There are often more misses than hits when it comes to gifts received at a gift exchange – whether it is in the office or among our friends.

After all, who needs another uninteresting mug, plain photo frame, or a box of chocolates?

If you don’t want to be remembered as the one who has no gifting creativity, it’s time to step up your game. We help you by narrowing down a list of Christmas gift sets that steer away from the generic, and make you everyone’s favourite secret Santa!

1. Innisfree Real Color Nail Christmas sets


For that friend who changes nail colours every week.

Any holiday is a good holiday to get a festive manicure done. Save your friends an expensive trip down to the manicurist with the Real Color Nail Christmas set from Innisfree. Each set contains a selection of chunky and fine glitter polishes, and solid crème polish, guaranteed to please all the polish-lovers out there. What’s more, each set comes with two adorable nail art stickers to make the manicure pop!

Real Color Nail Christmas sets are available in all Innisfree stores, and retail at SGD14 each.

2. Orbis Hand Treatment + Hair Care


For that workaholic friend

With most Singaporeans working in an air-conditioned environment, two most common problems that crop up are dry skin and dry hair.

Now imagine a product that can combat both these problems at the same time! ORBIS Hand Treatment + Hair Care promises to do just that. Being non-greasy yet intensely moisturising, it has the perfect combination to battle dryness all day. Being free from fragrances and artificial colours, the moisturiser is also suitable for those with sensitive skin. Your friends will thank you for saving them from a bad skin and hair day.

Hand Treatment + Hair Care is available at all ORBIS counters and stores, and retails at SGD18.

3. Fresh Skincare Darlings


For that friend with unpredictable makeup preferences.

Buying makeup for friends can be tricky, especially if you aren’t quite sure what kind of colours they like or which look good on them. Why not treat them to a gift that’ll give them naturally beautiful skin?

Fresh has frequently impressed us with their designs. It should be of no surprise that their holiday gift sets are so gorgeously packaged, you can gift it without any wrapping.

Skincare Darlings is available at Fresh boutiques in ION and Raffles City, at Sephora stores and on the Sephora website. They are valued SGD42, but retail at SGD30 for the set.

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