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May 2021

Plus a little something for the mile-collectors at the end! 

Shopping for others can be a stressful affair, whether it’s for a loved one, friend or colleague. There’s this pressure to find the perfect gift.

To save you the stress, here are some awesome gift ideas for every type of friend — the tech geek, beauty junkie, alcohol enthusiast, fashionista and collector.

*Pro-tip: Earn up to 4.5 miles per dollar spent when you pay with your KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card.

 

For the tech geek

Tech geeks are the first to know about the latest gadgets. They’re always on the lookout for tech that’ll make life easier (or fancier), and tend to geek out about random features you probably didn’t even know existed.

 

1) Apple Airpods Pro

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Wireless headphones have become a daily essential, and Apple Airpods are among the best. The Apple Airpods Pro features active noise cancellation, over 24 hours of battery life and quick access to Siri. They’re also sweat and water resistant, making them a great workout companion.

Cost: S$354.21

 

2) Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Aloha Kit

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A gift of nostalgia can be stronger than any fancy tech product. The Instax Mini Link is Fujifilm’s latest smartphone printer, with customisable options that’s easy to use. This compact printer comes in three fun colours — denim blue, pink and white. The Aloha Kit also includes two packs of assorted films so your friend can start printing away. 

Cost: S$185

 

3) Theragun Elite

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The perfect gift for that tech savvy friend with a whole lot of tension – whether it’s from overworking at the desk or at the gym, a Theragun Elite will work seamlessly through the knots. This massage gun works quietly, charges wirelessly and even integrates with a personalised app.

Cost: S$597

 

4) Marshall Stockwell II Black

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Both functional and stylish, a Marshall speaker is a great statement piece for any home. The Marshall Stockwell II boasts 20 hours of playtime, bluetooth connection that reaches up to nine meters, and multi-directional stereo sound that fills the room. This gift is sure to be treasured by your trendy, music-loving friends, especially as a house-warming gift!

Cost: S$326

 

For the beauty junkie

Beauty junkies are great to have around. You can always turn to them for skincare or makeup advice, and they’ll happily share their knowledge. These friends are constantly on the hunt for new products to add to their daily routine so delight with some of these trending beauty products!

 

5) Beauty Arsenal Rose Oil

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This one’s for the skincare fanatics. Rich in oil extracts from plants like rose, moringa and apricot, the Beauty Arsenal Rose Oil (30ml) supplements the skin with tons of vitamin C. Just a few drops onto your face in the morning and evening helps improve the health of your skin!

Cost: S$185

 

6) Skin Inc My Nightly Dose of Detox

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My Nightly Dose of Detox set comes with a custom recovery sleeping mask base along with two boosters that will help to clarify and detox your skin while you sleep! Perfect for that friend who doesn’t seem to be getting enough rest.

Cost: S$158

 

7) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Ex Duo Set

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Sulwhasoo’s signature serum is a skincare favourite. Meant for everyday use after face washing, this mix revives skin damaged by dryness and aging. The Duo Set includes two bottles of Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Ex, each 90ml.

Cost: S$208

 

For the alcohol enthusiast

Alcohol enthusiasts can be hard to impress. They know their stuff, so you want to make sure you get them the best. If you’re not fine-tuned to the world of alcohol, here are some drinks to get you inspired.

 

8) Hideyoshi Jindai Junmai Sake

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Here’s a thoughtful gift for someone missing Japan — Hideyoshi’s most popular Junmai (pure rice) drink, the Jindai Junmai Sake (0.72L). Brewed in Akita prefecture, this sake can be served either cold or warm, and complements most Japanese dishes.

Cost: S$124

 

9) Yamato Cask Strength Special Edition

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The Yamato Cask (0.75L) is a great pick for your whiskey-loving friend. It’s everything we love about Japanese whiskeys but with a kick — starting with malt, pineapple, and vanilla flavors but ends with a gentle oak, and silky smooth finish at the end.

Cost: S$178

 

10) Martell Cordon Bleu Extra

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Special occasions require special gifts, and the Martell Cordon Bleu (1L) is a great addition to any party. This French cognac delivers a well-rounded, mellow taste, with hints of fruit and spices. Bring it along to a dinner party, and enjoy it either neat or on the rocks!

Cost: S$450 

 

For the fashionista

We’ve all got that fashionista friend — they’re usually the best dressed person in the room and not afraid to flaunt it. These friends appreciate style and quality, and it can be daunting to pick out items for them — but these items are sure to impress.

 

11) Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Cross Body

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A sleek cross body bag is an essential in every wardrobe. Made of soft metis leather from both lamb and goat, the Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Cross Body bag helps elevate any look. The strap can be removed, instantly transforming the bag into a purse that can be paired with an evening outfit.

Cost: S$345

 

12) Bally Foldable Tote

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Stylish, lightweight and spacious, this navy blue tote is the perfect unisex hand-carry bag. The trimmings are crafted from saffiano leather, while the inside is rubberised for easy washing. When not in use, you can pack it into an accompanying compact pouch with the same design.

Cost: S$400 

 

13) Ralph Sunglasses 0RA4131

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An outfit is only as good as its accessories, and these oversized Ralph sunglasses are definitely an eye-catching pair. These sunglasses come in a youthful violet shade with aztec designs, great for a fun day out!

Cost: S$165

 

For the collector (Singapore Airline exclusives!)

 

14) Singapore Airlines Batik Gin by Brass Lion

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This Singapore Airlines exclusive is a collaboration with the Brass Lion Distillery and Singapore Tourism Board. Inspired by Singapore’s tropical flavours, the Singapore Airlines Batik Gin (700ml) includes fresh calamansi, roasted pineapples and sweet hawthorn berries. The bottle was designed after the batik patterns on the iconic Singapore Airlines sarong kebayas.

Cost: S$132

 

15) Singapore Airlines Batik Leather Currency Wallet By BYND Artisan

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This leather wallet is the perfect gift for your jetsetter friend. Featuring the unique Singapore Airlines batik motif, it comes with two zipped pockets for dual currencies and a back pocket that can fit a mobile phone and a passport — both stylish and functional!

Cost: S$268

 

16) Singapore Airlines Batik Onetwist Insulated Water Bottle

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Water bottles are pretty common gifts, so it’s good to pick one with a unique design. The Singapore Airlines Batik Onetwist bottle was created exclusively for KrisShop, taking inspiration from the timeless Singapore Airlines batik motif. This stainless steel flask is durable, with thermoshield double walled vacuum insulation — so your drink is kept at the ideal temperature.

Cost: S$46

 

Unlock more miles while waiting for your next adventure

 

With a wide variety of products from electronics to beauty products, shop from the comfort of your home and opt to have your purchases delivered straight to your doorstep, even when you are not flying. What's more, you can choose to mix KrisFlyer miles and cash to offset your purchases!

Check out KrisShop for more gift inspirations.

 

We can't fly yet but you can start accumulating miles easily for your future travel on the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card!

 

Aside from earning 1.5 miles per S$1 spent at KrisShop, you can earn an additional 3 miles per S$1 on your everyday spend when you hit a minimum of S$300 (previously S$500) annual spend at KrisShop and any other SIA Group related spend. Everyday spend includes dining, online food delivery, online shopping, online travel, daily commutes and more.

What’s more, while you’re spending on your loved ones, you can receive a yearly $20 rebate when you spend S$100 (before GST) on a single transaction!

It gets even better — if you have the KrisFlyer UOB Account, you can save and earn an additional up to 6 miles per S$1 spend on your KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card.

Not a KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardmember or Account holder yet? Apply for the bundle from now till 31 Jul 2021 and enjoy a welcome gift of up to 16,000 KrisFlyer miles! T&Cs apply.


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