Looking for some holiday shopping inspo (or does hubby need a nudge)? Our gift guide for mamas (and friends!) has got you covered!
Take it from us, we know how much you deserve every gift under the Christmas tree, mama. But just in case your hubby isn’t picking up on your hints, or your kiddos have returned the favor and asked what you would like for Christmas, just flick’ em our holiday gift guide for mamas to provide plenty of gift-spiration. And bonus! You can totally use this to find rad gifts for friends as well — look for lots of exclusive perks and discounts just for Sassy Mamas! And be sure to check out our other Gift Guides for Dads and for Babies and Kids, too!
The Wishlane is a new, highly curated online marketplace featuring the best independent lifestyle brands from Asia and the world. The site features all sorts of gorgeous products from premium brands like Elyse & I (UK), Bird & Knoll (Australia), Onlewo (Singapore), Duduk (Indonesia) and more! Let hubby know The Wishlane is all about discovering that truly amazing find (at an exclusive price!), whether it’s a standout stone pendant, a one-off beaded clutch, or a truly quirky object d’art. Be prepared to hear Where did you get that? All. The. Time.
The Wishlane, www.thewishlane.com, www.facebook.com/thewishlane
How much do we love this ultra-luxe line of natural body and skincare? This year’s newest collection, inspired by an English Winter Garden, evokes the power of nature in both its design and the beautifully scented products themselves. Let your partner know they’ve got six beautiful gift sets that make for ideal stocking stuffers, mmmkay mama? He can also pick them up at Sephora, or the spas at The Mandarin Oriental and The Fullerton Hotel.
Aromatherapy Associates, www.aromatherapyassociates.com
The perfect gift for busy, time-starved mamas (that’d be just about all of us, we think!), Auolive is a luxurious, multi-functional skincare brand formulated in Switzerland and manufactured in Singapore that’s completely free of parabens, artificial colours, sulphates, mineral oils, and other nasties. With four efficient and effective multi-tasking products (Day Glower Moisturiser, Night Booster, Eyes Lifter, and Radiance Revealer), you can forget about the tedious traditional multi-step skincare regimen, mama. Plus we love their simple, streamlined, colourful packaging!
Spend $150 and receive an exclusive wristlet pouch (worth $39.90) hand-woven by marginalised women in Cambodia.
Auolive, www.auolive.com, www.facebook.com/Auolive
Kate & Paul’s carefully curated items aren’t just safer than mainstream cosmetics and skincare products; they’re better. Did we mention they’re the exclusive distributor in Singapore for Marie Veronique? It’s a totally cult brand of amazing skincare products handmade in small batches in the USA. A few of our fave items to try include the Probiotic+Exfoliation Mask ($89), the Pre+Probiotic Daily Mist ($69.90 and a must in humid Singapore!), and the Vitamins C+E+Ferulic Serum ($158). Pick them all up online or swing by the Kate and Paul Organics Pop-Up happening at Mandarin Gallery through 21 December, mama!
Take an exclusive 15% off all online orders through 21 December. Just enter the code SASSY15 at checkout!
Kate & Paul Organics, www.katepaul-organics.com
Inspired and created for all things beautiful, Love-Style-Fashion delivers affordable Aussie fashion to Singapore – within 24 hours of ordering, no less! These are some truly gorgeous, covetable pieces, mama, and we love that they carry limited quantities to ensure exclusivity – you’ll never have to worry about someone else rocking your look!
Take 20% off any purchases with the exclusive promo code SASSYMAMAS20 anytime through 12 December!
Love Style Fashion, www.love-style-fashion.com
Ideal for new mamas or mamas-to-be, this lovely and gentle skincare range will make newborn bathtime a breeze. We love the Stork’s Gift Set ($49.90), which includes gentle Milky Bath Oil, all-natural Diaper Cream, Travel-sized Nurturing Cream, and and organic cotton wash cloth that’s super soft and gentle on baby’s skin. It all comes packaged in a muslin bag that’s easy to pack up or travel with.
Doubling up as a fab gift for both mamas and kids: Nila offers a one-stop shopping experience for essential oils, base oils, body and skincare, haircare, and aromatherapy accessories, to go along with a fabulous babycare range. Their Nila Kids range is specially developed for children aged 2 to 10, and is targeted as specific kid maladies like coughs, colds and insomnia. All products are 100% natural and safe; swing by their cool Aromatherapy Bar for more!
ALL essential oils are currently priced at 25% off through Christmas; visit their website or shop for more deets!
Nila Aromatherapy, www.nilasingapore.com
If websites had specific scents, we just know this one would be heavenly! This online bath and toiletries shop features handmade all natural essential oil soaps from Australia, lavender products, and a fab Home & Living collection that includes soy jar candles (when in doubt, get mama a nice candle, amirite?). Papas can also pick you out a piece from their jewellery collection along with gourmet tea from the pantry. Make things easy on the hubstar and send him straight to the Christmas Gift Shop!
PrincessPearls Boutique, Tel: (65) 9639 5605, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.princesspearlsboutique.com
The iconic skincare brand has come out with a new Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition, pairing its classic skincare treatment renowned for smoothing skin and fighting wrinkles with a simply gorgeous bottle with a Suminagashi-inspired design. Even when you run out of product you may want to display this one on your shelf, mama: each dot and swirl come together, serving as a reminder of the power to paint one’s life as a unique and beautiful masterpiece, one drop at a time. Bottles also come in three stunning colours – red, blue and green – that are perfect for the holiday season! Priced from $259 as part of the SK-II Crystal Clear Skin Set!
Give a gift that is healthy, festive and fun this holiday season, mama. The Whole Kitchen has a range of great festive gifts, including a super cute new Festive Jar Set that features best-sellers like their Rock Salt Rosemary Nut Mix, the amaaaahzing Pecan Coconut Grain Free Granola, and their yummy Pepitas Seed Mix. Who needs Christmas cookies when you’ve got these hearty munchies on hand? We love that the entire range is made from premium whole food ingredients, and is always gluten free, refined sugar free, and free of additivies and preservatives. And oh yeah, it’s TOTALLY DELICIOUS!
The Whole Kitchen, www.thewholekitchen.com.sg
Ever since this homegrown brand debuted this fall we have been lusting after their gorgeous, vintage-inspired silk lingerie and sleepwear, which is just perfect for lounging in the Singapore heat. Each luxe piece is crafted from the finest stretch-silk in a lovely, mellow range of shades to flatter every skin tone. We’ve particularly got our eye on the oh-so pretty Loulou Wrap Top (pictured above), which can be worn just as easily with a pair of jeans as it can curled up in bed.
Enter the code SASSYXMAS16 to get an exclusive 10% discount when you order online, mama!
Maison Zhou, www.maisonzhou.com
You’ll regularly find local jewellery designer Carrie K. in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and any other number of glossy fashion mags, and she was just named Jewellery Designer of the Year at the inaugural Singapore Fashion Awards, but we’ve been on her bandwagon for a while. We love her whimsical yet accesible pieces that are (refreshingly) reasonably priced (and we bet hubbies will like that, too). On our current covet list: the new Nut and Bolt Ring pictured above (US$185-US$210).
Carrie K. Jewellery, www.carriekrocks.com
We got a chance to try this revolutionary (yes, revolutionary!) hairdryer out when it debuted in July and It. Is. AMAZING, mama! Not only does it cut hair drying time in half, but it’s quieter and ergonomically superior to any hairdryer we’ve ever used before. We particularly love the three separate heat settings to control shine. And it’s such a pretty pink color! We think it’s a smart investment in time saved every single day. Retails for $599; Buy it at Sephora.