The festive season and holidays are here and it’s time for get-togethers and parties. Entertaining is an art that many wish to master, but it isn’t always easy. To make life easier and to take the guesswork out of holiday gifting and entertaining, Royal Selangor has created a specially curated themed gift guide. With their stylish and classy products, it’s hard to go wrong and you can be ensured of making a good impression on guests who come to your abode. If given as gifts, the items are also sure to bring a happy smile to the faces of those receiving them.
When entertaining, lift everyone’s spirits by evoking memories of alfresco happy hours. The “Summer Flavours” range immediately lifts everyone’s spirits with its bright, airy feel. Perfect for backyard barbeques or patio parties, a summery tone can be set with lunch centrepieces made from lovely flowers like Eustoma and Peonies. Choose Circa, a mid-century modern inspired tabletop collection with its striped patterns to make a dramatic serving platform for fruits, cheese and other delicacies.
Then you could complete the look with Bar, which channels the streamlined retro-future aesthetic of the 1950s and 60s into contemporary cocktail accoutrements. A tip for an easy-to-do dessert is to fill each Bar martini glass with a single serving of ice cream sprinkled with fancy nonpareils, topped with mini pretzels.
If it’s an intimate soiree or dinner party you want to host, then Royal Selangor’s “Holiday Luxe” collection is a good choice. Rich colour schemes interspersed with shades of silvery or cool greys add a sparkle to the atmosphere. The warm peachy glow from Erik Mangnussen oil lamps and tea lights envelop you in a sophisticated ambience that you and your guests can enjoy while savouring drinks served in elegant Bar tumblers.
To add an element of surprise, serve your guests with take-home Art Deco style Savannah hip flasks. To add visual interest to the contemporary table, the contrast between the rigid textured dissipating vertical lines from a Vapour bowl by Nathan Yong, an award-winning Singaporean designer and the flowing organic ridges of the Landscape track tray by VW +BS, a well-known design studio, does the job superbly.
If Asian-inspired decor is what resonates with your soul, then there are irresistible choices from the Eastern Inspirations theme to choose from too. Oriental blooms like orchids or pussy willows can be showcased in a tall Four Gentlemen vase which features flora embodying the high ideals of a Confucian scholar or gentleman.
If you want to, you could also make a striking tabletop statement with the Celestial Blessings Guan Gong, the embodiment of Chinese martial valour and virtue, portrayed in a rare scholarly pose. Then there are the Tranquility tea accessories, inspired by mountain peaks of the Far East, a continuous source of inspiration for poets, scholars and artists.
If you love tea, then enjoy a spot of Oolong or your favourite tea blend with Tranquility tea accessories. This range is inspired by the mountain peaks of the Far East, renowned as a source of inspiration for poets, scholars and artists.
For timeless touches to create tasteful settings, you will be praised for your hosting skills if you choose classic decor pieces from Royal Selangor’s Timeless Accents collection. The items clearly lend a sense of sophistication, be it a traditional or contemporary living space. A memorable and striking focal point for the dinner table would be the Crystalline candelabra with its elegant lattice structure and polished surfaces.
Are you a fan of good wines? Serve reds or whites in style with the Streamline bottle chillers. So innovative, its insulating lining can be removed, turning the bottle chiller with its beautiful Art Deco-inspired motifs, into a vase.
To add some extra appeal and fun, consider The Hazel Bunny Rabbit figurine and Bunnies Day Out jet rocket music carousel. Appealingly sculpted, they make a sweet addition to the living space. Plus, they are great gifts for the little ones.
Why wait? Be ready for entertaining in style at all times. The themed collections mentioned above are available at all Royal Selangor stores and online at royalselangor.com. With the clever use and placing of these attractive items in your home when guests are invited, moments spent at your home will be memorable indeed! Also, when given with love as gifts, they are sure to be appreciated.