Gifts Of Love

Want to up your gifting game? These babies will put megawatt smiles on their receivers and make you everyone’s fave Santa.

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Want to up your gifting game? These babies will put megawatt smiles on their receivers and make you everyone’s fave Santa.

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For your corporate BFF who works hard for her money

1. Aesop Maps of Light Andromeda Gift Kit, $155, which includes Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash (500ml), Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm (75ml), A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser (200ml) and Rind Concentrate Body Balm (120ml).

2. Skin Inc Mask to Perfection, $148 (worth $195), which includes Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask (30ml), Pure Revival Peel (20ml), and Get Glowin’ Brightening Mask (30ml).

3. Clarins Face Lifting Experts, $106 (worth $188), featuring Shaping Facial Lift (50ml), Shaping Facial Lift Wrap (15ml), UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 PA++++ Neutral (10ml), Defining Eye Lift (8ml) and a Clarins Holiday Pouch.

4. Fresh Skincare Sensations, $165 (worth $201), which includes Soy Face Cleanser, Rose Face Mask, Black Tea Age-Delay Cream, Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream with Super 7 Complex, and Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15.

5. Origins Cozy Comforts, $78 (worth $128), which includes Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream (125ml), Ginger Burst Savory Body Wash (100ml), Smoothing Souffle Whipped Body Cream (125ml) and Salt Suds Foaming Body Wash (100ml).

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For the lucky chick who deserves a treat

1. Clarisonic X Keith Haring Special Edition Mia 2 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush, $220, which includes a universal voltage charger, sensitive brush head, trial-sized cleanser and protective travel case.

2. Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Crème Brulee Duet, $78, which includes Souffle Body Crème, Honey Bath and a wooden honey dipper.

3. NARS x Steven Klein Dead of Summer Dual- Intensity Eye Shadow Palette, $85, featuring shades Studly, Stag Film, Subra and Blackmail, and Larger Than Life Eyeliner Via Veneto in Black.

4. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Holiday Limited Edition, $149, featuring Bonbon’s signature couture bow in Swarovski crystals.

5. LANEIGE 2015 Lucky Holiday Spade: Limited Edition BB Cushion Color Therapy Box (Holiday Edition), $59 (worth $109), featuring BB Cushion (15g), Power Essential Skin Refine (25ml), Balancing Emulsion (25ml), Water Sleeping Mask (15ml), Clear C Advanced Effector (15ml), Water Bank Eye Gel (3ml), Water Bank Gel Cream_ EX (10ml) and Lip Sleeping Mask (3g).

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For the fun-loving friend who’s always the life of the party

1. Estée Lauder Holiday Compacts Snow Globe, $600, a beautifully adorned solid perfume compact featuring Estée Lauder’s Beautiful fragrance.

2. ETUDE HOUSE Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint, $13.90.

3. Benefit Get The Party Started! Kit, $95, which includes Posie Tint, The POREfessional Pro Balm, “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer and a mini They’re Real! Push-up Liner in a reusable festive tin.

4. M.A.C Mini Patent Polish Lip Kit in Pink, $65, which comes in shades Rosy Pink, Deep Blue Pink, Washed Out Lilac and Mauvy Pink.

5. Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks, $50, featuring Liquified Long Wear deluxe lipstick trio and three Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes in Nude & Love Hangover, Fig & Your Love Is King and Peony & Justify My Love.

6. Biotherm Aquasource Limited Edition Jumbo 125ml, $120 (worth $173)

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For the travel junkie who’s constantly zipping around the world

1. Tarte Stroke Of Midnight Brush Set & Travel Case, $69, featuring five limitededition makeup brushes (The Buffer Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Complexion Brush and Blush Brush) in a sequin brush box.

2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian The Fragrance Wardrobe For Her (8 fragrances, 11ml each), $235, featuring Aqua Universalis Forte, Aqua Vitae Forte, A la Rose, APOM Femme, Lumière Noire Femme, Amyris Femme, Féminin Pluriel and OUD Satin Mood.

3. Lancôme Holiday 2015 L’Absolu Palette $98, featuring six luminous eyeshadows in Beige, Or, Bronze, Taupe, Prune and Violet, Lip Base, and lipsticks in Rouge Universel and Bordeaux.

4. Burt’s Bees Classics in Your Purse, $22, which includes mini Res-Q Ointment, mini Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Lip Balm Beeswax Tin and two Intense Hydration Treament Masks.

5. Crabtree & Evelyn Memory Makers Musical Hand Therapy Tin (set of six), $58, which includes favourite fragrances like Caribbean Island Wild Flowers, Evelyn Rose, Lavender, Citron, Verbana and Lavender de Provence & Pear and Pink Magnolia.