If you’ve been putting off your Christmas gift shopping, here’s a handy guide to finding the perfect gift
On the heels of what has been a trying year, and with Christmas less than a month away, there’s no better occasion to give your loved ones that extra reason to smile. But because we all know that shopping for a standout present isn’t always easy, we’ve scoured the shelves for some cool Christmas gift ideas for both him and her.
Whether it’s a plush robe perfect for those relaxed days lounging about the house or romantic wedding bands from a celebrated local jeweller they’re bound to impress that special person in your life. The best bit? Most of these are just a mouse click away – perfect for those of you looking for a social distancing-friendly way to get your Christmas gift shopping sorted.
1 – Audio Technica Turntable, RM890
There’s nothing quite like the delightfully warm and tactile sounds of a vinyl record. If your music-loving other half has been toying with the idea of getting a turntable, the Audio Technica LP-60 is a great entry-level choice. Promising crystal clear sounds at an affordable price, enjoy incredible tunes from your favourite vinyl records – simply pair it with your Bluetooth speaker or stereo and for a festive and music-filled night at home.
Shop it online.
2 – Banana Republic Satin bathrobe, RM463
With all the time we’re spending homebound these days, a cosy and luxurious robe is a real treat for those lazy weekend mornings at home. Treat your special someone with a glamourous robe that is as comfortable as it is stylish – like this satin printed robe by Banana Republic (for her) or this plush, cotton-terry alternative by Calvin Klein (for him).
Shop it online on Zalora.
3 – Earth metal wedding bands by Tailored Jewel, price upon request
Tying the knot in 2021? Give yourselves the gift of wedding bands that truly represent you as a couple. Homegrown jewellery brand Tailored Jewel prides itself on not just classic offerings but contemporary designs with personality. In addition to 14K and 18K solid – not hollow – gold bands, the jeweller also carries durable alternatives made with earth metals such as tantalum, titanium and stainless steel. Tailored Jewel has won several industry accolades since its 2012 launch and received five-star customer reviews for its craftsmanship and services such as free resizing for 12 months and free insured shipment. Visit the store at The Boulevard Mid Valley, or learn more at the official website.
4 – Bose Audio Sunglasses, RM680
The Bose Frames Rondo are both a Bluetooth headphone and a pair of sunnies. Despite the “smart” factor, the sunglasses look like any other stylish pair of shades; except that they’ll protect your loved ones’ precious peepers from the sun while cranking out their favourite tunes through the hidden mini speakers. Talk about a truly tech gift.
Shop it online here.
5 – Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini-edged sunglasses, price upon request
Sure, we’re not jetting away to a beach vacation anytime soon, but this pair of Swarovski crystal-embellished sunglasses – emblazoned with the sleek Gancini logo and part of Ferragamo’s exciting new Holiday 2020 collection – is a welcome addition to anyone’s style arsenal. Be sure to pack them in your weekender bag for all the travels that 2021 promises.
Available in four colours. Shop it instore or online here.
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6 – Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug 2, RM999
Working from home means that constant refills at the office coffee machine are no longer; but there’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t enjoy a delicious, hot cuppa around the clock. This temperature-regulating smart mug by Ember – the first-ever of its kind – lets you set your ideal drinking temperature and leaves every cup of morning coffee or tea stay steaming hot for up to three hours. Needless to say, it’s every coffee lover’s dream.
Shop it online on Lazada.
7 – Apple Watch Series 6, RM1,199
The earlier releases of the Apple Watch have proved its impressive fitness and health tracking capabilities. The latest Apple Watch Series 6 takes it up a notch however with a new blood oxygen saturation sensor on the back, fun new colours to choose from, and an enhanced Always On retina display.
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