace (S$89 to S$139) that features a unique duo-finishing, the Logan Huggies (S$69) that has interesting textures that are eye-catching, and the Link Bracelet (S$119 to S$129), which is a classic by the brand that has been brought back into the collection.
The pieces are available in gold, silver, and rose gold and is available both online and at all By Invite Only stores.
If he’s a techie
OPPO Pad Air
OPPO has launched Pad Air, its all-new tablet that weighs 440g and is only 6.94mm thick.
The device also comes equipped with the new ColorOS for Pad system that allows for more efficient and smoother smart connection functions to take the large-screen experience for users to another level.
If your favourite man enjoys using a tablet to stream TV shows and movies, he’ll be pleased to know that the OPPO Pad Air is equipped with four large speakers that support Dolby Atmos to deliver high-quality, layered sound with clarity and an immersive listening experience.
It also has a large 7,100 mAh battery that allows users to watch videos for up to 12 hours, attend video conferences for 15 hours, or read e-books for 16 hours.
LG TONE Free T90 Wireless earbuds
This features the world’s first Dolby Atmost Wireless Earbuds with Dolby Head Tracking across all entertainment, allowing it to calibrate sound according to head movements for a natural sound experience.
Audiophiles will love that it is powered by Meridian Audio so they can listen to every beat and rhythm with gusto.
Sound quality aside, the TONE Free T90 offers wireless freedom; you can plug the case into any compatible device with the included USB-C to AUC cable for wireless usage anywhere.
Finally, its case is the only one in the industry that comes with UVnano technology, which helps reduce 99.9% of bacteria on the earbuds’ mesh speakers.
HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro
If he enjoys mobile photography, he’s going to appreciate the latest launch by HUAWEI, the Mate 50 Pro.
This features the Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera that comes with a 10-size adjustable physical aperture, allowing users to capture great photos whether it’s night or day.
Auto-adjusting the aperture to meet the needs of any moment, this smartphone’s camera has an ultra-large F1.4 aperture and RYYB sensor, working alongside the XD Fusion Pro image engine to keep brightness and contrast pristine.
What’s more, this is the first HUAWEI smartphone to run on EMUI 13, which streamlines everyday interactions with simple one-touch controls for even more convenience.
HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro retails for S$1,548 at authorised retailers.