7 December 2015

Singapore Christmas Gift Guide 2015: The pleasure edition

It's that time of the year again when corporate gifts are bought, and there is lots of choice.

Source: Kaizer Leather website.

Kaizer Leather is offering a range of leather-based business gifts, from hand-crafted travel luggage to small leather goods. The Cavalry Business Bag (pictured above) is made of full-grained vegetable-tanned Italian calf leather, and comes with a detachable and adjustable leather shoulder strap.

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Source: Guardian. Artist's impression of the pop-up at City Hall MRT Station.

For those pressed for time, Guardian Health & Beauty is bringing the shopping right to the train platform at City Hall MRT station in Singapore. Commuters can browse some 1,600 products in personal, health and beauty care in a virtual popup store up till 30 December. Commuters need only scan the QR code* for the products they want to buy to be brought to a purchase page. Deliveries can be made to a Singapore address at a specific date and time within two days.

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Naked Wear is offering 40% off both apparel and tattoos. The company is known for fitness wear designed for affordability, style, security and comfort. For gym fans, Naked Wear recommends Starburst, while Othello is ideal for runners. HIIT devotees will appreciate Shock!Rock with its 'H' style back, while yoga enthusiasts and swimmers may like mesh-based Peekablue. From now till December 31, 2015, check out with the code NAKEDXMAS40 to enjoy the promotion. Terms and conditions apply.

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Source: Meritus Hotels & Resorts.

Festive hampers and Christmas gift packs are available from Meritus Hotels & Resorts in Singapore. The Christmas selection is available directly from the Marina Mandarin Singapore till 25 December 2015. Online orders and deliveries are available too, covering a selection of festive gourmet meats, log cakes, fruit cakes, panettoni, chocolate and baked goodies.

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Source: Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy website. The signature chempadak log cake.

It's a Peranakan Christmas Indulgence at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. Christmas takeaways include festive meats, gingerbread delights and log cakes. The must-try this year is the signature chempedak log cake. The hotel is also offering corporate dinner and dance packages complete with a buffet dinner.

From 23 December to 3 January 2016 the hotel has prepared a five-course set meal at the Breez Bistro that offers choices of chicken, beef Wellington and ocean trout. Seasonal dishes are also available at the Wave Cafe, including slow cooked duck confit served with smoked mashed potatoes, black olives and baby greens with orange dressing. The dish costs S$18 inclusive of a bottle of Yeo’s Tropicana Twister, soup of the day and a cup of coffee or tea.

Download the Christmas order form

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French restaurant Angelina’s White Christmas 2015 Limited Edition hamper, S$180, features a limited edition Christmas Tea - a black tea combining Chinese tea with Sri Lankan tea, orange peel and gingerbread aroma with flower petals - their iconic hot chocolate in limited edition packaging, an assortment of 19 chocolates and a chestnut cream. Hampers can also be customised. Specially packaged hot chocolate, tea and mini jam sets are also available.

The walnut-crusted halibut, with citrus fennel and hot & sour trout roe vinaigrette, a main course in the three-course Christmas menu.

For those who are looking to organise a Christmas meal, Angelina has also specially put together a Christmas menu, showcasing luxury ingredients such as oysters, foie gras and chestnuts, evocative of the holidays in France. The all-day, three-course Christmas menu at S$60++, is available till 31 December, while a four-course menu at S$70++ is available* on 24 and 25 December.

Oyster duo, with a baked and a fresh Rockefeller oyster, part of the four-course Christmas menu at Angelina.

The four-course meal has options such as roasted winter squash & ginger soup with scallop and caviar, roast turkey and roast beef. Angelina is at #01-82, Capitol Galleria, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore.

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GoGoVan, a same-day courier, delivery and moving service has partnered with The Soup Spoon restaurant and FarEastFlora.com on weekly giveaways to surprise loved ones in Singapore during Christmas. To participate:

1. Like and share the Facebook post
2. Tag the person you want to share the giveaway with
3. Answer the following question in the comment box: “Which GoGoVan service do I choose to deliver the giveaway?" (hint)

The contest ends on 20 December. Terms & conditions apply.

GoGoVan is also offering Christmas deliveries from 21 to 24 December 2015. Users just need to download the GoGoVan App, book their trip and use the promocode LASTMIN to get 50% off their shopping deliveries. The promotion is limited to the first 200 users.

Source: Delegate website. There are convenient category tabs such as 'conference', 'corporate event' and 'dinner and dance'. The categories displayed for a 'conference' above include emcees, yacht charters, artwork, DJs, technology and corporate gifts.
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And if organising an event is more of what you have in mind, consider using the Delegate platform. Delegate allows businesses to discover, compare and hire event vendors for their corporate functions. There are 170 vendors listed, and the match-making service is free.


Read the WorkSmart Asia blog posts about the 2015 festive season, including:

Singapore Gift Guide 2015, the tech edition

Who in APAC will be spending the most online, according to the Adobe Digital Index
How Facebook sees mobile redefining the season

Hong Kong's Winter Wonderland experience
The City of Sydney's Christmas programme

Sofitel So Singapore's French fusion Christmas menu
The launch of Casa Ferrero, Ferrero Rocher's popup store
House of Sillage launches the Holiday by House of Sillage fragrance

Hashtags: #GoGoGifting, #Naked_Wear

*A QR code reader app like i-nigma, available for Android and iOS, is required to scan the QR codes for each product

**Advance bookings only