Work aside – It’s time for some Christmas Cheer!

Qinthara Fasya | 22 December 2021

It’s time to release some tension and get into the holiday mood.

DigitalCFO Asia’s got you covered on some last-minute gift ideas

Many of us may have struggled to cope with all the changes happening around the world – especially with more Covid-19 Variants surfacing. This has also led to many changes in industries and workplaces, causing stress and anxiety for some. What better way to end the year than having Christmas Celebrations with our families, putting all the stress and workload aside. The holidays are finally here, and it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. 

We have gathered some last-minute gift ideas, great for those who’s been slumped with work in the last week. Many e-commerce shipping deadlines may have already passed, but there are still a variety of thoughtful options out there for you to choose from to receive them by Christmas – with Christmas only 3 days away.

You can never go wrong with Gift Cards

Gift cards can be easily purchased online, or even purchased at your nearest 7/11. A gift card is a great gifting idea, as it gives the receiver the choice to pick his or her own gifts with the credited amount. Here are some e-gift cards you can choose from:

Sephora – Great for those who frequent beauty products

Merry Christmas Gift Card
Starbucks Gift Cards - Give thanks, give warmth, give delights with a Starbucks  Gift Card | Starbucks China

Starbucks – Great for those who loves coffee and consumes it frequently.

Starbucks gift cards comes in a variety of designs, suited for different personalities.

Spotify Premium Service – Great for those who loves streaming music and jamming to it wherever they are.

This can be purchased online through Lazada or local retailers such as 7/11.

Buy Spotify Gift Card Online in Singapore. B07676649S
Amazon.sg gift card design

Amazon – Great for those who loves shopping online with millions of varieties on products.

Christmas Gift Hampers / Wine Hampers

There are various gift hamper options for Christmas but we’ve chosen Far East Flora, which offers same-day delivery or next-day delivery. This is great for those who’d like to give a meaningful gift but do not have the time to go out and look for it.

Begin the celebrations with a bottle of Partager Rouge. This would make a terrific bring-along present when going to a Christmas dinner, especially if accompanied by a festive fresh rose arrangement.

Amazing Scented Candles

Image from Hush Candle

Aside from the typical holiday scented candles from popular stores like Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works that are mostly sold out at this point of time, Hush Candles is a great option for a candle gift set that offers next day delivery.

Back by popular demand at a bundled price, the Holiday Treat Gift Bundle consists of four of their top selling products, including a 4oz candle, a 50ml room spray, a 10ml essential oil roll-on, and a 15ml hand sanitiser of your choice. Get this gift for the ultimate aromatherapy and self-care experience. All items will be packed in the festive gift box.

Wireless Earbuds and Smart Speakers

Wireless earbuds/headphones and smart home devices were some consumer tech that were widely used and was trending in 2021. Wireless earbuds will continue to stay relevant as many are now still working remotely and uses them on a daily basis.

Smart speakers such as the Google Home mini are a great way to spice up your home, where it does not only simplify listening to music, it also makes automating our houses with tech much more fun. With many brands coming up with similar products like these, you could easily find these products at your nearest tech retailers.


All I want for Christmas is….

2021 was a difficult year for everyone, notably the banking industry, which had to adjust to several changes and processes. Many changes will occur in the financial services business in 2022 as a result of this demand, the post-Covid vaccine upswing, and improved economies. All we can do is hope for the best and look forward – as we move into this new normal together. Hear from our friends and staff of DigitalCFO Asia:

All I want for Christmas is to spend some quality time with my family and friends and not talk about the COVID situation!

– Paul Lennie, CFO for Asurion

All I want for Christmas is…Instead of a snow-globe, I’d like a crystal ball that helps read the future – there are some exciting and positive trends shaping next year, and I think Santa knows I deserve an unfair advantage!

– William Foo, CFO for Everise

All I want for Christmas is positive sum growth & collaboration using AI driven solutions for Finance Professionals!

– Michelle Foong, Marketing Manager, APAC, Esker Document Automation

All I want for Christmas this year is for people to be more resilient despite of all the challenges and struggles brought by the pandemic and the unpredictable situation that surrounds us.

– Ramir Anthony Dumos, Audience Development at DigitalCFO Asia

All I want for Christmas is to travel the world (while abiding to tight restrictions of course) and enjoy my twenties while I can!

– Qinthara Fasya, Assistant Editor for DigitalCFO Asia

What I want for Christmas is helping more finance professionals reach their career goals.

– Himashi Soriano, MBA, APAC Managing Director, Association for Financial Professionals

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us” – David Cameron. May this holiday season be a great one for all, with endless opportunities for us to spend time with our loved ones while unwinding as well.