From efficacious skincare to a 23.75-karat golden hair dryer, these gifts for the woman (or women) in your life will earn you points all year long.
Joyce Cheo, Denise Kok, Ariel Lim
Aman’s Nourishing Sacred Heart Balm
Guests checking into Aman often find themselves cocooned in a sanctuary of calm. That very same grounding effect translates into the luxury hotel group’s debut skincare line, beautifully housed in bottles and jars designed by architect Kengo Kuma. Inspired by the elegant sinuous curves of Japanese ceramics and crafted from recyclable glass, each of the 30 products in the collection set the stage for natural ingredients such as palo santo, rare Peruvian muds, and wild-harvested Amazon butters. The Sacred Heart Balm, formulated with emollient shea and murumuru seed (extracted from a palm native to the Amazon rainforest) butters, is an exceedingly luxurious body balm fragranced with a heady mix of tuberose, frangipani, and vanilla. Perfect for those looking to hydrate and soften the skin after a hot bath.
Dyson Supersonic 23.75 karat gold hair dryer
The Rolls-Royce of hairdryers has gotten an upgrade – in 23.75 karat gold, no less. The first of its kind, it is gilt in gold using a traditional hand-gilding method - a nod to the history of gold leaf application. In addition to its sleek exterior, the Dyson Supersonic 23.75 karat gold hair dryer utilises the brand’s unique air multiplier technology to allow for swift drying and styling, ensuring that her tresses are protected from heat damage.
Louis Vuitton Scented Candle Dehors Il Neige
Spoil your lady with this lavish gift from Louis Vuitton. Cast in handmade ceramic, each Louis Vuitton candle doesn’t just take her on an olfactory journey but also doubles up as an elegant ornament. With a leather handle, they are designed to be travel-friendly so she can recreate the ambience of home wherever her journeys take her. Best of all? These handpoured candles are made of wax that is of the finest quality that is infused with fine fragrance materials. Our favourite is Dehors Il Neige, which contains star anise, cinnamon, raspberry and metallic aldehydes to evoke memories of winter days spent in chalets perched atop snow-capped mountains and surrounded by pine forests.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème
The luxury skincare brand’s signature La Crème now comes in a lovely rose gold packaging as part of its Holiday 2018 collection. Within it still lies the age-defying cream that counts its Illuminating Complex EX as the key ingredients. Formulated to deliver only the best skincare actives to cells, it brightens, retexturises, moisturises and smooths the complexion for plumper, younger-looking skin over time.
Giorgio Armani Si Passione EDP
Celebrate her passion for life with this luminous eau. Concocted with a blend of pear, vanilla, rose, heliotrope and jasmine, this fruity-floral encapsulates a woman’s pursuit for passion, vitality, beauty and joy, and is perfect for everyday wear.
Combining multiple skin-loving technology in one handy device, this is the ultimate beauty must-have as it cuts skin-prep time dramatically. Designed to be used with Foreo’s range of UFO masks, this nifty gadget boosts skin’s absorption of active ingredients via its heating treatment and T-sonic pulsations. It also has a cooling mode to help tighten pores and soothe inflammation. Moreover, it has a full spectrum of LED lights, including red, green and blue to stimulate collagen production, inhibit melanin production and kill acne-causing bacteria respectively.
Lancer Intensive Night Treatment
Formulated to support skin’s self-regenerative process while she sleeps, this nourishing night cream harnesses cutting-edge technology with natural ingredients for powerful anti-ageing benefits. One of its key ingredients is Hyaplex, a unique cross-linked compound that consists of hyaluronic acid, peptides and phytocompounds to accelerate skin repair and replenish lost moisture for plump and supple skin. Marula oil helps rebuild skin barrier, thanks to its high concentration of fatty acids, while bio-engineered soy bean extract reduces skin flakiness.
Chanel Sublimage L’Essence Fondamentale
As the pinnacle of luxury skincare, this replenishing serum is the culmination of harnessing nature’s best ingredients and technological know-how in order to extract the most potent actives from within. The result? This lightweight serum that packs a punch. It contains Solidago extract, Intense Vanilla Planifolia Water, Hyaluronic Acid and Vegetal Butter to firm, hydrate, protect and nourish even the most demanding of skin. Over time, skin looks more even-toned and radiant, while elasticity and suppleness is improved.
Perfect for experiencing the deeply restorative and invigorating properties of Aromatherapy Associates’ Bath & Shower Oils, this is the perfect gift for any loved one. Featuring 10 of the brand’s potent blends, they are travel-friendly so she can luxuriate in a warm bath anywhere she goes. Our favourite is Deep Relax, a guaranteed sleep-in-a-bottle that contains vertivert, chamomile and sandalwood essential oils to calm your senses and relax your mind and body for a restful slumber.