It's been quite a year and you're absolutely forgiven if the last thing on your mind has been getting a gift. But at the same time, ending 2020 on a positive note in the form of a thoughtful (and chic) gift isn't a bad idea.
If you're only now thinking of getting the best mate a gift—or for yourself because you've survived 2020—we've got you covered. The streets and malls may be packed with crowds, and online shopping may not be the best way should you want the gifts to arrive on time. But we've curated a highly specific list of things that you can hone in on so that the shopping trip is quick and focused.
The best part is, these are not gifts you'd need sizes for. And they're all under SGD600.
Haute Parfumerie Coffret Miniatures, by CELINE
For the Hedi Slimane fanboy who's loved everything that the multi-hyphenate has created thus far, a beautifully packaged set of CELINE's first haute parfumerie collection makes for the perfect gift. Encased in each set are 9 bottles of 10ml miniatures of both day and evening scents, so there are plenty to choose from at any given occasion.
The Haute Parfumerie Coffret Miniatures by CELINE is exclusively available at the Marina Bay Sands boutique.
Leather AirPods Pro case, by Burberry
As much as Apple's designs are always sleek, it could always do with a bit more flair. This AirPods Pro case by Burberry holds the now-indispensable audio device in a simple leather case that's fixed with a clip for easy attachment to anything from a bag to a belt loop. The case has also been designed with a slot at the bottom for fuss-free charging.
Metal sunglasses, by Fendi
A versatile piece that'll go with anything and everything, this pair of Fendi sunglasses is crafted in black metal and highlighted with a spoiler done in that distinct Fendi yellow and branded right in the middle. Who couldn't do with extra eye protection from all the sun we get on an almost daily basis?
The Fendi Singapore online store has launched with free shipping on all orders.
Leather cardholder with coin compartment, by Braun Büffel
A rather nondescript mini wallet to keep all the essentials that's tiny enough to fit inside the array of small crossbody bags that have become a surviving trend for the past couple of years. We don't need that many physical cards nowadays so it's time to start decluttering for 2021.
Leather passport holder, by Hermès
The vaccines are here! And that means, travelling may resume in the very foreseeable future. Perhaps it's time to refresh that passport with a brand new sleeve in renowned Hermès leather. It's time to create travel memories again and this is one gift that signals the possibility of that returning.
iPhone 12 Pro Max cases, by RIMOWA
RIMOWA was the first in the luxury space to announce and release cases for the iPhone 12 series and they've been such stylish complements for the everyday. Choose from the polycarbonate versions (now available in matte black), the translucent and iridescent version, or the signature aluminium case.
Metal card case, by Saint Laurent
There's a bit of an old-school charm about a metal card case. This iteration by Saint Laurent is incredibly slim and sleek, and undeniably chic—a wonderful gift for that mate who's rising up the ranks in his career.
Home fragrances, by Loewe
Home will still be the default space for work for at least the first half of 2021. As such, creating that calming ambiance with an array of home fragrances is always a great idea. The best thing is, the ceramic holders can be repurposed into stylishly decorative elements for the home once the all the wax has burned off.
Leather bolo tie, by Prada
Level up with a bolo tie instead of the usual (and perhaps, less-used necktie) for a sartorial update. Prada has cleverly reworked the accessory to incorporate the brand's iconic triangle logo for a piece that'll spruce up any staid shirt.
Damier Graphite Giant coated canvas pocket organiser, by Louis Vuitton
Anything Louis Vuitton is pretty much a good idea, but this piece especially, is one anyone would appreciate. Cash and cards can be easily secured in the multi-slot design, and the subtle gradient of the Louis Vuitton signature is such a beautiful treatment.