Christmas gift ideas with DBS/POSB Cards’ promos


The season of giving is upon us, and along with the festivities comes the conundrum of not knowing what to buy for your loved ones and Secret Santees. Extravagant presents may be a tad overboard for fresh friendships, while something thoughtless and tacky may seem like a slap in the face when gifted to someone near and dear to you.

In drawing the perfect balance on the relationship-appropriateness scale, we’ve broken this list of Christmas gift ideas into different categories according to closeness levels. DBS/POSB Cardmembers also get to enjoy exclusive promos from these brands and retailers, so you can save more and get a bonus present just for yourself.


– Acquaintances & colleagues –


1. 12% off Sift & Pick accessories & homeware from overseas brands


Sift & Pick - Christmas Gift Ideas
L-R: Pyonta earrings, To Be Calm scents

Sift & Pick is known for being Singapore’s one-stop shop for international designer bags, but they also carry unique accessories and homeware that fall right in the price bracket for casual yet thoughtful gifts. Get handmade earrings from Japanese brand Pyonta for jewellery lovers, or Australian brand To Be Calm’s selection of high quality, natural fragrance products.

Accessories aside, you’ll also find lots of homeware from brands across the world, including cafe-worthy crockery to add a touch of pizzazz to every meal. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get to enjoy 12% off with the promo code DBS12OFF150 for purchases $150 and above, which you can easily hit by combining multiple gifts or throwing in a bag or two for yourself.

Valid from now till 31st March 2021.
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2. Up to $10 off Taobao – quirky yet practical novelty merch


Taobao - Christmas Gift Ideas
Image credit (L-R): Bubble tea AirPods case, Shiba inu cup holder

Taobao is practically synonymous with cute and quirky merch at competitive prices, but they trump common gifts like plushies because there’s actually a utility factor. Everyday objects like tumblers, AirPods cases and reusable cup holders would be much-appreciated as gifts, but getting them in adorable bubble tea, shiba inu or avocado-themed designs makes it even better.

Considering the endless range of items across categories from stationery and beauty items to homeware and electronics, you’ll be able to check gifts off your shopping list for many different people at one go. DBS/POSB Cardmembers also get to score up to $10 off purchases $100 and above.

Valid from now till 28th December 2020.
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3. Up to $30 off Lazada – festive gift sets for beauty items & toiletries


Cath Kidston Christmas Gift Set Lazada
Image credit: Bibelot

The festive period is also associated with winding down after a hectic year, and treating oneself to a rejuvenating pamper sesh. Containing a mix of lotions and bath essentials complete with pretty packaging, festive gift sets are an affordable yet thoughtful present that’ll delight your female acquaintances and coworkers. 

Take your pick across popular brands like L’Occitane, Yves Rocher and Cath Kidston, all conveniently available on Lazada. This means you can order gifts for different folks at the same time, same place without resorting to duplicates. New shoppers can also get $8 off when they pay with a DBS/POSB Card, with a minimum purchase of $20.

Bonus: For big ticket purchases, pay using DBS Instalment Payment Plans for $30 off a minimum spend of $800. 

Valid from now till 31st December 2020.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for Lazada.


4. $5 voucher for K-beauty shops like ETUDE, Laneige & innisfree


ETUDE House Singapore - Christmas Gift Ideas

If you have a K-beauty buff in your life, nothing will delight them more than some cosmetics or skincare from brands that their fave celebs probably swear by. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get to score a sweet and simple deal: spend $50 and above at ETUDE, Laneige, innisfree, Hera or Sulwhasoo and get a $5 return voucher for future shopping trips.

Take note that this promo is only applicable for purchases made from retail stores. A good opportunity for you to browse the offerings in real life before bestowing the beauty buys to your Hallyu-stricken buddy or colleague.

Valid from now till 28th February 2021.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for Innisfree.


– Regular friends –


5. Up to $10 off IUIGA – aesthetic home essentials & storage displays


IUIGA Accessories Rack
Image credit: IUIGA

Homegrown brand IUIGA is a haven for purveyors of home aesthetics, stocking decor and storage tools which double as eye-catching display pieces. Whether it’s for stashing Work From Home stationery or keeping jewellery while retaining easy access, these storage sets are simple yet practical gifts that will add a touch of class to your friends’ homes.

New shoppers can get $10 off (promo code: DBS10), while existing shoppers get $8 off (promo code: DBS8). If you’re an existing shopper with a DBS Woman’s Card, you can also get $9 off (promo code: DBS9). All these offers are applicable for purchases of $100 and above, and come with free next-day delivery.

Valid from now till 31st December 2020.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for IUIGA.


6. $20 off The Body Shop – makeup, body care & festive gift sets


The Body Shop Singapore - Christmas Gift Ideas
Image credit: @thebodyshopsg

The Body Shop is known for having a wide range of flavoured bath essentials, luscious body butters and delightful Christmas gifts, so it’s understandable if you get spoilt for choice when gift-shopping. To take the guesswork out of putting together the perfect beauty and pampering kit, go for one of their exquisitely-packed Christmas gift sets.

They also have beautiful advent calendars where your friend can pop open a new surprise every day in December leading up to Christmas. So instead of racking your brains for the perfect gift, get them 25 little ones. For purchases of $150 and above, DBS/POSB Cardmembers can get $20 off at checkout.

Bonus: In the spirit of giving back, take part in The Body Shop’s Daughters of Tomorrow initiative. From now till 31st December 2020, $0.10 per transaction both on- and offline will be donated to support women beneficiaries on their back-to-work journeys and build financially independent and resilient families.

Valid from now till 31st December 2020.
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7. Free Far East Malls eVouchers worth $20 for 15+ shopping centres


Orchard Central Singapore
Image credit: Far East Malls

In a deal which sounds too good to be true but is very real, Far East Malls is giving a $10 e-voucher to anyone who signs up as a new shopFarEast member with the promo code “‘DBS’ + the first six digits of your card number”, e.g. DBS123456. This means you’ll be able to shop from over 15 participating malls, including Orchard Central, Clarke Quay Central, West Coast Plaza and Sentosa’s Mess Hall.

Pick up gifts from all natures of stores throughout shopping centres across Singapore, making your gift-hunting trips a breeze. With a minimum spend of $80 at participating Far East Malls shopping centres, new users who signed up using the DBS promo code above will also get an additional $10 e-voucher.

Valid from now till 31st January 2021.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for Far East Malls.


8. Up to 25% off FarEastFlora.com – festive hampers & bouquets


Far East Flora Christmas Bouquet
Image credit: @fareastfloracomsg

Flowers are an age-old classic for a reason; nature’s bounty is too beautiful not to put an instant smile on the recipient’s face, whether it’s your lover, bosom buddy or beloved family member. FarEastFlora.com has discounts of up to 25% off on selected Christmas gifts including bouquets and hampers stuffed to the brim with goodies. 

Come Chinese New Year period in 2021, you’ll also be able to snag up to $125 off selected Chinese New Year gifts. For both of these promos, make sure to order directly via the dedicated FarEastFlora.com x DBS webpages. It’ll also make your browsing much easier, with all participating items displayed at a glance.

Christmas promo valid from now till 25th December 2020, CNY promo valid 2nd January to 12th February 2021.
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– Close friends & significant others –


9. Up to 40% off Philips – selected appliances like air fryers & shavers


Philips Air Fryer Singapore

Nothing says “practical gifting” like an electrical appliance that you know they’ll use and appreciate almost every single day, all while thinking fondly of you each time. Nab up to 40% off Philips goods including hair curlers for your bestie, electric shavers for your beau and blenders for your fitspo buddy.

They’ve also got discounted air fryers if you know of a friend who wants to cook up their own kale chips, crispy salmon or even some air fryer desserts where you’ll get to be the taste tester. Browse through the DBS x Philips eShop for a complete catalogue of participating products, including electric toothbrushes, steam irons and coffee machines.

Valid from now till 31st December 2020.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for Philips.


10. Up to $500 off The Hour Glass & Watches of Switzerland


The Hour Glass & Watches of Switzerland
Image credit: The Hour Glass & Watches of Switzerland

Gifting for men is notoriously difficult, but there’s a reason why watches have remained a timeless go-to. Purchase through DBS Instalment Payment Plans (12- or 24-months repayment period) to enjoy $500 off selected timepieces from The Hour Glass (min. spend $8,000) and $300 off any timepiece from Watches of Switzerland (min. spend $3,000).

Entering the festive season and ushering in a new year with your partner is something worth commemorating, and gifting him a watch means you’ll always be a part of his everyday ensemble wherever he goes. Take your pick from luxury brands including Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, NOMOS Glashütte, and SINN.

The Hour Glass promo valid from now till 31st December 2020, Watches of Switzerland valid from now till 31st January 2021.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for The Hour Glass & Watches of Switzerland.


10. Up to 60% off Club Monaco – high-quality apparel for men & women


Club Monaco- Christmas Gift Ideas
Image credit: @clubmonaco

If you’re gifting clothes to a loved one, you’ll want to ensure they’re of top-notch standard and not the fast fashion kind of quality which falls apart after a few washes. Club Monaco has racks on racks of on-trend pieces, as well as clothing staples that are a mainstay in every wardrobe. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get to enjoy up to 60% off sale items, plus an additional 10% off.

For all regular-priced items, there’ll also be a 10% discount with a minimum spend of $450. Sift through their outlets at Ngee Ann City and Marina Bay Sands to find chic men and women’s wear that’ll take your gift recipient from business meeting to cocktail party.

Valid from now till 31st December 2020.
Find out more about Christmas gift ideas promos for Club Monaco.


Save more on Christmas gifts with DBS/POSB Cardmember deals


As you fill your online shopping carts and whizz through malls, ticking name after name off your gift list, relish in the bountiful savings made possible by your DBS/POSB Card. Enjoying hefty discounts and added benefits like free delivery comes in handy throughout the season of giving, where your expenditure is expected to rise quite a bit. 

Don’t neglect your own needs this festive period, because the same DBS/POSB Card can also get you 1-for-1 dining deals, discounted activities, and staycation promos for the year-end getaway you truly deserve.

Find out more about DBS/POSB Cardmember promos here


This post was brought to you by DBS.
Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): TheSmartLocal, @thebodyshopsg, IUIGA