If your Christmas shopping goal is to get stylish, desirable yet practical gifts for your loved ones, you don’t have to look further than these four specially selected ones from the team. We promise you, the recipients are only going to sing your phrases because they love the presents so much.
1. THE HAIRDRYER OF HAIRDRYERS
If you’re still not familiar with the Dyson Supersonic, here’s what you need to know: Its intelligent temperature control with four settings ensures hair never fries; the surfaces of its attachments remain cool no matter how hot the dryer gets; its tiny digital motor, parked in the handle, never makes your arm ache from its weight; hair is never caught in vents because it has no vents; and even at the lowest speed, it packs a punch. Now, it also comes in limited-edition Nickel/Purple (at Robinsons and Tangs), and Black/ Purple at www.dyson.com.sg. $599. – Simone, senior beauty editor
2. THE FOUNDATION BRUSHES EVERY GIRL NEEDS
Photography Tan Wei Te & Zaphs Zhang Styling Shan
Top: This Retractable Kabuki Brush is not part of Chanel’s foundation brush range, but it’s also good for liquid and powder bases. $74. Second from top: Foundation Brush, $70. 2-in-1 Foundation Brush, $80. Retractable Foundation Brush, $80.
Having different base makeup brushes for different base makeup sounds indulgent and excessive, but we are inclined to think differently with Chanel’s Les Pinceaux, a range of four foundation brushes. The 2-in-1 isn’t only good with powder and liquid foundations – it’s good with all bases to create distinct finishes. The Blending works the same way but with a lighter, airbrushed touch. For more coverage: the Foundation Brush for liquid and cream foundations. The palm-sized Retractable works with liquid, cream or gel foundations, and travels well. – Dione, beauty writer
3. THE TOILETRIES THAT NO ONE SAYS NO TO
It is not an exaggeration to say everyone likes something or other from Aesop, one of Australia’s biggest exports. It is also not an exaggeration to say that the brand’s hand soaps and hand creams are in the bathrooms of cooler restaurants and hotels. It is definitely not an exaggeration to say its seasonal toiletry gift packs will not be regifted. There are six types (from all-body, -hand or -face products to a mix of all three) for the year-end. $90-$230. – Rachel, fashion writer
4. THE MOST GORGEOUS CAR DIFFUSER
The Diptyque Car Diffuser is sleek and chic. You’ll want to show it off rather than hide it in the dark recesses of your ride. You can control the intensity of the fragrance with the lever on top. And there are seven scents to choose from so your car always smells different. Each scent insert lasts three months and costs $66. The diffuser costs $90. – Dione
This story was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Her World magazine.