Last year, I gave you Christmas Gifts for Him and Her (which surprisingly was quite a hit). 😛
This year, I thought I could be more helpful and specific by offering you a list of Christmas gift ideas for ‘that friend‘ who might be The Fashionista, The Nature Lover, The Beauty Junkie or maybe even The Creative Fiend!
The friend who is all about conserving the environment and making a difference to her community.
I recommend… The Body Shop
I guess we all already know that The Body Shop does not test on animals but do you know that they have taken ‘sustainable development’ to the next level by also practising fair trade so that communities benefit as well as you?
Our favourite Body Shop loofahs, cocoa butter, wooden massagers and the signature Christmas gift boxes are all produced by their Community Fair Trade Partners in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern and Southern India.
And guess what? Not only do these communities earn a regular income and avoid exploitation by middlemen, they are also given a higher standard of living as The Body Shop donates part of their profits from the Christmas gifts to these communities to build new schools.
Many of the children in those areas have to walk at least 5km to school everyday so the funds could offer a better learning environment that is within their vicinity.
Some of my faves from The Body Shop’s Christmas collection
* Images courtesy of missrusty.net.
4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette (SGD39.90)
It includes palettes of four on-trend eyeshadows, a mini eyeshadow brush and mini eyeliner brush so you can touch up on the go.
Comes in Smoky Brown and Smoky Plum.
|From left to right: The Smoky Brown Palette and The Smoky Plum Palette.|
|From left to right: Boudoir Pink and Enchanting Gold.|
Ginger Sparkle Shower, Scrub and Moisture Collection (SGD39.90)
Enjoy the spicy, limited-edition scent of ginger from top to toe with this pampering box set that is packaged in a reusable tin shaped like a gingerbread man. How adorable!
|From left to right: Ginger Sparkle Body Butter 50ml, Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel 250ml, Ginger Sparkle Body Scrub 75ml, Ginger Sparkle Soap 40g and a reusable aluminium tin.|
The friend who’s always at the forefront of fashion and whose eyes always light up whenever the F word is mentioned.
I recommend… Zalora.sg
Crowded malls make me edgy and frustrated. We all know how packed the malls can get during the holiday shopping season. So avoid the crowds altogether and shop in your warm bathrobe or Hello Kitty pajamas in the comfort of your own home with Zalora.sg!
Heralded as one of the largest online style merchants in Singapore, Zalora offers a jawdropping number of men’s and women’s global fashion labels. Yes, it carries more than 400 international and national brands with products across all categories and styles.
Some of my faves include:
River Island (Zalora Exclusive!)
Click here for all the scoop.
I love its affordable and trendy outfits that are great for any occasion!
Zalora offers an amazing inventory of Steve Madden shoes that will definitely make your fashion-forward friends go gaga!
Besides reigning fashion coutures, Zalora also established itself as beauty royalty by carrying highly coveted cult beauty favourites like DRGL, Nail Rock and Paperself which were only accessible and known to industry experts, and now they are readily available to local shoppers as well!
Receive a SGD10 shopping voucher from Zalora!
Great news guys!
Get an all-access pass to Zalora’s latest Christmas deals and a $10 gift voucher from Zalora when you sign up for their newsletter. Visit http://www.zalora.sg/christmas/ for all the details.
The Creative Fiend
The friend who’s peculiar (in a good way) and who has an unbridled love for anything unconventional.
I recommend… Fancy.com
Fancy.com is like the epitome of quirk. Don’t believe me? Check these out!
The last one shocked you eh? 😛
At Fancy.com, you can discover an unparalleled assortment of unusual stationery and gadgets, fun novelty gifts and even amazing places submitted by their members.
I’m pretty sure you and your exceptionally creative friends will love everything the store has to offer.
Alright, one final gift recommendation for your adventurous and whimsical buddies!
Haha! It’s a wine tote bag – perfect for those Christmas house parties! 😀
The Beauty Junkie
The friend whose life revolves around skincare routines and who would buy the latest makeup on the fly.
Then this next virtual storefront that I’m going to introduce is going to help you pick out the most suitable gift!
I recommend… the Cube Store
It is a beauty discount store by my beauty encyclopedia website HoneyzCube.com.
Through our close friendship and collaboration with the biggest beauty brands, we are able to bring in some of the most sought after and exclusive beauty products at some of the most incredible prices.
Think promotions like free shipping and Buy 2 Get 11 free offers!
|Our latest Buy 2 Get 11 free promotion|
No more elbowing fellow shoppers, dealing with flustered sales assistants or enduring long counter queues. Our free delivery orders and special web-only sales streamline your shopping experience and help you save a ton of time and money when you shop for your beauty-loving friends.
Team Honeyz Cube loves Christmas!
Stick around because in the next few weeks, the Cube Store is going to launch more exclusive products that are not available in our local retail stores such as the Star Lash Fancy False Eyelash range and a beauty subscription bag service known as Purse-nality that features a collection of some of the most highly rated items by our Honeyz Cube community.
|Stand out from the crowd with our Star Lash Fancy False Eyelash range.|
What is your Purse-nality?
So what defines our purse-nality beauty bags?
We have three categories of bags namely The Polymath, The Artist and The Purist.
For your reference, this is what each Honeyz Cube personality means:
The Polymath – She has expertise in many different areas including skincare, makeup and fashion. She’s constantly striving to become the all-rounded fashion and beauty maven.
The Artist – The face is her canvas. She expresses her artistic flair though her brushes and palettes. Needless to say, she’s our makeup aficionado.
The Purist – The skincare connoisseur seeks for pure, clean and clear skin. She is determined to refine and sculpt the complexion to perfection.
Which personality most resonates with you?
This is important because each bag is represented by its respective personality.
The Polymath bag offers an amazing collection of beauty, makeup and fashion items. The Artist bag contains deluxe samples of the latest in the cosmetics world while the The Purist bag introduces a wide range of skincare goodies that are not readily available in Singapore.
Each purse-nality bag comes in handy cosmetic cases which you can bring on your travels or use to organize your beauty essentials.
Our very first Purse-nality bags will arrive in branded cosmetics cases that we’ve sourced from various countries. They will be available on the Cube Store later this month, so sign up as a Honeyz Cube member and subscribe to our newsletters for first hand news.
Finding the perfect present for your favourite friends can be pretty mind-boggling. I hope my list of recommended shopping sites can help you ease the gift shopping woes slightly.
Please feel free to recommend more useful stores or websites by commenting below.
Meanwhile, let’s start counting down to Christmas!