Gift Guide: Truly Excellent Presents to Commemorate Your Travels
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Gift Guide: Truly Excellent Presents to Commemorate Your Travels

Words & images: Clozette

When you’re travelling around the festive season, the allure of buying souvenirs or presents overseas becomes a little overwhelming due to the abundance of choices that you may not have back home. Let us help you with your gifting needs this year and give yourself a sweet treat, and your loved ones a special surprise.

Thailand

Photo credit: Naraya

One of the most famous local brands from the Land of Smiles is the ubiquitous NaRaYa. These quilted bags have been around since 1989, and they make the perfect gifts for the organisers in your life. They come in all shapes and sizes, reflecting the style of each artisan which makes every piece a true original.

Korea

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Duo, USD35.09 (ourshop.com)

Famous for that dewy glass skin trend on both men and women, the only logical souvenir when you return from this destination is skincare. The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a cult favourite among women in Asia, and with a range of products to complete your beauty routine, you’d be spoilt for choice trying to pick just one!

Japan

Photo credit: Can Make Tokyo

Too much makeup? What does that even mean? If you’re into that natural look, you’ll love this Cream Cheek from Canmake Tokyo! Available in two shades — Sweet Apricot or Coral Orange — to keep her fresh-faced and glowing all day. Layer it on for a more intense payoff or swipe it on your lips for a makeup look that is sure to flatter any face.

Hawaii

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray Duo, USD26.27 (ourshop.com)

Your friends are already jealous of your Instagram stories, so the least you can do is bring home something to inspire their next travel destination. The Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray Duo features a scent that is supposed to awaken the spirit and energise the body, making it the perfect gift to remind your loved ones to pamper themselves with some vitamin sea.

Hong Kong

Photo credit: Furla

This city has two façades — modern metropolis by day and vibrant entertainment hub by night. That’s why the Furla Metropolis Envelope is the perfect souvenir. Large enough for your essentials and small enough to stay out of your way, take it from day to night without a single hair, and style, out of place.

Malaysia

Boh Exquisite BOH Teas, USD12.51 (ourshop.com)

If you prefer tea to coffee then this is something you won’t want to miss out on. Indulge in a selection of Malaysia’s finest teas from Boh, locally grown and harvested in the cool highlands in the comfort of your own home. Nothing like a cuppa to kickstart your morning!

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