Produced by SilverKris in partnership with the following brands
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is upon us once again and after the year we’ve had, there’s even more reason to celebrate and party hard. To get you in the festive mood, we’ve rounded up some of the best brands in Singapore to stock up on yuletide treats, pick up presents – for loved ones and yourself – as well as put you in a better state of wellbeing to start the new year. 2021, let’s go!
Gourmet Grocery by OurChoice
Christmas shopping will be a breeze this year with the wide array of premium gift sets and hampers available on OurChoice, a specialty grocery store. Whether you’re shopping for family and friends or looking to buy corporate gifts, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the wide variety of gourmet goods available. Choose from pre-packed hampers that include epicurean treats such as aged balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and fine-quality Italian vintages or customise your own gift basket. For added festive cheer, fill your Christmas stockings with the many yuletide-themed biscuit tins, which are also customisable, and remember to stock up on traditional Christmas desserts such as panettone, mince pies and fruit loaf cakes.
After the year we’ve had, what better way to end 2020 on a high note than by treating yourself to a lovely piece of arm candy from Ruelamode? Located along Singapore’s main shopping belt, this high-end boutique specialises in sourcing and curating highly sought-after and rare Hermès bags as well as other seasonal favourites from the likes of Chanel and Dior. For over a decade, Ruelamode has been fulfilling wish lists and a myriad of luxury concierge orders. Make an appointment today to get your dream bag this holiday season!
While the festive period is often associated with feasting and copious drinking, you can balance the effects of the party season with immunity boosters like Manuka honey. Apart from being a supplement for your immune system, Manuka honey is also a good alternative to sugar. This Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of good health with Manuka honey from honey specialist PURITI. Renowned and coveted the world over for its antibacterial properties and nutritional benefits, the Manuka honey from PURITI is halal-friendly, kosher-certified, glyphosate- and GMO-free. Choose from either Premium or Wellness gift bundles – each beautifully packaged and packed with immunity-boosting goodness.
In this new normal that we find ourselves in, picking out your party outfit for a festive dinner also entails ensuring you have a stylish mask to match. Madetordersg is a homegrown label that sells beautiful lace and silk masks that add a touch of elegant femininity to any outfit. Their bestsellers include the Plain Silk Mask for daily wear as well as the hand-sewn pieces crafted to complement your party wear. Most of their collections are designed with a 100% organic cotton inner layer for extra comfort. With these fashion-forward masks in your wardrobe, you’ll be sure to turn heads in any social setting.
While Christmas is often associated with festive feasts and merrymaking, it’s also the season for giving. This year, make Christmas extra meaningful by picking up gifts from Fairmarch, a sustainability-driven online marketplace that champions socially and environmentally responsible businesses and charities such as Metta Welfare Association and SPD, which focuses on people who are differently abled. Choose from a wide range of merchandise – from customisable journals and stationery to homeware and food products. Some noteworthy brands include Rehyphen, which makes use of discarded cassettes and weaves them into lifestyle products; Botanicals and Bees, an eco-friendly boutique candlemaker; as well as Foreword Coffee Roasters, known for their inclusive hiring practices (90 percent of their employees have special needs).
Leading skincare brand Jyunka rolls out holiday-season packages that combine professional facial treatments with its world-class product line. Choose from one of three kits, ranging from S$1,200 to S$1,600, all of which make for amazing gifts to yourself or someone special. The Elixir Kit restores a radiant and youthful glow, while the Blanc Kit is for those looking to brighten and tighten the skin. The Hydration Kit, on the other hand, is perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin. All three include six treatments at one of Jyunka’s concept centres – located at Pacific Plaza, Bedok Point and Liang Seah Street – and a dazzling set of home-care products, so you can maximise the benefits of your facials.
Medklinn Air+Surface Sterilizers
As you go about shopping for decorations for your home and office during this festive season, remember to adhere to health and hygiene protocols. Medklinn is the gold standard when it comes to sterilising air and surfaces. Using its patented chemical-free Cerafusion™ Sterilization Technology, it eliminates viruses, bacteria, dust mite allergens, moulds and harmful pollutants from air conditioners, surfaces of beds, cushions, curtains and carpets, ensuring a high level of hygiene and safety. Sterilising your living space helps provide relief for symptoms of sinus allergies as well as prevents the spread of viral and bacterial infections. Gift your loved ones a Versa or Autoplus, a portable and handy way to keep safe wherever they go.
With all the parties and celebrations lined up, you’re probably eating and drinking more than usual – which means your gut is working in overdrive. Treat yourself to the gift of good gut health with kombucha from this boutique brewery. Low in sugar and high in probiotics and antioxidants, this fermented tea drink is the perfect pick-me-up for a sluggish metabolism. While kombucha is now widely available in Singapore, Wild Boocha guarantees only the finest-quality ingredients in their brews, using only fresh fruits and herbs from organic, and where possible, local producers. Available in eight different flavours such as Yuzu Lavender and Raspberry Passionfruit, Wild Boocha is also available in gift sample packs of eight bottles. You can also pick up a Homebrew Kombucha Starter Kit if you would like to try your hand at making your own fermented tea.
The Singapura Aerospace Club
From the hip and colourful Haji Lane, heritage-themed bistro and taproom The Singapura Aerospace Club will be bringing their unique retro vibes and delicious nosh to Seletar Aerospace Park, an up-and-coming dining destination close to Seletar Airport. Open from mid-November 2020, this new space will continue serving familiar favourites such as the Rendang Nasi Lemak, KL Hokkien Mee and Heavenly Butter Chicken, which comprises tandoori-grilled chicken tikka in a velvety tomato gravy. Pair your meal with classic cocktails such as a Sidecar or vodka martini and finish with a perfectly pulled espresso-based drink, all prepared by the robot bartender and barista – ROBO-BAR.