Holiday Gift Ideas 2021

It is that time of the year and we know how hard it is find gift ideas for family and friends. As such, here’s our annual list of suggested gifts that suits every budget.

For the beauty queens

For those who are concerned about their complexion, why not get one of the limited edition Skincare Secrets Holiday Collection of universally-loved cult favourites from FOREO? The beauty-tech powerhouse has a range of modern marvels that mimic procedures such as sonic cleansing and LED therapy performed at the dermatologist’s office or facial spa to ensure one’s skin stays flawless and youthful – from the convenience of your home. FOREO’s 4 carefully-curated luxurious Skincare Secrets collection include:

UFO™ 2 SET (S$428, U.P. S$577.50)
Created just for the beauty junkie, this set will please even the most discerning of skincare lovers. Consisting of the best-selling sonic-powered mask treatment device UFO™ 2 and five boxes of FARM TO FACE Power-Activated Masks, get ready for the dewiest skin yet! If you’re worried about any puffiness, pores, and inflammation after all the safely-distanced holiday indulgence might leave you with, the eight light therapy colours and thermo- and cryo-functions this set boasts is the ultimate gift to pamper yourself.

UFO™ MINI 2 SET (S$280, U.P. S$401.50)
Not sure what to get for the friend who has everything? This set helps to unlock the full potential of skincare. Treat oneself to a pampering spa treatment in the comfort of your home with the UFO™ MINI 2! This nifty device combines thermo-therapy, LED light therapy, and FOREO’s trademarked T-Sonic Pulsations to help you achieve a supercharged facial in just two minutes. The set also comes with both FARM TO FACE and DAILY DUO Power-Activated Masks to ensure your skin stays hydrated, even if you’re headed to a dry wintry country.

LUNA™ MINI 2 + UFO™ MINI 2 SET (S$319, U.P S$529.90)
Perfect for the friend who is always on the go or if you have always been itching to try FOREO, this starter set is specially curated to give you the best cleansing and skincare routine for a full at-home spa experience. Starring the LUNATM MINI 2 and the UFO™ MINI 2, this set offers the best of both worlds of the brand’s cult favourites. Use the LUNA mini 2 with the Micro-Foam Cleanser to wash away all sweat and dirt, before using the UFO mini 2 with the Acai Berry mask filled with antioxidants for a plumper, younger looking radiant look.

BEAR™ SET ($469, U.P $568)
The Bear Set is the ultimate gift for the luxury spa lover. Tighter, firmer skin is only a click away. Comprising the anti-aging BEAR™ and SERUM SERUM SERUM, “glow” back in time and bid goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles just in time for the festive season! With BEAR’s integrated massage option which utilises advanced microcurrent and T-SonicTM pulsations, you can easily achieve an instant natural facelift at home within minutes. Offering the same treatments found at premium celebrity spas, your inner aesthetician can enjoy a professional spa routine from the comfort of your home while achieving pro-level power and lasting results.

The future of beauty is only about to get brighter, as FOREO is also bringing you back-to-back deals not to be missed through Black Friday with Sephora, as well as the highly-anticipated 12.12 shopping festival with Lazada to keep your skin – and wallet – happy and healthy while at home.

FOREO’s Skincare Secrets collection will be available in-stores and online at premium destinations including Sephora, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya as well as on Lazada, Zalora and Shopee.

For the beauty well-groomed

Skincare is not just for females but for all genders and while peer pressure and societal standards have conditioned a large majority of men to equate skincare as effeminate, we’re glad that this mindset is changing. Men share similar skin concerns as women and with rising demand, it is no wonder that many skincare brands have launched a men’s range. However, the contrast in packaging of the male and female ranges still highlights the need for men to remain as masculine as possible, even while taking care of their skin.

Meet Japanese luxury skincare brand meeth. The innovative beauty brand combines cutting-edge Japanese innovation with naturally-derived ingredients, and has established their presence in Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Singapore. meeth’s skincare philosophy is based on mild, gentle ingredients with new capabilities and as a result, you’ll find products that combine mineral-rich water sourced from Sapporo and Iwanai in Hokkaido, with skin-loving compounds such as Fullerenes and Pentavitin.

We love their gender-neutral, minimalistic and sleek packaging, which means that you can get a set of meeth products for anyone to pamper themselves with!

To learn more about their products and to purchase, please visit their website https://meeth-apac.com.sg

For the body conscious

All ladies need an all-around comfortable and versatile underwear that cinches the waistline or perks up those twins all day – and the best way to do that is through shapewear.

Local brand, Waistlab Wear, is comfortable, cute and even offers a service where you can get a customised fitting appointment to ensure that you get the perfect fit.

For more information or to book a fitting appointment, please visit https://waistlab.co/.

For those who enjoy experiences

It is not a must to give a physical gift and some may prefer experiences as presents because they simply want to spend quality time with their loved ones and not receive something that they may not necessarily use. Some experiences may also fit those who might have a smaller budget. Check out our earlier article about activities to do in December and see what might be something that your loved one might enjoy!

For the fitness enthusiast

Here are two ideas that range from the super budget-friendly to extravagant splurge. First up would be the wristband towel (a very modest S$7 each) that any fitness enthusiast would be happy to receive as it absorbs perspiration and it conveniently wraps around one’s wrist – avoiding the need to hold one’s towel while jogging or leaving it on unsanitary surfaces in the gym.

For those who exercise regularly, muscle aches are a norm and the best way to relieve that would be with a massage gun. Check out our latest review of massage guns and you decide which one fits your budget best.

What is also important these days would be a breathable mask with wicking effect, such like Lululemon Ear Loop Face Mask.

For your colleagues

Food is always a good idea to give to colleagues and The Pine Garden has come up with mini cake sets where you can get a variety of exciting treats and flavours, including their signature Black Forest, Lychee Martini and Mango Pomelo Sago. They even came up with three new flavours just for the season! Besides the mini cake set, there are also log cakes to celebrate together.

If cakes aren’t your thing, then perhaps you may want to consider their customised cookie sets that is a little more personal.

For more information, please visit The Pine Garden’s website https://www.pgcake.com.

For the Cosy Homebody

For those who like to lounge in style and comfort while celebrating togetherness, why not get the Perfectly Oversized Crew with the latest Instill Tight for her or the epitome of holiday laze for him with the City Sweat Joggers and Pullover Hoodie.

For the sweet tooth on a semi-diet

While ’tis the season to be jolly and eat all the yummy goodies, we all know someone who is on some sort of dietary regiment. That’s where you can surprise them with delicious gelato from Momolato that are guilt-free and keto-friendly too!

The Signature Bundle includes three 280ml pints of gelato featuring Korean Strawberry Cheesecake, Triple Couverture Chocolate and Cookies & Cream, and comes with four delicious popsicles – Red Watermelon with Kiwi, Hokkaido Milk with Strawberry, and Lime Mint, and Cookies & Cream. A seasonal colour-fest! S$48.90

The Keto Bundle includes three 280ml pints of Keto Nama Chocolate, Keto Tiramisu and Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel accompanied by four Popsicles – Keto Red Watermelon With Kiwi, Keto Mango Coconut, Keto Cream & Strawberry and Keto Lemon Lime. S$59.90

The Christmas Collection range features just gelato. Go Signature with three 280ml pints of gelato – Korean Strawberry Cheesecake, Triple Couverture Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. S$35.90

The Keto Christmas Collection features two 280ml pints of pure joy – Keto Nama Chocolate and Keto Sea Salt Caramel. $39.90

In addition Momolato is offering Christmas Keto Gelato Cakes – diabetic friendly and sugar free. Enjoy in two flavours – Nama Chocolate and Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, both S$82.

Momolato’s Christmas Bundles, Collections and Keto Cakes are available for delivery or to eat in at their gelateria on 34 Haji Lane.

To order or for more information, please go to www.momolato.com.

For those who are more adventurous

iFly Singapore’s Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for those who seek to give their loved ones a memorable, fun-filled experience during the festive season. Located right beside the Beach Station in Sentosa, the flying experience offer flyers true free-fall conditions – just like a real skydive.

For those who are keen to purchase the gift vouchers, they can do so via https://online.iflysingapore.com/. You can also use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) to purchase the gift vouchers at .

Please note that customers can purchase the gift vouchers using SRV by 31st Dec 2021, and fly before 31st March 2022. 

For those who love their beauty sleep (and hair)

Singapore’s homegrown premium mulberry silk label SOVA is launching a collection of four gift sets in time for Christmas. Curated and packaged into these sets, making perfect gifts for loved ones.

Scrunchies Trio – designed to avoid hair crease and hair breakage while holding up your hair without leaving knocks when you let your hair down.
Hair Set – Silk headband and scrunchies set keeping your hair at by and your face clean with the gentle headband that holds your hair back without tugging at your hairline.
Rest & Relax Set – Featuring SOVA’s lux pillowcases, eye mask, headband and scrunch to give a head start to your selfceare routine.
Dazed & Dream Set – SOVA’s lux pure mulberry silk pillowcases promise a good night sleep, while the eye mask helps block ou light and ensure minimal sleep disruptions, fall into a deep slumber with the aroma from SOVA’s pillow spray, designed to induce sleep and relaxation.
Christmas gift sets range from $50 to $230 and can be purchased at www.sovasilk.com.

Images: Envato (header), FOREO, iFly Singapore, lululemon, meeth, Momolato, The Pine Garden, Snow City, SOVA, Waistlab Co., Wristband Towel

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