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IF you’re at a loss for fashionable gift ideas this Yultide, here are a few suggestions:

Bag it!

A woman once said, “You can never be too rich, too thin or have too many handbags.” And if the bags look as good as Oroton’s range of bags this season ... are we girls in trouble!

From the heritage-inspired Anouk clutches to the mesh-merising Archive shoulder bags, Australia’s leading designer and maker of luxury handbags has us wiping the drool off our faces.

Why not help improve your fashionista friend’s bank balance by getting her the ultimate arm candy – Oroton’s Archive mini bag?

Inspired by 1950s fashion, the Archive is embossed with a vintage Oroton stamp and comes in an all-leather or a leather-and-metallic mesh combination. It’s all the better if she’s into bright colours because the bags are available in many head-spinning hues like intense blue, tan and fuschia.

The baby pink one gets our vote simply because it’s a limited edition! All you’ll have to do is wear it with luminous skin and a chic cocktail dress to shine bright.

Where: Oroton boutiques Price: Between RM1,600 and RM1,900. The limited edition version costs RM2,260. Perfect for: The fancy fashionista

A fab time

Admit it, how many of us felt the thrill when we slipped on our very first Swatch watch?

Well, the years may have flown by but we’re glad to report that nothing has changed. To appease its now grown-up fans, Swatch has moved from its original cult plastic watches into considerably more sophisticated options. The result is fun yet aesthetically pleasing watches like the Sunray Glam and Silver Glam.

For the holiday season, both watches are tricked out in shimmering gold or silver hardware. Go for gold with Sunray Glam, which features a golden movement framed by a crystal-set golden dial, a solid white plastic case and an elegant silicon strap.

Framed by the elegance of a solid black plastic case, black silicon strap and silver dials, Silver Glam is for silver foxes. Either way, it’s Continental European chic without a high price!

Where: Swatch stores Price: RM275 Perfect for: The kid at heart

Super bass

Why, look what British-based luxury company Alfred Dunhill has come up with! A cross between a hi-fi and a bongo, its Mini Stereo Speakers are presented in a nifty Alfred Dunhill Chassis leather case and look pretty darn sleek.

Their petite size don’t detract from the fact that they’re still mean noise machines, offering 360° surround sound so the musicman can listen to every bass and treble note without missing a beat.

The best part, however, is that the speakers are electromagnetically shielded so it’s safe to place them on top of monitors and televisions. The rechargeable internal battery also means that he’ll never have to go without music for up to 30 hours! All he needs to do is plug them into a smartphone, MP3 player or laptop for instant sound gratification.

Where: Alfred Dunhill boutique, Suria KLCC Price: RM1,805 Perfect for: The gadget lover

Raise your glass

For the perfect party drink, you certainly cannot go wrong with one of the world’s favourite Champagnes. We’re talking Moët & Chandon Imperial, folks. Earning legions of fans with its bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity, the Imperial is the house’s iconic champagne that was first created in 1869.

In the spirit of the season, the house presents a limited edition Diamond Collection, which incorporates limited edition bottles of Moët & Chandon Impérial.

The Moët Imperial Golden Diamond suit, for example, is a gilded wrap topped with a satin tie. Not only will your bottle look great but the suit’s isothermal qualities will keep your bottle cool for two to three hours to preserve freshness. And, of course, its reusability means that it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

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