Christmas is finally upon us, and along with the feasting and Orchard Road lighting up, there is the time-honoured tradition of gift-giving.
Perhaps, out of all the social groups to shop, your colleagues can pose a challenge. Getting that perfect gift for your beloved co-worker is a little harder than you think.
You don’t want to overspend, but you’ll also want to get them something practical and useful. We know all about that struggle, and we’ve compiled a gift guide so you’ll be well-equipped to be crowned the ‘gift whisperer’ of the office.
For fuss-free Christmas shopping, all these items can be conveniently ordered and delivered via GrabMart, GrabSupermarket and GrabFood. That way, you have one less thing to worry about and can fully bask in all that holiday cheer.
For the coworker who is a huge foodie
We’ll start with your co-worker who always has a good list of recommendations for cafes or restaurants. Nothing says “I appreciate you” more than a smorgasbord of Christmas goodies to treat the foodie in your life.
You can start small with these Christmas-themed snacks from Marks & Spencer that are sure to bring good tidings.
For the Percy Pig fanatic, the Percy Pig on Ice Musical Tin (S$39.90) is the perfect keepsake that’s filled to the brim with those trademark gummies in a musical themed Percy Pig tin.
For the wizards and witches in waiting, the Harry Potter Bubbly Frog Chocolate (S$2.90) or White Chocolate Hedwig (S$2.90) are sure to keep them company till their owl arrives.
If you’d like to really make it a merry Christmas, get them the swanky Yuletide Cheers (S$80) hamper that is chock-full of chocolates, tea, and biscuits.
Otherwise, some cookies from Famous Amos never fail to brighten anyone’s day.
The Santa’s Delight Gift Set (S$44) comes with a collectable Red Santa Claus Round Tin and Santa Cube Box stuffed with Original Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip & Pecan. The best part is that Famous Amos offers S$0.99 delivery.
For the colleague who just became a parent
It is double the joy for the colleague who has just become a new mom or dad. As any new parent will tell you, there can never be enough bibs or toys to keep the little one entertained.
Mothercare is a one-stop-shop for everything baby-related, which is why you can’t go wrong with this adorable Silicone Crumbcatcher Toddler Bibs (S$16.20) or this sweet Mothercare Newborn Blue Animal Muslin Bibs (S$14.40).
If there is anything new parents or parents of toddlers cannot get enough of, it is toys to keep the kids entertained. These colourful toys help to stimulate creativity and perhaps give parents a slight breather too.
This Playgro Music In The Jungle Activity Gym (S$80.10) and the Playgro Up And Away Teething Gift Pack (S$44.91) are definitely gifts that parents will surely appreciate.
The best bit is that Mothercare on Grab offers free gift-wrapping services at a click of a button, so that’s another thing taken care of as well.
Also, if this is their first Christmas as a family, nothing marks the occasion like a Mini Christmas Tree (S$24.40) from GrabSupermarket.
This mini tree is also perfect for tiny hands hanging up ornaments, ushering in new traditions for the freshly-minted parents together with their new family addition.
For the colleague who is also a paw-rent
I’m sure you have that one colleague who won’t stop showing you pictures of their cat or dog — and rightly so since paw-rents are parents too.
Ask anyone with a pet, and they’ll tell you there can never be too little treats or toys for their beloved pet.
Get this MARUKAN Dried Sasami treats (S$37.45) from Pet Lovers Centre so Fido can work for some of those treats or this Merry Mini Bone (S$18.90) that comes in that Christmas red that’s just in time for the season.
For our feline paw-rents, Christmas Nordic Style Catnip Toy (S$0.98) is sure to get kitty in the mood ole’ Saint Nick.
For the colleague who is a skincare and beauty junkie
There is no better gift for the colleague obsessed with beauty and skincare than gift sets that contain an array of items to try, like this Slather & Glow Face Mask Gift (S$30) with three of The Body Shop’s best-selling masks.
Dry hands are always a no-no, so give them the gift of soft and supple hands with this Feels & Festivity hand Cream Trio (S$30) from The Body Shop.
For all things colourful that scream Christmas, LUSH has to be your next stop. Their yearly Christmas drops have somewhat of a cult following, and this year is no different — grab their Winter Garden Gift (S$99) or a fun Snow Cake Jelly Stack (S$35).
Both The Body Shop and LUSH also offer gift-wrapping services on the app when you check out, at a mere S$0.99 delivery fee.
Another option, if you are entirely clueless, would be to bag these Innisfree skincare sets, like this Jeju Orchid Skincare Collection (S$26), which features travel-sized bottles of the brand’s famous line.
For the colleague who loves their spirits
There’s always that one person in the office talking about the fruity notes from a glass of wine or how there are hints of vanilla notes from the cask that aged in their whisky. For that bougie colleague, 1887 on GrabMart is where you’ll find good bottles to feed their obsession.
This Tullamore D.E.W Original (S$58), available from 1887, is a triple distilled, triple blend Irish Whisky that is bound to impress. Otherwise, this Hendrick’s Lunar Gin (S$103) is also just right for the festive season.
Plus, if you’re trying to impress the boss this season, this Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (S$138) is sure to get you into their good books. Get it delivered right to their doorstep at only S$0.99, and may the year ahead be as smooth as the whisky.
For the colleague who needs to cure their wanderlust
Yes, Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) travel has become a long-awaited reality, but not everyone has the opportunity to travel just yet. A little care package goes a long way this Christmas, and we’ll enlist the help of Don Don Donki and IKEA.
While IKEA is our favourite Scandinavian furniture store, it’s really the food we’re after this Christmas. Get that signature IKEA meatballs (S$16) along with the Lingonberry Jam (S$6.50) and their signature IKEA Almond Cake with Chocolate and Crunchy Caramel (S$9.90) to feel like you’re in Sweden.
Grab is also offering 30 per cent off Christmas gift shopping for IKEA so that you can grab some for yourself too.
You can also head over to ‘Japan’ with Don Don Donki — a ‘must-go’ stop when you are in the land of the rising sun — for a Japanese feast.
To sweeten the experience, Grab is offering S$10 off Christmas shopping at Don Don Donki, so grab all the wagyu you can, and you and your colleague can reminisce about Japan together.
For the colleague who ‘has everything’
This one is a little bit of a toughie as they seem to have everything and have made explicit that they don’t want anything, even socks.
If you happen to get this colleague as your Secret Santa, the way out of it is simple — just get them a GrabGifts voucher. It’s a practical gift that no one can hate.
This is also a useful gift if you happen to forget anyone on your list. Just a couple of taps on the Grab app, and you’ll be in their good graces for the rest of the year.
Grab all that you need for Christmas
‘Tis the season for feasting, gifting, and rewards. With different gift sets to accommodate different budgets (from as low as S$15), there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Remember to make use of the promo codes GIFTING on GrabMart to get 30 per cent off your gifts (capped at S$10 for a minimum spend of S$25), or FEASTING to get S$10 off your festive treats (for a minimum spend of S$30).
If you are doing your Christmas shopping online, here’s another hot tip for you. From December 12 to 24, make sure to use GrabPay for all your online purchases. That way, you can get up to 12 per cent back in GrabRewards points.
As any Grab junkie will tell you, GrabRewards Points are endlessly useful. You can use these points to purchase Grab vouchers, food vouchers, and even miles points. Now, that is Happy New Year indeed.
As joyous as Christmas is, all the flurry of activity can be quite stressful. Thankfully, the holiday stress can be alleviated with Grab. You can truly get everything you need on a single platform so check out Grab’s Christmas offerings on your app here.
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This article was written in collaboration with Grab.
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