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8 Christmas Gift Ideas To Buy At Discounted Prices, So You Don’t Have To Go Broke Getting Presents

Christmas gift ideas at discounted prices


With malls nationwide starting to queue a flurry of Christmas jingles to greet their shoppers, you might already be racking your brain for gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you’re splurging for a loved one or looking to treat yourself after a year’s worth of hustle, snagging goods at slashed prices is another gift in and of itself. 

If you start looking online, it’s easier to add items to your wishlist now and then look out for promo codes for further discounts during Christmas. Plus, you save the hassle of braving huge in-store crowds. So, consider these thoughtful Christmas gift ideas that are already going at discounted prices, and you won’t have to break the bank getting presents this year.


1. Travel essentials, for a smooth holiday


You’ll find no shortage of travellers looking to blow their reserve of ALs to jet off for an extra-long holiday during the year’s end. If a friend you know is taking an extended sojourn, you can bless them with handy travel necessities to make their trip all the more seamless.


The battery even unfolds to become a functional phone stand.
Image adapted from: @anker_official via Instagram

Power banks are a must when you’re headed overseas; so send them the pint-sized Anker 622 Magnetic Battery ($62.95, U.P. $112.05) at 44% off. The 12.8mm gadget easily fits in pockets, and you don’t even have to fiddle with wires as it magnetically latches onto your phone while charging. 


It even allows you to connect up to 2  audio devices so a travel buddy can listen in too.
Image credit: Twelve South

If they’d rather turn to in-flight entertainment to pass the time while flying, the Twelve South AirFly Pro Bluetooth Transmitter ($77.78, U.P. $83.54) will suit them nicely. One just needs to plug it into the audio jack on planes and they’ll be able to link their own wireless headphones to the entertainment system.

For those who are constantly on business leisure trips, the Samsonite Sefton Bailhandle bag ($268.52, U.P. $288), will serve them well. It’s got tonnes of organisation features within so the giftee doesn’t have to worry about rummaging through the bag to find their stuff.


2. Health foods, if they’re constantly unwell


If you’re undecided on what to get, the gift of good health is a pretty safe choice, especially if you’re shopping for someone who might need a helping hand to feel at their best. As such, they can rely on health foods, including tonics such as collagen drinks and bird’s nest brews for a boost in vitality.


Image credit: Kinohimitsu

These include the Kinohimitsu Collagen Nite ($54.90, U.P. $109.80) which is concocted out of natural ingredients like Manuka honey and marine collagen and going for 50% off. It not only improves skin texture but also promotes a good night’s rest.


Image adapted from: @comvita_sg via Instagram

Skin woes can also be remedied with Comvita’s Collagen Peptide Manuka Honey Drink ($39.95, U.P. $79.90), currently at 50% off. These bottles contain Dragon Fruit Ovules Extract which helps to achieve visible skin improvement within a month by boosting collagen production by up to 68%.


3. Leather goods & bags, so you don’t have to guess their sizes


Shopping for clothes and shoes for someone else is oftentimes vexing. There’s no covert way of prodding for sizes without ruining the surprise, so look to small leather goods and bags instead, as they’re universal.


Image adapted from: Gnome & Bow, Rosa K Fashion

The Gnome & Bow Musketeer Wallet ($99, U.P. $198) should serve its recipient well for years to come as it’s crafted with genuine leather from the US. For a cute everyday bag, get them the Rosa.K Cabas Monogram Tote ($325.72, U.P. $383.21), currently at 15% off. This crossbody number from the trendy Korean brand will fit their day-to-day essentials nicely, with room to boot.


Image credit: Seiko Watches

Speaking about fashionable gifts, if you know your man is into watches then you could even go for the SEIKO 5 Watch ($287.71, U.P. $399.60). This sports-style watch is known for its reliability and durability.


4. WFH gadgets, if they’re always lagging during team meetings


Remote meetings can prove to be frustrating when you’ve got to constantly get a particular teammate to repeat themselves because of their poor audio equipment. A tacit solution can be to send over the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II ($286.11, U.P. $350.93) which will reduce the issue of sound problems – and you can enjoy 18% off right now.


Image credit: Logitech

Meanwhile, the Logitech MX Anywhere 3S compact wireless mouse ($110.19, U.P. $128.70) is a perfect companion for working in a cafe away from home or office. It works smoothly on any surface, so there’s no need to bring along a mousepad.


5. Wines & spirits, for year-end parties


You’ll probably find yourself heading to either a Christmas or New Year’s party soon enough; turn up to gatherings with an offering of booze, and suddenly you’re everyone’s best mate. 


Image credit: @glenfiddichsea via Instagram

Go bottoms up with your host with a 700ml bottle of Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($168, U.P. $220).

And if you’re looking to get an extra bottle for a buddy, there’s also the Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Bundle ($336, U.P. $470) for 29% off, where you’ll receive an additional 2 miniature 50ml-bottles.


Image credit: First Bottle Wines

For a fancier crowd, the bundle deal from Bottega Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG (​​$169, U.P. $186) can be the alcohol of choice.


6. Fragrances, to play it safe


Fragrances are always a welcome gift. After all, who wouldn’t want to smell good? They’re also a fail-safe option regardless of gender, but you’ll want to do your due diligence as to what kind of scent they’d prefer.


Don’t be put off by these luxury brands; even the big names see price reductions with iShopChangi’s ongoing promotions.
Image adapted from: YSL Beauty, Versace

We’ve narrowed down feminine scents to 3 perfumes to consider. Those who love florals will enjoy the citrusy whiffs from Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet ($189.90, U.P. $205.01). Or, pick up YSL Black Opium ($189.90, U.P. $240) for notes of black coffee and vanilla. 

If you go for the 30ml bottle of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne ($120), you can even score a free travel pouch once you hit a $150 expenditure on their products.

As for the guys who want an alternative to dousing themselves with deodorants, opt for Versace Eros ($89.90, U.P. $140) – a playful scent combining mint and lemon that’s bound to turn heads at the clubs. Dior Sauvage ($229.50, U.P. $270) is another popular woody scent, especially if he’s a corporate workhorse who’d like to smell as good as how he looks in a sharp suit.


7. Video game consoles & accessories, if they’re an avid gamer


If you’re shopping for a gamer, it’s simple. All you’ve got to do is get a console in their hands and they’ll be eternally grateful once you leave them to their own devices. The Nintendo Switch OLED Console: Mario Red Edition ($429), as well as the Razer Blackwidow V3 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($119.90, U.P. $219.90), have been sought-after in recent years, making for great additions to a gamer’s arsenal. 

You won’t even have to go around making separate purchases for games, as some of these consoles even come bundled with additional accessories, making this all-encompassing present truly fuss-free.


8. Skincare products, even for the men


Image adapted from: @dn_____________ via Instagram

If you want to kick start your man’s foray into nurturing a blemish-free look, get him to follow a simple mantra of cleanse, tone, and moisturise. As such, you can consider purchasing skincare products like the SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser ($158, U.P. $204) specifically formulated for men, as they tend to have oilier skin types. 

Supplement his starter kit with the Lancome Tonique Confort re-hydrating comforting toner ($109, U.P. $164) to hydrate and prime the skin, and top it off with a solid moisturiser like Salt & Stone’s Squalane Facial Cream ($65, U.P. $69.99)

Btw, these are also great products for the ladies – now you can look forward to coasting through once-mundane grooming routines with him by your side. But if you’re looking specifically for women’s skincare products then you can’t go wrong with the cult classic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence bundle ($508, U.P. $650) – a whopping 21.8% off this season.


Go gift-shopping on iShopChangi to enjoy discounted prices

As we approach the cusp of the holiday season, look to iShopChangi for its extensive online catalogue, marked with discounted prices. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller, or just looking to do some last-minute gift runs, you can enjoy the many perks of shopping with our beloved airport.

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For starters, you’ll be able to shop at tax and duty-free prices that can net you savings of up to 60%, even if you’re not flying. Holiday-goers can also do their shopping 30 days in advance, and up to 12 hours before flights; picking up goodies before boarding’s just the icing on top when you’re already headed for a delightful trip out of Singapore.

On top of the discounted deals, here are some promotional codes* to save even more:

  • 1st-15th December 2023: Use the code <12XMAS15> for 15% off with a minimum spend of $250, capped at $60
  • 1st-15th December 2023: Use the code <12XMAS18> for 18% off with a minimum spend of $600, capped at $150
  • 16th-31st December 2023: Use the code <DECXMAS12> for 12% off with a minimum spend of $250, capped at $50
  • 16th-31st December 2023: Use the code <DECXMAS15> for 15% off with a minimum spend of $500, capped at $120

Those travelling can take the chance to check out iShopchangi’s travel exclusives from coveted brands such as Leomhann, Johnnie Walker, and Glenffidich to add to your collection.

Travellers can make use of these holiday deals from now till 31st December 2023:

  • <TREAT10> for 10% off with no minimum spend, capped at $50
  • <TREAT15> for 15% off with a minimum spend of $500, capped at $150

Besides earning and using your Changi Rewards points to rack up even more discounts, you can also choose to collect your purchases in the airport after checking out your cart online, or have them delivered to a local address.

With perks like these, iShopChangi’s offerings rival those of your conventional mall. Your bank balance isn’t taking a huge hit due to their slashed prices, and you’re not scrimping for that special someone as you’ll be choosing from an array of established brands.

 

Browse the full range of products on iShopChangi

 


*Codes are not applicable for electronics. T&Cs apply.
Cover image adapted from: YSL Beauty, Anker

Khoo Yong Hao

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