Proudly designed in Singapore, Freshly Pressed Socks offers a delightful variety of socks in cheeky, colourful designs. We are particularly enamoured with the Singapore Series, which pays homage to recognisable Singaporean icons such as MRT maps, ERP gantries and even TOTO betting slips!
$14; Available at freshlypressedsocks.com
A Singaporean Dram
Another brand flying the Singapore flag high is Compendium Spirits, a distillery whose products are inspired by local flavours. Discerning dads will be thrilled with the Hom Mali Rice Whiskey, Singapore’s first single-grain whiskey. Crafted with Hom Mali rice, this rich and bold whiskey showcases dark fruit and vanilla oak notes.
$130.98; Available at compendium.sg
KENZO Parfums’ holiday collection presents the iconic FLOWER BY KENZO Eau de Parfum in an exquisite gift set, with a reusable travel-sized version. The fragrance’s unique floral scent and the gorgeous poppy flower bottle make it a delightful choice for mum.
$118; Available at major retailers including sephora.sg
The Art of Relaxation
Treat mum to the ultimate relaxation! While it won’t fit into the Christmas stocking, the OSIM uDream Pro Well-Being Chair will be a welcome addition to the family. This AI-powered massage chair offers a stress-relieving experience, incorporating an AI stress analysis for personalised massages and sensory features for a holistic and invigorating time.
$8,999; Available at sg.osim.com
There’s nothing that lifts the spirits more than a beautifully-scented home. Get mum a Plantable Scented Candle that will transport her to different parts of the globe. You have a choice of three scents: Amazon, Great Barrier Reef and Alps. With a top note of goji berries, Amazon has an exotic, citrusy fragrance; Great Barrier Reef brings the aroma of the ocean to life in a blend of fresh mineral salts with woody sage; while the bracing air of the Alps is conveyed in a bouquet of freshly ripened pears and white freesias. The candles are made of 100% soy wax and are housed in a durable, environment-friendly bamboo candle cover.
$35 (for Members); Available at https://www.aas.com.sg/aa-shop/
For the Children
Keep the little ones entertained with Slime Lab’s DIY kit. This trendy slime-making set provides hours of fun with an educational edge; it won the Progressive Preschool Award for Best Preschool STEM Range in 2019.
$34.90; Available at https://sciencekits.sg
Play and learn
A tablet is an educational and entertainment powerhouse rolled into one, with the plethora of both fun and learning applications available to download! The Kids Tablet Pro K7 not only has the usual features of a children-centric device such as parental controls and a simple-to-use interface, it also comes preloaded with programmes like flash cards and puzzles to engage your little one.
From $119.90; Available at bunnyshop.sg
Holiday fun for the whole family
Christmas isn’t just a time for giving; it’s also a time for the family to get together! Check out these holiday-themed activities for a dose of festive fun.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of TheseChangi Airport Terminal 3 has undergone a magical makeover! The Changi Festive Village is a candy-themed event offering an array of entertaining indoor rides, performances, and plenty of photo-worthy moments. Step into a snowy paradise within the snow house, complete with icy slides and sculptures. Who says you can’t experience a winter wonderland in the heart of the tropics?
The Changi Festive Village takes place until 31 March 2024. Ticketing details are available at www.changiairport.com/en/changifestivevillage
Shining, Shimmering, SplendidCelebrated as Singapore’s biggest yuletide event, Christmas Wonderland makes its return to Gardens by the Bay this year. The tenth edition of this event features a sprawling fairground filled with festive wonders such as dazzling light displays and the chance to capture moments with Santa Claus. The centrepiece of Christmas Wonderland is undoubtedly the Spalliera, a magnificent 20-metre-tall installation inspired by an Italian castle, adorned with the brilliance of 103,000 bulbs!
Christmas Wonderland takes place until 1 January 2024. Ticketing details are available at christmaswonderland.sg