For the overachieving gifter, Christmas on a silver platter
Average? Not an option
Forrest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Well, gifting chocolates is precisely that: Handing your recipient the game of Russian roulette. Landed on praline? Sweet. Struck out on marzipan? Tough luck.
If you, the astute gifter, wouldn't wish such an arbitrary experience upon your receiver — and too, will settle for nothing less than the crème de la crème — here, find the presents by Hermès bound to fulfill. Your ego as an overachiever, included.
HERMÈS ENSEMBLE OF SIX TIE SET PORCELAIN TUMBLERS
For: The friend who has everything
Why they'll love it: A garden variety mug will never last more than a day in their curated homes, but a set of punchy yet elegant Hermès cups — awash in the house's iconic motifs — will see them through many Christmases to come. And then some.
What it says about you: It never hurts to let a dear one know that you've thought about their present long and hard. And in this case, it's not just the thought that counts, they'll love their new porcelain pieces too.
HERMÈS CAPE COD QUARTZ WATCH WITH OPALINE SILVERED DIAL, STEEL CASE AND CALFSKIN WRISTBAND
For: The man in your life
Why he'll love it: History lesson on the rise and rise of the Hermès' Cape Cod timepiece aside, it's refined design — inspired by the chaîne d'ancre — treads the fine line between 'boring' and 'too much going on'. Translation: It hits the sweet spot.
What it says about you: That you're a more stellar family or team member than you actually are. By presenting the gift of timekeeping, he'll probably go easy on you for being minutes late on key occassions such as family gatherings and meetings. An oxymoron, but also the power of the Cape Cod. A ‘get out of jail free’ card to be used sparingly.
HERMÈS DOUBLE HORSE CASHMERE BLANKET WITH HAND-EMBELLISHED STUDS
For: The woman in your life
Why she'll love it: To right any missteps or simply to reaffirm how she's indispensible in your life, you can't go wrong by buttering her up with cashmere lush enough to warm up even the coldest of dispositions.
What it says about you: That you're a stud (see what we did there?). Jokes aside, the gift of warmth is synonymous to bestowing sheer happiness. And that, surely speaks volumes.
HERMÈS RABBIT FUR FELT AND BRAIDED LAMBSKIN HAT
For: The globetrotter
Why they'll love it: It's always chilly somewhere in the world — a fact that the jet-set individual knows all too well. Also, a finely milled hat is a lifesaver on bad hair days.
What it says about you: That you're a lifesaver. Dad caps might be the modern airport uniform, but a chapeau is all-occassion.
HERMÈS PLACEMATS IN PRINTED PAPER
For: The entertainer
Why they'll love it: Though splashed with vibrant prints and hues of Hermès sensibility, it's opportunity to incite non-conventional dinner activity. Such as, inviting guests to leave a cheeky message or sketch their thoughts.
What it says about you: Want to sit out on pre-meal prep over at your friend's? Showing up bearing fun placemats gets you off the hook, but yet, counts as contributing to the greater good. Batting for the team, sorted.
Shop all Hermès Christmas gifts in stores at #01-02A Liat Towers, #01-00 and #02-00 Ngee Ann City Takashimaya Department Store, #01-12 Scotts Square and #B1-41 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Want to go the extra mile? Here's how you can drop an Hermès greeting card.