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Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Life, Friends, Family & More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Christmas is getting closer and closer, and if you’re reading this right now, then you might be scrambling for Christmas gift ideas.

If you’re pressed for time, fret not! We compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas for your mom, dad, sister, brother, cousin, friend, and more! 

We also made sure to include gift ideas that you can only find in Singapore. That way even friends who are visiting Singapore for the holidays have something to remember you by! 

Personalised Box of Chocolates

Personalised Box of Chocolates

You know what they say, “The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.” So, if you’re thinking about impressing someone through a gift, a box of personalised chocolate may just do the trick. 

Chocolates are a classic gift during Valentine’s Day, but they’re also a crowd-favourite during Christmas. Luckily, there are shops in Singapore that specialise in customisable chocolates that you can mix and match! 

Some come in unique local flavours like spicy mala, satay, and even durian. If the person you’re gifting doesn’t have an adventurous palate, then a box of classic milk or dark chocolate (with a personalised message) may do! 

Where to Buy It: 

Fossa Chocolate, 30 Gambas Crescent Nordcom II, Enter via Access 1 Take Lift GL2 or GL3 to Level 3 Strictly by appointment only. No walk-in, Singapore 757013

Godiva, 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-307, Singapore 038983

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie, 23 Sin Ming Rd, #01-15, Singapore 570023

Awfully Chocolate, 2 Orchard Turn B4, #50, Singapore 238801

Average Price: $16 to $35 per box

Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are a quintessential item to own in a kitchen, especially if the recipient absolutely loves cooking. These versatile and super sturdy cooking pots are made to last for decades and make for great heirlooms when taken care of. 

They also come in different colours, shapes, and sizes, depending on where you get them in Singapore. The most famous brand is Le Creuset, a French cookware brand that sells cast iron pots and pans. 

Dutch ovens are also quite the conversation starter, as many home cooks consider it as a collector’s item that’s highly valued. Dutch ovens are pricey, but you can get an affordable one from a reputable cast iron brand for less than $100! 

Where to Buy It: 

Le Creuset, 360 Orchard Rd, #09-05A International Building, Singapore 238869

Scanpan, 49 Jalan Pemimpin, #01-05 APS Industrial Building, Singapore 577203

TANGS, 310 Orchard Rd, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864

IKEA, 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #02-12/13/14 #03-15/16/17, #04-20/21/22, Singapore 608549

Average Price: $65 to $150 for small ovens, and up to $450 for larger ones

Silk Pyjamas

Silk Pyjamas

Matching pyjamas is a classic Christmas trend that families and couples do on Christmas Eve. If you have a friend who loves wearing cool pyjamas during Christmas, then consider gifting them a new set of silk ones for a change! 

Silk pyjamas come in all sorts of colours and styles, but what makes them different from regular cotton ones is that they’re light and cool on the skin. With Singapore’s hot weather, this type of fabric is perfect for keeping you comfortable at night. 

There are stores that also let you personalise your own silk pyjamas by stitching initials or designs on them. As a bonus, you can get a whole set with matching eye masks, slippers, and scrunchies (sleepover, anyone?). 

Where to Buy It: 

Silk Madame, available onlineWhite Trousseau, 160 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427305

TANGS, 310 Orchard Rd, Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864

Bells and Birds, 28 Senang Crescent, #04-06 by appointment, Singapore 416601

Average Price: $60 to $90 for a set

Scented Candles 

Scented Candles

Scented candles can make any space smell like Christmas, and if you have a friend or loved one who loves home decor, then a scented candle might be a good Christmas gift idea. 

Many scented candle shops in Singapore offer soy candles that are vegan-friendly and are made with natural ingredients, so they’re completely safe for families with small children. 

Scents like nutmeg, cinnamon, or vanilla are great Christmas scents, but you can also personalise candles with a signature scent. We recommend surprising your loved ones with their favourite scent, and we’re sure they’ll appreciate the gesture! 

Where to Buy It: 

Mira Singapore, 62 Ubi Road 1 Oxley Bizhub 2, #05-20, Singapore 408734

Artisan of Sense, 601 MacPherson Rd, #06-08 Grantral Complex, Singapore 368242

Soul Good Project, 107 Eunos Ave 3, Storefriendly Centre, Singapore 409837

Hush Candle, 623 Aljunied Rd, #07-01 Aljunied Industrial Complex [By Appointment Only, Singapore 389835

By Tee & Co., 37 Kallang Pudding Rd, #07-13L, Singapore 349315

Average Price: $15 to $25 per candle 

Quirky Stationery 

Quirky Stationery

Who doesn’t love cute and quirky office essentials? We’re sure that your workaholic friend will appreciate a new stash of office supplies that not only help get the job done but also make their desk look visually pleasing. 

This is more of a niche Christmas gift idea but it works for friends and family who enjoy taking down notes or organising their desk with useful but cute knick-knacks. You might even find Christmas cards in their stash during the holiday season! 

Stationery stores sell all sorts of things like colourful tapes, golden paper clips, scented paper, stickers, and quirky ballpoint pens. We recommend mixing and matching as many stationery items as you can fit into a gift bag. 

Where to Buy It: 

PaperMarket, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-120 Great World, Singapore 237994

Think, 107 North Bridge Road, Mall, #02-15 Funan, Singapore 179105

Cat Socrates, 78 Yong Siak St, #01-14, Singapore 163078

Cityluxe, 12 Little Rd, #05-02 Lian Cheong Industrial Building, Singapore 536986

Smiggle, 180 Kitchener Road, #01-39, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539

Average Price: Starting from $5 

Bath Bombs and Scrubs 

Bath Bombs and Scrubs

A little self-care after all that holiday prep won’t hurt. Treat your friends and loved ones with a care package of luxury or homemade bath bombs and scrubs!

These bath essentials are great for anyone who loves to unwind in a nice, hot bath. If you catch your loved ones looking a little stressed this Christmas, make sure you get them bath bombs made with lavender and other soothing oils. 

Scrubs are also great for exfoliating the skin, which in turn makes users feel and look plumper and younger. This gift idea might encourage them to take care of themselves more, so why not get them a big stash to last the holiday season? 

Where to Buy It: 

Lush, 252 North Bridge Road, 01-42, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103

Amour Savon Bath Bomb, Yishun Industrial Street 1, #07-21 Inside “The Urban Bike, Northpoint Bizhub, Singapore 768159

Bath Bomb Flings, 1 Ubi View. Focus One Building #01-22. Near car’s exit gantry, above coffee shop, Singapore 408555

Soap Ministry, 277 Orchard Rd, #03-04 Orchard, Gateway 238858

HYSSES, 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-48, Singapore 238801

Average Price: Starting from $13 per bath bomb

Handmade Jewellery 

Handmade Jewellery

There’s nothing like a good pair of earrings or a string of pearls to brighten someone’s day. Even better, get them a pair of handmade ones that you can only find in Singapore! 

Handmade jewellery in Singapore ranges from luxurious to minimalist designs, with accents made from crystals, gems, and precious stones. You also have the option to get jewellery custom-made for an extra thoughtful touch. 

Some stores specialise in Nyonya or Peranakan beading, which can serve as a beautiful gift for friends visiting Singapore for the holidays. We suggest ordering these pieces ahead of time to ensure they’re ready for gifting when Christmas comes!

Where to Buy It: 

Carrie K., 77B Neil Rd, Singapore 088903

Daintynine, 262 Yishun Street 22, #07-121, Singapore 760262

By Invite Only, 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-04 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

Foundation Jewellers, 11 Cavenagh Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, #01-03/04/05, 11 Cavenagh Rd, Singapore 229616

Azen Jewellery, 304 Orchard Rd, #B1-73, Singapore 238863

Average Price: Prices may vary depending on the materials and stones used



Now, durian may be the most unlikely (and to some, the stinkiest) gift you can give to anyone, but many Singaporeans actually consider the fruit as a thoughtful Christmas gift idea. 

Durians are well-loved by many Singaporeans, especially when they’re given the Mao Shan Wang variant. It’s considered the most premium and delicious variant of durian, prized for its sweetness and creaminess. 

If gifting a whole durian isn’t possible, there are many stores that sell pre-packed versions, candied durian, and even durian mochi or cakes to make transport and gift wrapping more feasible. The smell won’t be too pungent, either! 

Where to Buy It: 

Mr. Durian, 140 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218418 

Golden Moments, 110 Lor 23 Geylang, #07-10, Singapore 388410

Jiak Durian Mai, Blk 829 Tampines Street 81, #01-272, Singapore 520829

Durian SG Prime, 456 Geylang Rd, #24A, Singapore 389415227

Katong Durian, 227 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428924

Average Price: Starting at $22 per kilogramme

Personalised Leather Goods

Personalised Leather Goods

Do you have a friend who has a penchant for leather goods? Why not get them a brand-new leather wallet or purse with their initials on it?

Personalised leather goods are a thought Christmas gift idea that can also be very useful. It’s best to only purchase products made from genuine leather, that way they’ll last longer and look better the older they get. 

If the person you’re gifting isn’t too fond of animal-based leather crafts, there are shops in Singapore that sell vegan leather goods. There are a few differences in weight and texture, but they look just like the real thing! 

Where to Buy It: 

Crafune, 38 Haji Ln, #02-01, Singapore 189231

Jason & Sherron Handmade, 14 Scotts Road #05-106 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213

Gnome & Bow, 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905

Rever Leather Goods, 50 Gambas Crescent, Singapore 757022

Bynd Artisan, 2 Orchard Turn #04-11 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

Average Price: Starting at $45 



The smell of freshly baked cookies will infuse anyone with holiday cheer. Gifting your loved ones with freshly baked cookies is a thoughtful gift idea that we’re sure even the kids will enjoy! 

Singapore has several cookie shops and bakeries that sell different types of cookies, from vegetarian to vegan-friendly. We suggest, though, to buy Christmas packages if ever they’re offered at your nearest cookie store! 

Usually, bakeries will release limited-edition cookies that are Christmas-themed and are made with seasonal flavours like ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. These limited-edition cookies also come with seasonal gift wraps, so buy some when available! 

Where to Buy It: 

Cookie Mixx, 391A Orchard Road, Takashimaya B2, Orchard Rd, B207-7-1 Foodhall, Singapore 238873

Nasty Cookie, 277 Orchard Rd, #B2-10 Orchard, Gateway 238858

KOOKS Creamery, 313 Orchard Rd, B3-43A, Singapore 238895

Old Seng Choong, 290 Orchard Rd, #B1-14 Paragon, Singapore 238859

Folks and Stories, Everton Park, #01-63 Block 3, Singapore 080003

Average Price: $9 for a box of 4 or $20 to $45 for a box of 12

Weighted Blanket 

Weighted Blanket

Investing in good sleep is an investment in quality of life. While mattresses aren’t exactly the most feasible Christmas gift idea, we know another alternative that contributes to better sleep at night: weighted blankets. 

Weighted blankets are a type of therapeutic blanket that’s designed to provide sleepers with deep pressure stimulation. This is known to help calm the mind and body, contributing to better sleep at night. 

Weighted blankets come in all sorts of weights, sizes, and fabrics, so choose one that you think your friend or loved one will love in their bedroom. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to invest in better sleep yourself! 

Where to Buy It: 

Weave Home, 6 Genting Road, Jubilee Industrial Building, Singapore 349471

Origin Mattress Singapore, 36 Kaki Bukit Pl, #01-01 (Entrance across Enterprise One car park gantry, Singapore 416214 

Sonno Singapore, 1092 Lower Delta Rd, #04-11, Singapore 169203

Bedtribe, 10 Ubi Cres, #03-64, Techpark 408564

Average Price: $85 to $199 per blanket 



Another lovely Christmas gift idea that’s great for friends and family of all genders and ages is a bottle of perfume. But we’re not just talking about any kind of perfume; we’re talking about personalised scents created based on their personalities! 

There are a few perfume stores in Singapore that offer perfume-making workshops where you can create signature scents based on personality and taste. Typically, you’ll choose two to three base oils out of dozens to form a signature perfume. 

If you’re thinking about what scent to give your friends who are visiting Singapore for the holidays, we highly recommend buying them orchid perfumes. These perfumes are made with real orchids, which are Singapore’s national flower. 

Where to Buy It: 

Singapore Memories, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, unit 01-05, Singapore 099007

Scentopia, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Unit 01-04 Sentosa, Singapore 099007

Maison 21G, Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeOo La Lab, 2 Alexandra Rd, #02-04 Delta House, Singapore 159919

Two Lips, 2 Orchard Turn, B3-28 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

Average Price: $95 to $250 per bottle

Coffee Tumblers 

Coffee Tumblers

A sleek and new coffee tumbler will make any coffee lover smile this Christmas season! What makes them so special is that these colourful and versatile vacuum-insulated drinkware can keep coffee and other drinks hot or cold for as long as 24 hours!

They’re also built to last you years and are usually spill-proof, so you won’t have to worry about messing up your shirts with coffee stains when you’re on the go or while you’re driving to work. 

Coffee tumblers are also great tools to bring around during camping trips. If the person you’re gifting loves to camp outdoors or go on long hikes, a new coffee tumbler might make their day! 

Where to Buy It: 

Hydro Flask, 107 North Bridge Rd, Mall, #02-K09 Funan, Singapore 179105

Thermos, 16 Arumugam Rd, #06-05 LTC Building D, Singapore 409961

Kurasu, 261 Waterloo St, #01-24, Singapore 180261

The Jomu Co., 14 New Industrial Rd, #03-01 Strictly by appointment only, Hudson Industrial Building, Singapore 536203

Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Rd, #01-00, Singapore 239058

Average Price: $25 to $30 per coffee tumbler

Singaporean Liquor and Spirits 

Singaporean Liquor and Spirits

Do you know anyone who fancies a hard drink? Impress them with your impeccable taste by gifting them a bottle (or two) of locally made, sourced, and grown liquor and spirits. 

Local alcohol brands offer a variety of cocktail mixers and spirits like gin, whiskey, and vodka, with unique ingredients like orchids and roots. Consider gifting limited-edition versions for a special touch!

Moreover, you can also treat them to a tasting session at several local distilleries. Reservations For a seat must be made in advance (and they’re usually quite pricey), so a treat to these tasting sessions can serve as a gift as well! 

Where to Buy It: 

Tanglin Gin, 26A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247692

Brass Lion Distillery, 40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933

The Orientalist Spirits, 11 Unity St, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995

Compendium Spirits, 5 Mandai Link, #03-04 Mandai Foodlink, Singapore 728654

Singapore Distillery, 94 Jalan Senang, Singapore 418467

Average Price: $85 to $120 per bottle

Planners and Journals 

Planners and Journals

A new and stylish planner is something you can get for a friend who loves to pencil down your next hangout! Planners are also a classic Christmas gift idea, and they’re never out of style even with the rise of digital journals and writing tools. 

Even journals nowadays are designed with cool features like locks, leather straps, and colourful hardcovers. Some even come with colourful paper with designs on them or a section dedicated to brainstorming goals or ideas. 

You’ll find a lot of planners and journals designed for the coming year already on display during the Christmas season, so we highly recommend getting your hands on them once they’re for sale! 

Where to Buy It: 

PaperMarket, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-120 Great World, Singapore 237994

Overjoyed Art Store, 8 Grange Rd, #B1-02 Cineleisure, Singapore 239695

Kinokuniya Singapore, 391 Orchard Rd, #04 – 20 / 20A / 20B / 20C / 21 Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

Typo, Shop B2-18, ION Orchard Shopping Centre, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

The Paper Bunny, 391 Orchard Rd, B2 – 38A, Singapore 238872

Average Price: $13.50 to $30 per journal or planner

Instant Camera or Polaroid Camera

Instant Camera or Polaroid Camera

Polaroid cameras, though pricier, make a perfect Christmas gift for memory-makers. What makes them better than regular cameras is that developed photos come out just seconds after taking a photo. 

That said, they’re perfect to give as a gift to someone who loves capturing memories during Christmas dinners and parties. Everyone can bring home a piece of the party (so long as you give them enough film to go with the camera!). 

There are different kinds of instant cameras available, but we highly recommend getting the digital ones that let you choose which photos to print in an instant. This way, you won’t waste any film if a shot turns out bad! 

Where to Buy It: 

8storeytree, 205 Balestier Rd, #02-03, Singapore 329682

Fuji Film, 180 Kitchener Rd, #B1 – 20, Singapore 208539

M S Color, 711 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-3501C, Singapore 560711

The Camera Workshop, 3 Coleman St, #01-06 Peninsula Excelsior Hotel/Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804

Camera Hospital, 91 Bencoolen St, #01-67 Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652

Average Price: $75 to $150 per camera

Christmas Tableware or Porcelain 

Christmas Tableware or Porcelain

If you’re running out of Christmas gift ideas for your mother-in-law or a friend who just moved to a new flat, a new Christmas tableware set might just do the trick. You have the freedom to choose how many pieces you want to give them, too! 

Festive tableware or even regular porcelain ones can come in handy for friends and family who love hosting dinners and parties. If you give them a whole set before Christmas, don’t be surprised to find them using it on your next dinner. 

Many home decor stores in Singapore release festive tableware during the Christmas season, but if you prefer to get a regular set, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are tea sets, ornamental plates, saucers, and even serving bowls to deck out the table! 

Where to Buy It: 

Table Matters, 20 Temple St, Singapore 058565

H&M, 1 Grange Rd, Orchard Building, Singapore 239693

IKEA, 317 Alexandra Rd, Level 1, Singapore 159965

Soul & Tables, 315 Outram Road #02-03 & #02-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074

Lovera Collections, 1015 Geylang East Ave 3, #02 141, Singapore 389730

Average Price: $150 to $350 per set

A Luxurious Spa Treatment 

A Luxurious Spa Treatment

Who doesn’t want a short getaway from the daily stresses of life? Consider gifting a friend or your significant other with a treat to a luxurious spa day! 

Spa packages at most luxurious spas in Singapore offer a full range of services at a fixed price. You can get vouchers that the person you’re gifting can spend on a single spa day, or customise a package and book a reservation for them ahead of time. 

There are also some spas that offer spa services like massages, facials, scrubs, and even baths that you can get vouchers for. To get a premium experience for your loved ones, we recommend signing up as a member to get exclusive promos! 

Where to Buy It: 

H Wellness Spa, 113 Aljunied Ave 2, #01-09, Singapore 380113

Chi, The Spa, 22 Orange Grove Rd, level 1 Garden Wing, Singapore 258350

Padma Spa, 15 Scotts Road #01-03 (Directly, opposite, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228218

Ikeda Spa, Bukit Timah Rd, #787, Singapore 269762

Pablo Blau, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, #02-26A, Singapore 179103

Average Price: Minimum voucher values and spa rates vary 
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