Need help, gentlemen? 12 Christmas gifts to impress the women in your life
Want to close the year on a high note with your wife, girlfriend, sister or mother? Here are 12 fabulous choices for a range of budgets that will surely impress.
Christmas gift-shopping for women can be tough for some guys – especially if the recipient has everything she wants or knows exactly what she wants.
It takes a lot of work to get it right, and not everyone can make that effort or spare the time during that final rush to get everything on your festive checklist done.
So gentlemen, when shopping for women, here’s a tip: You might want to rethink your strategy of just grabbing any random Christmas toiletry set from the next beauty store you pass.
We think it would be a more prudent option to take your pick from these fine gifting options for the women closest to you – be it your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother or BFF.
JO MALONE SCENTED BODY POWDER, S$130
This limited-edition Christmas release offers a new way to wear Jo Malone’s iconic English Pear & Freesia scent and comes with a plush brush for dusting on the powder. Perfect for layering with the Wisteria & Lavender perfume you gave her earlier. (You did, right?)
EST.LAB OPTIMALIFT A+ INTELLIGENT EYE REVITALISER TRI-ACTION MASSAGER 2.0, S$106
The first edition of this eye-massaging device was popular for its sonic-vibration action and hot-compress function, which combine to combat puffy eyes and dark eye circles. Version 2.0 boasts three vibration intensities for a customised user experience.
HERMES LIPSTICK CASE, S$472
Anyone can gift a lipstick but how long is that going to last? Go one up with a gorgeous lipstick case that will house many lipsticks to come and importantly, she will never be judged for her choice of lippie.
DIPTYQUE FLEUR DE PEAU EAU DE PARFUM, S$226
An iris- and musk-based scent packaged in a gorgeous, special-edition box that deserves to be kept and displayed.
ORIBE X ROWAN HARRISON GOLD LUST COLLECTION, S$158
A curated set of Oribe’s best haircare products nestled in a box featuring Native American artist Rowan Harrison’s design work. Inside, you’ll find the Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, Conditioner, and Gold Lust Hair Nourishing Oil.
Available at select hair salons.
DYSON GIFT EDITION AIRWRAP STYLER, S$699
No woman will say no to this coveted hairstyling tool in a limited-edition copper and silver colour combination.
ROXANNE ASSOULIN INITIAL THIS NECKLACE, S$72, FROM NET-A-PORTER
Nothing beats a personalised gift like this quirky yet discreet gold-plated alphabet necklace with enamelling.
STAUD MOON SMALL LEATHER SHOULDER BAG, S$335, FROM MATCHES FASHION
Equal parts novel and practical, this crescent-shaped bag was one of the most-favoured sac among the fashion set at the recent Paris Fashion Week. #Want
PRETTY BALLERINAS ROSARIO BALLET FLAT SHOES, S$329
The superstitious may say that it’s inauspicious to give shoes as a present, but we don’t think any woman would object to receiving a pair of these at all.
EBERJEY RICKRACK PYJAMA SET, S$167, FROM NET-A-PORTER
In our opinion, luxury pyjamas are always a welcome gift. This pretty set in modal jersey is comfy to lounge in and cool enough to wear in our kind of heat.
CHANEL LE LIFT LA CREME MAIN HAND CREAM, S$93
Upgrade her hand care game with this anti-ageing formula that firms, smoothens and brightens the skin without leaving hands greasy or sticky.
Available at Chanel stores.
DRUNK ELEPHANT HAIR & BODY VAULT, S$190, FROM SEPHORA