Our favourite gift stores in Singapore
Monday, 17 Dec 2012
If you’re like us, there’s a chance you’ve probably left a few things to the last minute this holiday season.
Fret not, we’ve pulled together a short list of our favorite (and unorthodox) gift stores in Singapore to guide you through the holiday madness.
For last minute beautiful gifts, it’s hard to beat S U P E R M A M A. Owner Edwin Low and his clever cookies fill this boutique with products crafted by local and foreign designers. Each hand-selected item is unique, beautiful, and cleverly designed to use as little packaging as possible. Environmentally friendly + lovely = thumbs up!
S U P E R M A M A, 30A Seah Street / 8 Queen Street #01-04
To fill up those festive stockings, look no further than Cat Socrates. In between whimsical tin robots, peppermint soap, analogue cameras, colorful ribbons, and handmade journals, you’ll find vintage polka dot purple sundresses and plenty of indie book titles for you to browse through.
Cat Socrates, 233 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, #02-39B, Singapore 180233
We keep reading about how the printed book is going the way of the dodo bird. Pish posh. Go see Kenny Leck at BooksActually and then we’ll chat. He stocks the widest range of Singaporean titles in town and his backrooms are filled with vintage tchotchkes from around Asia.
BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645
Perfume and aftershave are wonderful gifts, but don’t you just hate it when everyone else is buying the same thing at the checkout counter? It’s time to go big and create a custom scent for your significant other. Step inside Sifr Aromatics and instantly you’re whooshed away to a forest of smells. Owner Johari Kazura keeps his tree trunk perfume work bench stacked with hundreds of natural oils that he melds in an electrifying artistic performance.
Sifr Aromatics, 42 Arab Street, Singapore 199741