So you have braved the mad crowds, battled for the best bargains and returned triumphant with spoils for your nearest and dearest. But as you tick your shopping list off, don’t forget the most important person in your life – yourself. Christmas is the best time to pamper yourself with that big ticket item that has been firmly on your wish list all year. Here are five fabulous finds to start spoiling good ol’ you with.
#1 Piaget Gouverneur watch
As corny as it sounds, the gift of time is always well-received so why shouldn’t you be the recipient? This gorgeous automatic watch is the perfect balance between rugged sturdiness – the face boasts concentric circles usually found in menswear watches – and timeless elegance – nothing says ladylike like two rows of finely set diamonds set on the bezel. Such a timepiece will not only keep you on time, in style, but when the time comes, makes for a family heirloom.
#2 Repossi Berbère 18-karat rose gold multi-hoop ear cuff, www.net-a-porter.com
Ear cuffs are making their mark as the latest it jewellery. Like the cool girl who is always way ahead of trends – you pierced your navel when your friends were getting their ears pierced – this ear cuff is all you need to complete your 2012 and send you trailblazing into 2013. While some variations can be statement-making, we prefer these rose gold Repossi ones that are subtly edgy but still are classic enough to be an everyday alternative to the traditional hoops and studs.
#3 Juste Un Clou Bracelet, Cartier
If there’s anything to blow your year-end bonus with, this re-interpreted line from the French jeweler, launched this year, is it. The collection is French for “just a nail” but of course, is nothing ordinary. Resembling a bent nail, wearing this bracelet is akin to toting a piece of modern art around your wrist – you will be the envy of every girl out there.
#4 Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones, S$490, store.apple.com/sg
You love your tunes and have just about enough of those earphones that come with your mp3 player – they simply distort music. These headphones may cost a pretty penny but once you slip them on, you will realise the true meaning of “music to your ears”. The extra plush ear cups are super comfy and the noise cancellation feature makes sure you can relax with your favourite artists without any external disturbances.
#5 Angsana and Tembusu Tree Top Lofts, rack rate $3,000++ per night, www.rwsentosa.com
Find a peace of mind far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city just a hop and skip away in Sentosa. The two tree top lofts in Resorts World Sentosa are five-star luxury experiences beyond your wildest imagination. Perched high up in the trees at seven and 12 metres respectively, leave all your worries behind on ground level as you bask in nature with all the comforts of modern living, including a personalised butler service.