Nobody wants to elbow crowds and put up with agonising traffic conditions to shop for Christmas presents, even if it is for the people we love. Good thing we’ve spent enough time scouring the web to curate a handful of websites that will come in super handy for your festive shopping.
The best part? They’re based in Singapore, so you’ll be keeping your carbon footprint as modest as possible!
Gifts Less Ordinary
Whether it’s for dad, mom, grandma or grandpa, Gifts Less Ordinary has a massive catalogue of items for the whole family. Get a chopping board that can be engraved with your loved one’s initials for the budding chef in the family, or matchy-matchy aprons for granddad and grandson, or well, a festive family survival kit (pictured) for someone who needs that little bit of help to zen out.
Looking to keep little ones occupied? Busy boards make great Christmas gifts that keep on giving — the gift of time for exhausted parents that is. With ingenious little bits and bobs like zippers, horns, and light switches to ignite sensorial play amongst babies and toddlers.
If you’ve got a friend who loves to chat with emojis, local handcrafted jewellery brand takes that love for emojis and engraving them on personalised gold necklaces. They’ll be perfect stocking stuffers, or even Secret Santa gifts. We love the handwriting cuff too where you can immortalise the handwriting of the person you love on a bracelet.
Get a customised illustration done for the people you love with just a few easy clicks on Festive Folks. Instead of sending a photo to an illustrator, you create the gift on their nifty website where there’s hundreds of template backgrounds, numerous options to customise your character with the right hair, clothes and even snazzy sunnies and you can send out the framed masterpiece to your favourite people. Quick and easy.
Reignite the love for literature this festive season with books from one of our favourite independent bookstores in Singapore. Yes, you could pop by their brick-and-mortar and grab a cupcake a few doors down after, but you could also peruse their webstore and shop online for ease. Their online catalogue gets props for its incredibly extensive stockist.