Chef and owner of catering service
Preparazzi and Rakusaba, a pop-up ramen bar at The U Factory in Gillman Barracks
"I usually keep a look out for things throughout the year. If I see something nice or interesting, I'll just pick it up first. I may or may not have someone in mind for the items.
They're usually limited edition pieces, like the Saut Hermes bracelet with trinkets, or ceramics for tea or shochu - you can't ever have enough sake cups.
I love shopping overseas, popping into small boutiques featuring small independent businesses that carry items you can't buy elsewhere. Outlet malls are also another great place to pick up an entire year's worth of shopping.
I usually shop for...