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.
Want something less predictable? Show some love to Singapore by dressing up your tree with some merlion ornaments! We reckon this would be a good trinket to give to non-local friends as a souvenir too.
Christmas Merlion, available online.
Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer is at the top of the bauble game. Alphabet baubles to spell out your Christmas wishes, glass baubles with foliage and fake snow trapped inside, and even ones shaped like unicorns and for fans of the tropics, pineapples.
Marks and Spencer, multiple locations including Marina Square and Parkway Parade.
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 homewares, 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.
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.
Get the glass baubles if you’re careful, or the paper ones if you’re not. Either way, kikki.K’s Christmas decorations are as pretty as the stationery that you know the brand for. Think glittery embellishments that’ll make your tree pop – who wouldn’t want that?
kikki.K, multiple locations including Ion and Vivocity.
Sure you might think you’ve seriously outgrown Typo, but we’re coming out as kidults here… Potterheads will be pleased to know that Typo’s recent collection pays homage to the incredibly popular series, with Christmas tree ornaments that you can use to declare allegiance to your house. Alternatively, pick up one of the quirky pieces (can we interest you in a pug-riding santa?) for something that’ll make your guests look twice.
Typo, multiple locations including Suntec and Bugis.
If monochrome is your vibe, we recommend checking out the stylish black and white stars from Stylo Deco to top off your tree. Plus, pick up one of the paper gift rolls to sort out your presents! And can we talk about the geometric lantern with brass finish? It’s not exactly specific to Christmas but we sure want it in our homes.
Stylo Deco, available online.
If your love for Scandi minimalism extends to your festive decor, you’ll be happy to know that Bungalow 55 has got you covered. This home decor boutique also stocks Christmas crackers and gold candles to add to the celebratory mood.
Bungalow 55, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Cluny Court, #01-05A, Singapore 259760
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.
Vanda Win is a little under-the-radar but this store does the classics right: frosted baubles, snowflakes and reindeer ornaments are all part of the selection. Perfect for dressing up your new tree!
Vanda Win, available online and at 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #03-25/26/27, Kinex, Singapore 437157
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.
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