Take In The Festive Atmosphere at Velocity @ Novena Square This Dec
Have your colleagues caught on to your weirdly similar gifts every year at Secret Santa? Or perhaps you’re looking to impress your date or loved one with a present that’s not only nice but also shows the effort put in?
There’s nothing that shows your sincerity to your Secret Santa more than a handmade gift.
From 6 Dec, Velocity @ Novena Square will feature a lively X’mas Market at the Main Atrium L1 including Mr Klaus Kraftshops – craft shops where you can handcraft meaningful gifts for the festive season.
Here are the craft shops you can attend from 6 Dec until 25 Dec.
Giant Christmas trees are too passé. A mini Christmas tree is the perfect gift for displaying by one’s table or window.
Or impress others by calligraphing a personalised Christmas card or thank you note with a dip nib pen – these wondrous tools that automatically improve your handwriting and give them a fancy touch.
There is a revival of interest and appreciation for beautiful handwriting, and receiving calligraphy is sure to touch your recipient.
Meanwhile, the Miniature Clay workshop will allow you to unleash your creativity – at least, in the spirit of Christmas – by sculpturing figurines with your own hands.
Nothing says festive like Christmas-themed earrings.
Did your last batch of Christmas cookies end up resembling the briquettes at a barbecue? This Cookie Piping workshop promises that even the most artistically-challenged can create amazing cookie decorations.
For something even more personalised, the Bulb Terrarium – sealable container containing plants and soil – might just be up your alley. Pick out your loved one’s personality with several different plant types to choose from.
All you have to do to start crafting your very own handmade present is spend $180 ($160 for U-POPP members).
Then, you can head over to the Customer Service Counter, located at L1, to redeem your Kraftshop pass.
Mr Klaus Kraftshops will run from 6 Dec till 25 Dec at the Main Atrium, L1.
*Terms & conditions apply.
Bask in the X’mas atmosphere with Pop-Up Market featuring local artisans
Maybe gift-making isn’t your forte, or you’re strapped for time and the gift exchange is literally in an hour.
In that case, the Christmas Pop-Up Market has got you covered. Local craftsmen will be gracing their presence at the event from 6 Dec till 25 Dec, providing the lively atmosphere of a real Christmas market with artisans selling their hand-made wares.
Among the shops at the market is one selling adorable dolls made out of yarn.
There are also Christmas-themed presents which will delight kids and adults alike.
There are many more stores to check out at the market, so do come down – the market will run until 25 Dec.
Celebrate X’mas with Lego & Precious Moments-themed Markets
Maybe at the end of the day, something recognisable as a Christmas gift is still the best option.
There’s something for both the kids and the young at heart with the For The Love Of LEGO Market, which will be held from 6 Dec till 15 Dec. Add to your LEGO collection and make this Christmas a fun-filled stay-at-home experience assembling them.
Just don’t leave a stray brick around on the floor, lest someone steps on it.
From 15 Dec till 29 Dec, get your loved one something they’ll instantly jump for joy at the Merry Mistletoe Market.
Yes, we’re talking about Disney, Snoopy and Singapore-themed figurines from Precious Moments.
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Branded gifts aren’t any less thoughtful than a hand-crafted one – after all, it’s about what your recipient might like, and either approach can be thoughtful, given the right gift.
Receive attractive gifts when you spend
Get the most bang for your buck with Velocity @ Novena Square’s various gift-with-purchases.
It’s not Christmas season without scrambling to buy gift wrappers. Why not redeem an exclusive gift wrapper when you spend $60 ($40 for U-POPP members) instead?
For $180 spent ($160 for U-POPP members), get yourself a comfy and exclusive convertible neck pillow, which also functions as a regular one. You’ll also receive a Kraftshop pass on top of the gift wrapper.
Christmas also means monsoon season. You don’t want to be caught without protection from the rain, but if you spend $360 ($320 for U-POPP members), an exclusive umbrella will be included with the gift wrapper, neck pillow and Kraftshop pass.
Like I said, Velocity has got you covered.
Complete your gift-buying & enjoy Christmas with X’Mas Market at Velocity @ Novena Square
There’s really no need to panic-buy a day before Christmas, when you can simply head over to Velocity @ Novena Square’s X’mas market from 6 Dec onwards to do all of your gift shopping, easily and meaningfully.
With both hand-made gifts and family favourites available, there’ll be something for everyone this Christmas – without the Orchard crowds to deal with.
Dates: 6 Dec to 29 Dec
Address: 238 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307683
Opening hours: 10am-9:30pm daily
Nearest MRT station: Novena
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Velocity @ Novena Square.
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Featured image by MS News.