‘Tis the season of giving, and it’s also the period when some of our favourite brands release seasonal offerings, making gift-giving much easier. While it’s the thought that counts, it’s hard to deny that sometimes we want to pamper our loved ones with something that’s extra special. With Christmas just round the corner, we’ve put together a foolproof luxury gift guide for those who want to splurge on friends and family.
1. For the one who loves pressing snooze
Slip Silk Eye Mask (USD43)
This luxurious eye mask will make uninterrupted sleep a dream come true. Made with the highest grade of mulberry silk – Slip’s signature Slipsilk – this mask is sure to caress the wearer’s eyes and guarantee a good night’s sleep. Best of all, the receiver of this gift will think of you every night when going to bed! Available at Net-A-Porter.
2. For the one who loves versatility
Marc Jacobs About Last Night Palette (SGD150)
This limited edition eyeshadow palette is sure to be on every beauty lover’s wishlist this Christmas, and it’s not hard to see why! With 20 brand new shades from Marc Jacobs Beauty, this palette will please anyone who loves playing around with daytime shades and transiting into night-time smoky looks. Available at Sephora.
3. For the one who loves a good skincare routine
Laura Mercier Repair Serum Duet for Face & Eyes (SGD222)
Set includes: Repair Serum (20ml) and Repair Eye Serum (15ml)
The gift of flawless skin might be the best gift of all if you have someone in mind who is always obsessed with perfecting his/her skincare routine. This serum duo from Laura Mercier promises to deliver a double dose of anti-ageing power to combat skin issues such as lines, loss of firmness, and dullness.
4. For the one who loves great hair days
ghd V Gold Styler Premium Gift Set (SGD295)
Set includes: ghd V Gold Styler, heat-resistant bag, and Nails Inc. nail polish
ghd’s V Gold Styler makes straightening or curling hair a breeze, ensuring that whoever receives this gift will have great hair days, every single day. As part of the ghd Copper Luxe Christmas collection, this tool will give healthier, stronger, shinier hair, with 50% less breakage. Now that’s a worthy investment!
5. For the one who loves a strong scent
Jo Malone Limited Edition Orange Bitters Christmas Candle (SGD382)
This limited edition candle from Jo Malone is Christmas solidified – imagine bright sweet orange, crisp mandarin and bitter orange with a rich prune and sandalwood base. For anyone who loves scented candles or are hosting Christmas parties, this is sure to be a treat.
6. For the one who loves the cult faves
Net-a-Porter Ultimate Beauty Kit (US$251)
Net-a-Porter’s Ultimate Beauty Kit includes more than 30 items in full or travel size. If you know a beauty junkie who loves trying out the latest and hottest products, this is the perfect luxury gift for them. This is available at Net-A-Porter.
7. For the one who loves technology in skincare
Sothys Premium Noel Set (SGD359)
Set includes: Secrets de Sothys Global Anti-ageing Cream (50ml) and Eye Contour Serum (15ml)
Sothys’ premium line of products infuses high-technology into skincare products to provide users with revolutionary results. Containing active ingredients, the Sothys formula targets specific skin problems caused by hormones or age. Although the price point is slightly higher, the technology that goes into these products will be worth every cent when your loved one starts seeing results.
8. For the one who loves a pampering session
La Mer The Ultimate Sculpting Collection (SGD655)
Set includes: Crème de la Mer (30ml), The Lifting and Firming Mask (50ml), The Lifting Contour Serum (15ml)
La Mer is definitely the authority when it comes to pampering oneself. With the Ultimate Sculpting Collection, your loved one can enjoy the ultimate spa treat in the comfort of their own home. Better still, make this a BFF pampering night where the two of you (or more) can bond over the miraculous powers of Crème de la Mer.
9. For the one who desires a youthful complexion
Sulwhasoo Time Treasure Deluxe Set (SGD966)
Set includes: TimeTreasure Renovating Serum EX and Cream EX (both full sized), and six travel-sized products
Sulwhasoo’s TimeTreasure series promises to reverse signs of ageing by promoting cellular turnover while simultaneously giving deep hydration. If you know someone who’s all about anti-ageing formulas, this is the best way to splurge on them this Christmas.