Searching for the perfect present for your loved ones – whether it is your best gal pal, Mummy Dearest, or the beloved aunt who has always doted on you – is always a challenge. There are always questions like: “Will she like it?” and “Will she put this to good use?”

Here’s our recommendation: Elle’s latest holiday collection of quartz movement watches, featuring five different designs. Why? They are modern, timeless and sophisticated.

One of the standout designs from this capsule collection is Ile de la Cite ($169), which boasts a stunning rose-gold tone body, and a white rectangular dial with a crystal-embellished bezel. This timepiece is perfect for those who love to make a statement with an oversized yet feminine watch face.

If your loved one is into ’20s Art Deco, go for the Ternes watch ($169). It features a dainty 27mm case and a rose-gold tone stainless steel body. This timepiece also comes with interchangeable top rings that allows the wearer to personalise it.

Named after the iconic building in Paris, the Grand Palais watch ($199) is also inspired by the beauty of the glimmering Eiffel Tower in l’heure bleue. The phrase – which means “the blue hour” in French – refers to the time when the Parisian sky changes into a romantic shade of blue, a phenomenon that often occurs between 5pm and 7pm. The watch comes in silver or rose-gold tone stainless steel, with a midnight blue dial that’s accented with crystals.

The Clichy ($149) features a gorgeous deep red colour, complete with a matching leather strap. With its carmine red square dial and a 30mm rose gold tone stainless steel case that’s topped with pave crystals, this timepiece will definitely pop when worn with an LBD.

The Ternes Box Set ($169) will be a suitable present if your loved one is fickle-minded. That’s because this watch, which sports a white floral etched dial with a rose gold tone case, comes with two interchangeable straps. Choose from a rose-gold tone stainless steel mesh bracelet or a pink leather strap. 

Elle’s holiday collection is available at OG People’s Park and Tangs at Tang Plaza. Selected styles will be available on Shopee from mid December.