It’s time to deck the halls again with Christmas decorations such as wreaths, ornaments, baubles, socks and fairy lights from these stores in Singapore
You know it’s Christmas in Singapore when “Jingle Bells” plays on repeat in the supermarkets and Orchard Road is all lit up. But there’s nothing that can get you in the festive mood quite like seeing your home all decked out like a winter wonderland – big fir tree, twinkly lights, shiny baubles, boughs of holly, and all that. And with the big day looming ever closer, now is the time to get started on the Christmas decorations to get your home looking its yuletide best.
Crate and Barrel
If you haven’t already visited Crate & Barrel’s flagship store, you need to. A mammoth five-floor space at Orchard Gateway, it is a Christmas treasure trove of gorgeous ornaments, wreaths, baubles and decorative touches with various themes to choose from: folk art-inspired, metallic, traditional red and green. Don’t forget to pick up a Christmas wreath too – they come in a basic faux fir with pine-cones ready for you to add natural touches to your abode.
Crate and Barrel, Orchard Gateway @ Emerald, 218 Orchard Road, Singapore 238851, p. 6634 4422.
Robinsons The Heeren
One of the most magical department-store-to-Christmas-wonderland transformations has to be Robinsons The Heeren. If you’re not feeling Christmas-y yet, try wandering through its Christmas corner for a dose of the festive spirit – but we challenge you not to buy anything from its range of oversized baubles that your tree will just look naked without.
Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855, p. 6735 8838.
Love it or loathe it, IKEA fills a gap in the market all year round and Christmas time is no exception. Get in soon for its latest range of decorations and festively-coloured table and home wares, as well Christmas-themed wrapping paper (you will have to face the gift shopping eventually!), cooking utensils and textiles – and all at cheap prices that means you can do it all over again next year. Kill two birds with one stone and pick up some pressies for the kids while you’re there – IKEA’s toys and art and craft materials are surprisingly good quality and value.
IKEA, 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764.
What do you get when you cross stripped back wood and tarnished metals with white ceramics and intricately folded paper? Make Room’s range of Christmas decorations, of course. But if that description didn’t do them any justice, take a look for yourself.
Make Room, 315 Outram Road, #10-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074, p. 9113 1274.
Galanga Living’s pine cones, garlands, wooden Christmas trees and reindeer will satisfy the kids without compromising your style, while their burnished ornaments and candles are beautiful enough to use year-round. Don’t be fooled into thinking a few select pieces will do though – the ‘look’ keeps getting better the more you buy!
Galanga Living, 211 Henderson Road, #01-02 Henderson Industrial Park, Singapore, 159552, p. 6475 2633.
Masons Home Decor
For an easy shop, look no further than Mason’s. It’s got a dedicated section for all Christmas goodies, including quality wreaths, ornaments, home decor, fairy lights and party supplies. Prefer getting them all at once? Its value bundle comes with a Christmas tree, LED lights, baubles and a star tree topper. It’s even got snow leaves to turn your tropical home into a winter wonderland — let it snow, we say!
Masons Home Decor, #03-01C, 39A Halycon Building, Singapore 577183.
Singapore Trading Post
This treasure trove is our go-to furniture store for stylish home accessories. Add personality to your trees with its range of hanging ornaments in the shape of elephants, hearts and globes, as well as glass baubles in red rice motif and palm tree designs for a tropical-themed festive holiday. Explore its collections further and shop glass wreaths, glass Christmas trees and balance toys featuring Santa on his sleigh or reindeer.
Singapore Trading Post, Tan Boon Liat Building, #07-01, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074, p. 6274 0511.
We all know that our small Christmas revellers (aka the kids) can spell trouble with any expensive and breakable decorations around the house. So why not head to Spotlight for a dose of disposable dapperness that will do the job just nicely? Or if your little tots aren’t really at that hands-on stage yet, you can always grab some craft gear and set your own style this Christmas.
Spotlight, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6733 9808. Open daily 10am-10pm.
Nobody puts you in the holiday mood better than Tangs. Besides its Christmas playlist and looking like a winter wonderland, this department store stocks festive home accessories, gorgeous wreaths and beautifully designed ornaments inspired by Asian heritage. If you’re feeling patriotic, it’s even got handcrafted baubles decorated in the Singapore flag (more flag baubles available!). Take home with you more candles, fairy lights, colourful tinsels and table decorations featuring reindeers and Santa himself!
Tangs, Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864, p. 6737 5500.
We can’t ignore this one. If you’re looking to bag Christmas decor without breaking the bank, dive into the $2 heaven, where you always find what you never knew you were looking for. Loaded with super affordable seasonal goodies, including Christmas decorations such as snow globes, Santa balloons, Christmas wreaths, shiny tinsels and even giant socks to fill your presents in. And if you’re looking for disposable party supplies for your Christmas dinners, Daiso stocks some really pretty ones too!
Daiso, various outlets islandwide including Plaza Singapura and ION Orchard.
Pamper yourself and get fresh wreaths this festive season! Known for its freshly-picked blooms, Floweret Co. selects the freshest eucalyptus, thistle and wax flowers from the market to make into yuletide wreaths. And if you worry that they won’t last long, these ones are built in a way to maintain its freshness. Interested in a little DIY project? Owner and flower wiz, Kate Gallagher, runs flower arranging workshops at The Assembly Hall too!
Floweret Co., available online.
This mother-son team had us gushing over its range of charming Christmas-themed decorations featuring snowmen, reindeers and stars that are created by co-owner Ryan Koh, an extraordinary young man who doesn’t let autism get in the way of creating gorgeous wares. Besides empowering people with special needs, Mustard Tree also offers handmade keychains, charms, bags and art — perfect for getting into the spirit of giving!
Mustard Tree, available online and in-store, #02-16, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, 1 Jurong East, Street 21, Singapore 609606.
If inspiration is what you’re after, check out In Situ’s gorgeous Christmas table display for classy Christmas ideas. Its range of decorations may not be huge, but it does demonstrate how a few select pieces can bring as much sparkle to your home as an all-out dousing in red and green.
In Situ, 238 River Valley Road, Singapore, 238296, p. 6733 7307.
Now, let’s talk lights. Turn up the festive mood with quality bright, fairy lights in various shapes and sizes from Moodbox. The homeware store also stocks beautifully decorated balls and round candles to set you in the mood. No doubt yule love what these strings of decorative LED bulbs will do to your living space, hanging on the leaves of your Christmas tree!
Moodbox, #03-18, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247993.
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