It's that time again, where we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus. Oh, my bad. This is supposed to be a post about consumerism? Aight. Ahem, it's that time again, where we celebrate unbridled consumerism because that's how the world works now. Obligatory purchases for gift exchange, eleventh-hour presents to outdo your loved ones, it befalls us all.
To help you navigate the crowded shopping malls and dizzying e-commerce platforms, we have compiled our list of recommended gifts—at various price points—that are perfect for the lifestyle junkie—that is, lovers of living the good life. Why? Because you are the most precious gift in the world. You, you are the gift that keeps giving. Merry Christmas, man.
Gifts under $100
For Cultured Folk
Though priced the lowest out of the categories, these gifts have value far greater than their cost. Case in point: a purchase of The World's Sexiest Bedrooms coffee table book comes with an offsetting voucher redeemable at any Mr & Mrs Smith hotel or villa. And if you're lucky, one of five 'golden tickets' approximately amounting to SGD 1,789. Of course, we don't need to tell you the true worth of a full year's subscription of Esquire Singapore. With both tangible and intangible significance, it clearly supersedes all mere mortal gifts. You will be beqeuthing your friends with a #blessing.
Gifts under $500
For the Fitness Freak
Have a health freak in the family? Take this stainless steel housing, ThermoSafe glass jug, and durable Tritan accessories in a compact blender. Or a collectible Star Wars kettlebell that will give any workout even more incentive. If recipient is picky, go for the LeBron Soldier XII iD, which is customisable from swoosh and logos down to the midsole treatment.
For The Homebody
We all know someone who enjoys a quiet night in. We could even be talking about you. From the specific LEGO wind turbine that generates actual energy to the safe-bet favourites, it's easy to make Christmas eventful within the comfort of home. Really, who said gifting is hard?
Gifts under $1000
For the Tech Geek
As extravagant as these gifts seem for the season, we see them as investments. For example: the GoPro HERO7 with HyperSmooth stabilisation lets you capture priceless moments in life without the twitchiness, and includes TimeWarp, to even out the jerkiness. Or have an aspiring DJ in the house? Get this Numark turntable, because, what is money?
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