CHRISTMAS WITHOUT GIFT EXCHANGES

Presents from afar

The pandemic has not snuffed out the spirit of giving - with people turning to remote gifting and buying more thoughtful presents

Online gifting platform Happy Bunch offers customisable gift boxes which can be filled with food, health and beauty products and delivered to recipients with a personalised message.
Online gifting platform Happy Bunch offers customisable gift boxes which can be filled with food, health and beauty products and delivered to recipients with a personalised message.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

It seems even a pandemic cannot stop the fever for festive shopping.

People still throng Orchard Road malls these days, queueing in long lines to scan SafeEntry codes outside boutiques or patiently waiting to have purchases wrapped.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2020, with the headline 'Presents from afar'. Subscribe