Secret Santa on a budget


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The holidays have arrived and you’re armed with a rolling list of Secret Santees to fulfil present-buying duties for. But buying that special Xmas gift for your Secret Santa isn’t always easy, let alone cheap.

But fret not, for we have sussed out 11 discounted brands on this island that’ll make your savings account feel merry again. Whether your receiver is that insta #hypebeast or obsessed pet lover, we’ve got you covered with an eclectic mix of deals you can unlock at your fingertips with just your DBS/POSB card:


1. DOT – 15% off your sneakers


DOT Singapore


Shopping for a resident sneakerhead or hypebeast isn’t a smooth-sailing task. Even so, your santee’s overly-curated instagram profile is enough to tell you that they don’t do the mainstream apparel.

DOT Singapore store front


So if you’re at wit’s end, pay a visit to DOT, a multi-label concept story selling the latest selection of merch that’ll be featured in your secret santee’s next VSCO feed. Whether it’s the limited edition Fjällräven Kånken No.2 bag or newest AirMax sneakers, these #goals get an instant 15% off. You’re welcome.

Promotion: 15% off regular priced items
Offer till: 31 December 2016
Address: #02-14, Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, Bugis Junction, 188067


2. Etude House – Up to 40% off


etude house nutcracker

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While shopping at from Sephora can rake up three digits on your bill, the beauty of Korean road shop makeup is that it’s cheap and does the job beautifully. Even better is when you get up to 40% off for 4 items and above, plus a free Nutcracker themed Christmas Box with any purchase of the My Little Nutcracker Collection.

Promotion: Up to 40% off (only at Suntec City outlet)
Offer till: 31 December 2016


3. The Body Shop – 20% off storewide



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Natural products are the best way to go for flawless skin, and The Body Shop makes sure that your skin only gets the best from around the world, while making sure that the they’re environmentally and socially responsible.

With 20% off storewide and 10% off selected gift sets, we recommend buying a few of their Christmas sets as gifts for your loved ones.

Promotion: 20% off storewide, 10% off gift sets and Expert Facial Mask range
Offer till: 31 December 2016


4. Citigems – 10% off storewide


You’ve been waiting for that special someone to come along and finally, you’ve found her. At Citigems, you can skip the overthinking and jump straight into the gifting. No gift for bae is more classic than a simple necklace or bracelet that’ll she’ll wear 24/7 – a sign that she wears your heart on her sleeve.

Citigems promotion

This Christmas, obtain a 10% off storewide when you charge this prized possession to your DBS/POSB card. If you were waiting for the prime time to pop the question, take advantage of this offer before 31st December to make 2016 a special year for the both of you.

Promotion: Additional 10% off storewide
Offer till: 31 December 2016


5. Yves Rocher – For that beauty-obsessed nature lover


Yves Rochor

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For those of you who aren’t acquainted with Yves Rocher, you’re missing out on some serious beauty finds. Hailing from the beauty capital of the world, this French brand prides themselves in using key botanical ingredients to enhance one’s unique natural beauty. These organically-grown plants are harvested locally and undergo a strict garden-to-bottle procedure.

Yves Rochor Christmas Collection


As an avid fan of the brand, I got hooked from the first application of their french lavender moisturiser. If you’re looking for a gift that’ll appease your beauty-obsessed pal, you’ll find it at Yves Rocher. Since you’ll probably get hooked yourself, be glad that you can redeem a 30% off on regular priced items.

Promotion: 30% off on regular priced items and 20% off on Christmas Set
Offer till: 31 December 2016
Address: 391 Orchard Rd, Ngee Ann City, #B2-03


6. Pet Lovers Centre – 5% discount  


pet lovers centre

We all have that ultimate pet lover in our squad who’s constantly jioing us to pet cafes all around the island. When it comes to gifting the perfect present to this secret santee, you may not be the best animal lover but you can be the best secret santa.

pet lovers centre grooming

At Pet Lovers Centre, get a 5% discount on any minimum purchase of $15 on regular-priced items. Whether it’s that fur collar your pal has been coveting for the longest time, or the special kale dog treats he’s been spamming your chats with, you’ll find it here at Pet Lovers Centre.

Promotion: 5% discount with min. purchase of $15 on regular-priced items
Offer till: 31 December 2016


7. Ashley Summer – 10% off bralettes and jewellery


ashley summer bralette


Your secret santee is a basic bitch and proud of it. You know it, she knows it, Instagram knows it. This is why you tread on thin ice when it comes to gifting, lest you end up offending her basic tastes by overhipsterfying. But fret not for you can’t go wrong with a classic bralette for the modern, independent basic bitch from Ashley Summer.

ashley summer


Ashley Summer is the mecca for all basic babes with a curated catalogue of handmade bralettes and jewellery that’ll make any insta-feed #goals. So prepare to get that social media ‘bbg’ mention when you gift your receiver any item from the AS lookbook, you’ll even get a 10% discount for it too.

Promotion: 10% off clothing, bralettes and jewelry. Enter promo code ‘DBS10’ upon checkout to enjoy the offer.
Offer till: 31 December 2016


8. A Better Florist – 20% off all flowers and blooms


better florist


A bouquet of flowers may not be equivalent to a 10-carat diamond ring or a plane ticket around the world but it will never fail to brighten up someone’s day. Whether it’s your mother or a great pal, spread the Christmas joy any day of the week with a simply bunch of sweet-smelling flowers.

a better florist


It may be a simple thank you or a symbol of heartfelt appreciation but one can never go wrong with red roses. This Christmas season, A Better Florist is now offering a 20% off all purchases for your everyday secret santee. So spread the gift of giving and bask in your daily blessings.

Promotion: 20% off All Purchases and Blooms. Enter promo code ‘ABETTERDBS’ upon checkout to enjoy the discount
Offer till: 31 December 2017

9. KKBOX – 1-month free trial with purchase of 3/12 month package



With more than 30 million music tracks, KKBOX has quickly become Asia’s leading music provider. A subscription to this treasure chest of the latest hits is a music lover’s dream come true – especially if your secret santee is a K-Pop or J-Pop fanatic.

kkbox app


Now you can obtain a complimentary 1 month free trial when you purchase either a 3-month or 12-month package. More than just your typical music app, KKBOX grants your santee access to exclusive celebrity interviews, live concert reports and editorials all for your picking.

Promotion: Complimentary 1-month trial with 3-month package purchased at S$27.90 (U.P.: S$39.60) or Complimentary 1-month trial with 12-month package purchased at S$94.80 (U.P.: S$118.80)
Offer till: 31 May 2017


10. Playhao – Intelligent games to spark kids’ curiosity




It’s hard shopping for new parents, they fuss over the smallest things and you never know how to please these fickle secret santees. Thankfully, you have Playhao to look to. Playhao specialises in stylish and smart toys that’ll breed a new Sherlock Holmes in the family. What’s more, parents can participate too!



Until 31st December, gain access to a 20% off Atelier Fischer Wooden Puzzles and more. See, even the name of their products sounds like it’ll bring up the highest PSLE scorer in Singapore. These toys are ones your receiver definitely won’t throw into the back cupboard with the other reject gizmos.

Promotion: 20% off Atelier Fischer Wooden Puzzles and Metermorphosen History by The Ruler
Offer till: 31 December 2016
Address: 583 Orchard Road, #02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884


11. Capella Singapore – 1-for-1 staycation with a special someone


Capella Singapore

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If you can’t afford that trip to Bali with that special someone, a glorious staycation across the island comes close. Book your staycation via Asiatravel and be entitled to a 1-for-1 night stay at Capella Singapore.Yes, you can get 2 staycations for the price of one, that’s doubling the Christmas spirit right.

capella peacock

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At Capella, you and bae get access to a 30-acre lush rainforest wonderland located right in the heart of a conservation site. Frolick in 1 of their 3 outdoor pools right at your disposal, and witness free-roaming peacocks in their natural habitats. After all, the best gifts are those you get a share of, no?

Promotion: 1-for-1 night stay at Capella Singapore’s One Bedroom Garden Villa and an additional 15% off villa stay booking
Offer till: 28 February 2017

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The gift that keeps on giving




For those of you who have complained about the woes of present hunting and their equally heart-wrenching price tags, DBS has got your back with these insane deals that’ll make you glad you took on the ‘giving role’ this time.

Attaining these awesome gains is simple. Charge your DBS/POSB card to your purchases and enjoy shopping deals at a discounted price tag. The spirit of Christmas joy has never felt as strong until now.

Get your DBS X’mas deals today!

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