Have a lot of quirky friends who appreciate offbeat gifts? Here's a mishmash of home decor and heritage gifts that will suit them fine.
If you’ve hit all the Christmas bazaars and markets in town but still In a pickle on what to give your friends who are a little offbeat, don’t panic just yet while gift shopping! We have some thoughtful choices that would please anyone who appreciates things that are quirky, cultural, and artsy. Also check out our tech Christmas haul for the gadget geeks!
Christmas lights at home, anyone?
Diah is a modern mini-light that’s portable and ready to assemble (just snap the ends together!). For instant ambient lighting anywhere, Diah’s the contraption for you.
Diah by Mana, from $29 for a pack of 2.
Keep a piece of Little India on you with this Binary Style x Museum Label scarf. It takes inspiration from ever-present garlands, parrot companions to erstwhile street astrologers and the bull Nandi, vehicle of the Hindu god Shiva who is seen today in temples and at the Indian Heritage Centre. Diamond-patterns of baoli (Indian stepwell) architecture, found on the museum’s façade, complete the design.
Binary Style x Museum Label Sights and Scenes of Little India Scarf , $88.
Don’t stress out on Christmas
Museum Label rolls out pretty thoughtful products which pay homage to Singapore culture. Get this cute Tiger Balm stress ball for that overachieving, hardworking friend or colleague you know.
Museum Label Tiger Brand Stress Toy, $9
Putting vintage advertisements on bags and tees are nothing new but still, it’s interesting to get a glimpse of how ads looked like in the past. Carry around a bit of history with you at all times with this tote!
Museum Label Malay Poster Bag, $25
Going pot-luck this Christmas
These pots have personality. While you can shop the Christmas collection — they make for great gifts — also check out how you can get bespoke pots hand painted for something unique.
The Rain in Spain pots, from $15
Tea for one
If you love tea like us, you’ll know that having your own personal tea cup, saucer, and teapot setup is important. Head to tea connoisseurs T2, easy breezy! From tea sets to lovely-smelling loose leaf tea, you’ll end up getting something for yourself.
T2 Tea and Teaware Pack, starts from $32.
Who doesn’t need stationery?
Only the best looking ones will do, if you’re going to gift some diaries and stationery. kikki.K’s Christmas collection for the year is both pretty and professional-looking with their monogrammed leather diaries and gold pens, don’t you think?
kikki.K gift sets, starting from $29.90.
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