Just like that, we’re almost at the end of 2020.
The year may nearly be over but that also means Christmas is just around the corner.
The COVID-19 crisis has truly redefined the way we live: from restricted meetings during the lockdown and a limited number of guests during gatherings, “long-distance” relationships are now the norm.
So, what better way to show some care to your favourite people (and yourself, of course) than with some caffeinated gifts that’ll keep them fuelled for the rest of the year? After all, nothing really gets us up and running for the day like a good cup of the joe in the morning.
We’ve teamed up with Nespresso this festive period to share some gifting ideas: after all, the brand believes there is no better time than the Season of Joy to really bring people together and treat your loved ones. Read on for the full list.
Gifts below S$30
Some presents are made to just look pretty. Others get the job done without much aesthetic value. Thankfully, the choices on this list will not only get you in the mood for festivities, but they’re also lip-smackingly delightful too.
Nespresso is launching the Variations Italia Limited Edition coffee range (S$9.00 per sleeve), inspired by Italy. This year, the range is influenced by traditional Italian desserts like hazelnut cake and amaretti.
While the Variations Italia Amaretti is a smooth cuppa that was created in ode of the sweet, almond-flavoured biscuit, the Variations Italia Torta Di Nocciole is the ideal flavour of choice for hazelnut aroma, that’s enhanced with whispers of spice and vanilla.
If you’re the type who takes their coffee intensity seriously (pun intended) you’ll find yourself right at home with Il Caffè. The capsule contains a powerful blend of two intense-tasting, washed Robustas from Vietnam and Indonesia, and a Colombian Arabica that’s sure to keep you buzzed amidst the revelry.
Can’t decide which new one to try? Don’t fret. The Nespresso Festive 30 Capsules Assortment (S$27) comes in a swanky red box, which includes 10 capsules of each flavour for the ultimate Christmas treat.
Perhaps you’re thinking of a gift that will accompany your loved ones on the go, anywhere they go. If that sounds a lot like you, then your gift of choice should definitely be the Nomad Travel Mug (from S$28), a stylish — not to mention sustainable — piece that’ll keep your java warm (or cold) throughout the day. Available in three different colours and sizes.
Gifts that are S$50 and below
We’re calling it: the advent calendar is truly a gift that keeps on giving — or at least till Christmas day. For those who love getting into the early Christmas mood, one coffee at a time, the exclusive Nespresso’s 2020 advent calendar (S$50) is an excellent choice (P.S Stocks are limited so make sure to grab it while you can!).
The Panettone-shaped box contains 23 Original Line coffees that’ll get you going from 1 December to 23 December, while the 24th door lies a pleasant surprise — we’re not gonna spoil it for you, but all we can say is that it’s an important and stylish accessory that’ll keep you caffeinated even after the merrymaking.
Not enough? We feel you. If you’re hankering for something more, the Nespresso Festive 50 Capsules Assortment (S$43.50) is the perfect present for any java junkie. Think 10 capsules each of the two new flavoured festive coffees, as well as the flavoured coffees from the Nespresso Barista Creations range: Cocoa Truffle, Vanilla Éclair and Caramel Crème Brûlée.
A very special present above S$100
The Nespresso Essenza Plus is a handy contraption that’s from the Original Line, perfect for those who love a classic espresso, or espresso-based coffees. It produces four sizes of coffee: espresso (40ml), lungo (110ml), americano (150ml), americano XL (200ml), and it even comes with a hot water feature for good measure. The Nespresso Essenza Plus is retailing at S$288 for the single machine and S$358 for the machine bundle, which is inclusive of the Aeroccino3 Milk Frother.
The brand has also just launched the Vertuo system, to offer a full range of coffee styles from an Espresso cup to a large Mug (230ml). The Vertuo machines make use of an innovative extraction system that automatically adjusts the optimal brewing parameters of each capsule to extract every drop of flavour. The Nespresso Vertuo Plus is retailing at S$368 and S$438 for the machine bundle, inclusive of the Aeroccino3 Milk Frother.
If you’re planning to snag the new Vertuo machine, make sure to grab the Vertuo Discovery 100 Capsules Assortment (S$104.50) while you’re at it. It comes with 100 capsules — made up of 10 different coffee blends, bringing you on a journey with different aromatic profiles.
In the spirit of giving, Nespresso will be hosting a festive sale from 11 November 2020 to 6 January 2021. Shoppers can enjoy promotions such as 10 percent off Nespresso Black Coffee Machines (from S$168) and 15 percent off Nespresso Machine Bundles and Integrated Milk Machines. The new Vertuo Machines are available from S$368 too. These deals come with an additional S$30 off with purchase of 50 coffee capsules.
Shop the new festive limited-edition coffees and accessories online and at all Nespresso boutiques (ION Orchard, Vivocity, Raffles City, Takashimaya) and Pop-Ups (Plaza Singapura and Waterway Point).