Gift Guide 2019 — The Gift Of Time

Days rushing by may not wait, but these time-related gifts might just make the hours stand still

Gift Guide 2019 — The Gift Of Time

Time is always tricky. We don’t have enough time for the people who matter; we don’t have the time to pursue our hobbies a bit more; we don’t have the time to give ourselves the TLC that we deserve. So as the year winds down and the new decade starts, give the people around you the gift of time. It’ll be the best thing you can get.

Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time

“Time is a luxury money can’t always afford. Being able to spend quality time with my family and loved ones during the festive season undisturbed, having meaningful conversations over a meal or creating memories while on holiday…to me, having those opportunities are my idea of luxury.”

— Marilyn Lum, Director of Lum Wen Kay Holdings and seen here with her husband Shaun Tay, and their two sons

Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Leather bag, from Loewe
A patchworked leather bag is just classic enough to withstand the tests of fading fashion trends.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Amanjiwo
There are few sites as awe-inspiring as the ancient Borobudur temple in Java. Time seems to stand still in the area, including the nearby Amanjiwo, which overlooks the sanctuary — look for the property’s resident anthropologist for an enlightening lesson on Javanese history and spirituality.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Retinol + Repeat, from Sunday Riley (Available at Sephora)
Retinols and acids are an essential part of any anti-ageing regimen. After all, the key to smooth skin is just Good Genes.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Timetreasure Renovating Eye Serum and Cream, from Sulwhasoo
The potent red pine extract in this eye care duo helps to deeply nourish the delicate skin in that area, and stave off the crow’s feet.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time

J12 watch in white ceramic, from Chanel

As Chanel’s J12 ad campaign will tell you, life is all about the seconds — the precious moments that make it all worthwhile.

Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
When was the last time you sat back and looked at the stars? At andBeyond’s freshly refurbished Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, you’ll never want to take your eyes off the night sky. Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, this luscious private reserve is blanketed by a galaxy of vast spaces and endless horizons that are perfect for quiet, uninterrupted contemplation.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Metal sunglasses, from Dior
Protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun shouldn’t be kept to the last minute. Start now with these super-classic, super-chic oversized sunnies from Dior.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time

Satin shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana

Come rain or shine, come day or night, these timelessly stylish sandals are going places with you.

Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Aqua Expeditions
News flash: slow travel is in. Boutique river and cruise liner Aqua Expeditions has an array of itineraries for every type of traveller, though our favourite has to be the journey down the Peruvian Amazon river, just for the myriad exotic animals you’ll get to see along the way.
Gift Guide 2019: The Gift Of Time
Ref 5303R-010 in rose gold, from Patek Philippe
This new grand complication, created especially for the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in Singapore this year, comes complete with a minute repeater and a tourbillon. This is also the first time Patek Philippe has shown the hammers and gongs of the strikework to be observed on the dial side.
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