Crate and Barrel is where Christmas spirit meets #homegoals.
There is a special kind of madness to Christmastime. You’ve got the shopping list of presents (that somehow keeps growing) and the kids to entertain on their holiday break. There’s also the end-of-year anxiety of resolution-making and thinking about new changes. It’s a lot – and we think this furniture and homewares store might be the just the retail therapy you need.
Close the sale with a plethora of choices
It’s not just a furniture store: Crate and Barrel is a mecca of all things Pinterest-worthy. And if you’ve been lusting over that nightstand for months, this is the time to put your money where your interior design dreams are. The store’s Year End Sale gives shoppers 20% off regular priced items (both online and in store), so you can start 2019 with that special somethin’ you’ve had your eye on.
Personal shopping aside, when it comes to gifts, you’ll want to be assured of quality. No cause for worry with Crate and Barrel – with 100 stores in 11 countries, we’d say they’ve earned their spot internationally as the go-to store for contemporary products that you’d be proud to gift your loved ones with. For instance, if you’ve got a colleague who’s got a taste for quality Hibiki, select a Hatch decanter or a Peak Sphere Ice Tray for a smooth whiskey on the rocks.
Santas, reindeer, gnomes, oh my!
Half the fun of Christmas shopping is cooing over the too-adorable-for-words seasonal products. Shopping at Crate and Barrel comes with cheerful Santas, reindeer and gaily bedecked Christmas trees come in the form of ornaments or dishware decorations. So for the aunt who prides herself as the family’s Martha Stewart, smarten up her dinner party table with this whimsically illustrated set of 12 Christmas plates, complete with a stand.
And because we don’t know a child who doesn’t light up at the sight of a jumper-clad bear, the cheerfully illustrated critters on mugs, bowls and milk bottles are bound to be family favourites. It also means your niece gets to enjoy a little bit of festive spirit all year round whenever she has her morning cereal – no complaints there.
Your gift is on the cards
There’s always a group of people where you draw a blank on what should come under their tree this Christmas. Skip the agonising and let them make the decision themselves with a Crate and Barrel gift card. It’s a win-win situation: They get to choose a piece of furniture of houseware that matches their needs (and with the sheer range on offer, it’s a dead cert that they’ll find what they’re looking for), while you get the reassurance that you’ve gifted them with a present that’s bound to come in good use.
Available in six designs (from a simple monochrome to a watercolour wash) at $10, $50, $100 and $500, the cards are perfect for a stocking stuffer, splurge or a quick top-up to an existing gift. They also save you the trouble of gift wrapping or cradling an oversized package to relative’s home. Slide it in an embossed envelope, and your gift is good to go as a surprise delivery in the post.
A final tip: check the Crate and Barrel social media pages before planning your shopping excursions. A lineup of Christmas events are set to roll out in November and December, so if you play your cards right, your shopping trip could double up as a day of fun activities for the family.
Gifts for loved ones? Check. Scored yourself a new sofa (and some handy Christmas ornaments)? Check. Eased up on party-planning stress? Bingo.
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.