GIFT by Changi Airport is the airport’s very own souvenir store that sells a line-up of Changi Airport merchandise and lifestyle products by local designers and brands. If you’re looking to bring home unique memorabilia for loved ones or keepsakes to remember your holiday in Singapore, read on to discover some of the most novel made-in-Singapore souvenirs!
Works by local artists
The Changi Airport gift shop retails several works by Singaporean talents such as Yip Yew Chong. Known for his heritage-themed hand-painted outdoor wall murals, his life-like drawings can be found around Singapore at places like Chinatown, Tiong Bahru and even Changi Airport ‘s Terminal 4 underpass. Here, you will find his paintings of Jewel and Changi Airport being made into tote bags, coasters and fridge magnets.
Another local artist’s works that you shouldn’t miss is from Lee Kow Fong, also known as Ah Guo. A picture-book author, columnist and full-time polytechnic lecturer, his artworks feature children and adorable animals in nostalgic places in Singapore, depicted in dreamy watercolour illustrations. At the gift shop, you can take home his manga-like creations in the form of postcards and posters. More of his illustrations will be available on tote bags and pouches from August onwards.
Yip Yew Chong Fridge Magnet S$6.90 (incl. GST)
Yip Yew Chong Coaster S$8.90 (incl. GST) per piece; S$15 (incl. of GST) for set of Jewel and Vortex designs; S$30 (incl. of GST) for set of 4 Changi Terminal designs
Yip Yew Chong Tote Bag S$20 (incl. GST)
Ah Guo Postcard S$1.20 (incl. GST)
Ah Guo Poster: S$32 (incl. GST) for one design; S$90 (incl. GST) for a set of 3 designs
A taste of Singapore
Singapore is known for being a food paradise, and what better way to bring home a slice of Singapore than with these delicious, one-of-a-kind food souvenirs!
If you’re someone who cannot resist chocolates, you should definitely check out these artisanal chocolate bars from Fossa Chocolate. Made in Singapore, the chocolates are handcrafted from scratch using high quality cocoa beans which are sustainably sourced and are available in innovative flavours with an Asian twist. Try the Chilli Peanut Praline Dark Chocolate, inspired by the satay sauce - a rich peanut sauce made to go with a local hawker favourite, barbeque skewered meat! You will also find exclusive chocolates named after the iconic gardens in Changi Airport like the Orchid Garden, Butterfly Garden and Canopy Park.
There’s also a range of cookies infused with unique Singaporean flavours. Founded by local pastry chef Daniel Tay, the Old Seng Choong brand pays homage to his dad’s traditional confectionery shop Seng Choong Confectionery which closed in 1996. He created a line of cookies truly representative of the food in Singapore – think flavours like Smoky Bakwa (barbeque pork jerky), Laksa (spicy coconut-milk based noodle soup), Hae Bee Hiam (spicy dried shrimp) and Bak Kut Teh (peppery soup with pork ribs)!
Fossa Chocolate S$12 (incl. GST)
Old Seng Choong cookies S$19.80 (incl. GST)
Supporting local communities
Changi Airport also supports home-grown artists with special needs by retailing their merchandise at the gift shop. One of such social enterprise is The Art Faculty – a platform by Pathlight School that celebrates the creative talents of people with autism and related challenges. A variety of the artists’ delicate artworks are translated onto chopstick sets, bamboo fibre cups, business card cases, pouches, tote bags and more. For every sale of the product, the artists earn royalties and learn the value of work and financial independence.
EDEN + ELIE is another Singapore-based brand that works with individuals with autism. The jewellery line trains and employs adults with autism as skilled artisans to produce handcrafted Peranakan-inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets. These stunning pieces are designed and made in Singapore, using an intricate bead-weaving technique.
Merchandise by The Art Faculty retails from S$8 onwards (incl. GST)
Jewellery by EDEN + ELIE retails from S$103 onwards (incl. GST)
Passengers who travel frequently through Changi Airport might remember this distinctive scent. With fresh floral notes of orchid, Asian spices and a variety of plants, this Orchid Tea fragrance is diffused throughout the airport, including the main doors at departure halls and along 64 of the airport’s gangways. And you can now get hold of this signature Changi Airport scent in a reed diffuser, perfume oil or candle at the gift shop.
Another unique gift option you should include in your list is the Flight Therapy spray mists. A collection of five blends, exclusively developed by Changi Airport, these pampering mists contain comforting herbs and plants like lavender, lemongrass and chamomile, and are designed to help soothe and refresh pre or post flight.
Changi Scent Reed Diffuser S$24.90 (incl. GST)
Changi Scent Perfume Oil S$24.90 (incl. GST)
Changi Scent Candle $19.90 (incl. GST)
Flight Therapy mist sprays S$19.90 (incl. GST)
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #04-233
Opening hours: Daily, 10.00am to 10.00pm
With this comprehensive list of must-buy souvenirs, you’ll never run out of gift ideas for your friends or families. Now that souvenir shopping is taken care of, be sure to check out the host of retail and dining options at Jewel, or the attractions at Canopy Park before you depart Singapore!