16 gifts for the stylish fashionistas in our circle of loved ones

Gift-shopping becomes more challenging when you realise that you’re shopping for a fashionista who pretty much already has all of the latest collections in their closet.

To help you get out of this pickle, we have rounded up 16 gifts for you to get for your fashionista loved ones so that they will be beaming with joy.

Gifts for her

1. Swarovski Octea Lux Watch

The Swarovski Octea Lux Watch features a fully-functional moonphase dial, with crystals decorating it. The blue mother-of-pearl dial exudes luxe and elegance, and complements the dark indigo crystal bezel and blue leather strap with an embossed crocodile structure perfectly.

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This watch is classy and immediately elevates any outfit a woman wears. The beautiful timepiece is simple enough to be worn everyday, but still sophisticated enough to wear for events.

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The Swarovski Octea Lux Watch retails for S$629 and can be purchased here.

2. Gentle Monster shades

With Singapore’s hot weather all-year-round, you can never go wrong with investing in a good pair of shades to shield you from the glaring sun. Gentle Monster offers sunglasses that are not just functional, but also fashionable.

And even if your friend already has a collection shades, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to add to her collection with something from Gentle Monster. It will also come in handy if she’s looking to take advantage of the Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) to travel to another country soon.

Gentle Monster has just released its 2022 Pre-Collection and you can consider getting the Lilit-01 shades.

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Credit: Gentle Monster

It features a square acetate Flatba frame, with soft rounded curves all around. The temple areas have unique metal details and the Zeiss lenses offer 99.9% UV protection. This pair of sunglasses comes in two shade colours, brown and black.

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Credit: Gentle Monster

This will definitely make a great fashion piece, and even when it’s not in use, it can be placed in a sleek Gentle Monster pouch that is provided.

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The Gentle Monster Lilit-01 shades can be purchased from The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for S$366. You can check out the other pair by Gentle Monster from Farfetch as well. 

3. Casetify phone cases

Our smartphone is one of the things that define us, and one way we let our personality show on our phone is through the type and design of phone case that we use.

If your friend has recently bought a new phone, or has been using the same case for a while now, consider getting them one from Casetify.

This brand is known for its protective bumpers that are not just practical, but also aesthetically pleasing. They have tons of design available, so you can take the time to look through them to find a design that best suits your loved one’s personality.

If they’re big on fashion and sustainability, you would be happy to know that Casetify has recently teamed up with Japanese supermodel Hikari Mori to launch a new collection themed “Beauty of Nature”. This collection features cases that are earth-friendly and ultra compostable.

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Credit: Casetify

Looking for something a little more personalised? You can choose to customise a phone case for your loved one instead, and upload your own artwork or photo to be printed on the case. This will show the amount of thought you’ve put into the gift, and since it’s one-of-a-kind, it will be right up your fashionista friend’s alley.

Shop the Hikari Collection here and the rest of the collections here.

4. MARC by Marc Jacobs Plush Snapshot

Most of us carry bags when we head out because there are just too many items we need to bring along. However, the thing that distinguishes between us and our fashionable loved ones, is the type of bags that they will carry.

Our fashionistas are usually more adventurous and willing to try new products out. In fact, they are our trendsetters.

The Plush Snapshot from MARC by Marc Jacobs will be perfect for them as it is a good-sized crossbody bag that is super fluffy to the touch, with the iconic MARC by Marc Jacobs logo embellished with crystals on the front. This is different from the usual leather bags that we are used to.

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Credit: MARC by Marc Jacobs

This bag comes in three colours – black, fluffy rose, and chick yellow, and you can hold it in two ways, making it very versatile. You can carry it over the shoulder or in your hands thanks to the metal chain strap, or crossbody thanks to the longer strap.

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Credit: MARC by Marc Jacobs

While the metal chain strap cannot be removed, the longer strap can be detached and replaced with another strap that your fashionista loved one may prefer. They can shop for alternative straps online.

The MARC by Marc Jacobs Plush Snapshot bag is available for S$663 on Farfetch

5. The Grey Space Luna Modular Interchangeable Saddle Bag

How nice would it be if you could easily change the colour of your bag to suit all of your outfits?

Well, now you can with The Grey Space’s Luna Modular Interchangeable Saddle Bag!

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This bag is available in a slew of parts where you can attach a different flap cover and a different strap to the saffiano-like synthetic leather bag base, allowing you to customise the perfect bag to match any coloured outfits.

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The bag base comes in three colours, black, vintage rose, and navy. Once you’ve got the base covered, you can choose from a variety of flaps with two different textures.

The flaps come in black, mud, navy, and vintage rose in both smooth and velvet textures. There are also three types of straps you can choose from – chain, thin faux leather, or wide strap.

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You may not know where to start for the customisation, especially since it’s a gift. Thankfully, The Grey Space has made it easy by selling these bags in a bundle for S$99.80, but since it is gifting season, from now until 31 December, The Grey Space is having an exclusive promotion of 10% off for this bundle. So the bundle is actually only S$89.82!

You first have to choose the bag base colour. Then, you will be able to select two coloured flaps and two straps you would like to be included in this gift set. If you would like to purchase more flaps or straps, they will be available for order on the website.

Place an order for the Luna Modular Interchangeable Saddle Bag now and surprise your fashionista loved one!

6. Vivre Activewear

If your fashionista loved one also loves working out, you can consider getting them fashionable activewear so that they can look good no matter what they’re doing.

Vivre Activewear offers both plain and cute designs for their activewear, and they even include some exercising puns that we are sure your recipient would appreciate.

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Credit: Vivre Activewear

The Untamed Long Line Sports Bra has two colours for you to choose from, summer slate, which is a limited edition A-kynd x Vivre print, and shell pink.

Summer slate features shapes on a grey sports bra, and since the shapes are in different colours, it automatically makes the sports bra a lot more lively.

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They even have a matching tote bag called the Kyn Tote that you can purchase so that your loved one can carry all her essentials when she heads out to the gym for a workout session.

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Click here to check out all the new arrivals at Vivre Activewear.

7. Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

Many of us are familiar with Adidas’ Stan Smith Shoes with their iconic green, blue, or red Adidas trefoil logo on the back of the trainers. However, Adidas has just released a new pair in a slightly more feminine and cute design.

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Let your friends wear their hearts on their sneakers – and not just on their sleeves – with this cloud white and clear pink pair of Stan Smiths. The back of the white trainers is a sweet light pink, and on the side of the shoes, there are three overlapping hearts in different colours.

This pair of sneakers is very versatile and it can be worn with yoga tights, denim, or even dresses.

Get your fashionista giftee a pair now for S$140 at Adidas and watch them wear this everywhere!

8. Lazy Oaf x Dr. Martens

The long-awaited fourth collection by Lazy Oaf and Dr. Martens has just dropped and it features three pairs of black Pisa leather Dr. Martens classics with Lazy Oaf’s signature screen-printed illustrations on them.

The Bethan Lazy Oaf Leather Mary Janes has a slightly higher Bex sole and is perfect for those who love low-cut shoes. The shoes are detailed with a detachable Dory bo, double heel loop, dual-branded sock liners, black eyelets, black heart-shaped buckles, and the iconic Dr. Martens yellow welt stitching.

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Credit: Dr. Martens

The Sinclair Lazy Oaf Leather Platform Boots also has a slightly higher Bex sole. There is a removable white Pisa jungle zip and black metal zip pulls running down the tongue of the boots.

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If you prefer to wear the boots laced up, you can also do so with the given happy sad illustration shoelaces and attach the detachable bow at the top. The boots are also finished with a double heel loop, dual-branded sock liners, black eyelets, and yellow welt stitching.

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The last of the collection is the 1461 Bex Lazy Oaf Leather Oxfords that is set on a slightly higher Bex sole. The front portion of the shoes has a happy and sad face illustration, and the oxfords are finished off with a dual-branded sock liner, black eyelets, and yellow welt stitching. It comes with two sets of shoelaces, so they can be used interchangeably.

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Credit: @lazyoaf/Instagram

Purchase them from the Dr. Martens official website for your fashionista giftee now before stocks run out! You can also get the 1461 Bex Lazy Oaf Leather Oxfords from Urban Outfitters.

Gifts for him

9. BLVCK x Casetify

For many, black is an aesthetic, and with the new collaboration between BLVCK and Casetify, you can now include even more fashionable lifestyle products in black to your fashionista loved one’s collection.

For this collection, there are a few products you can consider for him. For example, you can purchase a black case with monochrome designs on it. Some of the designs include a skull, a snake, and a rose. These cases are all compatible with MagSafe, making it a good gift if your giftee uses a MagSafe card holder on the back of his phone.

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If you would prefer getting something else, the collection also offers a BLVCK skull water bottle in two sizes – 550ml and 770ml – so that your giftee can look stylish even when he’s just taking a sip of water.

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The collection also features an AirPods case that comes with a Casetify keyring so that your loved one can easily attach it to their belt loop. This gives them a case to hold their AirPods and also a cool-looking accessory to add to their jeans.

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Click here to shop the BLVCK x Casetify collection.

10. Clocks & Colours rings

Clock & Colours offers intricate gentleman rings that make for good statement pieces. Some of them are designed to have a large emblem on them, while others have a gemstone on them.

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Credit: Clocks & Colours

These pieces are known to be very eye-catching, which is something that our fashionista giftee would appreciate.

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Each ring means something different, so it would make for a good conversation-starter when your fashionable loved one wears the rings out. You can also choose the design based on the meaning that you like the best.

Check out the entire collection here.

11. Porter International Union Backpack

Who said that you couldn’t look good even when you head to the office?

Instead of carrying a normal shoulder work bag, consider getting your giftee a Porter International Union Backpack. Porter International is known for its great quality bags that look classy enough to be used as work bags.

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Furthermore, carrying a backpack will distribute the weight of the items inside the bag equally across both shoulders as compared to carrying a shoulder bag, making it more comfortable for the fashionista.

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The Union Backpack can also be carried by hand using the short handles at the top of the bag, making it very versatile for your recipient.

Click here to order the Union Backpack for S$389 or click here to view the full collection of bags.

12. Fossil Townsman Automatic Dark Brown Leather Watch

We all love a good watch that not only tells the time, but is also able to make us look good. Consider getting your fashionista giftee the Fossil Townsman Automatic Dark Brown Leather Watch.

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This watch is unlike any other as it features a unique face where you get to see the gears of the watch move as time passes by.

It is also in a very flattering shade of brown, making it suitable for both casual and formal occasions.

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The Fossil Townsman Automatic Dark Brown Leather Watch will keep on ticking for up to 35 hours if the mechanism is fully wound. If your recipient notices that the hands have stopped moving, all they have to do is manually wind the watch to build the power reserve quickly, adjust the time, and they can wear it again.

This is available for S$249 on the Fossil website. Click here to view other watches that may be suitable for your recipient.

13. Nike Air Huarache LE

If your fashionista loved one is a huge sneaker head, you can consider getting the Nike Air Huarache LE which was recently just released. This pair of sneakers is a crowd-favourite because of the comfort it provides and the attention it attracts.

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Credit: Nike

The Nike Air Huarache LE comes in two colourways, praline, vine, black and umber, as well as toadstool, chestnut brown, and black.

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Credit: Nike

Despite being such a fashion statement, the shoes are made with leather on the upper and is mixed with neoprene-like fabric, making it super-breathable.

This pair of kicks can be purchased from the Nike website for S$199.

14. Zara Wool Blend Jacket with Pockets

For those who are going to visit a chilly country soon via the VTL, you can get them the Zara Wool Blend Jacket with Pockets. This jacket is part of the Zara Join Life Collection which was recently just launched.

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It features a collared jacket in a wool blend fabric with snap-button fastening. This helps to ensure that your recipient stays warm even when the weather is cold, and the use of a snap-button fastening is more chic than the use of a zip.

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There is also an adjustable drawstring at the hem of the jacket which allows you to adjust the jacket for a more fitted look. When your recipient is cold, he can also place his hands in the pockets.

If you would like to purchase this jacket as a gift, visit Zara.

15. Red Wing Shoes MIL-1 Congress Boots Style No. 9077

If you’re looking to get your favourite fashionista a pair of good-looking and durable shoes, consider getting them a pair from Red Wing Shoes. They specialise in boots and you can choose the ones with a steel toe cap or the ones without.

For a fashion piece, opt for the MIL-1 Congress Boots Style No. 9077 in black cherry ‘featherstone’ leather.

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This pair of Chelsea boots has a timeless shape and design, and they can be dressed down for a casual look with jeans or dressed up for a slightly more semi-formal look with a suit.

This pair of versatile boots will definitely be something your fashionista giftee would love!

Click here for more information about the MIL-1 Congress Boots Style No. 9077.

16. The Bag Creature

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Know someone who loves going on a trek and does plenty of outdoorsy activities in style?

Be sure to drop by The Bag Creature, a retailer in Joo Chiat that stocks bags, accessories, and apparel by independent labels that adventurous souls will love.

What’s more, it’s also the exclusive distributor for brands like Chrome Industries and Topo Designs.

Shop online or enquire more via WhatsApp.