Christmas 2015 gift ideas

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Buying that perfect gift is always difficult.  You want to send your love in a gift box, say thank you with a parcel or simply spread the festive cheer this giving season with a beautiful, practical, loveable gift choice for the special ones in your life.

We’ve taken our pick of whats available this Christmas Gift 2015 season and we know you’ll find the perfect gift to match your sentiment that will delight the recipient.

FESTIVE SPARKLE AND ELEGANT ACCESSORIES

Happy Dove

This Happy Dove necklace is a masterpiece of origami design, see how the open wings are set to embrace your loved ones and hold them close to your heart this festive season and beyond. Happy Dove necklace is available in18k White Gold, Yellow Gold or 18k Rose Gold at all Lee Hwa Jewellery Boutiques from November. For pricing and information, please view Lee Hwa Jewellery.

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The PANDORA Winter Collection captures the Crystallised Snowflake where Winter fairytales can be created with subtle statements or extreme embellishment. On a ‘cool’ winter night, light up her looks with jewellery inspired by the stars. The PANDORA Winter Collection is available at all PANDORA boutiques islandwide.

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Keep your globetrotter guy on time with a brand-new watch.  These and many more timepiece choices (for ladies and men) are available at Bering now.  Prices starting at $399.

Small Shou Enamel Bangle

This small shou enamel bangle in a choice of colours will delight those who appreciate the stylish, modern yet traditional Chinese designs.  These bangles and other similar items are available at Shanghai Tang now.  Check HERE for store details.

 

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This Jujumade Toggle Necklace will add a touch of art to any lady’s outfit.  At S$329 available from Gallery & Co, this festive season give your Art Lover a special piece of jewellery that is elegant, stylish in the most simple way.

THROW A PARTY WITH STYLISH TABLEWARES

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If your friends enjoy inviting you over for a soiree and relish the accessories and decor they use to set their table then why not give them something that is practical to their party aficionados side.

Cake stands, tableware, premium partyware, decorations and baking essentials from the UK and US at Dreams & Confetti feature styles for all and every party.

Tea and Cake Lovers will be delighted to receive feminine and elegant teapots and teacups, cake stands and pedestal plates.  (teapots priced from $62.90, tea/coffee mugs priced from $28.90 each, Mosser Glass footed cake stand at $130, Rosanna pedestal tower of 6 at $199.)

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Stylish and Quirky gifts will thrill – black, white and gold combinations for pure sophistication. (Cosmetic bags at $36.90, ceramic trays and boxes from $29.90 and tote bags at $49.90.)

The boutique is also the exclusive Singapore distributor of international brands including Rosanna, Mosser Glass and Sugarfina. Dreams and Confetti is located at Great World City #02-20C/D, and you can shop at their online store .

Dragon Decanter & Wine Glasses

Shanghai Tang feature some enchanting, mythical and traditional Chinese gifts suited to every festive feast.  This beautiful set (decanter and wine glasses) is sure to bring out the best in your festive wine.  While the coin lattice espresso cup and saucer will finish every coffee lover’s meal off perfectly.

Coin Lattice Espresso Cup and Saucer in Red, Dark Green, Caladon, and Yellow

EDUCATIONAL AND EDUTAINING SURPRISES

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Aunts, God Mothers – any ladies buying presents for children.  Times at Marina Square carry, not only books and books galore for children but also, educational toys and games that stimulate, cultivate and promote creativity and make learning fun and exciting.

We also can’t get enough of their adult colouring book selection.  There is nothing more relaxing that going back to our childhood of choosing colours, scribbling away and creating a masterpiece.  Get colouring books, coloured fine line pens and high quality pencils at Times.

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Art can really inspire the little ones to become interested in, not only art but, the world, galaxy and beyond.  The Moon Art Print by Atomic Printworks truly will inspire them to dream big and reach for the stars as they grow in every way.  The Moon Art Print is available from Gallery & Co at a price of $74.90

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Kids will love this fun pencil case – Dino Rectangle Pencil Case by Cath Kidston priced $22.  Fill it with practical pens, pencils, eraser and ruler and maybe add in a candy or two for good measure!

Hampers Make for Pleasing Gifts

Receiving a specially curated or basket with mixed goodies is always sure to please the recipient.  Whether you are choosing for assistant at work who always goes the extra mile to ensure you meet deadlines, your helpful neighbour who takes in your deliveries safely or your helper who deserves a huge thank you for a year of hard work, hampers truly are pleasing gifts.

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For family members or for corporate clients, combine the good feelings of gift-giving and supporting a social cause as Simply Hamper partners with Metta Café.  This giving season, Simply Hamper packages cannot only include well known food and beverage brands (including a fine selection of wines) but will also including a selection of delicious treats from the Metta Café.

With prices starting at SGD$80 for the Metta Café Charity Hamper and up to SGD$ 450 for the Luxury Series The Christmas Carol, it’s guaranteed freshness and sure to please the recipient.  Simply Hamper festive hampers are now available for pre-ordering.  Order online HERE, or call 6444 3011, and expect delivery at the door between 16th November and 25th December 2015.  A full list of Festive Series hampers by Simply Hamper can be viewed HERE.

BATH & BODY TO PAMPER AND GLOW

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The Body Shop is packed with gifting delights she and he will appreciate.  With a new seasonal ingredient in store : Frosted Plum is sweet, sophisticated extracts of plum for the orchard in Turkey.  This blend of ripe plum, magnolia and peony notes is a special edition fruity floral perfect for festive season.  The Frosted Plum collection includes Shimmer Mist at S$21.90, Sugar Scrub at S$36.90 and more.

MODERN GENT’S SHAVING KIT_WITH PRODUCTS

Maca Root Shaving Kit includes Maca Root Shave Cream, Maca Root Razor Relief and Shave Brush at $52.90.

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Known for luxuries from France, L’Occitane, this festive season are bringing in an unexpected collaboration.  With a fusion of scents and flavours, L’Occitane and pastry chef Pierre Hermé blend and stir-up some unusual fragrances.  Try Jasmin Immortelle Neroli – a sheer lightness yet filled with sensual richness that is floral and absolutely feminine;

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Pamplemousse Rhubarbe – Pierre Hermé brings together the exceptional flavours of Rhubarb, Clove and Nutmeg to give a vibrant and mischievous fragrance; or, Miel Mandarine – a curious mix of fruity and floral scents such as Mandarin Orange and Honey.  Prices start at just $15 (hand cream 30ml), with shower gel (250ml) priced at $33, EDT (75ml) at $97.  The full collection, including Silky body lotion, performed soap, lip balm are available at all L’Occitane stores.

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Treat someone who deserves a well earned relax with a Revive and Restore treatment at The Spa Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.  The treatment begins with a body scrub using pure bamboo extracts, followed by a Revive Bamboo body massage with warm bamboo sticks to relax muscles and ease tension. Guests who enjoy this treatment will also receive a complimentary gift, The Star, Revive Bath and Shower Oil.

Or, give Ultimate Bath Jewels, containing ten miniature award-winning blends of bath and shower oils, or the Nourishing Enrich body scrub, body oil and body butter for soft and radiant skin. Give the gift of therapeutic luxury with the Skincare and Body Ritual set consisting of an enzyme peel, overnight repair mask, bath and shower oil.

To book the Revive and Restore treatment, purchase The Spa gift cards or to enquire more details, do call 6885 3533 or email mosin-spa@mohg.com

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THE GIFT FOR HIM

Does your man complain that shaving on a daily basis causes him skin sensitivity and irritation?  To combat this, Philips have developed the Philips Shaver series 7000 and Philips Shaver series 5000 to address the very root cause of this irritation – friction between shavers and the skin.

We are told that both ranges are designed to relieve discomfort and allow men to shave with maximum comfort, every single day;

  • Shaver series 7000 features Comfort Rings that sport an anti-friction microbead coating made up of thousands of powder-like beads for maximum comfort, making it the number one Philips shaver for sensitive skin. Prices for the 7000 Series start at $269. (image above)
  • Shaver series 5000 (image above) features a rounded profile head and Skin Protection system which is designed to protect the skin 10 times better than regular blades. No more nicks and cuts as the protective caps prevent the blades from damaging the skin. Prices for the 5000 Series start at just $139.

There’s no better time to purchase the gift for him – the Philips Shaver – than now.  CLICK HERE for more details and to enjoy 40% discount from the Philips 9000, 7000 and 5000 Series Shavers.

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Clare Victoria…British born and a Yorkshire girl through and through, Clare left the familiarity of home many moons ago. Having lived, worked and experienced the highs and lows of being a foreigner in both France and Singapore, Clare has grown into a truly international lady. Her passion is writing about anything that will interest, enlighten and offer inspiration to her readers.

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