Our favorite time of the year is right around the corner and we’re so excited for all the holiday cheer this festive season brings!
With Christmas comes the many Christmas parties and get togethers that might require you to show up with a gift. Just in case you’re working on your “nice” list and need some help sourcing affordable gifts that you can find under one roof (Avenue K’s), we’ve got you covered:
1. Something (denim) blue
Like diamonds, denim is forever… but not as intense. So, if you’re still thinking about what to get that new guy-friend of yours this Christmas, consider some denim (RM49-RM59) to stuff under the tree! Or get him this sporty hoodie since he’s always complaining about how cold it is in the office. Find these at Max Fashion.
2. Something leather (and sturdy)
Lanyard card holders are often overlooked because we somehow always manage to get something that’s almost free to last us until it breaks (which is often). This bespoke leather lanyard card holder by Charles Berkeley (RM69) is hardy and will last for years. Get this from Leather Avenue for that office mate of yours who’s been using a lanyard that’s literally hanging by a thread. Or, get a travel padlock (RM49) for that colleague who’s boarding and alighting a flight every other week.
3. A good time and a memento
There’s nothing we love more than a gift that doubles as a pastime activity and a decorative piece. Get these puzzle piece for your desk buddy who could really use a pencil holder (RM77)/something cute for his/her work space from Puzzle Planet for RM77.
4. You Can Never Have Too Many Earrings or Shades
There are two main things we know about all the Divas in our lives – statement earrings and shades. If you find yourself having to play Secret Santa to the office Diva, know that you’ll always be able to charm her earrings and shades-of-the-week off with some new ones (RM39 for earrings, RM60 for 2 pairs of sunglasses). She’ll be thrilled to know that you’ve been paying attention to her needs and wants. Get these at Cotton On.
5. Beauty basics for The Beauty Junkie
If you know anyone who loves all things beauty, then you would know that she can never have too many lippies or mascaras. Bring the beauty junkie of your life’s Christmas tree dreams to life with the Damn Girl! Mascara Gift Set by Too Faced (RM60)! Alternatively, get her Sephora Collection’s pack of 6 Cream Lip Stains (RM60) – she’ll adore you for giving her a variety of shades to choose from. Find these at Sephora.
6. There’s no such thing as “too many beauty products”
Ask any girl or girl at heart that you know and they’ll all tell you the same thing – one can NEVER have too many exfoliators or serums! Especially when they come in adorable travel-sized packages. The Vita7 Energy Peeling Gel (RM59) and Teacell Ampoule (RM99) are useful to carry-on long-haul flights, day after drinking or whenever you need the extra energy. Get these at Koco Stage.
7. If it’s cute, I want it
Cute gifts are the best! Get your colleague who’s made it his/her mission to collect all things cute (while looking cute) a plush teddy (RM88) or a pretty desk humidifier (RM49) from Minigood.
8. Nifty gadgets from Gajeto
Ask any audiophile you know and they’ll tell you that a pair of good headphones is a necessity in bringing your favourite tunes to life. Get these headphones (RM88) for your bestie who’s been thinking of going from earphones to headphones but has no idea where to start from Gajeto! Get her a phone holder for her car (RM38) while you’re at it because you love her and want her to navigate safely while driving.
9. Every Blair Waldorf Needs A Power Blouse
Everyone’s got a Blair in our group, and she’s always making a statement with a power blouse or accessories. This red long-sleeved top from H&M (RM74.95) features a flattering plunging neckline and is perfect for the festive season. Get her a scarf (RM34.95) for when it gets a little chilly in the office, while you’re at it.
10. Some home necessities for the new homeowner
2019 really has been that year for a lot of us. With all the changes adulting brings, it’s really endearing to see how some of our friends have done that really adult thing of finally being able to purchase some real estate. If you’re still wondering what to get your friends who just moved into their new homes for Christmas, look no further than Bonzour Home for aesthetically pleasing ceramic sets (RM59) for the guest bathroom or a fragrance diffuser (RM39) for the living area.