Last-minute gifts that don’t look like you don’t care. We’ve listed down 13 great gifts for your closest friends!

Christmas is drawing dear and it means that we only have a few days left to find the perfect gift for the ones we love.

If you’re having a little bit of trouble figuring out what to get for your close girl friends or if you didn’t have the time to do your Christmas shopping early this year, don’t panic! Here’s a list of gift ideas you can easily find at your next trip as your last-minute options (and yet they don’t look like a “last resort” at all)

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1. Laneige Milky Way BB Cushion

You know you’re BFFs if you even know her foundation shade. If your gal pal loves the dewy finish that BB cushions offer, consider this awesome gift! Nothing beats receiving a useful gift and it certainly helps that it comes in such beautiful packaging for the festive season. This retails at SGD39.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Kissy Missy

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Benefit Cosmetics comes out with some of the best gift sets for the holiday season every year and one of our favourites is the Kissy Missy set. It contains two of their popular They’re Real Mascaras, and two of the iconic lip and cheek tints- Benetint  and Lollitint. This set is perfect for the friend who loves makeup! You can get your hands on the Kissy Missy set from Sephora stores or online. This retails at SGD46.

3. Fancl Moisturising Set I or II

Fancl is known for being gentle on the skin so this skincare set would definitely be suitable for any skin type. You won’t have to worry about it not being able to work for your friend’s skin. Besides, skincare sets are good value for money and they’re good for travel too! You can get this set from the Fancl counter at Isetan Scotts Level 1, Robinsons Raffles City Level 1,  Suntec City, West Wing #01-K1,  and VivoCity, #01-K1/K2 at SGD78.

4. 10 days of Clinique

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It is what you think it is – 10 of Clinique’s best-selling products at just SGD72! Even though they’re in travel sizes, it’s always useful to keep them for the next vacation, and is the best way to try out Clinique products before purchasing those you like in full sizes. Your friend might just find her next holy grail moisturiser or lip product – and it’s all thanks to your Christmas gift! You can get this set from Clinique counters.

5. Crème Simon Brightening Challenge Set

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We all have that one friend who takes her brightening skincare routine very seriously. If you have a friend like this (you know when her name comes up when you read the previous sentence), get for her the Brightening Challenge Set from Crème Simon that claims to help one achieve brighter skin in just 7 days! You can get this set online at SGD128.

6. Fresh Sugar Lip Spree

If you’re familiar with Fresh lip balms, you would know that they’re one of the best in the market and they can be quite pricey. This set comes with five lip balms worth SGD87 but retailing at just SGD64! The best part? They come in tinted and nude variants so your friend can have options, according to her makeup that day. There’s also a lip polish in the set to help her achieve even more kissable lips. Fresh boutiques are located at ION Orchard and Raffles City Shopping Centre.

7. Origins Mask Marvels

Origins is well known for its suite of masks, with many of them much raved about by digital influencers. Get this set at SGD68 (UP: SGD92) and your best friend will be able to try out some of Origins’ best-selling masks, such as the Drink Up-Intensive Overnight Mask, and the Clear Improvement Charcoal Clay Mask. Click here to find out where to purchase this set!

8. Bobbi Brown Party Prep Skincare Set

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The key to a long-lasting makeup look is if you prep your base well. If your BFF wears makeup often and for long hours either for events or work, she’ll definitely find this set useful!

Unbeknownst to many, Bobbi Brown doesn’t just carry great makeup products, but also has a range of skincare products, especially those for preparing the skin before makeup application. The set comes with Bobbi Brown’s best-selling Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, a mini Radiance Boost Mask, Lip Balm, and a mini Extra Hand Cream. This retails at SGD139. Click here to find out where to purchase this set!

9. Porcelain Power Trio Skincare Set

Porcelain Power Trio, $299 copy

For the skincare aficionado in your group of friends, this set will not disappoint. Most people would probably recognise Porcelain as a facial spa; the brand also has its own line of skincare products that are designed for Asian skin. This skincare set comes with three of Porcelain’s products that aim to balance, soothe and heal the skin – a great way to prep the skin for the new year, if you ask us! This set retails at SGD299 (UP: SGD439.50) and is available at Porcelain outlets at Orchard Gateway and Cantonment Road.

10. Michael Kors Collection Sexy Designed Bag Set

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Have a friend who’s obsessed with Michael Kors? You know it from the number of Michael Kors bags and small leather goods she has collected over the years.

Here’s a gift she might appreciate. This beautifully packaged gift set includes the Michael Kors’ Sexy Amber EDP Spray (100ml), Body Lotion, Dual Ended EDM Gloss Rollerball (Sexy Amber EDP 6ml and Lipluster in 6ml in the shade “Siren”). Michael Kors also designed the bag that the products come in!

This set retails at SGD168. Click here to find out where to purchase this set!

11. Lancôme Tres La Nuit EDP Prestige Set

6-fragrance-tresor-la-nuit-edp-50ml-setThe Lancôme Tres La Nuit EDP Prestige set comes with a 30ml Tres La Nuit Fragrance, body lotion and body wash. Its pretty packaging makes it a perfect Christmas gift for that sophisticated friend who enjoys a timeless scent! You can purchase this set from Lancôme counters at SGD85.

12. The Body Shop Gift Sets (Premium Selections)

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The Body Shop has an extensive gift set collection this holiday season. From an advent calendar to gift sets that come in the shape of a giant apple, there’ll definitely be a gift set from The Body Shop that will make a great gift.

The Premium gift box set, in particular, wins our favour. With five gift sets to choose from, they each contain exclusive scents for the holiday season. Each gift set is valued at SGD83.50 but only retails at SGD69! The set comes with :

  • Shower Gel 250ml
  • Body Butter 200ml
  • Body Polish 75ml
  • Body Mist 100ml
  • Hand Cream 30ml

13. Crabtree & Evelyn Pineapple Rose Cream

Get this for a friend who loves to indulge in a lovely moisturising body cream that smells divine. The best part is that it absorbs quickly, which means that she won’t have to deal with any annoying, oily residue!

If none of these sets in this list appeal to you, there are many more gift sets available in the market! Click here to find out more and where to get them from. Happy shopping! 

 

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