Support local this Christmas by picking up gifts from these 12 homegrown brands

Christmas is approaching at a high speed, and we’re sure that many of you are now scrambling for Christmas gift ideas so you can start planning on what to get for your loved ones.

In the spirit of Christmas, why not consider getting them something from a local brand instead? Many businesses have been hit hard due to the pandemic, so there’s no better time to show them your support.

Here are 12 local brands that offer plenty of delightful Christmas gifts.

1. Mori Official

Mori Official is a women-led brand that is big on designing functional yet inspirational pieces for everyday use. Their products are handmade by mothers in their homes for sustainable livelihoods, so when you purchase something from them, you’re really lending them a helping hand.

Their products are one-of-a-kind and will definitely put a smile on your loved one’s face. Consider the Woodland Rabbit Dual Zip Sling Bag (S$37) that offers just enough space for your loved one to store all of her small essentials, like her smartphone, keys, cards, pens, and more. It’s perfect for running errands with or going out for a casual date.

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This crossbody bag comes in various designs and can be used as a handheld clutch, making it very versatile. It is made out of cruelty-free vegan leather and water-resistant polycanvas, which makes it durable and sustainable at the same time. For an additional S$7, you can have your loved one’s name monogrammed on the bag itself for a personalised touch. This item is currently on backorder, but if you place an order now, it will be ready by Christmas!

Alternatively, you can also go for the Organiser Pouch (S$26) that comes in black and brown. Likewise, it is made of cruelty-free vegan leather and water-resistant polycanvas. The pouch features small compartments so your recipient can slot their items neatly into them without worrying that they will fall out.

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Click here to view all the other products that Mori Official offers and place an order. 

2. Kira Kirei

Kira Kirei is a shop that started out of the owners’ passion and hobby, and they aim to offer customers affordable yet beautiful jewellery without compromising on quality. Their Christmas collection has just been launched and we’re definitely eyeing these unique, festive gifts.

The White Christmas Gift Set (S$44.90) comes with a specially curated Christmas bracelet plated in 14K gold that features snowflakes and stars. It also comes with a satin scrunchie and a Christmas card!

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Thinking of getting something more? Add on a matching 14K gold plated necklace featuring a snowflake and a crystal. The necklace is available as a set on its own under the Winter Hugs Gift Set (S$22). It also comes with a satin scrunchie and a Christmas card. This is perfect if you would like to tell your loved one that she’s one-of-a-kind, just like a snowflake.

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Other than jewellery, Kira Kirei also offers adorable candles! The candles (S$36.90 each) come in two designs – a gingerbread man and a Christmas tree. Each candle burns for approximately 40 hours, and even when they aren’t lit, they make for great decorations around the house.

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If you’re curious about the scent, here’s the good part. You get to choose the scent, making this gift even more personalised.

Aside from the Christmas collection, you’ll also find other candles and jewellery available. You can even get a necklace or a bracelet with your loved one’s name on it.

Take a look at the Kira Kirei collection here and place your order before it all runs out of stock!

3. My Dream Vibe

Here’s another local store that offers plenty of personalisation options, from names on tumblers and mugs, to names on keychains, leather products, and necklaces.

Check out their Christmas collection, which features various cool items like the Round Gel Light (S$29.90). It is a reed diffuser that also functions as a night light. Plus, it comes in four different designs: Light Rosemary, Bergamot Italy, Sea Water, and Bourbon Rose.

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Different-coloured flowers are suspended in the gel, making it a very aesthetic and Insta-worthy table decoration. You can personalise the gift by adding your recipient’s name to the Round Gel Light, and you can even choose the font and the font colour.

For something a little more floral, consider this Handmade Resin Round Floral Keychain (S$15) that showcases different dried flowers in clear resin. You can have your recipient’s name displayed on the top of the resin too.

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Looking to purchase a few gifts for your friends, consider the Gift A Xmas Treat gift box (S$33), which comes with a 350ml Snowflake Glass Cup and four treats. Customise the treats by selecting from a range of 13 products.

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To view more of the products that My Dream Vibe offers, click here.

4. Fossa Chocolate

Singapore’s first award-winning bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, Fossa Chocolate offers a wide range of flavoured chocolates, including salted egg cereal and spicy mala. This Christmas, they have released two festive specials – Yuzu Sea Salt and Spiced Tomato.

To make things easier for you, Fossa Chocolate has kindly curated various gift sets for different occasions.

Check out the Warmest Wishes Kit (S$92), which comes with a festive flavour chocolate, a signature tea flavour chocolate, two artisan flavour chocolates, a single origin chocolate, a pack of rustic gems, make-your-own drinking chocolate, two servings of tea pouches by Pekoe & Imp, and two servings of coffee drip bags by Ounced. You can even add on a greeting card for your giftee.

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You can also consider the Festive Gift Set (S$52), which features four chocolate bars in a festive box. It comes with one festive flavour chocolate, two signature tea or artisan flavour chocolate, one single origin chocolate, and a complimentary festive greeting card.

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Check out all the other gift sets and flavours that Fossa Chocolate offers here so that you can place an order now.

5. Kittea

As its name suggests, Kittea is a brand that sells gourmet tea blends with flavours inspired by cat breeds, personalities, and heritage. The founder of Kittea hopes to be able to pass on her love for cats and tea to everyone through her creations, so if you’re looking for a gift that a cat- and tea-lover would appreciate, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out their two Christmas gift sets that feature two different flavours each. The first gift set is best if you’re looking to gift joy and peace to your loved ones. The Joy Kittea is a Caramel Cocoa Rooibos flavoured tea with bits of velvety smooth cocoa and toasted coconut chips, while the Peace Kittea is a Melon Peach Green Tea, which contains a blend of melon, peach, and cranberries with hints of rosebuds and chrysanthemum blossoms.

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The second gift set is best if you’re looking to gift love and hope to your recipients. The Love Kittea features a Fruit Orchard Black Tea, which has a blend of apple, apricot, pear, and peach infused with colourful rose petals, marigold blooms, red, pink, and blue cornflowers, while the Hope Kittea features Lavender Chamomile that is sure to reduce stress and relieve muscle tension.

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Each gift set comes in a limited edition Christmas gift packaging for just S$18.

If you’re looking to gift more tea tins, consider the other gift sets that Kittea has available here

6. Arva.co

Arva.co was established back in 2015 with the sole purpose of designing jewellery for the modern working lady.

If you’re looking to give a sophisticated woman a present this Christmas, Arva.co is one of the brands you can consider. They have a myriad of jewellery available, from rings to bracelets and necklaces. With their unique yet modern designs, you’re bound to find something that will suit your recipient.

Check out the Premium Sue Snowflake Necklace in Silver (S$34.90) for a little festive touch. This can be worn specifically for Christmas, but it’s classy enough to be worn every day too. Add S$2.90 to your order and they’ll wrap it up in a luxurious black gift box with blue satin ribbon.

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Alternatively, go with something simple like the Skinny Tennis Bracelet (S$44.90). This minimalistic bracelet is sure to dazzle as it’s embellished with glistening zirconia crystals. This is part of their festive collection, so it comes wrapped in the exclusive Holiday Gift Box. Watch as she opens the gift box to reveal her gift wrapped in a white organza gift bag surrounded by pale pink preserved hydrangea flowers.

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Click here to view more products Arva.co offers. 

7. To Be Calm

To Be Calm was established right here in Singapore by Cherylynne Clews, who has had a love for fragrance since she was a little child. She launched the brand to create fragrance memories, so you’ll be transported to a beautiful memory every time you get a whiff of a particular fragrance.

To Be Calm’s Christmas collection is filled with candles and reed diffusers that sport intricate designs and festive colours. Wish your loved ones a great Christmas with the Christmas candle (S$60) that has the scent of Balsam and Pine.

The candle holder is strategically designed in a way that when the candle burns, it creates a delicate glow behind the gorgeous artwork. Once you’ve finished the candle, you can still keep the candle holder and use it with a tea light for a similar effect.

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Hampers are also available on the To Be Calm website, such as the Peace and Happiness Hamper (S$135), which features one 200ml Peace Reed Diffuser and one Happiness Luxury Large Candle with a burn time of up to 75 hours.

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Interested to purchase some home fragrances for your loved ones? Click here to do so now!

8. Thee

Got a tea lover on your holiday gifting list? Perhaps one who already has an existing Nespresso machine in their home? Then ook no further, because Thee has got your back with their Nespresso-compatible capsules filled with premium tea blends.

That’s right, you don’t have to make only coffee with your Nespresso machine – you can enjoy tea with it as well!

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Their Christmas Gift Set includes two Christmas-themed flavours – Mocha Mint and Lucky Grey. For just S$49, the gift set also comes with a double-walled cup, tea recipes, a DIY mini cardboard Christmas tree that is repurposed from the gift box and instructions that your recipient can follow, free fairy lights to decorate the mini Christmas tree, and a free cocktail shaker.

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Each Thee tea box comes with 10 capsules, and each capsule can be brewed twice. Talk about value for money, right?

And guess what? The capsules are made of 100% compostable materials, so you’re doing your part for the environment when you shop with Thee!

Looking to purchase more products? Check out Thee’s website for more available products!

9. Handmade Heroes

Local beauty buffs will be familiar with Handmade Heroes, a home-grown skincare brand that offers all-natural, cruelty-free vegan products that are meant to give your skin the much-needed nutrients without any harmful chemicals.

This Christmas, they have launched a couple of gift sets that will make your loved ones feel pampered and loved.

Pick up the Night Before Christmas Gift Set (S$59.90), which comes with a Beauty Warrior Face Mask, a Beauty Warrior Bowl and Face Brush, a Cocolicious Luscious Lip Scrub, a Cocolicious Luscious Lip Mask, a complimentary Limited Edition Funfetti Velcro Canvas Pouch, all housed in a Handmade Heroes Limited Edition Sleeve and Box.

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For a little extra fun, the Secret Santa Ornament Set (S$22.80) contains a Cocolicious Luscious Lip Scrub and a Cocolicious Luscious Lip Mask packaged in a box with a hoop on the top. This makes it a cute decoration to be placed on the Christmas tree before you exchange your gifts!

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Check out the other gift sets that Handmade Heroes has here

10. The Paper Bunny

Here’s one for all your organised giftees who love journaling in their own planners. The Paper Bunny is a local brand that offers lifestyle products that are not only functional but also sustainable.

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With Christmas approaching, it also means that the new year is starting, and we’re sure that your organised friends would appreciate a sustainable 2022 planner from you!

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Get them a Regular 2022 Planner (S$42.50) or go for the Compact 2022 Planner (S$39.50), which features a small notebook that is perfect for your loved one who is always on the go.

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Check out all the products that The Paper Bunny offers right here so that you can purchase them before they get sold out!

11. Daughters Diamonds

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After noticing a lack of jewellers offering modern, customisable designs to younger consumers, local entrepreneur Sarah Ng, who’s also passionate about increasing transparency within the diamond industry, founded Daughters Diamonds.

Here, you can expect to find rings, earrings, and necklaces ranging from an 18k rose gold diamond-studded pendant in the shape of a dove for S$580 and a set of couple’s rings for S$2,480 to a double-strand necklace that you’ll need to shell out almost S$30,000 for.

Shop here or enquire via WhatsApp.

12. Every Knitted Thing

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Every Knitted Thing is the brainchild of Valerie Seet and her sister, who prompted their mother Alice to turn her knitting hobby into a business as a means to keep herself active after retirement.

Today, this indie business sells ultra-adorable accessories such as coasters that look like fried eggs and pizza-shaped purses – holiday-themed goodies are available too!

Order via WhatsApp.

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