We love getting a bit crafty with Christmas decorations – check out our pom-pom wreath and reindeer toilet rolls for some kid-friendly projects, and our DIY Christmas baubles if you’re in the mood to bust out the craft kit too. But, there’s also something quite special about adding to the Christmas decoration collection every year. (Pssst: here’s where to get fake and real Christmas trees in Singapore if you haven’t already ticked that off your list!). So if you want to bag the best baubles, snap up awesome snow-globes and get your hands on the twinkliest of fairy lights, you’re going to need our guide to where to buy the sparkliest and best Christmas decorations in Singapore. Hot tip: we recommend scoping out these stores NOW to save being left with tacky tinsel and ragged wreaths!
Add a touch of Singapore to your Christmas tree with a beautifully crafted white bone china Merlion! Snap up a single Merlion (pictured top) for $22 or a set of four for $75 – the perfect addition to your decor for a tropical Christmas!
Christmas Merlion, online only; www.christmasmerlion.com
Singapore Trading Post
Eclectic furniture store Singapore Trading Post is an absolute treasure trove of carefully selected, stylish pieces from old East India Trading Company areas including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. If you’re looking to add a little personality and unique character to your tree, make a stop here and prepare for a treasure hunt. Browse through its gorgeous collection of quality pieces for keepsake picks including ruby red glass wreaths, glass Christmas trees and an assortment of tin animals including reindeer. We have our eyes firmly on the large glass palm tree baubles ($20 each) and a set of elephant decs ($30 for three) to add a touch of the tropics to our tree this year!
Singapore Trading Post, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, 07-01, Singapore 169074; www.singaporetradingpost.com
We’re all ready to dive into this year’s huge range of decorative festive staples (and may already have the most adorable Vinter Santa ($29.90) perched on our desk…) Think fake firs, LED decorations, scented candles, hanging baubles and cheap-as-chips gift wrap too. Double whammy the purpose of your visit to the store by shopping for great stocking fillers for the kiddos: look out for the wooden toys, art and craft goodies and cute range of stuffed animals. And don’t forget, you can now shop Ikea online from the comfort of your own couch: no need to battle the queues for those meatballs!
Ikea, Locations in Alexandra and Tampines; www.ikea.com/sg/en
Robinsons The Heeren
This store is as close to London’s Selfridges or New York’s Macy’s as it gets when it comes to department store Christmas magic, and we love the wonderland transformation it goes through every November. Expect to find decorations in every colour, size, style and price (we are a little bit in love with the silver and white selections), and head there safe in the knowledge that you will leave with everything you could ever need for your festive decor needs.
Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855; www.robinsons.com.sg/pages/heeren
Crate & Barrel
Crate and Barrel’s five-storey space at Orchard Gateway is straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine. Fans of the store’s modern, clean lines should check out the fabulous ornaments, wreaths, baubles and decorative table touches. We’re so heading over to get ourselves a reindeer cushion or two ($47.96 each).
Crate and Barrel, Orchard Gateway @ Emerald, B2 to Level 3; www.crateandbarrel.com/all-christmas
We know it’s nearly Xmas when we wander into the festive emporium that Tangs creates every year in its stores. Inspired by signature Asian values and heritage, you’ll pick up everything from ornaments to festive homewares, gift wraps to fairy lights. Expect tinsel in every colour imaginable – none of which is tacky!
Tangs, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864 and 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-187 & #02-189 VivoCity, VivoCity; www.tangs.com
Yule absolutely adore the charming decorations including snowmen, reindeers and stars at online shopping boutique, Mustard Tree. This fantastic store is a social enterprise that believes in empowering people with special needs. We adore the handmade goodies and beautiful bag charms created by 21-year-old Ryan Koh, an amazing young man who doesn’t let autism get in the way of creating gorgeous wares not just at Christmas, but year-round too. We spoke to Ryan’s mum, Soek Ying Koh, about her awesome son and how she has been fighting for more understanding and acceptance of autism in Singapore.
Mustard Tree, online only; www.mustardtree.com.sg
This craft giant is our top spot for snagging craft supplies, and having recently visited, we can confirm that it is busting at the seams with Christmas fun. As well as lots of ready-to-go wares (we picked up a festive table cloth, indoor coloured lights and essential Xmas doormat!), there are also tons of cool kits, crafts and accessories for you to knock up your own yuletide decor with the family. The make-your-own Christmas card and paint-your-own bauble kits are great fun.
Spotlight, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, www.spotlightstores.com.sg
Shop in-store or online at this brick-a-brack treasure trove of a store where you will find everything from hand painted tree ornaments to faux fir reindeers. These guys have been brightening up Xmas since 1959 and certainly know a thing or two about not only decorations, but also fantastic stocking fillers, repro Asian-style furniture and great homewares too. Pick up a Chinese wedding cabinet and your baubles all in one hit!
Lims, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-23/24, #02-324/325, Marina Square and 211 Holland Avenue
#03-12, Holland Road Shopping Centre; www.limslegacy.com
Christmas on a budget is the name of the game over at Giant this year and with its weekly and monthly promos on all things merry and bright, picking up all your festive needs has never been more affordable. That also includes the tree and all of its trimmings!
Giant, Various locations; www.giantsingapore.com.sg/christmas
If you are looking for Singapore themed Christmas cards, beautiful gift wraps, novelty stocking fillers and unique Christmas decorations then Naiise is the place to head. We fancy lighting up our own festive celebrations with Merry Christmas Light Bulbs ($4.40 each) and prettying up the house with a jar full of lights ($32.10).
Naiise, 2 Handy Road, #B1-08 The Cathay Building, 229233; www.naiise.com
While Christmas may be the season of giving, that doesn’t mean you have to bankrupt yourself to make it merry. Daiso has long been our cheap and cheerful go-to for seasonal goodies, and that includes Xmas too. The stores are already chock full of everything from cute snow globes to inflatable Santas, and Christmas wreaths to shiny tinsel. And at $2 a pop you can’t go wrong!
Daiso, various locations; www.daisoglobal.com
Bed, Bath N’ Table
We recently stumbled across this fabulous homeware store and immediately stockpiled some of the prettiest decs we’ve seen around town. Silver reindeers, sparkly baubles, festive wreaths and fancy plumes aplenty are just a snippet of the Xmas goodies in store right now – and there’s a sale happening with savings of up to 30% all through December.
Bed, Bath N’ Table, Parkway Parade, Suntec City Mall and Waterway Point locations; www.bedbathntable.com.sg
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