As the season of giving is upon us, we start to go into a frenzy for the many Christmas presents that we have to buy. As you’re reading this, you’ve probably already been roped into a couple of gift exchanges. Be it for an office party or a gathering with friends, it’s likely that there are Christmas stockings for you to fill. If you’re starting feel stressed from having to decide on a gift that’s pocket-friendly and presentable so you won’t get dirty looks from anyone – fret not! We’ve compiled a list of nine chic gifts under SGD10 to help you tide through this gifting season.
1. Crabtree & Evelyn Scented Sachets
Ideal for the fragrance fiend, these limited edition Crabtree & Evelyn scented sachets are available in two scents: Festive Fig and Spiced Earl Grey. Whether you hang them in a wardrobe or pop one in the drawer, they will surely be a pleasant surprise to your senses. Priced at SGD10 each, these sachets are available at all Crabtree and Evelyn boutiques.
2. Innisfree My body cherry blossom miniature set
Perfect for the frequent jet-setter, this must-have miniature body care set comes in two delightful fragrances. Choose from either the classic Cherry Blossom for a fresh fruity and floral scent, or Cotton Flower for a warm powdery fragrance just right for this sweater season. For a jolly SGD10, this set includes a Body Cleanser (60ml), Body Lotion (60ml) and a luffa sponge. With every purchase, Innisfree also offers a limited edition DIY Music Box Kit for just SGD2. For every box sold, Innisfree will donate SGD2 to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The above products are available in Innisfree outlets.
3. Sweet Snuggles Trio Bottles
For the huggers-at-heart, give the gift of warm snuggles in the form of this shower gel set. Designed just for this festive season, these shower gels come in the sweet scents of X’mas Cookie, Double Chocolate and Vanilla. Retailing at only SGD6.90, this cute gift is available online here and in Watsons stores.
4. The Body Shop Reggie Sponge
Meet Reggie! Introduced in the Summer of 2016, The Body Shop adopted the Red-shanked douc (in case you haven’t already guessed, it’s a monkey) as their representative beneficiary. After losing their habitat, it has become difficult for isolated animals like Reggie, Sumatran Tigers and Orangutans to find their mates. As such, The Body Shop has dedicated itself to building bio-bridges between damaged habitats to help these endangered animals. With every gift purchased, The Body Shop will be able to continue building these bio-bridges and help restore rainforests in Vietnam and Indonesia. These sponges are sold separately and retail at SGD8, available in The Body Shop outlets.
5. Sephora ornament lip gloss
Add a stylish sparkle to both your Christmas tree and luscious lips this season with Sephora’s ornament lip gloss! Packaged in a cute little disco ball, this lip gloss comes in a universally flattering pink shade that carries a subtle shimmer. This bright and joyful gift is the perfect stocking-stuffer for all your beauty-obsessed friends. Apart from its small size, this gift is also pocket-friendly at SGD9 – available online here and in at Sephora outlets.
6. Burt’s Bees lip balm
Enriched with the goodness of natural oils, Burt’s Bees lip balm is a winning gift because everyone needs something that can moisturise, nourish and hydrate their lips. Even after being in the market for 32 years, this product continues to be a fan-favourite as its iconic tube can be found in the handbags of many. Retailing at SGD10, Burt’s Bees lip balm is available both in stores at Sephora and online.
7. Sephora scented bath confetti
Throw a party – in the bathroom – with this scented bath confetti and have some bubbly fun! Scented with cotton flower, these pink confetti drops that melt in bathwater will fill the air with a crisp and subtle aroma to thoroughly soothe the your mind and body. At SGD6, this gift is great as part of Christmas gift basket as well! Available online here and in Sephora outlets.
8. Hello Kitty Pocket Sanitiser
If you’re still unsure after browsing through our gift guides, this Hello Kitty Pocket Sanitiser has the best of both worlds. Not only is it highly functional as it helps to kill 99.9% of germs leaving your skin clean and healthy, its adorable design also makes it a great accessory. Retailing at SGD3.90, this product is available online here and in Guardian outlets.
9. Romantic Dream Juicy Fruity Lip Balm Set
Even though we don’t experience winter in Singapore, many of us often spend hours in air-conditioned rooms and are exposed to dry conditions. Show your consideration for your loved ones with this gift set that promises to pamper. Delightfully packaged as macarons, these lip balms will help to protect and moisturise dry lips. Each set is retailing at only SGD3.90, and are available online here and in Guardian outlets.
DV Tip: A study by University College London (UCL) found that gift receivers were more appreciative upon receiving gifts that reflected the gift giver’s personality and preferences. This works in the instance when you would like to introduce your similarly beauty-obsessed friend to your favourite brand. Simply include a handwritten note sharing that this is also a product which you absolutely love. She is more likely to appreciate your gift regardless of the value. So with that, don’t judge a present by its price tag ;) and Merry Christmas, everyone!