The Tatler Failproof Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide


April 3, 2017 | BY Melissa Gail Sing

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Vintner’s Dream

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For the perfect way to say, “Hon, this marriage just gets better with each passing day”, choose a bottle of fine wine to share on your special day. Over the past few decades, wines from New Zealand have risen in popularity for their unrivalled purity, in particular the sauvignon blancs. But oenophiles agree that the country’s beautiful climate and vast landscapes have also resulted in some stunning pinot noirs.

Registered 100 per cent sustainable, Urlar Pinot Noir 2014, Wairarapa is an elegant bouquet of dark red berry fruits, dried herb and red florals with hints of savoury notes that come together in a silky texture. Savour this with a dinner of lamb, venison or duck. 

Available at The Straits Wine Company

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 Gourmand’s Choice

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For the foodie couple, look no further than a staycation where you can indulge in each other’s company and some excellent food. If you check into Regent Singapore, you’ll have a range of decadent food choices to delight in, from a breakfast buffet at award-winning Basilico to afternoon tea at Tea Lounge to dim sum at Summer Palace, and who can resist the delectable sweet things at gourmet pasticceria Dolcetto by Basilico.

After your meal, take a romantic stroll through the nearby Botanic Gardens and come evening, dress up and head over to the hotel’s Manhattan bar. Recently awarded #11 World's Best Bar and Asia's Best Bar, it’s the perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple and relive those courtship days.

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 Call Of The Wild

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Actions speak louder than words, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart. While they may not be able to talk like some other parrot species, lovebirds never fail to capture our attention with their affectionate personality and charm. For the inseparable couple, this Lovebirds crystal sculpture from Lalique lends a charming tropical touch to the family nest. Depicting a pair of parrots nuzzling each other, it is crafted from exquisite satin crystal of the most dainty hue, symbolising the tenderness of a couple’s love. 

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The Royal Treatment

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When you’re spoilt for choice with the variety of spa treatments out there, pick one that promises the royal treatment. The couple spa St Gregory—which marks its 20th year in the wellness and spa industry—sets the tone for total indulgence and healing with candle lights, a rose scent wafting through the air and your choice of soft music. Inspired by Cleopatra’s ancient bathing ritual, the 90-minute treatment begins with a soak in the award-winning Elemis skin-nourishing milk bath.

Jets from the couple Jacuzzi gently massage the body as your skin savours the bath’s rich milk proteins and natural plant collagen that keeps skin silky smooth. This is followed by your choice of body massage. While ladies may prefer the gentle Swedish massage strokes of the tension-releasing and uplifting Aromatic Body Bliss massage using their choice of oils, men will appreciate the long, firmer strokes of the traditional Balinese massage which not only removes those knots in the shoulder and back but also boosts sluggish circulation and helps purge toxins. A cup of Eight Treasures tea rounds up the session nicely.

For more information or to book, click here.

 Roll With It

LV-1.jpgThe adventurous couple who enjoys venturing off the beaten path will love Louis Vuitton’s very first four-wheeled luggage. A collaboration with industrial designer Marc Newson who’s known for his forward designs, the Rolling Luggage is the lightest of all Louis Vuitton trunks at just 2.7 and 3kg thanks to the use of ultra-thin titanium bonded to the polypropylene composite shell.

Aside from high mobility thanks to an extendable handle, it also has a one-zip closing system for convenience. For all its modern features, it holds true to the house’s legacy with the instantly recognisable monogram and Damier canvas, VVN leather, Taiga leather and Epi leather in eye-catching hues like orange and blue. The final touch? You can personalise your case with your coloured initials and stripes with the Mon Monogram service with the monogram and Damier models. Available at Marina Bay Sands, Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard. 

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A Cup Of Love

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It’s been said that bringing your partner breakfast in bed can strengthen your marriage. Whether or not you agree, it has to be said that it’s the little things, from cooking your partner’s favourite meal to leaving a love note in their briefcase, that keep the spark in your relationship.

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To start the day together by indulge in your favourite espresso with these adorable cup and saucer sets by L’Objet. Crafted from Limoges porcelain with an applied malachite design, they have an opulent 24k gold detailing in the rim and handle. Something as routine as a drink with your other half can be a luxurious experience when savoured from these beauties.

Check out their collection here

  Rosy Views

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There’s nothing like a bunch of roses to tell her you love her, but why not show her a mountain blanketed in pink roses? Perfect if your anniversary falls between mid-March and mid-May, the two-night Roses Experience at Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman will take your breath away as you wake up to the marvellous sight of over 7,000 Damask roses—used to produce the finest Omani rosewater—covering the Al Hajar mountain range from your suite that’s perched 2,000 metres above sea level.

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After a guided tour of the rose terraces, luxuriate in a rose petal bubble bath with a glass of perfectly chilled rosé and a signature rose treatment at Spa Alila. Active couples will also revel in experiences of the more rugged kind, like the new Via Ferrata experiences, where you can scale a protected climbing route, led by expert local guides. The Roses Experience runs between March 15 and May 13, 2017.  

For more information or to book, click here.

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