BY PERLE NG
CHRISTMAS IS IN A DAY’S TIME!
And if you ‘re feeling more worried than excited, then my guess would be that you have not prepared presents for your loved ones.
But wait! Before you squeeze into the crowds of last-minute shoppers or jump into the ridiculously long queues for payment, here are some X’mas gift tips that may just save you a great deal of headache.
1.Amazon Prime Subscription
Your receiver gets to enjoy:
Since 1994, Amazon has become the world largest online retailer, with almost everything in store from MP3 and video streaming, games, to furniture, jewellery and toys.
This Christmas gift may be a little pricey, but the subscription is sure to put a smile on one’s face. This is especially so if your receiver is a frequent online shopper or a movie fanatic.
2. iPhone / iPad Apps:
If you have friends who just can’t keep their eyes away from their phone/pad screens, this habit may prove more good than bad right now.
With just a few touches on your phone, you’ll be gifting them with something that is sure to leave your friend smiling all day.
This wonderful, heavenly present is…a phone/pad Application!
*Tip: Take note of the Apps he/she frequently uses. Go to your App Store > ‘Top Charts’ > ‘Paid’. Pick something that best suits him/her.
3. Create a Xmas video:
Since Christmas is about giving, give them a good laugh with a funny X’mas videos! Or simply, sing a Christmas carol (doesn’t matter whether you’re good or bad. It’s bound to make them laugh anyway)!
‘Pack’ the videos up with a usable thumb drive!
Virtual presents are no doubt easier and faster. *throws wrapping paper and skills in the air*
But if you have friends who are not so tech-savvy, don’t worry! Here is something you can try out for some last minute tangible presents!
4. A Jar/Box of Efficiency
Nope, you don’t have to travel all the way to town and join the crowd in the hunt for the appropriate X’mas gift.
All you have to do is go down to the nearest supermarket/pharmacy with a checklist of daily necessities and an empty gift box ready.
Things to toss into the box: Shaver, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Dental floss, Cotton wool, Cotton buds, Deodorant, Toilet roll, Tissue paper, lotion etc.
Notice how these are really cheap and basic items that a lot of us use every single day. And because we use them every day, they tend to run out before you can finish saying “Lemonsqueeziy is the best”!
It may not appear to be the most romantic gift, but at least you don’t have to worry about it collecting dust at a corner.
A similar thing to do is, a box of ‘Get Well Soon’.
Things to toss into box: Medication for the stomach, throat, head etc.; thermometer, heating pad, tissue. Anything that heals or makes a sick person feel better.
Or simply, a jar of sweets.