28 Ridiculously Cool Gifts From Taobao That Everyone Will Want

‘coz it’s Christmas yo. Heck, just buy it for yourself.

1. A portable mini speaker that looks just like an 80s transistor radio (and that even looks like it’s made of wood).
Price: RMB 129 = SGD 27
12-1
Shop: 亿觅旗舰店 / Yi Mi Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Year-Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

2. An even tinier mini carry-on Bluetooth speaker shaped like an acorn.
Price: RMB 69 = SGD 14.50
13-2
Shop: iTop
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Year-Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

3. A giant map of the world wall decal so you can keep those 2017 travel plans in sight.
Price: RMB 568 = SGD 119
37-1
Shop: 星玥工坊 / Xing Yue Gong Fang
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, 7 Year-Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

4. Classic handmade leather coin purses that match just about anything.
Price: RMB 129 = SGD 27
20-2
5. …there’re lots of other options too, like this multi-purpose pouch.
Price: RMB 99 = SGD 21

Shop: Janiewill Handmade Studio
Rating: 5 Hearts, 5 Year-Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

6. These ultra baller looking crystal whisky glasses for the whisky snob.
Price: RMB 115 each = SGD 24 each


Shop: 诺瓦生活 / Nuo Wa Sheng Huo
Rating: 5 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.8

7. Perfect your brew with this coffee home brewing kit.
Price: RMB 168 = SGD 35
14-1
Shop: 千灿咖啡官方店 / Qian Can Ka Fei Guan Fang Dian
Rating: 2 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

8. These wall mounted bottle openers that make awesome wall decorations too.
Price: RMB 22.56 each = SGD 5 each
17-2
Shop: 一米阳光家饰 / Yi Mi Yang Guang Jia Shi
Rating: 3 Blue Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

9. *Hums Englishman In New York* This classy porcelain tea set for the tea connoisseur in your life.
Price: RMB 102 = SGD 21.50
16-2
Shop: 米立风物 / Mi Li Feng Wu
Rating: Under 极有, 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

10. This portable USB powered juice blender for the health freak who can’t function without their morning smoothie.
Price: RMB 85 = SGD 18
23-1
Shop: 左手商城 / Zuo Shou Shang Cheng
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

11. Never fumble for your thumb drive again – these ball-point pens come with 16G USB thumb drives built into their caps.
Price: RMB 39 = SGD 8.50
1-1
Shop: 优权办公用品专营店/ You Quan Ban Gong Yong Pin Zhuan Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 4 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

12. Move along if you weren’t born in the 80s. This portable battery pack makes for a nice a walk down nostalgia lane for the cool kids from the 80s.
Price: RMB 98 = SGD 20.41
2-2
Shop: 从此物录 / Cong Ci Wu Lu
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.8

13. This windproof lighter is a hard gift to top for the outdoor nut – and it’s chargeable and smoke free too. Get it engraved because we all need to show a little self-love. #GoGreen
Price: RMB 25.50 = SGD 5.50
19-2Shop: 名士兄弟烟具专营店 / Ming Shi Xiong Di Yan Ju Zhuan Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.6

14. A portable USB-powered humidifier for the girl in the office who’s always going off about the air-conditioning drying our her skin. #firstworldproblems
Price: RMB 39 = SGD 8.20
24-1
Shop: 左手商城 / Zuo Shou Shang Cheng
Rating: 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

15. This really neat gadget organiser for the control freak in your life.
Price: RMB 28 – 75 = SGD 6 – 16
25-1
Shop: 盛世嘉业数码专营店 / Sheng Shi Jia Ye Shu Ma Zhuang Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 6 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

16. You can buy it in cooler-than-thou shades of black too.
Price: RMB399 = SGD 84
36-2Shop: Letsolar
Under Tmall, 3 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

17. For the geeky book lover in your life, an LED reading light that will allow you to read virtually anywhere.
Price: RMB 39 = SGD 8.20
4-1Shop: 日成兴业码专营 / Ri Cheng Xing Ye Shu Ma Zhuan Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 5 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

18. This umbrella with a blue-sky painted on the insides for the annoying eternal optimist. This brolly is designed to survive breakage from strong winds.
Price: RMB 69.90 = SGD 15.00
5-1Shop: gzg居家日用旗舰店 / gzg Ju Jia Ri Yong Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall, 3 Years Old Shop
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

19. This bunny night light for the animal lover that’s just too #adorbs
Price: RMB 168 = SGD 35
3-2Shop: Zao Zuo旗舰店 / Zao Zuo Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Quality: 5.0
Service: 5.0
Delivery: 5.0

20. This puzzle set that will leave even the most enthusiastic puzzle aficionado stymied.
Price: RMB 49.99 = SGD 11.00
9-1Shop: 玩意生活店铺 / Wan Yi Sheng Huo Dian Pu
Rating: Under 极有家, 3 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

21. This gorgeous calligraphy set, so you can fit in with the in-crowd now that penmanship is all the rage.
Price: RMB 39.90 = SGD 8.50
26-2Shop: 菲比羽墨 / Fei Bi Yu Mo
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns
Quality: 4.7
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

22. This gorgeous full colouring and paint set for the hobbyist who’s taking their watercolour game to the next level.
Price: RMB 198 = SGD 42
28-1Shop: 妞妞姐的店 / Niu Niu Jie De Dian
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

23. These minimalist pot-holders for the new home owner who’s just blown most of their savings on mortgage and can’t afford to splash out on redecorating.
Price for the stand: RMB 59.40 – 77.40 = SGD12.50 – 16.10
Price for pots: RMB 59.40 – 77.40 = SGD12.50 – 16.10
31-2Shop: 空之间生 / Kong Zhi Jian Sheng
Rating: 2 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

24. Or because you want your desk to look like the insides of the hipster café you can’t afford coffee at, this geometric desk accessory that happens to make a nice home for your pet air-plant.
Price: RMB 68 – 88 = SGD 14.20 – 18.30
32-132-2Shop: 玉麟家居饰品 / Yu Lin Jia Ju Shi Pin
Rating: 2 Blue Diamonds
Quality: 5.0
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 5.0

25. A Taobao classic. You really can’t go wrong with marble *anything*. These marble dishes will make your failed attempt at replicating that Tasty dessert recipe look like it came from a Michelin-starred establishment. Just buy it already.
Price: RMB 15 = SGD 3.20
33-1
Shop: 华美家居 / Hua Mei Jia Ju
Rating: Under 极有家, 4 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

26. A prismatic photo-frame (are photo-frames still a thing?!) for the person who still believes in the power of a printed photo.
Price: RMB 139 = SGD 29
11-1Shop: 够创意 / Gou Chuangyi
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.8
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

27. One can never have too many notebooks. And these “Zen” notebooks might just help you reach stationery Nirvana. Either way, buy it because retail therapy is totally a thing.
Price: RMB 37 = SGD 8
34-234-1Shop: 片刻 生活馆 / Pian Ke Sheng Huo Guan
Rating: 3 Blue Crowns, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

28. Since you’re shopping from China, you might as well pick up a couple of Chinese themed items. Give the hipster aesthetic a rest and get these actually very pretty set of vintage calendars to usher in an auspicious year. Huat ah!
Price: RMB 108 = SGD 22.50
35-235-1
Shop: 有礼有节 / You Li You Jie
Rating: 1 Blue Crown, Gold Medal Seller
Quality: 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.8

Merry Christmas errbody. Drink lots of eggnog and try not to do anything you’d regret the morning after!

XOXO,
Taobao Hacks

 

 

Author: Taobao Hacks

The ultimate guide to shopping at Tao Bao! Not everything on Tao Bao has look like it was made in a sweat shop in China. We curate the best of Tao Bao - from fashionable threads that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Paris and Milan, furniture that looks like it came out of a Kinfolk magazine, tech products that will please even the geekiest techhead and anything else that you could possibly dream of buying. But prettier.

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