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The last-minute list
1 You don't have to fuss with bows when the actual present is a piece of rhodium-plated silver jewellery inspired by Christmas ribbons, studded with a Swarovski pearl for added glam. Risis hand-crafted Revelry necklace, S$130, from Tangs at Tangs Plaza, Level 4.
2 Designed to resemble a well-wrapped gift, this charming clutch is topped with a golden bow to add festive cheer to her Christmas ensemble. Kate Spade Steal The Spotlight gift box clutch, S$590, from 03-27 Ion Orchard.
3 Go goth this Christmas with grained calf leather cardholder covered in a subtly festive red and gold-toned print. Givenchy double-sided card case 3CC in Devore carpet print on leather, S$450, B1-129 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
4 Get rid of his clunky power bank with this limited edition set of an ultra-lightweight power bank and lightning cable that boasts a wooden exterior. M Craftsman Jolly Seasons Christmas Bundle, S$99, from ante@Tangs at Tangs Plaza, Level 3
5 Bask in the romance of the fabled Silk Road with soy wax candles encased in delicate bone china pots with a decorative lid and display box. Shanghai Tang Silk Road Candles, S$175 each, from 03-06 Ngee Ann City.
6 Forget lighting of wicks or pressing switches. The Porcelain Diffuser enchants the senses by releasing an alluring blend of seasonal scents through a decorative bird figurine. Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Home Fragrance Porcelain Diffuser, S$98
7 A cheeky, decorative tray is a playful affirmation for the uber-confident woman in your life, and comes in a matching keepsake gift box to boot. Dreams and Confetti Rosanna Tray Chic tray, S$20.90, from 02-20C/D Great World City.
8 A foldable lamp that conceals itself as a hardcover book, the Lumio opens to 360 degrees and comes with a USB charger and magnetic pegs for mounting and a leather strap for hanging. Lumio lamp, S$380, from Kapok, 01-05 National Design Centre.
9 Perfect way to make the sake lover on your list happy. SAKE: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan's Artisanal Breweries is a lovingly put-together 420-page ode to nihonshu filled with stunning photos and profiles of 75 artisanal breweries including shochu. The book explores the tradition and families who have been been brewing for generations. Makes for an easy crash course in sake or an impressive coffee table tome. S$140 from Kinokuniya.
10 Recreate the French charm synonymous with this famed tearoom at home with a hamper of Christmas tea, hot chocolate, assorted chocolates and a limited-edition chestnut cream. Angelina White Christmas Limited Edition Hamper, S$180
11 Evoke the spirit of Christmas with festive tea blends like a rich Ceylon black tea with warm honey; a delicate mix of green tea and juicy kiwi and strawberries; and an infusion of Rooibos, mango and pineapple. The 1872 Clipper Tea Co Carols by the Carousel set of three teas, S$45, from B1-48 Raffles City.
12 Apart from a special Tahitensis Vanilla macaron to spread the Christmas cheer, Laduree is offering gift boxes decorated with a clock and the famous French character Pierrot who, like every child within us, is waiting impatiently for midnight. Laduree Pierrot coffret, S$78 per box of 14 macarons.
13 Crafted from the most premium chocolate into traditional Christmas figurines, these delightful sweet treats will be the stars of any dessert tray or table setting. Laurent Bernard chocolate Santa, $45 for 250g; and chocolate Snowman, from $18 for 100g.
14 The party animal in your life will thank you for this makeup kit of limited-edition colours from Japanese cosmetics marque Lunasol. Lunasol Party Coffret 2015, S$118, from Takashimaya, Level 1.
15 Your top guy will be able to put his best face forward come 2016, with this nifty set of skincare that's tough on blemishes yet gently soothes damaged skin. Biotherm T-pur Anti-Imperfection Set, $58, 01-187/02-189 Vivocity.
16 Elusive sleep can be yours this Christmas, as the calming aroma of organic ylang ylang, patchouli and cypress essential oils in this selection of products helps you drift off naturally. Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep, S$128, 01-75 Millenia Walk.