Still undecided about what to give your cubicle friend for the office’s annual Christmas gift exchange? We’re here to help you be the perfect Secret Santa—you know, one that people would not hate. Let’s start with what to not give: tin cookies, coffee mug/tumbler (despite being an addict one drinks a cup at a time), stuffed animal, photo frame, hand cream, candle and refrigerator magnet, to name a few. How about the gifts that will make people love you? We picked eight items that will certainly please.

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Ideal for: Artists/Frenzied parents
The gift: These Christmas-themed colouring placemats from OMY allow hosts to add a splash of (personalised) creativity to the dining table or keeps the little ones busy and seated throughout the meal.
Where to find: Another Story at EmQuartier

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Ideal for: Foodies/Happy Hour buddy
The gift: Jacob’s Creek’s Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon is matured first in traditionally toasted wine barrels, then finished in aged Irish whiskey barrels. This unique technique presents added layers of complexity and exquisitely integrated tannins. As the palate is rich and dense, yet smooth with delicate, toasty characters, the wine beautifully pairs with beef and lamb dishes.
Where to find: Villa Market, Gourmet Market and Foodland

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Ideal for: Beauty junkies
The gift: Tarte’s Pretty Paintbox collector’s makeup case from the holiday 2016 collection features enough beauty products to complete a different look a day throughout 2017 (yes, we’re exaggerating). The case comes with 24 limited edition eye shadow shades, a waterproof micro eye liner, a volumising mascara, a deluxe-size glossy lip paint as well as a four-piece cheek palette to add colour, contour and highlight to the face.
Where to find: Sephora

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Ideal for: The stressed ones
The gift: Pañpuri’s limited edition Wish aroma diffuser and Scarlet Rouge essential oil set is the perfect gift for those who seem to need some private, Zen time. Designed by Jean-Marc Gady, the decorative diffuser will complement any interior. The sensual aroma of rose and geranium fill the air, evoking a sensory journey to the sand dunes of Jumeirah and the Middle East.
Where to find: Pañpuri


Ideal for: Free-spirits/Fashionistas
The gift: These feather ear cuffs by Anni Jergenson offers a charming, boho-chic look. Perhaps a must-have accessory for the upcoming Wonderfruit Festival as well.
Where to find: Another Story at EmQuartier


Ideal for: Skincare addicts
The gift: The limited edition Suminagashi-inspired SK-II Facial Treatment Essence comes in three stunning shades of red, blue and green, symbolising courage, renewel and purity. ‘Suminagashi’ translates to ‘floating ink,’ which illustrates the beautiful marbling process created from plain paper, ink and water. Pick from four extravagant coffrets for your beauty-obsessed colleague.
Where to find: Leading department stores

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Ideal for: The life of the party/The young-at-heart
The gift: The Toulouse dartboard set is full of quirky details—think marbled oil drop effect, turquoise lacquered dartboard and metallic gold screen printed graphics. The fun set comes prepped with six game pieces, chalk and eraser.
Where to find: Jonathan Adler

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Ideal for: Home cooks/Foodies/Globetrotters
The gift: The Nordic Cook Book is chef Magnus Nilsson’s take on Nordic home cooking and its rich culinary culture. It features 700 simple and authentic recipes from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the outlying islands, as well as gorgeous photographies of the landscape and people from the chef’s travels.
Where to find: Another Story at EmQuartier

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