If your Christmas memories hail primarily from a cool climate, To Be Calm‘s Celebrate candle ($80) will transport you home, with the delightful warming fragrances of cedar, mulberry, pine and a hint of cinnamon. Find out more about the brand here.
Want to give a basket of goodness to those who made your year that much better? Oh My Goodness!‘s The Elf holiday hamper ($109) includes a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free loaf of cake or bread in a gorgeous gift box and a selection of the BRUNEUS organic snacks (by Superlative Foods). Find out more about the brand here.
We love how The Body Shop makes it easy for us to grab thoughtful gifts for loved ones or even strangers in Secret Santa exchanges. The Body Butter Festive Star ($45) features a selection of fragrant and richly-textured favourites in a pretty package.
Don’t know what to buy for the man in your life? The Smart-Watch OYOBox ($425) from Bungalow 55 is the most sophisticated way to store and charge his smart-watches with ease. Find out more about Bungalow 55’s showroom at Dempsey Hill here.
Gifting for someone who needs a nudge toward good health? Lifeflow Smart Jump Rope (from $299) by KaHa is not your typical jump rope. It count your skips, calories burnt and speed and provides other health data to make exercise more effective and fun.
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Get in the festive spirit with The Rain in Spain‘s hand-painted Candy Cane Pots ($20 with succulent) which are a play on – you guessed it – candy canes.
Love Singapore? You’ll love Natasha Carter-Clout‘s pretty watercolour print of Singapore Shophouses ($350). You can even commission a house portrait (from $900) or personalised illustrations (from $200)!
Trained in architecture, the twin sisters behind Binary Style have an eye for capturing the essence of the city in their timeless, versatile scarves. This silk scarf ($88) is inspired by the Singapore’s Peranakan culture and their animated patois!
Let the little one’s creativity flow freely with Scribolo‘s Colouring Poster of Singapore ($32). This giant roll-out poster (probably larger than your kid artist himself!) covers the most emblematic landmarks and icons of Singapore as well as characters in everyday situations.
Louise Hill Design‘s intricate artwork prints are created using a mixture of photography, illustration, patterns, textiles and more, fondly collected over the years. Her piece entitled “We Love Singapore” (from $440) is an ode to her expat life in Singapore and the city’s melting pot of culture, community and stories. So. Much. Pretty!
Support a small local business when you gift these handcrafted Durian Earrings ($18), made to order just for you! Canvas Avenue‘s beautifully hand-painted wooden ear studs are sure to be conversation starters.
Experience Singapore’s best culinary experiences through Table Tales ($69), a hand-picked curation of 10 of the best dining destinations in Singapore. But that’s not complete without actually tasting the food for yourself, of course – purchase the book to receive a complimentary second main course, or 20% off two set menus, at each restaurant.
For the bookworms in your life, give them the best that Singapore literature has to offer from Epigram Books. Read about the Singaporean school teacher who runs away to Paris in Annabelle Thong by Imran Hashim, or pick up a copy of Nimita’s Place by Akshita Nanda about a molecular biologist from India who makes Singapore her new home. (Find out more about the founder of Epigram here.)
The International Cooking Club Singapore brings together women living in Singapore, whether expat or local, to share their passion for food and cooking. This culminated in The Red Dot Melting Pot Cookbook ($60 online and from $90 in stores), which presents over 200 recipes of their most cherished dishes spanning 75 countries!
Curating the best kids’ stuff around, The Children’s Showcase has over 70 high-end brands from around the world including RICE, an eco-brand from Denmark with a range of reusable Melamine tableware for your next party.
Gifting bespoke jewellery doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Chocolate Gems offers customised designs as well as a constantly changing ready-to-wear collection at a low price point (starting from $200). Read more about the brand here.
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These intricately-designed black coasters ($32) from Purnama Outreach make eco-friendly and practical gifts for just about anyone. They’re individually hand-cut from up-cycled tyre inner tubes so you know they’re durable and one-of-a-kind.
Inspired by travel and design, the contemporary pieces from Stones that Rock are made with hand-selected fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones and beautiful crystals. Amp up any fashionista’s outfit with the Jan Navy ($149), made with stones and crystals with a crystal tassel detail.
The Art Faculty is a platform to promote the special talents of differently abled people. This ceramic mug ($20) by student artist Asher Ng depicts the Samsui Women who literally helped to build Singapore.
This versatile shirt dress ($129) from As’fall can be worn as a tunic on its own or with pants underneath clinched with a belt. Available in three vibrant colours, it’s a great gift for the woman who is always on the go.