20 gift ideas from Boutiques Fair's November Gifting Edition 2018!
The Gifting Edition of the biannual Boutiques Fair is happening from today till Sunday at the F1 Pit Building!
With 250 brands spread over the second and third floors peddling everything from apparel and jewellery to homeware, it is hard to know where to start shopping. Luckily, Home & Decor got an early peek and homed in on some of our favourite brands where you can find excellent items!
Just spot our Editor’s Choice label at these booths and know you’re in the right place. Here are some items that will make brilliant festive gifts.
1. Garden Wednesday plant pot, $130
Made with metal speckled clay, this quirky face-shaped plant pot from Tumbleweed will bring a bit of fun to your garden.
Find it at Tumbleweed, booth S34 in #03.02 Boutiques Social.
2. Pineapple cocktail shakers, $99 (large) and $55 (set of 2 small)
You're bound to stir up a cocktail or two this holiday season, so why not do it in a pineapple-shaped one?
Find them at Shiva Designs Bespoke, booth B30 in #02.01 Blue Room.
Discover unique Singaporean-inspired scents like Singapore Orchid at Temple Candles, where everything from the long-lasting perfumes to the Chinese knot decoration on the packaging have been thoughfully curated by founder Kendall Hamill.
Find them at Temple Candles, booth R43 in #02.02 Rose Room.
4. Crocodile skin earrings, $59 for a pair (U.P. $79)
Every time you purchase a pair of these pretty earrings from social enterprise Hello Flowers, you contribute to the income of an underprivileged woman from the local community.
Find them and more at Hello Flowers, booth G37 in #02-03 Green Room.
5. Skye plate, $99
We can't imagine a prettier plate to serve up all the canapes at your holiday party, can you?
Find this at Olive, booth C27 in #03-03 Boutiques Collective.
6. Singapore-inspired acrylic coasters, $30 for set of 6
Celebrate the unique visual fabric that makes our city recognisably Singapore with these vibrant coasters.
Find them at Home, booth G41 in #02.03 Green Room.
7. Faux suede notebooks, $36
Covered in uniquely Singaporean motifs, no matter where you go you can now carry a bit of home with you.
Find them at Onlewo, booth R30 in #02.02 Rose Room.
8. Jia brass paperweights, from $42, and brass mahjong tile, $69
Keep your papers from blowing with the wind with these shiny paperweights.
Find them at Scene Shang, booth G02 in #02-03 Green Room.
9. Porcelain plates, $60 each
These handpainted porcelain plates feature textured grooves that give them an interesting tactile quality.
Find them at Supermama, booth R01 in #02.01 Rose Room.
10. Antique candle holder in brass, $130
Handmade in Sweden, this vintage candle holder is one-of-a-kind.
Find it at Mobler, booth C40 in #03.03 Boutiques Collective.
11. Vanilla & Spice candle, $30
Made by local families in the Riau Islands, 100% of proceeds go directly to building better futures for these individuals. Each candle is made from locally sourced, highest quality essential oils and wax blends, and come in 4 different sizes in a range of scents.
Find them at Riau Candle Company, booth S28 in #03-02 Boutiques Social.
12. $55 and $30
These uber cute pots will make great homes for your succulents.
Find these at The Grey House, booth R15 in #02.02 Rose Room.
13. Find and Seek Singapore and New York children's books, $25 each
Written and illustrated by Sally Roydhouse, these books were originally meant for her own children, but with their lovely drawings and captivating narrative, her books will no doubt speak to many more others.
Find them at Find and Seek Books, booth S29 in #03-02 Boutiques Social.
14. Hand-embroidered clutches, $15
Made in India from raw silk and zari thread spun from real gold, these beautiful clutches will make any lady happy.
Find them at Big Blue Trunk, booth C11 in #03.03 Boutiques Collective.
15. Tea light holders, $35 each
Designed by owner Lisa Coulson, these lovely tea light holders were made and handpainted in Vietnam.
Find them at Bowerbird, booth R38 in #02.02 Rose Room.
16. Reed diffusers by Ashley & Co. $66
Score one of these lovely reed diffusers by Ashley & Co. Made in New Zealand, they come in 6 interesting scents that feature ylang ylang, fig leaves and others.
Find Ashley & Co's reed diffusers at Lelac, booth B07 at #02.01 Blue Room.
17. Singapore-inspired scented candles, $55 each (U.P. $79)
Curated by founder Solveig, these candle scents were crafted with our tropical city in mind.
From My French Concession, booth B08 in #02.01 Blue Room.
18. Silver candle holders, $15 each
These classic silver candle holders will add a touch of elegance to any room.
Find them at Stylodeco, booth R06 in #02.02 Rose Room.
19. Theo mugs, $78 for a pair
Know someone who collects interesting mugs? This pair of stoneware mugs with a cast iron finish will be right up their alley.
Find at Bibliotek, booth R41 in #02.02 Rose Room.
20. Sophia crocodile bench by Essa Grace, $390
Have a little one or ones whom you love? Spoil them extra this season with a cute yet sturdy bench by local children's furniture brand Essa Grace.
Find furniture by Essa Grace at Urban Li'l, booth G08 in #02.03 Green Room.