3 NESPRESSO GRAN MAESTRIA
Impress your coffee-loving friends with this machine that turns the owner into a barista at home. It comes with an Aeroccino milk frother that can create four recipes: cold milk froth, hot milk and two types of hot milk froth with different textures.
Where: Nespresso Boutiques, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 01-14; and Takashimaya Department Store Basement 1; and www.nespresso.com or call Nespresso's toll-free number on 800-852-3525
1 MISSONI HOME CANDLES
Light up the home this festive season with these eye-catching unscented candles. The label, an offshoot of the famed fashion brand, has candles in different sizes and colours, so be creative in mixing and matching.
Price: From $179
Where: Missoni Home, Hilton Singapore Hotel, 581 Orchard Road, Level 2, 02-37, tel: 6235-3396
2 LE FLANEUR SPORTIF D'HERMES BIKE
Hipster home owners will love this handmade French bicycle. It has an ultra-light carbon fibre frame and leather-clad saddle and carry handle.
Where: Hermes Singapore, 541 Orchard Road, 01-02A Liat Towers, tel: 6738-9807; The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-41, tel: 6688-7111; Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, 01-12, tel: 6636-1181; and Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Levels 1 and 2, tel: 6735-5228
4 KALEIDO TRAYS
Kaleido is a series of organising steel trays by Stockholm- born designer Clara von Zweigbergk for Danish label Hay. These colourful geometric trays nestle nicely, so you can buy a combination of sizes. Ideal for keeping keys and coins organised.
Price: From $23 for the smallest tray to $110 for the biggest tray
Where: Grafunkt, 85 Playfair Road, 02-01/02, Tong Yuan Industrial Building, tel: 6281-8465; and 9 Raffles Boulevard, 02-34/35/36, Millenia Walk, tel: 6336-6046
7 LETTER BOX
Own a piece of history with this rosewood letter box, made in India during the British colonial era. It opens to reveal an elegant interior lined with its original brass ornamentation.
Where: Prakalyam Gallery, The Vertex, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, 01-09, tel: 6635-4741/9008-3979
8 ROCHE BOBOIS FLORIAN ARMCHAIR
This Louis XVI-style armchair is upholstered in Sonia Rykiel and Paul Smith couture fabrics. The iconic model of the Nouveaux Classiques collection has a Bechet patina finish, which is hand-painted with a brush.
Where: Roche Bobois Singapore, 354 Alexandra Road, 01-19/20/21, tel: 6734-7939
5 FERN CANOPY BEDDING
Style a cosy bedroom with elegant, 500- thread-count sheets from this collection,
which features ginkgo leaves by award-winning designer Barbara Barry.
Price: $4,500 for the Fern Canopy King Duvet set, which includes a flat sheet, duvet cover and sham
Where: Barbara Barry Gallery, The Paragon, 04-42, tel: 6735-1566
6 PROST BAR CART
For owners who love to host parties, this bar cart lets them serve drinks in style. It has a classic-looking iron frame and shesham wood trays.
Where: Crate & Barrel Singapore, 2 Orchard Turn, 03-25 and 04-21/22, tel: 6634-4222; and Orchardgateway@ Emerald, 218 Orchard Road, B2 to Level 3, tel: 6634-8488
This article was first published on December 20, 2014. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.