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Less than a month to go! Here's our gift guide for the lovely women in your life!
Who said calendars need be boring? This customisable, gold foiled calendar on wooden stand from Pine on Paper will make for a pretty and bright addition to any work desk. Best of all, you can personalise both the front and back of the wooden stand with an engraving of your choice. Pine on Paper 2018 Desk Calendar, $24.90, from www.pinepapergoods.com. Shop it here. Share the joy of gifting with these fresh boxes of blooms from The Bloom Box. Affordably priced at $35 nett with free same-day delivery island-wide, showing your love has never been this convenient. They come in dried flowers baby bloom box editions as well - pop over to their booth this weekend at Public Garden Christmas 2017 to get those at $25 to $30. Details on their FB & IG pages. The Bloom Box, $25 and up, from www.thebloombox.com.sg. Shop them here. Adorn your girls with these lovely jewellery pieces from The Mindful Company that are equal parts stylish and thoughful. Designed for the contemporary female and their friendships, their collection of minimalistic rings, engraved bracelets and printed tote bags are chic and subtle reminders of female strength and empowerment. The Mindful Company, rings (pictured) at $78 and bracelet (pictured) at $68, from www.mindful-company.com. Shop them here. There’s something for every girl at Our Bralette Club. A local lingerie e-commerce brand, it offers sexy, comfortable bralettes and other lingerie solutions in a wide range of sizes for every body type. And they want us to know that quality and comfort for our girls does not need to come with a hefty price tag as well, with most of their products priced under $25. Our Bralette Club, prices start at $8.80, from www.ourbraletteclub.com. Shop them here. Charles & Keith has curated a special holiday gift guide that starts from an affordable price tag of $30. For ladies who simply adore their fashion accessories, be sure to browse through their selection of leather goods with a touch of sparkle and fluff. Our pick? This nifty and compact textured square wallet that comes in 3 glittery (!) colours and tons of compartments. Charles & Keith Textured Square Wallet, $39.90, from www.charleskeith.com. Shop it here. Give a great start to your girlfriends’ day with kikki.K’s latest Morning Rituals Homewares collection. Aside from its sweetly soothing palette of soft pink and grey, with gold foil and other speckled detailing – the collection also includes a mix of accessories that reminds and motivates you to enjoy the little things in life, a certain je ne sais sais quoi so to speak. k.kki.K, prices start at $19.90 and up, from www.kikki-k.com. Shop the collection here. A red lip is the go-to lip colour for the festive season. Rihanna probably knows this - which is why she lauched this head-turning matte red Stunna Lip Paint for the women of the world and for that we are grateful. Reputed to be suitable for all skin tones, this gift is a no-brainer for any makeup fanatic girlfriend who'd appreciate the impact of a red lip look. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, $36, from www.sephora.sg. Shop it here. Get the best of Fresh for your girlfriend with this complete set of essential skincare that includes their most popular products. Gentle, lightweight and soothing, this rose-filled kit will protect the skin from bad beauty days and provide much needed hydration and protection for the face and lips. Kit includes Soy Face Cleanser (50ml), Rose Face Mask (30ml), Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (30ml) and Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (4.3g). Fresh’s Rose Hydration Heroes, now $78, from www.sephora.sg. Shop it here. No one can resist a good ol’ pampering sesh for their cuticles. If you’re looking to have your sister or girlfriend pampered, look no further than The Nail Social. It offers manicure, pedicure and foot massage services, drinks and snacks, as well as fair trade retail under one roof. But that’s not all: As a socially-conscious nail salon, it reaches out to the underprivileged such as single mothers, ex-offenders and women from low-income households in a bid to give back to society, providing them training and employment. They offer an e-gift certificate option, with the gift amount decided by you. The Nail Social, prices start at $10 and up, from www.thenailsocial.co. Shop the e-gift certificate here. The season of giving can go more ways than one. The MINDS Social Enterprise consists of a range of social enterprise projects to provide alternative work engagement opportunities for their adult trainees. If you’re looking for a gift that gives back, do check out the baked and handcrafted goods that are all made from scratch! Net revenue earned from the sale of their products and services go toward a monthly allowance for their clients, as well as their lunch expense while undergoing training. The MINDS Social Enterprise, baked goods start at $3.50 a jar and craft goods start at $1.50 for keychains, from www.se.minds.org.sg. Shop them here. Image: Mimira/Instagram If you’re planning a Christmas tea party session, perhaps Ugly Cake’s Christmas Stump cake will be just the sweet treat for your group of girls. This tongue-in-cheek bakery not only avoids using artificial colouring, flavours and fondant, they support undernourished children in Timor-Leste as well. A part of their profits goes to the nutritional fund of Shallom School, providing essential food items like meat, eggs and other proteins for the kids. Their Christmas Menu also includes Christmas Tree Cupcakes starting at $22.80 for a box of 6, and Chocolate Chip Cookies at $16 for a box of 20. Ugly Cake Shop Christmas Stump Cake, $80 (for 8 to 12 pax), from www.uglycakeshop. Shop it here.