As Christmas is around the corner once more, it’s also the season of gifting! Be it for the athletes, tech-geeks or coffee connoisseurs, these unique gift ideas will certainly be a hit this festive season.
For the sporty fashionista
New Balance’s Fresh Foam Collection ($169 for a pair)
In the fall of 2015, Boston-based New Balance will update the critically acclaimed Fresh Foam collection with a revamped modern look. In addition to boasting the signature shoe architecture of Fresh Foam, all 3 heroes of the series – the award-winning Fresh Foam Zante, Fresh Foam Boracay and Fresh Foam Hierro – are now adorned with reflective detailings that let the shoes take on a whole new look by night.
New Balance Made in USA Distinct & Connoisseur Collection ($259-$369)
Four new Made in USA Distinct Collection styles are inspired by the glory days of skiing, taking cues from vintage ski posters from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Each silhouette features Horween leather that is weathered reminiscent of wooden skis and textured twill-like textiles. The color palette offers cool, rich neutrals inspired by the pale, muted tones in a winter landscape.
The New Balance Made in USA Connoisseur Collection is inspired by vintage ski sweaters, hats and jackets. Bright, bold color combinations take you from slopes to après ski. The uppers are done in suede and mesh with reflective hits and color pops. Graphic inserts include stripes seen on retro skis and racing sweaters.
For the gym rat
Give your workout a boost with PowerDot, the world’s first wearable connected muscle stimulator that can be used anytime and anywhere from your smartphone. PowerDot uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), cleverly mimicking what your brain does when it transmits nerve impulses to engage your muscles during a workout. Your stamina in the gym can get a major lift, with better endurance resulting in a firmer, taut body.
For the audiophile who loves sports
Jaybird X2 ($259)
Not only does the Jaybird X2 offer impeccable sound quality, its enchanced bluetooth and audio signal makes it a perfect gift for a sports junkie. The battery in this new release also operates at less power, enabling listeners to enjoy long usage periods while working out without any fuss.
For the caffeine addict
Nespresso Limited Edition Variations ($12 for 1 sleeve of 10 capsules)
Nespresso 2015 Limited Edition Variations: Vanilla Amaretti, Ciocco Ginger, Vanilla Cardamom
Experience maximum indulgence with the launch of its new Limited Edition Variations range. Featuring the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and biscuit flavours, the Variations range was inspired by the warming aromas of the festive period and is set to delight the senses with rich dark chocolate, comforting vanilla, sweet almond, aromatic cardamom and spicy ginger notes.
The Variations range comprises three perfectly balanced coffees, each of which has been paired with Livanto, the Grand Cru with the optimum profile for complementing different flavours. These highly refined flavour pairings have been tailor made by Nespresso’s sensory specialists to create coffees which are delicious, indulgent and sensual with an added element of surprise.
For the techie time keeper
Pebble Time ($329)
Pebble Time is available in red, black and white and has a colour e-paper display with up to 7 days battery life. The Pebble Time also comes with a new water-resistant microphone which enables users to send voice replies to incoming notifications or take short voice notes. The innovative time-centric operating system is also designed to give users immediate access to the most important information they need throughout their day. Pebble Time features are perfect for social-media savvy Singaporeans who are constantly on the move and want to be updated.