This is the friend who has moved to “Work From Home”. Who needs to go into an office when you can create the perfect setup in the comfort of your own bedroom?
$899, available for pre-order till Jan 2021 online and at OSIM stores
This is the world’s first gaming massage chair and we want one. The chair has an ergonomic design that you can just sink in to, and a firm cushion to support the lower back. But of course, best of all, it’s an OSIM — which means it’s also a massage chair! It feature’s OSIM’s proprietary V-Hand technology that has a range of massage programmes covering the neck, shoulders and back, plus — there’s a Bluetooth speaker system, which is immersive. Perfect for light background music while working, or hardcore surround sound for gamers! There was a limited release for the uThrone in August earlier this year, and it was sold out globally. If you want one, the website is now taking pre-orders for delivery in late-Jan.
Note: The chair is available in 3 colours: blue, all-black and orange. The purple colour shown above is a special edition chair designed by JJ Lin given to 17 of his celebrity friends.
JABRA SPEAK 750
$518, available at jabra.sg
This little round gadget is the speakerphone you never knew you needed. Place it on the table, pair it up by bluetooth (up to two devices at a time), and enjoy clear audio from your calls. Its smart round shape also enables 360° audio pick-up.
BARISIEUR COFFEE ALARM CLOCK
£345, available at joyresolve.com
Wake up not just to the smell of coffee, but an actual freshly brewed cup right next to your bed. This alarm clock is set to make your coffee or tea as it rings you awake; it boils water in three minutes, and runs it through a stainless steel mesh filter to drip out below into a waiting cup. A hidden cooler also allows you to stash a small cup of milk so you can have milk with your coffee without having to get up at all.
2020’s been quite a shitty year, so here’s some glitter to make up for it. Your toilet will smell fresher with these Poo-Pouri Before You Go Toilet Sprays, which create a protective, odour-trapping barrier while fragrant essential oils make sure anyone’s poop smells a tad more heavenly. New scents include Pink Citron, Cloud Berry and Sweet Violet, in glittery packaging that look like they’ve been blessed by unicorns.
CREATIVE PEBBLE V3
$59, available at Creative.com
Does your friend need desktop speakers? This is an affordable and pretty decent sounding option, plus it looks good too. It charges up by USB-C and connects wirelessly by bluetooth. It’s also said to be 50% louder than the original Pebble.
VIEWSONIC TOUCH PORTABLE MONITOR (TD1655)
$440 (on sale from $499), available at lazada.sg.
Sometimes to be productive, all you need is a bigger screen, or an extra screen. This one has USB-C ports for easy connectivity, weighs less than 1kg so you can bring it around, and it props up at any angle!
JBL TUNE 225TWS*
$189, from jbl.com.sg
This compact, lightweight pair of wireless earphones will keep your WFH friend connected — to you and their music. The “Fast Pair” function connects the earphones to an Android device the second they’re taken out of the case; and “Dual Connect” offers the ability to use either one or both earbuds, so one side can be charged while the other is in use. Very useful for those long meetings. There are 4 colours to choose from: black, grey, blue or pink.
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DYSON LIGHTCYCLE MORPH DESK LIGHT
$799, from dyson.com.sg
Perhaps the most important thing about working from home (or anywhere as a matter of fact) is good lighting. Offices are built to be bright and conducive for working in; homes tend to be dimmer and cosier. That’s where a really good desk light comes in, and Dyson arguably has the best at the moment. You can read our full feature for this product here. Available in White/Silver and Black/Black.
$680, from theomnidesk.com
Sleek but not exactly sexy, a standing desk might not sound like very romantic gift until you consider its practicalities — this one’s a fully height-adjustable desk that allows the flexibility to work sitting or standing, while electric motors do the work of raising or lowering your desk, with even smart memory presets you can program. We also appreciate the modular system that allows for a full range of customisations and finishes.
HEINEKEN CHRISTMAS PACK
Buy pints at participating bars, pubs and restaurants.
You know how easy it is to grab a beer when you work from home? Way too easy. Here’s how you or your friend can get more booze: Purchase 15 pints of Heineken at selected bars, pubs and restaurants, then upload your receipts here. Once you’ve accumulated your 15 pints, a special Heineken Christmas Pack will be delivered straight to your doorstep! This pack includes: a Heineken Tabletop Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree Lights & Decors, Festive Cushion, Festive Bluetooth Speaker, Heineken Original 320ml cans and Heineken 0.0 320ml cans.
SCENE SHANG THE MAVERICK CANE CHAIR X BINARY STYLE
$770, from shopsceneshang.com
After a long work day, anyone would want to unwind comfortably, maybe curl up with an e-book and a drink in hand. This rattan Scene Shang chair perfectly dresses up an otherwise sombre WFH-office, with Art Deco-inspired geometry in a rustic rattan frame. The tropical ‘Sang Kanchil Mouse Deer’ Velvet print’s also courtesy of local designers Binary Style, who reference folklore and Bukit Timah Forest in its lush design.
AMAZIN’ GRAZE MERRY GIFT BOX
$22.90, from amazingraze.com/sg
Merry and yummy, this year’s Amazin’ Graze holiday sets feature whimsical designs by artist MayLii Koo, along with their limited edition snacks that are all-natural and free of refined sugars. They’ll be a godsend for those who like to munch on guilt-free snacks when tea time comes around. There’s now the Cherry Peppermint Brownie Chips, White Chocolate Cranberry Granola, and the Chocolate-coated Almonds and Strawberry, all included in the Merry Gift Box.
MORE GIFT IDEAS IN OUR NYLON STAY HOME XMAS GIFT GUIDE, HERE.