Home is where the heart is, and if your heart’s similarly in the right place, then you’ll want to pick one of these contemporary gifts for your beloved friend or family member too. Fancy a cosy knitted throw that instantly elevates the living space? How about a transparent speaker that delivers on superb audio, a set of kitchen appliances, or a soft pouf that adds a stylish accent to any room? Don’t worry, we’ve considered the practical gifts as well that make the home a truly liveable space, but it doesn’t hurt to want some of these everyday luxuries too. Ahead, the gifts designed for maximum home envy!
HOOGA OLAV TENCEL QUILT COVER SET
HOOGA, a Scandinavian-inspired home decor store, is often our go-to when looking for stylish furniture or accessories, and this one’s a gift any home owner would love, even if they already own multiple versions of it. The Olav quilt cover set is an elegant bedding option that instantly elevates that look of one’s sleeping quarters, and might even improve their sleep experience as well since these are designed to be breathable and silky-smooth.
$169 – $239, available at hooga, plaza singapura #04-04/05.
MORGAN & FINCH LA MER TAPAS PLATES SET OF 4
This is a stunning ocean-inspired set we’ll want to set the table with when having guests over — actually, forget that, we’d centre whole parties around it! If you’re shopping for a domestic goddess / hostess, then the Australian retailer’s store is worth a visit to hunt for affordable, yet high-quality and unique, pieces of home decor that add little touches to spruce up the house.
$44.95, available at bed bath ‘n table, plaza singapura #04-17/18A.
SONOS ERA 100 HOME BOOKSHELF SPEAKER [GIVEAWAY]
If you’ve always felt like speakers should be heard, not seen, then the Sonos Era 100 might change your mind. In minimalist white or black, it packs a whole lot of advanced audio technology into its compact size, in order to deliver detailed stereo sound and deep bass, while also sitting pretty on one’s bookshelf, console, desk, or nightstand. Like any modern speaker, it’s also Bluetooth and WiFi-compatible, and can be intuitively controlled via touch buttons, the Sonos app, and more.
$449, AVAILABLE AT CHALLENGER, PLAZA SINGAPURA #04-12 TO 12A.
HARMAN KARDON SOUNDSTICKS 4 BLUETOOTH WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM
People are generally obsessed with transparent tech devices, and we kinda get why — the effortlessly modern look does away with wires, which then celebrates the sculptural form of the item. The Harman Kardon SoundSticks 4 is exactly that, with a transparent dome design and two satellite speakers that’ll be the talking point of the house. The sound system itself fills the space with vibrant treble and rich bass from the trusted audio brand and their decades of engineering expertise.
$455, AVAILABLE AT STEREO, plaza singapura #04-06.
MUJI IDÉE MINI PUUF SET
The recent opening of MUJI’s revamped Global Flagship Store at Plaza Singapura shows off a more spacious home & decor area, which is where we came across IDÉE, a sophisticated line of original furniture and interior design goods which often sees designer collaborations. This mini cushion, for instance, is designed by Shigeki Fujishiro, and inspired by mountains, as seen by its understated silhouette when viewed from the side.
$160, available at MUJI, plaza singapura #01-10 to 17.
MUJI HIGHBACK RECLINING SOFA
Japanese brand MUJI can even make ergonomic chairs look good. This Reclining Sofa is a lounge chair with a high back, where both the back and head rests feature an adjustable reclining function to find that perfect sweet spot. The fluffy cushions also make this something you’ll want to sink into at the end of a long day.
$309, available at MUJI, plaza singapura #01-10 to 17.
KOMME DECOR THROW – CIEL
German lifestyle brand Komme certainly knows a thing or two about well-made and beautiful home products, and a throw is just the piece of soft furnishing that any homebody would love, perfect for snuggling up on the sofa or bed. The Ciel throw is nicely plush, with textured fabric and deliberately frayed ends, that we already want multiples draped across all our sofas.
$69, available at komme, plaza singapura #04-18.
SMEG TOASTER AND KETTLE
Does toast from a SMEG toaster, or water from a SMEG kettle, taste crisper, sweeter, more high-quality? We don’t know for sure, but what we do know is that these retro-style stainless steel appliances are often sought after by proud kitchen owners, and honestly, who are we to deny them the pleasures of life? Especially when we get cookies and cupcakes in return.
$258 each, AVAILABLE AT BEST, plaza singapura #03-49 to 64.
DYSON V12S DETECT SLIM SUBMARINE
Practical home appliances that also feel like luxuries… seems like a Dyson is unavoidable then. We all know someone whose home is so practical and efficient, entering their store room feels like an actual minimart, so why not pool together your budgets for this big-ticket splurge? After all, this is Dyson’s first-ever wet & dry vacuum, that’s able to eliminate dust and grime, detangle hair, deep clean, and more with a Submarine wet roller head suitable for hard floors.
$1,299, AVAILABLE AT BEST, plaza singapura #03-49 to 64.
GOOGLE NEST HUB 2ND GEN
Already in its second generation, the Google Nest is a necessity for those wanting to set up a smart home. You can use this as a hands-free entertainment device, as it connects to major music and streaming apps; access calendars and reminders needed to take away some of the metal load of running one’s home; or use it to control compatible devices such as lights or air-conditioning systems.
$139, AVAILABLE AT CHALLENGER, PLAZA SINGAPURA #04-12 TO 12A.
OSIM UMIST AROMA HUMIDIFIER [GIVEAWAY]
A little OSIM device goes a long way in making everyday life feel as luxurious as possible, so here’s how to pamper your loved ones. Start with the uGlow Cleanse Facial Cleansing Brush and their other beauty devices for an elevated skincare routine; the uMask Eye Massager that provides a gentle massage for well-rested eyes; followed by the uMist Aroma Humidifier that cares for you when you sleep. It quietly gives off a fine mist that keeps the air at an optimal humidity level, while you can add fragrant essential oils, such as Lavender and Aroma Tea, to ease you into a good night’s sleep.
$199 for the uMist Aroma Humidifier, available at OSIM, plaza singapura #03-09.
STERRA MOON™ TRUE HEPA-13 AIR PURIFIER
Homegrown brand Sterra wants everyone to breathe a little easier, thanks to the Sterra Moon™ Air Purifier, fitted with a medical-grade HEPA-13 filter and a UV-C function that, together, eliminate 99.97% of harmful air pollutants such as allergens, dust, pet dander, bacteria, and viruses, highly relevant in our post-covid era. An Activated Carbon filter goes further to neutralise foul odours as well, while it’s also able to absorb harmful formaldehyde, a major inconvenience in newly-renovated homes.
$299 (U.P. $479), available at sterra, plaza singapura #04-69.
AKEMI LOFTY MICROFIL QUILT
A quilt is absolutely a sleep essential, a product category Akemi specialises in; they’ve got all sort of pillows, made with different materials and of varying firmness to suit your sleep needs too. With pillows being so highly personal though, it might be safer to go for this 100% microfibre quilt, which has a down-like sensation that’s said to be “extra loft, soft and snuggly”, while protecting against allergens and dust mites.
$79 – $119, available at akemi, plaza singapura #05-08/09.
EPITEX PURE BAMBOO TOWEL SET
Might we say, towels are highly underrated when it comes to purchasing items for the home, though a good set will make a difference to one’s bathroom aesthetic. These are part of Epitex’s bamboo collection, and are made from a highly-absorbent pure bamboo fabric that feels luxurious against the skin, finished with a contemporary border.
$7.90, available at epitex, plaza singapura #04-08.
TELSA OUTDOOR LED LANTERN LAMP
If you know someone with a balcony or a lawn, here’s a lantern lamp to transform the outdoor space into a truly cosy one. Its exterior sees a soft knitted Olefin Yarn material, while the lamp exudes a warm glow ideal for evening conversations and hangouts. Go ahead and shop at Boulevard, a local-owned outdoor furniture concept store, for more patio inspiration!
$365, available at boulevard outdoor inspirations, plaza singapura #03-86 to 89.
All products, available at Plaza Singapura (subject to availability in store).
Items tagged with [GIVEAWAY] will feature in our NYLON Singapore x Plaza Singapura Christmas 2023 Gift Guide Giveaway — stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram channels to see how you may stand a chance to win ’em!