Christmas Gift Guide: Last minute stocking stuffers for the beauty lover

Before panic mode sets in


By Wei Yeen Loh

Christmas Gift Guide: Last minute stocking stuffers for the beauty lover

It’s T minus seven as we count down to Christmas weekend when an onslaught of festive gatherings and Secret Santa sessions will be held. There’s nothing as nerve-racking as last minute shopping sessions, but don’t get too frazzled as this list will ensure your Saturday night spent scouring the mall will culminate in fruitful results:

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker (RM190) has everything you would want, need, and more. Firstly, the delightful cracker packaging it comes in is already a beauty in its own right, but more importantly—its four travel-sized goodies are too good of a steal to miss out on. The Pomegranate Noir scented candle is a charming scent for the living space, while the Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash will be a great addition for the powder room. But for the gift recipient, Peony & Blush Suede Body Creme and Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne would make her day.


Trust us when we say that this chic gold set will set hearts racing upon first glance. Burberry’s My Burberry Luxury Coffret (RM960) is for the ultimate beauty lover who enjoys a decadently-scented treat or two. The set includes My Burberry Festive Eau de Parfum (90ml) that has shimmering gold flakes to bring on the festive sparkle, My Burberry Shimmering Body Oil (30ml) for an extra shimmery effect on the skin, and Gold Glow, a pressed powder that is delicately scented with My Burberry EDP and boosts your complexion’s radiance throughout the day.


Safe gift choices in our beauty books include hydrating creams to ensure that the recipient’s always got her moisturisation routine down pat. It Cosmetics’ Confidence in a Cream (RM59) comes in a delightful packaging that you can hang on a Christmas tree. Not forgetting, its concoction of collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal help to minimise appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-ageing concentrates within the formula also improve the texture of your skin, and it’s hypoallergenic in case she’s got sensitive skin.

The importance of beauty sleep is oft-overlooked, as winding down doesn’t come easy for some people. This Works Dream Team Duo is aimed for the energizer bunny who’s in need of a de-stressing, relaxing sleep with Stress Less, a natural remedy made of eucalyptus and lavender oil to relieve tension and allow a deeper breathing; and Deep Sleep Pillow Spray that’s filled with essential oils of lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile. A spritz or two will work wonders in calming your nerves and prepping you for dreamland in a jiffy.


This pint-sized lip balm packs a punch with its packaging, but what’s not to love about By Terry’s best-selling Baume de Rose? This limited edition tube comes in a pearly pink finish, and promises reparative properties along with a touch of non-sticky shine that leaves a smooth, plumping effect on your lips. Perfect for the jet-setter who’s always on-the-go.

Lipstick lovers will gush over Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink (RM225) that targets to enhance the lips accurately and imbue it with pigmented colour. The lip ink has mineral powder of clay to stabilise the colour blends for an intense finish, while ultra-soluble resin allows the colour to stay put on your lips for hours. The high-precision brush that’s included in the set wraps around the form of the lips for hassle-free, ultra-precise application. Hint: This coffret should be included in your beauty bag as well.

For those who love sprightly details in their beauty bag, Shu Uemura’s holiday collection in collaboration with artist Takashi Murakami this year will be perfect picks. The range features his signature floral motifs with happy expressions — a cheery way indeed to perk up your beauty shelf. Shu Uemura x Murakami Cosmic Blossom’s Cushion Foundation provides high coverage for a flawless finish, maximum protection from the sun with SPF 50+ PA+++, and minimises the effects of dark spots with brightening actives. 


One thing we can’t resist when it comes to stocking stuffers is the fun, snazzy packaging it comes in, and Sephora Collection’s The Mini Kisses checks all the right boxes. Equipped with three luscious shades (Cotton Candy, Pink Bubblegum, and Charming), these shades are guaranteed to deliver a pretty pout. 


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