Beijing is witnessing the most freezing days of the year. Beyond keeping people inside and prompting them to bundle up when they venture out, cold weather may make people feel down without their even realizing why.
So, if you need a mood booster this winter? Try tuning on some of these affordable small gifts! There’s nothing like curing your seasonal blues like participating in some harmless commerce. Please note that all the links provided are only for references, and that the prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication.
A great way to begin your day with a more exciting breakfast. Assorted colors, 255mm in width, easy to carry. Besides the increased carb intake, what’s not to like? Price: RMB 82-88 (including freebies like a bag of waffle-making mix, an oil brush, and an eggbeater). Delivery fee: RMB 20. Check the Taobao link for details and order.
Socks Feature Days of the Week on Them
Comfortable ankle length socks with days of the week on them can be a soft reminder to let you know not only what day it is, but also be a color-coded way to plan your appointments. For example: “Meeting with Janice from accounting on gray Thursday.” Material: cotton + polyester + spandex. No delivery fee. A 90 percent discount for two sets. Check the Taobao link for details and order.
Feel like you need more attention? An unique-looking hand-woven hat may help! Go all out with these fantastic designs made to keep you looking weird this winter. Assorted sizes suitable for both little ones and adults, can be tailored based on your head circumference and the color you prefer. RMB 68.6-96.6. Free delivery. Check the Taobao link for details and ordering.
Cushions with Popular Meme Stickers on Them
Surely one of the greatest perks of living in China is access to some of the funniest stickers ever made, brought to you by everyone’s favorite messaging app WeChat. Cushions of these funny stickers could bring some cheap laughs to your family and guests dropping by. RMB 28 for one, RMB 100 for a set of four. Free delivery. Check the Taobao link for details and order.
Tailored playing cards with your photos
A trick to make playing card games with friends even more interesting. You can send your pick of photos with sizes varying from 1 to 32 MB for printing. It’s also a good way to remind everyone who is king or queen of the household. RMB 49.9 for a full set of 54 cards sized as 57*89mm. Free delivery. Check the Taobao link for details and order.
Portable Bluetooth speaker and cell phone holder
An absolutely cute-looking portable speaker with Bluetooth connectivity, made of zelkova and walnut wood. It can also act as a nifty phone holder instead of your go-to back pocket. Feedback from some Taobao accounts say that it has good sound quality, long playtime powered by a high battery capacity, and a solid connection to your smartphone. RMB 169. Free delivery. Check the Taobao link for details and order.