National Day 2020: Supporting Homegrown Brands #SupportLocal

by Zafira Adlyn

Happy 55th Birthday Singapore! 

It’s the time of the year again where the feeling of national pride blooms in every citizen. We’re all grateful for the many achievements that Singapore has accomplished and there’s no better way to celebrate than to #supportlocal! 

In lieu of National Day, Giftano would like to extend our support to local homegrown brands , so here are 10 Singaporean brands and establishments that anyone can appreciate and enjoy as part of the gifting culture here.

As Singapore’s first-ever artisanal bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, Fossa Chocolate is a local brand that experiments and creates chocolates to feature the authentic taste of Asia. Having won the International Chocolate Awards three years in a row, Fossa Chocolate handcrafts each and every chocolatey treat, from the roasting, cracking and winnowing of cacao beans, right down to the refining process, moulding and packaging. 

Go ahead and gift their best-selling Fossa Chocolate Workshop For 2 ($495) to a chocoholic you know and let them have a hands-on experience creating their own chocolate bonbons and truffles. We’re sure they’d be happy to share some of it with you!

“Singapore is so boring… There’s nothing to do here.”

Sound familiar? Well, good news, there’s actually plenty of activities to do in the sunny island Singapore. Why not try your hands at throwing some axes? It’s a new extreme sport that’s taking the world by storm and Axe Factor is Singapore’s first-ever indoor axe-throwing range. 

Gather your friends and family, it’s time to hurl those axes with the 60 min Group Axe-Throwing Session ($80). Share the joy of spending some quality time together with your loved ones while trying something out of the norm! 

Being a tiny red dot on the world map, Singapore finds itself lacking in space when it comes to farming. Urban farming solves this problem by integrating agriculture areas with what little space is available, such as rooftops. 

For example, the Open Farm Community (OFC) focuses on creating locally sourced dishes in its open-concept kitchen and restaurant. By working with local farmers and chefs, OFC aims to spread awareness on the relevance of urban farming in Singapore. 

Treat a nature-lover you know to an immersive dining experience with the Open Farm Community Drinks & Dining Gift Vouchers (From $20). Let them enjoy OFC’s impressive menu that uses sustainable ingredients, grown right in Singapore’s backyard.

Founded by a bunch of young individuals, HipVan is a local brand in Singapore which aims to create an inspiring home for all. With unlimited choices of high-quality furniture available online with fair prices, it’s easy for anyone to personalise their homes. Far from generic, HipVan is sure to add a modern touch of style to any home.

For the perfect housewarming gift to new home-owners out there, choose HipVan Gift Cards (From $50) and let them pick their own furniture. No more worrying about whether they’d like it or not if they’re doing the shopping instead!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… someone freefalling in a vertical wind tunnel!

iFly Singapore is the world’s first and largest themed vertical wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. With its state-of-the-art patented technology, it ensures the safety of all flyers, from first-timers to seasoned skydivers. This wind tunnel enables flyers to execute all sorts of movements and manoeuvres to emulate a real skydive.

So here’s your chance to gift someone an unforgettable experience gift with The Challenge Package ($119). This includes a pre-flight demo and safety training by professional instructors, a complimentary rental of flight suits and safety equipment and 2 skydives lasting 45 seconds each. They’ll even walk away with a Flight Certificate that they can brag about after.

From Prada to Gucci to Emporio Armani, W Optics has it all! It’s the largest vision care flagship store in Singapore and is the first-of-its-kind retail concept that offers the best optical solution and products for all. With a wide variety of selection of optical glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, W Optics is the one-stop solution for tailored vision care. 

Make the next optometry visit a personalised and exclusive experience for someone with W Optics Gift Cards (From $50)

7. The Fragment Room

Accidentally breaking your mum’s dining plate might result in some dire consequences from her, but in The Fragment Room, you can unleash all your rage by breaking a whole crate’s worth of items for 30 minutes! 

It’s the first rage room in Singapore that allows players to smash and destroy all kinds of things like plates, glasses, electronic appliances and more as a form of anger therapy. These items were bought over when they’re already on the way to the scrap yard so feel free to go crazy on the Hulk rampage.

If you know someone who’s had a bad day and they’re not too willing to talk about it, cheer them up with the Single Package ($41) that includes 1 crate of breakables with a baseball bat. There’s also the Double Package ($78) and Triple Package ($102) if you want to join in and have a smashing good time with friends (pun intended).

Step aside hot yoga, there’s a new yoga craze in town. Introducing FloatFit Yoga… the latest fitness craze in Singapore! 

Using the world’s first floating exercise mat, FloatFit Yoga is done on water for a new refreshing take on exercise. Skyline Aqua is the first in Singapore to provide both Yoga and HIIT classes on water for those who are looking for a fun and challenging workout. 

It burns more calories than land-based workouts and helps to improve flexibility and stability as fitness enthusiasts try to maintain their balance on water. For those who are bored of the gym and are looking forward to conquering new heights, gift them with 5 Sessions of FloatFIt HIIT/Yoga On Water ($150)

Spa experiences are always nice and rejuvenating, but Spa Esprit goes the extra mile by providing all-round energy healing using custom blend products, the first in Singapore. 

As a form of new-age therapy, the Super Vibrator brings energy healing to the body by using a device that reads the Emotional Positioning System (EPS). After mapping out the body’s energy, a specialised prescription of essential oils is used during a 90 min massage and ends off with sound healing from the Tibetan singing bowl to get the body back into a deep state of relaxation with the vibrations.

Gift the 120 min Super Vibrator Massage ($250) to someone who has had too much on their plate lately, and let them experience a one-of-a-kind rejuvenating spa treatment for both the mind and body.

Sentosa Golf Club has a rich history and its fair share of awards since the 1970s, including ‘Most Scenic Golf Course’ in 1977 and the most recent award being the ‘World’s Best Golf Club’ in 2019. Known as the region’s most exclusive and challenging golf courses, the Serapong Course and the New Tanjong Course are surrounded by the impressive scenery of the Singapore skyline for golfers to enjoy. 

Let a golf enthusiast experience the beauty of Sentosa Golf Club’s award-winning golf courses and have some fun in the sun with an 18-Hole Golf Round – Weekends for 1 Pax ($546)! 

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We are sure that no matter whom you gift these to, they will have a great time at our partnered merchants. Nothing like an exciting gift and lovely lunch or dinner to bring up their spirits! Personalise gifts with a sweet message for your gift recipient to tell them how important they are to you.

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