5 Local Gifts for Singapore National Day Parade
National Day is coming! It's time to buy gifts for your family and friends. Singapore has its National Day Parade on August 9th, so we have gathered some of the best local items for you to give as a gift.
1) Local fruit basket hampers
2) Singapore-themed T-shirt
3) Singapore themed activity pack for the family to enjoy together e.g. traditional games, songs, arts and crafts, food tasting
4) Merlion Themed Desserts or Durian Puffs!
5) Singapore Sling cocktail kit from The Bartender’s Gin Joint by Tiong Bahru Market
1. Local fruit baskets hampers (and locally produced gifts)
If you are looking for a way to express your gratitude and appreciation for someone, (be it friends or family) then getting them an edible gift that they can enjoy is the perfect way to do that. Take this national day as a chance to express your gratitude, and let the other person know that you’re thinking of them!
Local fruit baskets hampers and locally produced gifts are not only thoughtful, but they also help support locals who craft these products. In addition, they are often more affordable than other imported options and are of the highest quality.
Rainbowly opened our first stores in Singapore back in 2013, and were the first in Singapore offering fresh fruit arrangements and chocolate dipped gifts. Since then we also branched out into flower gifts such as everlasting flower bouquets and even unique money bouquets. If you’re looking to purchase locally produced goods, here’re a few unique gift options to choose from!
2. Singapore-themed Designer T-shirt for Comfort
Look out for Singapore themed t-shirt’s design is inspired by Singapore’s iconic Chinatown&conserved districts. The shirt featuring the logo of the famous Heritage Centre on its front and a map of Singapore on its back are readily available online and in stalls!
Besides these great designs, these shirts are made from comfortable materials that will last a long time. They are currently available in a varierty of sizes!
3. Singapore themed activity pack for the family to enjoy together e.g., traditional games, songs, arts and crafts, food tasting
Singapore has a rich culture and heritage, but it's easy for the younger generation to forget these things. Get hold of traditional games that can be played by families together from local book stores, and shop for themed arts craft that you can try with your family at party shops island wide!
4. Merlion Themed Desserts or Durian Puffs from ZenQ Cafe (perfect to eat during the parade!)
What better excuse than indugling in Durian puffs or merlion-themed desserts to celebrate Singapore’s birthday party? Durians are a Singaporean delicacy as they were first introduced in Southeast Asia by the Malaysian people. There are various dishes that you can try from durian puffs to durian cakes, or even just plain durian on a stick!
Although some people can find its smell too strong for their liking, while others find them too bitter for their taste buds.
If that’s the case, check out Rainbowly’s National Day themed tasty chocolate dipped strawberry edible fruit arrangement this year. You’ll not be disappointed by our instagram worthy tasty treat!
5. Singapore Sling cocktail kit (from The Bartender’s Gin Joint by Tiong Bahru Market)
The Singapore Sling cocktail is a gin-based drink created in 1915 at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore by Ngiam Tong Boon. This drink is a refined version of the gin sling, made with fruit juices and cherry brandy.
Consider trying Singapore Sling cocktail kit from The Bartender’s Gin Joint @ Tiong Bahru! See how it compares to other cocktails kits with six simple recipes to help you create some tasty cocktails with this kit!