Crabtree & Evelyn: Secret Garden Christmas Collection

It’s the time of the year, once again. The season of gifting is just around the corner and it’s never too early to shop. Crabtree & Evelyn‘s Secret Garden Christmas Collection is inspired by the wonder of an undiscovered English winter garden. The key product this season is the Festive Home Fragrances which feature warm, evocative scents reminiscent of winter fruits and spices, carefully selected and plucked fresh from the garden, accompanied by playful yet delectable treats to indulge in. You will be spoilt with Crabtree & Evelyn‘s wide assortment of gifts for all ages and price points, housed in limited edition keepsake boxes and bags complete with this year’s beautiful Secret Garden illustration.

At the media preview, we were treated with a cup of hot tea and Crabtree & Evelyn‘s ginger spice and Christmas cookies. I fell in love with the rich, hearty Gilded Chestnut home fragrance spray (S$30) which I knew I had to get! I couldn’t resist getting Rosewater Duo and Lily Duo (S$65 each) for my family in New Zealand. I believe I’ll be back for more.

Crabtree & Evelyn: Secret Garden Christmas Collection

Available from mid-November 2013 at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores in Singapore.

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2011 “Early Bird” Holiday Gift Guide

I’m back from a whirlwind work trip to Beijing (and another crazy week at work). It finally struck me this week that the holiday season is just a month away. The holiday decorations are up on Orchard Road. The shopping malls and their Christmas trees. It made me wonder, “Where did the year go?”. I guess I ask myself that every year. If you like shopping online or beating the crowd, it’s never too early to shop for your holiday gifts. Let me present to you, Fash-Eccentric‘s 2011  “Early Bird” Holiday Gift Guide:

FOR HER

Every woman needs a large, gold watch. Let’s admit it – it’s a fashion staple now! This ASOS Watch Gift Set with Interchangeable Bezel Face is a steal and a lovely gift at £35.00. Très chic!

How adorable is Gwen Stefani‘s new fragrance, Jingle G? This Christmas editionis priced at $38 for 30ml and guess what, it also doubles up as a Christmas ornament! The oriental fruity note is such a delight :)

FOR HIM

Your man will love you for this Jonathan Adler for Lacoste 2011 Holiday Collector’s series. I love the needlepoint techniques incorporated in his designs. Very old-school! Available from mid-December and priced between $259 and $399.

The Good Flock is an eco-conscious, natural label that is famed for their handcrafted accessories. I love this collaboration with ASOS and yes, do your part to save the earth. I’m talking bio-degradable wallets and iPad cases.

The Good Flock Exclusive to ASOS Wallet (£35.00)

The Good Flock Exclusive to ASOS iPad2 Case (£55.00)