‘Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to spread the festive cheer than to start thinking up of gifts for our loved ones. Whether you’re shopping for fellow mums, your parents, siblings, friends or kids, these are some of the best unique holiday gift ideas. Here’s our ultimate gift guide to celebrate the Christmas season of giving.
There’s nothing like a little suspense, a touch of je nai sais quoi to make the heart flutter this December with Bynd Artisan’s Mystery Boxes for Him or Her. Each box contains four assorted items of your choosing in mixed colour which can include a Compact Wallet, Key Chain Holder, Narrow Card Holder, Double Photo Frame, Journal A6 Notebook and a Double Bracelet. A lead time of three to five business days is required for all hamper orders. Place your order online or at their Atelier by 18 December 2021 to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve on 24 December 2021. More gift options here.
Whether it’s self-care, or reuniting with family and friends, spend the time reconnecting and usher the gift of glow with Skin Inc’s specially curated Holiday skin-tech kits. The All Is Bright skin-tech kit priced at S$458, is the ultimate way to supercharge your glow and help you detox this Holiday season. This kit contains award-winning and clinically-proven Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light ++ in a Limited Edition Holiday Teal, My Daily Dose of Glow serum, Pure Deepsea Hydrating Overnight Mask and Detox Serum Booster Shot. For a full-body self-care, opt for the Embody Your Bliss (S$398) Detox and Glow bundle. Sculpt your body with NASA LED and nourish with encapsulated body as well as hand serum. Jumpstart your loved one’s glow with the Wonder Glow (S$108) set which is a depuffing, brightening and hydrating bundle. It includes the award-winning serum, overnight mask and new Cryo-Ice facial roller. More gift options here.
Gift the gift of beauty sleep with SOVA’s Daze and Dream Set. Perfect for indulging your loved ones, this set features a luxurious pure mulberry silk pillowcase that’s perfect to rest on while the eye mask blocks out light to ensure minimal sleep disruptions. The headband and scrunchie are great to keep hair gently in place. Fall into a deep slumber with the aroma from the pillow spray that’s specifically designed to induce sleep and relaxation. Silk has been known to help skin retain moisture and is also anti-crease to prevent wrinkles. Naturally hypoallergenic and temperature regulating, it also helps to reduce bed head and split ends. Priced at S$230, each set Includes two Standard or Queen size silk pillowcases, a silk-filled eye mask, scrunchie, and pillow spray. Allow five to seven working days for custom embroidery delivery. Order your set here.
Give the gift of light with Candles of Light intentional gift sets for your loved ones this Christmas. Their gift sets come packaged in a gift box with a complimentary greeting card. The Hope Gift Set features their Terrazzo 6oz Jar Candle and Car Scent Diffuser that’s fabulous for friends and loved ones who love to be surrounded by scents reflecting hope both at home and when they are out and about. Show your gratitude to someone with two of their bestselling Terrazzo Candles, Dawn and Dusk. Dawn brings a soft start to a new day with its soul balancing elixir. Its calming notes of lavender brings inner peace, while bright notes of mint and citrus awaken and rejuvenate. Inspired by breezy sun-filled forest walks, Dusk showcases fresh uplifting tones of spearmint segue into sweet juicy citrus, before rounding off with herbaceous sage and woody cedar notes. More gift set selections here. Gift sets that are currently unavailable will be restocked by the end of November. Do check their website for updates.
For the choc and bubbles lover, Janice Wong’s Christmas hampers are pure decadence. These hampers are stuffed with sweet treats and a festive bottle of booze. You can also choose from family-friendly gift sets that will have the kids grinning from ear to ear. Have the kids countdown throughout the month of December with two edible advent calendars that promise daily treats. The Ultimate Christmas Hamper Surprise priced at S$335 features a box of 25 signature assorted chocolate bon bons, Christmas cookies, Pure Imagination bean-to-bar chocolates and a bottle of Fidora ‘Monte Tabor’ Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG. How about gifting a stay-at-home activity just for kids? The Christmas Premix Hamper (S$60) ncludes a signature seasonal shortbread cookie premix, rolling pin and festive cookie cutters! All items are now available for pre-order on www.janicewong.online for pick-up or delivery as well as in Janice Wong Singapore and Pure Imagination boutiques from 26 November 2021, on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’ one-of-a-kind Christmas staycation experience is indeed an ultimate gift that you can splurge on for the whole family. Gift this to your kids or loved ones and fill their hearts with the true spirit of this festive season. The Enchanted Christmas Family ‘Glampkation’ includes a children sleeping tent decorated with festive fairy lights and plush toys plus one take-home sleeping bag per child (up to two sleeping bags). There are also Broadway American Diner inspired amenities including signature train-shaped cookies, a trio of toffee nut milk, non-alcoholic Eggnog and chocolate milk, candy canes and marshmallows! Kids can even design their own Christmas tree and tote bag and have access to unlimited ice cream! This package is available for stays from now to 7 January 2022. Gift this experience here!
#SupportLocal with Tily Tea! Tily’s raw tea blends are truly unique, balancing traditional Chinese herbal roots with delicious florals. The brand believes in respecting the source of foods and seek to bring you the best quality ingredients that nature has to offer. All natural, with no added flavouring or extracts, each ingredient is carefully selected and combined for its healing properties, while infusing a gentle wellness into your everyday. The Christmas Tower gift set (S$29.90) is a crowd favourite and comes in three colour variations. Each one opens up to reveal an absolutely stunning Carry Cup and a 10 sachet Assortment Box containing all of Tily Tea’s five tea blends. Made from sustainable bamboo fibre, these incredibly stylish Tily Carry Cups are the best way to have your favourite Tily Tea blends. Purchase a set here. For more gift options, visit here.
Healthy snacking is what Amazin’ Graze specialises in. The Festive Snack Gift Box (S$19.90) is filled with deliciously healthy creations. To raise your Christmas spirits, their lovely elves have even included a limited edition tea towel surprise in it too! The Festive Nut Butter Gift Box (S$19.90) are for those who love just about every nut. Each box comes with a selection of eight luscious spreads. A popular fave is the Festive Granola Gift Box (S$15.90) that features crispy and crunchy delights! Treat your loved ones (and yourself!) to something sweet this season with a selection of their most-loved granola bites. Definitely a classic must-have in every home. You can add on a Christmas Greeting Card for just S$1.50 too! Purchase the gift sets here.
Instead of the usual toys as gifts for kids, how about giving them the gift of learning a skill instead? Ground-Up Initiative is non-profit society, with a mission to connect people with Nature, Self and Others. By creating a space to nurture connectedness, creativity & risk-taking, they aspire to build a 21st Century Kampung Culture that cultivates holistic solutions for a happier and more sustainable future. Perfect for ages five to nine, My Woody Hero (S$65) workshop repurposes pieces of wooden offcuts to assemble your very own. Have kids experience the beauty of wood and the joy of making something with their hands. The workshop will also touch on environmental issues in the world and get kids to imagine ways to do their part in saving the planet. Introduce saving money the fun way with the Toy House Making Workshop (S$90) for ages seven and up. Experience coaches will guide kids to complete the making of the toy house using basic carpentry tools. Other workshops are also available here.
Not too sure what to gift friends and family? Then Okimochi Box has you covered with its surprise delivery concept. How does it work? They provide a curation service for the sender from the selection of gifts right till the delivery to the recipient. Just describe the recipient and they will curate as well as decide the content of the box. The curation is based on the description given and the focus is on the personalization of the gifts. What’s more, the content picture will be sent to you on the day of delivery so that the surprise will be revealed to both you and recipient on the same day. Start your personalisation here and get ready to be surprised!
This Christmas, Singapore’s favourite homegrown fragrance brand, Scent by SIX presents its Christmas special: Scent of Blessings – The Joy of Gifting with five gift sets featuring its most popular scents, 27 ̊F Biei and Hikaru. Named ‘Peace’, ‘Love’, ‘Joy’ and ‘Prosperity’, the curated gift sets, which includes a varied combination from its collection of pillow mists, aroma essences, nebulisers, reed diffusers and disinfectant sprays, make ideal gifts for friends, family and business partners. Its fifth gift set, the ‘Biei Trio Set’ features its bestselling scent, 27 ̊F Biei eau de toilette (EDT) in 20ml, and includes two 20ml refill bottles. Prices of the Christmas gift sets range from S$89 to S$149. Shop here!
Morphée is now available in a children’s version with my little Morphée which contains meditative trips designed for kids from 3 years old. This box helps children to refocus, regain their calm, tame their emotions, improve their concentration as well as fall asleep more easily. My little Morphée contains 192 different content and 128 meditative trips and 32 meditations to do alone or with others. Thought to generate calm and relaxation, these embedded resources allow children to tame their emotions and develop their self-confidence with 16 relaxing nature sounds and 16 original soft music. Morphée Mon Petite was designed by parents as well as professionals and written by professionals. These meditative trips promote calm and help children discover themselves and explore their internal resources. Available on Ante Limited here.
In true festive spirit, Love Bonito has an ensemble of holiday-appropriate clothing to ensure you feel your best, as well as a new series of limited edition Furoshiki cloths for those looking for a creative alternative for gift-wrapping. Completing the festive cheer is the brand’s very first maze-like interactive game, LBMaze, where you can earn 10% off Love, Bonito items and gain bragging rights during the year-end festivities!. In collaboration with MILO®, Love, Bonito is also donating 100 care packages to beneficiaries from Daughter of Tomorrow, a charity that supports women from low-income families with employment opportunities. Furthermore, Love, Bonito has also partnered with Kind Citizen, a social impact marketplace, as one of the many merchants catering to a range of beneficiaries. Shop HERE.
GIVE BACK THIS CHRISTMAS
In this season of giving, let’s support various charities and non-profit organisations by giving back generously. Some of these include: