5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Christmas 2023

The Christmas season holds a special place in my heart, brimming with generosity, happiness, and the desire to bring joy to children and those young at heart.

Although the spirit of giving is boundless, the constraints of our budgets frequently set limitations. The pressure to discover the ideal gift can be overwhelming, especially when our wallets are a bit leaner than we’d like. Nonetheless, the genuine magic of Christmas isn’t in the price tag. Its magic dwells in the thought and love behind the gift.

On that note, here are 5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Christmas 2023:


Starbucks presents perfect, budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas with their delightful Blissful Homecoming Collection. Drawing inspiration from vintage book cover illustrations and the heartwarming tale of Santa and his little companions, this collection is a wonderful way to kickstart the festive season. With a charming design featuring gold accents and classic holiday colors like red, green, and blue, the Blissful Homecoming Collection offers an array of drinkware, including mugs, cold cups, and tumblers.

Standouts in their holiday collection include the affordable Starbucks Holiday Red Cup Ornament (i.e., S$7.90, previously S$15.90), Starbucks Welcome to the Holiday Home Tumbler 16oz (i.e., S$21.60, previously S$30.90), and Starbucks Little Holiday Friends Water Bottle 18oz (i.e., S$14.90, previously S$29.90).


Have a delightful foodie in your life? Treat them to a feast with a Chope e-gift card. Load it up with S$30, S$50, S$80, or S$100, and your lucky recipient will be able to purchase their choice of dining vouchers from over 1,000 cafés, restaurants, and bars listed on Chope’s website or app.

Add your personal twist! Pick from four virtual card designs complete with tongue-in-cheek food-related quotes and add your personalized message at no extra cost. Score your e-gift card at giftcards.chope.co today.


Whether you’re creating a revitalizing solo bath time or a romantic couple’s spa, Lush has you covered with their charming bath bombs. Festive delights come in cute designs like reindeer, penguins, and magical Santa shapes. Christmas-themed products start at S$13. Personally, I recommend the candy cane and snow bear bath bombs.

Lush provides a fantastic alternative to bath bombs with their shower gel series, featuring fragrances like Berry Berry Christmas and Snow Fairy.


Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked Famous Amos cookies wafting through the air? It’s a foolproof choice that will delight any recipient. I even take a whiff whenever I pass by the store!

The well-loved cookie brand has once again come up with a series of Christmas gift tins and boxes, all bearing cute designs featuring snowmen, reindeers, and other festive motifs. Some of the tins even come shaped like gingerbread men, stars, and Christmas trees. Select from a variety of flavors, including but not limited to original chocolate chip, butterscotch chip and pecan, and white chocolate chip.

Christmas Gift Tins from an affordable S$13.30. Check out the full collection and make your purchase here or via their 15 outlets island-wide.


Everyone needs bath and body care products – after all, you do need to shower at some point – and you can’t go wrong with the pretty, practical sets from The Body Shop. While toiletries might seem like a common gift, the plethora of scent choices, item combinations, and different types of packaging available here allow you to thoughtfully choose something that’s best suited to your giftee’s personality and preferences.

Image Credits: thebodyshop.com

A simple body care gift set comprising shower cream and body butter starts from a wallet-friendly S$16, while bigger pouch sets with additional items like hand cream and festive fragrances can go up to around S$100. Individual Christmas gifts start at S$10, and I have my eye on the S$15 Cherries & Cheer Shower Gel 250ml.

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Experience the First-Ever Christmas Eve Street Party on Orchard Road Starting Nov 16

Mark your calendars! This year’s highly anticipated Orchard Road Christmas light-up, officially named “Christmas On A Great Street,” is set to kick off on November 16, 2023. The festivities will include three enchanting Great Christmas Villages and, for the first time in forever – a Christmas Eve street party.

The groundbreaking street party on Christmas Eve will span from Paterson Junction to Bideford Junction and is scheduled to take place from 8 pm to 12:30 am. Attendees can anticipate a spectacular showcase featuring performances by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Command Band from Swiss Cottage Secondary School, captivating dance performances, lively Christmas caroling, Meet & Greet sessions with Santa Claus, DJ live sets, and a bustling Christmas Market teeming with food trucks offering a diverse array of delicious treats. Gather your loved ones, as the evening will culminate in a thrilling countdown to Christmas Day and the New Year.


The Great Street will greet you with illuminating displays that will extend from Orchard Road to the area outside Plaza Singapura, boasting a dreamy theme adorned with LED cloud installations, teddy bears, and candy canes. In a commitment to sustainability, organizers aim to further reduce their carbon footprint by repurposing past years’ LED lights and decorations and installing solar panels to power two Christmas set pieces.


This year’s celebration will host three Great Christmas Villages, each brimming with carnival rides, games, pop-up stores, and delectable food kiosks. The first village, located at Shaw House Urban Plaza, will be open from November 24, 2023 to Jan 7, 2024. It will feature a double-story carousel and a Ferris wheel. The second village, situated at Plaza Singapura, will showcase a giant bouncy castle, a balloon dome, and craft workshops by Kiztopia. This will operate from Dec 1, 2023 to Jan 1, 2024.

What’s more? The third Christmas Village, positioned at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, will welcome visitors from December 8, 2023 to January 1,2024. It will offer a Euro Swing ride, an arcade, food trucks, and live performances by local buskers and bands.


In a nostalgic nod to the iconic Swing Singapore, this year introduces the inaugural Christmas Eve street party on Orchard Road.

Unlike Swing Singapore, which primarily celebrated National Day and the New Year, this street party will unfold on December 24, 2023, from 8 pm to 12:30 am along Orchard Road. Revelers can enjoy dance performances, Christmas caroling, Santa Meet & Greet sessions, a Christmas Market, food trucks, and a thrilling countdown to Christmas. Bring your friends along!


For enthusiasts of augmented reality (AR) projections, Hilton Singapore Orchard will host a mesmerizing 3D illustration on the hotel’s facade. Additional AR displays will adorn 25 glass panels along the pedestrian walkway from ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery.

Immerse yourself in captivating, augmented reality displays running from November 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024. The inaugural installation at Hilton Singapore Orchard will showcase outdoor augmented reality projections in 3D through the PopAR Live app on our phones. The second projection can be enjoyed on 25 glass panels along the walkway from ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery.

Image Credits: Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA)

Immerse yourself even more in the holiday spirit as, on the eve of both Christmas and New Year, a festive clock display will enhance the celebratory atmosphere. Feel free to take some pictures!

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How to Create a Strong Christmas Budget

Do you want to scale back on Christmas spending this 2022? Money might be tight this year or you just want to save more. Here is how you can enjoy the holiday season on a budget! Discover our top ways to save money with these money-saving ideas.


A Christmas budget will help dictate your spending habits. Start by listing your monthly income. All money your household brings in each month is income. This will include your side jobs. Then, write down your expenses.

Include all gifting expenses, saving goals, essentials, and non-essentials such as entertainment and restaurant budget. Lastly, you must subtract your expenses from your income to equal zero. Having zero as the end amount means that every dollar needs a job! There will be no room for accidental spending as every dollar will be put to effective use.


Do not wait for the best year-end promotions to start your Christmas shopping. Sales come all year long! Grab Christmas decorations on clearance in February. When you are mindful of your list throughout the year, you will be able to spread out you’re spending and stress.

If you missed the chance of shopping early this year, remember that January 2023 provides another opportunity!


As the old saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.” The thought of spending time together is better than any physical gift. You can save money this year by being intentional and present in whatever way you can. Value experiences over gifts and clutter.


Cut down your gift list! Trim down the list because you are obliged to give to everyone in your social circles. You have to be strategic when it comes to choosing whom to give your presents to. You cannot just pass gifts around at a family gathering and skip some people.

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Instead of charging your Christmas gifts to a credit card, reduce your expenses by buying gift cards or by using cash. Having cash will ensure that you are mindful with your spending. Stick to your shopping list and your budget! This avoids credit card bill shock in January. You do not want to start the year by paying interest on your debts.


Buying online will ensure that you skip the transportation fee. You can even have the gift delivered directly to your recipient. If you are buying gifts online, look for flash sales and coupon codes. Often, you will be rewarded with a percentage off. Just make sure that you are buying from a reputable website.


Consider making presents instead of buying them. It is best to stock up on craft items while they are on sale. If you plan to create handmade Christmas gifts, start earlier in the year. You can make gift baskets, soaps, bath salts, baking mixes, and succulents.

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Let your kids join your Christmas DIY activities to ignite their creativity and awaken the spirit of Christmas!

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40+ F&B deals for the ultimate Christmas celebration

Prepare the reindeers, this the season to be jolly! As we ramp up to the most wonderful time of the year, we have rounded up these top 40+ F&B Deals for the ultimate Christmas celebration!

Starting off with dessert (our fav!), these 8 Best Cakes, Logcakes and Other Yuletide Treats will definitely pass the gram and vibe check at your next party. Also impress with these 4 Huge Christmas Feasts for the Big Parties that are always Ready-to-eat!

Take a break from all that turkey with these Top 12 Christmas Seafood & Meat Feasts, including Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek Daube, Alaskan king crab and more. Didn’t manage to book your tickets to Japan? Head over to these 9 places for A Japanese Flair to Christmas.

For the peckish, opt for these 3 High Teas for a Christmas delight, or grab a Christmas snack. Also Hunt for Santa, bask in the Christmas vibes & grab Christmas gifts at these 5 events!

We hope you will find this of interest to share with your audience. Do feel free to approach any one of us should you have any questions, and have a very Merry Christmas!

8 Best Cakes, Logcakes and Other Yuletide Treats


As the season of cheer and merry-making beckons, popular homegrown patisserie LUNA has prepared two spectacular limited-edition items that are bound to sweeten any Yuletide party.

Adorably shaped like a three-tiered Christmas tree, the Triple Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake ($82) is visually apt for the occasion. On a base of almond sponge and crispy feuilletine are three distinct layers, each composed using a different type of chocolate so that every mouthful is indulgent, but not cloying. The luxe bitterness of dark chocolate mousse is offset by sweet caramel milk chocolate mousse, while the peak of yoghurt and cream cheese white chocolate provides a mild tang to alleviate the richness of the whole cake.

Perfect for gifting, the Sweet Celebration Christmas Set ($39) is a curation of four festive items – not sold separately.

  • Hazelnut Paris Brest
  • Chestnut Coffee Tart
  • Orange Cherry Pistachio
  • Apricot Pear Bauble

Order Online: https://luna.sg/ (store pick up and islandwide delivery available)


The most wonderful time of the year is here! Make this Christmas a magical one with Châteraisé, the no. 1 patisserie from Japan with more than 800 stores in Japan and Asia. The 2022 Collection offers 3 new cakes to discover. All the cakes are specially imported from Japan, and made from specially selected fresh ingredients such as water from Hakushu, together with milk and eggs which are delivered directly from contracted farms.

The Xmas Premier Rouge ($52) sees strawberry, raspberry and cassis jelly encased in a cream cheese mousse with a daquoise base and finished with a very festive shiny red glacage. With elegant swirls of matcha cream frosting, the Xmas Japanese Specialty ($45) showcases the best of Japanese ingredients such as matcha, wasanbon, a high quality fine-grained Japanese sugar, houjicha and Hokkaido adzuki beans. Go fruity with the Xmas Mango Dream ($45) which has delicate sponge layered with mango jelly, mango cream and fresh juicy mangoes. Best sellers such as Buche de Noel ($48), Noel Blanc ($48) and Xmas Crispy Chocolate Cake ($50) will return as well.

Châteraisé’s Christmas 2022 Collection is available from 1-25 December 2022 at all stores in Singapore. Pre-orders start from 1 November to 22 December 2022.

From now until 20 December, stand a chance to win a tour package to Hokkaido including air tickets and a 3D2N stay at Châteraisé hotel when you make a paid reservation for a Christmas whole cake! This promotion includes online and in-store reservations and 3 lucky winners will be picked. Don’t miss this chance to win a very special Christmas gift!

Order online: https://chateraisesg.getz.co/

Baristart Coffee

Planning to host a celebration for the holidays? Make it a memorable one with Baristart Coffee’s festive cake, Hokkaido Cheesecake. Light, delicate and hitting just the right note of sweetness, the dessert makes a nice end to your gatherings. The cheesecake is also decorated with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries as well as a gorgeous dusting of icing sugar.

The filling is made with rich full cream Hokkaido BIEI Jersey Milk. This ultra-premium milk ensures the cheesecake is creamy. Cutting through the richness of the cake is a bright lemony hint. The filling goes on top of a golden cookie crumble crust.

Baristart Hokkaido Cheesecake will be available from 9 to 30 December 2022. It is available in 6-inch ($58.80) for takeaway and sliced ($10.80) for dine in options.

Pre-order starts from 1 December. Preorder the 6-inch cake 3 days in advance via WhatsApp 82997365. Self-collection time slots are as follows: 11am – 2pm / 4pm – 7pm. Self-pickup and dine-in (for sliced option) available at Tras Street outlet only. All prices are subject to GST and service charge.

Gokoku Japanese Bakery

Left to right: Valrhona Chocolate Bûche De Noël, Strawberry Bûche De Noël,

Yuzu Bûche De Noël

No Christmas gathering is complete without some sweet endings. Gokoku Japanese Bakery lets the sweet times roll late into the night with their Christmas series of logcakes and macarons. There will be 3 logcake flavours to choose from:

  1. Valrhona Chocolate Bûche De Noël ($48.90)

A favourite from last year, enjoy a mix of textures with this decadent treat marrying Valrhona dark chocolate crémeux, chocolate butter cream and crunchy Valrhona Dulcey pearls, together with chocolate sponge cake.

  1. Strawberry Bûche De Noël ($48.90)

Featuring strawberry chantilly cream, strawberry compote and chantilly mascarpone cream rolled in a soft vanilla sponge cake, this is a great alternative to the usual chocolate logcakes.

  1. Yuzu Bûche De Noël ($48.90) – NEW!

Experience bursts of citrusy flavour from this yuzu-infused logcake encased with torched meringue, which is a new addition to this year’s lineup of logcakes.

The Christmas logcakes are available at all Gokoku Japanese Bakery outlets or preorder via Oddle Eats christmastakeaways.res.com.sg from now till 30 December 2022.

Online orders open from 8 November – 30 December 2022 at the online store, with a simple 3-day advance order system. Simply browse and select, click to pay and collect your items anytime between 22 November 2022 – 2 January 2023. Islandwide delivery is also available.

Ah Mah Homemade Cake

Ah Mah Hazelnut Log Cake

Ah Mah’s lovingly created rendition showcases a light and fluffy chocolate sponge rolled with a rich and nutty hazelnut cream for a decadent festive treat. Available for a limited time only until 31 December 2022.

[Early Bird Special]

Enjoy 20% OFF Ah Mah’s Hazelnut Log Cake at just $15.90 (UP $19.90) for pre-orders made between 28 November to 11 December 2022 only. Collection can be made anytime from 28 November until 31 December 2022.

Order online: https://www.ah-mah.com.sg/

Address: VivoCity (#B2-K7), Paya Lebar Square (#B1-46)

The Hainan Story

While The Hainan Story celebrates heritage Hainanese flavours of Singapore all year round, it is switching things up for a brief bit come Christmas to present specialty Christmas items and treats just for the month of December.

From 1st to 25th December 2022, dig in to merry, festive items like a Champagne Coconut X’mas Log Cake for your Christmas tea time at home or as the perfect gift for house parties. Alternatively, sit down to a full-fledged High Tea Set for two that promises delicious bites and nibbles paired with tea that won’t break the bank at only $9.90 per pax.

Champagne Coconut X’mas Log Cake

Taste a local twist to the staple log cake this year with The Hainan Story’s Champagne Coconut X’mas Log Cake($58 for 500g) that lends a touch of sparkle with champagne concentrate baked into the fluffy coconut sponge cake centre. It is also available at a promotional price of $5.80 per slice*.

Early bird prices begin as early as November:

  1. From 1st to 30th November 2022
    1. Enjoy 10% dine-in/takeaway/online delivery orders
    2. Enjoy 10% + 10% off for OCBC Cardmembers
  2. From 1st to 25th December 2022
    1. Enjoy 10% off for OCBC Cardmembers

*Not valid with any card promotion.


The Hainan Story Chapter 2 (Jewel Changi Airport), The Hainan Story Chapter 1 (Hotel Boss), The Hainan Story Introduction (Hillion Mall)

Earle Swensen’s

Celebrations are made bigger and better with Earle Swensen’s! Right in time for the upcoming festivities and perfect for get-togethers throughout the year, introducing the latest Big Swensen’s Sundae. Indulge in a decadent giant sundae filled with delicious ice cream and a whole lot of fun! Available in 3 flavours – The Unicorn, Pink on Fleek and The Chocasaurus, and good for 5 to 6 pax.

Earle Swensen’s salad bar is back at VivoCity! Mix and match one’s favourites and savour their latest menu specials such as The Earle’s IMPOSSIBLE Burger with an inclusive plant-based patty, The Buff Burger stacked with a juicy beef patty, Truffle Mushroom Pizza and Pan Seared Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce.

For more information, please visit: https://www.earleswensens.com.sg/

Joy Luck Teahouse

Sweeten up your Christmas with Joy Luck Teahouse’s Festive Egg Tart Set, featuring 2 boxes of 6 egg tarts, comprising of a variety of flavours including Lychee Popping Joy, Pandan, Dark Chocolate, Original Cookie, Original Flaky and seasonal favourite Egg Tart Made with KITKAT®, that is back for a limited time only!

Great for gatherings, Joy Luck Teahouse’s Festive Egg Tart Set is the perfect gift of joy and luck for this season of merriment! At just $26.80 (UP $30.80), the set also comes with Christmas toppers on Egg Tart Made with KITKAT® to jazz up photos and a reusable bag to complete the Christmas theme for this set.

The Festive Egg Tart Set is available from 1 to 31 Dec 2022, at the following 5 Joy Luck Teahouse outlets: Chinatown (274 South Bridge Road), ION Orchard (#B4-61), Bugis Junction (#B1-K25), Junction 8 (#B1-03/03A), and Plaza Singapura (#B2-26).

The 5 Huge Christmas Feasts for the Big Parties that are always Ready-to-eat

CaterCo Concepts

This holiday, CaterCo Concepts has cooked up a splendid seasonal Christmas menu ready for the most joyful pickings.

The Christmas Buffet Menu will feed a minimum of 30 guests ($35.88+ per pax) with the most festive flavours like Sauteed Prawns sweetened further with white clam sauce and Baked Dory texturized with a herb crust and tangy tomato coulis. The Chicken Stroganoff Shepherd’s Pie is the quintessential holiday favourite with juicy chicken chunks baked under a blanket of fluffy whipped potato while the Seafood Aglio Olio tosses perfectly al dente pasta with indulgent mixed seafood.

To headline the show, you can also add on the Festive Centrepieces which will get your guests snapping away, especially the Cheese & Charcuterie Box ($88.80+) that curates a medley of cheeses like cheddar and Emmental with smoked salmon, nuts, dried fruit, fig jam and lavash sticks for nibbling. There are also three types of Wellingtons to spoil your guests, made from Beef ($98.80+), Salmon ($99.80+) or Spinach and Mushroom ($78.80+) as you prefer.

For seafood lovers, the Cold Seafood Platter ($188.80+) is the perfect way to whet the appetite with treasures of the sea, presenting a spread of chilled prawns, scallops, black mussels, crayfish and snapper ceviche, served with a side dipping sauce of Thai green chilli and cocktail sauce.

The sweetest end comes with the Sweet Tooth that brings treats of the season. The Chocolate Banana Bread & Butter Pudding ($42.80+) is an indulgent spin on a classic pudding using the popular combination of chocolate and banana while the Pandan Grandeur Log Cake ($88.80+) laces the Christmas classic with a local element of fragrant pandan sponge and gula melaka mousse.

Online Orders: http://www.caterco.com.sg

Kelly’s Singapore

This Christmas, make it one to remember with good food and even fonder memories with Kelly’s! Premiering a series of easy-to-heat-up items that can be heated up easily in the the oven, Kelly’s aims to make Christmas lunchs and dinners with your closest and dearest an idyllic one.

Showstopper items include the Knuckle Combo ($30.90 for 4-6 pax, pre-order required) that comes with a whole German pork knuckle and a side of Arabiki pork sausages for the hearty porky feast. For something out of the ordinary, cut into crackling layers of the Stout-infused Pork Knuckle ($29.90 for 2-3 pax) to reveal juicy tender meat laced with a fragrant veil of Guinness black stout! An Asian taste comes in the form of the lips-smacking KBBQ Gochujang Pork Ribs ($29.90 for 2-3 pax) where delectable pork ribs marinated with a sweet and savoury umami Korean gochujang sauce that will have you licking your fingers.

Other festive items to order from Kelly’s include Tuscany Truffle Hams, Black Pepper Rib-eye Roast Beef, Premium Sausage Combo of Truffle Sauage, Chicken Bockwurst Sausages, Chicken Cheese Cocktail Sausages, and the Kelly’s Classic Combo of Roast Turkey, a German Pork Knuckle, a Honey Baked Ham!

Above festive specials are sold chilled and available at Singapore’s FairPrice outlets as well as its online retail platforms.

Pre-order items here: https://www.fairprice.com.sg/christmas/xmas-deli/

NTUC FairPrice Finest

Make it a novel Christmas this year with FairPrice Finest as it brings to the table an extensive variety of the seasons’ best traditions and gourmet selections. Celebrating in style, in every sense of the word, is made easy with Finest!

Expect a specially curated range of well-loved seasonal classics such as turkeys, hams, premium cold cuts, cheeses, and panettone, to new and unique options to spice up the festivities with roast duck and plant-based alternatives. For the discerning gourmand, enjoy over 14 varieties of cut cheeses and more than 90 different types of natural and processed cheese to choose from across all FairPrice Finest stores. Go plant-based with over 10 brands including the Finest Exclusive Green Rebel range of products. Green Rebel is a local brand crafted using authentic Indonesian recipes. Find one’s favourite Panettone from 8 different brands and over 20 variants to make the holidays extra festive with this traditional Christmas dessert! Not forgetting the endless possibilities of thoughtful gifts to shower loved ones with, from bespoke hampers to giftbox sets and more.

With 34 FairPrice Finest stores across Singapore, shoppers can easily elevate their Christmas feasts with everything they need for a gourmet experience and a splendid celebration to remember! The array of options is aplenty, from pocket-friendly to posh spreads to suit every budget and taste preference.

FairPrice Finest Christmas catalogue can be viewed here: https://www.fairprice.com.sg/christmas/finest-catalogue/

NTUC FairPrice

Christmas is soon upon us again and for those looking to create the most memorable Christmas yet, look no further than FairPrice for all one’s holiday needs.

Offering not just better value, but a unique variety of items for the most joyous time of the year, enjoy a Christmas feast to remember with FairPrice! Because eating well does not necessarily need to be expensive, enjoy frozen oysters with Lumpfish roe, (often referred to as the caviar of the north), at about just $3.00 each. Want to discover more of such affordable indulgence? Shop at over 100 FairPrice stores and 9 FairPrice Xtra outlets across Singapore today!

Snag Christmas roasts, hams, and cakes all in one place. Cherry pick from a selection of over 130 items, with close to 30 hearty options under $30, and close to 70 decadent treats below $50 and more! Beyond the festive usuals, there will also be grocery essentials and seasonal promotions to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. The supermarket chain is set to unveil an exceptional range of festive offerings with extensive Christmas feast sets, halal-certified assortments for a more inclusive celebration, plant-based lines, and a medley of snacks and beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

FairPrice Christmas catalogue can be viewed here: https://www.fairprice.com.sg/christmas/super-catalogue/

Swiss Butchery

Tis the season to be merry and Swiss Butchery wants to help you get there with epicurean curations of its finest. Entertain with its festive feasts consisting of selected signature roasts, hams and sausages and have a jolly good time with loved ones for the season! Have a fuss-free and impressive festive spread ready within minutes and skip all the hassle of food preparation and cooking with Swiss Butchery.

Three curated sets await with all the delicious treats you will need for the perfect family feasts, each cooked, chilled and vacuum packed and sealed for freshness. When you’re ready to dig in, simply re-heat it in the oven and the Christmas feast of your dreams is ready to serve!

Gifts of Gold Set ($188, UP $248 – save $60) Good for 3 – 4 pax, highlights of the set include a Roasted Whole Turkey of 4.5 – 5kg, complete with Pork Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Baked Ham, Spicy Italian Pork Sausages and Cheesy Ham Balls with Jalapeno, all with a delectable side of Cranberry Sauce.
Christmas Feast Set ($68, UP $108 – save $40) Good for 3 – 4 pax as well, the set contains two Honey Roast Chickens of 1kg each, Truffle Ham and Spicy Italian Pork Sausages.
Gifts of Myrrh Set ($148, UP $198 – save $50) Good for 2 – 3 pax, the set brings classic tastes of Christmas with a Roasted Whole Turkey of 4.5 – 5 kg, finished off with sides of Cheesy Ham Ball with Jalapeno and Cranberry Sauce.

Available for retail order online or self-collection at your convenience, choose to order online at https://swissbutchery.sg/ and self-collect at FairPrice Xpress Tanglin or Esso East Coast. Walk-in orders and collections are also accepted at selected FairPrice Xpress stores at Binjai Park, East Coast, Greenwood, Sixth Avenue and Tanglin.

What’s more, be entitled to a FREE champagne ham when you place an order for any Christmas Set from now until 10 December 2022!

Pre-order Swiss Butchery’s deli items from now until 16 December 2022 for delivery from 23 November 2022 to 23 December 2022. Check online for early bird specials and promotions https://swissbutchery.sg/ !

The Top 12 Christmas Seafood & Meat Feasts


A Christmas feast with Swensen’s

Swensen’s rounds up the season’s finest traditions imbued with their signature touch. Discover a selection of lip-smacking new offerings such as the delectable Christmas Chicken Waffles, luxurious Seafood Platter that is perfect for sharing, and moreish Lamb Shank Shakshouka with Garlic Sourdough Bread among others.

Sweet dreams are made of Swensen’s iconic sundaes, now in Christmas fashion! The all-new Biscoff Cheesecake, More S’mores, and/or Tiramisu (Non-alcoholic) Sundae(s) are must-tries, or enjoy all three flavours with Claus is Comin’. For a cackling good time, have a go at the Turkey Crackles sundae comprising an innovative ‘Turkey Leg’ Ice Cream and a scoop of decadent Sticky Chewy Chocolate.

Available from now until 3 Jan 2023 for dine-in, home delivery and self-collection. Self-collection for catalogue food is available at 8 selected outlets – Thomson Plaza, Bedok Mall, Clementi Mall, Causeway Point, IMM, NEX, Parkway Parade and Changi Airport T3.

For more information, please visit: https://swensens.com.sg/

True Cost

Make this Christmas truly memorable at True Cost! From 14 November till 31 December 2022, enjoy specially curated festive treats made with the best ingredients at astoundingly friendly prices. To begin, look forward to deliciously heart-warming items such as the Salmon Gravlax ($15.95) that features thick, uncompromising cuts of fresh salmon, and the 3 Dip Platter with Pita Bread ($16.95) that provides a medley of flavours with freshly prepared baba ganoush, hummus, and tzatziki.

Highlights of the extraordinary Christmas menu include the incredibly tender and scrumptious Wagyu Roast Beef ($32.95) that has been meticulously roasted to perfection, the fabulously succulent Whole Tandoori Chicken with Brown Rice ($32.95, serves 4pax) is sure to mesmerise with its mouthwateringly fragrant spices, and the Baked Lamb Leg with Potatoes (1 leg – $29.95, 4 legs – $115.95) that fills the heart as well as the stomach. End the night on a high with the festive Red Velvet Cake Roll ($10.95).

This delicious festive menu is also available in sets for 4 guests as well as a la carte, with the Tandoori Chicken Set available at $115, and the Baked Lamb Leg Set available at $199, with each set inclusive of two servings of the Red Velvet Cake Roll.

For table reservations, please visit: https://reserve.oddle.me/en_SG/truecost/

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard 302, Sky Garden #03-302/303, Suntec City.

Pura Brasa

It’s that time of the year again! Exclusively for this festive period, Pura Brasa is introducing four Christmas specials sure to warm your hearts. Treat yourself to Braised Beef Cheek with Red Wine & Truffle Puree ($30), so meltingly tender that you can eat it with a spoon or the Grilled Salmon with Coffee Crust served with Piquillo Peppers & Tartar Sauce ($32), where the coffee complements the salmon by adding the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. Enjoy a comforting bowl of Smoked Leek Vichyssoise with Grilled Prawn & Bread Stick ($15) and indulge a little this Christmas with the Tasmanian Lobster al Ajillo in Casserole (Half: $85 / Full: $165), limited quantity available daily.

For reservations or pre-orders, kindly call 6386 9678 or order via https://purabrasa.oddle.me/

Address: 5 Wallich St, #01-16, Singapore 078883

L’Arte Pizza & Focaccia

No better way to celebrate this Christmas than with some handcrafted gourmet pizza romana from L’Arte Pizza & Focaccia. Specially for the holidays, L’Arte premieres a Christmas-themed pizza as well as a Christmas Cheese Platter made for sharing with your nearest and dearest. Available only from 21st December to 2nd January 2023, make sure not to miss these hearty treats!

Expect the best ingredients of an Italian Christmas in one pizza from the Pizza Tacchino ($36). Featuring turkey breast with strawberries, brie cheese and pumpkin, before things are crowned with parmesan cheese, truffle oil, fresh basil and thyme. The Christmas Cheese Platter ($146 for 2 pax; $265 for 4 pax) is the perfect aperitif plate with slices of parma ham, mortadella and chorizo accompanied by cheeses including Parmesan gouda, basil and garlic gouda, Italian summer truffle gouda and aged goat cheese with honey. The set for two comes with a bottle of Urban Malbec Argentina while the set for four comes with the wine and an addition of Estrella Inedit Beer.

For pre-orders, kindly whatsapp 8932 2923 or order via https://lartepizza.oddle.me/

Address: 5 Wallich St, #01 – 14, Singapore 078883

White Marble

Have a unique Christmas this year at White Marble. Gather around your family and friends for a Mediterranean Christmas Table. White Marble’s specially curated menu is based on flavours of the Mediterranean region, cooked with spices and fire, bringing out the best of the ingredients. Look out for Roasted Whole Quail with Harissa Glaze, Charcoal Grilled Black Angus Ribeye and Charcoal Grilled Spanish Octopus, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek Daube, Broiled Halibut with Green Zhoug, Sauteed Mini Hokkaido Scallop ‘Pil Pil’, that come alongside appetisers, sides and desserts.

Christmas in Advance – 1 December to 22 December.

Christmas Feast for 2 $168++

Christmas Feast for 4 $268++

*All feast comes with appetisers, sharing platter (selected mains), sides and desserts

Tibb’s Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – 23 December till 25 December

Christmas Special for 4 $398++

*Comes with appetisers, individual soups, sharing platter (selected mains), sides and desserts.

Black Marble

Let the festive feasting begin at Black Marble. Welcoming you this Christmas will be the specially curated four-course meal for two ($258) this season.

Exclusively available only on 24 and 25 December, the set comes with appetiser, soup, sharing platter main course and dessert! Start with the Marble of Goose Liver Terrine and warm your tummies with the Slow Roasted Pumpkin Soup while you make your way to the sharing platter of Chargrilled Black Angus ribeye and the Barramundi Filet and Smoked Tom Turkey Breast. End your meal on a sweet note with Christmas Brownies.

Fancy up your dinner with additional drink pairings including the Christmas Cocktail ($18), Muga Reservoir 2019 Red Wine ($78) or opt for the Montelvini Prosecco($58)/Louis Roederer NV ($98).

Make your reservations now via whatsapp/call 96416913

Address: 118 Holland Ave, Raffles Holland V, #02-01

Socials: @blackmarblesg

Seafood Paradise

Christmas season is truly the best season of the year! It’s time to let loose and indulge this festive month. For those who are planning for home parties or thinking of what to bring for festive gatherings, Seafood Paradise’s Christmas Takeaway Set will be your ideal choice. Priced at $268+, the Christmas Takeaway Set comes with a chef-curated Seafood Fiesta Set, 6 pcs of mantou and 4 bottles of Carlsberg beers.

Tuck into fresh catch of Boston lobster, Sri Lankan crab, tiger prawns, scallops, mussels, squids, and more, with a complimentary of six different sauces: Chilli Crab Sauce, Creamy Butter Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce, Wasabi Mayonnaise and Chef’s Special Sauce.

Place your order via +65 6221 0159 and collect from Seafood Paradise @ VivoCity.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #01-53, Singapore 098585

For more information, please visit: https://www.paradisegp.com.


Looking for a place to celebrate Christmas? Get into the festive mood with Gary’s! This Christmas, the contemporary Italian restaurant will be regaling gourmands with a spellbinding seven-course dinner priced at $198++ per person. Exclusively for dinner on 24th and 25th December 2022 only. Treat your tastebuds to exquisite, specially curated ingredients such as Alaskan king crab, cod fish and Miyazaki-Arita Wagyu!

Savour a flight of exquisite wines with an optional wine pairing at an additional $88++ per pax. Expect to imbibe on Le Volte Dell Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2019 that goes impeccably with the mouth-watering Arita Wagyu, Petter Zemmer Pinot Noir 2021 that showcases fruity flavours with a hint of spice to go with your Alaskan King Crab Pasta and more. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco per pax with a minimum of two to dine.

Nestled within a magnificent two-storey black and white heritage bungalow, Gary’s is helmed by Founder and Chef Gary Wu, who has over 30 years of culinary experience under his belt. Boasting a lush garden landscape and evoking old-world romance of historic Singapore, the hidden gem makes an ideal address for a sedate yet memorable festive celebration.

Address: 41 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138582

Reserve your seats here: https://www.garys.sg/reservation/ or contact 8920 0200

Kam’s Roast

This Christmas, enjoy your cosy get-togethers with Asian-themed roasts from Kam’s Roast!

Get Kam’s Christmas Special Set at $96.80 (UP $102) which features the top 4 authentic Hong Kong Roast. Good for four pax, tuck into

  • Signature Roast Duck (¼)
  • Soya Chicken (¼)
  • BBQ Pork Char Siu (Regular)
  • Crispy Roast Pork (Regular)
  • Marinated Cucumber with Vinegar and Garlic (Regular)
  • Rice x 4
  • Red Bean Soup with Aged Orange Peel x4

The set offers something for everyone. Available for takeaway, islandwide delivery and dine-in from 1-31 December 2022. Delivery prices differ from in-store prices.

Islandwide Delivery: https://kamsroast.oddle.me

Address: Jewel Changi (#02-210)

Meow Barbecue

Christmas is soon upon us and Meow Barbecue is celebrating with what it is best known for – delicious meats that you can barbecue to juicy, smoky perfection according to your tastes.

From 1-31 December 2022, Meow Barbecue presents a Christmas-themed meat platter ($60.80, UP$66.80) featuring a mini meaty Christmas tree alongside meat such as premium quality beef, Iberico Pork and juicy Chicken, just for the festivities! It also comes adorned with two cheery lollipops to add some joy and sweetness to your meal.

Enjoy 50% off 2 of the top popular dishes at Meow Barbecue – Meow Signature Spicy Beef ($11.90, UP$23.80) and Meow Festive Pudding ($3.40, UP$6.80). Orders are limited to only 1 serving per bill per table, while stocks last.

In addition, there will also be a late night dining discount of 20% off every Friday and Saturday for diners who are seated after 10pm. The restaurant will close at 12 midnight during the month of December.

In between bites, have a go at the Gachapon Machine, specially brought in for this festive time of year. Little egg capsules drawn at random will give you a chance to win Christmas-themed gifts, dining discounts and festive goodies such as complimentary drinks or the grand prize of a FREE meat platter!

Address: Bugis+ #01-17, 201 Victoria Street Singapore 188067 (entrance outside mall, facing Bugis Junction)

Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5lzh4keoxr5jvtr/AAC98nBigGTd6R-Mljt-RuKEa?dl=0

Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p5b0ntox1p49civ/AAAByUzGG1MQKc-NwI_nJ6PDa?dl=0

PizzaExpress Singapore

PizzaExpress welcomes Christmas with an In-House Playpen at Scotts Square outlet

alongside Make-Your-Own-Pizza Sets and Pizza-Making Parties for groups up to 15 pax. Look forward to the return of its Christmas Tree Doppio ($17.80), an edible tree of cheesy doughballs that you can pull apart with your hands as well as Natale Pizza ($32) that comes stacked with fresh, crisp and sweet ingredients. There are also Oven-Baked Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Corn Riblets ($8), Seafood Cioppino with Penne Pasta ($30) and a Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake ($16) to wrap things up on a sweet, indulgent, festive note!

This year, PizzaExpress at Scotts Square welcomes the young and young at heart with a newly transformed in-house playpen in its glass-windowed indoor space. Expect a child-safe jungle gym within the enclosure, complete with slides and swings accompanied by rocking horses and a medley of other kids’ fun playthings. The floor will also be padded to ensure hazard-free play for the kids while the adults indulge in their favourite pizzas.

Make Your Own Pizza or Organise a Pizza-Making Party for Christmas

For the little ones, make it a Christmas treat to remember with PizzaExpress’ Make Your Own Pizza where they get to choose exactly what they want on their pizza. On a classic 7-inch dough, they may choose 4 toppings to create the pizza of their imagination. The set also comes with a choice of gelato and juice (for dine-in only), the Make Your Own Pizza kit is also available for self-collection and on delivery. Perfect for birthday parties or special events, you can organise a Pizza-Making Party where they get to mix, knead and make their very own pizzas themselves. Available at selected timeslots throughout the week, the slots are available for groups of 6-15 (excluding parents) for $38 per child.

To make reservations, head to https://eats.oddle.me/menus/pizzaexpress

Ristorante Pietrasanta

Get in the Christmas spirit with Ristorante Pietrasanta one-night-only wine-pairing dinner of the best Italian flavours. Only on 9 December 2022, enjoy five courses of classic Italian dishes carefully paired with the best Italian vino for a celebration of Italian festivity. The menu features prime ingredients at the peak of the season, including tuna, artichoke, lobster, cod and more, capped off with the quintessential Italian Christmas dessert of a classic panettone. Each course is thoughtfully paired with a curated selection of Italian wines that will have you exclaiming, “buono, delizioso!”

The Christmas menu is priced at $148 per pax and available for one night only on 9 December 2022. Seating commences at 6.30pm.

To make reservations, kindly whatsapp 9863 9253

Purchase of panettone is also available via WhatsApp. Available in 3 flavours: classic (candied fruits), chocolate, and chestnuts.

9 places for A Japanese Flair to Christmas


Wagotomo welcomes December with a festive omakase menu centred around prized Wagyu beef of Japan, made for sharing. Available from 1st to 31st December 2022, the nine-course menu offers up the best value-for-money beef omakase in town, presenting five different prized Wagyu cuts from four Japanese prefectures prepared in five different ways. Eat your way through a flavour tour of Japan’s prefectures famed for their wagyu, all at $98++ per pax (minimum of 2 to dine in).

Nine courses made for sharing set the pace for Wagatomo’s Wagyu-centric festive celebration:

  • A5 Wagyu Pizza using HIDA GYU from Gifu prefecture – Ponzu mayo, pickled myoga, yuzu kosho cream, truffle oil
  • Moyashi – Soy marinated bean sprouts, pomelo, ume dressing
  • A5 Wagyu Tataki using KUMAMOTO GYU from Kumamoto prefecture – Roasted negi salsa, garlic cream
  • Eggplant Miso – Roasted sesame seeds, saikyo miso, mozzarella
  • A5 Wagyu Senbei using HOKKAIDO SHIRETOKO GYU from Hokkaido prefecture – Slow cooked wagyu, charred jalapeno salsa
  • Brussel Sprout – Citrus togarashi
  • A5 Misuji – KAMICHIKU SATSUMA 4% MIRACLE GYU from Kagoshima prefecture – Sansho spice rub, charred onion puree
  • A5 Gyu Don – KAMICHIKU SATSUMA 4% MIRACLE GYU from Kagoshima prefecture – Truffle jus
  • Mille Fuille – Salted vanilla ice cream, figs, chestnut cream

To make reservations, head to https://linktr.ee/wagatomo

Kuriya Japanese Market

A Heartwarming Christmas With RE&S

Specially created for the holidays, RE&S presents 21 Japanese Specialty Christmas takeaway offerings of seasonal holiday goodies, including Festive Platters and Delicious Bundles with six brand new items alongside hot favourites for an extra heartwarming Christmas!

Look forward to seasonal new items like the Festive Canape Platter ($43.90) offering a variety of open-faced bite-sized canapes and new mains such as the Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade ($89.90), Yuzu Duck with Japanese Chestnut Stuffing ($89.90), hot favourites like the Christmas 6-Spiced Roast Chicken ($65.90), Red Wine Beef Stew ($89.90 or $99.90 with casserole) and more. Celebrate the good times with a variety of seasonal treats and desserts such as their specialty Christmas logcakes ($48.90) and Magical Christmas Macarons (from $13.90).

Buy more, get more at RE&S with unbeatable Christmas Bundle packages, all in the spirit of sharing and giving.

  • Early Bird Offers begin from as early as 8 November – 4 December 2022, while online orders open from 8 November – 30 December 2022 at the online store, with a simple 3-day advance order system.
  • Simply browse and select, click to pay and collect your items anytime between 22 November 2022 – 2 January 2023. Islandwide delivery available.
  • Further enjoy 10% off logcakes as well as return vouchers with purchase of their Christmas Bundle!

Ohayo Mama San

Thoughtfully built on flavours and culture, Ohayo Mama San captures the best of modern Nihon and Asia to offer diners an experience unlike any other. This Christmas, make things merry and bright with Ohayo Mama San as it presents a Christmas menu of highly Instagrammable delights, both sweet and savoury, served with a side of Christmas tree lighting when you dine in!

Specially for this Christmas, dig in to the Holiday Platter crafted for sharing as well as a Christmas Kyuden made for the ‘Gram, capped off with a White Christmas High Tea Set that comes with both sweet and savoury treats and luxurious Red Christmas Tea from TWG.

There are also specialty drinks to sip on to make things properly merry, like a Winter Sangria, Snowy Sui Calpis and more, promising a meal too pretty to miss!

Menya Kokoro

What is Christmas without drinks? Celebrate at Menya Kokoro Ramen Izakaya with the popular Japanese quick drink culture or Choinomi(チョイ飲み), catered specifically for diners looking for quality alcoholic drinks and snacks at best-value prices!

Delight in the light and refreshing Sobatea Highball ($11.00) made with earthy notes of buckwheat from Hokkaido that boasts low sugar and carbs, and icy cold Sapporo draft beer ($11.00). Discover an array of delectable sake choices in nifty 100ml bottles from just $8.80 for an introduction into the world of sake. Diners can expect a range of sake labels, with new labels being introduced from time-to-time.

Best enjoyed with a tipple, light bites start from just $2.90! Relish in the likes of Cold Tofu with Menya Kokoro’s Signature Minced Meat ($2.90), creamy Wasabi Potato Salad ($3.90) and the addictive Burdock Chips ($6.90) that is sure to be one’s next go-to for a healthier and more nutritious crunch.

Cheers to a good time with loved ones this festive season!

Drinks Promotion

  1. Get a sake sampler set with 5 different sakes (100ml each) at just $48.00 (UP $54.90)! Each set also comes with a complimentary mouth-watering side of choice worth at least $4.90.
  2. Enjoy a refreshing Sapporo Draft Beer at only $5.00 (UP $11.00) until 31 December 2022 only.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Come celebrate the year-end festivities with Menya Kokoro Ramen Izakaya’s new Choinomi, exclusively at 100AM – good vibes, delicious drinks and nothing less!

Address: 100AM Mall, #02-10, 100 Tras Street Singapore 079027

issho izakaya

Fancy a cozy Japanese style Christmas this year? Head over to issho, which simply means “together” in Japanese, a space created for family and friends to come together to share the joy of a good meal. Celebrate with your loved ones in one of issho’s private traditional tatami rooms or opt for a spot at their alfresco seating with a panoramic view of Marina Bay Sands.

Crafting its menu from the finest ingredients air-flown directly from Japan, diners can expect an extensive array of Japanese dishes, including the Sashimi Moriawase, Hotate Carpaccio, Dragon Maki, Kushiyakis and many more! Cheers with your perfect beverage from a wide selection of sake, shochu, beers, wines and more and round off the party on a sweet note with specialty desserts air-flown from Japan such as the Hokkaido Cheesecakes (Strawberry/Earl Grey) or Warabi Mochi.

Draft Sake Promotion Exclusively available at ONE FULLERTON only!

Fans of unpasteurised sake will also be able to try the newly launched Draft Sake at a promotional price of $50 for two 120ml glasses ($22 for 90ml/$28 for 120ml) which is an excellent food-pairing sake that will go well with sweet, savoury and spicy food. Alternatively, choose from a medley of cocktails, shochu, umeshu, Yuzu Shu, wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic options. Nibble and tipple all of the above to one of the best views in town.

Socials: @isshoizakaya

Locations: One Fullerton #01-05, Great World #01-123, SingPost Centre #03-103

Ichiban Boshi

Truffle Miso Golden Tori Gozen

Season’s greetings! Ichiban Boshi is serving a range of festive set meals that is sure to delight the young and old. Choose from Festive Indulgence sets:

  1. Truffle Miso Golden Tori Gozen ($28.90)
  2. Abundance Kaisen Nabe Gozen ($29.90)
  3. Yakiniku Gyu Steak Gozen ($29.90)
  4. Buta Kakuni Gozen ($29.90)

If you’d like to indulge in a tipple, they are also featuring 3 specially imported sakes from Tokushima.

  1. Junmai Ginjo Awatenshi 180ml ($10.90, U.P. $14.90)
  2. Yamamomo Hime 180ml ($9.90, U.P. $12.90)
  3. Yuzu Hime 180ml ($9.90, U.P. $12.90)

Available from 1st November 2022 to 6th February 2023.

Citibank Return Voucher Promotion

  • Receive an $8 Return Voucher with every Festive Indulgence Set ordered AND charged to a Citibank Debit/Credit card

($8 return voucher is redeemable with min. spend of $80 at Ichiban Boshi for dine-in and takeaway)

Ichiban Sushi

Salted Egg Kaisen Wazen

Indulge in holiday treat sets from Ichiban Sushi! There are 4 mouth-watering sets to choose from:

  1. Salted Egg Kaisen Wazen ($26.90)
  2. Wafu Gyu Steak Wazen ($26.90)
  3. Tomato Cheese Tori Roulade Wazen ($25.90)
  4. Buta Tofu & Kaisen Wazen ($26.90)

Pair their seasonal Tokushima Sake Series specially imported from Japan, with Ichiban Sushi’s festive sets for the ultimate enjoyment!

  1. Junmai Ginjo Awatenshi 180ml ($10.90, U.P. $14.90)
  2. Yamamomo Hime 180ml ($9.90, U.P. $12.90)
  3. Yuzu Hime 180ml ($9.90, U.P. $12.90)

Available from 1st November 2022 to 6th February 2023.

Citibank Return Voucher Promotion

  • Receive an $8 Return Voucher with every Festive Indulgence Set ordered AND charged to a Citibank Debit/Credit card

($8 return voucher is redeemable with min. spend of $80 at Ichiban Boshi for dine-in and takeaway)

Sushi Tei

It’s the holidays! Make plans for Festive Feasting and choose from an array of Sushi & Sashimi platters ranging from $40 – $89. Specially for this festive season, Sushi Tei has come up with a Christmas Pack at 20% off! The Christmas Party Pack ($40, UP $50) includes Salmon Sushi, Maguro Sushi, Ebi Mentai, Tamagoyaki, Corn Sushi, Lobster Salad Sushi, Ikura Sushi, Tobikko Sushi, Baked Salmon Maki and Unakyu Maki – perfect for any gathering!

Terms and conditions apply. From 1st December to 31st December 2022. Available for self pick up and takeaway at all outlets. Call your preferred collection outlet to place your order. Orders must be placed at least 3 hours in advance.


Send noods’ this Christmas! Spreading festive cheer and joy this holiday season, IPPUDO’s ramen bowls will soon start to spot their well-loved season’s greetings on a sheet of nori (seaweed) for a limited-time only.

Find your nearest IPPUDO Singapore store today: https://stores.ippudo.com/en_sg/singapore/singapore

3 High Teas for a Christmas delight

JUMBO Seafood

Exclusively at ION Orchard only, JUMBO Seafood welcomes the festive season with a new Exquisite Seafood Dim Sum Afternoon Tea. From now till 30 Nov 2022, enjoy an exclusive promotion where 4th person dines free with 3 paying diners for the new afternoon tea set!

Indulge in two-tiers of delectable seafood dim sum items, paired with wellness tea in the set while catching up with your friends over conversations as we conclude the year. Available daily from 2.30pm – 4.45pm, the Exquisite Seafood Dim Sum Afternoon Tea is priced at $39.90++ per pax (non-members) / $34.90++ per pax (JUMBO members).

For more information, please refer to the full menu:


Address: JUMBO Seafood @ ION Orchard, #04-09/10, Singapore 238801

Ohayo Mama San

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Upping the ante this merry and bright holiday season is the White Christmas High Tea Set ($38++) that comes with both sweet and savoury treats, served in the sparkling lustre of fairy lights and a Christmas house. Bite into savouries like Mini Wagyu Sliders, Ocean Shrimp Basket Tarts and Empowered Pappadoms before ending things on a sweet note with desserts* like Christmas Cupcakes, Mini Tarts and Carolines – an inverted éclair with the pastry dipped in chocolate. All items are made for two and are paired with the luxurious Red Christmas Tea from TWG.

*desserts subject to change due to availability

The Hainan Story

All Day Na Gu Hor High Tea Set

Those seeking to sit down over leisurely afternoon tea this festive season can do so with the new The Hainan’s Story’s Na Gu Hor High Tea Set ($9.90 per pax, minimum 2 to dine), available for all-day dining at all three outposts in Hillion Mall, Hotel Boss and Jewel Changi Airport from 1st December onwards. Called the Na Gu Hor High Tea, which means ‘very good’ in Hainanese, expect the best of sweets and treats from The Hainan Story in this all-day tea set, paired with your preferred choice of two traditional beverages, for a na gu hor afternoon tea experience.


The Hainan Story Chapter 2 (Jewel Changi Airport), The Hainan Story Chapter 1 (Hotel Boss), The Hainan Story Introduction (Hillion Mall)

Christmas Snacks for the peckish

Shake Shake In a Tub

Mark your celebrations this Christmas with Shake Shake In A Tub’s Jolly Burrito Bumper Box! The ultimate party platter that you’ll need for your festive gatherings, the Jolly Burrito Bumper Box comes with 5 types of fries and the addictive popcorn chicken.

Roll up to your next hang with their newly launched burritos that is not to be missed – Shake Shake In A Tub’s signature popcorn chicken is deliciously wrapped up and drizzled with their homemade sauces, creating an exciting combination of flavours. For a hot and tangy kick, reach for the Korean Spicy Burrito with spicy sauce and tartar sauce, before kicking it up a notch with the Fiery Mala Burrito! There’s also Spam-In-A-Burrito, which features an unusual combination of crispy golden brown luncheon meat, lettuce, and sauce, sitting in a burrito wrap.

The Jolly Burrito Bumper Box is available from 1 to 31 Dec 2022, at just $39.90 (UP: $66, 40% Off)! The festive bundle features 3 burritos and a myriad of sides which can feed 6 pax:

  • 1 x Korean Spicy Burrito
  • 1 x Fiery Mala Burrito
  • 1 x Spam-in-a-burrito
  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Pom Poms
  • Shoestring Fries
  • Curly Fries
  • Onion Rings

Available at Shake Shake In A Tub 111 Somerset & Bukit Panjang Plaza only, for both dine-in and takeaway.

Penang Culture

Penang Culture celebrates Christmas with festive promotions applicable for a limited time only! Back by popular demand, get their Golden Bread Bombs in Chicken Curry flavour at $9.90++ and Assam Seafood flavour at $10.90++. There’s also the new Popcorn Rojak Chicken $8.90++ (U.P. $14.90++) that sees crispy and juicy popcorn chicken tossed in their signature Rojak sauce. All of the above are available at all five Penang Culture outlets for dine-in only.

Pair them with Penang Culture’s BBQ Seafood platters for munchies to complete your Christmas feast. Choose between the Bronze BBQ Platter ($19.90++ for 1 – 2 pax), which comprises juicy BBQ prawns, tender sotong and mouth watering satay, and the Gold BBQ platter ($49.90++ for 3 – 4 pax) which comprises a fine selection of BBQ lobsters, scallops, stingray, prawns and satay, all in one plate.

Islandwide Delivery: https://delivery.penangculture.com.sg

(Prices may differ slightly on delivery)

Address: NEX (#B1-76), Compass One (#03-13), White Sands (#03-21), JEM (#04-27), VivoCity (#B2-23E)

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Having too much meat this festive season? You can now indulge in the all time favourite Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks’ XXL Crispy Chicken but the Meatless Popcorn Chicken option – HAPPIEE! Chicky Popcorn ($5.50)!

Served with a generous drizzle of cheese sauce and mayonnaise to amp up on the flavour, they are tasty as a snack or part of a full meal at any time of the day. Made from plant-based protein, these nutritious bite-sized snacks are perfect for flexitarians looking to lessen their meat intake and add variety to their diet.

HAPPIEE! Chicky Popcorn bites will be available from now until 31 December 2022 at over 16% OFF when you get it as part of the HAPPIEE! Value Set for only $12.50 (UP $14.60). The set includes Handmade Oyster Mee Sua and a Freshmade Drink. At NEX and AMK Hub, enjoy the set for only $12.30 with Elysian Ionised Water.

The HAPPIEE! Chicky Popcorn will also be available on delivery platforms Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood. Delivery prices vary from in-stores.

Hunt for Santa, bask in the Christmas vibes & grab Christmas gifts at these 5 events

FairPrice Finest

Finest Yuletide Feast and Santa Claus

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… especially in-stores at FairPrice Finest! Discover a spread of offerings and activities at the Finest Yuletide Feast to spark one’s merry mood for the upcoming festivities. Sample a range of deli items and pre-order them on the spot at discounted prices. Explore personalised gift boxes for one’s year-end gifting needs, and more!

Shopping with kids? Task them with keeping an eye out for Santa, and when they spot him, be sure to snap a family photo together!

Head down to the following stores during this festive season!

10th – 11th Dec

(10am – 5pm)

FairPrice Finest

Bukit Timah Plaza

FairPrice Finest

Marine Parade Central


Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES

From 2 to 26 December 2022, bring your family and friends for a host of heart-warming and joy-bursting times of fun at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. In observing the most wonderful time of the year, there will be Secret Santa hunts, live band performances, snowfall and the return of The Capitol Kempinski Singapore Hotel’s Singing Tree to get one and all in the mood for Christmas!

Immerse yourself in a full-fledged Christmas Market at the Capitol Singapore Outdoor Plaza where you can shop for gifts from a medley of local arts and crafts vendors as well as delicious food outposts from over 20 Christmas booths.

Over at CHIJMES, look forward to iconic projection mapping of Christmas sceneries, snow fall, carolling and live string acoustics, Spirit of Strings by Global Strings Federation of over 100 string performers of all ages.

In the F&B enclave of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, food, performance and games galore come together to present the best of Christmas. There will be live performances by Symphony924 Café Concert alongside a medley of Christmas menu sets from the dining establishments within the property.

Capitol Singapore: 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905

CHIJMES: 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996

PizzaExpress Singapore


This year, PizzaExpress at Scotts Square welcomes the young and young at heart with a newly transformed in-house playpen in its glass-windowed indoor space. Expect a child-safe jungle gym within the enclosure, complete with slides and swings accompanied by rocking horses and a medley of other kids’ fun playthings. The floor will also be padded to ensure hazard-free play for the kids while the adults indulge in their favourite pizzas.

Make Your Own Pizza or Organise a Pizza-Making Party for Christmas

For the little ones, make it a Christmas treat to remember with PizzaExpress’ Make Your Own Pizza where they get to choose exactly what they want on their pizza. On a classic 7-inch dough, they may choose 4 toppings to create the pizza of their imagination. The set also comes with a choice of gelato and juice (for dine-in only), the Make Your Own Pizza kit is also available for self-collection and on delivery. Perfect for birthday parties or special events, you can organise a Pizza-Making Party where they get to mix, knead and make their very own pizzas themselves. Available at selected timeslots throughout the week, the slots are available for groups of 6-15 (excluding parents) for $38 per child.

To make reservations, head to https://eats.oddle.me/menus/pizzaexpress


It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you are invited to Cele-break this festive season with KitKat®! From now until 25 January 2023, stand a chance to win $100 cash prize (3 daily winners) and/or a KitKat® 916 gold bar (8 grand winners) with $25 minimum spend of participating KitKat® products!

Participating KitKat® products:

  • KitKat® 2 Finger Chocolate Bar (pack of 12)
  • KitKat® 2 Finger Chocolate Bar (value pack of 24)
  • KitKat® Milk Chocolate Gold Wafer
  • KitKat® Gift Set + Nescafe Goal
  • KitKat® Cele-Break Pack – special edition
  • KitKat® Milk Chocolate Block – special edition
  • KitKat® Dark Chocolate Block – special edition

Participating retailers and outlets: Cheers, PRIME, Cold Storage, Cold Storage online and CS Fresh, FairPrice and FairPrice online, Giant and Giant Online, Sheng Siong and Sheng Siong Onlinem GrabMart, Redmart, Shopee

For more information, please visit: https://dearnestle.com.sg/promotions/celebreakwithkitkat

SHC Live

Beat the Christmas shopping crowd with SHC Live! Livestreaming directly from Japan, SHC Live lets you reimagine the future of shopping, by bringing you the perfect virtual personal shopper experience. Team SHC has been bringing Singaporeans on a 2-months long shopping tour in Japan and Korea since Aug 2022 – showcasing more than 100 sessions of sell-out live shows featuring top beauty and lifestyle brands including Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons and GENTLE MONSTER.

Future shows line-ups include Issey Miyake’s latest range of bags, KENZO, Russet and more. Look no future for a Christmas present for your loved ones!

Foodies are not forgotten too – stay tuned to their telegram channel for the latest updates on live shows directly from the markets of Japan!

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Under S$30 Secret Santa Gift Ideas That Don’t Look Cheap

Secret Santa is a Yuletide tradition that many offices and families honor every year. What is meant to be a fun gift-exchange activity can be stressful because of the tiresome shopping involved. Whether you have to purchase presents for co-workers you do not know very well or you struggle with finding gender-neutral gifts within your budget, this list can give you Secret Santa gift ideas.

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts and how much budget you would need to allocate for them. Grab a chair as we have put together a list of gifts with a S$2 to S$28 budget.


Working alongside artisans that use sustainable materials, Monkey Loot is a Singapore store supporting the development and continuation of cultural legacy in Southeast Asian countries. Their items are handcrafted by artisans using zero chemicals and 100% natural ingredients. Moreover, these items are polished with Beeswax.

Image Credits: monkeyloot.com

Due to its authenticity, items will not be exactly the same. Who does not want to be gifted with a unique piece? You can choose to buy the Sapa Teakwood Cutting Board / Platter / Tray for S$28 or the Seda Sapodilla Wood Coaster Set for S$16.50.


Give the gift of tranquility amidst the busy holiday season with a DIY tea set. Your loved ones or co-workers will appreciate the organic range of Pukka teas which offer soothing flavors like Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey, or Turmeric Gold. These teas retail for about S$9.20 at FairPrice.

Complete your tea set by purchasing teacups for a little over S$2 at Daiso. There are a lot of assorted patterned teacups to choose from at Daiso.


If you are looking for a gift that is perfectly suited for foodies and cooking enthusiasts, you can never go wrong with a cookware set. IKEA’s ANNONS five-piece cookware set (S$18.90) includes three different sized pots and two glass lids. It is made from stainless steel, which makes it durable and easy to clean.

Image Credits: ikea.com/sg


Looking good on the outside radiates on the inside. If you are looking for a skincare gift set that can complete your recipient’s skincare routine, search no further than Sephora’s Holiday Vibes Mini Mania Skincare Gift Set (S$22.40). This set includes six essentials for a complete skincare routine. This set completes your routine from cleansing, makeup removal, moisturizing, and radiance.

The set includes the triple action cleansing water, all day hydrator, overnight glow mask, ultra-glow serum, brightening eye cream, and clean skin gel. What’s more? It comes with a pouch made with 30% recycled plastic.


Thanks to the Cath Kidston Magical Woodland Sleep Essential Packset, you can give others the gift of a good night’s sleep. Featuring its two products – the lavender-infused sleep spray and calming lavender rollerball gel. These products help create the perfect aroma for a peaceful slumber. This gift set retails for S$23.90 at Watsons.


Bored of normal-looking jewelry dishes? Artists from eatandsip.co created jewelry and dishes that feature one-of-a-kind designs. Its ring dish (S$24) is made from speckled clay and fired to 1250 degree Celsius. Expect curvy forms, bright eye-catching colors, and good artisanship.

Image Credits: eatandsip.co

The watercolor jewelry dish (S$24), on the other hand, is slip-casted by Louise Martiensen in Sydney. This plate is made from white porcelain with a wash of ceramic paint applied to its surface. It mimics a water-color paint effect, with a clear glaze on the surface.