We often forget to thank our best friends for being by our side through rain and shine, and Christmas may be the best opportunity for us to show them our gratitude.
We want to shower them with our love through gifts, but with every passing year, it gets challenging to top off the previous ones.
This year, you can place your trust on us as we curate a list of only the best gifts you can get for your best friend! A warning first: You might end up getting one for yourself too!
For the hardworking friend who deserves a good rest
1. Net-a-porter Ultimate Nighttime Pampering Gift Set
This exclusive gift set is curated by Net-A-Porter’s own team of expert buyers, so, your best friend is definitely set for a good night’s sleep.
Start off with a relaxing shower using the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil. Get comfy and slip into the Ultra Soft and Absorbent, Hanro Plush Terry Robe. The Lanolips Multipurpose Super Balm is an essential item that should be included in your best friend’s nighttime routine as it helps to hydrate chapped lips as well as, dry skin. Before heading to bed, put on the Slip’s Silk Eye Mask to ensure undisturbed rest. Plus points for it being made out of silk too, since the skin around the eye area is very delicate!
Retails for USD285 (about SGD384) and is available at Net-A-Porter. (Shipping fee applies.)
For the friend who loves to follow a good ol’ skincare routine
2. Kiehl’s Flower Power
Kiehl’s, as we all know, is a brand that offers only the finest and naturally-derived ingredients in its formulations.
For the ladies with dry skin, the Kiehl’s Flower Power set will be your skin saviour! Calendula, the main star of this line, is an ingredient known for its anti-bacterial properties which helps promote fast healing and regeneration of new skin cells. Besides that, it also deeply hydrates the skin so that it’ll be left looking and feeling supple and fresh.
This set includes the alcohol-free Calendula Toner (250ml) , Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque (100ml), Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (30ml), Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (7ml), and Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA ++++ (5ml).
Retails for SGD121 (Worth SGD145) and is available at all Kiehl’s stores and online, and free standing counters. (While Stocks Lasts)
3. Clinique Great Skin Home & Away
Bringing full-sized skincare products on vacation or anywhere really, can be a bit of a hassle. Clinique has made it easier for all of us with their Great Skin Home & Away set as it comprises of three skincare products that in both full sizes and travel sizes! Now, you can bring the travel-sized products without having to worry about having enough space for them.
This set is formulated for combination to oily skin types, and comes with the Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula (200ml & 30ml), Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator 3 (487ml & 60ml), and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (125ml & 30ml).
Retails for SGD150 and is available at all Sephora stores, Sephora online, and Clinique free standing stores (while stocks lasts).
4. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX set
The Red & Gold hues of the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX Skincare Set’s packaging really sets the mood for the holiday season. Besides the gorgeous packaging, we love that this skincare set is made up of some of the bestsellers from the Korean brand.
Formulated with JAUM Balancing Complex and five core herbal ingredients, the First Care Activating Serum (90ml) helps to nourish and rejuvenate dull and mature skin. The Essential Balancing Water (15ml) is a gel toner that absorbs quickly into the skin while providing the skin with long-lasting hydration. Elements of Mountain Peony and Yai Jiu Hua in the Essential Balancing Emulsion (15ml) helps to clarify and improve skin texture. Skin Resilience Fundamentals are formulated into the Essential Firming Cream EX (15ml) to achieve and overall younger-looking skin!
What better way to show your appreciation than by showing your best friend’s skin some love?
Retails for SGD155 and is available at physical Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters (while stocks lasts).
5. The Face Shop Holiday Special The Therapy First Serum Set
Another contender to combat the signs of ageing is, The Face Shop Holiday Special The Therapy First Serum Set.
Made with blends of French Sea Water & Natural Essential Oils, the Therapy First Serum (200ml) gently exfoliates and quenches dehydrated skin. You can also find thirty pieces of the Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pad in this set. They are soft pads made from fine jade particles; perfect to apply your toner with! With its gel-like texture, the Essential Formula Emulsion (32ml) doubles up as both a toner and a booster. It is free from 10 additives that cause skin irritation and keeps rough & flaky skin at bay. Apply the Essential Tonic Treatment (32ml) for radiant and supple-looking skin!
Retails for SGD47.90 and is available at all The Face Shop stores (while stocks lasts).
6. Porcelain Pampering Mask Set
The Pampering Mask Set from Porcelain is the ultimate trio that will leave your skin radiant and glowing from within.
After cleansing your face, apply the Porcelain Revive Natural Skin Refiner (50ml). This is a gentle exfoliator made from natural enzymes that helps to remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell renewal for better absorption of mask’s active ingredients. The Porcelain Revital Eyes Multi-Peptide Silk Mask (2 pieces) contains ten active ingredients that helps to counteract the effects of stress & ageing by reducing fluid buildup and boosting micro-circulation. To top it off, apply the Porcelain Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask (2 pieces). This mask is oil-free, provides the moisture that your skin needs and doubles up well as an eye mask!
Retails for SGD159 (worth SGD198) and is available at all Porcelain outlets.
For the friend who deserves to be pampered all year round
7. FTV Cosmetics Facial and Makeover Services
No matter how well you know your best friend, it can get tricky finding the perfect gift for them. If you are feeling lost and don’t know where to start, check out FTV Cosmetics! They offer a variety services that will pamper your best friend.
The Crystal Hydration Facial Treatment uses products from the brand that provide an intensive shot of moisture to dehydrated and tired skin. In addition, Photon LED Light Therapy is used to stimulate micro-circulation and promote collagen production to help repair damaged skin.
Besides that, you can also book a Makeover for your best friend. This is the perfect opportunity to experiment and try out the new look that they’ve been putting off for a while. Another great excuse to prepare for the new year too!
FYI, Both services are fully redeemable; Your best friend can select key products to bring home in order to recreate the makeup look and help maintain skincare treatment effects!
FTV’s Crystal Hydration Facial Treatment retails for SGD288 whilst FTV’s Makeover retails for SGD180. Both services available at FTV Cosmetics Store, located at 313@somerset and Wisma Atria.
8. EstheClinic services
We may often neglect caring for our skin and body, especially if you’re loaded with work. Help her remember her me-time by gifting her with treatment sessions from EstheClinic. Services includes: Glow To Go IPL Body Whitening Treatment (underarms & bikini area) and Glow To Go IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment (face and neck). To maintain treatment effects, you can also purchase the limited edition Gift of Glow Skincare Set which includes three full sized products from the Eladerm cosmeceuticals range.
Glow To Go IPL Body Whitening Treatment retails at SGD150 per session for underarms and SGD200 per session for Brazilian Bikini Area. (Recommended to a series of 6 to 10 sessions)
Glow To Go IPL Facial Rejuvenation Treatment retails at SGD250 per session for the face and SGD320 per session for the face and neck. (Recommended to a series of 6 to 8 sessions)
Complementary IPL Rejuvenation Treatment retails at a starting price of SGD75 per session for the hands and area around the neck.
EstheClinic The Gift of Glow Skincare Set retails at SGD228 (RSP: SGD270). This set includes Eladerm Le Serum CosmeLED Global Anti-Ageing Serum, La Creme CosmeLED Global Anti-ageing Cream, and Le DermaBooster.
Services are available at all EstheClinic outlets.
For the friend who is a makeup junkie
9. Make Up Store Brush Set
The Make Up Store Brush Set just screams CHIC with its Rose Gold theme. It comes with a makeup bag and five makeup brushes. These brushes will provide you with a seamless makeup application and we’re sure she’ll want to bring them everywhere to flaunt their beautiful appearance.
Retails for SGD89 and is available at all Make Up Store outlets . (While Stocks Lasts)
10. Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette
Transitioning from day to night makeup is so much easier with this lipstick palette around. Besides being known for its creamy texture and amazing payoff, it also hydrates and enhances your natural lips.
There are twelve beautiful shades with different finishes: 6 Metallized, 5 Comfort Matte and 1 Mega Matte.
The Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette has a perfect combination of dark, sultry hues, safe neutrals and bold brights. If the colour is not to your liking, you can experiment and mix shades using the retractable lip brush provided. This palette was designed with a special stair-step effect, perfect for wiping any excess lipstick off the brush and an attached cover, to keep the product free from mess.
Shades include crowd favourites like Banger, Amulet, Big Bang, and 714.
Retails for SGD58 and is available at all Sephora stores, Sephora online, and Urban Decay free standing stores (while stocks last).
11. Marc Jacobs Lipstick Jungle Le Marc Lip Crème Vault
This stylish set includes thirteen rich shades of Marc Jacob’s Revolutionary 10-hour long-wear lipsticks. You’ll be amazed by how hydrating and buttery it feels, despite its vibrant colour payoff. Did we also mention that all these products are also encased in a bold and beautiful clutch featuring the leopard prints from Marc’s extensive fabric archives? What a way to pull of a holiday look!
The Lipstick Jungle Le Marc Lip Crème Vault includes coveted shades like Sonic Truth, No Angel, Slow Burn, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Georgie Girl, So Sofia, Willful, Boy Gorgeous, Miss Scarlet, Oh Miley, Blow, as well as, 2 new exclusive shades, With Love, and Oh-Coustic.
Retails for SGD350 and is exclusively available at Sephora online (while stocks last).