It’s the time of the year again, when our schedule is lined up with festive parties and gatherings with family and friends. While gift-giving can be very fun and exciting, it can also get a wee bit tiring trying to find a suitable present.
If you need some inspiration, here are 10 thoughtful gift exchange ideas. Best part? They’re all under SGD50!
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1. Percy & Reed Mini Styling Heroes
Our weather can get pretty warm and humid, so this little on-the-go set is perfect for the ladies who are always out and about. Bid bad hair days adieu with two of Percy & Reed bestsellers – Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray and No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo. The spray is a fragrance mist formulated specifically for hair to add shine and provide UV protection to reduce colour fading, while the dry shampoo refreshes hair in-between washes by absorbing excess oil, without leaving any unsightly residue.
Percy & Reed Mini Styling Heroes retails at SGD19 and is available at Sephora.
2. Urban Decay Sweet Little Vices Set
Lipstick-lovers will definitely love this little treasure trove of four limited-edition lipstick shades from Urban Decay. Whoever receives this will appreciate how quickly they can take their makeup from day to night with just a quick swipe of one of these highly-pigmented and smooth lipsticks.
There are four shades – California Honey which will dress lips in elegant orange shimmers, coral Keep Tame works for intimate gatherings, Bing will make you all pretty in pink and Red Hot will keep the spotlight on you.
The Urban Decay Sweet Little Vices Set retails at SGD35 and is available at the Urban Decay outlet at Takashimaya S.C. B1-32 and Sephora.
3. IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Complexion Perfection Gift Set
If you know the recipient of your gift will be going overseas this season, then this travel-sized, multitasking CC+ Cream with SPF50+ will be very handy. This bauble includes a CC cream that offers full coverage, sun protection, and anti-ageing properties, as wekk as a Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturiser Deluxe Sample, an oil-free gel moisturiser that keeps your skin hydrated for 72 hours. This is perfect for anyone who will be enjoying a winter wonderland overseas!
IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Complexion Perfection Gift Set retails at SGD25 at Sephora.
4. Neal’s Yard Prepare for Bed Night Time Gift
With all the parties lined up, it can be fun but also slightly exhausting. Make sure that your party buddy is well-rested with this thoughtful Prepare for Bed Night Time Gift from Neal’s Yard. Apply a little Remedies to Roll Relaxation onto wrists and temples for a quick perk-me-up in between venues and right before bed, spritz one to three pumps of Goodnight Pillow Mist into the air or over your pillow to ensure that you get your much-needed beauty sleep for another day of partying!
Prepare for Bed Night Time Gift retails at SGD28 and is available at Neal’s Yard.
5. Frank Body Rose Gold Shower Together Kit
Self-care is always in trend; make it a tad more luxurious for your giftee with the Frank Body Rose Gold Shower Together Kit. The kit features the Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub that moisturises, smooths skin, boosts collagen production and leaves your skin a shimmery pink after shower. And of course, the face isn’t neglected, thanks to the Original Face Scrub, a bestseller that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and fade scars. Whoever gets this gift will be all ready for any party!
Frank Body Rose Gold Shower Together Kit retails at SGD30 and is available at Sephora.
6. Fenty Bomb Baby 2.0 Mini Lip and Face Set
Everyone can look party-perfect the Rihanna way with this Fenty Bomb Baby 2.0 Mini Lip and Face Set. It contains the very popular Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Sand Castle and a brand new shade of Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminiser in Sweet Mouth. The highlighter can be used on any part of the face to add dimension to makeup looks and Rihanna made sure she perfected the gloss for kissable puckers.
The Fenty Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face Set retails for SGD35 at Sephora.
7. Laneige Dream Bubble Holiday Collection Mini Sleeping Mask Set
This Christmas, Laneige has packaged its famous Water Sleeping Mask into three travel-sized tubs, each with its own purpose. The blue tub holds its original formula for nights that end late and intensive moisture care is needed. Sleepscent fragrance, developed exclusively for Laneige, is present in the lavender one for a comforting and relaxing sleep. And the last one, the new Cica Sleeping Mask, strengthens skin barrier with Forest Yeast, the patented cica ingredient from Amore Pacific, for some serious skincare when all the festivities have ended.
Laneige Dream Bubble Holiday Collection Mini Sleeping Mask Set retails at SGD40 and is available at Laneige.
8. L’Occitane Holiday Surprises
The L’Occitane Holiday Surprises quadruples the joy in receiving a gift with its four crackers. Each contains travel-sized sets of a shower gel/oil and a hand cream. There is Almond for dry skin, Shea Butter for sensitive skin and Lavender and Cherry Blossom to leave skin delicately fragranced.
L’Occitane Holiday Surprises retails at SGD40 and is available at L’Occitane.
9. Sephora Frosted Party Makeup & Skincare Surprise Box
The Sephora Frosted Party Makeup & Skincare Surprise Box holds complete skincare and makeup basic routines for any girl. To get ready for any party – First, brush on some Volume On Mascara in Black On! for some luscious lashes. Then, pat on the Colourful Blush in Heated-Glittery on the apples of your cheeks. Finally, finish the look by applying the Matte Cream Lip Stain in Marvellous Mauve.
To get ready for bed and for tomorrow’s party – After cleansing and shower, put on the Pineapple Face Mask to hydrate and brighten happy but exhausted skin. Then cover your peepers with the Pomegranate Eye Mask to revitalise and tone eye contours. End the night with the Shea Lip Mask for soft lips as you finalise party plans with your friends on WhatsApp.
Sephora Frosted Party Makeup & Skincare Surprise Box retails at SGD40 and is available at Sephora.
10. Nodspark Christmas Sets
With all the hustling and bustling involved in moving from one party to the next, your giftee might not have the time to get her nails painted or fix chipped ones. This is where Nodspark steps in with its Christmas sets. This fuss-free nail wraps dress nails in elaborate designs that need no extended drying time! Simply stick them on, file away the excess and apply a top coat for a glossy finish (Note: Completely optional.).
There are three Christmas bundles – A King is Born, Stay Warm and The Gift that Keeps Giving. Each one comes with four designs with 16 nail wraps of varying sizes, a nail file, a cuticle pusher and a set of instructions and tips.
Nodspark Christmas Sets retail at SGD50 on Nodspark.
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