The Best Christmas Gifts To Snag For Your Significant Other This 12.12

Christmas is dawning upon us and that means it’s time to find the right gifts for your significant other! While some may have the gift of giving, it can be tricky finding the perfect present for your special someone — especially if you’re on a budget.

That’s why we’ve scoured the internet for the best 12.12 deals to snag for your special someone this holiday season! So read on for our his and her picks for this Christmas season, ranging across fashion, beauty and even tech buys.

For Her

Fashion

Olivia Burton Case Cuff Gold Watch

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We love this Olivia Burton watch because of how classically chic it is! The 38mm-wide matte black dial lets the gold markings and casing stand out, while still being understated enough for all occasions! We especially love how you can also choose to switch things up by popping on the complementary removable floral cuff!

Only on 12 December 2018, get 17% off site-wide on COCOMI, by using UOB17 followed by the first six digits of your UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Swarovski Subtle Double Bracelet

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A bracelet with a timeless style is definitely a staple accessory in every woman’s wardrobe, so if your lady doesn’t already have one, get her this Swarovski bracelet! This rose gold bracelet is embellished with Swarovski crystals and encompasses the subtle-glam a tennis bracelet has — but ups the ante with two rows of crystals. It’s a timeless gift which will truly be appreciated even years and years after it’s gifted to her!

From 9 to 16 December 2018, get S$35 off by spending a minimum of S$130 at ZALORA, by using the promo code UOBSPREE35 when you shop with UOB Cards. P.s. You can get an additional 3% off when you spend a minimum of S$150 when using your UOB Lady’s Card! T&Cs apply.

A for Arcade Niki V-Neck Button Dress

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This is perfect for the gals who love minimalist dressing! The Niki V-neck Button Dress features a very relaxed silhouette matched with tortoiseshell buttons to accentuate that easy-breezy vibe. It also has a feature which I personally go crazy over — side pockets! We love this particular outfit because of the endless style options it offers. Style it with a stunning pair of heels and you’ve got a dinner date look that’ll help to hide your food baby (and who doesn’t want that)! Whether it’s to the office or a cafe for a brunch date, this dress is one she’ll definitely love.

From 10 to 16 December 2018, get 10% off site-wide on AforArcade.com, by using the code afauob1212 when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Beauty

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

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There’s never an ounce of doubt when it comes to purchasing any Anastasia Beverly Hills palette thanks to its consistency in pigmentation, wearability and application! The Soft Glam palette has 14 shades which could be used to doll up on the daily for a natural look or the occasional sultry smoky eye.

We love the glittery shades which elevate any eye look and make it party-worthy for the season! The palette also comes with a duo-ended brush so your lady can glam up on the go and you won’t have to spend another minute waiting for her to get ready.

From 10 to 12 December 2018, get S$10 off by spending a minimum of S$80 on Shopee when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Laneige Holiday Basic Duo Set Moisture

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There are periods of time when my skin goes through a frustrating drought. My nose, forehead and the area around my lips tend to get rather patchy and it seriously affects my makeup application and hence, my overall mood. So when I first tried Laneige’s Water Series, I fell in love! This set, which is the perfect product curation for those with dry or combo skin, has products from the Water Bank and Basic Care series. Together, all the products work to revive dry, flaky skin and restore a healthy glow.

We’d say she can look forward to the Water Sleeping Mask the most, which promises to purify and rejuvenate stressed skin, so the wearer will wake up with supple and hydrated complexion. The calming scent sets her in the mood for bed while the gel works wonders on skin overnight. The best thing about this mask is that it’s so lightweight, it can be used every night (if her skin is in dire need of course). It’s one of the best sleeping masks I’ve tried and definitely a great moisture set for her!

From 10 to 12 December 2018, get S$10 off by spending a minimum of S$80 on Shopee when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Shiseido Global Suncare Perfect UV Protector SPF50+/PA++++

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Sunscreen is way up there on our list of beauty essentials, especially since we live in Singapore where it’s always sunny! This lightweight Shiseido sunscreen provides high sun protection and becomes even more effective when it comes into contact with water or even sweat. It works doubly hard with ingredients which care for your skin to prevent dryness, oxidisation and cell damage.

The Shiseido sunscreen is also a winner with the crowd thanks to its quick absorption and ability to not leave a single hint of white residue! Of course, it works well under makeup especially when worn in Singapore, and is water-resistant and perspiration-resistant.

From 9 to 16 December 2018, get S$35 off by spending a minimum of S$130 at ZALORA, by using the promo code UOBSPREE35 when you shop with UOB Cards. P.s. You can get an additional 3% off when you spend a minimum of S$150 when using your UOB Lady’s Card! T&Cs apply.

Home & Decor

Dilas Home Gold Ceramic Vase

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Add a touch of European glamour to your space with this gold ceramic vase. It’s definitely not your usual vase with its unique and modern shape, but it’s a vase she’ll definitely love especially if she’s a sucker for gorgeous homeware like some of us in the office.

We love how it has a luxurious Nordic touch with its porcelain material and gold finishing! It comes in three sizes and if you feel like simplifying the vase, you can easily remove the gold wiring.

From 11 to 13 December 2018, get S$5 off by spending a minimum of S$30on Qoo10, by using the first six digits of your UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Gold Storage Box

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Nothing’s better than coming home to a clean room. I am extremely guilty of having a messy desk in my room so having something so classy that organizes my room at the same time is a major win!

With a simple, clean-cut silhouette, brass borders and a mirror bottom, this storage adds a unique style to any table. It’s practical and will look even better over the years as it oxidises naturally, giving that vintage finish everyone adores. Use it to keep jewellery, knick-knacks or candles — the possibilities are endless!

From 10 to 12 December 2018, get S$10 off by spending a minimum of S$80 on Shopee when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Scene Shang Brass Arch Gate Hanger

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Styled after the grand Arch Gates which mark the grand gesture of entering and leaving a space, Scene Shang’s Brass Arch Nero Hangers remind you about the daily ritual of removing and wearing accessories as you enter or leave home. This minimalist and polished accessory organiser is made out of brass and marble for a nice luxe touch on her dresser!

From 11 to 13 December 2018, enjoy an additional 5% off site-wide on Naiise, by using the code UOB12 when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

For Him

Fashion

Praise Stand Collar Short Sleeves Shirt

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If your man isn’t the type to dress up, this is the perfect piece to get him looking dapper in no time. It’s made of 100% cotton so it’s nice and breezy for him. It even has a mandarin collar for a sophisticated look! He could pull it off in a casual office environment, but we think that the classic button-down design makes it formal enough for dates and even events. 

From 10 to 12 December 2018, get S$10 off by spending a minimum of S$80 on Shopee when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Pedro Burnished Leather Derby Shoes

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Every man needs a good pair of classic formal shoes. These calf leather derby shoes feature a burnished finishing and brogue detailing throughout the uppers of the shoe. It has a thicker outsole, meaning he’ll be comfy all while looking stylish in the office. This pair also comes in a black and cognac shade for you to pick from!

Till 16 December 2018, get 15% off regular-priced items on Pedro, by using the code UOB15OFF when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Paul Hewitt Chrono Line Rose Gold Watch

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A timepiece is always a great gift idea for your man, especially since it can be passed down the generations! This Paul Hewitt watch blends rose gold-tone hands and details atop a black dial, which also features a date display and sub-dials for the stopwatch.

Encasing these details is a sapphire glass case which is scratch-resistant! The watch also has a water resistance of up to five bars. To bring it all together, there is the black stainless steel case and versatile brown leather strap, making it the perfect daily companion.

On 12 December 2018, get 17% off site-wide on COCOMI, by using the code UOB17 followed by the first six digits of your UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Sports/ Sportswear

Nike Retaliation 2 Trainers

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If he doesn’t already have enough sports shoes, these Nike trainers will be a great pick for him. This pair features a flywire lace-up fastening system which keeps your shoes light and strong. For comfort, it’s padded with a super responsive springy cushion and created with a breathable mesh upper, so your feet get all the circulation it needs. The Retaliation 2 Trainers also have pressurised air units that contain tightly stretched fibres which compress on impact, plus flex-groove outsoles which help increase traction for a better workout.

Till 12 December 2018, redeem vouchers and cashback prizes on the ShopBack app, by using the code SFUOB at the ShopFest Treasure Chest when you shop with UOB cards. T&Cs apply.

Adidas Hooded Anorak

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Although Singapore’s rather hot in the day, there’s the tendency for it to be rather chilly at night especially as we start heading into the monsoon season. This 100% polyester pullover jacket is lightweight and waterproof so it’s great for helping you to keep cool during warmer nights and dry when it rains! It features a partial zip just in case it gets a little warm and zip pockets that’ll help to protect your belongings from the elements. Perfect for the athletic partner!

Till 12 December 2018, redeem vouchers and cashback prizes on the ShopBack app, by using the code SFUOB at the ShopFest Treasure Chest when you shop with UOB cards. T&Cs apply.

Waterproof Phone Pouch

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Help him stay connected during his runs with this phone pouch that can be easily strapped around the arm! Trust that it’ll keep your phone safe as it’s safely strapped and snug in a waterproof casing — so there’s no need to worry about getting your phone spoilt if you get caught in the rain!

There’s also a little extra room to keep things you may need like your ezlink card or credit card, in case you decide to run a last-minute errand. It has a little nook for earphones so he can easily tuck his in and stay entertained throughout the run.

From 12 to 14 December 2018, get 10% off by spending a minimum of S$80 (capped at S$10) on the Taobao app, by using your UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Gadgets

Google Home Mini

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The tech-savvy will definitely love the Google Home Mini! Powered by the Google Assistant, the Google Home Mini is there to answer any questions you may have, or do any tech-related tasks you need to complete.

With a simple “Ok Google”, you can ask it to remind you about tasks to complete, get your schedule sorted and for recommendations on eateries in an area. The Google Home Mini will also help you play music easily or turn on films if you have the Google Chromecast. If you live in a smart home, you’ll find that the device easily helps you control the devices too! For a more personalised experience, Google can also remember your voice so you (or your better half) can get what you need in a snap.

From 11 to 13 December 2018, get S$5 off by spending a minimum of S$30 on Qoo10, by using the first six digits of your UOB card number when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

Fitbit Charge 3

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The highly anticipated Fitbit Charge 3 recently hit Singapore, so if your man hasn’t already planned on getting it, beat him to it and gift it to him this Christmas. Crafted from lightweight materials, the Charge 3 has a slimmer, more modern silhouette with increased durability and an ultimately more comfortable fit.

The smartwatch has the most advanced health & fitness sensors and algorithms, with heart rate tracking, over 15 goal-based exercise modes, swim tracking, an on-device health dashboard, sleep tracking and more. Whilst working out, he’ll also get notifications from his phone, be able to make quick replies and receive updates from everyday apps. It’s an advanced tracker which he will definitely love this season and forevermore!

Till 12 December 2018, redeem vouchers and cashback prizes on the ShopBack app, by using the code SFUOB at the ShopFest Treasure Chest when you shop with UOB cards. T&Cs apply.

Smartphone Projector 2.0

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We love this gift because we’re kinda gifting ourselves in the process too with future movie nights. The Smartphone Projector 2.0 projects anything you’re viewing on your phone, magnifying it by up to eight times! If you or your beau is a little gadget challenged, you don’t need to worry thanks to the easy assembly and adjustable focus.

It’s compact and lightweight so you can bring it and instantly turn any room into a home cinema. All you need to do? Make sure that you’re projecting the video (or photo) onto a smooth white surface in a completely dark room, and that your phone brightness is brought up to 100%.

From 11 to 13 December 2018, enjoy an additional 5% off site-wide on Naiise, by using the code UOB12 when you shop with UOB Cards. T&Cs apply.

 


 

Scouring the net for Christmas gifts can sometimes take hours and hours. So we really hope that this little list has helped you to swiftly decide what to get for your other half this season! Don’t forget to make use of the amazing discounts that are up for grabs when you shop with UOB Cards this 12.12 so you can afford to get your special someone, something special.

What’s more, when you spend a minimum of $4,800 on your UOB Card, you’ll get the New Fitbit Charge 3 with a Limited Edition UOB Cards Designer Band! For more details, head to uob.com.sg/xmas and for more festive deals, visit uob.com.sg/shopuob. Here’s to many more Christmases with our loved ones!

Lots of love,

‘Alyaa

'Alyaa Iman Imran

Hey there, I’m ‘Alyaa! Known as the loyal Swiftie by most and hopeless romantic to others — I’ve watched The Holiday way too many times to keep track. I have a deep-rooted love for baking, specifically cakes and brownies. If I’m not doing that, I’m either playing with my baby nieces and nephews, re-watching Gilmore Girls, or scouring the net for cute (and sometimes unfortunately expensive) stationery.

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