A limited-edition holiday collection is a great way to communicate “I didn’t regift this” regarding Christmas gifts. So, here are a few gift ideas for fashionista friends so you don’t have to walk into the shopping clueless.
Gift suggestions to avoid confusion when shopping (the malls)
Laneige’s Cream Skin Refiner ($56, top) in five pastel colors is the most excellent way to shop without playing favorites for a group of female friends. Lazada.sg (bit.ly/SepLaneige) and sephora.sg (bit.ly/SepLaneige) includes Ion Orchard and Bugis Junction, as well as all Laneige stores and counters.
The Studio 54 collection by Nars is available now.
NARS has released a limited-edition holiday collection that pays homage to the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City.
Whether you’re an obsessive Nars fan or looking to introduce a friend to the brand, the Softcore Mini Blush and Balm sets ($36) are a great way to introduce a newbie to the brand. It can be purchased at all Nars shops in Singapore and online at Sephora. Sg and ZALORA.sg.
The Hera Roll the Dice album.
K-beauty company Hera collaborated with graphic designer Annie Atkins, who has worked on the sets of Wes Anderson films, to create a velvet soft-touch package for their Christmas collection.
Makeup artists can create a variety of Christmas looks with the two six-color eyeshadow palettes, which retail for $88, including a combination of matte and shimmer tones. You may utilize the colors in various ways as a blush or contour.
Hera Takashimaya counter and Ion Orchard boutique are the only places to find them.
Collection of Hourglass Ghosts
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Ghost ($130, top) is an excellent option if you’re searching for a high-end present. Three of the brand’s best-selling hues of finely milled powders are included in the Christmas edition of the six-pan palette, as are three brand-new tones.
The new bronzer and two blushes, housed in a transparent and silver compact, merge effortlessly onto the face for a natural, luminous complexion. This splurge will put you in the good graces of everyone you meet.
2. Skin and home care
Men’s Eau de Parfum by Calvin Klein Eternity
A little holiday pampering is for the guys in your life. Perfumes for males have been introduced to Calvin Klein’s Eternity range, which includes the Eau de Parfum for men, which retails for between $93 and $159. Men will like the subtle transition from a robust scent suitable for post-gym exercises to a more relaxing blend of cypress, geranium, sage, and vetiver.
You may find it in all significant department shops or make your perfume in Singapore.
Perfume making is a popular hobby with friends, family, or significant others. It’s also a fantastic way to save money regarding gift-giving. If you’re interested in learning how to make your perfume Singapore from scratch, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the process!
Aesop’s States of Being: Aromatique Room Spray set ($137, top) is an ideal present for couples or friends decorating their new residences. The smells vary from woody geranium to light and lemony, and a little spray from each refreshes the air immediately. Aesop retailers throughout carrying it.
Gift sets from local skincare firm Handmade Heroes include body washes and lip balms, all crafted with natural, plant-based ingredients. Lip scrub in Coconut Sorbet and English Rose tinted lip balm is included in the Jolly Holly Pamper Christmas Gift Set ($39.90). These organic lip creams are a lifesaver for dry lips during the colder months since they exfoliate and profoundly nourish them.
Gifting candles may seem like a no-brainer, but choosing the correct one may make your recipient feel appreciated. Diptyque’s Christmas collection, inspired by mythology from worldwide and produced in partnership with German painter Olaf Hajek, is a safe bet.
Scents of Siberian and Balsam pine and cedar remain in the room long after the flame of the Pine Protection Candle ($55 for 70g and $100 for 190g) has been extinguished. It’s available at Diptyque Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Robinsons The Heeren, essentials outlets in Paragon and Tang Plaza, and online at essentials.
The Body Shop
For Christmas, Body Shop is launching a Dream Big line. Since its inception in Brighton in 1971, The Body Shop has evolved from a destination for last-minute holiday shopping to a high-end beauty retailer.
You’d also be doing some excellent deeds in the process. Since the 1980s, the company has been a leader in the beauty industry’s social involvement. This year’s selection may benefit girls and young women in Indonesia and Brazil.
For $69 to $229, The Body Shop’s best-selling minis, including shower gels, hand creams, and full-sized body butter, are included in the three advent calendars.
The Deluxe ($99) advent calendar pays respect to great women throughout the globe, from Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to English author Agatha Christie, and encourages young girls to dream big in their professions. But it is not your typical advent calendar.
These presents may be used as stocking stuffers or shared among friends because of the clever wrapping. All The Body Shop locations, including VivoCity and Ion Orchard.
The Jar of Salt x Embrace Jewellery
Embrace Jewellery and Singapore-based designer Cherie Altea have teamed up, inspired by the Peranakan pattern, to create an accessory line.
Some of the pieces, which range in price from $89.90 to $168, are made in Spain. They include a bracelet with tiffin carrier charms, earrings made from Peranakan floor tiles, and a delicate pendant featuring girls in qipao. In-store only: All Embrace + locations, including Tanglin Mall and the Takashimaya Embrace Jewellery counter.
Harry Potter and Pandora
In conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Pandora has released an exclusive capsule collection of jewelry inspired by the Harry Potter universe.
Charms include dangle charms for each of the four Hogwarts houses, a Pandora Moments bracelet with a golden snitch clasp, and 11 charms depicting Harry Potter characters, the Hogwarts Express train, and Dobby, a house elf. You can get it at all Pandora outlets, including Ion Orchard and Bugis Junction.
Clothing and accessories from Museum Label, a cultural institution.
From December 31, retail company Museum Label is providing a deal on selected products inspired by three local exhibits earlier this year. Before making your purchase, mention “Cheers” to receive a discount of 10%.
If you enjoy the Asian Civilizations Museum’s, Chinese Art & Couture exhibitions, you can purchase an Oriental timepiece for just $36 each. For those who loved the Guo Pei show’s mix of fashion and art, the Blue-and-White Floral Scrolls Dish Watch (shown above) is a perfect present. The Museum Label store of the Asian Civilizations Museum sells this product.
4. Gifts with a personal touch
Consider one of these thoughtful solutions if you’re shopping for someone special but don’t want to spend much time on it.
Maison21G is a DIY perfume company.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your perfumes, Maison 21G is the place to go. The experience and the finished result are elevated. The custom fragrance on Duxton Road opened in September and provided DIY solutions for both the giver and the recipient.
Ms. Johanna Monange, a former student of the Mane School of Perfumery in Grasse, France, formed her atelier in which perfumes are created with a 21% perfume concentration, compared to the industry standard of 12%. The atelier provides courses where you may be a fragrance designer and create a perfume that reflects your unique individuality.
The program costs $100 per participant and includes a personality assessment, after which you are given a list of smells for various situations. You may combine the two chemicals into a 25ml perfume bottle and have a picture, graphic, or text laser-printed on the bottle to make it even more unique. The atelier offers $50, $150, and $300 gift cards if you want to give a workshop as a present. Maison 21G, 77 Duxton Road, or maison21g.com, all of which provide access to this item.
Nail Deck: a brand of bespoke nail polish.
Nail Deck, a local nail polish brand, offers a DIY nail lacquer kit that lets customers design their polishes based on their preferences. It comes with six 11ml bottles of lacquer in six different colors, enabling you to combine up to 12 colors.
Vegan, cruelty-free, and devoid of nine potentially harmful substances, such as parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, and others, these formulations are now available.
Droppers, mixing containers, glitters & shimmers, and empty micro lacquer bottles are also included. The recipient’s pleasure is entirely in her hands, so if she doesn’t like the color she receives, she’ll have no one to blame but herself.
Naildeck.com is where you can get your hands on it.
Skincare that’s uniquely yours:
Personalized skincare is the perfect present for a busy friend whose hectic schedule is taking a toll on their skin. Launch of a new cosmetics line made in the United States Using an online skin examination, Yours creates a custom-tailored skincare regimen of active ingredients for each consumer.
Multiple-choice questions on your skin troubles, possible allergic reactions, and your everyday surroundings are included in the survey (for example, indoors with air-conditioning). Uploading a selfie is the site’s top recommendation for optimal results.
Your skin type suggests treatments, and products are provided after the test. For US$129 (S$175 or above), the package includes a day and night cream, an eye serum, and a face serum, all of which can be purchased separately.
Gift a personalized kit to your loved ones this holiday season and have it delivered right to their door! The online skin evaluation will be sent to the recipient of your gift through email after you’ve completed your purchase.
It may be a little less exciting than the first choice, but no one will complain about receiving a package of skincare personalized to their skin requirements on Christmas Day.
Lovefromyours.com is a good place to start.