Christmas Gifting Guide 2022
Travel restrictions have lifted and for many of us the locked down days of Covid seem like a blur of the past as we zip into the holiday season. Traveling home for the holidays this year is a luxury that many of us missed the last couple years. With the holiday season comes the desperate rush to find the perfect gift, the gift that says I’ve specially thought of this just for you, a gift that is unique to Singapore, to share a piece of our life in Singapore. Well look no further, we’ve put together a list of gifts specially from Singapore to share with your loved ones back home.
Singapore Elephant Parade
Check out the adorable collection of elephants celebrating the culture and heritage of our little red dot! Or perhaps the whimsical set sharing just some of the exotic fruits we have available here.
Where to buy: The Cinnamon Room
Bonus item: Elephant Parade has a gorgeous collection of holiday baubles, perfect for hanging on your tree or a festive (yet) tropical addition to your sideboard.
Where to buy: A Raft of Otters (buy in store at Tanglin Mall)
Indigrow’s: A to Z of Singapore
Join as “Ah Ma plays Angklung at the Art Science Museum and “Chein Wei celebrates Chinese New Year in Chinatown”. This gorgeously illustrated book celebrates our life on the little red dot through an ABC journey. It even shares some fun facts about Singapore, who knows you might learn something new about Singapore too! They even offer a 10% discount when you buy the 3 book bundle, perfect for tossing one in the cupboard for when you need a last minute gift!
Where to buy: Indigrow Kids
Drawn by Jess: Silicone Colouring Mats
Keep the little ones busy while you catch up over coffee with your friends and family, Drawn by Jess sells these gorgeous reusable silicone colouring mats. Perfect small and lightweight entertainment to toss in any bag!
Where to buy: Buy directly online from Drawn by Jessica or wander into any of the multiple stores stocking her beautiful designs (all retailers are listed on her website).
Looking for someone who deserves a tipple? Well what’s better than coffee and rum? A delicious blend traditionally made using a “kopi sock” here in Singapore. Get your bottle here. They also have a tea liqueur (Teh-O) for the tea lovers in your life.
Something to share some of Singapore’s iconic architecture with everyone back home, take a look at Memory Board. A beautiful collection of gifts ranging from wall art, to trays, notebooks, coasters and many more. Available in colour or black and white there is guaranteed to be something for everyone’s taste.
Invite friends and family into a large part of our daily life in Singapore…kopi! Kopi Siew Dai, Kopi O, Kopi Kosong, how do you order yours. Be the king of caffeine in this game. Order your kopi here
Chope: Respect the Tissue
Don’t forget to Chope your spot. Teach your friends and family the importance of the tissue packet. Grab your food and snag a spot at a table before them. Get your copy here.
Lion’s Pride: Colour Your Own Merlion
This lovely replica of our iconic Merlion is the perfect gift for painting lovers big or small! What’s even better is the Crayola paints wipe off the Merlion easily so it’s reusable. Hours of creative fun! Right at your fingertips! Order yours directly from Lion’s Pride.
Kaya (Coconut Jam)
Don’t have time to shop around, throw a jar of Kaya in your next grocery order. Cheap and cheerful, Glory Nonya Kaya is delicious spread on a slice of hot toast with butter.
Singlish vs English Book
Singapore is shiok lah! Must chope a table or else must tapao! Have you so seamlessly integrated yourself into the Singapore culture that Singlish has become second nature to you? Save your friends and family back home the trouble of scrambling for Google Translate (ha ha) and give them a copy of the Singlish vs English dictionary. Get yours here!
Contributed by Caroline Diamond