NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Social Media #Goals

You can roll your eyes at all the Instagrammers, but you can’t deny that you have secretly wished that you were in their shoes. They’ll tell you that they woke up like that (c’mon, who wakes up with glowing skin and perfect curls?), but a lot of effort actually goes into maintaining a pretty social media feed. Whether it’s making sure you’re always looking on point or hunting down cool spots for photos, there are endless places and hashtags to look for for inspiration. Not sure where to start on your journey to social media stardom? Here’s some ideas!

1. PHILIPS STYLECARE PRESTIGE AUTO CURLER, $199
Available at philips.com.sg

Of course you need a hair curler and not everyone can afford Dyson cos #brokeaf. This one has a whopping 27 setting combinations, a keratin ceramic barrel, and a wide open design for easy curling. Hair goes in straight, comes out curled – easy peasy!

2. DANIEL WELLINGTON CLASSIC PETITE READING WATCH, $159
Available at danielwellington.com

Remember when there was an influx of influencers promoting Daniel Wellington watches? It has now become a staple for every influencer wannabe. With a black leather strap and hints of rose gold, the watch can be paired with many outfits, so we understand why this minimalistic watch is so hyped up. No better way to keep track of time as you travel from one event to the next with this sleek watch! Quote NYLON for 0% off.

3. 1MORE STYLISH DUAL-DYNAMIC DRIVER BT IN-EAR HEADPHONES, $119
Available at Lazada and at Challenger Stores

As the name implies, these headphones are indeed stylish, but also have great sound with their dual-dynamic drivers and lossless bluetooth audio. Plus it also comes in this gorgeous pink colour, guaranteed to fit in with any flatlay.

4. WILDFLOWER PHONE CASE, $37
Available at wildflowercases.com

The golden rule to taking a cute mirror selfie? A snazzy phone case. Wildflower is the fastest growing millennial iPhone fashion accessories and their phone cases have been spotted in the hands of Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and many other media influencers. If they have it, you’ve got to have it too…

 

5. OFF WHITE INDUSTRIAL BELT, $229
Available at Off White stores and at mytheresa.com

Want to own the Typical Singaporean “Fashion Influencer” Look? You can’t have this stable missing from their wardrobe that’s probably stocked with Gucci, Balenciaga or Gosha Rubchinskiy. Anything that makes them stand out (or really, blend in), they ought to have it! Plus points: it helps your pants stay up too.

6. 6IXTY8IGHT ‘PENGUIN PARTY’ SLEEPWEAR, $9.90 – $49.90
Available at 6IXTY8IGHT stores

Can you really call yourself #goals if you haven’t staged a shot of yourself “snuggling” in bed, with a full breakfast-in-bed spread in front of you, and with perfect no-makeup-makeup to boot? Ah it’s okay, we see through it. Break out the penguins anyway — at least you look cute!

7. INSTABOOSTGRAM ACTIVE INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS, $59.99 for 10,000 followers
Available at instaboostgram.com

Buying fake followers to boost your social status have become commonplace for many on Instagram. So what better way to have your aspiring influencer friend wake up to a few more (thousand) followers on their profile on Christmas? Just make sure they remember you when they make it big. Also works well as a prank!

8. THUMBS UP SMARTPHONE SELFIE RING LIGHT, $17.97
Available at asos.com

Let’s be honest, you’re doing yourself justice with a dimly lit selfie. The focus of the photo is none other than your beautiful facial features (t̶h̶a̶t̶ yo̶u̶’̶v̶e̶ s̶p̶e̶n̶t̶a to̶n̶ o̶f̶ m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ on̶).

9. RIPNDIP NERM FLOWER FANNY PACK, USD30
Available at ripndipclothing.com

Don’t worry, there’s nothing about this fanny pack that puts you into the dad-bag category. From far, it’s a dope floral fanny pack. When you go up close, be greeted by the cheeky Lord Nermal. Bonus points if you spot him with his trademark middle fingers.

10. OLIVIA BURTON CELESTIAL COLLECTION, $199
Available at Olivia Burton stores

Dream big with this galaxy-inspired timepiece that won’t ever go out of fashion. Sure Daniel Wellington is a classic wrist pleaser, but sometimes you might just want to feel just a tad girlier, and an Olivia Burton is the right place to look. With rose gold rims and dramatic florals, your wrist never felt more stylish.

11. THOMAS SABO CHARM PENDANT “ZODIAC SIGN”, $129
Available at Thomas Sabo stores and online

The stars have aligned, and Mercury never seems to be in retrograde for your friend. For the girl who subtly judges everyone based on their star sign {“OMG you are such a Scorpio!”), and never goes on a Tindr date without a full compatibility analysis first. It’s a science! Let her flaunt what she’s proud of then.

12. LETSFLOATSG CANDY PEGASUS FLOAT, $80
Available at letsfloatsg.com

Regardless if it’s a unicorn, flamingo or donut, a huge float to perch yourself on is essential for a perfect poolside picture somewhere in Bali.

 

13. THE MINDFUL COMPANY HEART BAR BRACELET, $85-118
Available at mindful-company.com

How pretty are these dainty, bar bracelets? The Mindful Company also provides engraving on the exterior, up to 14 characters in two fonts — perfect for a name, or a few meaningful words to yourself or your best girl friend.

14. BAMBOO HANDMADE COFFER BAG, $129
Available at Zalora

The famous ‘Bali Bag’! We don’t know what people fit into these bags as they look so compact and stiff, but if you want the perfect bag to go with your sundress, this is it. Made of bamboo fibre, be prepared to be one with nature.

15. ZOFF SUNGLASSES
Available at Zoff outlets islandwide

The best way to keep an air of mystery is a pair of sunnies. Feeling awkward at an event? Toss on a pair of sunglasses to become… nonchalant. The Japanese sunglasses brand has a huge range of affordable sunglasses which means that you can easily get a couple to switch things up. All of Zoff’s sunglasses has lens with 99.9% UV protection against the sun for outside shoots too – don’t damage your eyes by buying cheapo sunnies from random street stalls!

16. LIPAULT LADIES GIFT SET (Plume Elegance Clutch Bag M + Plume Elegance Cardholder), $150
Available at Lipault stores

For the fashion elites, any mention of Paris has to be followed by an exclamation of très chic! Try it here and you’ll sound way too pretentious. A far more elegant option would be to rep the same breezy style with a set of these leather accessories from Parisian brand Lipault.

17. VIVO V11, FROM $599
Available at authorised retailers and telcos

iPhone is the default influencer phone, but other phone companies have started to catch up with Apple in the phone game. And you’ll be glad that you decided to break away from Apple’s lineup with Vivo’s V11. The front camera is a whopping 25 MP, which will result in better selfies than the iPhone XR’s 7MP front camera.

18. GUCCI MARMONT MATELASSE LEATHER BELT BAG, $1,150
Available at Gucci boutiques and at gucci.com

Gucci gang, gucci gang, gucci gang. What was once an unattainable and uninspiring label have become “ultimate goals” for the younger social crowd. Scroll through your Insta feed, open your Snapchat, and you’re probably seconds away from glimpsing the iconic “GG” symbol. You know the saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them”.

19. MAID IN CHINA TIGER TOAST RACK, £35
Available online

This gold toast rack is the perfect addition to your kitchen for #breakfastgoals and #breakfastclub pictures. If you prefer eating your toast straight from the toaster, the Tiger Toast Rack would also make a fancy letter holder. #deskgoals would work too!

20. NISSIN CUP NOODLES GIANT INFLATABLE, USD35
Available at nissinfanstore.com

Are they truly your followers if they don’t know what you love? This giant inflatable plushie (unfortunately it’s fake) is the perfect prop for your couch or your bed — it looks cute in both vlogs and on Insta-stories. Maybe when you’re popular enough, your fans might even start sending you noods by the carton!

21. NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SAGE LOW, $159
Available at JD Sports and online

The Nike Air Force has taken the mainstream crowd by storm. Why not feel cute in the Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low which is basically the Air Force but better! The dusty pink suede finish amps up any cute outfit and comes Jorja-Smith-approved!

22. WYNDHAM SUNDANCER RESORT LOMBOK
Book your rooms online at wyndhamhotels.com

Surefire way to get the likes soaring? A couple of posts of you relaxing on the the beautiful white sand beaches of Indonesia, with a margarita in hand. Wyndham’s latest resort sits on a gorgeous private beach, and is near the Southern Gili’s if you’re into island hopping. And hope for good weather, because on a clear day, you’ll be able to see Mt Rinjani in Lombok and even Mt Agung in Bali.

 


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More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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