It’s been about three weeks of social distancing, circuit breaker, and the dozens of other COVID-19 terminologies we’ve now come accustomed to. Being physically separated from the ones we love is tough, be it our close friends, extended family or our partners. We are social creatures after all (yes, that includes all you introverts as well).
We’d want to continue showing our love and bridge that social distance. Zoom meetings and Houseparty get-togethers can only do so much, right? Well, how about gifting someone a care package? After all, buying gifts need not just be a birthday thing! It’s a nice reminder to the special ones in our lives that we are, metaphorically at least, by their side. Still not convinced? Read on and you’ll discover a number of great care packages fit for the ones you love.
During this circuit breaker period, for every care package purchased on Delegate, SGD1 will go to The Courage Fund by National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to support vulnerable individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 situation. We will continue to update this list with more care packs. Check back for more! Should you be a vendor and are interested in listing your care packages with us, please fill in this form.
Squares N Circles
Warm chocolate oozing out of ooey gooey brownies, cheesecake brownies with a wonderful chocolate swirl, and cookie brownies for that extra crunch to pair with the softness. Who doesn’t love a good brownie? Baked to crispiness on the outside while soft and moist on the inside, send Squares N Circles‘ baked brownies to your friends and family who can’t get enough of delicious sweets! Besides brownies, their care packages also include giant cookies that are either topped with lotus s’mores or oreo almond. Bask in the smell of freshly baked goodies with these desserts from the comfort of your house!
Who says you can only eat pineapple tarts once a year? Pineapple tarts are one of the top few new year’s snacks for everyone. Dream Hearts offers yummy and adorably shaped pineapple tarts made for any occasion! With a melt-in-your-mouth texture, their pastry is buttery and fragrant, yet not too sweet. Their pineapple tarts come in cute fortune cat shapes or bite-sized smiley tarts that are shaped like emojis. Send these unique snacks to your friends and families to enjoy new year’s goodies all year round!
Heart of Darkness
Ever heard of the famous novel “Heart of Darkness”? The novel has dark themes about dealing with evil and good within humans, which this brewery references. Enter the darkness itself to experience the duality of the beers in Heart of Darkness. Good and evil. Sane and insane. Big, bold, crafted brews that will challenge the way you think about beer. With their Best Seller Pack, enjoy 3 one litre bombers of pale ale, cucumber pilsner and IPA! Send this care package to your friends for a bombing good time!
Baos are one of the most convenient types of food in Singapore. You can grab it on your way to work for breakfast, have it as a snack, or with dim sum as supper. Taiping Bao takes baos to the next level with their unique assortments! They originated in Malaysia back in the 70s and have passed down their handmade recipe for generations. As time went by, they developed a large variety of delicate delights such as Osmanthus Honey Bao, Coffee Mung Bean Bao and many more that are available in these care packages here! Send these steaming hot baos to your loved ones and pair them with the Cold Brew White Coffee Package as well.
The Party Elves
Staying at home might be tough sometimes, especially if you are a parent of young children. There’s only so much entertainment we can provide for them! They miss running along the fields and playing with their friends. It’s hard for them to understand the current situation. With The Party Elves’ care packages, not only can you curb you children’s boredom, but you can join them in creating fun projects together! Wings and wands? Cooking up a scientific experiment with slime recipes? The Enchanted Forest Busy Box and the Slime Time Busy Box can do that! These care packages will certainly busy your child for a long time. Let’s do some fun stay-home activities together!
Shin Gi Tai
From mysterious cocktails to their popular Negroni, Shin Gi Tai has arrived to evoke excitement in the unknown. Negroni is made with their special blend of vermouth that is a top secret recipe. With 4 different types of care packages, send them to your loved ones to have a thrilling good time at home. Each set provides a different variety of tastes that changes regularly. Their alcoholic drinks are definitely seen as”essential goods”! Be ready for Shin Gi Tai to pack a punch of interesting flavours on your tongue each time you order.
Being unable to physically celebrate your friends and family’s birthdays with them doesn’t mean you can’t send them sweet treats. Now that cake stores are finally operating again, Whites Bakery offers numerous care packages for you. These range from cute mini tarts to the ever-so-popular basque burnt cheesecake. Moreover, who says it has to be a birthday cake? Every day can be cake day if you want it to be. Indulge your loved ones’ sweet tooth with these yummy sugary treats. A rainbow of frosting choices awaits you!
Craft Gins Co
Missing the days where you can chill drink with your friends at your favourite bar? Head to Craft Gins Co to reminisce the fun days through the taste of a good ol’ familiar drink, with their Gin and Tonic care package. The tingly and zesty combination of flavours from their Gin and Tonic will certainly evoke a sense of nostalgia. Classic drinks like this can be hard to come by nowadays. While we patiently wait for the bars to reopen, why not send a drink or two to your friends as a hint for your future bar hopping plans!
Kueh Ho Jiak
Kueh Ho Jiak is a local business, run by a mother-daughter duo. Their goal is to create kuehs that are as visually appealing as they are delightful to taste. Their kuehs are handmade daily, using only natural ingredients. They’ve come up with a beautiful gift set platter which you can pass as a gift to your loved ones. Sweet Potatoes Ondeh, Ang Ku Kueh and Yam Cake are just a couple of kuehs you can expect! Also, they’ll deliver it directly for you, together with a personalised message attached. This way, your loved ones would know who it was who got them this thoughtful and utterly delicious treat!
Elite Bar Solutions
Self proclaimed the “Singapore-based bad-ass company”, Elite Bar Solutions provides beverage and cocktail catering solutions regionally for weddings, festivals, corporate events & any beverage related matters. Taking up every work with pride, they have over 5 decades of combined experience in providing beverage and mobile bar solutions for all occasions. So, they know what they’re talking about and let’s face it, who can resist having a drink in these dark days? A variety of bottled cocktails make up the aptly named GudSht Drink from Home Pack. The pack includes delivery to multiple locations so you and your buddies can have a great session over Zoom / House Party. If your buddy likes his/her alcohol, you know what to do!
Bread, Beer & Brez’n
Bread, Beer & Brez’n are a German style biergarten located at the top of Phoenix Park, surrounded by beautiful nature. Unfortunately, we’ll all have to wait a little while before experiencing the full ambience of Bread, Beer & Brez’n. That doesn’t mean we have to wait when it comes to trying their food! The Circuit Breaker Survival Package is a great care package to consider for your loved ones. Think pizzas, sausages, potato salad and sauerkraut – simply mouthwatering. There’s even the option to mix and match amazing German beer!
Sticking to the topic of alcohol, maybe you have a friend who’s not so into cocktails, nor is he/she into beer. Well then, maybe they happen to be a “wine person”. If that’s the case, Fine Wines might just have the care package to suit your (and your friend’s) needs! Fine Wines are passionate about their wines and want to provide you with great experiences and memories with each bottle you purchase from them. They also do a “chill & drink non-alcoholic wine” care package. This care package can help you unwind and relax, without worrying about a possible hangover!
Candy House is home to a whole host of sweet treats such as popcorn and cotton candy. If you know of a friend who has a sweet tooth, Candy House has the care package for you. They are well known for creating their own special blend of sugar recipes, resulting in the fluffiest, melt-in-your-mouth candy floss! For their popcorn, only top grade ingredients are used. Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a care package of popcorn or cotton candy!
The Tea Story
The Tea Story is a Singaporean brand recognized globally for their exquisite range of healthy, organic and caffeine-free loose leaf teas. Their teas, crafted with fresh fruits and flowers, are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making its benefits go far beyond its exquisite colour and flavour. The Tea Story Wellness Gift Set is a perfect gift for your friends and family. Three flavours of tea are included – Detoxtea, Serenitea, Immunitea – and there are 5 tea bags of each flavour. Just about enough to help your friends get through the circuit breaker period!
Luxe Catering has always been keen to bring you a distinctive and memorable dining experience. Due to this pandemic, that has become quite a challenge. So, they are encouraging us all to care and support each other through this crisis with a couple of care packages. Stay connected and surprise your friends and loved ones with their curated care packages. You can check out their wide range of desserts, ranging from tarts to cupcakes. It could be to celebrate a special occasion, indulge and satiate dessert cravings or simply send joy and love.
Care packages need not only be about food and drinks. If you’re looking to get something different, SOL+ might be the perfect option. SOL+ started with a simple passion – scents. Their Easy Aromatherapy Care Pack is proof of said passion. The care pack comes with two mini roller scents and a diffuser accessory – either a necklace or bracelet. On top of that, a personalised card is included too. All this will be beautifully packaged in a gift box with ribbons! Since our friends are now stuck from home, getting this for them would be both practical and thoughtful.
Petite Pétale is the outcome of a shared vision among three best friends who always wanted to start their own floral boutique. Whatever the special occasion or celebration is, Petite Pétale hopes to create wonderful memories through their floral designs. We are all familiar with the phrase “distance makes the heart grow fonder”. So, why not get your special someone a jar of love from Petite Pétale during this CB period? Receiving this gift will surely brighten up their day!
Baker V is a bakery that started out from the passion for baking and all things beautiful. All their products are baked fresh in small batches upon orders. For Baker V, there are no short cuts in life and that applies to their philosophy in baking too! Each sweet treat is baked and hand decorated with humble ingredients without any preservatives. Their Cheer Pack comes with an assortment of goodies – think cupcakes, macarons and tarts. Just thinking bout it is sure to get your tummy rumbling!
Manna Pot Catering
Manna Pot Catering is a Halal certified catering company that provides a full range of catering services. They’re great for all types of functions, ranging from personal functions like weddings and BBQs to large-scale corporate events, seminars and exhibitions. During this circuit breaker period, they also do stay home meal packages as well as a 5-day grain bowl bundle!
Singapore’s first French casual dining food boutique chain, Saybons is serves a delectable spread of French goodies. They had the aim of making French food affordable and accessible to everyone. No more exorbitant ‘ambience charges’ nor 3-hour course-after-course dinners! Using the freshest of ingredients and classical French culinary techniques, Saybons bring French food to you in a way not seen very much in this part of the world. They’ve got two care packages just for you. These care packages are full of goodies like truffle mushroom pasta, wild mushroom soup and seafood bisque!
Working from home and craving a good cup of coffee? Fret not, Kafve Coffee is coming to the rescue. They can deliver freshly brewed and refreshing cold brew coffee to your doorstep during this extended circuit breaker period. It doesn’t matter how you like your cold brew – they’ve got black, latte as well as soy/oat. So, whether you’re into pure, unadulterated coffee or if you’re a latte lover, there’s definitely something for you at Kafve Coffee. All made from 100% Arabica Beans, for you. Just take a sip and you’re ready to start your productive day!
The Party Elves
The Party Elves specialises in bespoke party planning for children’s parties and baby showers. They conceptualise and design parties for the most special little people in your lives! Their care packages includes a number of themed “busy boxes” that any kid would find exciting. It ranges from a dinosaur themed box for the budding palaeontologist to a wizard themed box for the Harry Potter enthusiast! These busy boxes are a great way to have children stay creative and learn independent play during this stay home period.
If you’re bored of takeouts, Butcher Boy has come up with a DIY Bao Kit to solve that problem for you! Build your own Baos without the frills. Butcher Boy has basically made it completely effortless for you. No steamer? No problem. All you need is a deep pot and a metal strainer. Their easy bake/air fry fillets will come out crispy and golden once cooked. The best thing is that there are no rules in Bao making, add as much sauce or pickled toppings as you’d like. You’ll be at home anyways so don’t worry about people judging you!
Surprise your loved ones or show appreciation to your colleagues during this stay-home period with the selection of baked goodies from Plentyfull! Everything in the care package is made from scratch, so you don’t have to worry about quality when it comes to their bakes. There’s quite some variety as well. It’s not just your regular croissants, you’d also find goodies such as truffle butter, cinnamon shortbread and rose tea leaves as well!
The rich and fudgy chocolate brownies from Kristine’s Brownies are handmade and baked fresh with quality ingredients. It’s rich chocolatey taste is complemented by the crusty top, which adds a different texture to the brownies. Pair it with a cup of coffee, some ice cream or just simply have it on it’s own. Their care pack comes with 16pcs of yummy brownies as well as a personal note!
Working in the food and beverage industry for over a decade, L.A.B.inc. have recognised the need of having excellent cocktails at much more reasonable prices. Hence, L.A.B.inc. was born to make beautifully crafted cocktails casual, fun and accessible. Their bottled cocktails are of the highest quality and made with the freshest ingredients. You don’t need any additional preparation or ingredients, simply pick up the bottle, shake, open and serve over ice! All that’s left is to just sit back, relax and enjoy.
Tartnutellalala is a home-based food business which specialises in freshly baked goods! This primarily consists of tart-based bakes with a variety of sweet, fruity and/or savoury choices of toppings for you to choose from. Tartnutellalala believes in baking every tart fresh to order! This way, it preserves the quality and taste of every bite. Their tart platter care pack would give you the opportunity to try all the different variety of flavours. They’ve got 3 different nutella flavours alone, yum!
The Custom Bites
The Custom Bites is a local artisan bakery that does custom cookies, cupcakes, macarons and other petite desserts. In order to help you practice social distancing and stay indoors during this circuit breaker period, they’ve come up with a DIY Cookie Decorating Kit! It has everything you need for cookie decorating including the sugar cookies, royal icing and even a step by step instructions guide. What that means is that there’ll be no mess from the baking! Nor will there be the hassle of preparing all the ingredients. Whether young or old, experienced baker or not, cookie decorating is a fun indoor activity suited for everyone!
Nestled in the heart of Katong, Kilio Art is a boutique art studio that wants to inspire you through art. During this circuit breaker period, we unfortunately do not have the opportunity to be in their whimsical studio space. However, there’s no need to worry as Kilio Art brings the art to your home with their care packages. Their Tea For Two Play Set is perfect for pretend play with the little ones. There’s no need to be bored at home when you can spend some quali-tea family time together! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the beautiful women in our lives, have a look at their “Clutch On To Your Love” set.
Junior “The Pocket Bar”
Meet Junior “The Pocket Bar”. Junior is a platform to showcase their most beloved terrains and traditions in the world of cocktails and spirits through intimate, authentic experiences. If you’re looking to treat yourself (or a good friend!) to some lovely beers, grab yourself a 4-pack of (500ml) Grevensteiner Original beers from them. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and matured in open casks, Grevensteiner is an old, rare style of Pilsener that has been made since the Middle Ages. The care package also comes with an authentic ceramic German beer stein. The steins depict the four seasons of the year and they’ve got all four designs available. Do take note that supplies are limited and Tyrolean hat are not included!
The Single Cask
The Single Cask prides itself on selecting the finest quality single malt whiskies and specialising in only in single cask bottling. Each and every expression is from one individual cask and offers a unique whisky experience each and every time. No cask is the same; each has a story to tell. Whether you are a whisky lover or connoisseur, The Single Cask is all about taking you on a journey and exploring incredible whiskies one dram at a time. During this circuit breaker period, they’ve released TSCxHugo’s Papaya Cocktail Set. This includes 4 different interpretations of the humble fruit of the papaya, and they can be enjoyed at any time of the day!
PreetyTasty is a home based business which provides brownie cakes as well as bento boxes. The bundle promo menu offered by PreetyTasty very much lives up to the name of the company! Within their care package, you’d have brownies along with a set meal. You’d be spoilt for choice – whether its the brownie or set meal! The brownie options include Nutella, Biscoff Cookie, Espresso and Dark Chocolate. As for the set meal, it ranges from Laksa Pasta to Indonesian Mee Goreng! Nothing more satisfying than digging into a nice wholesome meal (and some brownies) after the end of a long day at home!
Don’t you think that soap needs to be more than just functional? The ladies behind Soaprise feel the same! They are passionate about sharing the importance of using natural ingredients in soap products. By carefully sourcing out natural ingredients that improves skin condition, Soaprise create products void of harsh chemicals – commonly contained in commercial soap. Their Aromatherapy Mystery Box is a great care package to pick up for a loved one! It has all the practical items that helps with issues such as insomnia or anxiety. Alternatively, it can just be used as a “perk me up” as we try to find productivity in this current work from home situation!
Distilled in Singapore and crafted with pride, the SoulSister Spirits Gin “Singapore Edition” Hamper from Gain Brands works as a great treat for your friends! The SoulSister Singapore Gin is the first expression created with a feminine touch and is also inspired by the spices and botanicals found in this multicultural island we call home. Crispy notes of lemongrass, citrus and kaffir lime greet you on the nose. Enjoy it on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail! Overall, it works as a great companion after a long week of stressful work. As you’re getting a hamper for your loved ones, you can get one for yourself too, don’t worry 😉
Alternatively, you can also get your friends and loved ones a gift card from our vendors. Here’s why gift cards are a great method of support for local businesses. We will keep adding to this list of care packages as we find more. Do drop a comment if you know of more care packages! Should you be a vendor and are interested in listing your care packages with us, please fill in this form.
We, at Delegate, have started an initiative to support vulnerable individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 situation. During this circuit breaker period, for every care package purchased on Delegate, SGD1 will go to The Courage Fund by National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Do feel free to spread the word and support this cause!
Another initiative we’ve started involves the wedding industry. This global pandemic we are in has brought a host of challenges to everyone involved in said industry. From brides-to-be to wedding vendors, these are unprecedented times. We want to be part of the solution and that is why we started this Facebook group – Save Wedding Vendors. We aim to build a community of helpful vendors and members. You can post your queries, ask for recommendations and share promotions or reviews as well.