Rack your brains no further –we’ve got the scoop on where to find the best presents for every friend in the book
The love of retail therapy is one thing the Honeycombers team has in common. From hunting down sleek kicks and stunning eyeshadow palettes to snagging affordable art and gorgeous furniture, we’ve pretty much got the art of shopping down pat. Picking out cool gifts for loved ones and friends, however…well, that’s another story. If, like us, you’re tired of buying the usual mugs and bath sets (yawn) for your mates’ birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, check out these one-of-a-kind gifts you can find at Capitol Piazza. The best part? You’re just in time for the Great Singapore Sale.
For the explorer
We all have that one friend who’s always jetting off somewhere. Whether they’re locals based overseas or expats heading back home, a Singapore-themed gift is perfect, as they’ll always keep a piece of the lil’ red dot with them!
You won’t find generic Merlion magnets at ARCH; this homegrown store only produces top-notch wooden art pieces and intricate miniature models. Grab a 2D artwork of the Singapore skyline or a beautiful frame of Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Prefer something more traditional? Drop by Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery, which has a vast collection from local artists. Pick up a watercolour painting of the iconic Toa Payoh playground or a scene from 1950s Chinatown.
ARCH, #B1-13, p. 6384 6608.
GSS promo: Enjoy 15% off with minimum spend of $52 in a single receipt
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery, #01-60, p. 6339 8297.
GSS promo: Enjoy 15% off Heritage and Singapore Scene paintings.
For the new homeowner
If your bestie’s moving here from abroad, help ‘em spruce up their new home with gorgeous European premium tableware from Villeroy & Boch. We’re in love with the Amazonia collection’s intricate interplay of flora and fauna imagery, as well as the quirky and stylish NewWave Caffè line.
And what’s a home without a cosy bedroom? Swing by the Simmons Flagship Gallery for the best mattress for your back, then head to To Be Calm for unique and relaxing diffusers, candles and essential oils – we know moving can be stressful!
Villeroy & Boch, #01-74/76, p. 6384 7309.
GSS promos: Enjoy 40% off in Villeroy & Boch’s “New for Old” promotion, 40% off box sets, 30% off gift boxes, wine glasses, cutlery, colour vases, and BBQ, Soup and Pasta dishes, 20% off porcelain with minimum spend of $100, and buy 3 get 1 free NewWave City mug
Simmons, #02-25/26, p. 6385 3966.
GSS promo: Enjoy up to 35% off mattresses.
To Be Calm, #B1-16, p. 9139 1784.
GSS promo: Enjoy 50% off second purchase of candles and reed diffusers, and 10% off essential oils.
For the pleasure seeker
This one’s for the pal who already has everything (lucky them!). For an unusual gift, check out Luxly Travel, which offers gift vouchers or credits on food, travel, spa and recreational deals. For instance, purchase a voucher from the travel category, and your friend gets to customise the gift by choosing which hotel they prefer!
If your foodie squad is new in town, opt for the EAT Singapore book, comprising vouchers for free main courses at 12 handpicked restos here. A pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.
Luxly Travel, #B2-26, p. 6385 2636.
GSS promo: Get one EAT Singapore book for $55 and two for $99.
Free vouchers and goodie bags
You’re invited to Capitol Piazza’s Summer Beats Mall Party! Enjoy exclusive promotions and complimentary activities such as free manicures and hair styling from 6.30pm to 10.30pm on 9 June, and from 10.30am to 10.30pm on 10 and 11 June.
Be one of the first 100 to register each day to receive a $10 mall voucher, and one of the first 500 to get a goodie bag. Find out more here.
Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905, p 6499 5596.
This article is sponsored by Capitol Piazza.