Going out is overrated, but these gifts are not. If there is anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that home is truly where the heart is, and it’s important that we create an environment that we can decompress and relax in. If you’ve been taking advantage of all this extra time spent in your humble abode, then you’ll love our curated gift guide from TANGS.
Whether you’re a budding master chef who’s been developing her cooking and baking skills, a fitness enthusiast who’s taking the time to get her pandemic body in shape, or simply a homebody who lives for a cosy environment, check out these 15 items from TANGS that will make you want to continue staying at home, even in 2021.
Who doesn’t love a cute kitchen appliance? This blender from Smeg doesn’t just look good, it’s really functional too. On top of its cute, retro look, this robust stunner rotates at 18,000 rotations per minute that will help blend food to its best consistency. The light, easy-to-clean 1.5L jug is also made of premium Tritan™ BPA-free plastic that is said to be better than glass, stainless steel and any other plastics. The blender features four speed settings and includes a 45ml measuring cup.
Drink a cuppa joe (or more) every day? Then you might want to invest in a fancy coffee machine of your own, so that your mornings can start off on the best note. The DeLonghi La Specialista comes with sensor grinding technology, smart tamping station, active temperature control, advanced latte system and pre-set recipes that will help you prepare your coffee beverage in minutes. With this machine sitting on your kitchen counter, you’ll never have to queue up for a good cup of coffee ever again!
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for you to pull out these adorable mini cocottes. Make little mini dessert cups or molten chocolate brownies with these ceramic heart-shaped Dutch ovens. Made with high-quality workmanship, the cocottes are scratch resistance and are safe to use in the oven, broiler, microwave and freezer. And don’t just look at them for baking. The whimsical shape makes it a great way to display food and treats on the counter.
Ever had the urge to create your own interesting ice cream flavours with unique combinations? Now you can with the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. With this machine, you’ll be able to make your own professional-quality soft ice cream, yoghurt, sorbet and sherbet. The machine comes with an instruction and recipe book for easy reference and is fully automatic. It also comes with three built-in condiment dispensers for you to pretty up your ice cream. We’re partial to rainbow sprinkles.
One way to keep your kitchen counter looking neat and clutter-free is to keep kitchen appliances to the minimum – which is why multi-functional kitchen gadgets like this Breville Oven Air BOV860 is worth the investment. It has 10 smart cooking functions, including air fry, toast, grill, bake, reheat, and even slow cook!
If your new year’s resolution is to incorporate more sustainability into your life, then you’ll need this ceramic lunch bowl from W&P. Made from premium ceramic that features a protective silicone wrap, rigid plastic lid and snap-tight silicone strap, this bowl is perfect for transporting your salad, grain bowl or leftovers.
The name Balmain might have you thinking of couture, but did you know the brand also has a lavish line of bedding and accessories? Filled with Down Feel®, a unique high tech man-made fibre treated to provide the lightness and softness of expensive down, this pillow from Balmain has all the perks of an ultra-luxe bedding accessory without the price. The material is also hypo-allergenic and allergy-sensitive sleepers will be guaranteed a peaceful night’s rest with this pillow.
Living with Singapore’s humid weather means choosing a duvet that doesn’t retain too much heat is of the utmost importance. Produced in Germany using only the highest quality organic cotton and bamboo lyocell fibres, this soft organic duvet is breathable, allowing you to have a healthy sleep. The duvet also wicks away moisture and perspiration, ensuring that it doesn’t become an easy breeding ground for dust mites and mould.
Praised by leading interior designers and world-leading brands, Onno candles are beloved by all for their divine scents and beautiful packaging. Made in Belgium to the highest standards, these luxury candles will not only have your home smelling nice but act as a great décor piece for any room. This particular candle has the aroma of sage, delicately balanced with notes of ginger, green tea, and fresh herbs.
Can you even consider yourself a millennial if you haven’t killed at least five plants? With Pollyanna’s artificial plants, you won’t have to worry about that! If you love filling up your home with gorgeous flowers but lack the ability or time to care for them, brighten up your home with this super life-like looking orchid plant. Designed closely to reflect the colour and texture of its real-life counterparts, Pollyanna’s plants are made of premium quality and will last several years indoor without much maintenance.
If going to the gym and sharing equipment with other people is still making you feel iffy, try investing in your very own treadmill. The TM-788 motorized treadmill is a 2-in-1 treadmill with running and entertainment integrated together, allowing you to catch up on your favourite TV shows as you work out. It also has 3 different countdown modes for users who want to run with a preset distance or time.
What we like about the Dyson Pure Cool™ Air Purifier Tower Fan is that it is a two-in-one cooling system and air purifier. The 360° glass HEPA filter removes particles of down to PM0.1 from the air, while the activated carbon filter helps to capture gases, odours, and domestic fumes. Not only that, the fan’s sleek design makes it easy on the eyes as well and won’t clash with your furniture.
No time to clean with WFH eating into your personal hours? Then you’ll want to add iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner to the top of your Christmas list. With the ability to learn, map and adapt to your home’s floor plan, the iRobot brings a new level of intelligence and automation to robotic vacuum cleaners. You can either direct the robot using voice activation or the iRobot home app and if you have pets, you can even program the robot to do extra cleanings at specific times.
Working at our desk all day long can’t be good for our backs, which is why it’s great to take a breather every once in a while by enjoying a good massage. Osim’s uJolly 2 is specially designed to deliver a target neck massage and a comprehensive back massage. With different speed and power modes, this massager will help to soothe and relieve shoulder, neck and back pains caused by prolonged sitting and poor posture.
Can toilet paper ever be considered chic? Well, they can if you buy them from Renova. The Portuguese company was known for their black toilet paper, and now you can buy them in six different trendy colours either as a gift or as a conversational starter in your own home the next time you have people over. Talk about a gift that truly stands out.