Online shopping has really reached a new level here in Singapore – never before have we seen such fab fashion, cool kids clothes and unique gifts and toys and accessories that we can buy with a simple click. It’s led to quite a steady stream of packages arriving here at HoneyKids HQ (shhhh!). And because we’re all so time-crunched, we’re turning to our favourite online stores to get our Christmas shopping sorted. To give you a bit more time too to find a Christmas tree in Singapore, take the kids to see Santa and organise all the ingredients for your Xmas dinner, we’re sharing our fave online destinations, along with some of the goodies we’ll be popping into our virtual trolley!
Gifts Less Ordinary
Our new go-to for a beautifully hand-picked selection of accessories, homewares and cool stuff for kids, Gifts Less Ordinary makes it easy to find unique pressies. This carefully curated selection is sourced from the UK and Personalised gifts are a highlight here – we particularly love the custom-embroidered My 1st Years Hooded Towel for bubbas (how adorable are the ears!), $62.24, and monogrammed Vintage Boot Bag for football-mad dads, $73.79. And we’ll pick up the fun P is for Penguin print by Louise Tate Illustration, $97.20, for the kids’ room, too. The gifts come gorgeously packaged, and delivery is included in the price so there are no surprises at checkout!
We’ve already sung Cuckoo’s praises as one of the best shops in Singapore for cool kids’ furniture. But be warned: browse through Cuckoo’s online offerings and you’ll fall in love with all of the fab toys, cushions and decor, too. We’ll be loading up our online shopping trolley with the organic cotton ‘Happy place’ cushion by Bloomingville, $85, and a felt fox head by Fiona Walker, $195 for a fun addition to the kids’ bedroom. Pssst, right now we’ve got a gorgeous Love Chair from Cuckoo available to win as part of our 12 Days of Christmas mega giveaway – quick, enter now!
The Punch List
If you missed The Punch List at Boutiques at the Pit Building, don’t fret – you can shop 24 hours at its online boutique… but it might lead to quite a bit of self-gifting. We love the fab selection of dresses, homeware, jewellery and gorgeous accessories at The Punch List – and since its launch in October we’ve already picked up some lovely pieces. The fabric and wood necklaces, from $40, and Turkish towels, $35, are great gifts for girlfriends. Start browsing the clothing section and things get a little dangerous. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Naiise is our go-to for cool gifts with Singaporean style: think jewellery, homewares and accessories by local designers, and loads of gourmet goodies. The Straits Preserves Singapore Sling marmalade, $15.50, is the perfect stocking-stuffer for grown-ups, and little ones will love the Straits Canopy teddy bear, kitted out in a traditional kebaya skirt and blouse with a Peranakan tile print, $24.95. Looking for a gift for the laksa fan in your life? Check out this nostalgic cushion cover by Wheniwasfour, $28. Hint: if you’re around Chinatown, you can check out the goodies for yourself at its Christmas pop-up at Level 2, 167/169 Telok Ayer St – open until 24 December!
Shop Little Suite
Online Xmas shopping for kids just keeps getting better – this local online boutique stocks the cutest organic kids’ clothing, gorgeous wooden toys and fun decor. What’s on our wish list? The ice cream night light, $27.90, the technicolour wooden cars by Japanese brand Kiko+, $39.90, made from sustainably sourced beech wood, and the too cute for words Kiko Toys Gatcha Gatcha, a vending machine that serves wooden shapes, $69.90.