With Christmas just around the corner, shopping for gifts at the malls along Orchard Road becomes an exciting affair. Explore the art of elegant gift giving with the following well-known brands.
To celebrate this festive season, British fragrance brand Jo Malone offers special Christmas collections such as the Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle, Cologne Collection, and Scented Travel Candle Collection. This year, the countdown to Christmas is even more exciting when you give someone Jo Malone’s special Advent calendar—an incredibly luxurious gift that will surely be loved by whomever you decide on. The calendar showcases an illustration of the façade of a Georgian town house, and inside each drawer you’ll find little luxuries such as refined colognes and rich body crèmes. You can find this and other Jo Malone gifts at Takashimaya shopping centre or Tangs Orchard.
Penhaligon’s is an English perfume house founded in 1870 by William Penhaligon. Stepping inside the store is like entering a multisensory wonderland, where sights and smells abound. From Hammam Bouquet, the very first scent that founder William Penhaligon concocted in 1872 after inhaling the steam and sulphurous aromas of his neighbouring Turkish baths, to the current cocktail of fragrances woven with ingredients like bergamot and fine jasmine, you’ll be spoilt for choice. This holiday season, there are various Christmas sets for you to choose from. Whether you like florals, citrus, or notes of wood and spice, allow the store manager at ION Orchard to assist you with your scent selection.
Lladró was founded in Valencia, Spain, in the 1950’s by three brothers with a passion for porcelain. Whether it’s a miniature ballerina, a pretty flamenco dancer, or a praying angel, every delicate figurine is still crafted in Lladró’s factory in Valencia. From the original sketches to sculpturing, embellishing, and firing in the kiln, each piece of Lladró porcelain is entirely handmade by expert artists. This year’s collection includes The Three Wise Men—a colourful version of the original sculpture that Lladró gave as a present to Pope Paul VI. You can find this masterpiece and others at the Lladró store at Takashimaya shopping centre.
Maison Hédiard has been known as a luxury fine-food specialist since it was established in 1854 by Ferdinand Hédiard. In Singapore, this French gourmet gift boutique located at Tanglin Road offers a world of edible gift ideas from Christmas jam and madeleines teas to chocolates, fruit jellies, and gingerbread men. You can even create your own bespoke festive hamper. Simply select an elegant gift box, add products, and have it delivered. Your friends will love you for it.