Last Minute Christmas Gifts

December came and you thought you had 20 over days to do your gift-shopping, but before you know it, Christmas is in a week’s time and you still haven’t all the gifts for your nearest and dearest.

This is your last chance to get hold of gifts – with online purchase options available, so you don’t have to fight with the jostling crowd. Check out these 13 last-minute gifts that will sure delight your loved ones.

Skincare

1. 5erenity² Skincare Renew Serum

Last Minute Gifts 5erenity2 Renew Serum

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive complexions, 5erenity² Skincare’s Renew Serum makes a thoughtful gift for anyone on your Christmas list. It’s formulated with a careful selection of Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herbs, such as ginseng and angelica, and it doesn’t contain any potential skin-irritating preservatives or fragrances.

Infused with a slew of potent antioxidants including niacinamide, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, the serum refines the look of large pores, stimulates collagen production, bumps up hydration levels, and even reverses the effects of ageing – benefits we can all surely appreciate.

Simply apply one pump of serum on the skin after cleansing and/or toning, before your moisturiser, every morning and evening. After two weeks to a month of continued use, your giftee will notice a reduction in sebum production, smaller-looking pores, a brighter, healthier complexion, as well as skin that’s visibly firmer and more radiant.

There’s no better time to give the gift of glowing skin than now.

5erenity² Skincare Renew Serum retails for S$98 at 5erenity² Skincare’s online store and Lazada.

2. Hera Cell Essence BioMe Plus Holiday Set

Cell Essence Biome Plus™ Holiday Set

This Christmas, give the gift of glowing skin to a special someone!

The Hera Cell Essence BioMe Plus Holiday Set includes a 150ml and mini 30ml version of the Cell Essence Biome Plus, a deep hydration essence with Biome Plus that delivers moisture and nourishment into the skin.

With its newly enriched formula, the HERA Cell Essence Biome Plus delivers essential resources to skin for regeneration and strength, bringing out an overall skin wellness for that highly coveted clear, dewy and glowing complexion!

The Hera Cell Essence BioMe Plus Holiday Set retails for S$80 at Hera.

3. Laneige Mini Sleeping Masks Set

Laneige Mini Sleeping Masks Set

The Laneige Mini Sleeping Masks Set is an overnight skincare kit which includes the Water Sleeping Mask, Water Sleeping Mask Lavender, and Cica Sleeping Mask for overnight hydration and purification of the skin, giving off a well-rested appearance by morning.

What’s better than presenting someone with the gift of glowing skin every morning?

The Laneige Mini Sleeping Masks Set retails for S$46 at Sephora.

4. Dr.Jart+ Essential To-Go Skincare Kit

Dr.jart+ Essential To Go Skincare Kit

The Dr.Jart+ Essential To-Go Skincare Kit includes a  Cicapair serum which soothes and calms irritated skin; the Cicapair re-cover, a colour-correcting cream that reduces redness; and Dermaclear pH foam that gently cleanses and balances skin’s pH level for a fresh and healthy complexion.

Perfect for someone with sensitive skin or struggling with irritation from wearing masks, this set even comes in a beautiful iridescent zip pouch!

The Dr.Jart+ Essential To-Go Skincare Kit retails for S$45 at Sephora.

5. Drunk Elephant Nice To Meet You™ Skincare Set

Drunk Elephant Nice To Meet You™ Skincare Set

The Drunk Elephant Nice To Meet You™ Skincare Set has all you need for cleansed and hydrated skin – the Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser that melts all traces of dirt, makeup and sunscreen; Bamboo Booster™ Tiny that gently exfoliate away built-up dead, dry skin; and Protini™ Polypeptide Creamthat improves the appearance of skin’s tone, texture and firmness.

The Drunk Elephant Nice To Meet You™ Skincare Set retails for S$31 at Sephora.

6. Only Aesthetics Holly Glowy Christmas set

Holly Glowy Christmas

This perfect glow-up gift consists of two bottles of After Glow, an anti-bacterial mist that’s made with 100% natural plant based ingredients.

Given that mask wear is continue to be the norm for a while, this can help refresh skin that feels stuffy by mid-day while offering anti-bacterial benefits to keep maskne at bay.

The set is a steal because you’re essentially getting 10% off After Glow’s usual retail price!

The Holly Glowy Christmas set retails for S$78.20 at the Only Aesthetics website.

Makeup

7. Dear Dahlia Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6-Piece Set

Dear Dahlia Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6 Piece Set

The Dear Dahlia Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6-Piece Set includes six lippies with a unique whipped velvety texture for a dreamy soft-focus powdery matte finish. The weightless, high-pigment formula also has great colour payoff and long-wear without the drying discomfort!

Available in a range of bestselling, red, pink, and nude shades, you’ll probably just have to casually ask to borrow a lipstick from your gift recipient to find out which shades they’re into!

The Dear Dahlia Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6-Piece Set retails for S$25 at Sephora.

8. Pixi Look Palette Highlighter + Eyeshadow Palette

Pixi Look Palette Highlighter + Eyeshadow Palette

Perfect for the holidays, the Pixi Look Palette Highlighter + Eyeshadow Palette features light-reflecting buttery powders and contains two glowing blushes and highlighters and four eye shades, all designed to be easily coordinated!

Related: Step-by-step guide to 4 easy Christmas eyeshadow looks

The Pixi Look Palette Highlighter + Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$32 at Sephora.

9. Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Makeup Kit

Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Makeup Kit

This value-for-money holiday set includes mini essentials for every girl boss who’s on the go! The Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Makeup Kit includes The POREfessional smoothing face primer to minimise the look of pores, the Roller Lash super-curling & lifting mascara, and Gimme Brow+ brow volumizing gel.

The Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Makeup Kit retails for S$39 at Sephora.

Wellness

10. Sanctuary Spa Mum to Be Pamper Jar

Sanctuary Spa Mum To Be Pamper Jar

Know a new or soon-to-be mum in need of some pampering and self care? The Sanctuary Spa Mum to Be Pamper Jar has got all she needs!

Housed in a jar with a decorative bow, the pamper jar combines four mini bath and body products, that will leave new and expecting mums feeling comfortable and rejuvenated.

The Sanctuary Spa Mum to Be Pamper Jar retails for S$32.50 at LookFantastic.

11. Rio Facial Sauna & Steamer with Steam Inhaler

Rio Facial Sauna & Steamer With Steam Inhaler

The Rio Facial Sauna with Steam Inhaler includes a measuring cup, essential oils vaporiser and steam inhaler attachment, and is designed for easy, simple use for an at-home spa treatment!

Offering a full face mask to cover all delicate areas, this deluxe spa directly opens up pores, removing blemishes and impurities. With its two adjustable steam levels, it’s easy to control and adjust the machine to your preference.

Pro-tip: Add aromatherapy oils for a fuller, richer experience.

The Rio Facial Sauna & Steamer with Steam Inhaler retails for S$45 at LookFantastic.

12. Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Oil

Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Oil

Perfect for that friend who’s always working around the clock and runs on caffeine, this velvety-smooth oil sinks into skin to soothe the senses and intensely nourish your skin during sleep!

A nourishing night oil, the Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Oil is enriched with essential fatty acids and vitamins, that promotes skin cell regeneration to help re-plump skin at the end of a long day, and Vitamin C to promote elasticity and collagen regeneration.

The Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Oil retails for S$42 at Beauty Bay.

13. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Night Time Treatment Duo

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Night Time Treatment Duo

Aurelia’s Night Time Treatment Duo features two best-selling, probiotic infused skincare products to support the skin’s natural replenishing and restoring.

Featuring the Probiotic Concentrate to give your regime a nourishing boost of probiotics while targeting effects of daily pollution, plus the Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser to drench the skin in hydration to restore its luminosity, this set is a treat for all skincare lovers!

The Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Night Time Treatment Duo retails for SS41.95 at BeautyBay.

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