Celebrating Christmas in the tropics can feel like quite the travesty. Don’t get me wrong, Singapore has plenty of charm at this time of the year, what with the famed lights along Orchard Road, festive Starbucks drinks, the more recent Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay, and a whole slew of other family traditions we have developed over the years.
That said, it’s not unusual to feel like you’re missing out on the Western Christmas narrative we grew up watching on TV and in movies. In our reality, there’s no snow, no layering of thermal wear, no sitting by fireplaces, and way less drinking of hot chocolate or mulled wine than one might like. It’s also not always practical to travel somewhere else to spend Christmas, especially if you want to spend it with your nearest and dearest at home.
If you can’t experience a wintry Christmas for yourself, there are plenty of ways to bring it to you instead. One of my favourite ways to do just that is with candles. This year, I’ve rounded up some candles that I hope will help you feel like you’ve been transported someplace magical, all from the comfort and familiarity of your own homes.
Click through our gallery of candles to find the perfect Holiday scent for your home.