A gift is one of the most immediate and tangible ways of showing someone that you care. Since ’tis the season for doing just that, we think that it’s good to go the extra mile in giving your nearest and dearest something truly meaningful to take them into the holidays and the year ahead. And because we’re deeply devoted to the cause and discipline that is music, we’ve curated nine musically forward gifts that will put a lasting smile on the faces of the people receiving them.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
JBL FREE X Truly Wireless Earbuds
The JBL Free X Truly Wireless earbuds are some of the most versatile, yet straightforward sets of earbuds to come out in recent years. No, it may not have active noise cancellation, but it does a great job at passive cancellation and isolation, given how snug its fit is. For its size, these tiny earbuds offer loud and robust bass.
The JBL Free X Truly Wireless Earbuds are going at S$249. Get yours here.
JBL TUNE 120TWS Truly Wireless Earbuds
Coming in at just S$149, the JBL Tune 120TWS Truly Wireless earbuds will undoubtedly give you the biggest bang for your buck this Christmas. These compact earbuds offer you the biggest savings, as well as full, well-balanced bass, treble and midrange tones.
The JBL Tune 120TWS earbuds are now available at S$149. Get yours here.
APPLE AIRPODS PRO
Style meets substance as the beloved Airpods series from Apple takes giant leaps and bounds ahead of its previous incarnations. With a shorter stem, incredible active noise cancellation, and its new patented tips, the Airpods Pro do a fantastic job at giving users the perfect blend of quality and comfort.
The Apple Airpods Pro are retailing at S$379 (with free engraving). Get yours here.
SENNHEISER MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS
If you want the power and performance of premium headphones condensed into a pair of tiny earbuds that incredibly match up to its larger counterpart, look no further than the Sennheiser Momentum earbuds. Compared to the wired Momentum in-ears and Bluetooth Momentum Frees, they are a little calmer and leaner in the bass. These models have a slightly richer and fuller bottom end, but what the sound loses in weight it gains in balance and poise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are currently retailing at S$429. Get a pair here.
Somehow, Sony has managed to take everything we loved about the large and substantial WH-1000XM3s, and put it into the small and sleek WF-1000XM3s. It may be a mouthful to say, but its main draw is its audio prowess, as it should be. The WF-1000XM3s offer rich and full sonic textures right out of the box, but its trusty accompanying app gives listeners the freedom to create the sound signature they want. Also, the noise cancellation on these puppies are a thing of beauty.
The Sony WF-1000XM3s retail at S$349. Get yours here.
TICKETS TO OF MONSTERS & MEN LIVE IN SINGAPORE
Multi-platinum Icelandic indie pop quintet Of Monsters and Men is set to make its grand return to Singapore on 18 January 2020, making tickets to the highly anticipated show the perfect gift this Christmas season. To commemorate the season of giving, Greener Pastures has announced a special Christmas Package, in which purchasers will get four standard tickets for the price of three.
The Christmas Package is on sale now for S$294. Individual tickets will cost $108. Get your passes here.
MONO STEALTH ALIAS BACKPACK
The quintessential backpack for musicians, the MONO Stealth Alias can hold laptops of up to 15″, tablets, audio interfaces, vinyl, headphones and other accessories. The bags have a “Sharkskin” shell that is water-resistant so your gear stays protected while on the move.
The MONO Stealth Alias Backpack is retailing for S$159. Get yours here.
Band merch will never go out of style. Whether your loved on is preparing for an upcoming gig, or you just want to gift them a t-shirt of their band, band merch is always the way to go.
Get your band merch here.
SWEE LEE GIFT CARD
This Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of music with the Swee Lee gift card. With credits ranging from $10 to $1000, this gift is perfect for those looking to bolster their arsenal with new gear. The Swee Lee gift card is the key to unlocking the jet pack that will help your musical ambitions blast off into the new year.
The Swee Lee gift card ($10 to $1000) is available here.