It is that time of the year again where your wallet is screaming for help—Christmas!
From colleagues, family to friends, you are probably dreading looking at your Christmas shopping list.
Don’t go breaking your poor piggy bank just yet, coz’ we have scoured high and low for the best places to get your Christmas gifts for under $10.
This Japan discount chain needs no introduction.
This 2-dollar shop is a haven for anyone who is frugal as they sell everything under the sun.
From daily essentials, food, to knick-knacks, you name it they have it.
I know Sephora can be pretty pricey—a tub of charcoal mask can go up to $100—but with that being said, they are having a Christmas sale at the moment, so expect prices as low as $4.
The perfect place if you’re doing gift shopping for your colleagues, especially if they are running low on office supplies.
Check out their site as they have a slew of stationary items such as pencils, rulers and notebooks.
A watering-hole for hipsters and scene kids, *SCAPE transforms itself into a flea market during the weekend.
There will be a plethora of blog shops selling apparels at a very cheap price
You can also find quirky trinkets that you won’t find in a chain store aka hipster fashion.
5) Lucky Plaza
Shopping on a budget while you’re at Orchard Road is possible if you take the time to look around.
Lucky Plaza plays host to a slew of shops selling obscure Filipino goods, sports products, electronics and duty-free perfumes.
There are even bars and nightspots on the upper levels so take note of that if you’re planning to have a quick drink or would like to unwind after a whole day of shopping.
6) Bugis Street
Remember back in the day when Bugis Street was a hotspot for teenagers? Well, it still is. This 3-storey bazaar will have you scratching your head with its endless options ranging from bags, dresses, shoes and even sex toys.
Just don’t be overwhelmed by the narrow walkways and bustling crowd.
Looking to get it all done without leaving your house? Your best bet is Shopee, and yes they are our clients, but they have everything under the sun.
All you have to do is download their app and you can do your shopping on your phone! Just remember to shop early as it’ll take a few days for the items to reach you.
Every time I step into Watsons, there is always some sort of sale that is going on for months on end.
If you’re lucky enough, you can get your hands on discounted make-up, chocolates and vitamins (for those health-nut friends).
For those professional procrastinators that like to get things done at the eleventh hour, head down to Little India.
You don’t need to run from pillar to post as this retail behemoth as it has literally everything under one roof.
The best part is that it is 24 hours!
10) Far East Plaza
Located at the fringes of Orchard, this is another shopping destination that is akin to Bugis Street.
You will need more than a day to explore all the shops and they even have nail salons alongside food kiosks if you need to replenish your strength from all the walking and shopping.