We love e-shopping — hello, retail therapy at 4am! — because you’ll find greater variety, unique gets, plus enjoy more bang for your buck.
Enthuses Jocelyn Yau, 32, mum to Andrew, 3, and Nathan, 5, who loves not having to navigate narrow store aisles with her children or wait in long lines, “I love shopping online — it’s my lifesaver as I can shop anytime, anywhere.”
Pointing out that it’s easier to compare products and prices online, Annie Cheng, 31, mum to newborn Everett, adds, “You get better access to more choices for both basics and special finds.”
Here are four fab finds...
This multi-label (over 20 brands) lifestyle store offers vintage- inspired furniture, home accessories and bric-a-brac from the US, France, Turkey and Nepal.
To help you “create a nest like no other”, the 500+ products — most are handcrafted from sustainable or organic materials — here are personally picked by Cuckoo co-founders Francesca Rathbone, 39, and Emily Taberner, 35.
Up next, finds from Japan and Korea.
Best buys We like the fancy garland lights, decorative animal heads, whimsical cushion covers, as well as the all-natural wool and hemp rugs.
SP likes New products are introduced every month (sometimes, even weekly), so check back regularly and you might be pleasantly surprised. You can also view the products at its charming brick-and- mortar store at Block 6B Dempsey Hill.
Tilly Stone Boutique took off when UK-born expat Helen Stone, 30, introduced babies’ togs and accessories with a fun European twist here. The adorable baby range — for newborns to 12 months — is made from super-soft 100 per cent cotton.
Best buys A must-buy — the Star Wings Baby Grow rompers — features not just a sparkly star print, but cute wings on the back. Cuddly toys like Lara Bunny and Eli the Elephant also make great gifts for bubba or your BFF’s baby.
SP likes This site offers some 100 cards sourced from England that are hand-finished with small accessories for that special touch. Together with all the matching products, shopping for gifts has never been such a breeze!
Visit this site if you like unique, handmade goods as Nix Deng, 27, makes them meticulously by hand. Everything — from apparel and patchwork blankets to toys — is made with soft fabric featuring cheerful prints.
Best buys Available in 15 designs, the popular baby booties come in whimsical motifs like confetti, bicycles and elephants.
SP likes The Beansprout Husk Pillow — made traditionally by grannies for babies — that’s placed over an infant’s tummy for security and comfort. For the perfect keepsake, Chubby Chubby can personalise it with your baby’s name.
This is your go-to if you’re on the lookout for fashion-forward togs for your princess. Mother of two and Cheeky Chaz owner Amy Nicholson, 35, designs rompers and dresses for girls (till age 8). By the way, ever since Suri Cruise was spotted in the toga-inspired Sybella Dress, demand has soared. It usually has a sale every couple of months.
Best buys The casually chic Saskia Kaftan is a bright buy with an eye-catching pompon trim. Mums, you’ll soon be able to make a beeline for these kaftans, too, if you yearn to do the matchy-matchy thing with your daughter.
SP likes The comfortable clothes that look as good as they are practical. Velcro crotch closures on baby rompers ease diaper changes, while smocking is great for growing bodies.