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Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re still on the hunt for gift ideas, it’s time to discover the best beauty gifts to give and receive. Whether it’s makeup, skincare or a nice smelling treat, you’ll find something for everyone, yourself included, in this round-up of beauty gifts that all ring in under SGD100.
In alphabetical order, the list starts with Byredo’s Tulipmania Rinse-Free Hand Wash (SGD50), an aesthetically pleasing and nice smelling alternative for times when you can’t find a sink.
Presented in a sleek 30 ml black tube that’s easy to carry around, this leaves hands feeling instantly clean and fresh, and delicately scented with a cocktail of freesia, tulip, and blonde woods. BYREDO
Fans of Chanel’s iconic N°5 perfume will appreciate the Exclusive Creation Les 4 Ombres N°5 (SGD100) eyeshadow palette that’s created just for the holidays.
Within you’ll find four wearable, complementary shades, including a satiny amber that expresses the colour of the signature scent and a pearly ivory that recalls the N°5 L’Eau, accompanied by an intense matte black and glittery white, each embossed with charming N°5 motifs for a festive finish. CHANEL
Love a good candle but don’t want to break the bank? Diptyque’s Sapin Candle for Christmas comes in a smaller 70 g size (SGD62), which gives you about 30 hours of burn time. That’s just enough to scent any space with the aromatic fragrance of mountain pines mixed with the smoky smell of an open fire for the holiday season. DIPTYQUE
Give any sink a luxurious-hotel vibe with the La Collection Privée Christian Dior Gris Dior Liquid Hand And Body Soap (SGD90). The chic 350 ml pump bottle is filled with a formula that gently cleanses while leaving skin elegantly scented with the same citrus and floral notes as its namesake fragrance. DIOR
Hermès also has its own Nail Files (SGD58) that are on hand to up any manicure game. Besides being the fanciest nail files you’ll lay your eyes on, you’ll get 12 files branded and crafted in Orange Boîte-coloured poplar wood from sustainably managed forests, packaged in an iconic orange box.
The files are double sided and differ not only in colour, but also in function. Use the beige side to file and shape, and the orange side, with a finer grain, to smooth and perfect the manicure. HERMÈS
If you want to bring a little facial experience to your receiver’s personal space, pamper them with the La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask (SGD50 for one sheet).
Each sheet, created with Japanese skin-hugging technology and millions of micro-fibres, is soaked in almost 30 ml of the brand’s energising The Treatment Lotion to deliver a boost of healing hydration for a healthy-looking glow in minutes. The perfect skin treat for the year end, don’t you think? LA MER
Obsessed with scents from Le Labo? Indulge in three of its favourites in one fell swoop with its Scented Body Bar Discovery Set (SGD90).
A kit will get you three 90 g bar soaps, Bergamote 22, Rose 31 and Santal 33, each enriched with vitamin E, olive oil and shea butter to cleanse and perfume the body. Split them up into stocking stuffers or gift them as one, the choice is yours. LE LABO
Love to add a little extra something to your skincare routine? You can now enhance any beauty ritual by promoting lifting and smoothing of the skin with Mount Lai’s Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool (SGD43) in gorgeous rose quartz. It also helps release any facial tension to ease stress for little pockets of zen. MOUNT LAI
Then there’s Tom Ford Beauty’s Lost Cherry Scented Lip Color (SGD76), a collectable creation that will delight any makeup and fragrance enthusiast.
The lipstick isn’t just named after the Private Blend fragrance, the creamy long-lasting formula is also decked out in packaging that matches the perfume bottle’s scarlet shade and is infused with the same black cherry and liqueur notes to match. TOM FORD
Something to consider for the friend who doesn’t get enough sleep, Votary’s Pillow Spray (SGD70) that will bring peace and tranquillity with its aromatherapeutic blend of roses, lavender, and chamomile. VOTARY
Spritz it over the sheets and pillows for the ultimate pre-bedtime treat and let it lull you into deep slumber.
For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE RESPECTIVE BRANDS