Shake off your holiday gift anxiety with our handy-dandy list of Christmas gift ideas for kids, mum, dad, helpers and even the fur-kids too!
We’re all about soaking up the Christmas vibes here! From the delicious spread of turkey, trimmings, and log cakes to Singapore’s dazzling lights and lively Christmas markets, there’s so much to love. Plus, the festive events for the whole gang are an absolute blast. And hey, ’tis the season of giving! If you’re scratching your head for Christmas gift ideas for everyone – kiddos, parents, grandparents and even your awesome helper – no worries. We’ve lined up a fantastic list of goodies, experiences and yeah, we’ve got the fur babies covered too! Bring on the holiday cheer!
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Christmas gift ideas for kids
Christmas gift ideas for mums
Christmas gift ideas for dads
Christmas gift ideas for grandparents
Christmas gift ideas for helpers
Christmas gift ideas for pets
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS
1. DIY kits and toys
You’ll thank us for this. DIY kits and toys are great as they keep kids entertained and learning while playing. Pictured above is a flower press art DIY kit, which allows kids to create beautiful art created from dried flowers and leaves. You can find this and more at Edupod, a store which carries a variety of high quality toys from brands like Hape, Hasbro, siku, etc. From DIY emoji bracelets to a mini greenhouse for aspiring gardeners, kinetic sand and fingerpaint – you’ll be spoilt for choice here! What’s more, you can get all these toys as bundles at a great price through Edupod’s Christmas Special sale from as low as $15. Grab your Christmas gift sets now before they run out!
2. Stocking presents
Stocking stuffers are a must on our list – after all, who hasn’t felt the squeeze when trying to stuff that Christmas stocking? Poor Santa must deal with this every year! To lend Santa a helping hand, we’ve put together an awesome collection of stocking stuffers sorted by age group. These gifts snugly fit into the stockings without compromising on the excitement, despite their smaller size. Woohoo! Take a peek at these little wonders!
3. Cool gadget
It’s a great idea to fill the kids’ school holidays with outdoor activities, but let’s face it, there’s always that appeal of tech gadgets even dads can’t resist. So, if that’s the case, take a peek at our list featuring the best gaming consoles for kids and see if anything jumps out at you. However, if your New Year’s resolution involves “limiting kids’ screen time,” how about switching gears and opting for a Polaroid camera instead? It could nudge them off the couch and into the world to snap some awesome pics. Besides, Polaroids are super popular this gifting season!
4. Cute stationery
Stationery is an awesome Christmas gift idea – let’s be real, who doesn’t love an extra pen, even if there’s already a stash hidden away in every nook? The more, the merrier, right? We’ve curated a delightful list of cute stationery items that are perfect for those Christmas gifts, guaranteed to make the kids super excited. Psst, you might find yourself tempted to snag some for your own collection too!
5. Keepsakes for baby’s first Christmas
If it’s your baby’s first Christmas, you’re probably scouting for cute elf outfits, those personalised baubles, and special keepsakes. Been there, done that! We’ve rounded up all the coolest gifts and keepsakes to make your baby’s first Christmas super special. So, ditch the endless searches and head to the shops pronto!
6. New room decor
Let’s level up this year’s holiday surprise from the stocking to your kiddo’s room decor! Imagine their faces on Christmas morning – the sheer excitement when they see the magic created by Santa’s elves. Our secret? Ikea and Hipvan have got your back! These stores are loaded with cool stuff! Think fun lighting, awesome wall art, countertop decor, adorable mats, rugs, and so much more. Speaking from experience, it’s a guaranteed cuteness overload for your little one’s space!
7. Cute clothes and accessories
Kids’ clothes? They’re not just cute – the best ones are like treasures that stick around. And for those little dress-up champs, accessories are a must! So, no need to go on a wild search. We’ve gathered up the coolest stores carrying all the fun stuff. From sunglasses and hats to bags and bling, they’ve got everything colourful and fun for the kiddos!
8. Toys, toys and more toys!
Kids these days have an overload of toy choices, right? But man, where do you even begin? To give you a hand, we’ve whipped up a full list of the coolest toy shops in town for you to suss out this Christmas. We’re talking about actual stores you can walk into to get the feel of the toys and online spots for cosy shopping from your couch. Hope this guide makes your Christmas toy hunt a whole lot easier!
9. Emotion Coaching Toolkit
This Christmas, why not engage with your little one’s emotions in a fun way with an Emotion Coaching Toolkit? The Cubo Sticky Feelings – Emotion Coaching Toolkit offers a supportive resource for preschoolers to self or co-regulate with their parents. This toolkit includes 40 magnetic emotion and coping strategy tiles, 3 guide cards, and a versatile storage box that serves as both a magnetic board and a matching game board. Through the guidance of the provided cards, parents can effectively teach kids how to manage their emotions using a structured 3-step process involving connecting, listening, and regulating their feelings. Recognized and awarded as one of the best preschool products by the Parents Pick Awards, this toolkit is particularly beneficial for emerging readers, utilising visual cues that cater to preschoolers and beyond.
10. Christmas-themed Holiday camps
This holiday season, parents can treat their little ones to an enchanting and educational gift by enrolling them in Christmas-themed Holiday camps designed for kids aged 3 to 7. Sparkanauts, a dedicated institution committed to nurturing creativity, learning, and festive delight, offers three captivating camps filled with interactive activities, magic tricks, and the development of school-ready skills. These programs are tailored to ignite kid’s imaginations and keep them engaged without relying on screen time during the holiday break. From interactive magical demonstrations to activities that encourage entrepreneurial thinking in little ones, these camps are poised to create an unforgettable experience for kids this holiday season. Sign up here for early bird rates! Group discounts available!
11. Christmas outfits for the family
Looking for fabulous festive wear for the holidays? MiliMilu is your one-stop-shop for all things yuletide and beyond. The good news is it is reintroducing its much-loved Christmas family matching T-shirts in fresh designs. For those in search of stylish and eco-conscious outfits for upcoming gatherings, the MiliMilu collection showcases a variety of dresses, shirts, and sets crafted from organic and eco-friendly fabrics, catering to the entire family. And that’s not all! MiliMilu is also unveiling its mum-approved ‘The Mini Me’ collection! If you’re headed to places with colder temperatures or planning snow-filled trips, the store offers a range of Merino wool accessories, ensuring both warmth and elegance, ideal for personal use or gifting. While you’re at it, we suggest checking out its popular stocking fillers like friendship necklaces, princess crowns, and practical mealtime accessories, providing a wide array of gifting options for the holiday season. Happy shopping!
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR MUM
Feeling like a full night’s sleep is just a dream from the past? Welcome to parenthood! Our suggestion? Embrace the Christmas spirit by revamping your sleep essentials. We’ve got the perfect pit stops for your festive shopping spree. Think silky-smooth sleeping masks from Sephora, cosy sleepwear and loungewear from Rawbought, and soothing essential oils from Flo for that aromatic drift into dreamland. Prioritise yourself this season!
13. Bath essentials
Treating lovely mums to a deluxe set of bath essentials is a Christmas no-brainer! It’s all about levelling up the glam and giving her a fresh, radiant boost. Where to snag these must-haves? Lush, L’Occitane, and Bath and Body Works are our ultimate go-tos for a top-notch bath experience, offering everything from bath bombs and fantastic exfoliators to natural soap bars and more. She’ll love it!
14. Candle gift sets
There’s something about aromatic wicks and the festive season—they’re a dream team! What better way to treat that amazing mama than with a calming candle? We’ve scoped out the perfect spots across the island. Hush Candle, a local fragrance gem, just dropped their 2023 Holiday Collection, and it’s fabulous! Need more ideas? To Be Calm and River Valley hand-poured candles are also winners for their incredible scents. They’ve got these awesome seasonal fragrances available in gorgeous gift sets and bundles. Happy candle hunting, folks!
Elevate your festive vibe this season by spritzing on some perfume to leave a delightful trail wherever you wander. And speaking of perfumes, we’ve got a handful of top names, perfect for that lucky mama. Think Maison 21G, Singapore Memories, Code Deco, or even make a day of it by creating your own signature scent at a place like Scentopia. Need a spot that’s got it all? Swing by Sephora for a sure shot purchase of your scent essentials!
16. Stylish planners
Every hardworking mom deserves a planner, and the more stylish, the better, right? We’re absolutely loving the vibrant and chic Ban.Do planners for the 2024 calendar year! They’re fantastic—lightweight, flexible, and super durable. These planners bring a splash of colour with their laminated month tabs, plus they come with cool features like a stickers page, a soft cover, and that stunning floral print. Here’s to a year that’s well-organised and fabulous! Oh, and a big shout-out to PaperCranes for their classy Moonflower 2024 Planners. They’re simply irresistible!
17. Festive Bling
‘Tis the season to let those colours pop and the lights sparkle like crazy! And when it comes to upping the Christmas magic with some serious bling, we’ve got our favourite bling hotspots. Think Embrace Jewellery’s Velatti collection for those hip, eye-catching pieces. Curious Creatures? They’ve got the modern, sleek designs covered. And if you’re after something timeless and classic, Pearly Lustre is where it’s at. Get ready to shine and sparkle this Christmas with these awesome bling hubs!
18. Calming Brews
Is your mum a fan of starting her day with a soothing cup of tea? You’re in luck because there are some tea-rrific shops offering artisanal tea blends this yuletide season. T2 Teas is the go-to for their fabulous and snazzy tea advent calendar – perfect for any mum. You’ll also find fantastic options at Kindred Teas, Tea Chapter, and a few more hotspots. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our sister site’s handy list of teas that are sure to calm any mumma’s nerves. Time to brew up some happiness for your dear mum!
19. A spa session
It might sound like a cliché, but let’s be real, most moms feel like a new person after a good pampering session. This Christmas, treat her to a facial, a massage, or even a body scrub. Head straight to our guide highlighting the best facials in Singapore. Also, don’t miss our latest roundup featuring the best at-home beauty services so mum can get pampered without leaving the door!
20. Christmas Tableware
Getting ready to jazz up your Christmas table with some festive tableware, especially for the little ones? Check out places like Ikea, H&M or House of Happy for some top picks to get your table all decked out in holiday style. They’ve got cheerful Santa mugs, lively tumblers, festive placemats and more to make your holiday table setting shine!
21. Time to herself
That’s right, you can’t get this one at the shops. Or online. But it’s all she really, truly wants. Don’t get us wrong, she loves you all, and would probably take a bullet for (most of) you. But sometimes, she just needs a break. She’s a busy lady who’s made many sacrifices to bear the title of ‘Mum’, so show how much you appreciate her by just taking care of things. Here are 52 ideas to get you started. If you can’t figure it out from there, it’s probably time your mum/wife/partner took you back to the shops for a refund! (Joke… kind of.)
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD
Time to update the E-reader? Look no further than the Rakuten Kobo. Not only is it a perfect size for travelling (great for a Christmas holiday!), the screen is backlit and adjusts for night time reading so it’s easier on the eyes. There are also some fab accessories to go with it, including gorgeous cases made of recycled ocean plastics! Check it out online.
23. Music speaker
If Dad loves belting out his favourite hits from the past, a music speaker could be the perfect gift. The Bose Portable speaker, with its contemporary design, produces a powerful, clean, and crisp sound that fills any space just right. If a retro vibe is more his style, the classic Marshall Acton II not only delivers excellent sound but also adds a touch of vintage style to your space. Both options will definitely level up his music-listening experience!
24. Travel bar set
When it comes to travel bar sets perfect for Dad, HomeLoft SG offers a fantastic selection. Plus, their sets are not only practical but also stylish, providing a great solution for on-the-go mixology. Additionally, the Barillio bar sets on Amazon are lightweight, compact, and designed for easy portability. These sets are not only convenient but also come with a range of essential tools, making them a delightful choice for the dad who loves mixing drinks while travelling.
25. Cool builds from Lego
We have to admit: we love Lego! Not only does the company regularly come up with the coolest sets of movie memorabilia and other snazzy fun builds (like the Yoda set!), but they’re innovative and just good ol’ fun, too! If Dad’s a big movie buff like we are, be sure to grab him Lego’s The Mandalorian Helmet – to pay tribute to the legendary bounty hunter. If Dad’s one for bikes, he might like building the BMW M 1000 RR, instead.
Dad will definitely appreciate a smooth bottle of scotch, and for a fantastic selection, La Maison du Whisky is the place to go! This French specialist is renowned for its extensive collection of whisky and other fine spirits—chances are you’ve heard of them if you’re a whisky enthusiast yourself. If beer is more his vibe, we’re loving Thirsty Beer’s 2023 craft beer collections. Cheers to finding the perfect drink for your dad’s enjoyment!
27. Sports watch
Got a dad who’s really into tracking his fitness and working out? Check out Garmin’s series of sports smartwatches that range from running and cycling to diving and even aviation. So, whether Dad’s really active and looking to participate in the next triathlon or simply wants to get fitter in the new year, Garmin has the watch he needs. Dad can even download music directly to his watch for phone-free listening. And did we mention, the battery life of these watches is outstanding? We love!
28. Portable Coffee Machine
How awesome would it be to have an espresso machine on the go? The best part? Dads can grab their favourite cup of coffee anywhere – in the car, at the gym, or even while waiting for the bus. We’re loving the Wacaco Minipresso NS Portable Espresso Machine for its sleek and easily portable size. And if you’re looking for a nice, freshly ground hot cup of coffee like nothing else, the BRUNO Coffee Maker is a top choice that we can’t get enough of!
29. Bluetooth Tracker and Finder
For dads who have a knack for misplacing their car keys, phone, wallet, and just about everything else, a Bluetooth tracker is an absolute game-changer (and time-saver)! We’re big fans of the Tile Mate for its compact size, extended range, and long-lasting battery life. And can we talk about that sleek tile design? It’s pretty lovable! If you’re an Apple user, the AirTag takes the cake with its replaceable battery and tiny size – you can even sneak it into a backpack for easy locating. Here’s to a stress-free Christmas!
30. Much-needed Spa-time
You’d think spas are just for the ladies, right? Wrong! Singapore has some awesome spots where dads can kick back and enjoy some TLC too. Picture this: relaxing massages, facials, body scrubs, and plenty more. Check out our cool list of top spots for dads to chill and get that holiday glow this festive season!
31. Docking station
Looking for a great Christmas gift for dads? A multipurpose docking station could be the perfect choice! This handy station has specially designed slots to store all the things dads use daily—like glasses, keys, watches, wallets, pens, and more. The best part? Everything gets organised in one convenient spot! Say goodbye to messy tables—it’s a total game-changer. We really appreciate the appeal and functionality of the docking stations available at Shopee and Amazon. Cheers to a more organised and tidy space!
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR GRANDPARENTS
32. Photo book
We’re kind of missing the good ol’ days of printed photographs and flipping through photo albums, aren’t we? This Christmas, why not surprise Grandma and Grandpa with a personalised photo book from Photobook or Artisan Prints? The cool thing is, there are loads of formats to choose from, and they even have Christmas-themed options if you’re aiming for that festive touch. It’s a lovely gift that’s bound to be cherished by them for years to come.
33. Afternoon Tea
There’s nothing quite like treating grandparents to a relaxing high tea experience that they’ll absolutely adore. For more ideas and inspiration, check out our sister site’s handy list of the afternoon tea in town to score that decadent high tea any grandpa or grandma will love. It’s a wonderful way to create some special moments together!
Nothing beats a simple yet scrumptious gift like a bar of chocolate, right? Well, good news! There are some seriously yummy bars out there, perfect for spoiling our awesome grandparents. We’re talking about those with less sugar, allergen-free goodness, and seriously delicious flavours! Our top spots for a bit of chocolate indulgence include Mr. Bucket – they’ve got an amazing range of dark chocolate flavours. And oh, those decadent Awfully Chocolate dark chocolate truffles? They’re just awfully good!
35. Winter wear
Our tropical island might never get a snowfall – ever! But you know what’s tough? Navigating those frigid malls, especially for our beloved grandparents. Surprisingly, some stores are really upping their winter wear game, and we’re totally digging it. Our top pick? Uniqlo has a bunch of comfy and super warm options that are perfect for handling those mall temperatures. Want more choices? Check out our handy listicle for all the cool winter wear options in Singapore!
Grandparents will absolutely adore Candlenut’s porcelain plates inspired by Singapore’s vibrant Peranakan culture. And if you’re on the lookout for more fantastic tableware, Table Matters is your go-to stop – there’s so much to love at this affordable homeware hotspot!
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR HELPER
37. Course with Aidha
Most helpers love to learn, so there’s nothing better than giving them the chance to up their skillset with courses from Aidha. Its courses will teach financial literacy, money management and computer proficiency. The best part? Educating them in these lifelong skills is not only practical but incredibly useful in empowering them and their confidence, too.
38. Beauty advent calendar
After working hard and helping our day-to-day run smoothly, our awesome helpers deserve some serious pampering. And you know what makes a stellar Christmas gift? A beauty advent calendar! Good news is, there are some cool options out there that your helper will love. Check out The Body Shop or Sephora for some sweet yuletide skincare and makeup sets in their advent calendars. It’s a gift they’ll totally dig!
39. Festive food hampers
There’s no doubt that a helper appreciates any gift, but gifting a hamper of delectable treats they can enjoy during the festive season is just heartwarming. We adore the healthy selections from Boxgreen; they offer a delightful mix of healthy and indulgent snacks that your helper will absolutely love. Did we mention the delicious festive snack-licious gift boxes on offer at Amazin’ Graze? What’s not to love!
40. Festive gift box to send to helper’s home country
If you’ve been around the island for a while, you might have noticed that many helpers, especially those from the Philippines, send a box of goodies back home for their families during the festive season. This year, why not cover the courier cost for that gift box? It’s a great way to help them save some extra cash! MHM Global and LBC are awesome courier services you could check out for sending your helper’s box back home. Want to go the extra mile? Consider giving your helper some money to fill up that box with goodies too!
41. Much-needed pampering
Give your helper a well-deserved break and spoil them with a relaxing mani-pedi and facial session. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some affordable facials just in time for the yuletide season. When it’s time for a top-notch mani-pedi, The Nail Social or Dollhouse are where it’s at. Treat your helper to some pampering—they’ll love it!
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR THE FUR-KIDS
42. Pet food
‘Tis the season for some serious feasting, and our furry friends deserve a slice of the action! Luckily, Singapore is packed with stores that offer a fantastic array of treats to spoil your pets. If you’re after air-dried and natural nibbles, perromart is the go-to spot. And for less processed foods that are Grain-Free, preservative-free, and without any fillers or additives, look no further than GoodWoof SG—it’s your ultimate one-stop solution. Additionally, Kohepets has a treasure trove of goodies in their pet pantry that’s definitely worth a look. Treat your fur buddies to some delicious nibbles from these fantastic stores!
43. Christmas chew toys for pooches
Get ready to treat your furry friends to some holiday cheer with Christmas-themed chew toys! We’ve sniffed out a few spots that carry some seriously cool chew toys your pooch will adore. Good Dog People offers a wide array of colourful, squeaky, and chewy toys that’ll keep your furry pal happily entertained. And if you’re on the hunt for even more options, Happy Town Pets and Pets’ Station are loaded up with a pile of fun chew toys that your beloved fur buddy will absolutely lap up!
44. Pet bed
On the hunt for a snug spot for your furry friend to relax this Christmas? Island Living has the perfect solution that’ll make your pooch or feline friend as happy as can be. Think stylish and chic designs finished in rattan—just the cosy spot your pet needs. And if you’re after soft and fluffy fur-buddy beds, Pawsome Couture is the place to be, with a stockpile of pet beds that’ll infuse the festive spirit right into your home. Plus, CreatureLand has these fuss-free yet totally hip beds that seamlessly blend into a modern home—definitely a favourite of ours. Treat your furry pals to these comfy havens this holiday season!
45. Cat scratchers
A quality scratcher is a must for your beloved feline’s happiness, and we’ve got just the places to find the perfect cat scratcher gift this festive season. Head over to Polypet for some fun and uniquely designed scratchers – from dessert carts to double-decker buses that can accommodate two feline friends at once. Pawpy Kisses also offers fantastic designs that your furry friend will absolutely adore. For a touch of sophistication and style, you can’t go wrong with the art-inspired pieces available at Lord Lou. Your little furball will surely appreciate these wonderful scratching options!
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