Your love for the people closest to your heart is priceless, but there’s surely something that can let them know exactly how much you care for them, be it getting them the skincare that they need because they’ve neglected self-care for so long, or indulging them in the most luxurious makeup that they’ve been coveting for a long time.
Need some gifting inspiration? We’ve got your back with the best presents that we know your recipients will love!
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1. belif Moisturizing Bomb Jumbo Set
Most of us would know that one sister who is always lusting over the Koreans’ glass skin, or that one brother who always has his pores clogged from using the wrong moisturiser.
belif’s moisturisers have long been touted as one of the best moisturisers for all skin types, and so we are betting that this No. 1 best-seller in South Korea will be on the wish-list for many, no matter whether it is your sibling or cousins. Of course, no one could possibly say no to an ultra-nourishing formula that hydrates the skin for 26 hours!
Don’t just stop at getting them the usual size – you can now get the Moisturising Bomb in a jumbo size, as well as eight tabs of Moisturising Bomb Powder that can be added to your moisturiser so that it transforms into an overnight sleeping mask!
belif Moisturizing Bomb Jumbo Set retails at SGD90 in all THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection stores.
2. Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum
Vitamin C is the new ingredient that everyone wants in their skincare routine, and we’re giving you a huge tip right here: this holy grail serum is 178 times more potent than traditional vitamin C!
We highly recommend this for your parents who have started to show signs of ageing, or for that jet setting friend who never bothers to keep up a skincare routine because she hates lugging products around. These capsules are incredibly travel-friendly, and of course extremely effective at brightening skin, evening tone, and protecting against premature ageing signs.
Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum retails at SGD153 for 60 capsules in Elizabeth Arden boutiques & counters, and Shopee.
3. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Many of us may have dreamed of owning a bottle of this “Miracle Water” while growing up, and it remains a staple today in many women’s skincare routines – there may even be a bottle of this sitting on your mum’s vanity table right now!
Whether it is for the die-hard Pitera fan in your family, or for a relative who has just entered adulthood, they will love the essence’s newest Fantasista Utamaro Limited Edition. The packaging pays homage to the legendary heritage story of Pitera (the miracle ingredient derived from yeast fermentation) through elements of pop culture – manga, mixed reality, and music, so you will find classic manga symbols, bright colours, and graffiti text dotted all over the bottles.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Fantasista Utamaro Limited Edition retails at SGD289 for 230ml in SK-II counters and Shopee.
4. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
When it comes to gifting, you can’t go wrong with a skincare product as iconic as the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate.
It is one of the most sought-after serums in the market, and you can be sure that the newest formulation will win over even more fans. Enhanced with seven Pre and Probiotic fractions that act on the skin microbiome to promote faster active recovery, and coming in a more lightweight texture that is rapidly absorbed by skin, your loved one is guaranteed to see results in just a week – just imagine the delighted look on their face when they see such amazing results!
Our editor and 20 readers rated this 4.5 out of 5 stars after trying it out for a week – read their honest reviews to see why they would highly recommend this serum.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum retails at SGD130 for 30ml, SGD175 for 50ml, SGD230 for 75ml, and SGD315 for 115ml at Lancôme counters.
5. Bong Bong Friends Sun Cushion
Got a young child who can’t stop playing with your makeup stash, but are worried that your products may contain ingredients that are not good for her skin?
Korean beauty brand, Bong Bong Friends, was carefully formulated to create makeup with clean, safe, and non-toxic formulas. They only use the most natural and organic ingredients to give kids a quality introduction to creative makeup. The product range is also EWG, SGS, CGMP, and Nail Patent certified to ensure each and every product has been formulated in the safest and most sustainable manner.
Get your young one started early on the importance of sun care with Bong Bong Friends Sun Cushion. Packed with SPF50+ PA++++ and EWG-approved ingredients, this compact cushion protects skin against harmful UV rays while brightening your kid’s skin for a fresh and clear complexion. The adorable rice cake puff is also antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it reduces the risk of transferring bacteria to your child’s delicate skin!
Bong Bong Friends Sun Cushion retails at SGD31 in selected Guardian stores and online.
6. Sooryehan Ginseng Line
Ginseng is not only a good way to boost your parents’ or partner’s health – it is also one of the most revered methods of strengthening skin so that it looks smooth, radiant, and younger over time.
Sooryehan is a new Korean skincare brand that infuses ginseng and other traditional Korean herbs in each bottle. Their Ginseng Line helps revitalise skin to its healthy, glowing condition by harnessing the essence of wood-cultivated ginseng, which contain twice the amount of Ginsenoside that gives skin its vitality.
Sooryehan Ginseng First Essence retails at SGD69, Ginseng Essence at SGD142, and Ginseng Cream at SGD117 in selected THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection stores.
7. Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Life
There’s no better way to tell your wife how much you love her by letting her live the trophy Wife Life this season with this gift-worthy limited-edition set inspired by Fenty Beauty’s iconic gold shade, Trophy Wife.
With six full-size must-haves for eyes, cheeks, and lips, all in Fenty Beauty’s universal iconic gold shade and packed in a chic black patent leather bag, your loved one will look every bit as glamorous and brilliant as you know her to be.
Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Life retails at SGD105 in Sephora stores and online.
8. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour (Rouge Louboutin)
A pair of classic black Christian Louboutin heels with red soles may not be within everyone’s budget, but you still can fulfil your girlfriend’s dream with an item that comes pretty close at just a fraction of the price – the Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour!
Inspired by Middle Eastern antiquities and the iconic heels, the Velvet Matte Lip Colour works as well as it looks. Offering an opulent colour and soft-touch feel with non-drying comfort, anyone can look like a superstar for hours on end with just a swipe of pigment across the lips.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour (Rouge Louboutin) retails at SGD142 in the Christian Louboutin Beauty counter at TANGS at Tang Plaza, and www.tangs.com.
Fragrances, hair and body care
9. Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Collection
Shopping for mothers and mothers-in-law with refined tastes can be one of life’s hardest challenges, but Jo Malone London has presented a golden gift idea – think sweet notes of English Pear and delicate citrus fragrance from the Freesia flower in not just one, but three products!
We highly recommend indulging an older relative, your wife, or best friend with this set of Cologne (30ml), Body & Hand Wash (100ml) and a Body Crème (50ml), because no one will complain about smelling like heaven everyday!
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Collection retails at SGD218 in all Jo Malone London boutiques.
10. Clarins Aroma Spa Collection
For the busy bees who are perpetually stressed but can never make the time to relax at a spa, remind them to treat themselves right this Christmas with Clarins Aroma Spa Collection.
In addition to the pleasure of relaxation, moisturised, firmer, and more toned skin is also within reach when you use the relaxing bath shower concentrate, an invigorating and toning body balm, and a delectable orange, geranium and spearmint scented candle – it’s like pampering yourself in a spa, except that you don’t have to step out of the house at all!
Clarins Aroma Spa Collection retails at SGD95 in Clarins boutiques and counters.
11. Dior Lucky Bath Line
Besides being able to revel in the delicious scents of white flowers and lily-of-the-valley, your recipient is also receiving the gift of good luck for the year ahead when you present them with Dior’s new Lucky Bath Line.
Here’s why: Christian Dior was very superstitious and would sew a sprig of lily-of-the-valley into the hem of his Haute Couture dresses for good luck, and these new bath creations carry the olfactory trail of the namesake fragrance that is made with – you guessed it – lily-of-the-valley.
Dior Lucky Body Crème retails at SGD140, Lucky Liquid Body Soap at SGD80, and Bar Soap at SGD55 in Maison Christian Dior (ION Orchard).
12. Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori
This perfume is a garden in a bottle: it opens with delicate white floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine that are complemented by tuberose, and complemented with base notes of damask rose and orris.
If you know someone who loves strong and sweet scents, or who always wishes she could grow her own garden of beautiful blooms, this would make the perfect gift!
Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori retails at SGD175 for 50ml and SGD235 for 100ml in all major department stores including Tangs, Takashimaya, Robinsons, Metro, and BHG Bugis.
13. Bvlgari Parfums Omnia Amethyste
The gem in your life deserves a gem of a fragrance as well. Inspired by the shimmering hues of the amethyst gemstone, this popular floral Eau de Toilette smells exactly like iris and rose gardens covered with fresh morning dew, making this a fresh scent that both mature ladies and young gals will appreciate.
This fragrance set also includes two body lotions with the same refreshing scent so that the recipient can exude refined vibes from head to toe!
Bvlgari Parfums Omnia Amethyste retails at SGD149 in all major department stores, Sephora stores and online.
14. Neal’s Yard Remedies Balance Body & Mind Relaxing Ritual
Know a dear friend who has been working a little too hard this year? Reward them with a set of body care products that can help them to stop, rebalance, and take care of themselves this festive season!
The balancing blends and relaxing essential oils will help to align the body and mind for the perfect calming sanctuary so that your loved one can recharge and get ready for the new year.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Balance Body & Mind Relaxing Ritual retails at SGD82 in their counter at Takashimaya and Shopee.
15. Tiffany & Love Fragrance
Matchy couple items are not restricted to fashion items – with the latest Tiffany & Love fragrances, you too can pair your own fragrance with your partner’s!
The Tiffany & Love fragrances are crafted by a duo of perfumers and are said to express the magnetism and electricity of love. Each fragrance has its own unique structure (For Him is a citrusy aromatic fragrance with a wood-infused base, while For Her is a modern woody floral scent), but both share a common hero ingredient – the blue sequoia, an evergreen tree with silvery-blue foliage.
16. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
You’ve heard at least one family member raving about this tool ever since it was launched, and they have probably never stopped talking about how much they want to own one so that they can have the best hair ever.
If you are tired of the subtle hints that your wife has been dropping you, or really want to shorten her morning routine because she takes way too long everyday, you know that the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is one of the best ways to put a smile on her face.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer retails at SGD599 in Sephora stores and online.
17. LG Pra L. Derma LED Mask
This LED Mask has created ripples of excitement among skincare junkies and possibly even techies. Using the power of LED light to firm your skin, this mask works like an at-home facial so that you can pamper yourself anytime, anywhere.
We know you’d keep this for yourself if you could, so here’s the plan: you buy this for a family member you love, and you may even get to use it… occasionally! Read our review of the LG Pra L. Derma LED Mask and other devices in the series.
LG Pra L. Derma LED Mask retails at SGD1,349 in Tangs at Tang Plaza, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Jem, and Krisshop.
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