Looking for that perfect housewarming gift in Singapore? We’ve shortlisted a few great gifts that your friends will actually find useful!
So you’ve been invited to a housewarming party by friends or family members and you’re stuck when it comes to finding the perfect housewarming gift. We’ve got some great ideas to help you out – from affordable tableware to luxury candles, gourmet goodies, gorgeous homeware gifts, and plenty more – and the bonus is that these house gifts are actually useful to boot!
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1. Eye-catching dishware or tableware
Tableware and dining sets are probably one of the most important investments you’ll make in a new home. Pick up elegant but affordable dinner sets, drinkware and glassware from Table Matters – expect floral, geometric and even nature-themed patterns. We reckon a centrepiece fruit bowl, a large platter or a couple of cute tapas bowls make the perfect housewarming gift in Singapore, as these don’t need to match whatever tableware your friend already has.
2. Beautiful tablecloth or napkin sets
We have a huge style crush on the vibrant, artisan-made tablecloths from Maisha Concept. We are also about to let you in on one of our all-time secret shopping gems: Dilip Textiles on Arab Street is a treasure trove of gorgeous fabrics, tablecloths in block print, and pretty pink napkins – it’s housewarming gifts galore! It is way cheaper than many other places in town and the owners are lovely to chat to. You may need to do some sleuthing first to find out what table size your friend has to make this the perfect housewarming gift. Ask if their table is round, square, or rectangular and how many people it seats (ideally the actual size is best!).
Other spots to find table linens, napkins, placemats and other accessories as gifts include The Planter’s Bungalow, which has affordable, block-printed options and Hankie Pankie, where you’ll find plenty of table napkin options that will add a generous pop of colour to any dining room.
3. Luxury scented candles
Candles are another wonderful housewarming gift idea, and there are plenty of great options to choose from in Singapore. We’ve got a soft spot for Mira‘s artisanal, peony-shaped candles. Each one is hand poured with high-quality soy wax and doubles up as a fab table centrepiece. Strait Lights has a small selection of scented Village Candles inspired by places in Singapore – think ylang ylang, rose, peppercorn and more for its Orchard Candle, made to reflect Orchard Road’s charm.
Alternatively, pick up popular luxury candles from Dior, Jo Malone, Loewe and Maison 21G. If you’d rather make a personalised scented candle as a housewarming gift in Singapore, The Scent Supply Co. has fab workshops where you can pick your preferred scents, candle size, type of wax and more.
4. Gorgeous blooms
A low-maintenance plant in a cute pot is another great housewarming gift idea – it’s got plenty of personality without adding on any gardening workload; houseplants have been shown to be a mood booster too. Pick up hassle-free greenery such as ZZ plants, snake plants, or dried eucalyptus and flowers from stores like Tumbleweed or Sing See Soon.
Alternatively, consider getting a flower subscription or a congratulatory bouquet as a housewarming gift instead. We’ve got a whole list of flower delivery services and florists with floral subscription offers.
If you’d like something a little less conventional, then why not pick up a terrarium from The Green Capsule? Each one is available in different shapes and sizes, and you can add succulents, decorative items and more. There are also terrarium workshops if you’d like to personalise your housewarming gift.
5. Framed prints
Not only does a framed art print add a fresh vibe to any space, but it’s also a great way to put a little personality on display. Pick up gorgeous art prints from Independent Market or Eck&Art Designs – the prints from both brands are themed to reflect Singapore’s heritage and are perfect as a housewarming gift in Singapore!
Canvas & Weaves retail art prints from artists such as Tanya Timble, Em+Co, Kosha Shah, Tilla, Lou Lauwerys and more in abstract, figurative and traditional styles. On a budget? Etsy always delivers with affordability and quality, and you can even commission a custom art print.
6. Gourmet goodies
If your giftee is a foodie, then they’ll totally appreciate gourmet food or a luxury sweet treat as a housewarming gift. You can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates and Mr Bucket Chocolaterie delivers on indulgence with its luxury bonbons, available in exciting flavours such as Salted Egg Yolk, Double Soy Caramel and boozy Mulled Wine. Alternatively, browse through our list of top chocolate brands for more chocolate gift inspo.
Looking for other foodie-themed housewarming gift ideas that’ll win you brownie points? Asador‘s Mantequilla (house-smoked butter) goes great with any bread basket, or you can pick up a bottle of vino to celebrate instead.
7. Singapore-themed card or board games
What better way to celebrate at a housewarming party than with game night after dinner? We’ve got a whole list of Singapore-themed games, which are fun for the whole group to play together. Click here to read more!
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