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by Lim Sue Qin
Want to shop for your loved ones this season? It might be useful to get a few ideas as to what you can buy them and where to go, especially since Christmas is a season of promotions and discounts!
Hosting a Christmas party?
Head down to IKEA to get started! Starting December, they have lined up 24 days of double deals on selected furniture and accessories. You can start marking the dates on your calendar here: http://www.singapore-ikea.com/xmas/ . Furthermore, IKEA is selling essential party accessories that not only serves their purpose, but are pleasing to the eyes as well.
Buying a treat for the family?
Emicakes is a bakery specialising in eggless, durian and chiffon cakes. Emicakes is currently having 12 merry days of Christmas offers and discounts on their cakes. Visit them and take a look! Find something tasty, and share the joy with your family!
If you’ve missed out on the dates for Emicakes, no worries, because Prima Deli is here to save the day! Prima Deli is rolling out some log cakes with discounted prices, ranging from 10% to 25% off, depending on how early you order. These log cakes look absolutely delightful, and are sure to taste magnificent!
Buying presents for friends?
If your friend loves Starbucks, it’s the perfect place to visit as they are having fabulous discounts off mugs and tumblers. It’s a great place to catch up with old friends too as they will give out free drinks with some purchases. The more the merrier!
Other awesome places to shop for gifts
1. Artisan Up Market
2. Public Gardens Christmas Market
The Public Garden Market gathers some of Singapore’s creative individuals to provide an alternative place to buy your presents! Support Singapore’s local creative industry and delight your loved ones with unique gifts this Christmas. Dates of the Christmas market are 7-8 Dec, and 14-15 Dec. Simply head down to TripleOne Somerset, level 16.
3. Clarke Quay Traders’ Market: Christmas Edition
If you are shopping for last-minute gifts, this is a good place to check out. From 20 to 21 December, 5 to 11pm, head down to Trader’s Market located at Central Fountain Square. While shopping, you can also grab a bite from nearby restaurants and enjoy the breeze from the Singapore River: a great way to spend the night and get your shopping done.