When shopping for Christmas gifts, you don’t usually think of adjectives like practical and useful. But instead of getting caught up in strict lists, we’ve rounded up an assortment of homeware accessories that demonstrate how overlooked furniture accents such as marble vases and portable speakers can transform one’s home.
1. WONDERLAND BOTANICAL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, FROM $35/WEEK [GIVEAWAY]
Available at wonderland.com.sg.
Wonderland Botanicals believe that flowers aren’t just for special occasions, but we should come home to them every day — and we wholly agree with them! This floral subscription service is perfect for busy bees like us who have no time to curate our own floral arrangement, but want a nice one anyway. Each delivery comes in handpicked vases that are different each time (you get to keep one vase throughout your subscription). You can start with a short 3-week subscription to try out the service, or choose one for an unlimited period of time (hint to all the husbands out there).
2. JONATHAN ADLER X H&M HOME TALL PORCELAIN VASE, USD69.99
Available at hm.com.
This highly-anticipated and highly-coveted H&M Home collaboration with famed interior designer, Jonathan Adler, will make any proud home owner swoon. Part glamorous, part eclectic, his distinct point of view shines in each fun piece — bright and graphic styles that probably deserve their own private shelf space.
3. NATIVE UNION MARQUETRY DROP WIRELESS CHARGER, $129 (ROSE OR BLACK) [GIVEAWAY]
Available at antelimited.com.
This wireless charger might seem small but it bags fast and secure charging, while also harmonious with iPhone 8 and above, plus all other Qi compatible devices up to 10W. It’s also handcrafted with Italian leather — i.e. a tech accessory that looks like a piece of art.
4. COMO DÉCOR SET OF 3 MARBLE VASES, $189 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at comodecor.com.
These vases would make a great addition to any sideboard or shelf — with or without flowers. They measure Small: 16cm (H) x 12.5cm (L) x 11.5cm (W) / Medium: 21.5cm (H) x 13cm (L) x 13cm (W) / and Large: 32cm (H) x 14.5cm (L) x 12cm (W). Sold separately as well on Como Decor’s website. Do note that this product is made to order (it takes 1-2 weeks), so if you want it by Christmas, buy now!
5. SAMSUNG THE FRAME 2019 65”, $5,199
Available at Commune Home, thecommunelife.com and at major electronic retailers.
A TV is an essential part of any home, but sometimes a blank screen might dull down a living space. With The Frame, adjust your screen to elevate any living space. With a selection of over 1,200 digital art pieces to choose from, enhance and customise your home with a click of a button.
6. SUNDAY BEDDING FRENCH LINEN SET, $400
Available at sundaybedding.com.
The truth is, most folks don’t need a luxurious duvet cover or pillowcases (until they sink into one), which is precisely why its the perfect gifting option. This French Linen Set promises to be ultra-durable and will soften with each wash! Pick one in a festive hue — after all, it is all about Christmas.
7. HERMÈS HIPPOMOBILE ALLUMETTES RECTANGULAR TRAY, $1,000
Available at Hermès boutiques.
Pretty, yes. Tell them it’s Hermès for a proper swoon. Art fiends would appreciate the aesthetic eye of Paris-based Italian artist Gianpaolo Pagni, who lends his study of patterns to the humble porcelain tray. This obviously deserves prime status in any home.
8. LG ROBOTIC VACUUM, $1,499
Available at lg.com/sg.
We may have a long list of grievances regarding household chores, but we’ll admit that the Hom-Bot Square Robotic Vacuum Cleaner promises to make it easier. Translation: no more scheduled cleaning times or dishing out energy to clean every corner of your home. From remembering where it has cleaned (so as to avoid repetition) to having an easily removable dustbin!
9. HARMAN KARDON CITATION ONE, $308
Available at sg.harmankardon.com.
For audiophiles who need quality sound in every room, this one’s for you. This multi-room smart speaker comes with in-built Google Assistant, which means everything about this device can be controlled with your voice. Put one in every room for each member of the family to enjoy, and sync them all when you have guests over so that you’ll always have a consistent flow of the audio of your choice.
10. BANG OLUFSEN BEOLIT 17 IN PINK, $800
Available at Grand Hyatt flagship store, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, and selected B&O retailers.
While we may have evolved from large, chunky speakers, Bang & Olufsen is bringing it back with their Beolit17 portable speaker. One of the greatest perks about owning one? It has 360-degree sound dispersion! With up to 24 hours of battery life to boot and upcoming holiday parties to throw, what better way to stream your favourite songs!
11. NAKAMICHI BARITONE LIFESTYLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $188 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at Amazon
The stylish Baritone speaker sits in a sleek aluminium frame, has a bluetooth range of up to 10 metres, clear, warm sound, and can be paired with another Baritone speaker wirelessly for true surround sound. At two great promotional price points for the Christmas season, these make excellent gifts for pretty much anyone who listens to music and has their own living space. Which is everyone.
12. HUAT AH PREMIUM DOOR MAT, $22.50
Available at naiise.com.
Otherwise most commonly known as one of the most frequently used interjections during Chinese New Year, this Huat Ah Premium Door Mat makes the perfect auspicious gift for that strange Singaporean relative of yours whom you’ve been stressing about what to give this Christmas.
13.NAKAMICHI SUPRANO LIFESTYLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $138
Available at naiise.com.
Nobody says no to beautiful-looking speakers for the home, and these ones from Japanese brand, Nakamichi are exactly that. The Suprano is encased in a luxurious leather cover and produces decent 3D stereo sound and 10 hours of battery life.
14. SOFTROCK LIVING BEANBAG – THE BOHEMIAN IN SANDSTONE, $399 [GIVEAWAY]
To avoid being classified as a horrible gifter (yes, they do exist), forget useless ornaments and think practical. We’re talking the pinnacle of furniture design! What better way to ring in the holidays with a luxurious bean bag perfect for lounging and engineered for superior comfort? The SoftRock Living Bean Bag Recliner is one for the long haul.
15. MUJI POLYPROPYLENE STACKABLE STOOL, $39
Available at muji.com/sg.
Having guests over at your new home can be a little daunting for some — what if there isn’t enough space for your relatives to sit, and not to mention Ah Ma and Ah Gong? To avoid these situations consider racking up these stackable stools by Muji to host your guests for any sort of gatherings. Let’s not forget, Chinese New Year isn’t too far off the calendar too.
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