There’s no cause for a celebration quite like your best friend getting married, just as there’s no faster way to stress over what to give them for their upcoming nuptials. The wedding gift dilemma often extends to wedding guests, who feel pressure to impress. Cue the indecisiveness: Is a dinnerware set too boring or too perfect?
Our suggestion: high-tech gadgets for those with champagne taste — should you have the dough to spare. Hopefully, they’ll invite you over for a housewarming party at their new crashpad sometime soon.
If the soon-to-be newlyweds love taking photos…
Item: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link, $199
Once upon a time, the humble instax camera was carried out without any accessories. The evolution of broadening the way we enjoy instax prints has now led to the recently released instax mini Link; a printer that creates high-quality instax prints of pictures from your smartphone through a dedicated app! Similar to the Mini LiPlay, it prints out photos within 12 seconds, but what’s new (and exclusive) to the mini Link is that you’re 1) able to print a still shot from a video, 2) zoom in and out of your photo and 3) party print mode that lets you and your friends create one instax photo together. The biggest pull? The 17 types of collage prints and 27 fun frame designs to choose from!
If you often catch the couple sharing their instax print snapshots on Instagram, we recommend you snap ’em up quick — available in dusky pink, ash white and dark denim.
If the soon-to-be newlyweds love playing video games together…
Item: Razer Huntsman, $339 each
With couple tech accessories, you can do a lot better than matching headphones — we’re talking superior gaming keyboards that even lets the user customise and combine macros! The optical light sensor on the new Razer Huntsman and Elite will also observe the speed levels in the environs the gamer is in and promotes a faster click response time! What we love: the aluminium matte top plate that will cleverly and kindly keep our controls sturdy.
Word on the street is that the Razer Huntsman is a gamer couples’ go-to! Give them a better chance of showing off their personality via the classic black, quartz pink or mercury white design.
If the soon-to-be newlyweds just got the keys to their new home…
Item: Dyson V11™ Absolute cord-free vacuum cleaner, $999
Has the couple recently announced they got their keys to their BTO flat? Since gifting a wine rack or a typical kitchen appliance seems a tad “been there, done that”, we suggest the Dyson V11™ Absolute!
Delivering on high-impact suction power and up to 60 minutes of run time on a full charge, this vacuum cleaner can even sense the floor type and fine-tune its performance for efficient cleaning. A stellar vacuum cleaner is all of the above — and, in your case, a perfect starter for your best friend’s new abode, too. You might even see them arranging it just so their Instagram snap warrants hashtagging
If the soon-to-be newlyweds already have a song for their first dance …
Item: Bang & Olufsen Beolit 17, $800
Shop: Available at Grand Hyatt flagship store, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, and selected B&O retailers
This wedding season, we implore you to invest in high-tech gadgets for your favourite people, i.e. a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers up to 24 hours of playtime. The couple can relive the best day of their lives while dancing to their favourite song on the B&O Beolit 17.
With a weight of 2.7kg and a sturdy exterior designed to withstand the rigours of everyday life, they can even bring it out with ease on picnic dates! To up the ante, the speaker is said to bring about a 360-degree sound dispersion with its 240 watts of peak power. Works like a charm when they host their housewarming party
If the soon-to-be newlyweds love lounging at home…
Item: Google Nest Wifi,
Because there’s always a possibility your giftee isn’t fully moonstruck by the wedding gift of your choice (can’t please everyone, darling), they should at least be proud to place your high-tech pick in their home! The Google Nest Wifi is like the Nest Mini with a built-in speaker and hands-free help with Google Assistant, but also with a powerful home network to boot.
It means business with its speedy coverage that can cover up to a 3,800 sq ft home. Not only that, the dedicated app can even share the Wifi password with guests! But if the password happens to be a bit cheeky, the Nest Wifi can create an assigned guest network for them. Should they be planning to start a family soon, it even has a function that can control Wifi usage! “Hey Google, pause the Wifi for Megan.”
If the soon-to-be newlyweds are a powerhouse style couple…
Item: LG Styler, $3099
The most luxurious of the lot, the LG Styler effortlessly removes unpleasant smells, harmful pollutants and reduced allergens! Using a sanitise and steam technology, simply place the garments inside and expect clean and crisp clothes. Not only does it prevent clothes from shrinking, the LG Styler even serves as a room dehumidifier — open the door ajar and it will help refresh the surrounding atmosphere. Trivial feature, but super convenient.
Written by Sinead Lee.