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T Picks: Last Minute Holiday Gifts That Feel Thoroughly Thought Through

By T: The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore

Forgot to grab a present for someone? Keep the revelry going with this handy list of last minute gifts.
 
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Forgot to grab a present for someone? Keep the revelry going with this handy list of last minute gifts.

With all that's been going on, it’s easy to forget a festive gift or two, even for the more prominent people in your life. Fret not: the editorial team at T Singapore has curated a thoughtful list of gifts that you can pick up before the holidays begin.

A Bowl for a Pampered Pet

Courtesy of TiffanyTiffany & Co. Cat Bowl in Bone China. 
Tiffany & Co. Cat Bowl in Bone China. 

In case you missed it, luxury jewellery and accessories house Tiffany & Co. has unleashed a collection of pet accessories. Whether for your beloved pooch or curmudgeonly kitty, a luxurious pet bowl in iconic Tiffany blue will not go amiss. This bone china drinking bowl will not just be a stylish addition to any home, it may just be your pet’s first (and only) designer item. — Renée Batchelor, Editor.

A Personalised Poem In A Wax Sealed Envelope

Courtesy of The Novel EncounterEven the most unsentimental of gift receivers will appreciate the prospect of a poem crafted just for them.
Even the most unsentimental of gift receivers will appreciate the prospect of a poem crafted just for them.

Words don’t come easily to everybody — so if there’s something you’ve been wanting to express to someone in your life, why not get a professional wordsmith to put it into writing for you? All you have to do is provide indie bookshop The Novel Encounter with three words, and if you have something specific in mind, a prompt of what the poem should be about. The resulting creation gets typed out on a vintage Corona typewriter on a sturdy sheet of card stock made for fawning (or brooding) over for days on end. — Hillary Kang, Senior Writer.

A Collection of Verdant Home Scents

Courtesy of LoeweSerial plant killers will be happy to receive a candle from Loewe's verdant collection of home scents.
Serial plant killers will be happy to receive a candle from Loewe's verdant collection of home scents.

The latest addition to the world of Loewe: A series of verdant, plant-inspired home scents. The range of 10 scents are based on the raw essences of plants you might find in a vegetable garden, while the candles themeselves are housed in monochrome terracotta pots that serves both form and function. — Michelle Kok, Associate Creative Editor.

A Luxurious Pair of Designer Headphones

 

Courtesy of Saint LaurentSaint Laurent River Droite Bang & Olufsen Headphones.
Saint Laurent River Droite Bang & Olufsen Headphones.

For its exclusive River Droite collection, Saint Laurent's Anthony Vaccarello has collaborated with established tech brands, including Bang & Olufsen, to create stylish editions of some of our favourite products. This pair of headphones is both sleek and portable without compromising either superior sound quality or design. — Jason Tan, Senior Designer.

A DIY Cocktail Set That Comes With its Own Ugly Sweater

Courtesy of Kiki's ReserveAn ugly sweater is a Christmas staple — so it only stands to reason that you put one on your beloved tipple, too.
An ugly sweater is a Christmas staple — so it only stands to reason that you put one on your beloved tipple, too.

If you, like us, are breaking out your holiday sweaters — the more garish the better — then you'll certainly want to pick up this festive DIY cocktail set from Kiki's Reserve. Made in collaboration with Texan craft vodka brand Tito's, the limited edition box comes with a bottle of Tito's handmade vodka — swaddled in a cosy, if not chintzy sweater of its own — and is flanked by a selection of artisanal Italian sodas for your gift recipient's mixing pleasure. — Hillary Kang, Senior Writer.

A Timeless Handbag

Courtesy of Gabriela HearstGabriela Hearst Diana Bag in Snakeskin
Gabriela Hearst Diana Bag in Snakeskin

The handbags of Gabriela Hearst are impeccably-made and have unusual, eye-catching designs. Yet there is a timeless quality to them, thanks to sumptuous materials and a sophisticated colour palette. While this sustainable luxury label usually only offers its bags online (via pre-order) and at its overseas stores, for the month of December, Gabriela Hearst bags are available at its pop-up at Pedder on Scotts in Scotts Square. I have my eye on the brand's Diana bag — named after singer Diana Ross — that has an interesting accordion-inspired shape and comes in exotic skins this season. — Renée Batchelor, Editor.