The leading women in your life deserve the best and Christmas is a great time to show that you care, especially with a thoughtful gift.
Whether she’s into self-care or adventure, our gift guide gives you inspiration for the perfect item to present her with.
Gift of good vibes: a CRYST candle
CRYST specialises in hand-pour crystal-infused fragrances that help you feel positive while spreading positivity.
Its candles are made with soy wax and as you light them, you’ll watch them melt till an affirmation note is revealed while it fills your room with a pleasing scent.
After the wax has melted, remove the crystals embedded using a spoon to incorporate them into your daily self-care ritual.
There are several scents you can choose from:
- I Speak My Truth: Rose & Hyacinth with Blue Aventurine Crystal
- I Attract Positivity: Gardenia & Jasmine with Citrine Crystal
- I Am Happy: Pear & Amber with Prehinite Crystal
- I Feel Grateful: Orange & Basil with Amethyst Crystal
- I Trust Myself: Herb & Bamboo with Smoky Quartz Crystal
- I Love Myself: Mimosa & Patchouli with Rose Quartz Crystal
CRYST candles are available at its website. Prices start from S$35.
Gift of good sleep: Tempur Original Pillow
We know how quality sleep can make or break our day.
Help the leading woman in your life get a good night’s rest, every day with a pillow with a contoured design that offers optimal neck and spine support.
Besides its shape, it also contains the unique Tempur Material that gently conforms to its user, delivering pressure-relieving comfort and personalised support.
Recommended for side and back sleepers, this is available in various sizes to fit its user perfectly.
Price starts from S$339 and is available at Tempur retailers and Shopee.
Gift of style: Pandora Moments Collection
There’s something intimate about giving a piece of jewellery, because it’s something she can put on herself and be reminded of you every day. It gets even more special when you can personalise it with charms you choose at Pandora.
The latest Pandora Moments collection features celestial-themed rings, bracelets, dangles, charms and earrings in sterling silver and 14k gold-plated finishes.
We particularly love the items seen in the photo above: Icy Snowflake Drop Charm (S$99) that moves along with her movement, Winter Blue Snowflake Murano Charm (S$69) that has a glittery, bubbled effect, and Celestial Shooting Star Heart Double Dangle Charm (S$99) with moonlight blue man-made crystals, trails of clear cubic zirconia pave, and an engraved message of “I fall in love with you every day”.
Items from the Pandora Moments collection are available now at all Pandora stores and e-store.
Gift of travelling in style: Samsonite RED x BTS
If the favourite woman in your life is planning for lots of travelling in 2023, check out the Samsonite RED x BTS Butter Recipe collaboration that was recently launched. ”
The collection features 11 products, including luggage, backpacks, crossbody bags, tote bags and travel accessories, all adorned with the “melting butter’”image inspired by the energy of BTS’ song Butter.
Each luggage is equipped with the printed graphic motifs wheel caps that represent the song, as well as a DIY customisation kit that allows customers to interchange the components including the logo plate, luggage handle and wheel caps.
The Butter Recipe Collection will be available in store at ION, Suntec, Funan, Bugis+, online, Samsonite Lazada Flagship store and KrisShop Online.
Gift of luxury grooming: Dyson limited edition Vinca Blue & Rose hairstyling devices
She may already be eyeing one of Dyson’s hairstyling tools – why not gift her the limited edition one that’s just been launched for the festive season.
The Airwrap multi-styler and Supersonic hairdryer are now available in a gorgeous Vinca Blue & Rosé colourway for a limited time only.
You can also make it extra special by personalising the hair care presentation case the device comes in. Deboss up to three initials in your choice of foil colour and enjoy gift-wrapping services at any Dyson Demo Stores.
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Vinca Blue & Rosé gift set is priced at S$649 and the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler Vinca Blue & Rosé gift set is priced at S$849. Both are available at Dyson Demo Stores and the brand’s website.
Gift of self-improvement: Self-help books
Help her discover her strengths and be more at peace, productive and happier. Self-improvement books can sometimes be life-changing. Here are a few of our recommendations.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
The Japanese believe that everyone has an ikigai, loosely translated as their “reason for living”. Ikigai is usually seen as where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect.
The authors of this book interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds, to learn more about the meaning of ikigai and how it brings satisfaction to their lives, along with practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life retails for S$24.84 at Book Depository. There’s a promotion at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see updated price.
Love For Imperfect Things
A follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim talks about self-care in this book, with an argument that it’s only by accepting yourself, including flaws that make you who you are, that you can have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends.
Love For Imperfect Things retails for S$19.17 at Book Depository.
Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential
Written by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, who had research for decades on achievement and success, this book talks about the power of our mindset and how it relates to success.
The book introduces the idea that it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.
Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential retails for S$21.53 at Book Depository. There’s a promotion at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see updated price.
Gift of glowing skin: Charlotte Tilbury 4 Magic Steps To Hydrated, Glowing Skin Set
This holiday limited edition set contains four bestselling products from Charlotte Tilbury: a mini Glow Toner that reveals smoother skin, mini Magic Serum that improves skin’s hydration, 30ml Magic Cream that cushions skin in moisture, and mini Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil that nourishes skin – in other words, a complete routine for glowing skin.
If you’re not familiar with beauty products, let us be the one to tell you that this holiday set is something that any skincare enthusiast will be happy to receive. You really can’t go wrong with it.
Charlotte Tilbury 4 Magic Steps To Hydrated, Glowing Skin Set retails for S$280 and is available at Sephora.
Gift for her next adventure: Hydro Flask
If your favourite woman is an adventurous soul, she’ll love a great bottle like this one.
Its superior insulation eliminates condensation while keeping beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. Fitting most backcountry water filters, it is made with durable 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel construction.
This even has a Flex Boot for added protection and traction on slippery surfaces.
The Hydro Flask comes in many sizes and colours and we’re currently in love with the new line in neon shades.
A Hydro Flask in Neon shades retails for S$76.90. Its line of products is available at Shopee.