Here are 10 experiences you can bring your loved ones to attend for a unique Christmas

Sometimes, the best gift isn’t something physical, but rather, something that you feel. In other words, the best gift is sometimes the experience of something new. This Christmas, instead of buying a gift for your loved one, how about spending time with them at one of these workshops and creating something together?

1. Brass Lion X’mas GINgle (alcohol tasting experience)

Attention to all gin-lovers! Local alcohol brand Brass Lion Distillery is organising an event called the Brass Lion X’mas GINgle. In this year’s programme line-up, you can opt to have The Gin Tree experience where you enjoy a selection of Ginspired food and cocktails that are served in their custom one-of-a-kind Brass Lion Gin Tree. One ticket will admit two people, so it’s best you bring a buddy who loves gin as much as you to this event!

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Prefer getting your hands dirty and learning something new? Opt for the GINgle Gin School instead. The class starts off with a Christmas cocktail and a gin tasting flight to celebrate the joy of the season. You’ll then be guided by Brass Lion’s skilled gin-structors and at the end of the class, you’ll be able to distill your very own bottle of gin!

The Gin Tree experience is S$68 for two while the GINgle Gin School is S$260 for a ticket. Slots are filling fast so it’s best that you book as soon as possible.

The experiences will all take place at 40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933. You can click here to take a look at the other programmes available. 

2. Chokmah (coaster/tray workshop)

Have you always liked the intricate and beautiful designs of pill trays and coasters?

Well, you can now let your creativity flow and create your very own with your loved ones.

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Chokmah offers workshops where you can learn how to craft your own pill-shaped tray or coaster using an eco-friendly material called Jesmonite.

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Credit: Chokmah

It’s up to you to choose the colour and the pattern that you want for the item. After all, you are the designer. This would make a very good table decoration or even a thoughtful gift, especially when your giftee knows how much effort you put into making the item.

The pill tray workshop costs S$88 per person, while the coaster workshop costs S$68 each. Other than these two designs, you can also make other products like a mini pot, a seashell jewellery tray, and a soap dish.

Chokmah is located at 2 Orchard Link, #02-17A, SCAPE, Singapore 237879. Click here to book now! 

3. Maison 21G (perfume workshop)

A lot of times, a certain scent can trigger lots of emotions and memories that are attributed to it. So instead of buying perfume or cologne off the shelves, why not create a scent that is unique to you and your partner so that the both of you have something to look back on with fondness?

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Maison 21G offers perfume workshops for lovers, friends, and even families. Explore different scents and get to know your loved ones much better in terms of their perfume personalities.

This is definitely a good bonding activity for everyone.

The perfume workshop is S$350 per couple and you get three perfume creations while it’s S$350 per family and each member gets one creation. If you’re looking to go with your friends, each person will have to pay S$150 to get one perfume creation.

Workshops are conducted at 77 Duxton Road, Singapore 089536. Click here to book a slot. 

4. Arudio (ceramic pottery workshop)

Anyone who has watched Ghost, the 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film would have once imagined themselves to be in that famous romantic pottery scene in the film where Sam (played by Patrick Swayze) embraces Molly (played by Demi Moore) as she sculpts wet clay.

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Now, you and your partner can be Sam and Molly by signing up for a ceramic pottery workshop. Learn from pottery instructors at Arudio Ceramic how to create two simple vessels on an electric spinning wheel and bring them home at the end of the session. You can choose the colour of glaze that you want, but the glazing will be done by the instructor.

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If you would like to self-glaze with more glaze options, you can also let the instructor know during the workshop to arrange for a self-glazing session. You would have to top up S$35 per person for the additional two-hour session.

The pottery workshop at Arudio Ceramic costs S$70 per person, but if you book as a couple, it will be S$65 each.

Arudio is located at 2 Gambas Crescent, Singapore 757044 and opens from 10am to 5.30pm (Sun – Fri) and 10am to 7pm (Sat). For more information, click here.

5. The Scent Supply Co (candle making workshop)

Other than perfumes, there’s another workshop you can do that is related to scents. And that’s candle making! Instead of just making a unique scent that can only be used when you head out of the house, why not make one that you can smell even as you laze around or work from home?

With more than 100 fragrances to choose from, you can be sure that you’ll be spoilt for choices on the scent you can make. You can even choose from different types of vessels to store your candle in.

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Credit: Klook

After you’re done, you will have to leave the candle to cure for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Once done, you’ll be able to bring it home along with a 10ml bottle of fragrance. This fragrance doesn’t have to be the same one that you picked for your candle. And if you would like to purchase additional fragrances, you can enjoy them at 15% off.

The Scent Supply Co is located at 8 Burn Road, #09-16, Trivex, Singapore 369977 and you can book a class here.

6. The Green Capsule (terrarium workshop)

There’s something really therapeutic about looking at terrariums, but do you know what’s something even more therapeutic? Making them.

That’s right! Instead of buying a terrarium right from the shop, opt to bring along your loved one to a terrarium workshop and experience the peace and calm of making one together. You’ll be under the guidance of trained instructors, and you will learn how to design the layout and create a terrarium.

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If you prefer to create one in the comfort of your own home instead, you’re in luck, because The Green Capsule actually offers DIY kits that cost S$28.15 that can be delivered straight to your doorstep for free.

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Workshops are priced at S$33.30 per pax and are conducted at two of their locations – 107 North Bridge Road, #04-11, Funan, Singapore 179105, and 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-143, Great World City, Singapore 237994. For more information, click here.

7. Dried flowers dome workshop

Here’s something similar to terrariums that you can consider making, especially if you like your dome to have more flowers than greenery.

With a large variety of dried flowers to choose from, you are free to express as much originality as you want. There’s essentially no limit to your creativity here!

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This is the perfect activity for you to bond and chill out with your gal pals. Once you’re satisfied with your arrangement, you can proceed to seal it up by placing the glass dome on it. This would make a great gift and a beautiful centrepiece.

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Prices for this workshop start from S$63.25 and they are conducted at 41 Jalan Pemimpin, #03-01C, Kong Beng Industrial Building, Singapore 577186. You can book a class here.

8. Amytfleur (Christmas wreath workshop)

When it comes to Christmas, we definitely can’t miss out on a Christmas wreath workshop, right? The Christmas wreath workshop at Amytfleur will be held from 20 to 24 December. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, and don’t fret about having to bring anything to the studio for your workshop.

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At Amytfleur, you will be provided with all the materials you would need to make a full Christmas wreath. You can arrange the wreath however you want it, and at the end of the day, you’ll be able to leave the studio with a handmade wreath that is one-of-a-kind. Hang it on your door or on the wall, and we’re sure that it will be a great backdrop for all the photos that will be taken during your Christmas gathering.

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Do take note that registrations will close on 18 December or when all the slots are taken, so make sure you book the slots in advance to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, you can also order the home kit and have a cute little bonding session with your kids at home.

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The Christmas wreath physical workshop costs S$88 while the home kit costs S$68. The workshop is held at 22 Lorong 21A Geylang, #06-02, Prosper Industrial Building, Singapore 388431. For more details, click here.

9. ToTT (baking/cooking classes)

People say that cooking is one of the most intimate activities you can do with your partner, and we don’t disagree! If you and your partner are looking to pick up a new skill or simply just looking to have fun together, consider going for baking or cooking classes at ToTT. You can then put the skills you have acquired to test when you decide to cook in the kitchen at home.

ToTT offers lots of classes, and you can choose to learn how to prepare a whole Christmas feast, bake desserts like the classic American carrot cake and doughnuts, or even cook other cuisines like French or Spanish.

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You can even sign your kids up for classes as ToTT has specially curated sessions for junior chefs. They also have tailored lessons where you can attend with your kid for some parent-kid bonding time.

But here’s the best part, ToTT is also having a promotion where you can attend classes with one more person for the price of just one. This makes it such a great and affordable deal to learn cooking!

You can have the classes at two different locations – 2 Tampines Central, #02-14, Century Square, Singapore 529509, and 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-427, Suntec, Singapore 038983. Take a look at the list of programmes available here and book them now!

10. Printmaking workshop

new balance printmaking workshop

For those looking to up your streetwear game, look no further than a Printmaking Workshop session at New Balance’s Bugis Junction store.

Held at various timeslots every Saturday and Sunday from now until 19 December 2021, you’ll get to pick up the basics of screen printing during the hands-on session to experiment and discover the process of screen printing – no prior experience necessary!

This workshop is facilitated by Asman Khalil, the founder of Emprinstic, and you can receive a limited-edition screen printing kit for the workshop when you purchase any colourway of the retro-futuristic New Balance XC-72 footwear.

Another cool thing about this workshop that’s hosted in conjunction with the New Balance’s Shifted Series activation? The screen printing kits are pre-designed in collaboration with local artists 8EyeSpud, Mindflyer, and Clogtwo.

Find out more in-store at the Bugis Junction outlet or visit New Balance Singapore’s Facebook page.

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