30 Unique Birthday Gift Ideas In Singapore To Surprise Your Loved Ones

Finding a birthday gift for your loved one is definitely not an easy feat. The proliferation of choices we have today surely makes finding that one perfect gift for your loved one a daunting task. Gifts from the mainstream stores often are not suited to be perfect birthday gifts as they lack the sentimental and intimate value people crave. Therefore, in this article, we have curated a list of 24 unique gifts perfect for him, her and them! 

For Him

1) Hand Painted T-Shirt

Supreme, Fila, Under Armour, football club t-shirts…Too many shirts that he wants? Here’s a solution – get a DIY t-shirt painting kit and paint his “craze” all out for him! This is a great way to personalise this gift for your boyfriend or spouse, all you got to do is paint his favourite football team, fashion brands, or superhero character on the t-shirt! The design you paint won’t come off. 

New to art and painting?

Streaks n Strokes offers free online painting classes that can be viewed from their website and Facebook page as well! Follow along as they go teach you the basics of fabric painting, step by step.

Birthday Present for him Painted t-shirt

Price: From $49.90/t-shirt painting kit or $8.90 per bottle of fabric paint when you purchase alacarte

Contact: Whatsapp – (+65) 8587 8884 or email – hello@streaksnstrokes.com

DIY Adults t-shirt painting kit

2) Customised Gaming PC

If you know that he is an avid gamer, then no experience will be ever complete with a gaming desktop. Singapore’s homegrown brands Aftershock PC and Dreamcore are brands that you should lookout for when buying custom gaming desktops; they offer competitive prices for their premium services and products. Speaking from a true gamer’s perspective, he will definitely be ecstatic to know that you got a customised gaming rig just for him!
Gaming desktop

Price: Starts from $500

Aftershock PC

Dreamcore

3) Leather Products – The Gold Press

If the previous suggestion seemed too time consuming, a great alternative is to gift your loved one customised leather products such as keychains, card holders and lanyards. This is a classy gift for a stylish birthday girl or boy!

Price: Varies per request

Contact: Email – hello@thegoldpress.com

The Gold Press

4) Personalised Passport Cover and Luggage Tag – The Imprint

If your loved one is consumed by wanderlust, a perfect birthday gift would be a personalised passport cover and luggage tag! Customise the passport cover and luggage tag with their name on it! Veteran globetrotters will love this trendy and aesthetic gift that will enable them to snap some scenic shots with the customised passport in their hand against the backdrop of the airplane window.

5) Amazon Prime Subscription

Research has shown than men spend more time doing online shopping than women. Chances are he is a frequent online shopper too! So why not get him an Amazon Prime subscription which allows him to get free and fast delivery with no minimum purchase, access to Prime Videos and Twitch Prime. This is actually a win-win situation- you can now get him to buy all your favourite stuff from Amazon without sharing the delivery charges!
Amazon prime sub

Price: $2.99 / month

Amazon Prime Subscription

6) Watch – Daniel Wellington

This is a great birthday gift for your husband or boyfriend! The Daniel Wellington watches are extremely classy and it is a timeless piece that anyone will appreciate to add to their collection!

Price: $279 onwards

Daniel Wellington Time Piece

7) Personalised Cufflinks

Cufflinks are essential to complete any male professional attire. For working professionals, this personalised cufflinks is a perfect birthday gift! Include your loved one’s initials to the cufflinks and add a tingle of fun in formal attire!

8) Personalised Wine Cooler

Does your loved one throw cool parties or celebrations? Is there good wine involved in these parties? Then a personalised wine cooler is the perfect gift for your Dad, husband or boyfriend! Besides the wine bottles being kept in ice cold style, the wine cooler will be a unique talking point with your loved one’s guests!

For Her

9) Streaks n Strokes – DIY Tote Bag Painting Kit

Bags and girls are mostly inseparable – don’t know what kind of bags to get her? Surprise her with a DIY Tote Bag Painting Kit instead, where she can paint a tote bag with her favourite design, and take it out with her when she has lots of things to carry.

Want to add an extra element of surprise for her?

You can even purchase a couple painting kit so that you can paint along with her on her birthday. Most of the painting kits come with pencil and tracing paper, so you can trace before painting. Especially useful for beginners!

Couple Painting Kit

Price: $44.90 per Tote Bag Painting Kit & $69.90 per “Paint In Pairs” Kit

Contact: Whatsapp – (+65) 8587 8884 or email – hello@streaksnstrokes.com

Free Online Painting Classes

DIY Painting Kits

10) EZ Link Charms

For City dwellers, an EZ Link Charm is a practical and cute birthday gift! Make the mundane daily commute to work a tat bit colourful by getting your loved one an EZ Link Charm in their favourite cartoon character or superhero! From an Iron man to a Hello Kitty, the options in between are countless and there will sure be a charm that speaks to your loved one’s personality and liking! 

Price: $20 onwards

EZ Link Charm

11) Customised Photo Frame

Is she an old school person with an old soul that likes to showcase her memories in printed photos? If she is, then she must need lots of photo frames – Printvenue is one such website that offers a wide selection of customised frames, where you can decide on the colour, engravement, size etc. Fill her memory wall up with all the different custom frames!
photo frame custom

Price: Starts from $20

Customised Photo Frame

12) SO AM I – minimalistic jewellery

Looking for a customisable, yet not cheesy looking jewellery? Quit searching! SO AM I offers the classiest looking minimalistic jewellery. Customise them to your preference. Add your loved one’s favourite saying on a bracelet or design a pendant that you think would suit your loved one’s personality and style!

Price: Varies per request

Contact: support@soami.co.

Jewellery by SO AM I

13) Lovage – Birthday card

Instead of the plain and simple store-bought birthday card, you can check out the hand drawn and customisable birthday cards at Lovage! Lovage offers cool illustrations that can be tailored to your loved one’s tastes! So to create a birthday card that will not be chucked away for good, head over to Lovage to get your loved one a personalised and aesthetic card!

Price: Varies per request

Contact: hello@tiffanylovage.com

Personalised Cards by Lovage

14) Engraved Jewellery

There can never be enough jewellery, right? Different designs are good for different occasions. She might have a minimal looking necklace now, but what about her wrist? How about an engraved bracelet for her instead! Etch her name (or yours) on to a bracelet that will always reflect the bond between you and her.
engraved bracelet

Price: Starts from $40

Engraved Jewellery

15) Photo wall

Another cool homemade birthday gift will be a photo wall that can be a permanent feature in your loved one’s bedroom. Collect polaroid photographs of your loved one with his/her friends and family. Get some craft material from a local store and start creating this feature wall in your loved one’s room! But do ensure that this photo wall is detachable, so that it not be destroyed if your loved one decides to redecorate his/her room!

Price: A lot of man hours!

Some inspiration for the photo wall

16) Classy dresses

A staple in every woman’s closet is a real classy and versatile dress! So get your wife or girlfriend a stylish new outfit and take them out to a lovely birthday dinner in their new fit! Be sure to get their correct sizes and go-to styles when picking their outfit!

Price: $40 onwards

Love Bonito

For Him and Her

17) Clayart Sculptures

ClayArt Sculptures offers personalised clay sculptures that are hyper realistic. The Look-A-Like package enables you to create clay sculptures that look like your loved one. This is a fun and quirky gift that is sure to make the birthday girl or boy crack up! Your loved one is surely to treasure this eccentric gift for years to come.

Price: $250 onwards

Contact: info@clayartouch.com.sg 

Clay Art Structures

18) Smartwatch

A smartwatch can do wonders- track your fitness, track your health, even as a mobile wallet! As techno-savvy individuals today, smart devices such as the smartwatch bring plenty of value and convenience to our lives. The Apple smartwatch and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 are both great choices for an everyday watch that enhance our quality of life.
smartwatch

Price: Starts from $300

Apple Watch
Galaxy Watch Active 2

19) Mbossed Custom Plates

Custom plates from Mbossed is another fun way to commemorate someone’s birthday! This offbeat gift will stand out as it will be highly personalised and customised to the birthday girl or boy! This gift serves as a great decorative piece one can hang on walls or place on windows! Have fun with the designs and create something that reflects your loved one’s aesthetic and personality!

Price: Varies per request

Contact: Email – ask@mbossed.com

Mbossed Custom Plates

20) YouTube Premium Subscription

We know, TV is no longer cool, many of us are now binge watching our favourite programs on websites like Netflix and YouTube instead. The most frustrating thing about YouTube- advertisements. Know someone who is always complaining about the number of ads on YouTube? Get them a YouTube Premium subscription! YouTube Premium offers viewers to watch their favourite videos ad-free, offline, and keep them playing even when the app is closed.
Youtube premium sub

Price: $11.98 / month, $6.98 / month for student plans

YouTube Premium Subscription

21) Adult Colouring Book

An adult colouring book is a creative and fun birthday gift idea for a loved one who is overwhelmed by work and its stresses! It is easy to find enough time in a day to rest and relax from the hectic pace of life. So the colouring book is a great option for those pressed for time to take 10 minutes off a day to relax and do something creative and fun. It is a practical and fun gift that is sure to bring joy to your loved one!

Price: $12.55 

Location: Kinokuniya outlets Singapore-wide

Adult Colouring Book

22) Starbucks at home

We all know that one person that cannot end their day without having a cuppa from Starbucks. It’s sweet, it smells good, its fancy. However, the price of one drink can really get to us sometimes. How about gifting a coffee machine that can make Starbucks coffee that offers a much more value-for-money price! Nescafe has released a series of Starbucks coffee capsules to be used for their Dolce Gusto to provide the Starbucks experience from the comfort of your own home.
Nescafe machine

Price: Dolce Gusto starts from $80, Coffee Capsules starts from $8.00 / box

Nescafe Dolce Gusto 

23) Birthday Wine Hamper

Who doesn’t love wine and a night in with some netflix classics? This is a great birthday gift for anyone who is a homebody! Just snuggle up with your loved one with a bottle of Moet by your side and Brooklyn 99 on your screen! A great birthday gift for working adults with a passion for at home surprises!

Price: $256.80

Birthday Gift Hampers

24) Personalised Water Bottle

Purchase a personalised stainless steel chrome water bottle for your loved one for their birthday! This chic gift is made of sturdy stainless steel and it keeps your beverage cold for longer! There can’t be any other birthday gift that is more practical for residents of this sunny-island!

25) Pampering Set

Male or female, everyone loves a good pampering every once in a while. A pampering set can include anything that the person wants to use for their R&R. Think bath bombs, face masks, nail polish, fragrance soap, and an aftershave cream! Each of these items generally costs you under $10, so you could definitely come up with a set!

bath set

26) Bath Salts

Bath salts are one of the cheapest ways for you to treat mental and physical ailments- they can be used during baths / showers to manage stress relief, as well as any physical aches and pains. It is also a great way for a skin detox, since the salt acts like an exfoliation scrub

bath salts

Price: starts from $6
Bath Salts from Sephora

27) Surprise Box

Surprises can be hard to plan, especially if you are someone who is short of ideas. So why not get somebody else to do it for you? Surprise Box is a store that helps you curate the kind of surprise according to your specifications. All you need to do is tell the who the surprise is for, the occasion, and the intensity of surprise that the other person can take!

surprise box

Price: according to your specifications
Surprise Box Singapore 

28) Personalised Calendar

What can be more narcissistic than a person who enjoys looking at themselves in the mirror? We know- a person that can look at themselves for every month in the year! If you know someone is really confident about their appearance, we suggest getting them a personalised calendar! Just head on to Photobook Singapore, send in the best photos that you’ve got for your recipient and your gift is done!

calendar printing

Price: Starts from $28
Photobook Singapore 

29) DNA Ancestry Kit

This fad has been going on for a few years now, as genetic technology becomes more available to mass consumers. If you have a friend who is always talking and wondering about their ancestry, consider gifting them a DNA ancestry test kit so that they can explore more on their origins!

DNA Kit

30) Nintendo Switch

This one needs no explanation; everyone is all about Animal Crossing these days. Why would you miss out on the fun?

Nintendo Switch Console

Price: Starts from $400
Nintendo Switch from Lazada