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With just over 2 weeks to Christmas, here are some great gift ideas, if you've still not decided on what to get for your friends and family. During this season of gifting, Changi Airport can be your all-in-one destination to shop for everything you need. With several hundred retail stores dotted across both Changi and Jewel, there's bound to be something for everyone on your list.

Here's a series of gifts lined up according to what your loved ones might like.

Stylish gifts for those who love the finer things in life

Nothing pleases these giftees more than something a little fancy. Here are some premium gift ideas that will surely put a twinkle in their eye.

1. In Good Company

With its high ceilings, fancy doors and a famed gelato store right at its entrance, this local fashion boutique feels more like an art gallery than your average retail store. Their clothes might look simple at first glance, but they’ve been specially designed to be both timeless and versatile, thanks to their stylish silhouettes and clever detailing.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-214/215/216
Opening hours:  Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm

2. Evisu

Evisu prides itself on being the first true collectable denim brand in the world, introducing casual fashionistas to the world of connoisseur-quality Japanese selvedge denim. Vibrant, chic and bold, this modern fashion label takes traditional Japanese elements and mashes them with high-fashion denim to create street fashion unlike any other.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-261
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm

3. The Shirt Bar

Something special for the men? Head to The Shirt Bar. This local brand carries a carefully crafted collection of shirts for every occasion. But it’s not enough to just wear a shirt, that’s why they’ve got a whole range of other menswear and accompanying accessories to spruce up the whole outfit. Your chic male friends will thank you.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #B1-240
Opening hours: Opens daily from 12:00m to 8:00pm

For the wanderlusty friends

These are the friends you know who have already (or will definitely) booked their flights out of Singapore now that quarantine-free travel has been made possible by the vaccinated travel lanes.

1. Gift by Changi Airport

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Shop for Changi Airport merchandise and unique gifts from local brands here.

This is the only place where you’ll find Changi Airport inspired merchandise, including a perfume known as the Changi Scent. Yes, it really smells like the airport itself — floral from Orchids with a hint of Asian spice! Perfect for travel-starved friends who miss the pre-flight feeling. Be sure to check out their new year-end merchandise when you celebrate the festivities at Jewel Changi Airport!

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #04 - 233
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm

2. Boarding Gate

Keeping in theme with its name, Boarding Gate boasts a comprehensive collection of luggage, travel accessories and bags that are both functional and fashionable. Who knows how long it’s been since your recipient has last gone on a trip? They’ll definitely appreciate having something new to take along on their next adventure abroad.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-239
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm

3. OSIM

It might seem a little odd to include OSIM under the travel section, but believe us when we say your giftee would appreciate having a portable massager on their next overseas trip. It’s been a while since they had to sit still for 12 hours straight, after all.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #B2-220
Opening hours: Monday to Friday — 10:30am to 9:30pm, Saturday to Sunday — 10:30am to 10:00pm

For the sports (and sportswear) fanatics

Chances are, these friends would’ve already gotten everything they need for their favourite sports — it’s part and parcel of being a jock. Still, there’s never too much of a good thing for these giftees.

1. Durasport

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At Durasport, find premium sports products for loved ones who enjoy sports like running, cycling, swimming, skiing and rock climbing. Image credit: Durasport

Do you have friends who love nothing more than the rush of adrenaline? Whether they’re into road racing or bouldering, you’ll find the perfect gifts at Durasport’s flagship store. You could even bring your giftee to shop in person and let them test out their new gear in a simulated “real-life” environment! Yes, there’s even a rock-climbing wall to test run those new climbing shoes.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-224/225
Opening hours: Opens daily from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

2. ASICS

The newest addition to Jewel’s sports scene is none other than ASICS. If you’re ever undecided over which shoe to get your sporty giftee, this is your safest bet. With almost 50 years of research under their belt, ASICS claims to embody the best in sporting needs, and we don’t doubt them.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-226
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm

3. Foot Locker

This two-level store is Foot Locker’s biggest branch in Singapore yet — with various sneakers and sportswear from global brands such as Adidas, Jordan, Puma, and more. Really, no one celebrates sneaker culture better than Foot Locker.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-254/255
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm

4. New Balance

Behold, one of the largest New Balance stores in Singapore! It’s only natural to be spoilt for choice in such a colossal outlet, which is why we’d recommend bringing your giftee along to try the machine-intelligent Stride ID corner that identifies their feet type and recommends the best shoe model and fit!

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-251/252
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday to Sunday, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday - 10:30am to 9:30pm

5. Fila

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You can’t go wrong with Fila, especially if your recipient’s a hypebeast. While some people might consider Fila more of a fashion brand than a sports brand, we say they’re both! Fila’s Chunky Sneaker series are so comfy you can’t really go wrong with those.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-220/221/222
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm

For the home decor enthusiasts

Nothing brings a dreary flat to life like heartfelt gifts to provide a pop of personality. Cute house slippers, scented candles or adorable centrepieces — you’ll find them all at Changi Airport.

1. Miss Hosay

Gift something quirky to spice up your recipients’ new apartment! Over Miss Hosay you’ll find interesting things like an illustrated map of love (to check off the countries they’ve been to) or adorable night lamps in the shape of a bubble tea cup.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02 - 214
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, Eve of Public Holidays — 11:30am to 9:00pm, Friday to Sunday, Public Holidays — 11:00am to 10:00pm

2. D!D Delighting Ideas

Looking to get a smashing gift while supporting local artists at the same time? At D!D Delighting Ideas, the products are intricately curated to best showcase the unique local flavour artists bring to the table. Here, you’ll find display porcelain dishes with iconic mascots (like the Merlion) and even noren, a half curtain that hangs in the doorway to divide rooms.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #02-215
Opening hours: Monday to Friday — 11:30am to 8:30pm, Saturday to Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays — 11:00am to 9:00pm

3. Duome Doll

Now this one’s for the sentimental folks — y’know, the ones that love anything that’s customised and handcrafted. Get them a doll made in their likeness by professional sculptors, or better yet, attend a DIY session and make them yourself!

Location:  Jewel Changi Airport #04-213A
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday —12:00pm to 8:00pm

4. Klosh

Klosh believes gifting is all about the art of giving, which is why they specialise in the cutest novelty home decors and lifestyle accessories that pretty much scream “I think of you!”. Who could resist an adorable lamp that looks like a giant lightbulb with the word ‘home’ on it?

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #04-230
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:30pm

For the foodies

These friends are probably the easiest to get gifts for. All you’ve got to do is gift them their favourite treats or a bottle of bubbly (perfect for Christmas!) and they’ll be over the moon.

1. 8 by Bottles & Bottles

At Christmas parties, you’ve got to have alcohol! Regardless of whether your recipient likes wine, spirits or sake, 8 by Bottles & Bottles has you covered with their ridiculously extensive selection. You wouldn’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet either, as they’ve got pretty decent deals from being their own importer and distributor.

Location: Terminal 3 #B2-51A
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm

2. L’eclair Patisserie

These carefully curated and éclairs glitter like gems when you peer through the shopfront. L’eclair Patisserie is the only outlet of Singapore’s first éclair speciality store and cafe, so you can be certain your recipient will be pleasantly surprised when they open their box of delicate goodies.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-235
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 11:00am to 9:00pm, Friday to Sunday - 11:00am to 10:00pm

3. Läderach Chocolatier Suisse

Have you ever seen chocolates made as intricately as these? The huge slabs of FrischSchoggi (fresh chocolate) on display through the shopfront constantly has heads turning in wonder. They’re all made in Switzerland before it’s air-flown to Singapore, where you’ll have the honour of completing the final leg of its journey by delivering it to your giftee.

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-241
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm

4. The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

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A paradise for all tea lovers!

Maybe your recipient likes to take an afternoon tea break every day or maybe they’re just a tea connoisseur. Either way, they’ll be sure to love a personalised tea hamper from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. That’s right! You can customise your gift and have it wrapped up in fancy packaging at their store. Or explore other exclusive gift sets offering a refreshing selection of festive teas to delight your loved ones. 

Location: Jewel Changi Airport #01-255
Opening hours: Opens daily from 11:00am to 9:30pm

Still can’t find what you want? There’s always online shopping!

For any gift you can’t find in Changi Airport’s physical stores, you’re sure to find it on iShopChangi or GetIt by Changi Recommends. Conveniently browse thousands of products from wines and spirits, perfumes and cosmetics, electronics and more, and easily compare prices, in just a few clicks. There are plenty of year-end Christmas sales so be sure to make use of all the discounts before you check out!

Plus, GetIt is offering a special personalised gift wrapping service for free, that comes with a gift box and a gift tag, when you purchase any of their Christmas gift sets from now till end December. Or simply include this add-on for just $4 when you're shopping for gifts on the site. 

 

Christmas shopping is a lot of work, so don’t forget to treat yourself to some good food at Changi Airport while you treat your friends and family. Happy holidays!

 

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