Many travelers stop in Singapore en-route to Australia and New Zealand, and some may stay a little longer and explore this little red dot. When it comes to sourcing uniquely Singaporean gifts and souvenirs, there are plenty to choose from ranging from bespoke candles, cute merchandise for kids, and food. There’s even jewelry and craft beer for moms and dads! Shop online or head down to Design Orchard for an integrated retail experience of all things local. The Gallery Store at National Gallery Singapore also stocks lots of Singapore gifts and souvenirs!
Here are our top picks of one-of-a-kind gift items in Singapore that Little Steps loves. Let’s #supportlocal always!
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Founded in 2019, Table Matters stocks a diverse range of tableware designs that are made with high-quality ceramic certified for safe use under international standardization. Designs at Table Matters range from hand-painted plates with floral motifs to ceramic dessert plates fashioned with Japanese-inspired Blue Waves that mimic the ebb and flow of the ocean. Every piece of tableware at Table Matters is crafted from clay that is fired and glazed into a high polish. This means that the SGS and US FDA-certified dining ware can be used with peace of mind in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher, and are lead and cadmium-free. Table Matters also have a range of vibrant Peranakan-tile coasters which are so gorgeous that every household needs them!
Table Matters, 80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade, #B1-83B, Singapore 449269, +65 8488 8581, www.tablematters.sg
How adorable is this delicious gift set? Little Bearnie, a local e-shop, has put together a Singapore Local Foodies gift set that will have everyone excited! What's included in this yummy gift set? - 1 x Silicone Singapore Local Foodies Bib (Colour of your choice), 1 x Singapore Local Foodies Swaddle, and 1 x Teething Clip Set (Design of your choice). It's all packaged up in an amazing Gift Box including a blank gift card to write that special message.
Little Bearnie, https://www.littlebearnie.com
Indian Spicebox is a Singapore-born brand focused on bringing the magic and flavor of Indian food into more homes. With a variety of beautifully packaged organic spices, Indian Spicebox offers a great range of unique gifts. For each product sold, Indian Spicebox through its partnership with Annamrita, a charitable organization in India, helps fund hot meals for underprivileged school children. Indian Spicebox has funded a quarter-million meals so far, with a goal to fund 1 million hot meals by 2025. These gorgeous products that give back make for meaningful gifts for any occasion.
Designed in Singapore, Photo Phactory's range of unique Singaporean souvenirs depict the island's rich heritage is reimagined through a series of colorful prints, each taking inspiration from different aspects of our multicultural landscape. Their Peranakan collection of lifestyle products like trays, coasters as well as clothing, is absolutely gorgeous, depicting its rich heritage. All products are imbued with various patterns and floral designs, these features were a popular decor feature in the households of many traditional Singaporean homes, dating as far back as the 60s. Shop the range here.
Brewerkz helped kickstart Singapore's craft beer story in 1997. Bringing full-flavoured fun to the local indie beverage scene, Brewerkz’s constant flow of tasty experimental beers are a product of their love for exploration and a passion for the artisanal craft. As a true original, this home-grown brand is dedicated to creating exciting experiences to tickle the senses of craft beer lovers anywhere in the world. Their Commemorative Brews spells everything unique about Singapore and the Islander Series is our fave!
Candles of Light specializes in botanic natural-based perfumes and their scents are created, blended, and crafted by hand from their studio right here in Singapore. Their core botanical scent range is inspired by the different times of day and is created to evoke joy, inspiration, and relaxation. Each of their scented elixirs is carefully blended by hand in small batches, using only the finest natural and organic raw materials. As part of giving back, a portion of proceeds from their Work From Home (WFH) candle range is funneled into supporting Second Meal, a Singaporean initiative to provide meals for those in need. Shop the full range here.
Candles of Light, www.candlesoflight.com
EDEN + ELIE is a design-led, socially conscious jewelry brand based in Singapore. They develop individuals from communities in need into skilled artisans, empowering them to support themselves and live independently. Pairing traditional bead-weaving techniques with modern materials and meaningful design, their pieces are made for the contemporary woman. They honor centuries-old traditions of making things by hand through modern pieces inspired by heritage. In a world proliferated with industrialized products, their jewelry is a testament to slower times when love was embedded in beautiful, meticulously crafted heirloom pieces.
Eden + Elie, www.edenandelie.com
LILO started off with producing Ikan Bilis (small white anchovies) Powder that's specially created to enhance the flavor of food with 100% goodness from Ikan Bilis. Only the best premium quality ikan bilis is used. They are washed and soaked before slow baking into golden brown perfection, The baked ikan bilis are then grinded into powder for easy and convenient usage. No MSG or preservatives and salt are added, just 100% Ikan Bilis goodness and nothing else. Ikan Bilis is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals that help in maintaining good health. It contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Anchovies are a good source of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K and it's also a source of DHA. These powders are easy and convenient to use to prepare a nutritious meal for the family! Lovingly made in Singapore.
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