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Discover the meaning of Christmas at Takashimaya Department Store

Share precious gifts with those you love and those in need.

Discover the meaning of Christmas at Takashimaya Department Store

Takashimaya Department Store wants to help shoppers find the perfect gifts for their loved ones and give them a chance to contribute to the greater good. Photos: Takashimaya Department Store

The act of gifting is tied closely to Christmas’s values of love and sharing. This festive period, Takashimaya Department Store wants to help shoppers contribute to the greater good while they go gift-hunting for their loved ones.

Since 2019, the store has been collecting presents for underprivileged children, and this year, it has included the kids from Children's Wishing Well (CWW) and Club Rainbow Singapore (CRS) in its Fulfil a Wish campaign.

Till Dec 19, shoppers can visit the stage area at Level 1 to contribute gifts to some 650 recipients between the ages of 7 and 16. Select a slip with a description of the beneficiary, and return with the presents you’ve bought.

The children from CWW have also painted 32 framed pieces that reveal what makes them happy. These will be auctioned through giving.sg and all proceeds will go to the group.

A MONTH OF GIFTING IDEAS

The store has been collecting presents for underprivileged children under its Fulfil a Wish initiative since 2019.

Shopping for gifts can be a little overwhelming when you have a long list to go through but at Takashimaya Department Store, you’ll be able to find all you need under one roof. 

It’s hard to go wrong with gourmet treats and the culinary paradise that is the Food Hall at Basement 2 will not disappoint. Discover novel flavours and seasonal delights, and pick from specialty bakes from Butter Studio, roll cakes from Kele, or puffs and tarts from Kazo.

Turn up the yuletide vibes with Christmas cakes and gingerbread from St Leaven, tarts and fruit cakes from Tai Cheong Bakery, or limited-edition acai goodies and drinks from Randy Indulgence and Coconut Queen. For something extra special, look out for the All Japan Box – a collaboration among brands such as Kobe Fugetsudo and Shiseido, filled with sweets and snacks from the country.

Want to make a bigger impression? Choose one of the curated Christmas hampers with themes that include wellness, Japanese confectionery, and wine and spirits. Expect luxurious favourites from Godiva, Läderach, TWG Tea, Bacha Coffee and Juchheim, along with treats from new entrants like Cartwright and Butler, and Charbonnel et Walker. Bespoke hampers are available from brands like Whittard of Chelsea and Maxim’s De Paris for those who wish to go the extra mile.

And what of those year-end gift exchanges? Takashimaya Department Store has a trove of S$100 mystery boxes to fulfil your mission. Each parcel is sure to delight, with choice items such as watches and DKNY towels.

CELEBRATE WITH HOT BUYS

From gourmet treats to clothes, toys and luxury items, Takashimaya Department Store offers a wide range of gifting ideas to spread yuletide joy.

Christmas deals are available throughout the store, and with discounts of up to 40 per cent, you may even be tempted to get a gift for yourself.

Ladies will love the holiday collections from labels such as Pandora, Monica Vinader and Thomas Sabo. Add coveted treasures to your dresser with hot picks from La Mer, Clé De Peau Beauté, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Chloé.

At the Sports Department on Level 4, Hoka and On shoes are going at 20 per cent off, while the Golf Fiesta (Dec 6 to 20) boasts promotions and discounts on a large array of equipment and apparel.

The kids can head to the Christmas Fantasy event at Takashimaya Square at Basement 2. Have fun at the Nerf Experience booth and claw machines, before heading home with discounted toys from Disney, Nickelodeon, My Little Pony, Minions, Chupa Chups and more, all going for up to 80 per cent off. The Children’s Department on Level 4 will also host appearances by Peppa Pig, Pokémon and other children’s favourites.

Don’t forget the Black Friday promotions, which run from Nov 25 to 27 at Takashimaya Department Store and specialty stores. Expect hot deals of up to 50 per cent off on the first day of sale and discounts of up to 70 per cent on the second and third day.

FEELING THE VIBES OF THE SEASON

Shopping at Takashimaya Department Store is an especially festive affair, with its cheerful decorations and raft of in-store activities. The Talking Hall at Basement 1 promises to liven up any gathering with party games, Christmas trees and ornaments, and other delightful interior accessories. Want some tips for preparing that Christmas feast? Look for live baking demonstrations of ham, pastries and cookies. To up your hosting cred, learn how to make coffee ice-cream and perhaps a cocktail or two.

Check out the new section on Level 3 dubbed Present, where one can find an assortment of artisanal handicrafts, fashion apparel and jewellery from the likes of Crane Living, Shikari and Museum Market. Within this wonderland of buys, take a break at the new Wanderlust Cafe with watermelon strawberry cakes by Cream and Custard and coffee by Affogato Bar.

THE GIFT OF MORE WITH MEMBERSHIP

From Nov 28 to Dec 25, Takashimaya cardholders will enjoy exclusive buys and gifts with purchases when they shop. What’s more, DBS cardholders will receive up to 6 per cent voucher rebates and an additional 10 per cent discount during selected sale events.

So, rack up your savings while spreading love during the season – it sure is a smarter way to “spend” your Christmas.

Visit Takashimaya Department Store for an Out-Of-This-World Christmas shopping experience till Dec 25. Enjoy additional perks when you shop with any Takashimaya cards.

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