Cartier is best known for its watches and jewellery. But beyond these two, the brand houses perfumes and even home decor, all of which make great, timeless Christmas presents.
But timeless aside, they’re also personal. For those wanting to deliver that extra effort of customisation, Cartier provides jewellery engraving and leather embossing services at their boutiques. These services take about a week to complete and it’s a nice added touch for that special someone in your life. For more information on these services, head down to one of three Cartier boutiques in Singapore.
Customisation aside for a moment, you need to pick a present. Here, we’ve curated a selection of what to get from Cartier, for the different types of people in your life.
Inspired by the rainbow iridescence of the diamond, Carat is the latest addition to Cartier’s fragrance family. This fruity-floral scent with notes of honeysuckle, ylang-ylang and irises is great for Singapore’s hot weather.
With over 10 fragrances in their stable, popular scents include Eau de Cartier (citrus and aromatic), Santos de Cartier (spicy and woody) and Must de Cartier (green and woody). Ensure you pick one that best represents your loved one’s personality.
Smartphones can let you down, technology can crash – but a hardback is here to stay. Particularly diaries – delivering both functional diligence and keeping up traditions of taking down notes and thoughts onto pen and paper.
For the person who is never on time, always forgets their schedule and seems to live in the clouds (we all know at least one) a diary is a smart and practical gift. Encased in black calfskin with burgundy interior, the shell can be reused for next year’s diary, and so on.
Of course you can’t remember to write down your ‘things to remember’ without a pen, which is why the Diabolo de Cartier pen is a worthy addition to these gift set.
Inspired by the humble nail, the Juste Un Clou has a sleek and understated silhouette. Whether it’s worn alone or stacked, the Juste Un Clou is never ostentatious.
Better yet – the newest additions to the line are smaller and more flexible and won’t break the bank at almost half the price of the classic range.
From Cartier’s iconic panther and orchid motifs to jewellery inspired by the cactus, lovers of the earth will adore this collection.
Including necklaces, earrings, brooches and rings (like this orchid ring), the fauna and flora range includes the brand’s iconic Panthere de Cartier line.
The rectangular watch face of the Tank de Cartier might be an iconic silhouette now, but it was a revolutionary design when it was first created in 1917.
A favourite amongst strong achiever women from the late Princess Diana to former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Tank de Cartier is a powerful statement and a timeless piece that will be handed down generation to generation.
The Love bracelet is easily the most recognisable jewellery collection: it allegedly topped the most searched jewellery item on Google in 2016 with 350,000 searches a month.
As a symbol of undying love, the bracelet is not meant to be removed once it has been worn and is literally locked onto your wrist. But if you really need to, the bracelet is accompanied by a unique screwdriver that unlocks the bracelet. These bracelets come in various options that include yellow, rose and white gold, cemented with diamonds or plain.
The panther, first created by Jeanne Toussaint, is one of the most cherished motifs in the Cartier world. So it comes as no surprise that the Panthere de Cartier watches, which were introduced in 1983, became a cult favourite. Loved by both genders for its petite size and timeless silhouette, the brief discontinuance of the watch in the early 2000s further cemented its symbol status and prompted its return in 2017 by popular demand.
Available in two sizes and made with steel, white, yellow or rose gold and rhodium, the Panthere de Cartier watches are also available with paved diamonds.
Their home decor collection, which also carries the brand’s signature craftsmanship and design, consists of clocks, bowls, trays, candle holders and jewellery and watch box.
This Santos clock for example, magnifies the watch face of the classic Santos de Cartier skeleton watches and can be used as both a clock and a statement piece for the home. It’s also a smart way to bring a touch of luxury to your working desk, albeit at home or in the office.