Gifting with Chanel: Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year 2018

During this season of love and family, Chanel offers tasteful gifting options that include gold-embossed ruby red ribbons and heavy crimson wrapping paper – both of which exude the brand’s signature luxe touch.

The Chanel Beauty boutiques, in particular, have a few exclusive shopping surprises.

One of these is a special-edition greeting card that’s only available at the standalone stores.

A watercolour portrait of Mademoiselle Coco Chanel printed on thick paper, it’s different from the standard gift card that’s usually given with your purchases upon request. If you’re a keen collector of Chanel paraphernalia, this is something to look out for.

Another treat is a collectible pink/red camellia bag charm stamped with the brand’s interlocking Cs. As with similar Chanel trinkets in the past, this piece of acrylic accessory is well-made and feels sturdy.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, you might also be offered a tasty fortune cookie ensconced in a black-and-cream favour pillow box, sleekly embossed with the Chanel logo. The inspirational notes tucked inside naturally relate to the brand.

I was recently at a Chanel Beauty boutique (the one within The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands), and had purchased a birthday present for a friend, along with something for myself. 😏

If I hadn’t requested the gift-wrapping service, I would’ve missed the hidden feature of the heavy wrapping paper: The reverse side—the part the product is wrapped in—is emblazoned with tiny gold snowflakes and the Chanel logo. What a delight to discover when the present is opened! 😍

Last Christmas, the Chanel boutiques offered a rainbow range of gifting ribbons.

Some of them are still available – if red isn’t your preferred choice, I believe you could ask for other hues, if the boutique that you shop at has them. 🌈

Here are some shopping suggestions:

Different Like Coco

A boutique-exclusive, this fully-illustrated children’s book chronicles the grande dame’s colourful life…minus the salacious bits.

Chanel Huile de Jasmin

I’m working on a review of this product but if you have a love for strong jasmine scents and enjoy face oils, you’ll likely find this a pleasure to use.

Les Exclusifs de Chanel

A carefully-crafted collection of singular scents, these olfactory oeuvres draw inspiration from the history of the House of Chanel. Like the Rouge Coco range, the fragrances are also influenced by Gabrielle Chanel’s beloved locales and objets d’affection.

Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum

A solar fragrance comprising a bouquet of four white flowers (jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose and ylang-ylang), its luminosity is enhanced by the lucent flaçon.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 Neapolis: New City Makeup Collection

A vibrant and smouldering array of colours, this spirited ensemble was created by Lucia Pica as a loving beauty tribute to her hometown of Naples.

Say It With Chanel

Do visit the Chanel Singapore website for additional gift ideas, as well as to see more of this adorable animation! ♥️


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