We often get asked this a lot: "What to get a friend who loves fashion?" With Christmas coming just right around the corner, there's that increasing pressure to find something timeless (or maybe even on-trend) and undoubtedly stylish, but also one that doesn't involve selling an organ.
We hear you; fashion can be expensive.
Take a breather. We're fashion lovers too and we understand that frustration of both, receiving a gift that we have no use for and finding something that'd suit a fellow fashion fiend. We aim to help and please, so we've compiled a list of fashion-related items that are all priced under SGD300. And to make things even more categorically specific (you know, not every person is a SGD300-worthy bud), we've included pieces under SGD100 and under SGD200 too.
Browse through, take a screenshot and shop away.
SGD100 and under
A5 notebook by Paul Smith: For that one friend who prefers jotting down notes, thoughts and feelings on paper.
Three-month socks subscription by Society Socks: Because everyone loses a pair or two eventually, and Society Socks actually donates a pair of socks to charities for every pair that's sold.
Round frame sunglasses by IZIPIZI: A sturdy and protective pair of sunglasses doesn't have to be expensive. This particular piece is one that's sure to go with everything.
Nylon mini crossbody bag by Opening Ceremony: A bag that's perfect for the constant traveller—roomy enough to hold only the essentials and can hold its own against unexpected weather changes.
Series #10 CLASH Celluloid Galbanum (30ml) perfume by Comme des Garçons: A fragrance is quite a personal element to a person but for someone you know very well, this would make a great gift; if not, the bottle itself adds a pop of modern art to the dresser.
Supreme x Hanes Tagless Tees (3 Pack) White: A Supreme box logo tee might get more buzz (and resale value), but here is a gift that is equal parts comfort and street cred.
Le Labo Lip Balm: Just because your friend loves fashion doesn't mean they should walk around with the best fit, but with chapped lips. Style is more than just the clothes you wear.
Byredo Bibliothèque Scented Candle: We all love a good read (that's why we work in magazines, guys). This Byredo number that is inspired by the fragrance of old-world libraries is a good reminder to unplug from the world and pick up a book.
AMBUSH Logo-Print Ceramic Udon Spoon Set: It is hard to shop for your streetwear obsessed pal for under a hundred dollars, but this spoon is more than up for that challenge.
Il Bussetto Leather AirPod Case: We all love a pair of AirPods, but we also love ourself some individuality. Until the day Apple decides to give the people what they want in the form of coloured AirPods, these slick leather case will do the trick.
SGD200 and under
Leather iPhone case by RIMOWA: Because he can probably afford his own RIMOWA luggage (and is a fan) so why not the same protective (and stylish) design for his iPhone?
Gucci Oviparity book by Yorgos Lanthimos: If he loves Alessandro Michele's vision for Gucci, he'd love Yorgos Lanthimos' (the brains behind The Favourite) interpretation of the house's cruise 2020 collection.
Nylon 'Just In Case' tote: What's great about the tote is not only that it fits into a compact zipped pouch, it also is designed with a sleeve that fits into most telescopic luggage handles.
Cotton pinstripe baseball cap by AMI: A baseball cap that he can wear just as well with a T-shirt and a pair of chinos, as a well-tailored suit.
Leather cardholder by Monarchy London: Simple, functional and designed with a textural monogram motif as well as topped with a hint of red for the stylish friend who can often be found partying his Fridays away.
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers: If these are good enough for Phoebe Philo of Old Celine and Raf Simons, they are perfect for your fashion obsessed friend.
Polo Ralph Lauren slim fit oxford shirt: There are a lot of contenders for the best shirt in the world. We humbly submit this masterpiece from Polo Ralph Lauren that won't break the bank for your consideration.
Oakley Frogskins Prizm Road D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses: Inspired by the original frogskin model from the 80s, this update on the classic is lighter and becomes with a better lens.
Berluti Two-Pack Playing Cards: Poker nights just got a stylish upgrade with this beautiful number from Berluti.
Burberry logo goggles: Perfect if you're shopping for Joesph Schooling or a friend that loves swimming like Joesph Schooling.
SGD300 and under
Silver signet ring by Stolen Girlfriends Club: A minimalistic ring with a touch of subtle edge that'll add to his arsenal of hand accessories.
Silk tie by Hermès: Because suiting and tailoring is back, and a silk tie from Hermès never goes out of style.
Leather woven bracelet by Bottega Veneta: New Bottega Veneta isn't the flashy, luxury fashion house it once was, and this leather bracelet is a great bridge between that and its current less-is-more aesthetics.
Velvet cushion by Christina Lundsteen: A stylish man needs a home (or an office space) that's reflective of that style too. And who can resist an accent cushion?
Brass and leather small double Meccano pin by Loewe: A signature Loewe piece that's reflective of the house's craftsmanship and contemporary appeal; perfect on a bag or as a statement pin on clothes.
Apple TV 4K 64GB: With the addition of Apple TV+ and Apple Aracde, home entertainment will never be the same.
Nike Joyride Run Flyknit: For the friend that is both a gym-nut and sneakerhead. A rare new-age sneaker that looks as great as their performance on the track.
Potato Head Night Oasis: The closest thing you can gift next to an actual trip to Bali.
Omitir Concepts Article 140 Vixen: A well-crafted full-grain leather belted bag that looks like it should break the bank, but doesn't? Adding to cart now.
Louis Vuitton Les Parfums Candles: Technically we are cheating—these selection of candles are 10 dollars above the budget, but if you are cheating, it better be for Louis Vuitton. The scent might be a very personal preference, but we can all agree that the candles created by legendary industrial designer, Marc Newson will be a perfect addition to any household.