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1. Silver Jingle Bell Garland

What: Jazz up a plain tree with this dreamy garland adorned with silver bells.

Price: $35.95. There is a sale of up to 15 per cent off on holiday decor items at the store till Monday.

Where: Crate & Barrel, B2 to Level 3 orchardgateway@emerald, 218 Orchard Road, tel: 6634-8488; and 04-21/22 and 03-25 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, tel: 6634-4222

2. Midnight Sparks Battery Powered Fairy Lights

What: Turn on the romantic vibe with these whimsical fairy lights. String them around the house or stick the whole bunch of lights in a glass jar (above) and let it glow as a centrepiece.

Price: $32.10

Where: Naiise, go to There is also a Naiise pop-up store at 167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Level 2, until Dec 24.

3. Tree And Ball Paper Ornaments

What: Delicately folded, these dark purple ornaments add a luxe feel to any tree.

Price: $6.95 for the Deco Tree Paper Port and $11.95 for the Deco Ball Paper Port

Where: HomesToLife@I12 Katong, 03-04/05 I12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, tel: 6443-0658; and HomesToLife@Westgate, 01-31 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, tel: 6822-6018

4. 3-D Tealight Holders

What: Light up your Christmas season with these patterned tealight holders.

Price: $8.50 each. There is a 15 per cent discount on accessories in the year-end sale.

Where: BoConcept, 04-01/02/03 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, tel: 6736-0777

5. Hessian Santa Sack

What: Stash Santa’s goodies in this vintage-looking sack.

Price: $19.90

Where: Monoyono, B1-06 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, tel: 6884-3551; 01-92 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, tel: 6534-8982; and B1-24 Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, tel: 6338-2131

6. Tree House

What: Decorate a side table with this mini tree filled with “shelves” of tiny decorations such as a stocking and snowman’s head.

Price: $35

Where: Tokyu Hands, B1-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, tel: 6834-3755

7. Christmas Tree Felt Bunting

What: String this 1.8m-long bunting above a dresser or across a wall. The pack includes Christmas trees and dots – both made out of felt – wooden pegs and a nylon string.

Price: $6.90

Where: HipVan, go to

8. Red Glass Baubles Wreath

What: Adorn a door with this stylish, unusual wreath that comes in a bright, festive red.

Price: $85

Where: Singapore Trading Post, 07-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, tel: 6221-4619; and 02-K61 PasarBella @ The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, tel: 6887-0077

9. Black Christmas Tree

What: If regular trees are not your thing, choose this avant-garde tree. Standing at 60cm, it is made up of wooden twigs.

Price: $219

Where: Make Room, 10-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, tel: 9113-1274

10. Gottgora Lantern

What: With its patterned body that casts beautiful shadows when light shines through, this lantern holds small or large tealights.

Price: $15.90

Where: Ikea Singapore, 317 Alexandra Road and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, tel: 6786-6868


A version of this story was originally published in The Straits Times on December 12, 2015. For more stories like this, head to