No time to get a gift? No problem, you can check out any Nearby Supermarket!
Shop in Singapore’s Grocery Store for Premium Food Gifts! I’ve also included non-food related gift (#wink)
- FairPrice Xtra Hypermarket
- Cold Storage
Ever face an embarrassing situation where you have to buy a last-minute gift? You are running out of time and you have looked everywhere. Around your neighborhood, the only available stores are the supermarket or hypermart.
Well, time has changed. Do you know that many Singapore Grocery supermarket and hypermart are offering Premium Food Gifts?
These Premium Food Gifts are great presents for long-distant family, overseas friends or even business colleagues. Before you think that these gifts make you look like a cheapskate, take a look at this compiled list of 20 Singapore Premium Food Gifts you can buy from a grocery store.
P.s We have also included non-food gifts just in case.
Get your gifts from FairPrice Xtra Hypermarket
Traditionally, birds nest is considered a premium delicacy and given during festive season to express one’s appreciation and respect. What better way to impress your relatives, loved ones and business partners than showing your sincerity with this premium gift?
Chicken essence is a meaningful, well-thought premium gift that speaks the loudest for your heartfelt well wishes and blessings for the recipient. Brands Essence of Chicken can be consumed straight from the bottle, served at room temperature, chilled or warmed.
Impress the recipient with a compact Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio! This one-touch coffee maker machine is user-friendly and doesn’t make you look like a “cheapo”. True… This coffee machine may be slightly higher on the budget but if you are lucky, FairPrice is always offering discounts.
Ah… Who doesn’t like ice cold mochi. This bite-sized ball (commonly seen in the Japanese gift culture) is great for sharing to beat the Singapore heat! Its delicious sticky rice cake is jam-packed with real durian ice cream filling. If you’re giving a gift to a durian lover, one packet might not be enough. Buy 2 boxes lah!
Huiji Honey is known for its high-quality and pure honey. Giving honey as a gift symbolizes a smooth and healthy life to the recipient. This affordable yet premium gift makes it perfect for that friend who adores honey, a family member who is just recovering from health and even for your Secret Santa.
Most guys may seem to already have everything or don’t even want anything at all. If you desperately need a gift for a dude, the Gillette Black Box Gift Set might just be what you can give it to him. Its sleek design is presentable and gives that premium stylish look.
Get your gifts from Cold Storage
Yes! Glico Pocky has its premium products too! From limited-edition flavors like the almond crush, almond-coconut to Brazilian-orange and more! You can either find them in Japan itself, a Japanese store in Singapore or Cold Storage. This popular Japanese Biscuit Stick Snack is a huge deal for all Pocky lovers out there!
Among all the supermarkets in Singapore, the Golden Duck Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps Chips are only available at the Cold Storage! This addictive local snack is a great souvenir for your friends or business partners from overseas.
Kaya jam is definitely one of the most thoughtful gifts for your relatives or friends that rarely visits Asia. It’s like packing the memories of the traditional toast breakfast in a jar when they fly back home. Make their gift extra special by giving them flavors like durian or chocolate kaya.
Twinings has always been positioning its branding as a tea house offering premium and exclusive teas. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas or thank you gift, the Classics Gunpowder Green Loose Tea makes a great present for all tea lovers!
The Korean honey ginger tea is a glass jar that is commonly spotted in every Korean’s fridge door. The Korean honey ginger tea is caffeine-free and consumed as “teas” to ward off itchy throats, colds or simply to beat the summer heat. Why not buy the premium big jar as a gift? It’ll really make you seem as a thoughtful and “sweet” person.
What are the odds that the gift recipient is a coffee lover? Save them the trouble for running to coffee shops every morning, just so to grab that cup of latte macchiato. If you are also a coffee lover, just resist that temptation to keep the coffee capsule for yourself.
Tiger Balm is one of the more premium over-the-counter pain relievers in Singapore. This practical gift is ideal if you know that your business colleague or an older relative has back pain, joint pain, or stiffness. Promote its heritage and present it as a gift to your friends and family!
Get your gifts from Giant Hypermarket
So, your friend is flying off to the other side of the globe soon. Before he/ she flies off, you want to give him/ her a meaningful gift to fight homesick syndrome. Head over to the paste section in the supermarket and select a few Prima Deli Ready Meal. Made with premium ingredients, the taste of the meal is exactly like the original dish you buy from the hawker center.
Pump up the party with “Shots shots shots shots shots shots everybody!” The ABSOLUT Vodka is a common premium gift for anyone to buy before heading off to a party. Rather than showing up to a party with those boring pack of beers, bring the ABSOLUT Vodka! (Please drink responsibly.)
No matter what the occasion may be, surprise an avid spirit fan or collector with a premium spirit gift – A bottle of Benedictine D.O.M Liqueur! Produced in France, the Benedictine Herbal Liqueur is flavored with twenty-seven flowers, berries, herbs, roots, and spices. Every sip is silky smooth medley and sings symphony in your taste buds.
There’s a saying that goes something like: “When a Moët enters the room, boredom disappears.” It’s really true! There’s no better way to elevate a celebration by giving someone a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne. This classic premium gift is surely going to impress the recipient!
Any girl who takes skincare seriously would be your best friend if you give her a premium facial mask. When skincare is all she thinks about, food gift is nothing to her. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost mask is a perfect and practical gift to a girl. It is gentle to skin, non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores.
In A Nutshell
If the recipient is worthy of your effort and time to panic for a last-minute gift, why not plan ahead the next time? We know that most Singaporeans are busy and might not have the extra time to go out for shopping. So, just shop online.
All of the items mentioned above are available in Qoo10 (with expedited shipping too). Most items should reach your doorsteps within a few days’ time. Plus, it takes away the stress from doing last-minute shopping.
What are your last-minute premium gift ideas? Food gifts or non-food gifts, let us know in the comments section below.