Secret Santa Gifts For Your Co-Workers | Clozette

The festive season officially kicked off as soon as the calendar hit December 1st. With holiday parties here and there, getting everyone ticked off your shopping list can get more and more challenging. And we have to say, some of the hardest people to shop for are our co-workers.

With their different working styles and personalities, finding the right balance between being professional and friendly with them can make gift-scouting more complicated than usual. But it doesn't have to be! With the office Christmas party just around the corner, here are some Secret Santa gift ideas for every type of co-worker.

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For the dependable co-worker: tea and biscuits


The holidays are fun. But it can also be a tense and stressful season in the office as everyone strives to complete the year-end deadlines. And there will always be someone in the team who is willing to lend an extra hand, just because they're amazing like that. 

So to relieve the fatigue from your co-worker's shoulders, a good cup of tea, with biscuits on the side, to accompany them as they unwind during their holiday break is a gift idea that will truly be appreciated. 
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For the powerdresser: a lippie set



We all have that officemate who can light up the entire room when they enter because of their oozing confidence. Their secret? Powerdressing.

She is the one who provides the OOTD inspo for everyone, and you know you can always count on them for styling advice when there's a major presentation coming up. Because they already have their outfits covered, give them a lipstick set where they can mix and match from nudes to reds to match their OOTD is definitely the best way to go.

For the one with the insatiable wanderlust: tangle-free earbuds



Did you pick that co-worker who de-stresses in the most #TravelGoals way possible as your Secret Santa recipient? Give more excitement to their adventures by letting them enjoy their wanderlust playlist the best way they can.

Earbuds can be a hassle to bring around as it gets all tangled up in our bags, and with headphones taking up more space than we intend to be, you're doing your co-worker a favour with this pick. 


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For the one whose workspace looks like an art gallery: a planner set



They say that our workspace says a lot about our personality. While there are some of us who fill our desks with nothing but papers and post-its, there will always be that one person in the office whose space looks perfectly curated -- each pen has a place in its own, every photo is in a neat and minimalistic frame, and there is always an available coaster -- it's really a mystery how they do it.

To show how much you love their sense of workspace style, a planner set to add to their stash is a gift you should wrap up right now.

To the pop-culture geek: a desk-friendly action figure



Oh, the references! From the latest TV shows to comic-turned-movies selections, this co-worker takes inspiration from their favourite fictional characters to get through the stress in the office. They are most lifely the ones you bond with during coffee breaks when you just want to discuss which films to watch out for next, and their recommendations as to which books you should read on that 5-hour flight you'll be having during your holiday break seemed to be spot on to your taste. 

As a way to give back to their amazing advice, an action figure based on their favourite character which they can prop on their desk is their perfect gift match for the season.

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(Cover photo from: CelineChiam)


During the holiday season, shopping malls are impossible to be in. From the opening hours until closing time, it’s always jam packed with people going in and out of numerous stores as they make their way down their holiday gifting list.

That is why if you don’t have the patience or the time to be in these malls, online shopping websites are your new Christmas saviour. Not only can you easily browse through thousands of different products, but purchasing them is a breeze too – just add them to your cart, check out, and wait for them to pop up on your doorstep.

So if you haven’t started shopping for your friends and family for the upcoming holidays, and don’t have the spare capacity to hit the malls, here are the six best online shopping sites for all your holiday gifting needs.

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ZALORA



Whether you’re looking for gifts for him or her – from clothes and shoes, to accessories and tech gadgets, ZALORA has them all. Plus, they have a quick and easy 30-day Returns policy: just click on a certain product you want to have changed or refunded, choose when you want their rider to pick up your package, and once they receive your goods, your new item will be on its way to you. So if you change your mind on a certain present for someone, you can easily have it exchanged!

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Etsy



If you’re looking for unique, creative or personalised gifts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, Etsy is the place for you. Not only will you help small businesses thrive, but you will also support a community of crafters and artists who put their heart and soul into each product they make.


Sephora



With their unparalleled amount of prestige products and beautifully curated holiday gift sets, you won’t have a problem finding a present for your mum, your best friend, your sister – or even your grandmother – in Sephora.


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Net-A-Porter



Want to give the ultimate treat to your loved ones this Christmas? Then luxury shopping website Net-A-Porter will provide all the sophisticated products you could ever hope to have and give. And the best part? Your packages will come in their standard super-chic black packaging, which saves you time from having to wrap it up yourself. 


Lazada



Whatever gift you’re looking for, you can find it in Lazada at a discounted price. From electronics to clothes and beauty products, they always have the best deals and discounts, and shopping is easy and quick; which will make you and your wallet happy, indeed.


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Typo



If you’re the type who loves to give quirky homeware items or personalised products, you’ll easily find them all at Typo. Famous for their cute and novelty gadgets, mugs, diaries, cases, and whatnot, they have everything you need in order to become a “gift giving hero” this Christmas.

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Which of these websites will you be going to for your holiday gifting needs? To get the most out of your online shopping, read our seven online shopping tips for shopaholics.

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If there’s one thing we love about fashion, it’s that there are no boundaries. Style is not restricted to a certain model, designer or runway – it’s all about playing with pieces to create a style unique to your individual personality. What does that really mean? No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what season you’re in, get this: there are no hard rules in fashion.


Want to pull off Fall looks in our tropical weather? The key is to select the right pieces and you can make it work for you. We collaborated with our friends from leading Taiwanese fashion brand, KODZ, to come up with key looks for the season. Six stylish members from #TeamClozette came together to shoot a look book that expresses each of their own unique style while celebrating the brand’s minimal aesthetics.

Ready to look and feel your best this Fall? Keep scrolling to see what Dhivya, Audy, Becks, Li Wei, Jessie, and Jamie wore – and read what they have to say about their favourite Fall-inspired looks from KODZ that are bound to inspire your next street-ready Fall OOTD.

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Keep it neutral like Dhivya & Audy



Feeling lazy and just want to have a low-key and fuss-free day? Go for a neutral palette that is easy to mix and match.

"I love this outfit because it makes me feel like I’m channelling [my inner] Cara Delevingne on her off-duty days. This outfit is perfect for a date to the movies or a casual brunch with my friends." - Dhivya

"The dress is comfortable yet so chic! I like how I could dress it up for the office and dress it down for a relaxed weekend!" - Audy

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Embrace Fall colours like Becks & Li Wei



Fall is all about darker hues and sweater weather. We say, deviate from your usual monochrome palette by adding pops of berry in your outfit with knitted sweaters that are lightweight enough for the tropics.

“Muted palettes and soft fabrics have a sense of effortless sophistication that appeals to me. Perfect for chilly days in the tropics; the asymmetrical hemline of the turtleneck sweater and side-slit of the fitted skirt help add that extra ‘oomph’ to my ensemble." - Becks

"I'd imagine myself wearing this ensemble during the cooler months in Singapore, or even in Hong Kong! This is a great look to run errands or hit the mall in, because the crop-top-and-pants look isn't too casual and the sweater keeps me warm. Let’s not forget how a pop of colour to my otherwise monochromatic outfit would turn eyes!" - Li Wei


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Stick to staples like Jessie & Jamie



When the weather cools but you’re still not ready to let go of sundresses from Summer, reach for easy pieces that are cut in a slightly heavier fabric. They provide just the right amount of warmth while still keeping you cool and fresh through the humid daytime weather.

"I love that my dress is comfy and not tight-fitting, perfect for a casual afternoon tea session!" - Jessie

"Dresses are great options to save you time and effort on those mornings when you’re running late. And this black one-piece is surprisingly versatile for work and play – whether it's with sneakers or heels! This is a definite closet staple!” - Jamie



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