Cover Delight your significant other with our top picks of the best beauty and grooming gifts this Chinese Valentine’s Day (Photo: Courtesy of YSL Beauté)

With Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day) fast approaching, we’ve rounded up the best beauty and grooming gifts for your loved ones—from new make-up collections to luxury colognes and more

Chinese Valentine’s Day, also known as the Qixi Festival, is a celebration of love inspired by the legendary romantic tale of a cowherd Niulang, and a young goddess Zhinü. Qixi happens every year on the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar, and this year, the festival falls on Saturday, August 14.   

With Qixi Festival just around the corner, it’s a perfect opportunity to show your special someone some extra love with a thoughtful gift to remember. And if your valentine loves looking their best and is always ahead of the style curve, we have just the gift list for you—from new make-up collection to luxury grooming products, there’s a gift they’ll love in our roundup. 

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For Her

YSL Beauté The Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick

Chances are, your favourite beauty lover can never have too many lipsticks. Featuring a sleek, slim silhouette, this new luxury lipstick from YSL Beauté is offered in 9 different matte shades for selection, which boasts a lightweight, pigment-packed formula to brighten up your lady’s make-up looks. It’s also packed with silky oils to keep the lips feeling supple and soft all day long—even under a face mask.  

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Valentino Beauty Collection

The new Valentino Beauty make-up collection is a must-have for any stylish woman. Encased in red and gold packaging, each product from the lineup is guaranteed to add a luxe touch to her vanity. The collection has everything from foundations to lipsticks and eye shadow palettes, which is perfect to gift to your lady who loves experimenting with new looks.  

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Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream Foundation and Translucent Loose Powder

These two new products from luxury beauty brand Clé de Peau Beauté will help any lady to achieve a flawless complexion and look radiant all day long, even in summer. The Radiant Cream Foundation is specially formulated to deliver hydrating full-coverage with a dewy finish, while the Translucent Loose Powder will help to perfect her look with long-lasting results.  

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Dior Vanilla Diorama Fragrance

For your girl who prefers a more decadent-smelling fragrance will love Dior’s new product Vanilla Diorama. It's a warm and sweet blend of rum, patchouli and citrusy notes, accentuated by cocoa to offer a lovely scent that’s sure to turn heads.  

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Dior Birds Of A Feather Collection

A single Dior beauty item would make a great gift—so this new collection is basically a beauty lover’s dream come true. Titled “Birds of a Feather”, the collection is inspired by beautiful imageries of birds, featuring a wide array of products, including eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, eyeliners, nail polish in iridescent tones that allows you to try out different fall make-up looks, whether it be dramatic, sexy or natural.  

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Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub 

Upgrade your girl’s shower routine with this luxurious body scrub from Fenty Skin. Inspired by founder Rihanna’s hometown beaches in Barbados, this scrub contains a gentle yet effective blend of sugar, salt, actual superfine sand and precious tropical oils to give her skin a beautiful sheen and conditioning. Suitable for all skin types, the formula is also clean, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free. 

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Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum LED Mask

Every woman will appreciate having a new beauty gadget in her cabinet—and this high-tech mask curated by celebrity facialist Angela Caglia is sure to get your darling’s heart racing. Equipped with over 1,000 multicoloured lights, this LED mask can generate near-infrared rays that penetrate deep beneath the skin to stimulate collagen production, minimise signs of ageing and reduce inflammation to reveal glowing, healthy skin.  

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La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion

Skincare junkies will fall hard for La Mer’s highly coveted Hydrating Infused Emulsion. Known as the La Mer’s first-ever emulsion, which took five years to formulate, the formula is packed with nutrient-rich kelp and soy, as well as the luxury brand’s signature cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ to renew, strengthen and nourish the skin for a healthy complexion.  

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Charlotte Tilbury The Look of Love Beauty Set 

It’s no secret that Charlotte Tilbury ranks high on every beauty lover’s wish list. This luxury gift set highlights some of the brand’s most coveted products, including the Pillow Talk eyeshadow palette, Mrs Kisses Matte Revolution lipstick, Magic Cream and Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, allowing your girl to achieve gorgeous day and night make-up looks.  

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Tatcha The Dewy Skin Ritual

Treat your special woman to a spa-worthy skincare ritual with this luxurious gift set from Tatcha. It includes the brand’s best-selling products, such as The Dewy Serum, The Rice Wash, The Dewy Skin Cream and Luminous Dewy Skin Mask that work together to restore and maximise the skin’s natural glow.  

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For Him

Acqua di Parma Shaving Razor 

Your man will love upgrading his daily grooming session with a luxurious Acqua di Parma shaving razor. Featuring an agronomical design for optimum handling, the sleek tool is designed to work with the brand’s Barbiere shaving creams and oils for a clean, smooth finish.

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Byredo Blanche Eau de Parfum

Introduce your valentine to his new signature sent: Byredo’s Blanche Eau De Parfum. The cologne boasts a refreshing blend of white rose, pink pepper, neroli and sandalwood that lend a refined scent that’s perfect for everyday wear. 

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Atelier Cologne: Cologne Absolue Orange Sanguine – Poetic Collector Edition 

Another top-notch scent that deserves a spot on your gentleman’s cologne arsenal, Atelier Cologne’s limited edition Cologne Absolue Orange Sanguine is outfitted in a magical translucent blue bottle to give your person an uplifting scent that combines the refreshing aromas of blood orange, geranium and sandalwood. A spritz or two would work perfectly for a casual summer party or a beach getaway.  

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Dior Homme After-Shave Balm 

If it’s one item he needs to have in the cabinet to refresh dry, sensitive skin post-shave, it’s the Dior Homme balm. Subtly scented with a hint of woody aroma of the Dior Homme Eau de Toilette, this after-shave balm penetrates quickly and soothes the skin instantly after grooming, which promises to leave the skin feeling soft with no greasy residue.  

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Men’s Discovery Kit 

This skincare set from Dr. Barbara Sturm includes all the essentials for your man who’s looking to practice a straightforward and efficient routine to achieve healthy-looking complexion. It comes with six products in a conveniently sized travel bag, including a cleanser, facial scrub, calming serum, anti-ageing serum, eye cream and face cream—all work together to help revive tired skin and diminish signs of irritation and ageing.  

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Lorenzi Milano Shaving Set

Ideal for gifting, this luxury shaving set from Lorenzi Milano features with a fine badger hair and Gilet Fusion razor that's protected by a sleek silver-tone barrel. It’s made of the finest materials to ensure your man enjoy a quality shave every single time, which also comes with a weighty stand to display the stylish tool.  

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro

Nothing beats a facial at the spa with all the high-tech gadgets you could ever want. But with a busy lifestyle, chances are the man in your life may not have the time to visit the spa regularly and take good care of his skin. This cutting-edge LED light therapy mask is designed to mimic those top-notch facials, which features different modes to smooth wrinkle, diminish discolouration and prevent breakouts, keeping his skin healthy until the next appointment. 

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Tom Ford Beauty Hydrating Lip Balm 

Give your man’s current lip balm an upgrade with this luxury treatment from Tom Ford Beauty. It includes a soothing blend of natural oils, vitamins, and butters to provide his lips with protection and moisturisation for all seasons. 

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Pankhurst London Shaving Set 

Looking for something thoughtful to impress your man? This gift set from Pankhurst London makes for la crème de la crème of grooming experiences at home. In addition to a shampoo that doubles as head and body cleanser, the kit also includes a perfectly weighted brush for applying the scented shaving cream, a razor that ensures a comfortable shave, as well as a soothing ice gel to complete the routine.  

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Dior Homme Dermo System Age Control Firming Care 

To address dull-looking skin, your man should incorporate Dior Homme Dermo System Age Control Firming Care into his daily routine—he’ll be pleasantly surprised at how refreshed and plumped his skin can actually feel. The product is enriched with a bio-fermented ingredient and Vitamin E phosphate to regulate sebum production and reduce shine. 

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