For the person who keeps inviting people over. “Keep your distance” is more of a general guideline than a hard-and-fast rule.
VIEWSONIC M1 MINI PLUS POCKET CINEMA PROJECTOR WITH JBL SPEAKER
$329, from lazada.sg
Finally a projector that weighs little (300g!) and projects much (bold colours!). Built-in JBL speakers offer decent room-filling sound, and you can go wireless with a battery that lasts up to 1½ hours. There’s even a smart stand that allows for ceiling projection, so you can lie in bed and enjoy Netflix streamed from your smartphone.
If you have a smartphone that charges wirelessly (like the new iPhone 12 series or Huawei Mate 40 Pro), you can pop it on top of this speaker to charge it. It connects by bluetooth and pumps out a gorgeous balanced sound using acoustics by Devialet. This speaker also supports Google Assistant, and can pair with another similar speaker to create a stereo whole-home audio experience. Available in white or black.
HERMÈS CHESS GAME
Price upon request, from Hermès Liat Towers
No need to stare at the ceiling. Enjoy a lovely game of chess with pieces crafted out of high quality mahogany and a board smoothed over in leather. Very nice.
NESPRESSO VERTUOPLUS WHITE & AEROCCINO BUNDLE
$438, from nespresso.com
The new Nespresso VertuoPlus machine can make lots of different types of coffee, and just simply based on the capsule inserted into the machine. There are capsule options for short espressos, double espressos, cups or large mugs, and these all extract out perfectly with a beautiful crema at the top.
SOMERSBY APPLE 8-BOTTLE FESTIVE BOX
$27.90 (U.P. $33.80), from Fairprice, Cold Storage and Sheng Siong
Here are 8 bottles of everyone’s favourite cider at a promotional price of $27.90 instead of the usual $33.80. Bring it over at your next house party (remember, up to 5 guests!) and share the love.
FUJIFILM INSTAX SQUARE SQ1
$199, at all authorised Instax retailers
We can’t exactly make sense of what happened this year, but we can at least say one thing — we now cherish our friends and loved ones more than ever. Make proper memories and store them as keepsakes with this new Instax camera, which goes big on the square film format; your pictures are now 1.5 times the size of the Instax mini ones. Plus, we’re sure these beautiful matte shades fit into any home aesthetic.
JBL PARTYBOX ON-THE-GO*
$599, from jbl.com.sg
While KTV outlets are still closed, you can set one up at home with this “partybox”. This bluetooth speaker includes two mics and options to change the colour of the pulsing light on the front. It also pumps out a pretty big sound so remember to close the doors and spare your neighbours that call to the police.
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WOLF BLASS WINES
$52-$200, from ishopchangi.com
There’s now a promotion going on with iShopChangi — with a minimum purchase of $380 on select Wolf Blass wines, you can receive a custom-made travel-sized cream and gold mahjong set. There are only 188 of these sets available. We recommend the Medlands Platinum Label Shiraz 2016 ($200) that has the aroma of black cherry and blackcurrant, and lingering undertones of tobacco, wild herbs and French oak. Just two bottles of this and that mahjong set is yours. While stocks last, of course.
LADY M WINTER DREAMS ADVENT CALENDAR
$99, from ladym.com.sg
There are 24 numbered drawers filled with individually wrapped candies; they include La Vie En Rose, La Vie En Bleu, Rainbow Confetti, Chocolate Hazelnuts, Strawberry Shortcake, Salted Milk Cereal, Sesame Chocolates, Sour Lemon Gumdrop, Chocolate Chaud, Rum Cola Gummy, Coffee Beans and Sour Apples. Basically something for everyone. Also, the snow globe at the top pops up!
VERSACE I ♡ BAROQUE BATHROBE AND MEDUSA STUDDED TRAVEL MUG
$760 (bathrobe) / $1,600 (travel mug), from Versace Paragon and MBS boutiques, and online at versace.com
For your baller friend who can wear this robe while entertaining his 5 guests, and then serve them Nespresso or Somersby in these studded mugs.
MORE GIFT IDEAS IN OUR NYLON STAY HOME XMAS GIFT GUIDE, HERE.