Whether you’re looking for functional household gifts for your loved ones or just ideas for your own place, this list of homeware goods will do right by you. From portable air purifiers to cordless vacuum cleaners and smart steamer closets, these picks will guarantee a cleaner, more seamless and well-rounded abode.
Aurabeat AG+ (NSP-X1) Air Purifier
This apt housewarming gift can double up as a practical Christmas present, as the Aurabeat AG+ (NSP-X1) Air Purifier ($1099) is the world’s first FDA-approved air purifier and air steriliser certified to eliminate more than 99.9% of the Covid-19 virus. It can also remove other airborne bacteria using AG+ Disinfection Technology since it employs the use of UV, effectively reducing the risk of secondary infection and airborne transmission. The device also eliminates unpleasant smells within seconds, getting rid of lingering smoke and pet odours. Alternatively, get the AG+ Portable (CSP-X1) that’s priced at just $269. Bring it along to the office, the car or any room in your home.
Bang & Olufsen Beoremote Halo
Help your loved ones achieve their dream of living in a futuristic smart home by gifting them the brand-new Beoremote Halo ($1,200) by Bang & Olufsen, which is more than just a highly functional remote control for the abode. Either allow it to stand on its own or mount it on a wall. To use it, simply approach the device and the display will illuminate, allowing you to select songs and other audio. Controlling the volume offers a luxurious tactile experience too, as the solid aluminium ring provides subtle haptic feedback when the volume is raised or lowered. The Halo comes with four favourites buttons, allowing you to access your favourite songs with a simple tap of the finger. You can even control a multiroom experience as the display is able to identify the content played and offer a list of connected devices.
LG Styler With Mirrored Finish (S3MFC)
Know someone who hates to iron and do laundry? Get your pal the LG Styler With Mirrored Finish (S3MFC) ($3,299), which utilises TrueSteam technology to clean and steam fabrics, reducing allergens, odours and wrinkles as they hang from the built-in moving rack. Furthermore, the low-temperature drying system dries clothes easily while preventing shrinking and damage caused by heat.
JBL PartyBox On-The-Go
Karaoke joints may be reopening soon, but if you don’t wish to deal with any of the strict measures, get the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go (S$599) for your friends and family to get the party started. Not only does it come with a shoulder strap and two wireless JBL microphones, but it also has a handy bottle opener and a built-in lightshow, making it an absolute necessity at any Christmas gathering.
Karcher VC 4s Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Never untangle or trip over wires ever again with the newly-launched VC 4s cordless vacuum cleaner ($498) by Karcher. Weighing in at only 1.25kg, the VC 4s allows users to vacuum floors and walls effortlessly for a long period of time and across multiple rooms. With a runtime of up to 60 mins in eco mode, experience no disruptions even when cleaning a large apartment. To reduce the user’s fatigue during heavy cleaning sessions, VC 4s also provides optimal weight distribution, so users can choose to hold the vacuum upright at its tail end to clean the floor or horizontally at the top of the vacuum to clean the walls of the house. Perfect for that friend who needs a little help with household chores!
A version of this story first appeared on SG Magazine.