Are you overwhelmed by having to think about what to buy for Christmas gifts? Stylish home décor items can make fantastic presents for friends and family. Check out our selection of great ideas from stores in Singapore that stock a variety of accessories, crafts and accents. There’s something for everyone!
Gorgeous Gifts is the sister store of Groovy Gifts in Cluny Court. The boutique gift shop offers a range of unique gifts with a complimentary gift wrapping service. If you can’t decide on a gift to buy, you can opt for gift vouchers that can be used at either Groovy Gifts or Gorgeous Gifts.
Exclusive to Gorgeous Gifts, the Hacienda Blue bone inlay photo frames will look lovely on a mantle or side table. The fawn and cream frames come in various sizes: 4×4 ($40), 4×6 ($50) and 5×7 ($60).
Add a splash of colour to the room with vibrant batik cushions ($28 for small and $32 for large). Some even come with pom-pom fringes!
These Seda France ceramic candles ($115) are available in a variety of scents including Japanese quince. The two-wick soy candles come in a reusable container.
Who doesn’t love a nice cuppa? Beautifully packaged and covered in inspirational messages, the Intrinsic teapot ($75) and mugs ($32) make a great gift for tea-lovers.
Besides customised furniture, flooring and outdoor decking, Landed Home also sells handy home products that can make practical gifts for the festive season. Made locally, each of its products is manufactured to order to meet your personal needs.
Tap water in Singapore may be drinkable but how about going one step further by using a water purification system ($600, including installation)? This contraption is simple to use – just run your tap water through the RO (reverse osmosis) water filter and the water will not only be purified, but will no longer have an aftertaste!
Who can say no to a slice of piping-hot pizza? This wood-fired pizza oven ($1500) is a great one for those who love to entertain. Made of 304 stainless steel, the sturdy number has a modern outlook and is rust-resistant. It’ll come in handy for parties or even a leisurely family weekend brunch.
Forbidden Hill is a fashion and home accessories brand inspired by the cultures of Southeast Asia. The brand’s products are designed in Singapore and made using local techniques by fine artisans from the region. The two-tone lacquerware collections feature vibrant colours with graphic motifs reflecting iconography from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
There are five collections – Autumn Lantern, Soaring Garuda, Cirebon Cloud, Tropical Queen and Harmony Koi. The first of these, with orange accents, is inspired by traditional silk Vietnamese lanterns, the second with ivory by the legendary Garuda from Hindu and Buddhist mythology, and the third with teal blue by the Cirebon batik from Java. Meanwhile, Tropical Queen, accented with carmine, is inspired by the Malaysian hibiscus and Harmony Koi, in lime green, by koi in Chinese artwork.
Lacquer jewellery boxes (from $115) are perfect for storing accessories on your dresser. Made by fine lacquerware artisans in Vietnam, these containers can neatly store small jewellery or keepsakes.
This stunning lacquer vanity tray and tea tray (from $115) can hold anything from cosmetics and jewellery to drinks or letters.
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With Singapore’s relentlessly hot climate, we all love to be in the air-con, yet it can be a challenge for everyone to feel comfy and happy with the temperature (sometimes not cool enough; sometimes Arctic!) – especially during the festive period when you have family and friends over for celebrations. The handy Ambi Climate ($199) from Ambi Labs might just be the perfect, practical gift.
Enhanced by cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology and equipped with smart sensors, the smart air-conditioner controller takes into account changes in factors such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, time of day and weather. It learns about your comfort level based on your feedback – whether you feel hot, cold or comfy. Ambi Climate automatically adjusts your air-conditioner to create an optimal environment to suits your needs. It’s easy to use – just plug it in, download the app on your phone and you’re all set. Not only does it enhance comfort but it can also help you save up to 30 percent on energy consumption.
House of AnLi
Offering premium European home décor, accessories and furnishing, House of AnLi is a great place for finding a unique gift for the home. (And while you’re there, grab a coffee or a bite at the Bistro!)
If you love the great outdoors, the Fatboy Lamc XXXL ($230) will come in handy. This inflatable lounge bed can be blown up in just 10 seconds and can hold up to 300 kilograms. It’s also waterproof.
Le Champagne VIRGINIE T. Brut ($85) is a classic. It has very fine bubbles and the vinous structure of fruits and flowers makes it stand out. This is a seriously good bottle to bring along to a party! Besides the Virginie T. Brut, the six-year-old vintage Virginie T. bottle comes in a special festive ice bucket. What’s more, the label on the bottle changes colour once the champagne reaches the ideal serving temperature!
These Costa Nova Gift Mugs ($45) come in sets of two, in white or turquoise. Made in Portugal out of fine stoneware, they are oven-, microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.
Pick up a cushion ($125) from the FS Home collection. Pick from various designs, from birds and butterflies to oriental patterns, and fun “Keep Calm and Drink Champagne” cushions.
Known for its recycled furniture and contemporary teak pieces, Originals also carries various products that make great gifts! Take your pick from mirrors, throws, bed linen, lanterns and more.
Perfect for cuddling up with on a sofa, the store’s soft and comfy linen throws (from $150 to $250) come in a range of colours and sizes.
Add some style and visual appeal to your home with some lanterns ($20 to $100). These will be beautiful to look at during the day and add some elegance to your evening dinner parties.
How about some accessories? The store’s range of vases and ceramic pots ($20 to $165) will look gorgeous overflowing with brightly coloured Christmas foliage.
Made from premium European flax, the store’s Cultiver bed linen is carefully woven and stonewashed for greater softness. These linens have a comfy feel from the first use.
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