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From artsy luxe collaborations to limited-edition bags, fill your loved one's stocking with these thoughtful and exclusive gift ideas

There's always that one friend or family member who is impossible to shop for—they just simply have it all! So take it one step further with these quirky gifts that might be under their radar, but will make their eyes sparkle when they tug on that ribbon bow. Find a range of unique gifts from colourful kitchen appliances, one-of-a-kind transformable high jewellery or just a fun way to wake them up, with our holiday season recommendations.  

1. Monster Ball incense holder by L’Objet and the Haas Brothers

A collaboration between L’Objet and the Haas Brothers brings you the Monster Ball. This porcelain incense holder is an out-of-this-world creation, with its hand-carved scales and porcelain ‘fur’ manually sculpted to be equally functional and fascinating. Watch the smoke seep out of its whimsical brass horns as it rests in its own nook. We won't tell if you add this special piece to your own holiday wishlist. 

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2. Glenfiddich x Mr Porter

Limited to only 1,500 bottles, this limited-edition bottle Glenfiddich was created in collaboration with award-winning online men’s style destination, Mr Porter. Inspired by both brands’ restless explorations of taste, elegance and innovation, the limited-edition whisky offers a fresh take on luxury style; a beautifully complex 20 Year Old exuding layers of fudge, spiced oak and caramelised Demerara sugar.

3. Louis Vuitton Horizon Speaker

Light up on Christmas morning, just like the Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up Speaker. With an extra-terrestrial element in its design, it makes for a gift that is out of this world. A fun addition on the desk of your space-race-obsessed friend, this logo-adorned speaker also beams a colourful light show that synchronises to the beat.

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4. Magnifica Emerald Serpenti Forever by Bulgari

The Magnifica Emerald Serpenti Forever by Bulgari is one-of-a-kind—just like your loved one. This crocodilian leather bag is crafted to perfection, just like any of Bulgari’s high jewellery pieces. The bag’s verdant hue, inspired by the emerald, represents truth and symbolises the house’s collection of the most precious and saturated gems. Find the exclusive bag in the re-opened Bulgari store at the Marina Bay Sands.

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5. Ultimate Emerald Signature by Harry Winston Timepiece

The new Ultimate Emerald Signature by Harry Winston timepiece with blue sapphires is the ultimate multifunctional accessory, that can be worn on the wrist as a timepiece, around the neck as a pendant or a brooch. This 18-karat white gold setting features an astounding emerald-cut sapphire, a reference to the founder’s admiration for the cut. With every glance onto its dazzling diamond and sapphire encrusted face, you’re reminded that there’s no better gift than being present in the moment.

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6. Nothing ear (1) black

True wireless earbuds just keep getting better and better. London-based enterprise Nothing has added to the growing list with a new black edition of its sellout debut device, ear 1. These carbon-neutral earbuds are designed to suit any kind of listener, with its sleek, transparent design deserving of a double-take, active noise cancellation and high-quality audio to any device. If your special someone craves that extra oomph from their earbuds, the ear 1 black has the right specs (and battery life) to accommodate their auditory needs.

7. Cartier Panthere solitaire board

For the holiday homebody, there's nothing like a luxury analogue board game from Cartier to spend the evenings with hot cocoa. The emblematic Panthère motif affixes itself onto the perimeter of the varnished resin and blown glass and gold leaf solitaire board—matching your Panthère de Cartier cashmere blanket. Enter a light meditative state when you engage in a riveting single-player game of solitaire, as you leave the digital realm behind and focus your senses and sharpen your mind. 

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8. Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer

For your friend trying out a seven-day juice cleanse, let them live the Sicilian dream with this Smeg juicer. All of Smeg's kitchen appliances are aesthetically pleasing, and this juicer as a part of the Dolce & Gabbana collection is no exception. It's easy to use and has a stylish exterior that helps to remind your loved ones to get their fresh daily dose of vitamin C!

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9. Albert Clock from Moma

The next time someone brags about their mental math abilities, put their skills to the test by gifting them an unassuming but challenging Albert alarm clock, a best seller from the Museum of Modern Art's (Moma) design store. This German-made digital clock is meant to encourage intelligent thinking by inviting you to calculate the time according to six levels of difficulty, with even non-mathematical settings. Minimalist yet playful, this fun clock can be a great addition to your bedside or children's desk. 

10. Céphéide Transformable Necklace

Jewellery that's meant to only be worn one way? Boring—which is why your extra-busy, ultra-stylish friend will appreciate the exquisite Céphéide necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels' latest high jewellery collection inspired by celestial bodies, namely titled sous les étoiles. Like many of Van Cleef & Arpels's pieces, the Céphéide necklace can be worn as a choker with or without the pendant. Centering around eleven mauve chalcedony cabochons, sapphires, grey-blue tanzanites, tsavorite garnet and diamond motifs, this out-of-this-world (mind the pun) white-gold necklace weighs a total of 159.72 carats and is sure to turn a few dozen heads. 


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