Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Vintage and Asian Homes

Pretty presents that will complement your loved ones' vintage-style or Asian-themed spaces

Updated on June 26, 2017 14:06 pm

Jerni Camposano


Whether they're big-ticket furniture or quirky knickknacks, these items are gorgeous additions to the recipient's home.


1. Complete the home's vintage feel even when dining together. These Playground Melamine Plates, $12.90 each, The little dröm store, will have you reminiscing about good old times.

2. This Kidney Bean Table, $180, The Damn Good Shop, suits your buddy's modern mid-century interiors.

3. Colonial pieces are one-of-a-kind decors in vintage homes. Case in point: this Large Red Lantern, $60, Singapore Trading Post.

4. It's meant to store flour, but you can purchase a few items of Flour Box, $19.90, Metro, so your mum or sister can organise their kitchen stuff.

5. A vintage-style home is designed to be a relaxing enclave. Hence, the Rattan Relax Armchair, $266, Hemma, is a most fitting present for someone living in it.

6. Turn your relatives' kitchen or dining room into an artful corner. They can consider hanging this Wall Sign, $49, AnaBarr art & home.

7. Retro ads are also popular decors for this style of home. Tabasco Art Print, $12.60 (+$12 for framing), Poster Hub.

8. Here's a charming dining ware for a vintage shabby chic home: Stephanie Warm Grey Jug, $38, Shabby Chic.

9. Vintage collectors revel in an item's history. This Mid-Century Art Deco Teak Wood Mini Buffet Display, $580, Nona Singapura, used to be a speaker when the shop found it. It can be used as a bookcase, side table, or collection cabinet.

10. Help your newlywed friends achieve a vintage-themed living room by giving them this Rabbit Candy Cushion, $52.90 each, Chair-ish the Moments.


1. Be thoughtful and get your buddies a Lo Hei Plate, $188, The Farm Store, that they can use for next year's traditional tossing.

2. These Chinese Wooden Drums, $139 each, Nook and Cranny, can serve many purposes in your relative's Oriental home: side table, bedside table, or coffee table.

3. Both symbolic to Chinese feng shui and Japanese culture, the koi fish has been incorporated in many home decors. Check this out: Living with Art Singapore's Koi Wall Art, $97.50, Cromly Shop.

4. Your pal would surely love to display a frame of one of the most recognisable figures in Asia. Buddha (Laos) Frame, $39.90, Arch Singapore.

5. Here's another iconic figure in the region. Those who revere People's Republic of China's founding father will be happy to receive this Mao Tse Tung Ceramic Mug, $19.90, Egg3.

6. Japanese interior design introduced us to the tatami. You can achieve Zen when you relax and sleep, thanks to the Nile Sofa Bed, $950, The Tatami Shop.

7. A quick way to add Oriental decor to your special someone's home is to gift her with a Silk Lantern, $25-$100, Fairprice Antique, that she can hang by the entryway or in the living room.

8. Hand-painted with designs inspired by longevity symbols in traditional Chinese pottery, this Longevity Table, $800, Art from Junk, is a beautiful focal point in any room of the house.

9. A must-have in Chinese homes during the Lunar New Year is a pineapple decor. Think ahead and wrap an MMLampadari Pineapple Lamp, $1,700 (Pendant) and $1,850 (Table), Moss Living, for your favourite relative.

10. This outdoor stunner will add to the tropical look of your loved one's resort-style Balinese home. Get it now while it's on sale: Arena Living's Cocoon Swing Chair, $329.90 (U.P. $599.90), Cromly Shop.

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