PHOTOS COURTESY OF HERMÈS
Looking to surprise a special someone with a unique gift that’s both fun and festive? Then why not check out Hermes’ playful Petit h creations?
Putting a spin on sustainability, the quirky and exuberant curiosities are crafted from leftover materials. And because the process of construction is reversed, the sizes, colours and patterns of the offcut define what each piece will look like. In other words, every Petit h design is unique and made in limited quantities.
Going in clockwise direction, the first is the decorative Band-Aid Accessory (SGD210 for a set of three). Featuring leather on one side and adhesive on the other, it’s great for personalising your belongings. You can also use it to organise cables or even as a fancy cover for the camera on your laptop.
Looking for a chic way to store small and slim items? There’s the A5 Envelope (SGD180) in silk and orange box paper. Store everything from travel documents and tickets to notes and mementos. The 21 cm by 14.8 cm piece can easily slip into any bag.
Or add a whimsical touch to your keys or bag with the Lovebirds Key Ring (SGD730). It combines calfskin leather with a palladium-plated brass ring. A colourful option that will put a smile on your recipient’s face, especially your significant other’s.
Next, diversify your bracelet portfolio and up your wrist candy game with the eye-catching Ribbon Bracelet (SGD1450). It features an exotic alligator base, interlaced with offcuts of the maison’s signature silk scarfs.
If you love all things cute, the 2H Lion Medallion Charm (SGD380) is a worthy gift contender. Made of goatskin and taurillon leather with silk twill cord, this works as a bag charm, key holder or even a bookmark. It will look adorable on the tree for Christmas too.
Brighten up any office with a fancy A5 Notebook (SGD610) that comes in leather and multi-colour silk. Whether it’s journalling for a more mindful 2023 or jotting down notes to yourself, this joyful object is the perfect companion.
No ordinary peg, meet the decorative ash wood Clothes Pin (SGD115) with calfskin detailing in a pop of colour. Use it to stylishly accent items at home, as a photo holder or to organise cords. Available in a myriad of colours and finishes (grain vs smooth), it’ll be hard to settle on just one.
Lastly, lovers of a touch of exotic can go for the Historie Naturelle Card Holder (SGD1050). The unique multi-colour piece features a mix of calfskin, goat skin and alligator, complete with an animal cutout and three card slots.
Note that if you purchase the Petit h range online, you won’t be able to pick a colour. Instead, you’ll get the pleasure of receiving a random surprise. Perfect for the festive season because who doesn’t love a good surprise present?