It’s the year end… which means holiday gift sets abound. One brand I’ve always been buying gift sets from for Christmas, is OriginsMy mom loves the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, Imran loves the moisturisers and I love the travel-sized items (I’m a sucker for tiny products). Plus, I don’t know a friend who has not fallen in love with the scent and efficacy of Origins’ plant-based products.

From $50 to $200, Origins‘ has holiday gift sets for any friend/ family/ partner.

Party Pout (S$50)

This set of two hydrating flower-infused lip balms (Blooming Sheer Lip Balm in Honey Blush & Sweet Iris) are a great gift for a colleague. For quick touch-ups in the office or post-lunch, these lip balms keep your lips soft, supple and drenched in a hint of colour.

If I were you, I would package the lip balms in a canvas bag filled with crushed petals, and a jar of honey, to personalise the gifting experience!

Superstars (S$83)

The best gift for someone you know who travels frequently. This gift set features an all-star line-up of Origins’ bestselling skincare, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to pack a skincare product with you as this takes you from the start to end, from cleansing to detoxifying, anti-ageing care and hydration.

There’s the travel-sized Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash, Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum, High-Potency Night-A-Mins Resurfacing Cream With Fruit Derived AHAs, GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser, Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Mega-Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion, and the Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion.

All for $83. I would personally stock up on 4 of these sets to last me every 3 months on my travels!

Tiny Treasures (S$61)

The name of this gift set already has me sold. How can you not fall in love with a name like that? Featuring five mini essentials you need: a cleanser, two masks, an exfoliator and moisturiser.

The products curated in this set may not be as thorough as the Superstars set, but it’s a great set to give that F45-junkie friend. I could see myself gifting this set to our producer Tricia (eeps sorry Tricia, spoiler alert). She loves heading to the gym, and all she needs to pack with her whenever she works out are her shoes and a small pouch featuring the Modern Friction™ Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion (I would use this as a scrub for my back too!), Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash and GinZing™ Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser!

Mega Must-Haves: Mega-Mushroom Skin Soothers Set (S$179)

The best-selling Origins range in Singapore, this Mega-Mushroom starter set is a good introduction to the Mega-Mushroom range. As the name suggests, the products in the Mega-Mushroom series are powered by ultra-soothing super shrooms: Reishi and Fermented Chaga. The collection is formulated with a signature blend of soothing mushrooms to help calm sensitivity and irritation, boost resilience and reduce visible redness.

I personally am an advocate of the Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum and the Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion. If you are looking for a holistic skincare regime, this set comes with a cleanser, face mask and face cream.

Shooting this series has me in holiday mode already. All I want to do is unwrap some pressies, lie down on my couch, apply a hydrating mask, sit down and reflect on the year that has gone by.

Wishing you guys an early Merry Christmas everyone!

Love,
Drea

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