There are just some Christmas gifts that are so cute you can’t help but want to keep it for yourself after you’ve bought it for someone! We’ve shortlisted 10 cutest gifts we’ve seen this season that you can buy for your family and friends (and perhaps for yourself too?)
For your (kissable) girl-friends
1. Clinique Sweet Kissers (SGD90)
This collection of Chubby Stick and Chubby Stick Intense chubbettes in the five pleasant shades are sure to be juicy treats for the lips! Each chubbette is loaded with mango and shea butter, ensuring a comfortable and smooth finish. A perfect gift for any of your girl friends!
2. M·A·C Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit (SGD68)
The M·A·C Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit is the perfect choice for the classy and elegant. Each set comes with four mini Matte & Satin Lipsticks in candy cane red shades. It comes in a stylish little box featuring a fuchsia and burgundy design with gold accents.
3. Etude House My Little Nut Kissful Lip Care 3-item Set (SGD21)
Legend has it that a nutcracker exudes strength and guards people against danger, so they were given to loved ones as keepsakes to bring good luck and protection to them. This lip balm set is sure to please those who might be going for a winter holiday this season, and bless them with good luck too.
Check out our feature of the collection here!
Usher in some joyful cheer
4. Shu Uemura x Murakami Cleansing Oil (SGD 55 for 150 ml; SGD 125 for 450 ml)
In this 2016 holiday collection, Shu Uemura collaborated with Takashi Murakami and one of his most iconic motifs: the “FLOWER”. His “FLOWER” represents love, hope, peace, and the pulse of poetry and magic in this world.
Celebrate Christmas with these lively colours and imagery on the best-selling Shu Uemura clarifying cleansing oil that wipes off all impurities and stubborn makeup for a clean and blemish free complexion!
5. Lapcos x SmileyWorld Toc Toc Cream Blusher (SGD36.90)
For Christmas this year, Lapcos Singapore has partnered with The Smiley Company to produce a range of limited LAPCOS X SMILEY WORLD collection. This “smiley” blusher is a cream blusher and applicator in one – simply squeeze the tube lightly to dispense the cream blusher liquid, then lightly pat on the cheeks or a fresh and moist, flushed water colour that looks natural and even. This gift will surely bring a smile to whoever is receiving it!
The best thing: part of the proceeds from Smiley products will go to their charity, Smiley Fund, for various campaigns and projects (you may visit smileyfund.org for more details).
The collection is available at Sasa stores and BHG Bugis and Tampines.
6. Benefit Cosmetics Girls Gone Wow (SGD81)
What better gift than the best-selling benefit products all in one adorable tin? Each tin contains Benefit’s they’re real! mascara, mink-brown tinted eyelash primer, gimme brow (volumising eyebrow gel), and benetint (a sexy cheek and lip tint). And not forgetting everyone’s all-time favourite: the POREfessional face primer!
Bring out the festivity in a special someone’s home
7. Innisfree Wish Scented Candle
If you know someone preparing to host an Christmas party, this might be the perfect gift that can add a touch of festivity. The candles come in unique fragrances of Musky Floral and Woody Fruity are introduced by innisfree exclusively for this season.
This year, innisfree is offering a build-and-colour-it yourself DIY Music Box Kit available at only SGD2 with any purchase of products from the Green Christmas 2016 Collection. You first choose your favourite festive character from three options (Santa Claus, Rudolph or Christmas Tree), piece its components together, colour it, and lastly install a music box. For every DIY Music Box Kit sold, innisfree Singapore will donate SGD2 to Children’s Cancer Foundation.
8. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Festive Tin (SGD25)
This range of spicy yet sweet treats from The Body Shop’s seasonal bath and body range comes in an ‘apple’ tin that is sure to add some festive mood in the household! Each tin includes the Vanilla Chai Shower Gel (60ml), Body Butter (50ml), Body Scrub (50ml), and Body Lotion (60ml).
9. Too faced Grand Hotel Cafe (SGD 76)
Want to experience the smell of Christmas in your makeup? The luxurious Grand Hotel Café opens to reveal three Christmas coffee scented palettes (Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Coffee, and Eggnog Latte!) for a total of 18 matte and shimmer shadows, two perfectly coordinated blushes, a bronzer, and a deluxe size of the bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. It’s the perfect gift for any makeup (and coffee) lover! This set is available at Sephora.
For those who’ve worked too hard this year
10. RMK Nail and Hand Cream (SGD43)
You might have noticed that your mum’s hands have been getting a little rough from a year’s work. It’s time to pamper her with the RMK nail and hand cream! This cream gently penetrates skin and nails for a deliciously soft velvety finish. You can choose from the three special Christmas scents to match your mum’s preferences: Lemon Mint, Fruity Floral, and Black Vanilla.
Idoia Montero’s original soft and minimal illustrations for the collection certainly enhances the festive mood!