01 | Gucci Geometric G print backgammon set
The pandemic has prompted a reset in the way we live, work and play. Help your Netflix-transfixed friend slough off their inertia for an intellectually stimulating game with an element of social interaction. Part of a collection inspired by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”, this retro backgammon set is a nod to the Italian brand’s ‘50s and 60’s aesthetic, while being decidedly future-forward. It’s crafted from an eco-friendly material that combines animal-free raw materials primarily from sustainable, renewable and bio-based sources.
02 | Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pet customisable small travel bag
For the sibling who thinks it’s a travesty how little Chico is consigned to the kennel while the rest of the family is off staycationing, this handy travel bag prevents any unnecessary holiday drama. Created for comfortably carrying your pooch, the 1.1kg bag with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap features red leather detailing and a handmade print by illustrator and artist Riccardo Cusimano depicting a portrait of your pet and the initials of your choice. It is thoughtfully designed with a top opening with double zipper fastening, a removable and washable interior cushion in synthetic fabric and washable lining.
03 | Chaumet Bee My Love solitaire in white gold
Show bae the honey with Chaumet’s Bee My Love engagement ring, which glints with honeycomb-inspired jewels. It’s part of a collection defined by the Parisian jeweller’s new proprietary diamond cut, Taille Impératrice, a hexagonal cut diamond with 88 facets to achieve maximum light reflection refraction and dispersion. That’s jeweller parlance for diamonds that emit a brilliant sparkle. The ring in white gold is set with one Taille Impératrice of approximately one carat and two Taille Impératrice of 0.23 carat each.
04 | Hermès RMS carry-on suitcase
As long as we’re all feverishly planning that long-awaited trip as Singapore reopens its borders, you might as well help your loved one fly across the world in sartorial elegance. Named R.M.S for Rolling Mobility Suitcase, this beautifully made piece of luggage evokes the golden age glamour of transatlantic voyages, while chanelling the practicality of modern travel. Its design combines lightness and compact lines with classic leather reinforced corners. The suitcase rolls smoothly on four wheels, borrowed from Hermès skateboards designed in 2017, and comes in either canvas or entirely in leather. Wheels and handles are customisable.
05 | Burberry gold-plated medallion chain-link necklace
While minimalism seems to be an enduring trend, chunky statement necklaces are still di rigueur when it comes to dressing up simple, monochromatic outfits. This bold necklace by Burberry is perfect for the fashion-forward friend who eschews the idea that less is more. The 50cm-long necklace is made of gold-plated brass and accented with a logo-engraved medallion, with a glossy sheen to brighten neutral tones. Its uncomplicated silhouette gives formal ensembles an edgy touch without looking too busy, and also works for a night out in town.