Sound the alarm! It’s a big RED ALERT: Target now ships to Singapore!
UPDATE (Dec 2015): Target is currently offering a 10% discount code off online orders for Singapore. Check it out at the end of this post, mama!
Big news for all you lovers of that big, red GLORIOUS bullseye store. No more lugging picture frames, cute plastic serving platters, toys and Christmas decorations in an extra suitcase back from the States. No more dreaming of red shopping carts and leisurely strolls through those wide friendly aisles stocked with your favourite, reasonably priced, everything from kids clothes to makeup to housewares to amazingly comfortable shoes. Yep, Christmas has come early, ladies, because Target has recently started shipping to Singapore! (Are you jumping up and down and “whooping” yet? Because we are.)
It’s like all those months of creative visualisation and silent prayers have finally paid off. Now, with just a few clicks (okay, a lot of clicks) practically all your favourite Target items can be purchased online and delivered to you all the way here in Singers. Right to your door! And it’s all set up to make it easy for you. Not only are prices conveniently listed on the site in SGD, but duties and taxes are calculated at checkout with guaranteed landed costs (which means no additional charges upon delivery). And they offer low international shipping rates — much better than what we’ve experienced with Amazon!
In the name of research, we immediately went to see which of our Target go-tos were available for shipping. The good news is that lots of products that we haven’t been able to find here in Singers (like Jessica Alba’s cult-fave Honest diapers and Burt’s Bees Baby Bee) are available, at totally reasonable prices to boot! Sadly drugstore items like Advil and NyQuil can’t be shipped outside the U.S., so it looks like we’ll have to make do with Panadol for the time being. But check out some of our Sassy Mama Target picks for babies, mamas and papas that we can’t wait to have shipped over:
Yes, admittedly part of the reason we love these diapers is that they come in absolutely the cutest prints on the market, but we consider it a total bonus that they’re also free of chlorine processing, latex, lotions, fragrances, common allergens, phthalates, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT), and most common allergens. (SGD 38.90)
Bonus: Pampers Swaddlers are also available all the way up to Size 6 (we could only find through size 2 in Singapore and have been at Amazon’s mercy for months). We love how soft and breathable this brand has been for bubs, and have a near-perfect non-leakage record, too!
Cheaper than any comparable products we buy at organic shops here, this hypo-allergenic, paraben-free formulation is 98.9% natural and smells heavenly — just the perfect combo of lavender and vanilla. We’re also fans of the companion body lotion, which is a steal at under 10 SGD! (SGD 20.40)
This is one we seriously stock up on by the dozen when we go back home; we just can’t get behind the roll-on thing here in Singers, but obviously deodorant is a major necessity for our sweaty tropical existence. Available at such a bargain price, too! (SGD 5.90)
We picked a few of these up pre-baby and they are the BEST: they come in cool, comfortable fabrics; are available in lots of colours; and cost about a third of what you’ll find for quality nursing bras here. You can also find them in a much wider variety of sizes! (SGD 25.40)
Oh how we’ve missed Target’s home design treasures. But now, funky gems like this are only a click away! (SGD 82.40)
Yeah, men can buy boxers here, but if they’re on the big side, their options are going to be limited (and expensive!). Now the hubs can stock up fuss free! (SGD 24.50)
Sure, you may still miss walking around eating popcorn and sipping on a Starbucks latte while you leisurely push your cart through the store. And of course, you’ll miss the coveted dollar section of the store, but OMG, let’s just reiterate this breaking story — You can shop at Target from the comfort of your own home. Your home that is in ASIA! Awww yeah, life just keeps getting better…
And what about that DISCOUNT CODE? To get 10% off your order, mama, enter the code FRIEND at checkout. We’re not sure how long it’s going to last, but it worked when we tried it. Happy shopping, mama!