Soaking in all the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas – there’s nothing quite like a feelgood festive retail experience, where the mission is to buy great gifts for yourself and all the worthy people in your life.
This year, Raffles City Singapore is ready to level up your December shopping adventures, quite literally. Welcoming shoppers outside the mall is the world’s tallest 8000% BE@RBRICK, standing at a whopping 5.6m.
There’s a lot to see, eat, do and buy at Raffles City, your one-stop festive destination. From stylish cafes or snack stalls if you need a refuel as you shop, to fantastic dining-in or takeaway options for the whole family, along with Raffles City Market Place and SCOOP Wholefoods Australia for all your cooking and hosting needs, there’s something for everyone. And of course, a plethora of fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores to satisfy even the most picky of shoppers.
If you need some help with your Christmas gifting, here’s a guide on all the stylish things to buy for the amazing people on your nice list this Yuletide season.
For the style-conscious beauty insider
For the glam beauty addict in your inner circle for whom aesthetics is paramount, and who’s always in this season’s latest looks, this gilded gift ticks all the right boxes. The Rouge Dior Minaudière is the shining pride of Dior Beauty’s Christmas 2021 collection. It’s created specially to house the iconic Rouge Dior lipstick and three refills (in the house’s emblematic 999 shade, and colours created for the season – 466 Pink Rose, 858 Red Pansy and 862 Winter Poppy. The case, which displays an engraving of Dior’s iconic 30 Avenue Montaigne facade in Paris, can be carried as a clutch or slung over the shoulder, and comes with a detachable cylindrical lipstick holder.
Dior Beauty, #01-04 to 05
For the eco-conscious skincare junkie
What do you give to the skincare-loving pal who’s big on saving the environment, and is always on the lookout for clean beauty options? With Christmas gift sets from cute stocking stuffers to luxe skincare faves, Fresh has packaged its bestsellers into 14 curated coffrets – gift-packed and ready to be presented to the folks in your life who love skincare and the environment.
This year, the brand’s holiday gift boxes and sleeves are plastic-free and recyclable, with materials from responsibly-managed forests. Your eco-conscious friend will love Fresh’s best-selling products like the Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask, made with botanical and natural ingredients, and now packaged to make minimal impact on the planet.
For the colleague who’s serious about scents
Your colleague always smells amazing, so it makes perfect scents (we mean sense) to gift her something that will give her olfactory system a happy jolt. Penhaligon’s, the storied British perfume house beloved by royalty and aristocrats, invites scent aficionados to step into a world of whimsy this Christmas, where fragrant surprises promise to delight and defy expectations. Its special festive gift sets boast a definite vintage flavour, and the packaging is all about candy canes and sweet festive treats. A totally scent-sational gift that will delight your favourite cubicle mate or co-worker, even if you’ve not smelled them much this year!
For the bright spark cousin
Always chic and classy, we all have that well-put together family member – the golden child of the clan who lights up the room. She deserves something bold from YSL Beauty, such as the edgy-chic LIBRE Eau de Parfum, a sensory gift that sparkles as brightly as her. The brand’s statement floral scent wrapped in gold is made for those who live by their own rules.
YSL Beauty, #01-41
For the chic and sassy sister
Your dearest sister’s always been a free spirit, inspired by the promise of adventure and all that life has to offer, and these trendy leather beauties from Furla embody that carefree and confident vibe. The Cruise 2022 collection is all about lightness and a renewed joy, making connections and a sense of community, and features cheerful and lively bags in leather, suede and eco-friendly shearling materials, combined with soft, warm, and precious fabrics. Great for her daily adventures, and for that trip overseas she’s planning with her pals.
For the family member you want to snuggle up with
Who has family members hankering for a winter ski holiday? Coach’s Holiday 21 collection has those playful retro après ski vibes perfect for your ski addict brother, cousin or niece. The wool sweater with a nostalgic Mickey design is great for Christmas weather, and the tote bag is a huggable accessory in a silver hue perfect for the festive season. These stylish picks are great for snuggling up together on a chilly December evening, whether you’re in your living room or in your favourite European ski resort. Christmas movie and hot cocoa optional.
Coach, #01-35 to 35A
For the quirky-cute BFF
Most fashion accessories out there are too boring for your offbeat BFF, with her whimsical yet chic fashion taste. When it comes to quirky fun, Kate Spade New York always delivers, with fun objects re-imagined into clutches, rings and shoes.
This year’sholiday collection is all about getting together again and celebrating the people and things that matter. Would a playful crossbody bag shaped like a slice of pizza, a cute metallic tweed crossbody bag or striking red earrings with moveable parts make your fun-loving bestie smile? We think so.
Kate Spade New York, #01-23 to 24
For the sophisticated mother-in-law
Mummy dearest or your beloved mother-in-law aren’t easy to please when it comes to gifts, as they know exactly what they want, but these stylish baubles from APM Monaco will satisfy even the most picky of giftees. The Statement Pearl Drop Earrings with freshwater pearl will instantly add a surprise edge to mum or mum-in-law’s classy outfits this festive season.
APM Monaco, #01-06
A bear-y BE@RBRICK Christmas at Raffles City
If you need more reasons to hotfoot it to Raffles City for all your Christmas gifting, dining and hosting needs, here are a few more.
As part of Raffles City’s Love, BE@RBRICK Christmas campaign, you can redeem a limited edition BE@RBRICK CANDY CANE 100% with a minimum spend of $300 in a single receipt till Dec 26.
Shoppers can also redeem a set of exclusively-designed BE@RBRICK gift wrappers when they spend a minimum of $100 (on a maximum of three combined same-day receipts). The Merry Beary Triple Bonus, on till Dec 26, allows shoppers to get up to $50 eCapitaVoucher (limited to the first 1,000 shoppers to spend $150 in a single receipt across three different days at Raffles City).
There are also photo opportunities aplenty, as BE@RBRICK figures big and small are poised for selfies with customers. Look out for a special BE@RBRICK CANDY CANE 2000%, designed exclusively by ActionCity in partnership with Medicom Toy.
More beary arty festive cuteness abounds at Raffles City’s Garden Court at Level One, where you can check out a special collection by Los Angeles-based artist Steven Harrington. Look forward to a melange of funky art, apparel and merchandise as well as a special commemorative ActionCity 21st Anniversary BE@RBRICK designed by Steven Harrington.
Can’t get enough of BE@RBRICK? Check out the BE@RBRICK Gallery at the ActionCity Pop Up at #01- 22. Ogle close to 100 pieces of BE@RBRICK 1000% collectibles, including the BE@RBRICK Tokyo 2020 Olympics Emblem, BE@RBRICK Hajime Sorayama X Marvel Iron Man and more.
For more info on Raffles City Singapore’s festive activities and promotions, visit capitaland.com/sg/malls/rafflescity/en/LoveBearbrick.html or check out @RafflesCitySG on Instagram.
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