Christmas Gift Ideas for Singapore Gourmets and Gourmands

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.

Christmas Gifts

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.

Janice Wong

Janice Wong for Christmas Gifts

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.

The flagship restaurant is Janice Wong National Museum Restaurant but her chocolates are also available at her confectionery at Paragon and her online store.

Janice Wong Singapore Restaurant
93 Stamford Road
National Museum Singapore, 01-06
Singapore 178897

Tel: +65 97125338

The Dark Gallery

Chocolate of The Dark Gallery

A gift from the dark side that a Chocoholic will appreciate. The Dark Gallery focuses on dark chocolates and they have special Limited Edition Christmas Bonbons at $3.50/piece, $31.50/box of 9.

The Dark Gallery
Millenia Walk #01-K5
9 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039596

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

Amiral Atelier

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
Singapore 238859

Tel: +65 6338 9248

Nesuto Patisserie

Nesuto Patisserie

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
Singapore 078992

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

Shin Minori Katong Square

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 Cafe

Melt Cafe Christmas

Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a sophisticated all-day-dining restaurant known for its extensive buffet presentations.

Melt Café
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039797

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

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
Lobby Floor
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247911

Tel (St. Regis): +65 6884 8239


JAAN Restaurant Singapore

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
Singapore 178882

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.

Caveau Bar

Caveau Bar

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.

Caveau Bar
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #01-12
Singapore 228208

Tel: +65 6737 2622

Wine & Chef

Wine & Chef

Wine & Chef has an eclectic mix of cuisines and affordable wines; with more fancy wines to be found in the cellar.

Chope Reservations

Wine & Chef
7 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089115

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

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.

Coriander Leaf 
#02-01 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street
Singapore 187996

Tel: +65 6532 3357


The Providore

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
Singapore 068815

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 Cafe

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.

Chope Reservations

Birds of a Feather
115 Amoy Street

Tel: +65 6221 7449

Curious Palette

TOP Pancake Places

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.

Curious Palette
64 Prinsep Street
Singapore 188667

Tel : +65 62381068

Camera Bag

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

Awfully Chocolate Christmas 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.

Pantler Hampers

Pantler Bakery Cafe Telok Ayer

Pantler’s cakes and pastries not only look alluring good, they are delicious as well. They have special Christmas Hampers at $28 (small) and $98 (large). Order online here.

Mandarin Oriental Gift Cards

Cherry Garden

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.

Christmas 2017

Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas

The Ordinary Patrons
Singapore Food Blog by Ordinary People looking for Places to Eat

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