When November and December roll around each year, it’s not uncommon to find your stress levels going through the roof. Throwing parties, planning vacations, buying presents: so much to do in so little time! Well, if you’re looking to check ‘gift-shopping’ off your to-do list, The Expat Fairs can help.
Mark your calendars: on 1 and 2 December, the highly-anticipated Christmas Fair by The Expat Fairs returns for another round of fun festive shopping. Witness Raffles Town Club transform into a bustling Christmas bazaar, where 100 vendors come together to present a dazzling array of gifts, fashion accessories, home wares, and artisanal food under one roof. Now that’ll certainly get you in the mood for the holidays!
Looking for a good ol’ dose of retail therapy? Walk this way, folks: the Christmas Fair awaits!
First stop: DUSK Jewellery. It features a collection of specially handcrafted pieces with semi-precious gemstones that make the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Prefer something a little more exotic? Look to Ketzal Silver, with its range of elegant sterling silver jewellery sourced from Southwest Mexico. If you need inspiration on what to get for your little ones, head to Minejima & Co, which is brimming with durable yet fun toys for your kids’ playtime sessions. And for those looking to treat their daughters, Fairy Couture offers a collection of dreamy special occasion dresses and accessories.
Aside from fashion, the Christmas Fair is also where you can stock up on home décor gems, like artist Clare Haxby‘s collection of paintings and prints that are inspired by Singapore heritage and contemporary architecture. Gaya Alegria is another must-visit, thanks to its utterly covetable collection of exclusive objets d’art, rugs, cushions, lighting, and furniture. Got a nose for fine scents? Follow your olfactory senses over to To Be Calm’s luxurious candles, diffusers, and essential oils (hello, perfect Christmas gift!).
But also, what’s Christmas without scrumptious treats and fine wine, right? Channel your inner domestic goddess and get some kitchen inspiration from the handy new cookbook by Terri-Ann Leske, ‘Carrotsticks & Cravings My Creative Kitchen‘. For New Zealand’s finest vino, sample Matakana Wines’ top-notch Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. And finally, pop over to Granny’s Secret for its delicious range of authentic spreads and fruit juices from Serbia.
For a limited time only, get your hands on Make It Happen, the new book by The Expat Fairs founder, Betty Ashman, at a special price of $25 (u.p $28). And with over $1500 in lucky draw prices up for grabs, shoppers also stand a chance to win big at the Christmas Fair.