Guerdon. The word means reward and dates back to the 14th Century. It is not often used today except by contemporary writers, who employ it mostly for poetic effect, according to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary.
Today, Guerdon has its own incarnation in Singapore – a newly-launched online shop that curates and designs bespoke luxury gifts.
“Our collections range from high quality fine food gourmet bundles using delicious fresh artisanal food to bespoke gifts for special occasions,” a spokesman for Guerdon told D:Code.
“It’s online shopping on a whole new, luxurious level. Guerdon allows you to reward yourself with the finest things in life without even having to step out of your home. You can also bestow such rewards on loved ones, or simply extend a classy gift to express your appreciation or gratitude to your corporate partners and business associates,” added the spokesperson.
In celebration of the launch of Guerdon, the online shopping site is offering four Christmas packages that are a foretaste of the kind of luxury that will be available to those who lean towards refinement – two Christmas table styling packages and two Christmas menu packages.
The Christmas table styling packages – called Christmas Table Package A (without cake, S$200) and Christmas Table Package B (with a curated cake from Keira Floral, S$250) – are “a perfect bundle to celebrate the season”, according to the website. The bundle includes carefully selected pieces and floral arrangements. Follow the stying tips provided or employ your own creativity. It’s great for a cosy festive gathering or a potluck party
The packages each include two festive glass jar arrangements, preserved hydrangea petals for table fillers, six acorn table fillers, an olive table runner that would fit a 1.6m table, six dove grey tealight candles and forest green napkins.
There’s also a guide to styling your Christmas table.
Package B includes a 5.5 inch Ondeh Ondeh cake from In The Brick Yard.
The two options for the Christmas menu packages:
Christmas Celebration Package A (S$188, serves up to five) consists of live lobster (two, 590g to 680g), OP ribs (one piece, 1.2kg), yellow spring chicken from France (two), mushroom risotto (1.5kg) Roadhouse Steak Sauce (300ml) and blackberry jam (300ml). Food will delivered uncooked.
Christmas Celebration Package B (S$228, serves up to eight) consists of 12 oysters, roasted turkey (10-12lbs) rack of lamb (1kg, with the option to change to Kurobuta Pork), Arabiki sausage (900g), Roadhouse Steak Sauce (300ml) and blackberry jam. Food will be delivered fresh.
So go ahead and reward yourself with some taste and refinement this festive season. Log on to guerdonshops.com and get into festive mood in style.