Get the special woman in your life – or a fellow mama friend – a Christmas gift to remember with these pretty picks in our holiday gift guide for women
Mamas often do the bulk of the heavy lifting at Christmas, whether it’s doing all the holiday prep work – sourcing gifts for the kids and dads, making reservations at restaurants or cooking up the turkey. That’s just one of the reasons why we deserve some fab gifts this Christmas! Not sure where to start? Consult our handy roundup to find something to suit every interest, whether it’s personalised jewellery, pretty soy candles, an experience gift or something else! You may even want to tactfully send this Christmas gift guide for mamas to your other half to check out!
Personalised jewellery is definitely having a moment right now, and we love that they’re particularly great for gifting! Local brand Del Rio Jewels has some gorgeous sustainably made bracelets and necklaces, or you can even opt to customize a ring in your gift receiver’s initials. Other brands we love are Artnash, SOAMI, and Tiffany & Co. If you know a fellow mama or friend who is into their zodiac sign, then consider a customisable constellation necklace from Etsy, designed with cubic zirconia in the shape of the giftee’s zodiac constellation.
For the mama who loves making memories (but isn’t always the best at showing off those memories by printing them), this ultra-cute Polaroid camera ($186; U.P, $235) has a point-and-shoot analogue instant camera so you can shoot and print on the spot! You can take up to 15 packs of photos, and the camera’s unique dual lens system provides autofocus for crystal-clear shots.
Festive beauty gift sets or a gift card from Sephora
It doesn’t matter if your intended recipient ‘isn’t really a makeup person’, we find that these days, anybody can appreciate a little something from Sephora! The festive gift sets are absolutely irresistible, not just for their stunning packaging (perfect for gifting) but for their great value too. Some Christmas gift sets include full-sized products for a fraction of the price. And if you’re not sure what to get, we’re sure a gift card will be happily received!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for an entrepreneurial mama friend or one that simply adores scented candles? They’ll love The Scent Supply Co‘s Build A Candle Experience ($34.90) or its Basic Soy Candle-Making Workshop ($74.90). The Scent Supply Co aims to build and grow the regional candle community with its quality candle supplies, which are affordably priced. There are two workshops to choose from: in the 45-minute Build A Candle Experience, you’ll select a candle jar and blend your scents – there are so many great ones to choose from – to make a candle you’ll love, while the 1.5-hour Basic Soy Candle-Making Workshop covers the basics of candle-making. You’ll learn about the different types of wax used to make candles, understand the fragrance pyramid and learn how to blend your scents, plus understand common candle-making issues and candle care techniques. Alternatively, swing by The Scent Supply Co’s warehouse-cum-retail store and pick out the supplies you’ll need to DIY your own candles at home, which you can then turn into Christmas gifts.
Use promo code SSCSASSY to get 10% off workshops from 17 October to 31 December 2022. Not applicable with other promos.
Local brands: stunning clothing or fun accessories
Isn’t there something so special about shopping local? There’s definitely been a surge of cool sustainable local fashion brands to check out so you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to get for your gal pals, mama friends or sisters! We love Rawbought for their sleepwear, OliveAnkara for their gorgeous bold African prints, BabeCave Batik plus multi-label stores specialising in sustainable local and regional brands such as ZERRIN (Marina One) where you’ll find interesting clothes and accessories like the Frankitas Maren Ikat Clutch Bag (pictured) or head to Design Orchard (Orchard Road) for other local brands!
Family Photography Sessions
When it comes to gorgeous family photos, mamas are rarely in front of the camera – we’re often the ones taking all the nice photos! So why not give the gift of a photography session with some of Singapore’s top photography studios? In addition to some seriously gorgeous family photos, mama can treat herself to a great new headshot for their LinkedIn profile or resume if they’re heading back to work.
Oh, aren’t we all just obsessed with beautiful tablescapes these days? We’ve spotted some beautiful gift-worthy placemats and napkins from Maisha Concept (read our interview with the founder here) and if you’re really looking to treat someone, newcomer The Wild Showcase offers a bevvy of luxurious homewares.
Mamas on the go will love a pair of kicks that offer loads of support and look effortlessly cute. Pick up a pretty pair of new sneakers (from $240) from VEJA, our favourite brand for casual sneakers that are comfy and look good. Some of its shoe options are made with biodegradable or sustainable materials, and there’s also a range of vegan shoes – perfect for mums who are into green living!
Tata Harper Crystal Gua Sha Spoon
For mamas into their skincare routines, this crystal Gua Sha spoon from Tata Harper Skincare is a fun little gift! Made from 100% jade stone, and designed to relieve tension in your face, the spoon has a dual-ended design, allowing you to reach delicate areas such as the eyes and acupressure points, while the larger end helps sculpt and lift your cheeks, forehead, jawline and neck. The result? A smooth, depuffed and healthier complexion! And who wouldn’t want that for Christmas (and beyond!?)
Fitness Trainers or Class Subscriptions
OK, this Christmas gift idea might be best received if the person in question has already expressed an interest in getting fitter and healthier. If that’s the case, gift them a workout session with a fitness trainer for extra motivation! Not only can they come to you for training sessions at the local or condo gym (or even at a gorgeous park!), but you’ll get a customised workout plan too. Some can even offer nutritional advice to help you eat clean! If your other half is already into fitness and loves trying new exercise classes, we bet a fitness package would be appreciated! There’s something for every interest out there from pole dancing and F45 to bungee! Check out our roundup of unique fitness classes for more inspo!
Facials or Massages
Is there really a better gift than rest and relaxation for mamas – especially after all that prep work so the fam can have a fab holiday season? Book them a soothing onsen spa session or a kid-free spa day so they can unwind. Alternatively, book a mobile beauty service for at-home massages, manicures and hairstyling services!