December is upon us, and with it comes the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas! Gorgeous decorations and festive treats aside, there are also presents under the tree to look forward to. After all, there’s no better way to show your appreciation for a loved one by gifting them with the perfect Christmas present.
This season presents too many options, but we have a soft spot for the ones that look the cutest. If you’re like us, this is the gift guide that you need.
For the child at heart:
1. Disney x Kiehl’s Collection
Kiehl’s latest collaboration with Disney grants us the best of both worlds: premium, top-of-the-line skincare products in gorgeous packaging to boot. The range comes with a variety of products sure to please even the most finicky of skincare junkies, from brightening and smoothing treatments to the most hydrating of face masks. Plus, who can resist Mickey Mouse? Such a timeless icon is sure to bring a smile on even the grumpiest of scrooges.
The Disney x Kiehl’s Collection is available at Kiehl’s stores, with prices ranging from SGD22-74.
For the budding astronaut:
2. Etude House Be My Universe Dear My Matte & Glass Tinting Lips- Talk
Send your fellow space fans out of the orbit this Christmas by gifting them this cute set of cosmic-themed lippies! With stars, glitter, and pastel planets adorning each lip tube, these lipsticks would be a great addition to just about anyone’s makeup bag.
There are five shades available, ranging from subtle nudes to bold reds that would be perfect for any occasion. Each shade comes with a matte or glass finish, and can also be applied by tapping gently in the centre of your lips for a fun gradient effect.
The Etude House Be My Universe Dear My Matte & Glass Tinting Lips-Talk Collection is available at Etude House stores and retails at SGD15.90 each.
For the luxe lover
3. Marc Jacobs Cat’s Meow 5-Piece Petite Le Marc Lip Crème Collection
This sleek, sexy leopard print pouch will appeal to the most daring and bold, as will the petite tubes of Marc Jacob’s revolutionary long wear crème lipsticks. Don’t mistake size for power, though— these lipsticks pack a punch, with its colour-rich and hydrating formula requiring only one swipe to give users a rich, even coat that requires virtually no touch-ups throughout the day. Four of the five shades in the kit are known favourites, while the fifth is a new shade that is sure to turn heads.
The Marc Jacobs Cat’s Meow 5-Piece Petite Le Marc Lip Crème Collection is available at Sephora and retails at SGD62.
For the life of the party
4. Laneige Delights Pop Collection
The bright, playful packaging in pops of pink and blue is sure to draw the eye of the most fun-loving of individuals, and it’s safe to say that each product matches its exterior perfectly. The blusher is a delightful cushion blush, if you can believe it — similar to their much lauded about BB cushions, in terms of application— and its dual pigment formula is sure to give users a warm, rosy glow.
There’s a eyeshadow palette too, available in four shades with a pearly glitter finish that is definitely a show-stopper. Coupled with two new shades of their duo lip tint bars along with a mini sleeping mask set, there’s no doubt that this would be the perfect gift for—as Cyndi Lauper once famously put it—the girls who just wanna have fun.
The Laneige Delights Pop Collection is available at all Laneige boutiques and counters, as well as Zalora, with prices ranging from SGD32-86.
For the novelty-seeking individual
5. Benefit Cosmetics Christmas sets
Benefit Cosmetics has prepared several beautiful limited edition Christmas sets that you can get your hands on. Each of them look like a psychedelic snow globe, which contains some of the brand’s bestsellers.
Our favourite is the GALifornia Love set, which comes with a full-size Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara, full-size High Brow Highlight & Lift Pencil, and mini GALifornia blush. Don’t forget to keep the tin and use it to hold other trinkets you may have. We’re sure it’ll look great on your vanity table.
The Christmas sets from Benefit Cosmetics are available at all Benefit counters and boutiques, as well as at Sephora.
For the gamer girl
6. Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. Collection
Talk about a blast to the past: this nostalgic collaboration is guaranteed to send gamer girls into a tizzy, with the classic characters from Mario making an appearance on everything from lipsticks to cleansing oils. The bright, vivid packaging and the wide variety of products within the collection means that there is bound to be something for just about everyone. Now that’s a game you just can’t lose.
The Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. Collection is available at all Shu Uemura boutiques and counters, with prices ranging from SGD20-165.
For the scent-conscious
7. The Body Shop x House of Holland Limited Edition White Musk Deluxe Gift Set
In our hot and humid weather, smelling as fresh as a daisy can be a challenge, so this White Musk Deluxe Gift Set from The Body Shop is definitely the perfect gift for many, particularly for people with an acute sense of smell. The set exclusively designed by House of Holland comes with a White Musk EDT, body lotion, shower gel, as well as a fragrance pomander, ensuring that users smell as if they’ve just rolled out of a field full of flowers at all times of the day.
The Body Shop x House of Holland Limited Edition White Musk Deluxe Gift Set is available at all The Body Shop stores and retails at SGD79.
For the workaholic
8. Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Bauble Trilogy
The Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Bauble Trilogy is a godsend for the perpetually stressed and exhausted individual. These indulgent body washes are sure to relieve and lift spirits, with three different scents to choose from that will leave users feeling much more Zen. Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn sets out to hydrate and moisturise, Pomegranate and Argan Oil conditions, whilst White Cardamom brings about soothing scents of mimosa and mulling spices. Work troubles will be a distant thought with these babies in the mix.
The Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Bauble Trilogy is available at all Crabtree & Evelyn boutiques and retails at SGD35.
For the skincare junkie
9. Innisfree Winter Skincare Puzzle Collection
Achieving perfect skin can be a quite a conundrum, as the most rigorous of skincare fanatics will tell you. Innisfree is a brand that understands that, if their Winter Skincare Puzzle Collection is any indication.
The collection is designed as a puzzle, with the products housed in cute boxes that serve as the puzzle pieces. Inside is a full set of miniatures comprising of the Green Tea Seed Serum, the Orchid Enriched Cream, the Green Tea Sleeping Pack, the Black Green Tea Mask and the Green Tea Mineral Mist, accompanying users on every step of even the most complex of skincare regimes.
The Innisfree Winter Skincare Puzzle Collection is available at all Innisfree stores and retails at SGD44.
For the queen of pampering
10. Soap & Glory The Lime of Your Life
For the ladies that love to treat themselves, the Soap & Glory The Lime of Your Life Collection aims to do just that, with a citrus scented hand cream, body wash, body scrub, and body cream available in the set along with two body pods in Soap & Glory’s classic Clean On Me and Rich & Foamous fragrances. With pickings like this, who needs a spa to feel truly pampered?
The Soap & Glory The Lime of Your Life Collection is available at Sephora stores and retails at SGD26.