Wondering where to buy presents in Singapore… and what to buy? Here are some home décor gifts that are beautiful and practical gifts for the home, from bed linen, scented candles and diffusers to barbecues, chopping boards and lanterns. Find all sorts of Christmas gift ideas at these stores and websites!
Delightful Christmas gifts for the home
Spread some Christmas cheer with Innerfyre’s Christmas Bundle, a thoughtful bundle of an Aromatherapy or Affirmation Candle and a Room Spray. Because these are made from 100% essential oils, you’re not only giving the gift of a beautiful scent but also bestowing the benefits of aromatherapy. The bubdle comes with a Christmas card and a drawstring bag made from 100% certified organic cotton.
The Room Spray Bundle creates a soundtrack of positivity, via your choice of three Essential Oil Sprays. These scents will help your gift recipient feel more joyful, productive, inspired or calm. They’re made from 100% pure essential oils (over 30%), and perfumer’s alcohol, and can be used as a room spray, pillow mist, and also a yoga mat spray.
Ginko Collection isn’t just a retail outlet – it’s a business that aims to bring the community together. It was set up as a concept store offering the best of Western and Eastern tastes, retailing everything from homeware to fine art, delicacies and fashion. There are more than 3,000 products available, in fact, with more than 30 brands and vendors stocking products. In the past year alone, 20 new brands have joined! Whether it’s small or big, affordable or deluxe, you’ll find the perfect Christmas gifts at Ginko Collection.
The store is also committed to the quality and uniqueness of its products. It’s also women-focussed – most brands and vendors, including the owner, Vasilija Zdunic, are women in business.
Now is a great time to visit Ginko Collection, as there is a Pre-Xmas sale going on!
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.
6283 4782 | justanthony.com
Bungalow 55 offers a curated selection of home décor sourced from the US, Holland and Australia, along with an interior styling service. The store’s passion is everything interiors and they want to help their clients create a beautiful home. They do this by offering personalised service and a unique shopping experience.
This classic nut bowl above is just a sample of their home décor gifts. They also have classic vases, home candles and figurines, as well as furniture. It’s a lovely spot at Dempsey to mooch around, so pop in and see what catches your eye!
The Cinnamon Room
The Cinnamon Room’s gorgeous range of home décor, contemporary rugs and handmade gifts can be now be found at their two Singapore stockists: Emperor’s Attic in the Tan Boon Liat Building (Outram Road) and Grandome Singapore in Citilink Warehouse Complex (Pasir Panjang). The unique items are curated alongside the fabulous furniture selection showcased at both stockists, offering different home styles and reflecting the versatility and eclectic nature of The Cinnamon Room’s products.
8040 0884 | thecinnamonroom.com
Arthur Zaaro uses only local wood cut in Singapore during road maintenance and construction. No natural habitats are affected and the wood has never been shipped, packaged or chemically treated.
In spite of being totally local and totally sustainable, Arthur Zaaro cutting boards are made from the world’s finest tropical hardwoods! That’s what the Singapore government planted here in the 1960s and 70s, including African mahogany, angsana and rain trees, which were planted as saplings. Today, over 10 tonnes of branches and trees are cut daily during maintenance work, much of which is disposed.
Purchase Arthur Zaaro chopping boards online or in person. The website also offers custom-engraving options. A personalised board makes a great gift!
arthurzaaro.com | fb.com/ArthurZaaro
Great home décor gifts
If you’re after stylish home décor gifts from Southeast Asia, Forbidden Hill’s lacquer collections make great Christmas gifts for faraway friends and family. The illustrated lacquer pieces are a contemporary take on traditional motifs from Southeast Asia. They’ll add a stylish accent to any modern home interior.
In striking black, silver and tangerine orange, the Autumn Lantern collection (pictured) captures the breath-taking sight of silk lanterns during festive occasions across the region. Each piece is 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 holding accessories.
Forbidden Hill’s other lacquer collections come in equally eye-catching colour combinations and include depictions of mythical creatures, flora and fauna from the region. All pieces come wrapped in a soft pouch inside an elegant gift box.
WhatsApp 6909 5160 | forbiddenhill.com
Twinkly lights take your Christmas decorations from glowing to gorgeous! With unlimited colours in each LED bulb, you can change the look of your Christmas set-up every single day as you countdown to 25 December. Just design your own favourite look in the Twinkly app! The smart lights come with advanced lighting effects like prancing reindeers and 3D candy canes that transform your Christmas tree into your own light show.
Twinkly lights can be used for other celebrations, like Valentine’s Day and Halloween. They even work as a home décor feature – again, just configure the settings from your phone. Twinkly comes with a one-year warranty. However, if you participate in their “1+1” social media campaign, you can enjoy two years of eye-popping celebrations without worrying about any lights not shining!
twinklynow.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
With a big new showroom in Kaki Bukit in Singapore’s East, Island Living offers a growing selection of furniture and homeware, and, more recently, kitchenware. This is where you can find your next cheese board, serving tray or salad bowl centrepiece. And it’s a great place for adding some seasonal cheer to your home too, thanks to the wide variety of Christmas décor available.
The range is handpicked by co-owner and interior designer Karin Rysgaard. Most of the items are handmade from a variety of natural materials. These include reclaimed teak and elm wood, stone, rattan, seagrass and sustainable mango wood. It’s a one-stop-shop for Christmas gifts in Singapore for tropical and elegant pieces with a bohemian, beachy resort aesthetic so many of us have missed over the past couple of years.
8028 2571 | islandliving.sg
The Ginger Jar Lamp Co.
Vintage Chinese ginger jars are paired with colourful artisan lamp shades at The Ginger Jar Lamp Co., to create contemporary, limited-edition table lamps. The hand-painted pieces follow traditional Qing Dynasty methods – and each one has an auspicious meaning. The store’s range includes more than 30 vintage designs, from classic blue and white styles and mini ginger jar lamps perfect for smaller spaces, to antique pieces from Hunan Province and colourful Famille Rose bases from the 1960s. Their signature lamp shades are made by skilled artisans and use a range of vibrant fabrics sourced across Asia. You’ll find hand-gathered shades in patterned silk ikat from Uzbekistan, hand-block-printed cotton from Jaipur and sumptuous silk from Thailand and China.
The new Singapore Celebration range captures the spirit, vibrancy and diversity of our garden state. The island’s distinctive skyline and major icons feature, amid a backdrop of tropical flora and fauna. Singapore Celebration is available as a ginger jar lamp as well as a ginger jar – perfect as a vase or for styling.
Silk Flowers Singapore
Silk Flowers Singapore is a boutique company selling high-quality faux flowers, foliage and potted plants. It sources the highest quality stems and creates ready-made or bespoke arrangements for you to create outstanding flower displays for your home. You can purchase online or via a complimentary At Home service where they bring the flowers to your home.
The extensive range of stems includes peonies, eucalyptus and real touch lilies. They also create real touch orchid displays, each one crafted to individual requirements. What’s more, Silk Flowers has a range of handmade faux Christmas wreaths that will look fresh from year to year. The wreaths are decorated with real pine cones and cinnamon sticks, with artificial foliage and flowers. A range of designs are available or your door or as a stunning centrepiece with candles.
@silkflowerssingapore | silkflowerssingapore.com
To Be Calm
Scented candles for the home
The 2022 Seasonal Collection by To Be Calm is big, beautiful, and bountiful, with new designs and irresistible new fragrances to transport you to wonderful Christmas memories. Why not bring the scent of the season into your home right now with the Noel Diffuser? The design is distinctly festive, and the fragrance is the brand’s best-selling Balsam, Cedar & Pine. Like so many To Be Calm candles, the creative design exposes a delicate glow behind the gorgeous artwork decorated across the vessel. This is a keepsake that can be used again long after the candle has gone. Just replace it with a tealight! For a Christmas gift that features a touch of Singapore, see the extended range in the Journey Series.
Special offer: enter the code “EXPAT22” when shopping online and enjoy 15% off your order, while stocks last.
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s important to invest in natural bedding that’s beneficial to our health and wellbeing. Heveya offers exactly that! The brand specialises in non-toxic and sustainable bedding products that range from organic latex mattresses, to FSC-certified wooden frames and all-natural bed sheets.
This holiday season, Heveya has a special offer for Expat Living readers: a free bamboo eyemask with the purchase of a Bamboo or Linen Sheets Bundle.
Heveya Bamboo Sheets are made with 100 percent bamboo lyocell, which is naturally silky-soft, cooling and hypoallergenic. Heveya Linen Sheets, meanwhile, are made from 100 percent ethically sourced, organically grown European flax and are beautifully textured, breathable and antimicrobial. Each bundle consists of a duvet cover, a fitted sheet and four pillowcases (two pillowcases for single sizes).
The free eyemask comes packed in a gift box together with your Bamboo or Linen Sheets Bundle. To claim yours, simply show this online roundup to redeem at the showroom or mention “Expat Living Christmas” in the Special Instructions for online orders. The offer is valid until the end of 2022 or while stocks last!
heveya.sg | 9628 9610
Weber Charcoal Grill
Ideal Christmas gift for the home
With more and more of us getting interested in cooking over the past couple of years, something like this will give you even more variety and choice in food. This edition, the Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill in Limited Edition Red, is launching in December 2021. It’s 57cm in diameter and retails for $779.
The Weber Connect smart grilling hub helps make perfectly grilled food. It’s a step-by-step grilling assistant that sends notifications directly to your smart phone on everything from telling you when it’s ready, to when it’s time to flip and serve. A check of your phone will let you know if everything is on track and grilling to perfection. The app is compatible with iPhones on iOS 12.1 or later and most smartphones on Android 7.0 or later.
Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations
Home décor gifts for indoor or out
These TELSA outdoor LED lantern lamps will look good inside or out. Made from powder-coated aluminium tubes and knitted olefin yarn, they’re available in small, medium and large. These home decor gifts will light up someone’s life (or at least their balcony) all year round!
Three locations: 43 Keppel Road, 200 Turf Club Road & Parkway Parade
6781 3211 | boulevardoutdoorfurniture.com
Alskar.co create custom-personalised to your specifications. Diaries, drink bottles, coasters and even Christmas tree decorations you can personalise.
The coasters are minimalist marble with a gold painting effect, can also personalised name and your choice of special typography. They come in three different colours – blue, grey and pink.
Style Nomads Hampers
If sustainability and socially conscious products are important when making gift choices, you’ll love this hamper from Style Nomads. Available at $58, the hamper contains Style Nomad’s own zero waste drawstring pouch, a Nerdstore zip tote and a multipurpose Bamboo Straw Girl washing block. The latter can be used for dishwashing, surfaces, hands, laundry and stain removal. Also included is an Eco Statement picture frame made with recycled newspaper, which supports women artisans in Sri Lanka.
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