Finding the perfect gift for the people you love most is tough. While you know them the best, you find it hard to find something that represents how you feel towards them.
Read on for a list of 10 luxurious gifts that we have specially curated. They aren’t just affordable, but also carry special meanings that will tell your loved ones just how much you appreciate them. Find these gifts and more in our #AllIWantForChristmas gift guide!
For the one you wish all the happiness to
Who’s the first person that came to your mind when you saw the line above? It may be your mum, sister, or best friend who has always stood by you. You love to see her smile and for all that she has done for you, you believe she deserves the finest things in the world. Embellish her twinkling eyes and splendid smile with a gorgeous makeup set that accentuates her beautiful features.
Shop smart and bring home the Estée Lauder Glamour Is Golden set, which is available at only SGD80 with every SGD50 purchase. Worth SGD368 (this gives you a 78% savings!), the set includes everything she needs to dazzle on a night out: nine best-selling eyeshadows, the Double Wear Extreme Mascara, two full-sized lipsticks , and the Pure Color Envy Lip Gloss all in an exclusive golden evening clutch.
Complete this gift: Add a note that tells her you look forward to more fun evenings together!
Did you know that the nutcracker represents good luck according to German tradition, and this is why gifting your loved one with the M·A·C Nutcracker Sweet Retro Matte Kit (SGD110) represents the best wishes you have for her. Besides the great symbolism, she will love its exquisite design featuring fuchsia and burgundy prints with embroidered gold accents. Available in classic red and plum, each kit contains a Retro Matte liquid lip colour, Retro Matte Lipstick in a limited edition shade, and an Upward Lash that volumises lashes.
Complete this gift: Share with her the symbolism of nutcracker and let her know you wish for the best of luck for her in 2017.
Nobody can resist a glass of good wine or a piece of fine chocolate. Want a calorie-free option that satisfies just as much – if not more? Whoever receives the Bobbi Brown Wine Palette or Chocolate Palette (SGD90 each) will be thrilled. The Wine Palette features luxurious, full-bodied shades in matte and shimmer-infused textures to help create the perfect holiday eye makeup. And the Chocolate Palette? You’ll love the decadent look you can create with its rich, warm chocolate shades. For the first time ever, Bobbi Brown has also included three shades of Intense Pigment Liner that complement the palettes respectively.
Complete this gift: Add a note that reminds her that your relationship is like fine wine and chocolate – while it may sometimes be bittersweet, it always leaves a warm feeling and gratifying aftertaste.
Bonus: If your favourite person has a fuss-free makeup routine, why not send her a box of happiness? We are talking about the Clinique Happy Couple set that contains the iconic Clinique Happy Perfume Spray, a delightful scent with hints of citrus and flowers, as well as a hydrating Body Cream, packed in a cheery orange box. The duo is valued at SGD72, but retails at just SGD55.
For the leading man in your life
He doesn’t usually make a holiday wish list and you’re often left wondering what’s on his mind. Whether it’s your dad, brother, partner or best guy friend, he’ll love a practical gift that also shows your appreciation for him.
If he is looking to supercharge his grooming regime with an upgraded set of products, present him with the Lab Series Expert Skincare Set (SGD203). It contains a vitamin-enriched Multi-Action Face Wash that purifies and conditions skin, a Rescue Water Lotion with hydrating and brightening properties, an Age Rescue + Face Lotion that minimises lines and discolourations while restoring elasticity, and a Future Rescue Repair Serum that helps repair the look of skin today and for the future.
Complete this gift: Thank him for all the care he’s given you and that it’s his turn to be pampered by you – with this quality gift.
You can also consider the Clinique Great Skin For Him set. It consists of a Face Scrub to prep his skin, Aloe Shave Gel to calm razor burn, a Face Wash, and a lightweight Moisturiser with SPF21. These daily essentials are valued at SGD120 but retail at SGD85.
Complete this gift: Add a note that tells him the gift reminds you of your relationship with him – absolutely essential but totally fuss-free! Also let him know you hope he’ll think of you each morning when he uses these products.
For someone you don’t see often but care about a lot
It’s your sister who’s working overseas, or maybe it’s a friend who juggles too many things to have time to meet up often. Nonetheless, you want to let her know that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and she’s always on your mind.
Pamper her silly with the Estée Lauder Have It All set. Worth SGD469 but retailing at only SGD99 with every SGD120 purchase (79% savings!), this is the perfect gift for the ultimate indulgence.
This must-have collection consists of 23 Pure Color Envy lip shades (including three full-sized lipsticks), a palette with 16 eyeshadow shades and three blushes, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (the #1 repair serum from Estée Lauder!), full-sized Pure Color Envy Lip Gloss, full-sized Double Wear Mascara, Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Power Soft Creme, and Modern Muse EDP. The luxurious set is put together in a beautiful travel case and will delight every woman who receives it this Christmas.
Complete this gift: Warm her heart with a handwritten note with list of the many times she’s stood by you, and let her know that even this opulent gift can’t sufficiently show how much you appreciate her.
If you’re looking for a gift that matches her sense of optimism and tenacity, consider the Tory Burch Luxe Holiday Set (SGD186). The star of the set is the Tory Burch Signature EDP Spray, which is the first fragrance Tory Burch has created. The scent reflects brightness and optimism with its citrus and fruity notes, while retaining a down-to-earth vibe thanks to the addition of vetiver, inspired by her father’s signature scent. Accompanying the 100ml EDP spray is a Body Lotion (225ml) and Deluxe Mini (7ml), put together in a ready-to-gift blush pink package with Tory’s medallion logo.
Complete this gift: Let her know the gift reminds you of her strong and positive demeanour. It will give more meaning to her each time she uses the fragrance.
Stress and inadequate rest can take a toll on her skin. Since you can’t always be there to tell her so, present her with the Origins Plantscription All-star Anti-Ager Set. This set consists of the Origins Plantscription cleanser, treatment lotion, serum, eye cream and cream, valued at SGD294, but retailing at just SGD168. She can look forward to younger-looking skin in 2017!
Complete this gift: Add a note to remind her that her busy schedule shouldn’t get in the way of caring for herself. And whenever she feels weary, she can always turn to you.
Fragrances make great gifts because the recipient will be reminded of your love whenever she wears the scent you’ve given. Make sure your thoughts for her accompany her every day with the Estée Lauder Modern Muse Travel Collection (SGD48). Consisting of four popular EDP Purse Sprays (Modern Muse Le Rouge, Modern Muse, Modern Muse Chic, and Modern Muse Gloss) in an exclusive box, she will be spoilt for choice with an updated fragrance wardrobe.
Complete this gift: Let her know your strong relationship is like a great fragrance – the sweetness of your love for each other always lingers on your mind, even if on those days you don’t get to see her.