With less than a month to go before Christmas Day, it’s time to get cracking and buy gifts for the people on your Nice List. But don’t just shop without any ideas – put some thought into the process by considering what your gifts’ recipients are into. Check out these delightful suggestions that you might just end up gifting to yourself.
Shop local brands at Design Orchard
For supporters of homegrown labels
A retail destination for Christmas gift shopping, Design Orchard proudly carries brands by homegrown Singaporean talents. Explore over 100 local brands at its retail store in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road, and take your pick from finely crafted wearable items to inspired lifestyle options. Artisan of Sense offers scent-sational finds such as botanical fragrances and eco-friendly candles. Intricately designed fabrics take centre stage in Singlapa’s colourful creations. Boss & Olly’s eye-catching rope harness and leash sets are perfect for dog owners looking for stylish yet functional accessories.
Shop here or in-store at their retail space on 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905.
The Golden Duck Signature Gift Boxes
For a family of gourmet snackers
Are your relatives big on snacking? Surprise them with a variety of addictive treats sure to tantalise their taste buds. This Christmas, The Golden Duck offers its iconic snacks in highly Instagrammable, Yuletide-themed boxes of five. Choose from a pack of two or five variants: Salted Egg Fish Skin (the snack that started it all!), Salted Egg Yolk Potato Ridges, Singapore Chilli Crab Seaweed Tempura, Salted Egg Crab Seaweed Tempura and Bangkok Tom Yum Goong Gourmet Mix.
Sold exclusively at WHSmith outlets in Singapore from 20 November. Discover more treats from The Golden Duck here.
Stryv Professional Hair Dryer
For your glamorous besties
Delight your well-coiffed friends with this high-powered professional hair dryer in a sleek black shade. No matter what hair types they have or what hairstyles they come up with daily, the Stryv hair dryer keeps tresses healthy and protected through its negative-ion technology and recreates a beautiful salon blowout experience at home.
SG$169. Shop here.
Adventure Bundle of Joy
For competitive spirits and adrenaline junkies
Spark joy in thrill seekers with this ultimate gift package from HomeTeamNS, which grants visitors access to action-packed experiences. As the largest multi-installation indoor centre in Singapore, Adventure HQ features 16 rope courses, an artificial cave and the longest indoor slide in Singapore. Aqua Adventure gets everyone’s hearts pumping through its aquatic rope course and 85-metre black hole slide. Meanwhile, Action Motion drives up friendly competition through its unique gamified system –the first in Singapore! As a plus, they’ve introduced a bundle of 5 gift passes for you and your family to enjoy this festive season.
Tickets start from $227.11 (for 5 pax) for non-members and $199.84 (for 5pax) for SAFRA/PA members. Shop passes here.
TAO KAE NOI Street food-inspired snacks
For adventurous eaters
Transport your giftee straight to a Bangkok street-food stall with these crunchy, premium seaweed snacks. Whether they’ve been to the “Land of Smiles” or have yet to tick it off their bucket list, these snacks are a good way to let them try the country’s best dishes. Introducing the four pillars of Thai cooking (sweet, salty, sour and spicy), flavours include the Thai Papaya Salad with Salted Egg, Boat Noodle, Stir-fried Chicken with Basil and Pad Thai.
Sold exclusively at the TAO KAE NOI concept store within myEureka inside Terminal 2 Departure/Transit Lounge in the southern area of Singapore Changi Airport.