It’s the most wonderful time of the year… And that warrants the season of gift giving. With this year’s festivities set to be looking a lot different from previous years, we’re definitely not skimping on the gifts.
We all have that friend or relative in our life that’s just a tad bit beauty-obsessed. But with so many options out there, we’ve sussed out some of our best picks to help your holiday shopping go just a little more smoothly. Ahead, check out some of the gifts you’d definitely want to treat your beauty-obsessed friends to.
For At Home Luxury: Maison Christian Dior Lucky Luxury Gift Box (S$988)
For the friend who takes the phrase “your home is your sanctuary” quite seriously. This luxury gift set from Maison Christian Dior offers a perfume bottle in both its full size (250ml) and travel format (40ml), a body cream, soap bar and candle with a cover and candle snuffer, all in its signature scent Lucky, which will engulf its user with notes of white flowers and lily of the valley.
The Maison Christian Dior Lucky Luxury Gift Box (SGD988) is available exclusively at Maison Christian Dior boutique at ION Orchard.
For The Perfect Bath Time: Lush Christmas Bathtime Favourites, $145
No self care session feels complete without a relaxing bath, bath bombs in tow. For the ultimate pampering treatment, check out the Christmas Bathtime Favourites gift set from LUSH, which contains 10 bath bombs, from their classic bestsellers to Christmas renditions that make for a great Instagram story and bath time. Plus, Lush brings thoughtful sustainability to each of their gift sets - instead of the fancy packaging, each product is made with only recycled paper, recycled bottles are turned into ribbons, and glitter that is microbeads-,plastic-, and mineral oil-free. Certainly a thoughtful gift in more ways than one.
Contains: Snow Fairy Bath Bomb, Jingle Bells Bath Bomb, Butterbear Bath Bomb, Shoot for Star Bath Bomb, Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Twilight Bath Bomb, I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas Bath Bomb, Angels Delight Bath Bomb, Christmas Bath Bomb. The Lush Christmas 2020 collection is available in all stores, sg.lush.com, ZALORA Beauty and Shopee Mall
For Candle Lovers: Jo Malone Decorated Candle Collection, 200G - $385
Everyone loves receiving a lovely scented candle for Christmas, but this is the only one you’ll need to buy. Featuring three limited edition Christmas scents by Jo Malone, sweet almond and macaroon, frosted cherry and clove and roasted chestnut, which will be sure to fill any space with Christmas cheer.
The collection is available at Jo Malone London Boutiques.
The Most Useful: Glow recipe Pick Your Pop Lip Duo ($45)
Glow recipe’s best selling exfoliating to hydrating scrub-to-balm lip balms now come packaged in a pretty, limited edition shade - blueberry jam, a universally flattering purplish pink hue that also protects skin against environmental stressors, while the Watermelon Pink imbues a natural flush while delivering vitamins and amino acids to your lips.
Available exclusively at Sephora.
For A Brow Update: Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Your Brows Kit (Limited Edition), $43
This limited edition gift set features a brow gel and brow pencil for your best brows ever. This kit is easy to apply and fill in, adding volume to brows and a natural-looking matte finish that stays in place for up to 12 hours
For the Traveller: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Holiday Set (Limited Edition), $150
Travelling may be out of the picture for now, so let this Blu Mediterraneo gift set take your friend places instead. It features a sensual, italian-style fragrance that smells like a sea breeze, reminiscent of the Italian coast and its crystal-clear shores, combining aromatic notes of myrtle and basil with lemon and bergamot. The set contains a fragrance, shower gel and spray-on body lotion packaged under a gift box decorated with festive illustrations by Chinese artist Oamul.
Available at Takashimaya, escentials Paragon, escentials TANGS at Tang Plaza, escentials ION, Sephora ION, escentials.com, Tangs.com, and Sephora.com
For Some Holiday Sparkle: Fenty Beauty Fenty Glow Trio Face, Lip and Body Set - Limited Edition, $65
Just in time for some holiday sparkle, this gift set will get your friend glowing from head to toe, which features Fenty’s iconic universal rose nude shade in the bestselling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, and for the first time, its Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush and Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in Fenty Glow
For the Glow Getter: Caudalie Vinoperfect Christmas Set "The Cult Anti-Dark Spot Routine", $100
This set has all you need to rid of dark spots, even skin tone and brighten your complexion. It features Caudalie’s bestselling Vinoperfect range, including the Radiance Serum (30ml), Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream (15ml) and Dark Spot Correcting Moisturiser (15ml). All of their gift sets are also made with sustainability in mind: made with recyled plastic, paper from sustainably managed forests, and plant ink for printing.
For the One Who Wants it All: Dior Rouge Dior Couture Collection Coffret, $250
We all have that one friend who just can’t seem to make decisions - try deciding between that purplish red shade of lipstick or a coral one. Well, this makes the perfect gift for all the indecisive ones out there - this Rouge Dior Couture Collection comes with its iconic shade 999, alongside five other highly desirable rouge Dior shades. Why pick when you can have it all? The case comes beautifully adorned with snowflakes and a gold metal Dior logo, and all lipsticks come engraved with delicate snowflakes just for this festive season.
Available at all Dior counters, excluding Sephora
For Some Me-time: TWO L(I)PS Probiotic Set, $375
The skin is our largest microbiome and the first line of defence against environmental stressors, which makes it all the more important to keep it healthy. This probiotic set by TWO L(I)PS’ comes in a range of products, down from cleansing, moisturising to sun protection, in a proprietary prebiotic complex for good bacteria to thrive, down to even its most delicate microbiome, your vulva. It encourages healthy, glowy skin and fortifies it against sensitivities, oxidative stress and damaging free radicals.
For The Busy Bee: Kew Organics Eye Need You Set, $123
What with all the gatherings and celebrations this festive season, sleep can often be overlooked. One of the first signs of fatigue often shows up around our eyes, which is where this gift set comes into play. This Eye Need You Set’s got all you need to keep eyes bright and fresh throughout the festive season. It includes its Cacao Okra Age Defying Eye Serum, which is clockful of concentrated peptide and flavonoids, and Youth Enhancer Eye Mask, with Omega-6, Omega-3 and Pro-Vitamin A to combat issues from wrinkles, dark circles to water loss. The set also comes with a complimentary Sugar K Microdermabrasion Eye Treatment worth $27.
Available exclusively at Kew Organics and Sugar K Organic Peel Bar outlets,and at www.kew organics.com
For Filter-free Skin: Foreo Picture Perfect Set: LUNA 3 & Serum Serum Serum 30ml, $299
One of the most important parts of every skincare regime is cleansing, and this set takes that crucial step to the next level. Containing the LUNA 3, the silicone facial cleansing device removes up to 99.5% dirt, bacteria and oil in under a minute, and the Serum which contains microcapsule youth-preserve. Combined, it helps rid of gunk while imbuing skin with a vibrant complexion.