Christmas Gift Guide: The green edit

Gifts with a conscience


By Su Fen Tan

Christmas Gift Guide: The green edit

This week’s edition of the beauty gift guide places its focus on brands that believe in natural, plant-based and botanical ingredients. From fragrances to skincare, we’ve curated a handy list that might just help you with your gift-shopping (Christmas is a little over a week away!) this festive season:


Caudalie’s Favourites

If you want to be on the safe side, there is no going wrong with Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. This cult-favourite is a brilliant little multi-tasker: use it as a toner before moisturising, as a priming base and setting spray between makeup, or spritz it on throughout the day for a refreshing pick-me-up. We especially love the therapeutic mint-citrus scent. In this set of Caudalie’s Favourites, it comes with the mild Gentle Buffing Cream, which gently cleanses and purifies the skin while stimulating cell renewal, leaving it clean, soft and radiant—sounds like a dream pair if you ask us. 


Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatherapy Bath & Massage Oils Organic Collection 

For the best friend who has had a lot on her plate to handle recently, this will be the perfect gift for a little me time at home. She will appreciate winding down to a luxurious bubble bath or massage with the therapeutic scents of essential oils, geranium and orange, or rose and pomegranate. 


Kiehl’s Holiday Limited Edition Lip Balm Trio 

Kiehl’s puts a delightful twist on their classic Lip Balm #1 this festive season, with three flavours—Mint, Cranberry and Pear—packaged in the bold, quirky designs of Brooklyn-based artist Jeremyville. With ingredients like sweet almond oil, vitamin E, aloe vera and vitamin A, it soothes and hydrates lips, leaving them soft and supple. 


Aesop The Impassioned Wanderer kit 

The gift sets above take care of the face and body, but we can’t leave out your precious tresses now can we? Enter The Impassioned Wanderer kit by Aesop, a nourishing trio of hair care essentials that consists of the Nurturing Shampoo, Nurturing Conditioner and the Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque—all your needs sorted for soft, lustrous and moisturised locks. 


Melvita Golden Christmas set 

Here is a key to soft, satiny skin: Melvita’s L’Or Bio Extraordinary Oil harnesses the rare and precious oils with deeply nourishing and regenerating properties to pamper, moisturise, beautify and protect the skin, leaving it radiant and glowing with a fresh, sparkling scent. Best part is, the multi-purpose oil works wonders for hair too. This set also includes the L’Or Bio Extraordinary Milk and L’Or Bio Extraordinary Shower. 


L’erbolario Osmanthus Perfumed Candle

Should your loved one appreciate the warm, soothing scents that come with a perfumed candle, treat her to this osmanthus-scented one by L’erbolario. Add a little holiday cheer to your home this Christmas and let the wonderful floral fragrance of the candle spread throughout the room.


The Body Shop Kahaia White Floral Fragrance

From The Body Shop’s Elixirs of Nature range of single-note perfumes, we’ve handpicked the Kahaia for its enchanting, white floral bouquet scent. Here the kahaia flower is accompanied by jasmine sambac and creamy benzoin, creating a fragrance reminiscent of night blooming flowers warmed by the sunrise.

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