Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for someone in Singapore? As most Singaporeans are food lovers, the old adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach may be your best Christmas gifting guide; and scientific research shows that food is also a way to a women’s heart. The Ordinary Patrons’s list of Christmas Gift Ideas for Singapore 2017 should help to bring some happiness to the gourmets who enjoy the finer things in life and the gourmands who enjoy eating and drinking in large amounts.
For the Chocoholic
Chocolate is a luxurious and indulgent gift which has the power to delight. Pamper the chocolate lover by sending an exciting box of special chocolates.
The unique work of Janice Wong would make a very good gift for a chocolate lover. Singapore’s very own chef and artist has a whole range of gift boxes from the Box of 5 Singapore Signature Series for $25 to the Box of 25 Assortment for $75.
Janice Wong Singapore Restaurant
93 Stamford Road
National Museum Singapore, 01-06
Tel: +65 97125338
The Dark Gallery
The Dark Gallery
Millenia Walk #01-K5
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6255 0368
For the Dessert Lovers
A Christmas gift idea that will bring cheer and good mood to a dessertarian – wonderful desserts gift boxes.
Amiral Atelier Paragon makes delicious cakes and their beautiful dessert gift boxes make great gifts.
Amiral Atelier Paragon
290 Orchard Road,
Paragon Shopping Centre, B1-25
Tel: +65 6338 9248
Nesuto Patisserie and Cafe has interesting and delicious cakes and pastries that will tempt even those who may not normally fancy desserts. Nesuto’s Christmas Catalogue includes a variety of Christmas log cakes, tarts and choux puffs.
Nesuto Patisserie and Cafe
53 Tras Street, #01-01
Tel: +65 6920 2922
For the True Singaporean Gourmand
For a Singaporean who loves food, an all you can eat buffet spread is probably the best present in life.
Shin Minori 新稔り is a Japanese Restaurant popular for its a la carte buffet. Its menu has more than 100 items ranging from sushi and sashimi to teppanyaki and tempura. Shin Minori has outlets in UE Square & Katong Square and offers a range of dining gift vouchers.
Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a sophisticated all-day-dining restaurant known for its extensive buffet presentations. Chope Vouchers for Melt can be purchased here.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
For the True Blue Gourmet
The gourmet wants refined preparations, aesthetic presentations and great dining experience. The best gift for the gourmet may be for him or her to enjoy your charming company over dinner in a sophisticated restaurant.
Shinji by Kanesaka
Shinji By Kanesaka had been consistently rated as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore. The restaurant is small and intimate. Dining at Shinji By Kanesaka St Regis should be a real treat even for the most discerning gourmet.
Shinji by Kanesaka
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel (St. Regis): +65 6884 8239
JAAN is a modern French restaurant in Singapore that is a top restaurant in so many ways. Perched on Level 70 of the hotel tower at Raffles City, JAAN offers breath-taking views and aesthetically pleasing food which should satisfy even the most discriminating palates.
Level 70, Equinox Complex
Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6837 3322
For the Closet Alcoholic
Don’t just send a bottle of wine but take him out for a good meal with great wine. That will be one of the coolest gifts for wine lovers and the best part is that you get to enjoy it too.
Dining in Caveau Bar at Shaw Centre will be like drinking and eating in a wine cellar. The food is good and their award-winning sommeliers can find something for everyone – from novice to connoisseurs.
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #01-12
Tel: +65 6737 2622
Wine & Chef
Wine & Chef has an eclectic mix of cuisines and affordable wines; with more fancy wines to be found in the cellar.
Wine & Chef
7 Keong Saik Road
For the Chef Wannabe
A gift certificate to a cooking class may be the one of the best Christmas Gift Ideas for Singapore Gourmets or Gourmands; you can reap rich returns if he turns out to be good at whipping up new delicious dishes for you.
Coriander Leaf at CHIJMES is a popular restaurant with a culinary education arm. It offers courses that teaches how to cook a myriad of cuisines, ranging from Vietnamese and Thai dishes to Sichuan delicacies and Singapore street food.
#02-01 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street
Tel: +65 6532 3357
The Providore is a mega cafe in OUE Downtown with a large Cooking Studio. They conduct hands-on cooking classes, chocolate making workshops and baking classes.
The Providore Downtown
OUE Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way #B1-07
Tel: +65 6431 7600
For the Food Instagramers
A good Christmas gift for one who cares more about the number of likes on his Instagram account than the number of Michelin star of a restaurant may be simply dining in a stylish place which will ensure plenty to envy-inducing pictures.
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather, located in shophouse in Amoy Street with skylights which allows natural light to pour into the beautifully decorated trendy space, is an Instagram worthy garden-themed cafe. The food is good too.
Birds of a Feather
115 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 6221 7449
Curious Palette looks quite beautiful in an effortless casual way. The well spaced skylights will help photos of their nicely plated dishes look even better.
64 Prinsep Street
Tel : +65 62381068
Another Christmas gift idea if you are shopping for a keen photographers would be accessories like bags. There are camera bags so stylish and attractive that even those without a camera may want one. Other than the usual camera accessories shops, you can buy camera bags online from sites like ETSY.
Food Hampers & Gift Cards
If you still cannot decide on the ideal Christmas present or it is too late to get the gift you have planned for, food hampers or dining gift cards are always safe bets.
Awfully Chocolate Hampers
Almost everyone who loves food will find something to like in an Awfully Chocolate Hamper. Pick your items from their many outlets all over Singapore or buy online.
Mandarin Oriental Gift Cards
A great Christmas gift idea for Singapore would be the gift of Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, Michelin-starred cuisine and award-winning spas all wrapped into a Mandarin Oriental Gift Card. Webpage
Chope Gift Card
If after going through various lists if Christmas Gift Ideas for Singapore and you are still drawing a blank – just give your recipient a choice by giving a Chope Gift Card which she can use in over 200 top restaurants on Chope reservations platform. Available in multiple denominations. Get them here.
Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas