Struggling to find the perfect gift for a special someone? We list the best gift ideas from women-led businesses in Singapore
The gifting season is upon us. With lists of presents for family and friends, to office secret Santas, we have you covered with this gift guide. These brands offer unique and exciting products that are sure to wow your mother or favourite boss.
I wanted this list to hold a special place in my heart, and every brand listed is founded or run by a fabulously talented and hardworking woman. Happy shopping!
Well-being and self-care
1. Getting to Happy
Getting to Happy is a movement to inspire our community to live happier and healthier lives. The box set of 31 cards increases well-being and happiness through science-backed activities and ideas. Getting to Happy has three gift sets; for adults, kids, and new mums.
2. Super Synbiotics
If you are worried about bloating and indigestion from the upcoming holiday food, try taking the daily, clinically proven pre- and pro-biotic supplement from Synbiotic15 with patented lactic acid bacteria and all-natural plan fibres.
3. Founders Beauty
Founders Beauty was born out of the desire to empower individuals to better understand nature and its ability to heal. For the gifting season, Founders Beauty is launching a holiday wellness bundle containing a travel pack of the Creamy Clay Concentrate, and PlanWell, a planner designed to enhance one's ability to make time of self-care and skincare.
Creative, fuss-free and fun, Nodspark is Singapore's leading brand of nail polish wraps that aspire to celebrate effortless beauty. The brand was created as a simple self-care kit for women who relish looking put together with oh-so-little time.
There is no better way to kick-start your 2023 health goals than with some quality supplements.
MadeFrom focuses on creating high-quality supplements with the belief that the best for our bodies will always be real food. Their supplements contain real food sources, using 100 per cent natural ingredients with no added sugar.
6. The Clean Addicts Wholefoods Bakery
The Clean Addicts specialises in creating guilt-free vegan desserts and snacks that are low in sugar yet remain tasty and nutritious. Shop the brand's Christmas collection for gluten-free, nut-free, and diabetic-friendly options so no one is left out.
Ollie is an eco-conscious company that believes in harnessing the power of essential oils for a cleaner, greener way of life. Its essential oil-based home and lifestyle products are 100 per cent safe and created for the total well-being of your home. Ollie also launched holiday gifting options that come in gorgeous botanical gift boxes.
8. Escential The Body Tonic
This handcrafted bath and body brand based in Singapore creates products that are natural and made with sustainable ingredients inspired by the ancient wisdom of our mothers and grandmothers steeped in Asian traditional well-being practices. Their Christmas Special Limited Edition Gift Box contains a spiced cider bar soap, invigorating bath salt mix, and a snowflake soy way candle.
Fashion and jewellery
9. Del Rio Jewels
Del Rio Jewels was inspired by founder Henna's own journey as a cancer researcher by training. She brought her unique story and sense of style to the timeless pieces she creates using sold gold or sterling silver with the hopes that everyone, man or woman can create their own story in the jewellery they wear.
10. KYND Collective
KYND is a sustainable label on a mission to protect the planet through innovation. The brand creates high-quality active, and swimwear exclusively made using sustainable techno-fabrics, from recycled ocean and landfill plastics.
11. Roses & Rhinos
Roses & Rhinos is a creative-conscious clothing and accessories brand for kids and women. The idea behind the brand is to purposefully design for comfort and in the hopes to delight and inspire their customers.
12. Mooncheeks Period Underwear
Mooncheeks period underwear uses a unique in-built four-layer technology in its gusset that absorbs your period blood. It looks and feels like regular underwear allowing you to feel comfortable and stylish even while on your period. Enjoy a fuss-free period this Christmas with Mooncheeks.
13. Maisha Concepts
Maisha Concepts belongs to a family of artisans who live in the village of Kaladera, Jaipur, where immediate family members and relatives work together to keep the enterprise running. For the gifting season, the brand is launching gift boxes that include napkins, placements, runners, recycled paper lanterns, and a card.
Echevaria is a botanical design studio with a focus on sustainable floristry. Get yourself in the festive spirit by joining our special workshop to create your own beautiful Christmas wreath from scratch. Hosted at Zerrin at Marina One, you'll make your own creation using regionally sourced foliage as well as re-pottable plants.
15. Anjia Living
When you can't quite put the finger on what's wrong, but you know something is off—it may be your feng shui. Create a more positive and supportive environment by making minor adjustments to the furniture placement and other objects in your home. Start 2023 right by booking a session today.
16. Picture Book by Chantal Travers
A Singapore Christmas Delight is a children's hardback picture book written by Chantal Travers. This wonderful gift and keepsake showcases the beauty of Singapore against the backdrop of an imagined and magical cold and snowy Christmas day and night. The rhyming story makes it a pleasure to read for both parents and children alike.
Nimbu is Singapore's first circular brand for kids. The brand specialises in beautiful and comfortable premium cotton ethnic clothes, toys and books. Anything bought on the website can be returned once kids outgrow them, in exchange for credits that offset the next purchase. For Christmas, the brand is launching pyjama sets for the family and an array of other unique and sustainable gifts.