Amidst all the holiday gift shopping for your loved ones, you may have forgotten about the one person who deserves gratitude: yourself.
To give yourself a little pat on the back for surviving one of the toughest years ever, we’ve curated a list of special treats you can get yourself this Christmas, because you deserve to indulge in a few things too.
Read on and pick up a few gifts for yourself. Go on, pamper yourself with more than one item on this list!
Marnie Hey Jute Basket
Designed and produced in Thailand, Marnie prides itself in its selection of modern home accessories with a focus on soft furnishing products and versatile hand-woven baskets that are functional and easy to care for. Apart from using it to hold your everyday items, these baskets serve well as laundry baskets and tree pots too.
Marnie Hey Jute Basket is available in blue and white and retails for S$80 at Siri House.
Casio G-SHOCK GravityMaster GR-B200
Collaborating with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces for the second time, the GravityMaster GR-B200 has been built to accommodate the severe environments faced by pilots using a carbon core guard structure. The Quad Sensor system also allows it to measure your compass bearing, altitude, temperature, and acceleration to track your step count.
The watch features design elements inspired by aviation, with its buttons resembling a helicopter control stick and colourway similar to the Eurofighter Typhoon. If you’ve always had an appreciation for aviation, then you mustn’t miss this exclusive timepiece.
Casio G-SHOCK x Her Majesty’s Armed Forces retails for S$569 at all G-Shock stores and the G-Shock website.
Bulgari B.zero1 Necklace
Drawing inspiration from the most renowned amphitheatres in the world, the Colosseum, Bulgari’s B.zero1 pendant is a stunning piece to have in your jewellery collection. Made with 18k rose gold and cermet, the pendant makes a subtle but standout piece when worn as a necklace – a magpie’s delight.
Round off 2020 by treating yourself to the most luxurious item on our list.
Bulgari B.zero1 Necklace retails for S$$2,610 at Bulgari.
SKIMS Naked Plunge Bra
Kim Kardashian West’s SKIMS line has quickly attained cult status thanks to its comfortable, high-quality lingerie that’s made to fit everybody. Using innovative fabrics and construction techniques, the brand makes undergarments that are virtually undetectable beneath even the most revealing clothes.
The Naked Plunge Bra is Kim’s favourite item from the lineup for a good reason. Made from a soft, second-skin fabric that’s ultra-thin, she says it moulds to your body and stays put. It doesn’t have an underwire, so you can even sleep in this if you wish to. Plus, it has colour-matched hardware at the adjustable shoulder straps to keep it looking monochromatic and chic.
SKIMS Naked Plunge Bra is available in four shades and retails for S$109 at Net-a-Porter.
Gifts Less Ordinary Personalised Heart Travel Jewellery Case
Store your favourite jewellery pieces safely and in style with this personalised jewellery box. The heart-shaped, vegan leather box opens up to reveal neat sections for your accessories as well as a secret section at the base to store your special items. There’s also an iridescent pouch in the lid for small items.
Print your name on the top of the jewellery case, or go with a message or quote of your choice.
Gifts Less Ordinary Personalised Heart Travel Jewellery Case comes in pink, mustard, and grey, and retails from S$32 at Gifts Less Ordinary.
Transparent Speaker White – Small
This one’s for the audiophiles out there. Swedish modular electronics company Transparent has created high-performing speakers that fuse sound quality with sleek aesthetics, so it looks and sounds great no matter where you place it in your home.
Tuned to make it sound as close to a studio recording as possible, the speakers are a go-to for numerous musical artists. Give yourself the gift of crystal clear sound this Christmas.
Transparent Speaker White – Small retails for S$899 at ante.com.
Super Farmers Urban Farming Kit Gift Set
Got green fingers and a knack for cooking? Then why not grow your own microgreens at home? The Super Farmers Urban Farming Kit Gift Set lets your harvest your crops in just 14 days and eat them for a boost of nutrition.
Handmade by a team of underprivileged elderlies, the kit contains a bag of organic soil, two simple-to-grow seed sticks, and a growing guide to get you started. Get ready to watch some Kang Kong, Chinese Kale (Kailan), and Chye Sim grow by your desk or kitchen. These veggies won’t need much sunlight to grow, so they work well for those who live in small spaces too.
Super Farmers Urban Farming Kit Gift Set retails for S$39 at Boutique Fairs.
The Paper Bunny Planners
Plan the year ahead with cleverly-designed planners from The Paper Bunny. Marrying both form and functionality, these gifts will brighten up your workspace and help you stay organised in 2021.
Apart from bespoke weekly, monthly and 2021 planners, The Paper Bunny also has pastel-coloured mini bags and glossy pouches – perfect for carrying around your daily essentials.
The Paper Bunny Planners retail for S$9.70 – S$43 and are available at The Paper Bunny’s online store and SocietyA’s flagship store.
Nine Wicker Ave. Mrs. Claus’ Gift Set
Create the perfect festive ambience in your home with Nine Wicker Ave.’s Mrs Claus’ Gift Set. Enjoy all of their mini-sized candles from the festive collection at a very special price. If you love a Christmas candle, try all five of these to usher in the holidays.
In this set, you’ll get a Christmas Market Mini Candle, Santa’s Kitchen Mini Candle, Enchanted Garden Mini Candle, Alice in Wonderland Mini Candle, as well as a Seaside Cottage Mini Candle. On top of that, it comes with a Christmas card, so you can write your well wishes to someone you love.
Candle junkies, you’ll want to check out our roundup of scented candles for your home this Christmas.
Nine Wicker Ave Mrs Claus’ Gift Set retails for $145.90 (U.P. S$169.50) at Nine Wicker Ave.
Doiy Cactus Set Of Glasses
Cleverly resembling a cactus when stacked, this set of six glasses from Doiy makes a funky addition to your sideboard. Perfect for when storage space is limited, they fit together seamlessly, so there’s no need to panic about over-stacking.
Each cup is shaped a little differently – some with a cactus handle and others without. These quirky vessels are perfect for filling with your favourite drink, whether it be a cappuccino or a cocktail.
Doiy Cactus Set Of Glasses retail for S$89 at Maison Marcel.
Food & drinks
Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie Delight Hamper
Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie serves up delicious chocolate treats that are inspired by the myriad of flavours and ingredients found around the local region.
If you can’t stop noshing on chocolates, take your love for it to the next level and indulge in the Delight Hamper. Packed in a thoughtfully-designed reusable cooler bag, the hamper houses 12 pieces of festive bon bons, a drinking chocolate kit, chocolate Liqueur, and four chocolate bars.
Mr. Bucket Delight Hamper retails for S$99 at Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie.
Gelato Labo ice cream
The humble ice cream shop churns out small-batch flavours through a constant process of experimentation and refinement. You’ll find special flavours like Bronte Pistachio & Himalayan Pink Salt, Milk Chocolate & Cereal Nibs, 70% Guanaja Dark Chocolate & Valencia Orange Peel, Piemonte Roasted Hazelnut & Chocolate Nibs, so why not indulge in a pint or two this festive season?
If you’re up for something incredibly unique, pick up a pint of Sakura Smoke, Artichoke & Pear Compote. When the smokiness of the ice cream hits your taste buds, it’s quickly taken over and balanced by the sweetness of the pear. The texture of the ice cream is truly one of the smoothest we’ve ever tried too.
Gelato Labo ice cream retails for S$20 a pint (500ml) at Gelato Labo.
Mogushop “Sugoi!” Christmas Hamper
MoguShop, an online Japanese-centric grocer in Singapore, has announced the launch of Snackbar by MoguShop! It offers one of the largest selection of authentic Japanese treats, beverages, and alcohol online locally, so you can savour seasonal and limited-edition Japanese products. Though we can’t travel to Japan just yet, we can bring it a little closer to home with a specially curated Christmas hamper.
Get a taste of Japan with the Mogushop “Sugoi!” Christmas Hamper. In it, you’ll find the Black Thunder Christmas Mini-Bar Chocolate, Caramel Corn White Milk Flavour Christmas Edition, Winter Pocky, Bisco “Grilled” Chocolate, KitKat Mini Sparkling Wine with Strawberry, Calbee Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips, Tirol Choco Mochi Bag, Oyatsu THE Meat Snack Kalbi Yakiniku, Ritter Sport Penguin Cube, and Kinjo Forest Kumasan Cookies & Baumkuchen Cake Gift Box.
Mogushop “Sugoi!” Christmas Hamper retails for S$68 at MoguShop.
Academy of Drinks – The Tasting Room Experience
Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Sign up for a private tasting experience with the Academy of Drinks, where you’ll get to sip on wine, champagne, whisky, rum, or gin for two whole hours.
You and your four friends will get a personalised tasting experience, so you can select the style of tasting you would prefer. During the tasting, you’ll learn about three expressions of taste and have the bar all to yourself. Each guest will receive three glass of wine or spirits, two cocktails, as well as snacks. Trust us, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Take note that this service is only available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for groups of five, so round up your drinking buddies for a fun experience.
The Tasting Room Experience is priced at S$580 on Academy of Drinks.
Wala Club Singapore wine subscription
If you’d rather have alcohol delivered to your doorstep, check out the Wala Club’s wine subscription service. Get a taste of the best booze from Japan, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France every month with their premium packages.
Try the French Discovery package at S$88 for two bottles sent every month, or view more packages here.
BooksActually Super Membership
Got your head buried in a book half the time? Give yourself a handpicked book every month with a book subscription service from local independent bookstore, BooksActually.
Each month, you’ll receive a curated selection of new releases, bestsellers, and popular favourites. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy special member discounts when you shop at the bookstore. Oh, and did we mention that shipping is already included in the fee?
When you sign up for a membership, you’ll receive a BooksActually Tote Bag to hold all your latest reads. In addition, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all your purchases (except magazines), and a 15% discount during your birthday month!
The BooksActually Super Membership (one-year membership) is priced at S$238 on BooksActually.
The Moon Blue Moon Monthly Subscription Box
Bookstore and café The Moon also offers a monthly subscription box that you can look forward to once in a blue moon. Their selection puts the spotlight on writers and stories who have been historically excluded from the centre of publishing. They also pay special attention to books by writers of marginalised genders, writers of colour, queer writers, and writers who write in translation.
This month, they’ve teamed up with other small businesses to bring you exclusive reads. Tier 1 contains a novel, which could be a debut from a writer to watch or a highly anticipated release, as well as an assortment of merch and beautiful paper goods from their retail partners and in-house designers.
Tier 2, on the other hand, will contain all of the items in Tier 1, plus premium merchandise and an additional book. The additional book could be a novel with an experimental form, a thought-provoking short story collection, or a book of essays – definitely something for the adventurous readers in Singapore.
The Moon Blue Moon Monthly Subscription Box is priced from S$32 at The Moon.