Bored out of your mind during this circuit breaker period? Spend your time shopping from these online retailers.
April showers bring May flowers – and that’s certainly what we’re hoping for while we’re all stuck inside with the family during this circuit breaker period. Besides working from home, working up a sweat and homeschooling the kids, we wish we could head to our favourite stores to stock up on our favourite snacks or pick up a little gift for the little ones.
Well, thanks to technology, we’ve got plenty of things to browse virtually. Whether you’re looking for a new dress for yourself in anticipation of normal life, exercise gear for the whole family or you need to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our survival guide to help you and your family during this circuit breaker period – let the shopping commence!
Looking for new sweatpants to lounge in while working at home, or new threads for the rest of the family? Check out Zara’s range of must-have essentials and comfortable clothing. Delivery methods vary because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation but not to worry – you’ll be prompted upon checkout.
This popular British online retailer is certainly not stopping its deliveries – in fact, it’s business as normal and there’s even a sale currently going on! They’ve got great options for tweens, teens and adults alike. Plus, returns are now extended to 90 days, so you can shop with ease.
As one of our go-tos for online shopping in Singapore, we’re so happy Zalora is still operating as usual. That means we’ll be browsing threads from brands like the Gap, Mango, Roses and Rhinos and more. They’ve even got kids’ apparel for $14 and under… best get to it!
When we need to get affordable basics or the kids’ T-shirts with Marvel prints, we always check out Uniqlo! And thankfully, though its physical stores are closed, you can still shop online or choose to self-collect at a POPStation near you.
Le Petit Society
This local kids’ clothing retailer not only has well-crafted threads for the little ones, but also offers swaddles, toys and other products for the kiddos. Even better: in this circuit breaker time, Le Petit Society’s online store isn’t just open, but it’s also offering free delivery!
With the circuit breaker measures in place, thankfully we’re still allowed to go for a socially-distanced run outside! And even though one of our favourite sports retailers Decathlon might’ve also shut its doors and stopped its click-and-collect service, rest assured you can still purchase any sporting goods and equipment you need to keep fit at home. Maybe it’s about time to get into yoga…
Looking for some outdoor gear as you sit at home looking forward to your next summit push or overseas trek with the family? Campers’ Corner might’ve closed its outlets but you can definitely still get your gear from this local outdoor store.
This British retailer set foot on our shores a while back and boy, we’re glad it did. It has cool sport fashion threads for the kids, and offer a wide range of sneakers, clothing and accessories from various brands like Adidas, Nike, The North Face and more. Psst, take advantage of its Stay Home sale with up to 50% discount on your favourite brands!
If you live for the outdoors, by now you’ll know that Outdoor Life is one of the few places to get quality outdoor gear from brands like Patagonia, Black Diamond and Salomon. Peruse their online store for you, your partner or the kids. Now all you need to do is get in shape…
Royal Sporting House
Planning on setting up a home gym to workout while you’re stuck indoors during this circuit breaker period? Head over to Royal Sporting House’s web store to purchase your equipment. Think resistance bands, weights and more!
In line with the recent circuit breaker measures, this Swedish furniture retailer has closed both of its physical stores in Queenstown and Tampines. While you might be unable to browse its collection in-person, you can definitely still shop online. So if you’ve always wanted to tackle a new project or spruce up the home with some new furnishings, now’s your chance.
Soul & Tables
This online furniture store has always operated online, even with the opening of its showroom in Tan Boon Liat building. So, you can bet that Soul and Tables will still be operating during this tough period!
Another online furniture store we love, Castlery is not only operating as usual, but has several sales going on at the minute. Been eyeing a piece of furniture for a long time? Well, no better time than the present!
ART & CRAFTS
Low on craft supplies? Though craft stores around the island are closed due to the government’s circuit breaker measures, that doesn’t mean you can’t still shop online. Check out Paper Market for all your essentials! To encourage customers to stay at home, the store has a Stay Home Challenge with craft boxes and kits that come with everything you need. The little ones will love crafting their own stacked animal necklaces, sparkle charm bracelets and more.
As one of the oldest crafts stores in Singapore, Spotlight has been our go-to art and crafts supply store for years. You can still shop online and pick out kits and projects for the little ones to work on, fabric and other haberdashery items you need.
If you’re looking to source materials like clay, paint, crayons and more, Overjoyed has a wide range of art supplies for you to choose from – from fine art materials to markers and pens, and more. It also has a page full of ideas if you run out of any to do with the kids that’s certainly worth exploring!
Looking for cute stationery and gifts for the kids to brighten their day? Klosh has a variety of fun knick-knacks that the young ‘uns might enjoy, including a variety of adorable washi tape. If you’re keen to start a new project, pick up a scrapbook kit to join in on crafting with the kids. Great for bonding with the little ones!
Art Friend has a comprehensive catalogue of every art and crafts material you could ever want. And though the circuit breaker measures are in place, we can still purchase our go-to items on its online webshop. Plus, if you’re really familiar with the type of tools you need, you can even put in a request with the sales team directly either via email or Whatsapp. Talk about personalised shopping!
We love a good book and adding new finds to our collection, and Book Depository is a fantastic way to get your hands on them! It also has books to help with home learning, and plenty of recommendations for each member of the family. The best part? Discounts on the books you’ve always wanted.
Good news for those who love Japanese comics: Kinokuniya is still operating its online bookstore for you to get your hands on titles you’d like to read. The bookstore is also the official retailer for Studio Ghibli merchandise – you might want to check that out after watching all of its films on Netflix.
If you’re looking for supplementary workbooks for the kids to work on, or a new fiction bestseller for you to while your time away during this circuit breaker period, check out Go Guru. In conjunction with Times Bookstore, Go Guru has novels of every genre, textbooks and assessment books for the little ones and even some toys and games for the family. Another homeschooling tool for you!
Looking to purchase second-hand books at a fraction of the original cost, and donate to charity at the same time? Check out local online book retailer, Thryft! It has classics, textbooks, novels and more for you and the tykes. Now all we need is a cup of tea and we’re all set…
Need to get your fix of local fiction and literature novels? BooksActually is one of Singapore’s independent bookstores and we always look forward to popping into their store at Yong Siak Street. Thankfully, its online bookstore is still up and running as per usual, so you can still peruse its collection of novels for your next go-to read.
If you’re looking for a new board game for family game night or indoor activity for the kids, Toys”R”Us has plenty of options and more! Plus, the toy retailer is offering free delivery on orders $35 and above. And, they’re having a clearance sale now, so get shopping!
Got a little one who’s obsessed with Lego? Get your Lego sets from Bricks World, a Lego-certified store – you know you’ll be getting the real deal. Now with all this time at home, the kids can start working on their new Lego project: the massive Death Star, or maybe the new Fiat 500. Psst, you can even pre-order the new Super Mario set!
The Better Toy Store
We love shopping for kids’ toys at The Better Toy Store, and though its physical stores have closed, you can still shop away. You can bet we’ll be taking advantage of that, because we love their range of well-designed toys for the little ones. Take your pick from toys for all ages, craft sets or kids’ furniture – and enjoy free shipping for orders above $40 during this circuit breaker period!
Are your little ones bored? Entertain them with a toy or two from Little Llama. This toy store specialises in toys for young children from babies to seven-year-olds. Its range of toys is curated by child development professionals such as speech and language therapists. We love!
We love playing board games at home with the kids. Whether we’re working together as a team or playing against each other, we always have tons of fun on board game nights. If you’re looking to expand your board game collection, check out ToyTag for some suggestions! Psst, the little ones can join in, too.
We bet you didn’t think you could get fresh food from Shopee (we definitely didn’t)… and at a perfect time, too. Shop with Shopee this April and score daily bundle deals and food and beverage products at low prices. Think kale, blueberries, eggs and more – score!
Our go-to for online grocery shopping is now everyone’s go-to during this circuit breaker period, which means delivery slots are hard to come by but we can only hope for the best. Thankfully, RedMart has now doled out measures to ensure everyone gets a fair chance, like how delivery slots are assigned by address.
Can’t get your groceries delivered because there aren’t any delivery slots? Here’s another option to consider: Cold Storage! Just enter your postcode to see if there are any delivery slots and hey presto, you’re on your way to getting fresh food delivered to your doorstep.
The Meat Club
If you’re looking for quality meat, check out The Meat Club! It sources its delicious meat products from Australia, and it also has a wicked roast pumpkin and chickpea patties if you’re looking for a veggie option. Yum!
If you have a newborn at home and are in need of essentials, Pupsik Studio has an extensive range of baby products from a wide range of brands. The store also has tons of kid-friendly products from toys, books and more for you to choose from.
British retailer for baby products Mothercare not only has a web store, but has teamed up with Lazada, making it easy for shoppers like us to purchase its products. Psst, if you’ve received a gift voucher that expires in April or May, not to worry – you’ll get a two-month extension to June or July.
Expecting a baby and want to take this time to set up your nursery? Little Baby has a range of essentials for you to consider. For mums of little ones, the store also has activity mats, toys, books and more for your tots to develop their motor skills. Plus, check out its range of products for yourself, too!
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