Christmas gifting in the new normal

Even if gatherings remain small this festive season and it’s still a challenge to meet everyone in person, you can still pamper family and friends with gifts that they’ll love.


Safe-distancing measures are still in place but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the tradition of gifting this Christmas. More than ever, finding a way to continue spreading festive joy safely is just the type of thoughtful gesture we need as we look forward to a better 2022. 

Arranging for a gift to be delivered to a friend or loved one may not be the same as giving it yourself, but it’s still a great way to let others know that you’re thinking of them. In fact, since household visits are currently limited to five unique visitors at home and many are still unable to meet loved ones living abroad, the recipients may appreciate your resourcefulness and kindness even more.


After a year in which many continued to work from home, lifestyle and tech-related gifts are a good bet to put a smile on loved ones’ faces.

Whether for Zoom meetings or enjoying your favourite playlist in the evenings, unwrapping a new pair of headphones or a portable speaker on Christmas morning is likely to bring year-round cheer. For that keen gamer in your life, a new gaming mouse or keyboard can make all the difference between dominating the virtual battlefield or resigning yourself to digital defeat.


From now until 31 December, enjoy S$5 off when you spend S$25 on Shopee’s Logitech official store. If interior design cred matters to your recipient, the POP Keys + Mouse bundle deals are available in fun colour options like Blast Yellow and Heartbreaker Rose.


If movie nights (complete with popcorn) are a regular thing in your home, complete the home cinema experience with a sleek new Bose soundbar (who says you can’t buy gifts for yourself?). At the Bose online store, HomeTeamNS members get 10 per cent off selected products and 20 per cent off Twin Bundle Deals – like the Bose Portable Home Speaker bundle for S$1,038.40 (usual price: S$1,298) and a SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker for S$286.40 (usual price: S$358).


Shure headphones and earphones offer serious sonic quality, whether you’re blasting your favourite tunes while out on a run, watching a movie or attending another Zoom meeting. Treat yourself, or the audiophile in your life, at the Shure online store, which is offering 10 per cent off storewide as well as a free vacuum flask from now until 31 December.


While some may think hampers offer limited options, Christmas in the new normal has seen companies offer a range of gift baskets and hampers with a surprisingly diverse choice of goodies to suit any budget and personality.

From non-alcoholic chocolate treats to a lavish array of festive tipples and gourmet snacks, both children and grown-ups will be tempted by the offerings from Humming and Noel Gifts.


From festive floral arrangements to indulgent baskets of fine wines, Humming’s Christmas Collection has something for everyone. A minimum spend of S$80 on gifts or hampers entitles customers to a 10-per-cent discount until 31 December. 

Noel Gifts

Friends and family might be far from us, but not forgotten. Noel Gifts is able to deliver a range of hampers and gift baskets to loved ones in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, Hong Kong and beyond. Local customers enjoy next-day delivery. HomeTeamNS members will get to enjoy 10 per cent off all Christmas gifts and hampers, capped at S$20 and valid until 31 December. 

Hurry and shop till you drop! HomeTeamNS members can login to the HomeTeamNS Mobile App to reveal the promo codes for all the exciting treats above. Simply click on ‘Benefits’ to reveal the code. Happy shopping!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year for festive fun

Looking for fun family activities during the festive period? From a DIY snowman-making lesson to a Clip ‘n Climb session, HomeTeamNS has plenty to offer.


Wherever you are, whomever you’re with, one of the best parts about the festive season is reconnecting with family and friends. While safe-distancing measures may limit the number of household visitors you can receive, there are still many activities in Singapore that one can do with the people who matter the most to you.

And perhaps best of all, with organisations like HomeTeamNS organising so many activities, members will be spoilt for choice looking for ways to spend fun, quality time with their loved ones!


What happens when Christmas is given a Peranakan twist? Visitors to T-Play Khatib on 25 December can find out for themselves. Take in the Peranakan Art Gallery, a showcase of Peranakan-themed craft sessions by HomeTeamNS members, or pose for a picture with jolly old Santa at Santa’s Peranakan House. Burn off some calories during the hour-long Joget-Joget sessions, and join in a T-Play Christmas Sing-A-Long from 7pm-9pm.


From 11 to 25 December, participate in our lucky draw at T-Play Bukit Batok and you could win great prizes, including a two-hour Console Games Marathon session, Laser Quest Missions, 2D1N Villa Staycations and junior bike set.


Good news adventure lovers! Santa’s making a special Christmas Day appearance at our HomeTeamNS Tampines. Snap and print a picture with him after an adrenaline-filled session at Clip ‘n Climb or Laser Quest, and try your hand at creating a piece of Christmas origami.


HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok is creating its very own Christmas Wonderland from 20 to 31 December; the exciting festivities include:

Snowman building session (20-31 December, Lobby A)

It may not snow in Singapore but that doesn’t mean you can’t design your own snowman, with a little ingenuity and craft supplies.

Winter craft (26 December, 11am to 2pm, Lobby A)

Exclusive to members, explore your creativity and see what you can create with sand art and slime.

Santa surprise (26 December, 12-2pm, Clubhouse grounds)

You may not realise this, but Santa’s always ready to flash those pearly whites and pose for a photo op with families, so have your smartphone or camera handy when you spot him.

Winterland Snowy Experience (24-26 December, 11am-6pm)

Who says you can’t experience snow near the equator? Limited to a maximum of 5 people per group, head to the open area next to the swimming pool to experience snow, Singapore-style!


Tis’ the season of giving! Treat yourself and someone else to a little holiday cheer. Help HomeTeamNS Khatib by contributing care packages filled with daily necessities, or play passes to T-Play and Adventure HQ to the beneficiaries – Tak Takut Kids Club by 3 Pumpkins, and Sunshine Action Welfare Mission (SWAMI) Home residents. 

Here’s one for those who aren’t camera shy! From 1 to 26 December, snap a wefie or selfie by the festive Christmas tree located along the main throughfare at HomeTeamNS Khatib and you could win vouchers. To enter, like and follow HomeTeamNS Khatib on Facebook, then submit your best snaps via the comments section.



HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier is pulling out all the stops to spread festive cheer! From 1 to 31 December at 10am-8pm, check out the fun-filled activities and redemptions:

Help Santa lose weight!

Even Santa appreciates the importance a balanced diet! Enjoy a healthy meal at our F&B outlets or complete simple workouts to earn rewards and help Santa shed some pounds!

Christmas gift-making

Learn how to make a handcrafted Christmas gift for that special someone in your life!

Member’s delight

HomeTeamNS or JOM members are entitled to a special gift at the clubhouse.

F&B Christmas treats

Get a complimentary small log cake with every order above $40 in a single receipt at Indulge Teppanyaki & Grill House.

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