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Gifts Ideas For Your Minimalist Friend

You probably know or have a friend who’s the perpetual minimalist of the group. So if you’d like to go the extra mile this season, here are some stylish gift ideas that aren’t your run-of-the-mill mug.

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#1: YUN Desktop Diffuser, $69, Scene Shang, shop.sceneshang.com
If you’re looking for a chic yet reasonably priced diffuser, it doesn’t get much better than this one – it even comes with a USB function that allows you to charge it from your computer. Form and function? I’m sold. #2: Mulino Salt & Pepper Mill Set, $52, Scene Shang, shop.sceneshang.com
For those who like to see the world in strictly black and white tones, this salt and pepper set is for you. #3: Brushed finish bottle with bamboo cap (532ml), $56, Kleen Kanteen, kooldepot.com
Ditch your wasteful plastic bottles (hello, it’s 2017) and invest in a reusable one like this stylish Kleen Kanteen model. #4: Smeg kettle, $229, Robinsons, robinsons.com.sg
Wouldn’t this lovely pastel Smeg kettle look totally at home on a Wes Anderson set? #5: Calf mini Clasp bag, $2,700, Celine
Love the baby blue hue of the kettle? Continue right in that vein with Celine’s Clasp bag, which was an instant hit since it launched in Spring 2017. #6: 18K rose gold Rhyme earrings, $2,580, State Property, thisisstateproperty.com
State Property is one of our favourite local jewellery labels and this pair of earrings is somehow both contemporary and classic simultaneously. #7: Mad et Len Graphite EDP, price unavailable, Manifesto, manifestoshop.com
Cult French perfume house Mad et Len is one of favourite niche labels and the unisex Graphite fragrance is exquisite and supposedly smells like a mix of paper, ink, pine, musk and leather. #8: Paper pen case, $22, Siwa, supermamastore.com
Japanese label Siwa specialises in designing stationery and homeware using an exclusive, durable paper known as Naoron. Read: it won’t tear. I’m loving it in this cardinal red hue. #9: Scented matches, €15 (S$24), Buly 1803, Buly1803.com
Candles may be one thing, but scented matches? Cult French cosmetics label (it’s over 200 years old) Buly 1803 specialises in aromatic lotions, which has since been expanded into homeware and accessories as well. These matches come in five different scents to boot, and we totally adore the 19th century apothecary vibes. #10: Stainless steel spectacle case, $153.50, Claustrum, shop.eomm.co
Got a friend who’s in graphic design? They’ll (probably) love this industrial-chic spectacle case from Japanese label Claustrum. Like this? Check out our recommendations to the films you ought to catch at the Singapore International Film Festival, under-the-radar bag brands we’re loving right now and the most lust-worthy buys to get from the Net-A-Porter sale.