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Gifting Season

Softer Volumes Gift Guide 2022

Welcome to the Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide. From elegant homewares to elevated wardrobe pieces, creative tools and the latest tech for enhancing your life, these curated objects are a thoughtful selection of gift ideas for loved ones this Christmas.

Westhill Silver Diamond Signet Ring

 Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Westhill’s unisex jewellery collection is made in Australia from precious metal that’s responsibly sourced from local metal merchants in Sydney. The Silver Diamond Signet Ring is a refined style for both men and women with beautiful detailing. Each ring has the option to be personalised with engraving.

Aesop Congruous Gift Kit

 Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Focused on nourishing your hands and body, the Congruous Gift Kit from Aesop includes the brand’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Scrub and Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser.

Provider Store Saké Set

 Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

This Saké Set from Provider Store features an ergonomic saké pourer and two little cups. These dishwasher-safe ceramics have been crafted in Tajimi — a Japanese town best known for being the center of production for Mino-yaki ceramics for the past 10 centuries. 

Sonos Sub Mini

 Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Boasting impressively rich, clear, and balanced low end for such a compact size, the Sonos Sub Mini will have immersed in your favourite music, tv and films with its bold bass. Sub Mini integrates effortlessly with your existing Sonos system and pairs perfectly with Beam, Ray, One, or One SL. Read our interview with Dae-Hoo Kim, Senior Industrial Designer at Sonos, here.

Softer Volumes: nōto — Notebook Duo

Softer Volumes: nōto — Notebook Bundle » Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

nōto provides an enhanced notebook experience for creative minds. In addition to over 180 pages for handwritten notes, nōto includes concise City Guides featuring 360 recommended places to eat, drink, shop and stay in 20 popular travel destinations around the world. The notebooks in this special bundle come individually packaged — perfect for gifting one and keeping the other for yourself.

Iittala Nappula Plant Pot with Saucer

iittala Nappula Plat Pot

A timeless piece for adding greenery to any home, the Nappula Plant Pot with Saucer from Iittala features a versatile shape that’s suitable for a range of different plants and flowers. The beige colourway can provide a touch of warmth within a space while still being neutral enough to fit well in any interior.

SOCIETY PARIS Barware Wine & Cheese Essentials

 SOCIETY PARIS Barware Wine & Cheese Essentials — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Perfect when hosting guests over the holidays, the Wine & Cheese Essentials Kit includes a wide blade for hard cheeses, narrow blade, curved cutter fork, and a sommelier corkscrew. This refined kit comes in a nicely-presented SOCIETY PARIS gift box.

Leica Q2 “Ghost”

 Leica Q2 “Ghost”  — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

This exclusive colour variant of the Leica Q2 is a collaboration with the luxury watch platform Hodinkee, and pays homage to an iconic diving watch known to connoisseurs as the “Ghost Bezel”. Find out more about the performance and everyday usability of the Leica Q2 in our article here.

Bellroy Market Tote

 Bellroy Market Tote — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

The Bellroy Market Tote is an elevated version of the classic tote bag. With the Market Tote’s ability to stand upright when open, long shoulder straps, center slip pocket for small essentials and two side sleeves to keep bottles upright, grocery runs have never been more convenient.

Breville the Barista Express Impress

Breville the Barista Express Impress — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

A 2022 Red Dot Design Award winner, the Barista Express Impress features an innovative new assisted tamp system that’s made up of 3 components to make manual espresso making easier than ever before.

ORRIS Le Soliste Soap

 ORRIS Le Soliste Soap — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

French brand ORRIS have elevated the simple bar of soap into a luxurious and sensorial cleansing experience. This Postbiotic Face + Body Vegan Cleansing Bar is made with fermented rice water and is ideal for sensitive, dull skin.

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Featuring the A15 Bionic Chip and the brand’s best audio and video quality to date, Apple TV 4K brings Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Fitness+ and Apple Arcade together with all of your favourite streaming apps. Intuitive controls and seamless integration with your devices make it easy to enjoy your favourite entertainment on your biggest screen.

Printworks Classic Board Games Chess

Printworks Classic Board Games Chess - Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

This beautiful classic chess board from Printworks includes a wooden board with an acrylic top and lacquered wood pieces. The set comes packaged in a nicely-designed box that looks great on display when not in use.

Cultiver Mira Linen Throw

 Cultiver Mira Linen Throw — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Woven in Portugal from 100% European flax, this thick-textured, heavyweight linen throw from Cultiver is cosy and looks amazing on the sofa — whether it’s nicely folded or thrown in a beautiful mess. A few different colour options are available to suit your room’s existing feel.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Google Pixel 7 Pro — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Google’s Pixel 7 Pro features a refined design using recycled materials. The phone’s fast and efficient Google Tensor G2 processor ensures great performance from the triple rear camera system for the best photo and video quality from the Pixel range yet — with features such as Super Res Zoom for crisp details from far away.

Deiji Studios Side Tie Set

Deiji Studios Side Tie Set — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

To be worn as a set or separately, the Side Tie Set from Deiji Studios is a loungewear set that takes inspiration from traditional men’s shirting. Made from stone washed French linen, it’s also available in a range of colours.

Softer Volumes: Cafés

Softer Volumes: Cafés — Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide

Our premium coffee table book showcases hundreds of well-designed coffee shops around the world. Lovers of interior design and specialty coffee will enjoy flicking through this 350-page book, complete with textured linen hardcover.

Softer Volumes: Cafés — Digital Book

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