5. MOËT & CHANDON'S HOLIDAY BOTTLE (from ₹5219)
It’s that time of the year when a lot of us non-party people curl up in bed with hot cocoa, but admit it, you’d wish you were in Paris instead, sipping champagne. Blame all the rom-coms going in overdrive by the end of the year and that perfect dream seems more unachievable. You’d rather make do with a heated room, endless rom coms on Romedy Now and your beloved pet for company. So if you can’t be in Paris, bring Paris home! Paying tribute to French Art-de-Vivre, Moët & Chandon adds cheer to the holiday season with an exclusive holiday bottle to make your year-end celebrations a tad less drab. The champagne, as always is delectable, so stop sulking, start celebrating with these mini bottles of joy. These Holiday Special bottles are only being retailed through Airports, Five Star hotels and select wine shops.
6. LUCARIS CRYSTAL OF MODERN ASIA (from ₹ 2699)
When it comes to stocking your home bar, the choices are endless. There are so many different types of cocktail glasses to choose from. Though wine can solve most problems, the right one may even uplift one’s spirits even higher. These glasses are a delight to see and hold, and also make for an excellent gifting choice, especially since they’re lead-free. Four of the five collections draw inspirations from major Asian cities - Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo and are the perfect mix of Asian and modern cultures. These glasses are thoughtfully designed to make heritage and fashionability go hand-in-hand and most definitely come in handy to gift to a wine drinker friend who’d appreciate the beauty of these.
7. VAT69 GODFATHER HIP FLASK (₹2000)
It’s December. Our blood alcohol levels are at an all time high, with Jim Morrison repeatedly wanting us to show him the way to the next whiskey bar, and hell yeah, we oblige every time. But we gotta put on the mask of a responsible adult while tottering our way around town. Here’s some good news. There’s an exclusive Vat69 hip flask doing the rounds these days, and we suggest even you should get one. It comes in a slick gift-box with The Godfather's powerful imagery on this exclusive hip flask and makes for a loyal companion. It’s an age-old trick to sneak in some booze wherever you go, just don’t get caught!
8. REDCHIMPZ 5D+ CARDZ (₹349)
You don't need to strap a fancy AR set to your face to get an impressive VR experience. These cards are informative, yes, but also engaging as hell. . What you get is a pack of 16 flashcards enabled with AR, and all one has to do is scan the card to see your favourite creatures in 3D. Tap the screen to make them move or make a sound. Combining elements of AR and VR, kids get their facts right. It’s fun to watch them beam in joy as their animal buddies come to life through the 5D+ CARDZ app and the child can take in the subject in all its entirety, keeping the fun and education levels intact. It works best with an device with a system configuration of minimum 2GB RAM, Android OS 5.0 upward, and iOS 7.0 and above. A heady mix of AR, VR and MR with these educational cards and your young cubs are taken care of. Hand these to the kids this Christmas and you can head for that cup of coffee while it’s still warm.
9. VAYA TYFFYN LUNCH BOX (₹3680)
Mickey turned 90 this year with a bang. While there were collaborations by the dozen, our favourite one so far has been this cute lunch box. Mickey mania has been passed on from generation to generation, and it’s no surprise that it’s not getting over any time soon either. Part fun, part an essential, it’s a sturdy and reliable option to send to your kid’s school or even at work. Vacuum insulated stainless steel containers and Disney’s favourite star make meals more fun for both kids and nutcases like us.
10. JAGUAR PET PACK FOR F-PACE (₹54,348)
If your dog is as much of an idiot as ours, you’d know what an ordeal it is to even take him to a vet, let alone a drive out of town. How those dreams came shattering when we realised our canine companion suffers from some serious motion sickness. We really wish you have a pet that loves accompanying you on weekend getaways and more, especially if you’re a Jaguar SUV owner (PACE or the XF Sportbrake models). Trust us, you wouldn’t want a puking dog in the backseat. The overly compassionate peeps at Jaguar Land Rover have launched a new range including quilted luggage compartment liner, full-height luggage partition and spill-resistant water bowl so your Fido, Doodle or Trevor isn’t eating crisps in front of the TV and the rear seats and door linings are protected from wet and muddy paws. Chuck in a few treats for your pet while he chills like a boss and make him a happy puppy.