Gift Guide: For Your Mum Who's Now A Techie | Clozette


Our mums are the best, aren't they? From caring for our basic needs to giving us motherly support, it seems like they can do anything. But there's one arena where they need some help from time to time: gadgets and anything tech-related. Although she may have a rich social media life on Facebook, there's always room for improvement, don't you think? Give your budding techie mum some new gear for the holiday season so she can level up. Ahead, a list of selections that we think every hip mum would love to have.


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

SGD799/~USD585


This compact camera is the perfect gadget to give to your newbie techie mum. Although it's mainly aimed for photographers, with an intuitive design that's easy to navigate, your mum won't have a problem mastering its features. It has the speed of a DSLR but has a sleek and lightweight body, making it perfect as a travel companion. This model has improved autofocus, which means that even though your mum may be shakey in handling cameras, the photos would still look good. 


Xiaomi 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro


PHP1195/~USD23


With all the social media browsing and gaming your mum does, she usually goes into low battery mode so she'll appreciate getting a reliable power bank that can cater to almost any device. The fast-charging Xiaomi 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro comes with a micro USB cable and a versatile Type-C adapter. However, for iOS devices, a separate cable will be needed. 


Foreo Luna 3


Foreo Luna 3

 SGD299/~USD218 each


Whether your mum is a skincare fanatic or not, this beauty gadget is something that she will love to have. Take it from us, the Foreo cleansers can improve your complexion with regular use. Which model is best to give her? We say, go for the newly launched Luna 3, which has all the improved features from longer touchpoints (for more effective pore cleansing) to intensified pulsations (personalised pulsation depending on the skin's needs). The best thing is that it's not all complicated to use. Just one universal button for every function.


OPPO Reno2


OPPO Reno2

SGD899/~USD658


Surprise your mum with a new, upgraded phone! The stylish OPPO Reno2 (available in Sunset Pink and Luminous Black) is a good choice. The features are good but not overly complicated and it has fun settings like the HDR Portrait Mode and Bokeh Mode that your mum can experiment with.



Fitbit Aria Air



SGD78/~USD57


This seemingly too-hip gadget will also be a great addition to your mum's tech gear because it can help her monitor her overall health and wellness. From weight tracking to heart rate data, all these will be monitored and stored in the Fitbit app for easy access. It's also compatible with the Fitbit Health Solutions program, which can help manage and prevent chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.


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Mattel’s Barbie has always been a style icon. From her giant ballgowns to her pinstripe power suits, she’s been known to wear all the fashion trends that have come and gone. So it wasn’t surprising that she would soon be hopping on the streetwear style, with its comfy pieces and daring details. The BMR1959™ Collection celebrates the fashion heritage of Barbie and showcases how current trends influence the brand. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the lead designer for Barbie® Signature, this curated collection celebrates personal style and self-expression by mixing and matching high and low styles with reimagined ‘90s trends and contrasting patterns. Interested in seeing Barbie and Ken in the bold and modern style of today’s trends? Read on.


Overalls and Oversized Accessories


Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


A neon-green pair of short overalls paired with a bright blue puffer jacket, this Ken doll looks like a miniature version of a guy you’ll pass by while walking down the street. Sporting an oversized pair of cat-eye sunnies, a statement chain necklace, and bright orange sneakers, this doll isn’t afraid to play with colour — just look at that dyed hair!

Logo Galore


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


Streetwear is all about artistically displaying that brand name on every possible inch of the clothing. This doll is no exception. From the dangling ribbons that cascade down from her shoulders to her Yeezy-esque sock sneakers — even capping it off (pun intended) with a backwards baseball cap — you definitely know which collection she’s wearing.


Florals and Gold


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Barbie will want you to stop and appreciate her entire OOTD. With the bright red dress and its floral print, it’s very vintage. But since it’s paired with her gold heels and angular sunnies (arguably the most streetwear-inspired piece in her ensemble), the contrasting elements make for a fun visual. We’re also loving her sheer white lace bomber jacket, very on-trend.



Athleisure Aesthetic


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Barbie rocks the athleisure aesthetic with her cropped, logo-print sweatshirt over a bike shorts romper with checkered detail. Some bright pops of colour come from her pink athletic shoes and a blue waist bag. Her crowning glory: extra-long braids are styled in a partial top-bun accented with baby hairs.


Ken with the Undercut


Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


This Ken doll has that casual hypebeast vibe with his undercut hairstyle styled into a bun. He sports an oversized pair of aviator spectacles, a fanny pack, and comfy slides, all with gold embossed logos. For ultimate comfort, he’s wearing an orange and red hoodie with allover logo-print shorts.


Moto Maiden


Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)


Look at this doll wearing a neon motocross dress with a bold BMR1959™ logo paired with a denim logo-print jacket, platform sneakers, cool neon beret and hoop earrings. We like her neon ensemble and though the pieces alone may be too much, together in one outfit kinda makes sense.


(Cover photo from: @Barbie)


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Thanksgiving may not be celebrated in our region, but some of its traditions have since seeped through our practices. Gift-giving even prior to December holidays, greeting our friends from across the globe who enjoy the tradition, and maybe munching on some turkey and pumpkin pie when given the chance. But our favourite? Black Friday. Scheduled right after Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. which is celebrated during the fourth Thursday of November, this year, it's going to be celebrated on the 28th. Ready to take part in the fun? We lined up the best shopping promos that you should not miss. 


15 per cent off on Sephora beauty picks



Year-end beauty shopping has never been this sweet! Sephora jumps in on the Black Friday hype this year with 15 per cent off on majority of their products from 28 to 29 November, both online and in-store. If you're a Beauty Pass member, you'll also get early bird access, meaning more chances to snag great deals before they get sold out. 


Robinsons' blackout blowout 



Last but certainly not least, more spectacular deals are up ahead as Robinsons' promise Black Friday treats that are "worth queueing overnight for". We're talking beauty selections, discounts on new fashion collections, a variety of gifts-with-purchase, and of course, never before budget blowouts that will have you leaving with a massive haul. Early birds will also get a sweet treat in the form of a 'survival kit', so make you're within the first 300 to catch this amazing affair. 

Exciting beauty and fashion deals at ION Orchard



Is ION Orchard your go-to when thinking of retail therapy? Well, you're in luck because they're having a major sale on some of their biggest brands this coming Black Friday. Flash their post from Facebook or Instagram on the participating stores like Pandora, Giorgio Armani Beauty, FILA, YSL, and more, and get up to 60 per cent off on your beauty and fashion purchases. This officially starts today and will end on 2 December.


Shopaholics unite at SocietyA's storewide sale



Since we're all about completing your holiday wardrobe (or just encouraging some rewards after a hectic November), we're also keeping an eye out on SocietyA's big storewide sale this coming Black Friday. From 29 November to 2 December, shop 'til you drop both in-store and online with discounts of up to 40 per cent off. 



Fall in love with discounts from FOREO



Upgrade your beauty routine with 15 per cent off on FOREO's devices this coming 28 and 29 November. And yes, in case you're wondering, it covers renowned skincare gadget faves like the FOREO Luna cleansing device and the UFO smart masking gadget. Awesome, right?


Shopee's mega blowout



A culmination of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, 12.12 sales, and of course, their birthday bash, Shopee also joins in the retail therapy fun in the best way possible. Their waves of discounts are coming this week, with vouchers, cashback, free shipping and a bunch of flash sales from 29 November up to 12 December. We're talking beauty products, gadgets, and many more lifestyle picks you'll surely want to add to cart. 




Explore more with Expedia



Launch your holiday planning in full gear this weekend as Expedia is also putting our Black Friday deals to fill your wanderlust. Catch up to 60 per cent off on hotel bookings, enjoy discounts on over 160 destinations, and find the best travel deals to suit your budget, all on 29 November. 


Fun shopping with Funan



From 29 November to 2 December, you can also score great finds at Funan. Catch the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) Black Friday sale to get exclusive discounts on gadgets, home appliances, and more. Talk about perfect for the techie in you or whoever is on your holiday wishlist.



An array of finds from Rustan's 



One of PH's go-to destinations for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, Rustan's is also pitching its share for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a ton of deals. Take your pick from brands like Clinique, Stila, Natori, FitBit and more and score up to 95 per cent off on your purchases. Because what better way to greet December than with a massive — and festive — shopping spree? 


Get new pairs from SPUR's at 40 per cent off



Looking for new kicks to take you all the way to the new year? Snag SPUR Urban Mine shoes for up to 40 per cent off on regular-priced items from 28 November to 2 December 2019. Plus, if you're a special pass member, you can also enjoy the discount one day early (27 November). Now, we don't know about you, but we're already listing our top picks from their selections.


(Cover photo from: @societya)


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