Whether you’re practising social distancing or just trying to avoid the crowds, staying at home can get boring. We’ve come up with a list of fun things to do at home (with kids, or not) to make yourself feel a little better during the COVID-19 crisis. Plus, many of these ideas will help you support small businesses in Singapore.
#1 Have a spa day at home
Create a DIY spa using some of your favourite skincare and body care products. Local skincare brand Rock & Herb has a fab range of cruelty-free, plant-based creams that help with pigmentation issues and acne-prone skin. There’s also free shipping for orders above $70! For body care, Trimmings carries Karin Herzog, a Swiss brand known for incorporating active oxygen to detoxify and boost circulation. Alternatively, get a professional and opt for a home massage – the folks at Aleyda do it well! Read more about the steps they’re taking to make your home spa experience safer and better. Or, if you’d like to support your favourite spa, consider getting vouchers for future use.
#2 Cook up a storm
If you’ve yet to venture into cooking, now’s the best time to start! Use leftovers and change up the flavours with a cuisine you’re yet to discover. We love Indian Spicebox not just for its easy and healthy recipes, but also for its ultra-useful spicebox kit, The kit features a fun cookbook, as well as nine types of organic spices sourced from small farms in India. For fresh groceries and produce, order online at Sasha’s Fine Foods and Open Taste. Or, if you prefer not to lift a finger, support your favourite restaurant by getting takeouts, or fix your cravings with food delivery from Foodpanda, Deliveroo and Grabfood. Try this interesting mix for delivery, or check out some of the top food deliveries and takeaways in Singapore.
#3 Try something fun with the kids
On our site, we’ve got loads of fun ideas on things to do with kids at home. For one, Amazon offers plenty of child-friendly games and activities to keep the little ones occupied without stepping out of your house!
#4 Catch up on Netflix
Catch up on that Netflix series everyone’s been talking about! Pour yourself a glass of bubbly (or beer, or gin!) and get cosy. Hit up these online stores for a wide range of wines with free delivery.
#5 Get a whole new look – entirely online!
There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as retail therapy, but first, think about what you need and don’t need in your current wardrobe. After you’ve decluttered and cleared out unwanted clothes and accessories (donate them!), you can now invest in quality pieces you really like. Check out our Readers’ Choice Awards winner White Ginger. Complete your look with a comfy pair of sandals from Fly Flot.
If you’re into gemstones, you’ll love Lustre Jewellery for its chic line of handmade accessories that won’t burn a hole in the wallet. Other jewellery favourites include the dainty designs for everyday wear from Embrace Jewellery.
Makeup is a powerful tool that can boost your mood and confidence level! Invest high quality makeup products (lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, and more!) from Amplio Beauty, a cruelty- and paraben-free beauty brand that’s made in the US.
#6 Spend some quality “me-time”
Since we’re spending so much time at home, why not invest in something that can improve your sexual health and mental wellness? If you’re ready to make the splurge (fun quarantine gift, anyone?), try the Womanizer Premium Eco Massager, an eco-friendly and biodegradable women’s vibrator. Featuring Biolene, a bioplastic made from 70 percent natural ingredients (mainly corn starch), the personal massager boasts a modular design and 12 intensity levels with a Smart Silence function. Available at Guardian at $280.
The best part? All these stores offer free local shipping so you can shop online!
Up for a staycation?
If you’re healthy and well enough to head out, there are loads of great staycation deals and offers available at top hotels at the moment.
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