Wondering where to buy Christmas gifts in Singapore… and what to buy? Here are some home décor gifts that are beautiful and practical, from bed linen, glasses, trays and scented candles to antiques. There’s all sorts of Christmas gifts for the home at these stores and websites!
Forbidden Hill – Christmas gifts for the home
The lacquer collections at Forbidden Hill make great Christmas gifts in Singapore, and for faraway friends and family. The illustrated lacquer pieces are a contemporary take on traditional motifs from Southeast Asia and will add a stylish accent to any modern home interior.
The Tropical Queen collection below features the Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia, in a striking pink and gold illustration. Other designs feature equally eye-catching colour combinations and include regionally-inspired illustrations such as the Soaring Garuda and Cirebon Cloud.
The collections comprise trays and containers lacquered with a high gloss and matt finish by artisans in Vietnam. The containers can hold small keepsakes or jewellery, while the trays are ideal for serving light refreshments or for accessories. They’re great for gifts for the home as all pieces come wrapped in a soft pouch inside an elegant gift box.
By Fable – home décor gifts
This boutique art and design studio specialises in ink illustrations, art, stationery and homewares that all capture the profound beauty of simplicity. All the artwork and designs are created by Lizzie Marlow, a British artist, illustrator and designer who grew up in Singapore and whose work has been seen on the pages of publications such as Elle Decoration and Vogue.
By Fable’s signature aesthetic embraces simplicity and the interplay of negative and positive space. In a world often overwhelmed by complexity and noise, these creations serve as a refreshing oasis – and a visual reminder that true beauty can be found in the unadorned.
Ginko Collection’s Christmas gifts in Singapore
Ginko Collection was set up as a concept store that brings in the best of Western and Eastern tastes, retailing everything from homeware to fine art, delicacies and fashion – more than 3000 products, in fact! Whether it’s small or big, affordable or expensive, you’ll find it here.
Aside from being committed to the quality and uniqueness of its products, Ginko Collection is also a women-run business, with most brands and vendors, including the owner, Vasilija Zdunic, representing women in business. Head there to check out the store’s Christmas-themed gifts and sales throughout December!
Heveya – a pampering Christmas gift
This Christmas, give the gift of a better sleep to your family – or yourself! We spend one-third of our lives sleeping. So it’s important to invest in natural bedding products that are beneficial to support our health and wellbeing. Heveya does exactly that! It specialises in non-toxic and sustainable bedding products ranging from organic latex mattresses and FSC-certified wooden frames to all-natural bedding accessories.
Speaking of the season of giving, at the same time as accruing 5-star Google reviews for its comfortable natural bedding and customer service, Heveya also strives to give back to nature and society. The company donates one percent of its sales revenue towards charitable institutions, regardless of profit.
House of AnLi gifts for the home
You can look forward to welcome Christmas vibes in your home with House of AnLi’s unique European décor pieces, bespoke Belgian linen upholstery, dinnerware, furniture, lights, carpets and much more. For the owners of these popular stores in Tanglin Mall, a home isn’t just a house or an apartment, but a place you grow up wanting to live in, and to grow in.
Another home décor gift idea is to give an old piece of furniture a brand new look – you can do that with House of AnLi’s 100% Belgian linen upholstery service. And you can also customise a brand new personalised piece. Browse the home collections now at houseofanli.com or visit the stores.
Scanteak home décor gifts
For quality furniture in Singapore, Scanteak combines the simplicity of Scandinavian designs with teak, one of the most sought-after wood materials, to create beautiful, lasting and easy-to-maintain furniture pieces for an elegant home. These include wooden sofas, bed frames, dining tables, study table and storage options.
Durability is key at Scanteak. The tenacity of teak makes for durable products that withstand the test of time. The product designs are timeless too, thanks to the brand’s emphasis on simplicity and functionality. They make great home décor gifts.
Above all, the brand believes that the environment must be durable too. As teak is such a precious resource, the Indonesian government strictly enforces responsible harvesting, ensuring the sustainability of its teak plantations. It’s from these regulated plantations that Scanteak sources its materials.
Soul & Tables gifts for the home
This store’s expansive collection ranges from stylish living rooms to cosy bedrooms, and features a diverse range of high-quality, timeless designs that blend aesthetics with functionality. Along with wooden furniture, you’ll find rugs, lighting fixtures, mirrors and more.
For the Christmas season, Soul & Tables’ curated collection of decorative trays make exceptional gifts. Fusing traditional craftsmanship with global cultural inspirations, they’re also versatile, serving not only as functional pieces but also as art installations, coffee tables or serving trays. They allow you to flexibly transform your desired living space as you like. There’s a variety of designs available, too, from calming monochromatic palettes to vibrant bursts of colour.
To Be Calm scented candles
Fill the home with To Be Calm’s Christmas Collection and wellness products to aid with sleep, relaxation and general overall wellbeing vibes for the home. Let someone know you care about them and remind them to pause and diffuse essential oils, light one of their scented candles or use the brand’s convenient roller balls to take a break from busy days. Just five minutes of deep breathing will assist in calming the mind and caring just a little for yourself!
Scented candles and more from tobecalm.com
Just Anthony – Christmas gifts for the home
This stalwart of Singapore’s vintage furniture scene stocks something for every room, including great ideas for Christmas gifts for the home. Across its huge 15,000-square-foot showroom, you’ll find everything from Chinese antiques and screens, to ceramic stools, lamps and objects, and brightly coloured reproduction storage pieces. Another strong focus here is repurposed furniture items – for example, old doors that have been given a new lease of life as dining tables.
Launched in the 1970s, the business has flourished as a purveyor of Chinese antique furniture and accessories in Singapore since that time.
Directory of home Christmas gifts in Singapore
23 Bukit Pasoh Road, Level 2 (2pm to 6.30pm weekdays, or by appointment)
WhatsApp 6909 5160 | forbiddenhill.com
362 Joo Chiat Road
8726 0074 | ginko-collection.com
32 Eng Hoon Street
9628 9610 | heveya.sg
House of AnLi
#02-139/141 & #03-128 Level 2 & 3, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road
6235 5193 | 6235 3851 | houseofanli.com
379 Upper Paya Lebar Road
6283 4782 | 6283 4722 | justanthony.com
211 Henderson Road, #01-04/05
6376 1247 | scanteak.com.sg
Soul & Tables
#02-03/ #02-09 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
9272 1545 | soulandtables.com.sg
To Be Calm tobecalm.com
This roundup of Christmas gifts for the home first appeared in the November 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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