Being away from friends and family most of the year, learning and adapting to a whole new culture, calling another country your home… these are just some of the drawbacks about living overseas. But when you live in a surprisingly young yet culturally prosperous place such as Singapore, you might find yourself not only loving your stay but also wanting to share some of this rich and romantic heritage with friends and family back home. This summer, while many of us are getting ready to start travelling home, STP has got you covered with a selection of small and light, Singapore inspired gifts.
We always want to be sure we get the best gifts possible for our loved ones, but getting them home in a suitcase (or worse, carry-on) creates another layer of holiday season stress entirely. From fun kitchen accents for the cooks, to chic bar accessories for the cocktail enthusiast, these mementos will not only allow you to bestow an everlasting memory of Singapore to your loved ones AND cater to all budgets, they are also easy to stuff inside your summer hat or wrap inside a billowy dress - perfect for travelling this summer!
For the Kitchen:
Singapore Tea Towels Selection
You can’t go wrong when it comes to tea towels. Go for beautiful graphic printed designs by Singaporean artist Christine Lau, created in her leafy Holland Village apartment, or a simpler design carrying the classic palm tree and STP logo, available in Black, bright Orange or lush Green.
Chopping Board with Pineapple Handle
An indispensable item in any kitchen - but this particular one comes attached with a pineapple motif, a nice way to spruce up a simple kitchen accessory and best of all fits snugly in between your layers of clothes.
For the Home Bar owner:
Brass Pineapple Series, Bottle opener/Cocktail stirrers
These chic bar accessories are hand crafted in India from hardy brass, and are presented in a smart STP gift box. As an added bonus, at only 6” they will easily stow away in your bag for safe travel.
Leather Handle Series, Corkscrew/Bottle opener
Hand crafted in India with tan brown leather handles and presented in a gift box, these tools will be deeply appreciated by the stylish gentleman and alcohol lover.
For the Art lover:
Unframed Prints, Raffles Hotel/Fullerton Hotel
Designed by British artist, Natasha, who currently lives in Singapore. Her art focuses on the iconic and colonial images of Singapore and Asia. The giclée prints use fade resistant, archival inks and are printed on 250g high quality textured watercolour paper. All prints come in sturdy card tubes for protection while traveling.
Other great gifts:
Floral Tin Boxes
Any female in your life can appreciate this gift - these square boxes are available in 13x13cm or 24x24cm and decorated with a vintage floral design on a baby blue/red background. It is perfect for storing away small precious items as well as looking great on display.
Ending off with one of our favorite products - STP’s cushion covers collection! Our trendy cushion covers come in an array of colours and designs that will compliment any decor. Shop the selection and remember to request to exclude fillers in your order.
If you do end up bringing gifts all over the world to your loved ones, we would love to see snaps and pictures from them sitting in those homes, and feature them in our #welltravelledgifts campaign. Follow us at @singaporetradingpost on Instagram and feel free to tag us in your photos :)