Shopping for the right gift for the men in your life can be tricky.
After all, there are only so many ties and shirts you could gift before it starts feeling a little lazy and worse, insincere. For that, we’ve compiled a list of gifts that will not only put that sparkle back into his eye, but also celebrate the unique shopping destination that is Singapore.
Whether it’s a diver’s timepiece with the latest watchmaking innovation, plush bed sheets, or a customised pair of sneakers, here’s your shopping guide to the best Christmas gifts for him.
As the anxiety-riddled year draws to an end, we can all agree that good sleep is perhaps the best but most elusive gift out there. Local brand Sunday Bedding has always prioritised quality rest, and its generous variety of plush fabrics promise to revitalise bedtime no matter what your sleeping preference is. The Bamboo Rayon option, for example was designed for those who enjoy sleeping warm, and although just as soft as silk has the ability to wick away sweat for a comfortable night’s rest.
For those who want kicks that are a little out of the ordinary, Gucci’s personalisation service at ION Orchard allows customers to take classics like the Ace sneaker to the next level with its breadth of appliqué options. As the first store in Southeast Asia that provides this level of customisation, expect a gift that’s truly one-of-kind, and one that he’ll sport at plenty of occasions for a long time to come.
Driven by a passion for artisanal excellence, Bynd Artisan has become one of the best home-grown brands for quality leather-bound stationary and lifestyle products. This specially curated box spreads the magic of Christmas with the Scent Clay in Leather Pouch, a special collaboration with Candles of Light that gives off a heady cocktail of bergamot, geranium, orange blossom, sea salt, eucalyptus and juniper. The box comes with a chic leather valet tray — useful for storing knick-knacks — as well as a nifty key chain holder.
Inspired by the geometric ingenuity of its original Puzzle bag, the Spanish house has translated the iconic silhouette into a utilitarian backpack for the urban gentleman — one who’s always on the go, but never without being effortlessly stylish. Unlike the full leather option, however, this nylon and calfskin version takes cues from its sneakers with a grooved rubber base, taking its functionality and edginess up a few notches. Shop the handy carry-all at ION Orchard’s newly-opened Casa Loewe, the first of Jonathan Anderson’s special retail concept to open in Southeast Asia, and one of only five around the world.
Panerai’s new ION store isn’t the only highlight of the brand today. Besides a new limited edition ION special, the watchmaker has also launched the Panerai Submersible Goldtech Orocarbo 44mm as a demonstration of its dedication towards innovation. A marriage of both Goldtech and Carbotech — two materials developed exclusively by the firm, the 44mm diver’s watch is equal parts stylish and robust, with luminescent indexes, hands and hour markers for plenty of legibility under any circumstances.
Inspired by the lines of a karate robe, this jacket by local label In Good Company combines Asian influences with contemporary lines for an outerwear that offers a multitude of layering and styling options. The wrap-over jacket fastens with a tie belt, and is cut for a relaxed fit with two large patch pockets, toeing the line between smart and casual for extra versatility.
Crafted with Faure le Page’s iconic Ecailles scale motif and suitably sized to fit a tablet, documents and your essentials in, the Express Envelope is the perfect solution for gentlemen who prefer to travel light. Available at Takashimaya Singapore, the brand’s first flagship store in the region, the handy accessory will help your better half stay organised — and most importantly, stylish — on both casual outings and business meetings.