The season of gift-giving is finally upon us, and do you know who could use a special treat this Christmas? Why, you, of course! Before we wrap up this year with a neat little bow and move on to the next, we’ve curated a list of thoughtful gifts to treat yourself with over the holidays, from scented candles to must-have skincare essentials.
It’s time to show a little love for the most important person in your life. After all, 2021 was no walk in the park — you deserve to indulge in what makes you happy.
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Splurge on these gifts for yourself this Christmas
1. These scented candles that will bring a whiff of elegance into any home
Where to buy: Shopee
For blissful days at home, fill your room with the heavenly fragrances of L’Abondance Candles. We adore their artisanal scented candles for their calming aromas, which range from woodsy fragrances to soothing lavender. Both refreshing and pleasing to look at, these hand-poured candles will surely melt the stress away after a long day.
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2. These fluffy slippers that are as cosy as they look
Slip into something extra soft and comfortable with these fluffy slippers, perfect for any “work from home and chill” wardrobe. Besides the fact that these indoor slippers are super affordable, they’re also available in different sizes and fun patterns — think strawberries, oranges, pineapples, cherries, and more!
3. These short-sleeved pajamas for lounging comfortably at home
Sometimes you just want to lounge around in aesthetically pleasing sleepwear, and that’s where these pajamas come in. With its relaxed fit and chic appearance, this pair of jammies has won rave reviews online for its breathable material and budget-friendly price tag.
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4. This affirmation desk calendar for brighter days to come
Looking for a tiny and charming addition to spruce up your work desk? If you’ve already bought a 2022 planner, this affirmation calendar from Papemelroti is another inspiring gift for spreading good vibes at home. Each month of the calendar comes with a colourful design and an encouraging quote, meant to generate positivity and optimism for the days ahead.
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5. This refreshing skincare set for that New Year’s glow-up
Dry and dehydrated skin is so last year. Give yourself the gift of a radiant and glowing complexion with the Happy Skin Hyaluronic Skincare Full Set, formulated with hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain its natural moisture. This set offers the complete package for your daily skincare ritual: cleansing gel, water cream, serum, and brightening eye cream.
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6. This overnight mask for making the most of your beauty sleep
For a fresh-faced look that says “I woke up like this,” choose the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask_EX as a gift for yourself. As you doze off, this newly improved sleeping mask works overtime to moisturise, brighten, and nourish your complexion as you catch up on your eight hours of sleep. Sweet dreams and dewy skin, coming right this way.
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7. This Kindle Paperwhite to bring the joy of reading back into your life
Where to buy: Shopee
Reading is an important part of self-care, too. If you’re the type of person who used to devour thick books and now find yourself zoning out after a few paragraphs, investing in a Kindle Paperwhite can change that. Avid readers and travellers will love its portable and lightweight design, while people who suffer from eye strain will have no trouble reading late into the night — thanks to the glare-free screen and adjustable brightness.
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Despite a challenging year, you’ve made it this far — and that calls for a celebration, don’t you think? We hope this list helps you pick out meaningful gifts for yourself that remind you to hit pause, take time for yourself, and celebrate this holiday season. Remember that just by making it through this year, you’re already ending it strong!