Amidst all the holiday gift shopping for family, friends, and colleagues, you tend to forget about the one person you should indulge the most: yourself. And even if you have thought about treating yourself to something nice, it’s not easy to know just what “something nice” even means. After all, you buy yourself food all the time, and that is certainly nice enough.
If that sounds like you, read on to find out 13 special treats you can get yourself this Christmas, because you deserve to be indulged, too!
For your beauty needs
1. FRESH Mindful Masking Set
Nothing says pampering like putting on a face mask to unwind at the end of a long day, which makes the Mindful Masking Set from FRESH the perfect gift to get for yourself. Choose among FRESH’s three best-selling masks (Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask, Rose Face Mask, and Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask) depending on how your skin feels.
Whether your skin is looking dull and tired, or feeling dehydrated and tight, there’s a solution in this mask set for you.
FRESH Mindful Masking Set retails at SGD95, available at all Sephora outlets as well as Sephora’s website.
2. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Whether you are a guy or a gal, we can always do with a little more moisture for our lips. This cult favourite product from Laneige gently exfoliates the lips and replenishes them with moisture, giving you smooth and supple lips over night.
You can use it at night as a sleeping mask or during the day as a lip balm. This sleeping mask will win over even the biggest lip balm hater out there!
You can purchase the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for SGD27 at all Laneige counters islandwide, or online at Lazada.
For the tech geek in you
3. PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger
Our phone comes in contact with all sorts of dirty surfaces throughout the day, yet we don’t even hesitate bringing it up to our face when answering calls. Yuck! This brilliant device from PhoneSoap will sanitise your phone while with a UV sanitiser that kills 99.99% of bacteria on it.
The best thing? It charges your phone at the same time, so you will always wake up with your phone not only sparkling clean but also fully charged. The two charging ports can work with any device.
The PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger will cost you USD79.95, and is available for order from Amazon.
4. Cooluli Mini Fridge
Sometimes the fridge is just too far away and this mini fridge, be it to store beer on your work desk or skincare on your vanity, will be the unnecessary but life-changing purchase you need in your life!
It even comes with a USB port so you can connect it to a power bank for the ultimate on-the-go refrigerating solution.
The Cooluli Mini Fridge retails for SGD180.62 on Amazon.
5. Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer
This Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer is one of those things that you roll your eyes at when hearing the price tag but secretly wonder what is so special about it. After all, you can find a decent blowdryer for just under $50.
But there is a reason this is so highly raved about, and if you find yourself repeatedly adding it to your online shopping cart only to remove it over and over again, perhaps it’s time to consider a splurge.
The Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer uses controlled airflow to gently dry your hair, preventing frizz and overheating. The thoughtfully designed styling concentrator and diffuser, as well as the various heat and speed settings allow for a precise drying and styling experience.
The Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer retails for SGD599, available alt all Dyson stores (see full list here) as well as on their website.
You will receive a complimentary case of your choice with every purchase. Personalise the case with your initials embossed on it, exclusively at Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab Funan.
For a restful sleep
6. Slipsilk™ Pillowcase
Sleep like royalty with this Slipsilk™ Pillowcase made of highest grade mulberry silk. The smooth, natural finish of silk will keep your hair from frizzing and prevents knots, tangles, and even breakage. No more bed head and creases all over your cheek when you wake up!
The Slipsilk™ Pillowcase is available in King and Queen sizes, and can be purchased from Sephora’s website starting from SGD130.
7. Quility Premium Weighted Blanket
It seems like every influencer on Instagram and their mum are sleeping with a weighted blanket these days. But it’s not all marketing hype and gimmicks. Researches have shown that weighted blankets help improve many mental conditions such as anxiety, stress, and insomnia. And even if you don’t suffer from any of those conditions (lucky you!), a weighted blanket does improve overall sleep quality. So there’s no down side to it, really!
This particular weighted blanket from Quility is the most popular and highly rated on Amazon. It consists of seven layers with the outer most layer made of breathable, 100% cotton fabric, offering supreme comfort and warmth. It is available in a wide range of weights between five and 30 pounds (approximately 2.3 to 13.6kg). The recommended weight for a blanket is 10% of your body weight, so you can calculate and pick the perfect one for your body.
The Quility Premium Weighted Blanket is priced at SGD119.70 on Amazon.
8. Muji Aroma Diffuser
Complete the ultimate night ritual with this aroma diffuser from Muji, which diffuses the aroma of your preferred essential oil through ultrasonic waves. It also contains a lamp with an ambient glow and two light settings to set the perfect mood in your bedroom.
This Muji Aroma Diffuser retails for SGD89, available at all Muji stores islandwide.
For your kitchen
9. Smeg Toaster
Make your morning toast feel more gourmet with this toaster from Smeg. It comes in a range of pastel colours and goes great with kitchen that has a retro style aesthetic.
The extra-wide slots will comfortably fit any bagels or thick-cut bread. It has six toasting levels and four functions (defrost, reheat, cancel and a bagel setting) so you can adjust the settings to your liking and have your slice of bread toasted to perfection!
You can get the Smeg toaster at TANGS or on their online store.
10. Le Creuset Round French Oven
Ask any cook worth their salt and they will tell you to invest in a high quality pot like a French oven, also known as Dutch oven. This French oven from iconic French brand Le Creuset is made fromenamelled cast iron, ensuring optimal moisture retention and even heat distribution. The enamel surface of the interior allows for easy cleaning and prevents chipping.
Le Creuset Round French Oven comes in a variety of sizes and vibrant colours, available at Lazada as well as various department stores islandwide (see full list of locations here). Prices start from SGD189 on Lazada.
For your new year’s fitness plan
11. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch
Up your fitness game in the new year with the ultimate health trackher Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch. The latest OS4.1 software update releasing this December brings with it 24/7 heart rate tracking with improved accuracy and an alarm feature called Smart Wake, which starts vibrating gently at the optimal time during your sleep cycle so you can wake up feeling well-rested and refreshed.
Other features include six-day battery life, water resistance up to 50 metres, and Fitbit Pay, which lets you access your credit and debit cards and pay on the go,
The Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch retails for SGD318 on Lazada.
12. LIFORME Yoga Mat
If you are a seasoned yogi, it’s time to upgrade your regular mat to this one from LIFORME. Considered one of the best yoga mats out there, the LIFORME Yoga Mat is made of natural rubber for excellent grip even when wet, with an intricate system of practical alignment markers to guide you in your practice.
At 185cm long x 68cm wide, this mat is larger than most yoga mats, making it particularly useful for male yogis.
You can purchase the LIFORME Yoga Mat from their website or Amazon, available in various colours. Prices start from USD149.95.
13. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Stay well hydrated during your gym sessions or outdoor adventures with this insulated stainless steel water bottle from Hydro Flask.The double wall material keeps your drink cold up to 24 hours without condensation, perfect for long-distance activities such as hiking.
The flip lid also makes it possible to use this bottle as a takeaway coffee or tea tumbler. No more single-use plastic cups!
Hydro Flask Water Bottles are available in various sizes, colours and lid styles. The 16oz version with flip lid retails for SGD46.90 on Lazada.