PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 August, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 August, 1997, 12:00am

1 There is usually nothing naffer than novelty cuff links, but these Victorian-style offerings ($550 a pair) from Duchamp at Seibu are pretty classy.

2 Richer than rubber, these chrysanthemum and pebble-print mouse mats are made from tactile cork, ($68 each) from Urban Oxide, Shop 706, Times Square.

3 This toughened glass chopping board is guaranteed crack-proof, ($180) from City Super.

4 Brighten up a boring black ensemble with this checked chiffon scarf ($580) by Gordano at Seibu, Pacific Place.

5 These witty typographical mugs are surprisingly tasteful souvenirs. The Communist Party, The Chinese Empire State Building, The Most Flavoured Nation and Chinatown mugs ($80 each) are at Shanghai Tang, Pedder Street, Central. Fashionable feather-print mugs ($65 each) and striped toothbrush and matching mug ($250), both from City Super, Times Square.