8 prettiest gift sets to get this festive season

Luxurious gifts you'll be thrilled to find under the tree.

Gift sets are versatile, no matter your style or beauty preference (Photo: Options/The Edge)

Picking the perfect Christmas gift can feel like an impossible feat. That being said, if you’re someone who loves to experiment with all sorts of products, these gift sets with beautiful packaging – ranging from fragrances to makeup – will make one swoon over.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

A thing of beauty inside and out, Jo Malone’s Advent Calendar sets the tone with a shimmering countdown. Fronted by a festive illustration of the Jo Malone London Townhouse, the calendar hid miniature candles, colognes and body cremes behind 24 doors. Some of these surprises include the English Pear & Freesia Cologne (9ml), Wild Bluebell Body Crème (15ml), Black Cedar Wood & Juniper Cologne (9ml) and the popular English Oak and Redcurrant Cologne (9ml). £280 (RM1,480); jomalone.com.my

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Limited Editions

The trio of limited-edition, travel-sized Queen of Hungary Mists (50ml each) is an excellent introduction to the Hungarian brand, which advocates the healing properties of thermal baths through their products. Inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the rose-scented facial mist also doubles as a midday pick-me-up or post-cleanse toner. RM499; kensapothecary.com.my

Diptyque Set of 3 Candles

Light up your room with three different scents – Exquisite Almond, Amber Balm and Pine Tree of Light – in small format. We find the latter especially alluring, what with its captivating whiff of fir trees and cedars. (PS: If you’re purchasing the full-size candles, top them with a candle carousel made from polished brass to impress your guests) RM509; www.kensapothecary.com.my

Aēsop Orbit of Intention

Give your skin a quick hydration boost with this trio of products: Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol and the Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste – all encased within a beautiful, zip-top amenity case designed in collaboration with Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen. RM360; www.aesop.com.my

TWG Night of Noel Tea Set

Packaged in a tin adorned with festive imagery of snowy sleigh rides and delicate gold embossing, this exclusive set will impress even the most discerning tea lover. Each set comes with two flavours: ‘The Night of Noel’ is black tea blended with wild forest berries and enlivened by a scattering of nutty silver needles; while the malty ‘It’s So Good Tea’ black tea is redolent of tart blossoms and melting berries. RM250; twgtea.com

Penhaligon’s Enchanted Empressa Collection

Dazzle someone with your gift-buying prowess with this special Christmas set that includes the Empressa, Eau De Toilette (100ml) and a matching body cream (175ml). The perfume exudes an easy-to-love scent: Bright pink pepper, orange, peach and patchouli notes are paired with the sweetness of vanilla and cocoa. RM657; penhaligons.com

Balmain Paris Hair Couture Gift Calendar

Here’s something to tame those tresses. Filled with 10 of the brand’s favourite hair products, this is the perfect gift for the beauty fanatic in your life. Goodies include the handmade ‘Elastique pour Cheveux’ hair accessory, organic argan oil to restore shine for your locks, an ‘All-purpose Spa Brush’ to detangle frizzes, and more. US$270, RM1,130; net-a-porter.com

The Jack of All Trades

This head-to-toe kit is designed to cleanse, protect and nourish your hair and body. From the Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser and Charcoal Body Bar Massaging Soap to the True Volume Thickening Shampoo, this set of multitaskers will keep your grooming routine (and confidence!) in check. RM289; getjackblack.com


Find more ideas in the Options luxury gift guide, issue November 26, 2018. Subscribe here


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