TheSmartLocal – Singapore’s Leading Travel and Lifestyle Portal

Skip to content

10 Practical Christmas Gifts From Guardian That Won’t End Up Getting Regifted

Useful gifts for any occasion at Guardian



Christmas is almost here and the gift-hunting frenzy is getting intense. While searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, you’re also constantly looking out for handy stocking fillers to complete your Christmas tree. 

Drop your gift-shopping anxieties because Guardian has 152 outlets around the island, convenient for your shopping needs. From drugstore beauty favourites to quality health products from all around the world, you can tick off your last minute shopping wishlist all at once. 

We popped by Guardian Plus,Singapore’s Largest Guardian Health and Beauty flagship store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre and here are our top picks:  


1.This facial scrub that doubles up as a mask 


skinfoodSource: @skinfoodsg

For that friend who’s always crashing without removing her make up, it’s time to introduce her to some hardcore reinforcements. Try Skinfood’s Black Sugar Mask Wash Off ($13.20), a 2-in-1 facial scrub that’s not only gonna remove all that dead skin and make up junk from her pores but doubles up as a mask to keep her skin supple and hydrated. 


Slap on this thick brown sugar paste, massage it well into the skin and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off! Discover more gems from Skinfood here. 


2. Cetaphil: a gentle cleanser for all skin types 



Relieve your loved ones from troubled skin by surprising them with Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser (U.P: $39.90), a multi-purpose cleanser for face and body. It’s oil free, suitable for all skin types, and doesn’t clog pores – even my sister with Eczema-prone skin uses this. 


 cetaphil2Moisturising Lotion Triple Pack ($39.90) 

This Christmas, you can enjoy up to 40% off usual prices if you buy their Triple packs! 


3. Hydrating lipsticks with a velvet matte finish 


palladiolipsticksSource: @palladiobeauty  

The matte lip hype’s never gonna back down so even if your bestie has a drawer stuffed with them, she won’t say No to more. Bump up her collection with a Velvet Matte Lip Color ($8.90) from Palladio. From deep nudes to bright reds, these lippies deliver high pigmentation without drying out the lips. 


All 12 shades are true to colour so what you see is what you get. My favourite shade, Raw Silk, is a stunning nude that will be especially flattering for dark skin tones who wanna rock that MLBB look. Another gem to look out for is Palladio’s Rice Paper blotter sheets that’s great for tackling oily T-zones! 


4. A haircare kit that will fix even the world’s most damaged hair  


hask hairoilSource: @haskhair 

After a year’s worth of prolonged sun exposure and frequent self-dyes, those with brittle hair and hard-to-tame flyaways could use a pampering haircare kit to reverse the damage. With these Hair Conditioner and Hair Oil sets ($9.90) from Hask, salon-standard hair care will be achievable at home. 

haskhairgiftsetHask Conditioner 2’s and Hair Oil Set ($9.90), available in Argan Oil, Keratin Protein & Coconut Oil 


5. Full-coverage concealers to hide the sleepless nights  


catricecamouflageSource: @ndgmakeup

Say Hi to my HOLY GRAIL drugstore concealer, the Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer ($6.90). Drop this this ridiculously affordable gem into your homie’s Christmas stocking and she’ll be jumping for joy.   


Even if she’s a little late to the makeup game, she won’t have to stick it out with cheap makeup and a patchy complexion. It’s has full-coverage, blends like a dream and lasts the entire day. This gets wiped off the shelves quickly so you gotta be fast! 


6. Products that keep dry skin supple all day  


crystalmoistSource: @guardian_singapore 

The leading mineral skincare therapy series in Korea, Crystal Moist has landed exclusively at Guardian! This affordable series combines the goodness  of Ocean Deep water, precious minerals and the brand’s 3-ingredient moisturising formula for nourished, crystal-clear skin. 

crystalmoistCrystal Moist Hydra ION+ Travel Set  ($12.90)

All full-sized products in this series are below $20 and they also have versatile gift sets that any beauty obsessed secret santee will love.  


7. Waterproof eyeliners to sharpen that festive look 


physiciansformulaSource: @physiciansformula 

It’s party season and we all have that friend who will never leave the house without a perfectly-winged bold liner. Physicians Formula is FINALLY here in Singapore and there’s no better time than now to throw their best-selling Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum ($29.90) her way.

phjysciansformulaWatch how smooth they are! Source  

This highly-pigmented formula is water-resistant and beats conventional liners because they make your lashes look fuller while adding definition to the eyes. #doublekill 


8. Sunscreen for less than $13


liphopSource: @shape_sg

From morning kayak sessions to hopping about neighbouring islands to snorkel and dive, our sporty friends are always ready for outdoor action. The importance of sunscreen cannot be overlooked, so help them stay protected on-the-go with Liphop’s lightweight suncare series. Formulated in Korea, these affordable babies range from only $7.90 – $12.90. 

liphopsetLiphop Happy Hands Hand Cream Set ($7.90) 


9. Hair Styling products to freeze that glorious mane 


Bae’s take-15-minutes-to-style hair won’t stay up in Singapore’s stifling heat without help. Seal in the magic with this heavy-duty Glued Blasting Freeze Spray ($15.50) from got2b and he’ll deal with droopy fringes no more. Rumor has it that that it even holds up 8-inch mohawks for hours!  

got2bAlternatively. get this Ultra Glued Styling Gel ($9.90) 

For travel-friendly options, pick their long lasting wax pomades or gels. Check out more of the series here



10. Vaseline’s Limited Edition & Exclusive Rosy Lips  


vaselinerosylipSource: @vaselinebrand 

If all other present ideas fail, tell yourself one can never go wrong when it comes to life’s essentials. Plump up dry and chapped lips this rainy season with the foolproof Vaseline’s Lip Therapy Rosy Mini (U.P: $4.90). Unlike normal Vaseline, it leaves a pinkish tint on the lips for a healthy glow. This mini version also makes it even more convenient to slip into small bags. 

Current Promotion: Buy 2 for $7.50 


More than just a drugstore 


If heartland outlets are already your favourite hangout then Guardian Plus will surely take your breath away. Home to 20,000 health and beauty products and with exclusive in-house advisers you can consult along the way, you’ll find everything you need for any occasion all under one roof. 

Their deals are online too! From 12th to 18th December 2016, spend a minimum of $80 online and you get 12% off your cart if you use the promo code ‘HOLIDAY12’! 

Discover more deals from Guardian here!

This post was brought to you by Guardian.