Wednesday, 23 December 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers the best place to do last minute Christmas shopping!

The best place to do last minute Christmas shopping? Watsons of course!

It's that time of the year again and if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, you are in big, big trouble. In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is literally just around the corner! If you only have time to go to one place to buy everything for everybody, Watsons has you covered. 
Not only is it a one stop shopping paradise that carries anything from toiletries, diffusers to chocolates, it is really accessible too. With a branch in almost every mall, it is great for busy people like you and me, who don’t have time to make it to town. 
I have shortlisted a few items that you may want to zoom in on when you are there and have too many choices to make. ;)
Goodies for the grownups
Ok, this is not what you think it is. I know you are too lazy to think and just want to buy a box of chocolates as a gift.  But it is Christmas and buying regular chocolates will not cut it. Get the ones that will give you a kick. Yep, Watsons now carrys Cupido’s chocolates with liquor and cocktail fillings! They are really the best bitter-sweet festive treats, so yummy I can’t stop popping them myself! (from $4.90)
The all rounder 
Need to buy in bulk, but no idea what to get? Well toiletries are no brainers because they are pretty safe gift choices for just about anybody and unisex gifts too. Pretty packaging and practical, what’s there not to like? 
English brand Grace Cole gifts sets are beautifully presented and relatively inexpensive with prices starting from only $6.90.
The Fruit Works range divine duo’s packaging is bright and cheery. In the pack, you will find a small tube of shower gel and a nylon bath ball. ($6.90)
If you are looking for something more feminine, you can’t go wrong with the brand’s Romantic Rose range’s romantic trio. The lovely packaging with rose print is girlish and attractive. It includes a body wash, body cream and soap. ($10.90)
Baylis & Harding is another brand that offers pretty gift sets at Watsons. The brand’s Boudoire Collection Floral Bouquet and Garden House gift sets’ are full of English charm. Its limited edition Jojoba, silk & almond oil gift set’s packaging on the other hand, is classy and has just the right amount of glitter. (All $8.90 each)
Spreading love through the Air
Aromatherapy never went out of fashion. Grace Cole’s diffuser sets in Orchid and Sea Breeze are decorated with a watercolour print.  The former is pretty in romantic colours like pink purple and blue. The latter has splashes of green, blue and yellow.
Besides looking good and smelling nice, it also offers really good value at just $5.90 per set. 
Good thing to have when hosting parties at home and good to bring along as a gift when attending one at a friend’s place.

About today's writer:
We are really happy to welcome Sherri into our LXG family. Sherri was a crime desk and entertainment reporter turned lifestyle correspondent for SPH. She spent her the last 7 years of her career covering beauty, fashion and health stories. She now freelances as a translator and writer for several health, wellness and lifestyle magazine. A beauty junkie, fashionista wannabe and self-proclaimed foodie she will be one of the many contributing writers at LXG.