Gift Ideas for Every Personality

Looks like we won’t be dashing through the snow or having a white Christmas here in Singapore but that’s not going to stop us from getting our jingle bells on here in the tropics! ‘Tis the season of Secret Santas and Christmas presents, so if you don’t already know what to buy for your friends and family, we’ve got a list of gift ideas to inspire you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team at Poetree!

FOR THE FOODIE
It’s no secret – we Singaporeans love to eat! Chances are, you’ll have a foodie to shop for on your list. This Christmas, why not get them fancy cooking tools or utensils, or some stylish plates and bowls? Speciality recipe books are also a winner for the foodie who loves to cook – we’d recommend Hong Kong Dinner: Recipes for Baos, Hotpots, Street Snacks and More by Jeremy Pang or Tokyo Cult Recipes by Maori Murota. If your foodie friend or family isn’t so hot in the kitchen, gourmet condiments (like bacon salt!) or gourmet snacks (salted egg potato chips anyone?) will likely bring a smile to their face… and stomachs!

FOR THE HOMEBODY
For the friend or family who’d rather stay in than go out, anything that makes lounging at home that much more enjoyable would be an awesome gift. How about some comfy pajama sets or plush bedroom slippers? Gourmet tea and coffee or a cute mug to drink out of while they relax in front of the TV also make great gift ideas. And since they spend so much time at home, you can’t go wrong with fancy candles or luxury reed diffusers.

FOR THE BOOKWORM
Got a book lover in your life? Just pick something out from The New York Times’ 10 best books of 2017! Or if you’re not sure what’s already in their library, a clip-on book light makes a useful gift or if you’re willing to splurge, a Kindle would be every bookworm’s dream present.

FOR THE FITNESS FANATIC
Fitness is all the rage these days, so there are plenty of good gift ideas out there. Fitness fanatics can never have too many workout wear, or you can pick up gear like dumbbells or quick-drying towels. But for the health nut who’s already fully equipped, healthy juice subscription boxes or wholesome snacks are also terrific options.

FOR THE GREEN THUMB
Plants are the perfect present for those with green thumbs in your life. Or for anyone really! We could all definitely do with more flora at home or in the office. Cute little succulents make great low maintenance gifts, or if the recipient is already a veteran, opt for beautiful planters that would look stylish in their homes.

FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER
Not sure what to get a female friend for Christmas? Your answer lies in beauty products! If she loves makeup, a trip to the makeup store will set you right; you’ll find loads of great choices for every price range. But if dealing with makeup intimidates you or you’re looking for a more fuss-free gift option, your best bet is a bath and body product. We’d recommend Poetree’s intensely moisturising 2-in-1 Shampoo and Shower Gel so that your friend can turn a daily shower regime into a luxurious one with all the nurturing natural goodness of the olive tree (which by the way, it’s also an excellent gift for the whole family and currently at 20% off!)

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