Having Christmas shopping woes? Home décor store Crate and Barrel comes to the rescue with their stylish range of gift options
In case you haven’t noticed the dazzling lights along Orchard Road, here’s a gentle reminder: the festive season is just around the corner, and you’d better start gift shopping, pronto! We don’t know about you, but trying to find the perfect present can be a challenge, especially if you have friends who seem to own everything. Here’s a tip for those who’re stuck in a gifting rut: You can’t go wrong with Crate and Barrel, our one-stop store for the best gift ideas.
The one with the lifelong Netflix subscription
What’s a Stranger Things marathon without a free-flow supply of chips and guac? Your couch potato pal will appreciate this beautifully crafted Popcorn Tub ($39.95) – made of fuss-free melamine, it’s simple scalloped surface is an ode to retro popcorn holders.
The one with the fine vino stash
We all have that one friend who appreciates the finer things in life – and wine probably tops their list. Grab the sleek Oregon Red Wine Glass ($12.95), essential for entertaining or wine tastings. Chances are, they’re huge lovers of cheese, too. These Marble Cheese Knives ($59.95), come in a set of three different blades and sizes, which will carve both hard and soft cheeses in style.
The one with the fancy wardrobe
For your fashionista friend with a vast accessory collection, the Juliette Jewelry Box ($299.95) is a great gift option. The ash-grey veneer chest blends in seamlessly with any bedroom décor, while the clear glass top displays their favourite pieces. There are also three drawers adorned with minimalist brushed silver hardware; two with small compartments for rings, earring and pins, and a more spacious one for larger pieces like bracelets.
The one with the supper club
If you’re lucky enough to know a burgeoning home chef, then help them elevate their dinner parties with Crate and Barrel’s stunning range of barware. The sophisticated glass Brixton Decanter ($69.95) is perfect for an after-meal digestif, while the Orb Copper Shaker ($46.95) lets them shake up a mean cocktail with panache.
The one with the interior-decorating expertise
For the pal who’s constantly on the lookout for unique home décor pieces, this stylish vintage-inspired Champagne Glass Centrepiece ($299.95) will add a romantic touch to their living area. The elegant bowl is molded from a single piece of glass using traditional techniques, and features an unusual iridescent finish. The Patina Rounded Vase ($54.95) is also a clear winner for any home décor junkie – check out the silver, grey and bronze finish of this iron vase.
Don’t miss Crate and Barrel’s massive Year End Sale, happening from 13 November at ION Orchard and Orchardgateway. There are discounts of up to 15% off storewide, but here’s the catch – it’s exclusive to customers on their preferred client list, so sign up online or approach a sales associate at the store.
Psst… A Christmas Festive Market is also happening on 16 December, featuring 10 exciting vendors who will set up shop at both stores. For more details, head here.
Crate and Barrel, orchardgateway@emerald, 218 Orchard Road, Singapore 238851, p. 6634 8488; #04-21/22, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, p. 6634 4222
This article is sponsored by Crate and Barrel.