Holiday Gift Guide: Food, Fun & Friends!
We’ll applaud if you’ve been nice,
and we won’t judge if you’ve been naughty,
whatever it is
’tis the season to be jolly.
We are almost at the end of the year, and it’s incredible how fast the year has rolled by. Perhaps we aren’t great at time management, but we’d prefer to believe that we were too busy enjoying ourselves to notice!
This is the season where the streets are decked out in shiny lights (or combusting into flames i.e. burning Christmas Tree along Orchard Road), retailers trying their hardest to outdo each other by offering the best deals and restaurateurs busy pushing out decadent desserts and feasts for all.
While the glamour of our current surroundings definitely calls for our full attention, this is one of the best times to reflect on how the year has treated us.
This season, we want to appreciate all the missteps that we’ve taken and the calculated risks that has made us stronger and wiser.
We hope to forgive ourselves for the words we wished we hadn’t left unsaid and apologize for the snide remarks we made under our breath.
We are going to work towards letting go of the people that didn’t stick around, shower the ones that did with the affection and attention they deserved, and make room for the people that are on their way to us this coming new year.
So whether you’re a Christmas caroler or simply basking in the excitement of the festive season, we’ve come up with a list of goodies that we believe would make the perfect gift to the people that stayed by our side this entire year.
For the Sweet Tooth
The festive season brings about an abundance of sweet treats and goodies, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone than with desserts? Our current happy pill is just scrolling through Adeline aka @dee_bakes’ feed on Instagram for instant food porn. We get so much satisfaction through pictures, and we can only imagine the excitement when being present with yummy #addiblebakes!
Another delicious dessert and recent trend food on our list are pavlovas. We had the opportunity to try Meraki’s pavlovas awhile back, and it was amazing. Done to perfection and generous with their toppings, it’s no surprise that they are almost always sold out during events and their pre-order slots are usually fully booked within a couple of hours.
Unfortunately, the Meraki team are currently on a hiatus till the 18th of December, but do keep an eye out for any upcoming open order dates!
For the Techies
Almost everyone is connected to the world wide web. Whether through a mobile device or a desktop, staying connected is definitely a way of life. As the tech industry grows, we are introduced and exposed to multitude of applications that aims to amuse, organize and improve our day-to-day. If your certain loved one is still using that horrible laptop sleeve given free during orientation or at the IT Fair, we’ve found the perfect solution.
We love the classic and sleek laptop sleeves by Moostry, and we are certain that you’re bound to find the perfect present whilst looking stylish and keeping your device safe and sound. The label also carries beautiful hand-made leather pencil cases by Align for the less tech-savvy!
For the Creative Spirits
An annual arts festival organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Verve Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival covering dance, theatre, music and visual arts. Not only are you able to enjoy and peruse the works of many established and interesting up-an-coming local artists, you can also learn from industry professionals at any of the workshops held throughout the day.
With an amazing line up this year, Verve Arts Festival 2015 is definitely one festival to visit. It is definitely a great platform to explore Singapore’s most talented and an amazing opportunity to bond with the people around you.
What do you think of our gift guide? Part Two will be out soon! Don’t forget to share and comment!