This hasn’t been the best year for most of us. And for the socially conscious, it might not be the best time to go on an all-out spree when the world is still reeling and recovering from a devastating pandemic. Yet, the tougher the situation, the more we should see light and goodness in the everyday. That includes celebrating the yuletide season in the most meaningful way we know how – by the act of giving.
ByCanary : Buy a Jewellery, Grant a Wish
Surprise your loved ones with exquisite, innovative and stylish pieces in 18k gold and natural gemstones by ByCanary while helping one child get his/her wish granted.
This Christmas, ByCanary is launching the “#ByYouByUsByCanary” campaign to create awareness and raise fund for Make A Wish Foundation. 10% of the sales made from 16 November to 31 December 2020 will be dedicated to to this meaningful purpose. Addtionally, the good people at ByCanary is offering 25% off all purchases for this period.
Curated Baby Christmas Gifts
Shower the little bundle of joy with a special limited edition of either the Teether Xmas Box or Bib Xmas Box. Curated by Lily Loh of @liloikanbilis and Valencia from @littlebearnie, $10 from every box sold will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Retail price starts from $57.40 but for this campaign, they are sold for $30. The gift sets will be launched on 3 December at 8.30pm.
Motherswork : The Giving Christmas Tree
Bring joy to families who are less fortunate by fulfilling the Christmas wishes of single parents and children under the care of the various charity organisations.
The annual Motherswork giving tree event this year will benefit beneficiaries HCSA Community Services, Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support and Down Syndrome Association (Singapore). The Giving Tree will be available both in-store and online from 27 November to 15 December 2020.
Roses & Rhinos : Eco-friendly Masks
Mask up and stay safe with Roses & Rhinos, a local print-led kids wear brand. Select from their Christmas range of eco-friendly masks for kids and adults. 100% profits of the masks sold will be donated to Care Singapore to help vulnerable young children find direction, hope and success in Singapore.
Mougou Juice : Juicy Gifts for the Health Conscious
Specially crafted juices of fruits and greens with no artificial sweeteners and preservatives, Mougou Juice, offers fresh cold pressed juice, Nutmylk and Juice Cleanse pack. Gift a set of juices as a Christmas gift for the health conscious friend to improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.
15% of sales profit will be donated to Club Rainbow (Singapore), a non-profit organisation and charity that supports and empowers children with chronic illnesses and their families.
The Fullerton Santa Bears
Bears are adorable and they are popular among adults and kids. Why not buy a limited edition Fullerton Santa Bear this Christmas and donate to charity at the same time? The bears are sold at The Fullerton Shop located on the lobby level of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. $10 nett from the sale of each bear ($28 nett) will be donated to Beyond Social Services, in support of its efforts towards helping children and youths from less resourced backgrounds.
Auum Nail Spa : Pampering Gifts
Indulge yourself and a special one this Christmas with a relaxing manicure or pedicure at AUUM – The Honest Nail Spa. AUUM is a unique nail salon that provides nail services which are personalised and safe even for children and expectant mothers. AUUM provides treatments using products that are eco-friendly, avoiding chemicals such as toluene, ethyl acetate, dibutyl phalate (DBP), and formaldehyde.
Auum is giving 10% of total sales from retail Spa Kits to Singapore Children’s Society.
SOVA Silk : Self-care with Luxurious Silk
Show your affection and encourage your loved ones to embrace wellness and self-care by giving them the gift of SOVA Silk. Meaning sleep in Swedish, SOVA is the latest homegrown beauty accessory brand to hit our shores. SOVA specialises in beauty silk products ranging from pillowcases, eye masks to headbands and scrunchies made from the most luxurious 22 momme silk available for purchase.
10% of total sales profit in December will be used to buy necessities such as milk powder and diapers for the families in Singapore Mummies United
Est Lab : Skincare for Sunlovers
ést.lab is a local skincare brand famed for its revolutionary SkAI (Skin Analytics and Ingredients) Matrix, a proprietary framework used as an evaluation tool and materials database in creating highly responsive skincare products.
With every purchase of ést.lab’s best-selling SunShield SPF50 or newly reformulated SunShield Aqua SPF50 between 23 November 2020 and 31 January 2021, $2 will go towards the funding of Seastainable x Carbon Ethics Coral Restoration Programme.
Scent by SIX: Scent-sational Gifts
For Christmas 2020, SIX has unveiled Hikaru a four-piece Yuzu-themed collection, created in support of Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAHM). $10 from the sale of each item from the Hikaru collection, with a targeted total amount of $10,000, will be donated to the SAHM in support for its ongoing efforts to help individuals with mental health issues.
The collection includes 200 EDT Perfume ($66), 100ml EDT Perfume ($125) (refillable bottle, Pillow Mist ($28), Nebuliser with 10ml Pure Yuzu Essential Oil Set ($98), Pure Yuzu Essential Oil – 10ml ($38), 50ml ($158)
Anothersole : Shoes for Good
Walk tall, stylish and proud in a pair of shoes by Anothersole knowing that you are also making a difference in the life of a child somewhere in the world. 10% of their profit goes to buying food supplies, funding sustainability for underfunded orphanages and building sustainable communities for children to thrive.
Goodwood Park Hotel : Christmas Log Cakes
Feed the soul while you feed the tummies of loved ones as well with these too-pretty-to-eat log cakes from Goodwood Park Hotel. Goodwood Park Hotel will donate 10% of the hotel’s log cake sales to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides financial assistance to children from low-income families. The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year.
Frasers Property : Donate a Meal
In addition to buying individual gifts for family and friends, you can choose to spread warmth and Christmas joy to strangers in need through donation of festive meals.
Donate non-perishable food items at dedicated Food Bank Singapore boxes set up across Anchorpoint, Bedok Point, Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Hougang Mall, Northpoint City, Tampines 1, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point, White Sands and Yew Tee Point. These food items will be collected and redistributed to a thousand families in need across Singapore. The location of each Food Bank Singapore box within each mall can be found at the Frasers Experience website.
Shangri-la Group : Feed Someone This Christmas
Make this Christmas more meaningful by sharing a meal with someone in need. Shangri-La Group’s hotels have partnered with The Food Bank Singapore to provide for those who do not have the means to have a sufficient meal.
Pay it forward with a Charity Festive Bento for as little as $10. Click on the Charity Festive Bento option on the Check Out & Payment page on Jen Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-la and Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Singapore’s takeaway order sites.
The Charity Festive Bento campaign will end on 20 December 2020 so that the beneficiaries will receive their hearty meals in time for Christmas.
Support the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Purchase a cuddly polar bear plush and proceeds will be donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore to support its conservation efforts. The Polar Bear Plush is available for purchase at $26.75 nett at the Tower Wing Reception of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore until 25 December, while stocks last.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa : Adopt An Animal
Here’s a thought: adopt an animal as a gift dedicated to that animal loving person.
The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa has collaborated with the Singapore Zoo in support of the Wildlife Reserve Singapore’s Adopt an Animal Programme. All funds raised will be channelled into caring for the animals at the Singapore Zoo. A minimum donation of $30 gets you a plushie. The donation will support the care and well-being of the animals through purchasing enriching items such as toys and treats, and medical equipment to keep to the animals in top notch health. To find out more, hit the button below.
Social Gifting : Empower a Crafter
Share an act of kindness to create a ripple effect. When we purchase gifts at Social Gifting, your gift will make a difference in the lives of those who struggle to overcome the obstacles they face. These are people who are suffering from autism, cancer and mental illness; seniors who risk being isolated and mothers who are not ready for employment due to physical constraints or caregiving duties help to pack these gifts. Crafts made by these crafters will be sold through the website. A portion of income will be given back to them at Social Gifting as a form of passive income.
Support Local Artists with Special Needs
For a meaningful gift that gives back, support The Animal Project (TAP).
TAP is a social enterprise that curates quality lifestyle products with the artworks of artists with special needs. These items range from art pieces, souvenirs, dinner ware to stationary – all with an animal theme.
At least 50% of TAP’s net profits will be directed to initiatives supporting inclusion and celebrating the abilities of the Special Needs Community.
MUS.Za : Bling Joy with Fine Jewellery
Take your pick from accessible collectibles to bespoke heirloom pieces, all made with the finest museum-worthy quality, and do your part for charity.
MUS.za fine jewellery (Raffles Hotel Arcade) is giving part of its proceeds for all sales made in November and December 2020 to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, with a grand target of S$100,000.
Jade Life and Wellness : Pyjamas for Charity
Jade Life And Wellness by Dr. Jade Kua recommends holistic good health for the whole family including good sleep habits. After all, one of the things we’ve learnt in this stressful year is that good sleep leads to good mental well-being.
This December, for 15 days, Jade Life And Wellness is donating 15% of proceeds from the sale of pajamas to Pangdemonium Theatre, which consistently puts up productions that focus on the mental & emotional state of an individual, the family & society.