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10 best last minute gifts for Christmas 2016

It’s five days to C-Day (Christmas day, get it?), and your bigger gifts are probably already wrapped and ready. Now, all that’s left are the stocking stuffers for office parties or friends of friends who walk through your door unannounced.

We all know there’s the easy way our of getting gift cards, but sometimes a little more effort counts and leaves an impact on the receivers. After all, it’s the little thoughts that go a long way! Below are 10 best last minute gifts this Christmas, some of which we’d very much love to keep for ourselves.


Tarte clay palette

Perfect for makeup amateurs, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Palette consists of an wide array of matte colours which you can experiment with. Think classic cream, cool plum, prismatic teal, and more.

Tarte Tartist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette, S$82.


Slip silk pillowcase

The website states: “Warning, this product is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.” Developed and refined over ten years to provide the exact combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability, this pillowcase is the ultimate luxury. It is said to be anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bed head – we like it already. #iwokeuplikethis

Slip king sized silk pillowcase, US$99 (S$143).


Glamglow mud set

This glamorous beauty kit set includes four mud treatments, one for every skin concern. Perfect for that afterparty day-in to pamper and rejuvenate your skin.

Glamgldw Gift Sexy Core Mud Set, S$120. 


Mark Cross card case

This leather card case with four slots and one bill slot will definitely stand out from everyone else’s. If your wallet is already black or dark brown, there’s no reason why your card case should be too.

Mark Cross tricolour leather card case, US$225 (S$325).


Loewe silk-twill scarf

Cut from lustrous silk-twill and patterned with bold multicoloured stripes, we can’t wait to drape it around our neck or twirl it around our tote bags. In line with Loewe’s rainbow-bright themed collection this season, this scarf screams holiday and beyond.

Loewe striped silk-twill scarf, US$412 (S$597).


En & Is megaphone in 24K gold

Handcrafted in Italy, this ceramic amplifier is made for iPhones (every purchase comes with a free adaptor for iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6plus). The form is designed to amplify and optimise the best sound output.

En & Is megaphone in 24K gold, S$1,215.


Chloé “Happy” bracelet

This Christmas, wear your heart on your wrist! With its adjustable closure, wear yours close to the wrist or in a looser style. Made of brass in the brand’s classic alphabet letters and logo engraved on the closure, this bracelet is a perfect everyday staple.

Chloé “Happy” bracelet, US$320 (S$463).


Burberry limited edition perfume 

What’s not to love about this Burberry perfume filled with shimmery gold flakes? That’s not all – you’re able to personalise this limited edition perfume with your initials (or your receiver’s)! The scent is a mix of sweet pea and bergamot fused with geranium leaf, golden quince and freesia heart, rounded out with a base of patchouli and rain-tipped damask and centifolia roses.

My Burberry Festive 2016 Limited Edition Eau de Parfum – 90ml, S$215.


Agresti watch travel case

Made for stylish jetsetters, this leather and wood travel case will keep your watch snug when its not on your wrist. An Italian company company with over 60 years of experience, Agresti pride themselves on handcrafting elegant fine furniture and storage boxes.

Agrestic single watch leather and wood travel case, S$586. 


Fendi sunglasses

A rather unisex number, the Eyeline has rounded lines, interpreted in a  modern and geometric style. Made in Italy with metal frame of gold-copper finish, it exudes a certain thoughtful masculinity. It features non-reflective grey lenses with a pink-gold mirror effect.

Fendi Eyeline sunglasses, US$450 (S$653).