Ah, Christmas gift sets – the lazy person's answer to a good present. If you wish to impress this year, here are some of the season's best gift sets for him and her.
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For your green-fingered family and friends
After a hard day’s work at the garden – or tending to terrariums – Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardeners collection will help care for, restore and soothe weary hands. Fragranced with rosemary, sage and oak moss, the items are blended with botanical extracts for soft silky-smooth hands. In this kit you will find the Gardeners hand soap; the Gardeners hand scrub with pumice; the Gardeners ultra-moisturising hand therapy cream; the Gardeners nail & cuticle therapy; and finally, there’s also a very pretty pair of gardening gloves.
Essential Gardeners gift set, RM329.
For the woman that watches over you
Even better than four calling birds, five golden rings and six geese a-laying is Fossil’s ‘The Diamond Set to Celebrate’ – there’s the champagne-plated Jacqueline watch which comes with an extra strap, a pair of pave stud earrings, a pair of sparkly robot earrings and a vial of the exclusive Fossil 1954 fragrance. The cherry on the cake is that it all comes in a diamond-shaped minaudière. If this isn’t a cause for Christmas celebration, we don’t know what is.
The Diamond Set to Celebrate, price unavailable.
For the Greek goddess in your life (or fans of astronomy)
This gift kit is a gorgeous one: A quartet of body and hand care to nurture your skin and senses, presented in a practical tin box swathed in a sleeve depicting the ancient fascination with the Andromeda constellation – the constellation that the kit is named after and themed around. What you get is A Rose By Any Other Name body cleanser; the Resurrection Aromatique hand wash complemented by the Resurrection Aromatique hand balm; as well as the Rind Concentrate body balm.
Andromeda gift kit, RM387.
For the beauty queen
This silver-tinted bag stores a girl’s favourite six Sephora goods – one mini Colorful eyeshadow for long-lasting wear up to ten hours; one thick, ultrablack mini Outrageous Volume mascara with a triple-load brush that delivers full, plumped-up lashes; one Kiss Me balm with a dome applicator; one mini eye pencil infused with creamy, high-pigment formulas; one Color Hit nail polish that offers high coverage and fastdrying, five-day shine; and one eye mask to awaken and tone the eye area for happy eyes.
My Beauty Wishlist, RM162.
To brighten up the holidays
Miller Harris’ ‘Stars’ is a set of three candles: the Rock Star, the Wild Star and the Super Star. Here’s what they smell like:
Rock Star: A smoky base of cedar, santal and vetiver, with undertones of nutmeg and warm cumin.
Wild Star: Fresh notes of Italian bergamot, Tunisian rosemary and French thyme with a final flair of Spanish ciste oil.
Super Star: Heart of pulpy fruit with notes of cedar, tree moss and santal.