Whether it’s a pressie for grandma who loves to cook or your fashionable, cafe-hopping sibling, these fail-safe choices are bound to bring a smile to their faces.


From top left: Cookies cutters, Durian coin tray, Jamie’s Italian hamper, 23litres

Meri Meri X’Mas Cookie Cutters

These adorable cookie cutters of Rudolph and Santa will be a great addition to any home baker’s baking tools. Who knows? You might also receive freshly baked cookies of the duo for next year’s Christmas.  $17.50 from Gallery & Co. National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road. Tel: 6385 6683


Aspiring vintners can now make their own wine in sunny Singapore with 23litres. Each of the 11 easy to use wine kits boasts different avours and comes with 5-litres of grape juice concentrate, yeast, stabiliser, a ning agent, a 30-litre barrel with an airlock and all necessary accessories to make 23 litres of ne, homemade wine (approx. 11% ABV).  $230 from 23liters.com

Jamie’s Italian Christmas Hamper

Build home chefs a customised Christmas hamper filled with Jamie Oliver’s snazzy merchandise. Pick from a selection of cool items including his pasta essential set ($49.90), terracotta tapas dishes ($43.90), and more. Festive wrapping service is also available, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping it yourself.  Jamie’s Italian, #01-01/04 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road.  Tel: 6655 7676

Durian Coin Dish

Made of resin and iron, this sturdy durian-shaped coin dish is an absolute stunner that will spiff up your foodie friends’ new apartment. Available in both rose gold and gold.  $29.90 from meykrsstore.com (additional $3.50 for shipping)


From left: Kaya and Kopi-o cushion, Penguin wine rack, Iced gems salt and pepper shakers.

Iced Gems Salt & Pepper Shakers Set

Anyone who grew up in Singapore is bound to love this handcrafted salt and pepper shakers resemble our favourite ice gems treat. Made from ceramic, the icing and biscuits are separable and makes for a perfect dining table centrepiece. $9.90 from lovesg.sg (additional $1.50 for shipping)

Kaya toast & Kopi-o Cushion Cover

Profess your love with this adorable cushion cover. Promising to melt your beau’s heart is the uber cheesy but cute line– “You’re the Kaya Toast to my Kopi-O”–printed on it. The cover is measured to t the standard 50cmx50cm IKEA cushions.  $28 from shop.wheniwasfour.com

Penguin Wine Rack

A gift eco-friendly oenophiles will appreciate. Designed by Choi Jinyoung of Conte Bleu, this ethical wine rack is made from birch plywood and arrives in a at pack for you to assemble. It’s so popular, the Reindeer design is currently out of stock.  $39.90 from naiise.com (additional $4 for shipping)