Spruce up your Yuletide decor with this selection of Christmas ornaments

SINGAPORE - Add some Christmas cheer to your home with these 10 decorations curated by The Straits Times.

1. Christmas wreath (Prices start at $95 for a 12-inch wreath)

Charlotte Puxley silver and blue wreath. PHOTO: CHARLOTTE PUXLEY

A Christmas wreath is a classic and what's better than one made with real plants and flowers? Singapore-based florist Charlotte Puxley, who has 10 years of experience, uses rosehips, eucalyptus, preserved beech and pine for many of her wreaths, which can last for a month. She will take orders for wreaths, which come in four different colour schemes, until Dec 18 on her website.

Buy it: https://www.charlottepuxleyflowers.com.

2. Advent calendar with LED lights, $349

Advent calendar with LED lights, $349. PHOTO: TANGS

Go traditional with this advent calendar, which has 12 little boxes, perfect for sneaking in a surprise gift. The 29.5cm-tall piece comes with LED lights and depicts a cosy white Christmas scene.

Buy it: Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road; Open: Mondays to Saturdays, 10.30am to 9.30pm; Sundays, 11am to 8.30pm; go to www.tangs.com


3. Five-piece glittering metal tree, $1,290

Five-piece glittering metal tree, $1,290. PHOTO: TANGS

Find a real Christmas tree too troublesome to set up and a fake one too artificial-looking? Why not go for one with a twist with this metal tree that stands about 2m tall. The minimalist structure comes in gold or white.

Buy it: Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road; Open: Mondays to Saturdays, 10.30am to 9.30pm; Sundays, 11am to 8.30pm; go to www.tangs.com

4. Ornament garland cookie jar, $69.95

Ornament garland cookie jar, $69.95. PHOTO: CRATE AND BARREL

Not to be mistaken for a tree bauble, this cheery little ball is actually a cookie jar - great for containing all those holiday treats.

Buy it: Crate and Barrel stores at 04-21/22 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn; and orchardgateway@emerald, 218 Orchard Road; both open: 10am to 10pm daily; go to www.crateandbarrel.com.sg

5. Wooden snowflake, $13

Wooden snowflake, $13. PHOTO: ROBINSONS

It may not snow in Singapore but this wooden snowflake ornament, made using the die-cut technique, evokes the feel of a white Christmas on a traditional green tree.

Buy it: Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road; open: 10.30; go to www.robinsons.com.sg 

6. Fabric Santa Hanging Ornament, $9.90 each

Fabric Santa Hanging Ornament, $9.90 for one. PHOTO: METRO PTE LTD

These cute ornaments will please the kids. Other designs come in the form of a bird and an angel.

Buy it: www.metro.com.sg 

7. Pineapple bauble, $60 for a set of four

Pineapple bauble, $60 for a set of four. PHOTO: MILLA KANTOLA

This glass bauble will add a little tropical touch to your Christmas tree. The pineapple is also considered an auspicious fruit in Chinese custom and since it is in a festive gold, you can use it as a Chinese New Year decoration too.

Buy it: Singapore Trading Post, 07-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road; open: Monday to Wednesday, 10.30am to 5pm; Thursday and Friday, 10.30am to 5.30pm; Saturdays, 10am to 6pm; Sunday; 11am to 5pm; go to singaporetradingpost.com

8. Harlequin lamp shade, $7.90

Harlequin lamp shade, $7.90. PHOTO: IKEA

A versatile and affordable piece which can be hung from the ceiling as a pendant lamp or attached to a table lamp base.

Buy it: IKEA stores at 317 Alexandra Road and 60 Tampines North Drive 2; both open: Sundays to Thursdays,10am to 10pm; Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays, 10am - 11pm; go to www.ikea.com/sg


9. Christmas Circle, $38

Christmas Circle $38. PHOTO: MUSTARDTREE

A colourful ornament from social enterprise Mustard Tree made by artisans with special needs, who struggle to find employment. Sales proceeds go to training and guidance of special needs individuals.

Buy it: www.mustardtree.com.sg

10. Blessing Tree, $79


Handcrafted by marginalised women, this bell jar with preserved flowers from lifestyle and gift store Bloomback works as both a decoration and a gift. Sales proceeds contribute to supporting marginalised women in Singapore, such as those with disabilities or low-income single mothers, to get employment and skills training.

Buy it: Bloomback.org