‘Tis the season to be jolly… unless you’re saddled with someone that you barely know for Secret Santa, that is.
Unfortunately, this is a inevitability every time the holiday season comes around, especially if you’re working for a large corporation.
If the thought of having to scour through the stores to hunt down a decent gift is stressing you out already though, fret not — here is a list of best unisex, generic gifts that are sure to suit just about anybody. Best part? These gifts are so awesome, whoever is receiving it is bound to love it.
Stress-free and satisfaction guaranteed? Check!
1. Kiehl’s Lock-In Bliss
Because what better way to show your appreciation for someone than with gifts that can be used on a everyday basis, right? It is precisely this that makes the Kiehl’s Lock-In Bliss one of this year’s top contenders when it comes to best unisex, generic gifts, really.
The set comes with the Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo, the Kiehl’s Amino Acid Conditioner, as well as the Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Oh, and the best part? It all comes in at under SGD50. Yay!
Don’t let the affordable price tag fool you when it comes to the quality of these products, either— their Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner contains a gentle yet effective formula that imparts softness and shine as it does volume, while the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve promises to moisturise dry, scaly skin with all the TLC it deserves.
The Kiehl’s Lock-In Bliss is available at all Kiehls outlets. It retails at SGD36.
2. Pixi Best Of Rose Travel Kit
It doesn’t matter if your giftee is a frequent flier or not— anyone would appreciate a travel-size skincare kit, considering how impractical it is to transfer products from one container to the other.
Whether it is truly for travelling purposes, a skincare kit for heading down to the gym, or even just for convenience’s sake, the Pixi Best Of Rose Travel Kit is sure to make an excellent addition to anyone’s routine. This one comes with their Pixi Rose Cream Cleanser, their Pixi Rose Tonic, and the Pixi Rose Flash Balm.
This trio of rose-infused favourites cleanses, tones and primes skin effortlessly, ensuring healthy, radiant skin wherever you are. Nice! Plus, who can resist such gorgeous packaging? We know we certainly can’t.
The Pixi Best Of Rose Travel Kit is available at all Sephora outlets and retails at SGD34.
3. Crabtree & Evelyn Pinkie Power
Hand creams are the absolute fail-safe present when it comes to Secret Santa, particularly when it comes in such a pretty packaging. And in multiples, too! Opt for the Crabtree & Evelyn Pinkie Powder if you’re looking for a gift that will please anyone.
This set comes with all of Crabtree & Evelyn’s most-loved hand creams, namely: the Gardeners Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy, the Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy, and the Lavender & Espresso Calming Hand Therapy.
All three are richly moisturising and smells beautifully of botanicals, with the products being formulated with super skin hydrators such as macademia seed oil and shea butter. The only difference between the three lies in scent, of course, and packaging.
And when in doubt, it’s best to provide someone with multiples so they can pick a favourite for themselves, right?
The Crabtree & Evelyn Pinkie Powder is available at all Crabtree & Evelyn outlets and retails at SGD33.
4. Sephora Once Upon A Night Fizzing Star
Christmas bauble, or bath bomb? It is both! Either way, this gorgeous Fizzing Star from Sephora is sure to make a great gift for anyone looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy the Christmas season soaking in suds. And who doesn’t want that, really?
This bad boy is also delicately scented and promises to do wonders for the skin. And besides, if anything, it works great as a decorative piece for the office as well. Can you say multi-functional?
The Sephora Once Upon A Night Fizzing Star is available at all Sephora outlets and retails at SGD10.
5. Innisfree DIY Christmas Stocking Kit
Need something affordable, adorable, and also shows more sincerity? Well, go for the Innisfree DIY Christmas Stocking Kit, then! This one costs just SGD10 by itself, or SGD2 with any purchase from the Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection.
You’ll be able to decorate it yourself with iron-on patches, stickers, and tags provided, of course, though we recommend you bust out your tools if you’d like to exhibit some creativity. Fill ‘er up with whatever other stocking stuffers you have, or simply present it to anyone who enjoys an adorable Christmas aesthetic!
Each purchase of said DIY Christmas Stocking also helps add a little good into the world— the money goes to children and families affected by cancer.
The Innisfree DIY Christmas Stocking Kit is available at all Innisfree outlets. It retails at SGD10 and SG2 with any purchase from the Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection.
6. The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Trio
We don’t know about you, but there’s nothing that feels more like Christmas than smelling candy canes, marshmallows, and winter forest berries in the air.
Love that scent, or know someone who does? Well, then channel the holiday season by gifting someone with this The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Trio, which literally smells like Christmas in a tin. Not only do the products soften and smoothen skin, they also make users smell heavenly in the mean time. Sounds indulgent to us!
The Body Shop Festive Butter Trio is available at all The Body Shop outlets and retails at SGD26.
7. Laniege Lip Care Set
Dry, chapped lips is something everyone faces regardless of gender (and especially in Singapore’s hot and humid weather), which thus makes the Laneige Lip Care Set one of the best unisex, generic gifts for Secret Santa this year.
This sleek packaging comes with two Lip Glowy Balms in Grapefruit and Berry, as well as two Lip Sleeping Masks in Berry and Mint Choco. Mm! Sounds delicious already.
While the guys might not have much use for the Glowy Balms, you can rest easy knowing that the colours are pretty subtle and won’t show up much. If not, they can always gift it to female friends in their lives while holding on to the Lip Sleeping Masks.
Trust us, you’ll be puckering up in no time with a great gift set such as this.
The Laneige Lip Care Set is available all Laneige boutiques as well as at selected Sephora outlets. It retails at SGD39.
8. Etude House Tiny Twinkle Colourful Scent Hand Cream Set
This set of mini hand creams are so adorable, everyone is sure to love them! All six variants also comes with a subtle scent that claims to leave skin feeling moisturised, smooth, and oh-so-supple.
Give it to someone who is looking for a travel-sized hand cream to pop into their bag, or anyone who likes having multiple options with them when they’re out and about for maximum convenience. Failing that, it is sure to look great on just about anyone’s desk or vanity, too! It’s a win-win for everyone, especially considering how there are multiple options to choose from.
The Etude House Tiny Twinkle Colourful Scent Hand Cream Set is available at all Etude House outlets and retails at SGD39.