These are unprecedented times of travel bans, staying at home and not being able to go out and about meeting friends and doing what you love. Furthermore, figuring out a new routine of working from home can feel unfamiliar and stifling. But instead of feeling blue, why not make the best out of this time to recharge and wine down (pun intended)? With Changi Airport extending its tax-absorbed shopping island-wide to all Singapore-based residents, you’ll find all you need to amp up your self-care game and curb the boredom of staying home — we’re talking skincare, the latest gadgets and our favourite, wine & spirits (travel-exclusives and limited-edition sets included). And in true-blue duty-free fashion, get many of your favourite brands at an absolute steal.
Spend just S$99 on iShopChangi.com (or S$250 on iShopChangiWines.com to get free delivery of your shopping in as quick as three days (plus you won’t have to worry about delivery slots running out!). If you’re not sure what to shop for, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Spritz and primp even if you have nowhere to go
Why put on makeup or doll yourself up when you’re stuck at home, right? Wrong. Did you know putting on perfume or makeup is scientifically proven to lift your spirits? Different scents, for instance, can calm your mind and help you concentrate better as you tackle a day of video-calls and emails. If you’re itching for a new fragrance or beauty product, then good news — now you can get your hands on perfumes, colognes, and more at up to 40% off downtown prices!
Pick from signature classic scents from your favourite luxury perfume brands like Chloe and Calvin Klein. When it comes to makeup, the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipcube Set has more than 9 shades to choose from and is also more than 40% off downtown prices.
Multi-task and multi-mask
One of the best things about working from home? Being able to lounge in comfort and multi-task while working. For instance, you could be slapping on a face mask while replying an email and no one would know! By the end of this, you’ll be returning to your office more radiant than before.
Keep your skin clean and hydrated with iShopChangi travel exclusive sets by Sulwhasoo and SUM37º — perfect if you’d like a value-for-money introduction to the brand and the products they offer. Additionally, cult-favourite brands like SK-II, Skinceuticals, Elizabeth Arden and the more affordable MEDIHEAL have products available at up to 30% lower than downtown prices. If you spend above S$400 on Skinceuticals products, you’ll even get an additional 15ml serum worth S$99!
Plug in or turn it up
Not going out doesn’t mean not working out! Whether you’re a lo-fi or acoustic kind-a person, it’s time to turn up your favourite tunes for a good home-exercise. And if you’re in need of a new speaker or earphones, iShopChangi has a range of electronics at prices you won’t find in the retail stores downtown.
Selected speakers, for example, can go at up to 30% off. Even the bestselling Apple Airpods Pro are 7% lower than prices outside since tax is absorbed! If you’re not an Apple user, maybe a good noise-cancelling headphones from Sony will help tune out your noisy neighbours or construction works around the area.
Make parenting 24/7 a little bit easier
For parents, one of the best things about staying home is probably having all the extra time with your little ones. But that can also mean running out of ways to keep them entertained very quickly, or having to soothe a crying baby more often. Don’t let the stress rob you of the joy of quality family-time. In fact, make the most of iShopChangi’s children products this season to occupy your children’s time in a more meaningful manner!
From colouring pads to a mini-scooter for some fresh air at the neighbourhood park, you’ll get to pick from a wide selection of toys online. Also, products from favourite brands like Jellycat and Hegen are also listed at competitive prices!
Replenish your snack drawer and alcohol stash
While keeping physically active is important, let’s be honest — we’re probably snacking a lot more than usual while binge-watching dramas on Netflix, more than we’d like to admit. If you’re going to consume calories anyway, make it count by getting yourself snacks that aren’t as commonly found in your local supermarkets.
And with your local watering holes shut temporarily, replenishing your alcohol stash is key. This is perhaps one of the only few times you’d be able to purchase duty-free liquor at up to 60% off downtown prices without having to travel. Plus, we could all use a little wine and spirits to help unwind in these times.
From beauty products and children toys to electronics and alcohol, seize the opportunity to shop on iShopChangi without having to travel. Not only do you get to enjoy exclusive duty-free prices on top of existing promotions and door-to-door delivery, you also get to earn Changi Rewards points which can be redeemed for exclusive items and partner benefits. In fact, in the months of April and May 2020, shopping on iShopChangi will allow you to earn double the points!
Stay home, stay safe, and have fun shopping!