Are you out of gift ideas for the Christmas season? Well, if your girlfriends, mums or dads are ardent homemakers, what would make better gifts than homewares? Perhaps a beautifully handcrafted ceramic bowl, a one-of-a-kind silver antique tray from India, or a charming old-school chess set!
The homeware stores below have got all of that and more! Which would (hopefully) ease your gift-shopping conundrum. You’re welcome!
Remember to check out our other gift ideas: Gifts for Mums, Gifts for Dads, and Gifts for Kids!
Available at selected fairs and events.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for homewares for your living room, dining space or kitchen, Bertha and Biggs has it all. That includes handpainted plates, classic-looking tea sets, hand-poured candles, matching salt and pepper shakers, quirky posters and even fashion apparel. Each product has been thoughtfully handpicked from all over the world, and is sure to add a touch of fun and character to any home.
Versatile homewares that fit anywhere
It’s always refreshing to find versatile homewares that fit naturally in any setting and country, and that’s precisely what Bungalow 55 offers. After a decade of living as an expat, founder Australian-born Nina Beale’s style is a mish-mash of East Hamptons preppy, nautical elements, tropical influences and a touch of chinoiserie. Apart from furniture, lighting and natural floor rugs, Bungalow 55 also offers home accessories and gifts, such as some classy tableware pieces, wicker baskets, natural décor products and charming old-school game boards.
Handcrafted and handpainted ceramics with fusion elements
Watten Heights, Singapore 287481. By appointment only. | Also available online at Not In The Malls and at selected fairs.
Homeware lovers would absolutely adore Haacienda Blue, with its beautiful handcrafted and handpainted ceramics. Designed by a talented New Zealand designer (and formerly known as bowebird home), Hacienda Blue brings about an artful mix of eastern and western influences, resulting in gorgeous colours and patterns handmade by Vietnamese artists. Each piece is individually commissioned and unique in its own right thanks to the individual craftsmanship each ceramic goes through.
Lifestyle store with an understated yet elegant style
#05-10, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839 | Also available online.
Everyone deserves a tad of luxury in their lives, and you can get that at Plaza Singapura’s Luxodec, a new contemporary lifestyle store. Discover home decorations, cushions, wall mirrors, bathroom accessories, candles and even adorable rubber duckies and ceramic piggy banks in gold. Luxodec’s style is understated yet elegant, which makes many of their home décor items perfect gifts for your homemaker pals.
Homewares made with natural materials in Scandinavian design
Available at selected fairs and events.
If you caught Nula last week at Boutiques Singapore, you would’ve seen a delightful collection of patterned cups, bowls and candleholders, beads, beach bags, wooden Christmas decorations and other homewares. Their focus is on Scandinavian design in natural materials such as wood, silk and cotton, but you may also find some quirky British designs. Boutiques Singapore may be over, but keep a lookout on their Facebook page for upcoming fairs and events they participate in, which is pretty regular!
Quality pieces that cannot be found anywhere else in Singapore
7 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168644 | Also available online.
Founded by a group of interior designers and architects, Strangelets was struck by the lack of homewares available in Singapore, and decided to open their own home furnishings store in the recently gentrified Tiong Bahru. Bringing in homewares from all over the world, Strangelets promises unique, quality pieces for your home that won’t find anywhere else in Singapore.
Stunning silver accessories for the home
Past Perfect Collection may be known for its traditional Indian antiques and colonial antique furniture created during the British, Dutch and Portuguese era, but the stylish furnishings store also offers some stunning silver home accessories such as candle stands, photo frames and mini vases that would make perfect additions to any home. As with their furniture, these home accessories are handpicked with care to ensure the quality and rarity of each piece, so you know you’re getting genuine antiques of the highest quality.