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It’s Almost Christmas! Start Your Festive Shopping Early with These Gift Ideas

Nov 24 2020 - Blog

It’s never too early for a party! Join us as we start the celebrations bright and early. This November, stay tuned for plenty of deals coming your way – and with the festive season coming right up, there’s no better time to start stocking up on gifts. Treat yourself to something nice or start checking items off your present list; there’s something for everyone.

It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year, and that means it’s the season to give and receive! Whether it’s to end the year with treating yourself to something nice, or getting ready for the annual Christmas exchange with your family and friends – there’s always a mad rush to stock up on everything you need.

This year, why not switch things up and do things differently for a change? Instead of waiting till the last minute and joining the crowd of last-minute shoppers as Christmas looms just over the horizon, why not start your gift shopping early?

Here are some gift ideas to get the ball rolling:

Manifesto: fashion pieces and accessories

We may not be able to hold grand Christmas parties this year, but there’s no reason not to dress up for a cosy get-together with your family! Make your home your runway and strut down the corridors in style.

Founded by French-Algerian designer Walid Zaa Zaa, Manifesto is a cutting-edge fashion and lifestyle brand. Every piece is uniquely curated, allowing you to make a bold fashion statement everywhere you go. Choose from a wide range of men’s and women’s wear, accessories, jewellery, wallets, bags, and more.

atomi: furniture and lifestyle pieces

This year, why not make your gifts all about aesthetics and practicality? Spruce up someone’s home by gifting them a statement piece from atomi, a furniture and lifestyle store.

Each item found in their store is specially handpicked by atomi’s owners, and cannot be found anywhere else in Singapore. Be spoilt for choice with a wide range of products, such as a classy side table, a handy enamel coffee pot, or a bamboo sake glass set.

Oo La Lab: perfumery kits

Instead of simply giving someone a gift that they might or might not use, how about investing in a shared experience instead? Oo La Lab is a craft fragrance lab that offers D.I.Y. perfumery kits, where you can make your own perfume. Do this by yourself or with your friends and family; it’s the perfect activity for all ages!

Choose from different kits that contain seven to nineteen different fragrance notes, which you can mix and match to create a scent that’s uniquely yours.

nenä: essential oils and natural remedies

There’s nothing like winding down at the end of a long day with turning down the lights, and relaxing in a bathtub with a glass of wine in hand. Get in the mood with essential oils from nenä, who provides wellness rituals for urban warriors.

Their essential oils are 100% pure and natural, each having a different base of various fruits, roots, flowers, herbs, leaves, spices, and so on. Their ‘natural remedies’ range is also of interest, where they tout remedies that will help you to feel alert, balanced, relaxed, and more.


Sky Premium: fruits flown in from Japan

The key to a man’s – or woman’s! – heart is through his stomach, so why not make an impression by giving your friends or family some fresh fruit flown in directly from Japan?


The period between October and December is the season for pears! Check out the high-grade Japanese pears, which are known to have a tart sweetness. Alternatively, the La France pears are juicy beyond compare, with a smooth creamy texture.

These ears are a great snack to consume on their own, or as part of a dessert. Get creative with this easy-to-make Poached Pear Tart recipe by ABC Cooking Studio!


Persimmons become fully ripe during autumn; the riper they get, the sweeter they become! Containing a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fibre, and tannin, persimmons help to regulate blood flow, as well as boost cell and digestive health.

Enjoy a seedless variety, or try the unique Kinokawa Black Persimmons. These derive their black colouring from aged tannin, which is the result of a special growing technique. They’re available for a limited time only, so grab them while you can!

The Fuji Persimmons are shaped like a cone, with its name inspired by the iconic Mount Fuji, Larger than the average persimmon, these are both non-astringent and seedless, containing high amounts of vitamin A and fibre.


So, which of the above has caught your eye? Or, shall we say, which haven’t? Stock up your shopping carts from the comfort of your own home by shopping via Sky Premium’s member-exclusive eStore, where you can find all of the above and more. The eStore is where we bring you the finest selection of novelty lifestyle items with our curated partners, luxury branded products, and premium Japanese delicacies freshly flown in from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market at Zero Markup prices.

Do note that the eStore is only accessible by Sky Premium members. It’s not too late to join in the fun – sign up now for exclusive discounts, privileges and more!

Discover the best of Japan with Sky Premium’s exclusive premium club membership today.