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45 Coolest Christmas Gift Ideas in Singapore [2024]

Forget material gifts, give the gift of adventure instead!

Last updated: 04 Jan 2024 - 15 min read
45 Coolest Christmas Gift Ideas in Singapore [2024]

This year, if you're looking for something more meaningful than a material gift, gift your loved ones a fun experience! After all, special memories last for much longer than the latest gadget.

All gift experiences have 1-year expiry, so your loved ones can redeem them stress-free 😍 If you have a friend who's an avid traveller, you can also give them a gift card that can be used across Asia!

Fun Gifts Under $50


Immersive Street Theatre

This is perfect for your friends who love art and theatre. This is a one-of-its-kind experience in the heart of Little India, which we can only describe as part-street theatre, part-heritage trail.

Through their fantastical sets and clever multi-media storytelling, you'll be immersed in what life was like during the swinging 1960s era in Singapore with cabaret, tragedy, beauty and romance.


Let Loose with Graffiti

This is one of the most popular gift experiences, for good reason. You can bring your 4 year old niece or your 70 year old mum and they'll both love it (trust us - that's what we did!). Here you can go wild with a spray can, and express your inner Banksy. To amp up the fun, you can also do glow-in-the-dark graffiti!


Terrarium Making

This is a fun gift for couples or creative friends. Learn from passionate landscape gardeners on how to green up your space with a hard-to-kill terrarium! Even if you don't have a green thumb, this is a great way to bring nature into your home.


Floating Yoga with MBS Skyline View

If you have a friend who's always up for trying new things, this is the a really fun gift. Here they'll get to try floating yoga on a rooftop pool with the gorgeous MBS skyline in the background. It's a ton of fun, and it's actually even more fun if you fall into the water 🤩


Beer Run!

This is wacky, fun, and really social! Even if you don't love beer, the combination of a jog around Singapore's most scenic spots + stopping at 3 places for beers mid-way is a really fun and memorable way to spend an afternoon! No fitness experience is required, and beers are included. Cheers! 🍻


Get Zen with Sound Healing

If you know someone who's had a stressful year, why not give them the gift of chill with a sound bath session? We guarantee that they'll emerge from the session feeling a bit more recharged and ready to take on the new year!


Make a Cute Clay Dish

This is the most affordable pottery class in Singapore, and combines both painting & pottery for the art lover in your life. Here, your friend will get to make their own clay dish, complete with a cute character, paint it and bring home a fully personalised cute dish! It's a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. It's great for both kids and adults.


Learn Leather Making

Learn leather craftsmanship from a master artisan who has worked with global brands such as Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier & Chopard. Here you can learn the art of leather making, and make your own custom luggage tag that's both classy and one-of-a-kind!


Gift of Travel

If you can't decide what to give, or would like to gift an overseas adventure, give a gift card!

You can gift any amount you like, and gift cards can be used on over 2000 adventures across Asia (including Singapore!). Best part? They don't expire! Perfect for the adventurers in your life 🤩

Gift of Travel

Gifts for Her


Roast Coffee & Bagel Brunch

If your friend loves cafe hopping and brunch on weekends, they'll love this. This is probably Singapore's first and only coffee roasting experience, where you'll hand-make the freshest, most personal cuppa you'll ever drink!

Here you'll get to experience coffee farm-to-table - see the coffee plant growing on the farm; select and roast raw coffee beans over a fire; grind them up by hand; and experiment with different brewing techniques. You'll also get to enjoy a brunch of bagels and churros!


Gin Tasting in the Dempsey Jungle

This is one of the more popular gifts for friends! Even if your friends don't love gin, we promise they'll enjoy this. It's a cool location, great value and a really fun way to spend the afternoon. At this gin tasting session, they'll get to smell gin ingredients and later identify them in the gins, try out homemade bitters (with cool flavours like Szechuan peppers and cinnamon), and get to taste a LOT of drinks.


Free Flow Cheese & Wine Evening!

This wine & cheese evening is a great one for the foodie in your life, or your bestie who you love spending Friday evenings with! Taste 6 carefully-curated kinds of cheese, perfectly paired with 6 wines and accompanied by charcuterie, crackers, and other yummy sides!


Make a Cute Plushie Toy

If you know someone who loves to make things, this plushie making experience is super cute. Make your own cute furry friend in all sorts of colours and shapes - you can even make a plushie that looks like your pet! It's not only a great creative outlet, but also a relaxing and easy-going art jamming session.


Candle Making with Essential Oils

If you have a candle lover in your life, they would love you for this gift! Here you'll get to work with over-30 types of essential oils to create an entirely bespoke scented candle. You can go crazy with what you want to make here - replicate the iconic Ion scent, create a scent that smells of fresh bedsheets or even create your own chilli crab scented candle 🙈


Make a Gorgeous Rug

If you have a crafty friend, or if you know someone who's just moved into a new home, this is a really fun gift! Here you'll learn to make your own rug from scratch. The great thing about it is that it's quite easy to learn, really fun to make and extremely versatile! You'll not only be giving the gift of a fun afternoon, you'll be giving her a timeless home decor that's 100% personalised and cherished.


Perfume Making with a Scent Engineer

Does your friend love her scents? If so, give her a perfume making workshop where she can customise her very own scent! During this perfumery workshop, scent engineers will guide you throughout the process of selecting, formulating and eventual blending of your customised fragrance. It's really fun, and you end up with something entirely one-of-a-kind!


Make Your Own Sneakers

This is a really cool one for creative friends. Forget about painting your own sneakers, why not make your sneakers from scratch?! Here you'll get to ejoy a cool and very hands-on workshop making your own pair of stylish sneakers in the home of a London trained shoemaker. You'll can even choose from multiple styles and a range of leather options so it's 100% customised!


Market-to-Table Cocktail Experience

This is a perfect gift for foodie friends and couples! This isn't any usual cocktail making experience - this is a super unique market-to-table cocktail making experience! First where you'll go to a nearby market to pick out your own ingredients, then you'll get to learn bartending tricks and get to use your hand-picked ingredients in your cocktail! Our fave cocktail was the pomegranate, passionfruit + mezcal 🤩 Later you'll also get to enjoy your cocktail with complimentary tacos!


Create Your Own Jewellery with a Silversmith

This is super cool if your friend is always on the lookout for new and interesting jewellery pieces, or just loves anything crafts-y. This is a silversmithing beginners course where students will make pieces of their own design in 925 silver - i.e.: pendants, earrings rings, etc. Learn all the basics of jewellery making and you'll get to bring home a final piece in 925 Silver.


Simple Korean Home Cooking

Know someone who loves their K-dramas and Korean food? Or just a foodie who loves experimenting with new cuisines? Gift them a Korean cooking class where they'll learn how to cook simple Korean home-cooked food from Kimchi pancake to Jap Chae! Our favourite part? This takes place at the cozy home of Korean chef, Yoonsun so you'll really get the feeling of authentic Korean home-cooking.


Chocolate Making

If you know someone with a sweet tooth, this is the perfect experience for them. Let them learn how chocolate is made, farm-to-table style! Start with the humble cocoa bean and see how it's transformed into yummy chocolate! Great for couples or for kids too.


Make Wood-Fired Pizza in Secret Pizza Club

This is a great gift for anyone! It's at a super cute hidden rooftop farm location, and the wood-fire pizza oven is very cool. Here, you'll learn how to raise a fire with sustainably sourced firewood, pick your own plant garnishing from the adjacent farm and make & eat your own yummy pizzas!. Your furkid is very welcome here too :)


Treat Her to Private Dining!

This is a really great gift for a foodie friend. Private dining is super special to us because not only do you get to experience someone else's gorgeous home, you'll also get to try food that's better than in restaurants! Here at a gorgeous Joo Chiat shophouse home, you'll get to enjoy great Mediterranean food, a stunning heritage Peranakan shophouse and fun-loving quirky hosts with many stories, for an evening to remember. This is a really special gift to remember.


Make Fine Pottery in a Rooftop Studio

This is a great gift for a friend who's never done pottery, or even for a friend who's already done it and loves it. Even for those who have tried pottery, this is the next level up in terms of style. Tiff’s glazing style is seriously gorgeous, and her pieces can be found everywhere from the Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental, Shangri-La, to Mandarin Oriental. Best part - you'll get to take home two beautiful pieces glazed by one of Singapore’s best potters!

Gifts for Him


Try E-foiling - Battery Powered Surfing!

This is a perfect gift for the person who loves an adrenaline rush! eFoil surfboards are battery-powered surfboards with a mast and motor under the water. This pushes the boards up at speed, giving you the feeling of flying -- and complete freedom to go wherever you want. Basically - you're giving the gift of flying on water!



You don't need to go all the way to Venice to learn the ancient craft of glassblowing! Here at Singapore's only glass furnace, you can learn how to blow a bubble and shape it into a cup or vase. It's perfect for the creative guys in your life!


Make a Chef's Knife

If you have a budding chef in your life, this would make the perfect gift. During this session, you'll learn the art of knife forging and grinding from skilled bladesmiths who combine the best of German and Japanese knifemaking techniques. You'll get to take home your one-of-a-kind chef's knife at the end of the session.


Sake Tasting with Master Sommelier

If you have a friend who appreciates the finer things in life (or who just loves food!), gift them this sake tasting session with an exceptional sommelier. We love that the sakes here have been passionately sourced from small boutique breweries in Japan, and they each have a story. The experience is not just about tasting, but also about understanding and appreciating the art of Sake.


Fishing Day Out

If you know an outdoorsy guy, how about getting him a beginner angler's course? This course takes place at Lazarus Island, with experienced and passionate anglers, and will cover the practical aspects of fishing and sustainable fishing practices from passionate anglers. This is also a great father and son activity! :)


Make Your Own Ice Cream

This farm-to-table ice cream making workshop is great for anyone who loves to know how their food is made. At this unique speakeasy farm, you'll get to learn how bees make honey, and then you'll make yummy honey ice cream!


Mangrove Kayaking in Ubin

This kayaking experience is great for the nature lovers in your life. With this gift, you're not only giving them the gift of nature, you're also giving them a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is perfect for beginners, and they can even bring their furbaby along for the experience!


Learn Barista Skills

We all love coffee at Common Man, so you know that this Barista course will be legit. Perfect gift for the coffee lovers in your life! Here you'll learn everything that you need to know on pulling consistently great shots of espresso and mastering proper milk frothing techniques.


Grill the Perfect Tomahawk Steak

Have you ever wondered how to get the insane wok-hei char on steaks, like they do at the finest steak places in town? We have been trying to replicate it at home with no success! If you have foodie friends that obsess over these things too, this grilling class with the masters of grilling at Weber Grill Academy is perfect for them. Here they'll learn to achieve the perfect balance of char and caramelisation to grill the perfect Tomahawk steak, and feast on it afterward. YUM!


Learn 90s Film Photography

If you know someone who's interested in photography and charmed by the analog era, this 90s film photography session is a really thoughtful gift. You'll learn how fully mechanical cameras work and the process of developing and fixing film. A nostalgic and immersive experience, this session is led by a community-driven group passionate about film photography.


Private Rooftop Movie with Cocktails

If you're looking for a really special gift, this is one of our favourite treat gifts. Here, they'll get a beautiful secret rooftop garden all to themselves, where they can enjoy a private movie under the stars 🤩 This comes with 3 cocktails per person, and the host will provide a screen, projector and Apple TV to stream movies. Your friends can also bring their own picnic, or order food to be delivered!


Paint Your Own Skateboard

This is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can express your creativity by designing your own skateboard. With quality wood skateboards and acrylic paint provided, you can create a seriously cool skateboard and bring it home!



We love woodworking, it's super zen plus you get to bring home something really useful afterward! Here you'll get to design and craft your own wooden stool. It's a really fun afternoon with a very passionate instructor!

Gifts for Kids


Uncover Hidden Marine Life

If you know a kid who loves wildlife, gift them an intertidal walk to see hidden marine life in their nature habitat! This isn't a zoo visit, so you'll never know what you will find, but it's a great way to teach kids about how to responsibly interact with wildlife, and about Singapore's biodiverse ecology. They'll learn lots, plus come away with a newfound appreciation for Singapore's epic wildlife! Suitable for kids aged 2+.


Pier Fishing for the Family

This family bonding fishing session is a great gift for a family, or your kids! In this pier fishing session, you'll learn the basics of fishing from some of the most knowledgeable and patient fishing guides in Singapore. Pick up techniques like simple knot tying, and different saltwater fishing techniques. Who knows, you might even catch something! Suitable for kids aged 6+.


Parent & Child Pottery

This holidays, gift your friends a parent & child pottery class! This is a special clay making workshop designed for parents and children to work together. They'll learn and create functional ware while exploring new textures, patterns, colours and form through various techniques of slab work and pinching clay. Suitable for kids aged 4+


Splat Paint!

For kids who love their art, this is a cool and wild twist on art jamming! It allows kids to really unleash their creativity and have fun in a relaxed environment. Here they'll get a paint gun, and get to splatter their paint on the wall to create their own Jackson Pollock masterpiece 🎨 Suitable for kids aged 3+.


Unlimited Time Art Jam

Give the little artist in your life an art jam experience, where they can paint for as long as they like! This is a really cute experience where the studio is hidden, so even getting in is a fun experience!

You can sketch, use acrylic paints or watercolour; there's no minimum age; and no time limit. Perfect for all the creative kids in your life!


Paint & Play a Ukulele

This is a really cool music & art jam session - it's a really cute gift for creative kids! Here they'll get to let their creative juices flow, learn to paint a Ukulele, pick up the basic skills of playing it, and then take it home as a reminder of this special day! No prior experience playing the Ukulele is needed. Suitable for kids of any age.


Build Your Own Drone

This is great if your kid loves tinkering with gadgets. Here kids will learn design thinking at an early age and get to design, build and fly their own drone. They don't get to take home the drone but they'll get a really cool afternoon that they can tell their friends about! For kids aged 6 and up.


Chinatown Puzzle Hunt

This is a great gift for kids who love playing Detective and solving puzzles! Narrated by a gamemaster, all participants will dive into a character throughout the puzzle hunt in order to solve a murder mystery. Get ready for some plot twists as you search for clues and unearth the dark secrets and history of Chinatown! Suitable for kids aged 5+.

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