Killing yourself over Christmas shopping because of a lack of time or ideas? Here are 10 gift ideas online without the hassle of physical shopping for hours.

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Don’t have time to get your Christmas shopping done because it’s a mad house at work and December is just not looking comfortable with all the events you’re rushing to? There’s no need to compromise on the quality of your gift just because you haven’t got the time to trawl through the entire stretch of shopping malls on Orchard Road. You can still find the perfect Christmas present for anyone you love – your mom, best friend, boss or boyfriend.

It’s time get on with the times and embrace the convenience of online shopping! Delivered to your doorstep, all you need is just some time to wrap – or maybe you can just buy a couple of gift bags while you’re at it. Problem solved!

For Mommy Dearest

Elizabeth Arden Youth-Restoring Luxury Skincare ($63)

I’m sure mom would appreciate a little help to get plumper, refreshed and younger skin. Help mommy dearest look her best for the 2015 with this youth-restoring gift set from Elizabeth Arden. The gift set includes one 50ml Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream which has SPF 30 coverage and one 30ml Purifying Cream Cleanser.


For Daddykins

MIUVO ContourKnead Massager ($109)

If Daddykins has been complaining of stiffness and muscle aches one too many times, perhaps it’s time to take a hint! Give him the gift of stress-free living! The MIUVO ContourKnead Massager has 12 kneading Shiatsu massage nodes and heating function to really knead that aching back. It also boasts 3D flexible nodes to fit body curves for a deep and effective massage. “I don’t need a massage!” said no one ever!


For Your Sibling That Never Grew Up

Adult Scooter with Suspension ($75)

If you’ve got a Peter Pan sibling at home and are stuffed for gift ideas this Christmas, it’s completely okay. There’s nothing wrong with being a child at heart and having fun. In the loving spirit of Christmas, the best present you can give to your brother or sister is the gift of acceptance. Why not consider an Adult Scooter? This is strong and heavy duty yet has an amazingly lightweight frame making it easy to carry around. It can be folded – oh so portable – and can be stored with ease. Adjustable handles also means that if you ever decide you want to join in the fun, you can adjust it to height.


For The Boyfriend

Seiko Chronograph Men’s Watch ($210)

This stainless steel Seiko Chronograph Men’s watch with stainless steel bracelet is a classic design. Running on quartz movement and made with mineral glass thats scratch-resistance, you don’t have to worry if he’ll be careless with your Christmas gift. In addition, it comes power packed with stopwatch function, luminous hands and markers, date display and 100-metre water resistance.


For The Health Nut Girl Friend

Shake ‘N Take III ($18.50)

Is your girl friend constantly on one diet or other, jumping from one race or workout session to the next and just generally living the busy health nut lifestyle?

Get her the Shake and Take III – one of the best inventions for those on the go. Need to blend a fruit smoothie in less than two minutes? This is perfect. Just snap on the bottle, dump in the ingredients, pulse till smooth, grab the bottle, screw off the blending blades, put on the sports bottle cap and you’re off. The same goes for those protein shakes. Plus it probably costs you about as much as a Starbucks tumbler and this is way cooler.


For The Camwhore Bestie

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 ($79.80)

Her motto is #butfirstletmetakeaselfie. If that rings true, how about buying her this Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in sweet pastel colours? It comes in pastel blue, sunshine yellow, powder pink, black and white.


For The Constantly Uncontactable Friend

Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 10400mAh ($19.99)

Calling your friend because you can’t find him or her at the meeting point and you get a dial tone and message indicating your worst nightmare – “the number you’ve called is currently unavailable, please try again later” – their phone is out of juice. Before you wrangle your friend, till he or she is also out of juice, for their dead mobile phone rendered useless by shitty battery life, don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution – get them a portable battery charger this Christmas.


For Your Newly-wed Couple Friends

AGVA Foldable Storage Ottoman Black ($69.90)

This nifty little ottoman is great for when things are still nicely organised in your newly-wed couple friends’ BTO flat. Perhaps they won’t get your thoughtfulness now, but give it a couple of months and perhaps this Foldable Storage Ottoman will come in handy (perhaps to quickly stow away magazines, little knick knacks lying around for a big gathering at their new home). Made of high quality material with a maximum capacity of 130kg, it can be folded away when not in use or double up as a seat or foot stool.


For Your Malnourished Colleague

Yoei Electric Lunch Box (1.3L) ($29.90)

Feeling sorry for your colleague who never seems to eat lunch because they’re sloughed under a pile of paperwork? Well, perhaps you can throw away any inner Scrooge McDuck you’ve got and just bless him or her with generosity and care. Get them the Yoei Electric Lunch Box which can help them not only cook rice and steam food in general, but also reheat that meal in just a few easy steps. Now your starving (and stressed) colleague can have lunch from their desk and have it cooked while working too.


For The Under $20 Gift Exchange

Mini Bluetooth Super Bass Bluetooth Speaker ($19.90)

Don’t you just want to kill yourself when it comes to buying something for the office gift exchange and it has to be roughly around $20? Well, it better be something everyone would be able to use – so that rules out any gifts that are male or female specific. How horrifying it would be for a guy to receive a Hello Kitty plush toy or a lady to receive a bottle of hair gel? A mini bluetooth super bass bluetooth speaker would definitely come in handy immediately during Christmas and other office parties and still be useful at the office desk, home or when on the move. Good idea? Yeah, we think so too.


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A Quick Guide to Shopping Online

Do you call yourself an internet-n00b (newbie) and have absolutely have no idea how to shop online? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve had first hand experience of shopping with Lazada and we’ve found it such not only quick but also reliable!

If you want a fuss-free and one-stop shopping experience, opt to visit an online shopping site (like Lazada) to replace the usual stroll around the brick-and-mortar stores. If you’re new to online shopping, this is probably the easiest way you can get everything sorted in the fastest possible time. Online shopping malls offer a wide range of electronic, beauty, health, household and fashion products all within one site. You can easily browse for gifts by categories making it a completely fun experience to find the right gift for anyone you want! The best part is you can add everything to cart and have it all consolidated and sent to your doorstep.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to shopping on an online shopping mall, Lazada Singapore.

Step 1: Browse by Category

Lazada Category

Just select the category that you want to shop in. Pick from a wide range from highlights (curated by Lazada) to Wines. Each category page selected also shows the latest promotions making price-conscious shopping a possibility!

Don’t forget to check out the awesome sales campaigns like these seiko watches on sale and enjoy huge discounts! These sales campaigns will really help you get the most value for money and you’ll totally enjoy that you can sort items by price from lowest to highest and vice versa. Who needs to go blind from looking at so many watches in the store anymore. Now you can compare them with ease!

Step 2: Add Items to Cart

Lazada Add to Cart

Adding items to your cart is super simple. Just hover over your desired item and click BUY NOW. If you’re looking at apparel with sizes and colour options, just click on the item and you’ll be directed to the product page to select your desired size and other options (if needed). Once you’re done, you can then click BUY NOW and instantly it goes to your cart. Awesome.

Step 2: Reviewing Items in Your Cart

Lazada Review Items

If you’d like to take a look at everything you’ve added to cart and review them (to decide if you’d like to remove anything or increase the quantity, just click on CART at the top of your page. If you’re satisfied, you can click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.

Tip: Purchases above $40 is entitled to FREE SHIPPING. To save on shipping, do all your Christmas shopping on Lazada and review the amount when you review your cart!

Step 3: Check Out

Add A New Shipping Address or Existing Saved Address in Your Account

Lazada Check Out

Include your mailing address. You can also include a different billing address if necessary, but you can use the same address for both.

Choose Your Preferred Method of Payment

Lazada Payment

Now choose your preferred payment method. You can opt for credit or debit card, MasterPass, Paypal / AMEX, Cash on Delivery, or helloPay. With so many options, there is no reason to be stuck without a payment method that suits you. When you’ve checked all your details you can then click PLACE YOUR ORDER.

It’s that simple! The best part is that LAZADA will arrange for the delivery of all your purchased goods, so you don’t have to deal with sorting that out with multiple websites and online shops. Delivery is usually done between 2 – 3 Business Days for most of retailers on LAZADA.