Stumped on what to get your little angels this Christmas, mamas? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas from both Singapore and abroad that are sure to keep the kiddos merry on Christmas morning. Just make sure to leave plenty of time for international shipments, as we all know Santa Claus gets pretty busy this time of year! And look out for our other Gift Guides for Hubbies & Dads and Mama & Friends!
Aqua/Rose Bird Cotton Pajama Set
We love these gorgeous cotton voile PJs from Singapore-based label Feroza Designs. The soft, lightweight fabric is perfect for Singapore nights, and the pattern and colours are neutral enough for boys or for girls.
$58 at Feroza Designs
Disney Princesses: Frozen Shop
From tiaras to activity kits, to the requisite Elsa dress (and Elsa hair extensions!) this collection has everything your little Frozen-obsessed munchkin could want. Little boys shouldn’t feel left out, either, as there’s a nice range of gender-neutral Olaf goods as well.
$12.80 & up at Gilt.com
Dog Ear Books Subscription
Cultivate a love of reading with this bespoke service for kids ages 3 months to 12 years. Each month, the Dog Ear team carefully curates a selection of books to send to your little one based on age and gender, so you know kiddo will look forward to each month’s special book delivery. With 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month packages, prices work out to much cheaper than what you’ll find in bookstores — even with shipping included!
Packages start from $19.90; see Dog Ear Books for more
Fabelab Origami Swan
Whether the kiddos are feeling crafty or cuddly, this ingenious gift has got them covered — literally! What starts out as a snuggly nest for babies becomes a playmat and foldable soft toy for little ones, inspiring imagination, creativity and mobility along the way.
$55.30 at Bloesem Shop
Happy Horse ‘Monkey Mo’ Roly Poly
This sweet and soft monkey should provide hours of entertainment for bubs who are mastering the art of reaching and swatting, while the range of colours and textures is perfect to provide extra stimulation.
$21.60 at Babylicious.com.sg
J. Crew Slip-on Sneakers in Rainbow Sequins
Slip-ons are all the rage this season so your little fashionista will go gaga for these colourful, comfy kicks.
$149.20 at J. Crew (PSST! Get 25% off online orders through tonight with the code VERYMERRY)
Lumley Locket Toadstool Lamp
At Sassy Mama we’re big fans of the uniquely designed and one-of-a-kind gifts from Lumley Locket. Their whimsical toadstool lamp features a gorgeous wood and is the perfect glowing bedside lamp to help soothe littlies to sleep.
$130 at Lumley Locket
Lundby Stockholm Dollhouse
We wish they’d made dollhouses like this back in our day; in fact, we wouldn’t mind moving in to this modern masterpiece! Featuring working lights and a transformer, this high-quality home also comes with a full set of “Summer Family” dolls.
$599 at Playhao, 583 Orchard Road, #02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
My First Book of Hokkien Words
This clever local publication will have your littlie gabbing with the taxi uncles and ordering up their favourite hawker dishes like a pro, lah.
$28 at naiise.com; Christmas Pop-Up Store open through 24 December at 72-74 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209400
My First Years Personalised Hooded Fleece Dressing Gown
Cute, practical and personalised, a special gift for a cheeky cherub.
$88.28 (including international shipping) at www.notonthehighstreet.com
Palomar Galileo’s Telescope
For mini star-gazers, this high-quality piece is actually a replica of the first telescope built by Galileo back in 1609. A history and astronomy lesson, all rolled into one!
$299 at Playhao, 583 Orchard Road, #02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Purple Paw Prints Books
Award-winning trio of kids’ books by Singapore-based author Sarah Mounsey with illustrations by Jade Fang.
$37.50 at www.sarahmounsey.com
Rock-a-Thigh Baby Socks
A huge hit in the U.S., these over-the-knee socks are great for even the chubbiest, smooshiest baby thighs and come in some boffo colours and patterns. Ideal for bubs riding in carriers, or for little ones learning to potty train, they’re also a natural choice for traveling to cold weather climes.
Available locally from $11.83 at www.babyfeetsg.com
Stuurtje Flamingo printed T-shirt
We love this adorable flamingo print t-shirt for active little monkeys. Specialising in comfortable but cool separates, each Stuurtje piece is carefully sewn by Vietnamese women working from home, so you can rest assured you’re also giving back this holiday season.