Gift Ideas For Ladies
Deciphering female logic is hard, but picking the right gift for her is harder. This festive season is all about the joy of giving, but it can turn stressful when time is running out. Before you reach that level of desperation to settle for hand creams or cups, here’s a gift guide for people who need some serious SOS. And no, VS body mists aren’t in it.
Candles For The Aroma-Obsessed Girl
We may not have snow or reindeers here—but we have “Christmas On A Great Street” aka Orchard Road. And if you want to make your homes smell a little more festive, fragrances like Twisted Peppermint and Winter Candy Apple will tuck you into bed with the scent of Christmas.
Buy from Bath & Body Works stores at Marina Bay Sands or Takashimaya
Can’t-Go-Wrong Cleansing Tools For Practical Girls
This original MakeUp Eraser uses micro fibre technology to completely rid your girl’s visage of makeup without any additional products. Simply wet the towel with water and all the makeup comes right off. Besides, it’s a steal for the 1000 uses you can get out of it.
Another alternative would be L’Oréal’s new micellar water, an astonishing dupe for other pricey versions on the market.
For Letter Writers Who Frequent Kinokuniya
Starter Kits For The “Aiya Get All Lah” Makeup Enthusiast
These IT Cosmetics value sets are so well-packaged, you won’t even have to worry about wrapping them up if you haven’t got the time to.
Left to right: Superhero mascara, SGD$18 (U.P. SGD$20), Je Ne Sais Quoi Perfect Pink Duo, SGD$36 (U.P. SGD$40), Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette, SGD$55 (U.P. SGD$68), Confidence in a Cream, SGD$22 (U.P. SGD$25), Naturally Pretty Essentials with Superhero Mascara Mini, SGD$36 (U.P. SGD$45), XOXO IT Girl, SGD$35 (U.P. SGD$45)
For The Savyy #Fitspo Health-Conscious Girl
Wireless headphones will let her
ignore guys who hit on her listen to the latest jams while working out. To up her #fitspo game, the affordable XiaoMi Mi Band 2 paired with Mi Smart Scale can be synced with the Mi Fit app to track her progress with ease.
But if you’re ballin’ this season, you can consider the Apple watch which doubles as a water-proof watch/fitness tracker.
Luxury Home Spa For Girls Who Take 45 Minutes To Shower
Satisfy her dessert cravings with Laura Mercier’s body crèmes—minus the calories and constant whining that she’s fat. The lightweight soufflè formula is quickly absorbed by the skin and flavours such as Crème Brûlée and Tarte au Citron smell so delicious they should come with a ‘not-for-consumption’ disclaimer.
Laura Mercier Le Petite Soufflés Soufflé Body Crème Collection
Buy from Laura Mercier, TANGS at Tang Plaza, SGD$102
For Girls Who Love Outdoor Activities But Need Sun Protection
French pharmaceutical skincare brand, La Roche Posay, has solid sunscreens for sporty Singaporean chicks. The thicker antioxidant-infused ones also make great makeup bases. If she’s into the matte makeup look, pick Serozinc. Their newly-launched facial mist is known in the blogosphere for its soothing, mattifying properties.
Face Bling For The Ultra-Glam Girls
This limited edition Burberry highlighter (shade pictured: Gold Glow) comes in a gorgeous gold package that will reflect all shade thrown by haters. The price may be a little steep, but if you’re gifting a luxe lover, she’s gonna fall head over heels.
But you don’t have to burn too deep a hole in your pocket to make your girl blush. For a less pricey option, a little goes a long way with Becca’s beautifully-pigmented blushers.
Skincare For Girls Who’ll Get Cardiac Arrest If They See A Pimple
Laura Mercier recently released a limited edition holiday collection that reaps the benefits of rosehip oils—known to deeply nourish dry skin. This set comes with a crème, serum and lip balm, to make any girl feel pampered like a princess.
Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Collection
Buy from Laura Mercier, TANGS at Tang Plaza, SGD$188
For Girls Who Like Pretty Things But They’re Waaay Too Picky So You’d Rather Get Something Edible
From refreshing cinnamon-apple tea that awakens the senses to a less sinful version of bubbly, these leaves are a gift every tea lover will appreciate. If high tea is her thing, the iconic cookies that Crabtree & Evelyn churns out every snowflake season makes a great pairing with these liquid treats.
Buy the tea from 1872 Clipper Tea Co. at ION Orchard, SGD$40/3 Tins, or SGD$15/Tin
DIY Gifts For The Girl Who Has “Everything”
Buying is convenient, but making gifts from scratch will leave a lasting impression. Check out these tutorials on how to make a mason jar “snow globe”, hanging photo frame and a fairy glass cloche. She’ll definitely go awww.
The Season Of Giving
ZULA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. ‘Tis the season of giving, but remember—the most priceless gift of all is spending time with your loved ones.
This is a non-paid and non-obligatory post. Cosmetic items featured were sponsored by our Santas this year: Sephora, Laura Mercier, L’Oreal.