In this gift guide, find easy to get holiday presents for family and friends who care a lot about their looks
Aesop. Inspire your jetsetter friends to live life unfettered – with their skins looking tops while at it. The Australian brand’s much-anticipated festive offerings this year are all about birds, with the gift kits named after their behaviour patterns and an explanation included about various extinct or endangered species. Packed in classy, sleek grey cases, each set features an array of polished products that will leave you feeling soft, smooth and well cared for.
$75-$210. Available at the Aesop counter and outlets, including #01-43 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard (6336 4747, www.aesop.com).
For the finicky friend or the makeup newbie, Bellabox’s special Christmas gift sets arrive in an exclusive selection of the beauty box delivery service’s most popular products, with brands such as Make Up Forever, Elizabeth Arden, CandyDoll, Dirty Works and more. Go for glowing skin, gorgeous hair, kissable lips or funky nails – whatever your needs are, they’ve got you covered.
$26.90-$99.50. Available at www.bellabox.sg.
Heist x The Gentleman’s Press. Part-time indie barber posse Heist has partnered with letterpress studio The Gentleman’s Press to present an intricately crafted wooden box filled grooming essentials perfect for the man who knows how to look good. These limited-edition, super-exclusive handmade boxes (there’s 50 in total), The Gentleman’s Box, comes with samplers of Lonestar Pomade, Florida Water After Shave, Cologne, and an Unbreakable Pocket Comb perfect for the dandy. $59.90. Available at www.heist.com.sg.
MAC. This cosmetic brand never fails to disappoint whenever the merrymaking season rolls around, and this year, their All For Glamour kit might end up being one you covet for yourself. Packed with bronzer/highlighter, eyeshadow or lipstick, these palettes can be easily popped into a clutch for quick and easy touch-ups. Definitely ideal for wild nights of partying and all kinds of debauchery.
$83-$110. Available at MAC Cosmetics counters and outlets, including #B1-36/36A Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd (6735 6622, www.maccosmetics.com.sg).
SK-II. A first for our region, SK-II launches its Pitera Essence Set that includes mini-bottles of the brand’s famed Facial Treatment Essence, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion and a Facial Treatment Mask, all packed into a specially designed SK-II carrying case. If you’re looking for a starter pack for your gal pal lusting over the promises of the brand’s patented sake yeast formula that promises youthful skin, this is it.
$99. Available at www.luxola.com.
First published on 12 Dec 2012. Updated on 13 Dec 2012.