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Best Subscription Box Gifts for Your Boyfriend, Husband or Fiance

Men love getting surprises from the women in their life. So if you’re thinking of giving something meaningful to your husband, boyfriend, or fiance, look no further! We suggest giving your man a subscription box! You can also give these boxes to your dads and brothers and sons.

There are different kinds of subscription boxes. The first type falls under grooming. Here are some awesome brands to check out.

Best Subscription Box Gifts for Him

THE SHAVE IT CLUB

Rather than buying him some random shaver online, opt for a monthly shaving subscription box instead. Shave It Club’s affordable and no-frills subscription box provides a supply of sharpest quality blade cartridges monthly. ShaveItClub offers three handle colors (black, gold, silver) to choose from. You can also choose the number of blade cartridges delivered to him regularly. The subscription also includes a membership card which is full of discounts and freebies from well-loved local brands like Forest Child, Sixth Empire, and Grey by Ortenhill. Visit ShaveItClub.com to view their complete list of products and membership perks.

BIRCHBOX MAN

Birchbox is a pioneer in the subscription box industry, so buying one box for your man guarantees he’ll get something of high quality monthly. Birchbox’s subscription box for men includes products for hair care, body care, and fragrance. Dressing and electronics accessories are also included in the package. There’s also a Birchbox available for ladies, so you can get one for him and for yourself!

OHHMYBOX

The Ohhmybox team customises the subscription box on the basis of your man’s style, hair type, and skin type. Cufflinks, ties, and watches are just some of the products included in the package. The contents of each box cost more than $100. So at $57 a month, this box is a real bargain!

The second type falls under food and drinks. Who wouldn’t want that?

NOMNOMBY

This subscription doesn’t come in a box, but provides your guy with all the grub he needs when he’s on the go at work. By subscribing to a meal plan, he can avail of 20 meals monthly in over 100 restaurants in Singapore and CBDs across Asia. This is perfect especially if you and your guy often travel outside Singapore for work. Meals cost $5.99 to $7.99, depending on the plan that you get.

TOKYOTREAT

If your husband, boyfriend, or fiance is an anime and manga aficionado, he will definitely appreciate TokyoTreat. These boxes contain 12 items, including snacks, candies, and a couple of manga series. They offer classic and premium packages, with the classic priced at $23 for half a year. Why scrimp so you can go both go to Japan, when you can bring Japan to his doorstep?

SHAKER & SPOON

Bring out his inner bartender with this premium package from Shaker & Spoon! The monthly delivery includes liquor and recipes that you need to make drinks for 12 people. This is ideal for bachelors, but if you and your partner love whipping up parties (or just trying out creating our own liquor), then he would definitely enjoy getting this.

 

How Old Should a Guy Start Shaving?

Shaving is a rite of passage for every man. The experience of holding a shaver and cutting away the first facial hairs on the face is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Exciting, because it makes young guys feel manly. It’s also nerve-wracking given that using a blade for the first time puts him at risk for nicks and cuts. But when should guys really begin shaving? When should they have this experience?

This is a question that young men and their mothers or female guardians ask.

Actually, there is no right age as to when a guy should start. A young male begins to develop “peach fuzz” or the increased amount of hair above the lip and on the chin between the ages of 8 and 15. Michael Ham, the author of “Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving the Double-Edge Way”, says that “peach fuzz” is soft, downy, and easy-to-shave. As he grows older, his hair will become thicker and coarser. Dr. Clayton Cummings, a pediatrician, shares that the decision to shave depends on a number of factors. Factors include the volume of facial hair he has and how he feels about having some. Is his mustache or beard itchy and bothersome? Or do they embarrass him? Julian Chow, founder of Malaysia-based hair care line Barbergum, says, “As long as it makes you look messy or unkempt, start shaving.”

Whatever the case, you must guide him when he shaves for the first time. The younger a guy starts to grow hair, the earlier he needs guidance.

Here are the most important things to consider when your son, younger brother, or nephew starts to shave.

1. The kind of shaver he uses.

Use a shaver that is clean and new. Don’t lend him your shaver. That’s gross and may cause infections to spread.

2. The use of shaving cream.

Experts recommend shaving after a warm bath or shower to make way for open pores. Having closed pores while shaving will make him more prone to having nicks or cuts. He might also develop uneven skin if he doesn’t shower or bath prior.

3. The use of aftershave.

Using aftershave is important to prevent cuts and other kinds of skin irritations. Begin with a milder aftershave in this first years.

4. Introduce him to ShaveItClub!

As the young men in your life age, it’s important to instill in them the value of gentlemanly grooming. Encourage them to forego simple commercial shavers and instead go for a shaving subscription. Better yet, get them their own shaving subscription box. A shaving subscription is a box of shaving needs delivered at your doorstep every month, or every other month. You can buy shaver online through websites that sell them.

If you are looking for a quality shaving subscription box here in Singapore, look no further. Homegrown brand ShaveItClub or Shave It Club offers shavers in three different colors, and subscription packages. They also have individual products that you can give as a gift. Visit their website ShaveItClub.com for more details on their products.

Top Places To Shop for Muslim Items Like Abaya Designs in Singapore

Singapore is one of the top shopping capitals of the world, with its bustling shopping district located along Orchard Road. You can find almost all types of shopping centers lining along the stretch of Orchard Road like Ion Orchard, CK Tang, Far East Plaza, Centre Point and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

But what if you are a Muslim living in or traveling to Singapore and looking for places to shop for Muslim related items like attar, prayer mats or even burkini swimwear? Where do you go to look for such places? Well, don’t fret because the rest of the article will enlighten you on the top places to shop for Muslim items in Singapore.

Golden Landmark Shopping Centre
Golden Landmark Shopping Centre is strategically located at the heart of Singapore’s Kampong Glam district and near to Bugis MRT station. Kampong Glam was once a place where Arabs & Malay Muslims settled in when they first arrived in Singapore in the early 19th century. The influences and traditions that these communities brought to the Kampong Glam area is still very much evident today in the building structures and the businesses that still flourish there today.

One of the best attar or outh shops that can be found on the second level of Golden Landmark Shopping Centre is The Alchemist. Conveniently located at the entrance of the staircase leading to the second level, this shop is easily spotted and very accessible. There are numerous types of authentic attar and oudh fragrances that can be found here which you can rarely find anywhere else. And the main reason why this shop is called The Alchemist is because the owner can easily mix up outh and attar fragrances with such precision to suit your taste and senses.

Joo Chiat Complex

Joo Chiat Complex is located at another Muslim majority region in Singapore called Geylang Serai. It has numerous shops that cater to Muslim needs from Halal food, Muslim fashion, Islamic books, fragrances to prayer needs.

One of the more popular shops at Joo Chiat complex is Toko Warisan. You can find virtually everything that a Muslim may need here. This includes the latest hijab style, abaya designs, scarves, shawls, jubah for men or women, baju kurong (Malay Muslim clothings) and songkok (Muslim men headwear). Their clothings come in different sizes and designs to suit different people’s needs. In addition to Muslim fashion wear and clothings, Toko Warisan also offers other important Muslim items like prayer mats, prayer gowns, Qibla compasses and prayer beads. If you need Islamic resources, it also has Islamic books, holy Qurans and prayer dvds and compact discs.  And notwithstanding, you can also find fragrances and traditional lotions and ointments. Simply put, you can find everything under the sun that a Muslim possibly need at Toko Warisan.

Now that you are enlightened about the top places to find Muslim related items in Singapore, the next logical thing to do is to visit these places and get the items physically by yourself. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can purchase these items from online shops and have them delivered to your home. One such top website that enables you to do just that is HijabDressUp, where you can find all the latest hijabs, abayas and Muslim women’s fashion wear.

Discover The Street Food Of Singapore

If you are a foodie then you have come to the right place in visiting Singapore!

Singapore is where Chinese cuisine meets Malay and Indian cooking – and then blends them all together to create something truly unique!

In this blog, we will tell you what to eat and what to try out on your visit here and some places to do it!

TIONG BAHRU MARKET

A trendy place and definitely on the to do list for any visitor to Singapore. There is more than just food here – peruse some of the independent bookshops and other stores in the neighbourhood whilst you’re at it.

WHAT TO HAVE

CHWEE KUEH 

This is a steamed rice cake, which is topped with radish preserve and chilli.

PAU

This is a steamed bun with a filling of barbecued pork. The pau is seen as a great option for breakfast, so if you are passing by in the early morning, make sure you grab some!

SATAY BY THE BAY

With food stalls open every day between 11am and 10pm, this is the place to visit anytime to experience genuine cuisine on the waterfront.

WHAT TO HAVE

People come here to try the great meats and satays on offer.

…And even better still – the drinks stalls are open 24 hours!

OLD AIRPORT FOOD CENTRE

Situated in the east of the city, this is where food lovers come to try just about anything.

With many hawkers on the site, you can taste most things, in this forty year old famous food centre.

 

WHAT TO HAVE

HAND MADE FISH BALLS

A perennial favourite of the food centre, these are made with vinegar, soy sauce and a fiery sambal.

Dishes start at $3.

HOKKIEN FRIED MEE

These are yellow noodles of prawns and dishes start at around $5. Well worth a try!

MAXWELL FOOD CENTRE

This is close to the Central Business District and feeds hungry workers, as well as eager foodies, who go there especially to experience its’ culinary delights. This is an incredibly famous centre, so if you want to narrow down the vast choice on offer, here are our picks:

 

WHAT TO HAVE

MAXWELL FUZHOU OYSTER CAKE

This is also known locally as the ‘UFO’ and is an oyster cake, which has its gems (the oysters) hidden within the layers of the fishcake.

JIN HUA SLICED FISH BEE HOON

This is fish bee hoon, which is a kind of thin noodle soup. The fish is, of course, fresh and cooked into a milky broth.