Ready for Christmas: Must-have gift sets for all your beauty-loving friends

One of my favorite things to do when Christmas comes is buying presents for the special people in my life. I just love the thrill of being able to find the perfect gift! One of the things I like to get for the more kikay crowd are beauty sets because of the variety of items you get to try. Need some inspo for your last minute shopping? Here are some of our Christmas gift set picks that you should definitely check out!


For the mask aficionado: The Body Shop Facial Mask Duo (P2,195)

Got a friend whose favorite past time is multi-masking? This set from The Body Shop is a great one to try! First, apply Himalayan Charcoal Mask to remove excess oil and dirt to give skin a thorough cleanse. Afterwards, restore moisture with the British Rose Mask which is a gel formula with real rose petals and rose essence to soothe and plump skin.


For the jet-setter: The Body Shop Olivia the Owl Set (P1,495)

Not only is the tin can super cute, it has six travel-friendly items infused with the delicious scents of Coconut and Strawberry! It contains two mini Shower Gels, two Hand Creams, and two Bath Bubbles. What’s more, every purchase from TBS’s Christmas gift collection will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square meters of forest in England and Armenia through the World Land Trust.

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For the local beauty lover: blk Cosmetics Holiday Beauty Countdown Gift Box (P2,990)

Our unboxing video revealed the generous contents of this set, and we found some new favorites, too! It contains some of blk’s best-selling face and lip products in season-appropriate colors so you sample the line while creating the perfect holiday FOTD. This contains all full-sized products of the Intense Colour Powder Blush, Brightening + Correcting Concealer, Shape + Sculpt Contour, Holiday Creamy Cheek Paint, Ultra Glow Highlighter, Holiday All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick, Holiday All-Day Lip and Cheek Tint, Holiday Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick, and Holiday Soft Matte Mousse.


For the Girl Scout: Human Heart Nature Pomelo Gift Set (P249)

Clean hands help ensure a pimple-free face, so never leave home without this trio! The set includes a hand soap, a sanitizer, and a hand and foot salve that keeps hands clean, soft, and germ-free. This is a great unisex option that would be appreciated even by non-kikay recipients!


For the skincare enthusiast: Clinique More Than Moisture Set (P3,750)

Yes, you do need moisturizer regardless of what skin type you may have. With Clinique’s famous Moisture Surge line, your skin (and lips) will thank you for the much-needed hydration from these products. You get a 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, a Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief, Overnight Mask, and a Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm.


For the glam-loving gal: Estee Lauder Gifts of Wonder clutch

The clutch makes for the perfect accessory for those nights out, and the contents are even more luxe! Inside are two Pure Colour Envy lipsticks, a deluxe-sized Double Wear mascara, a mini Brow Now pencil, a mini Double Wear lip pencil, and a gorgeous 9-pan eyeshadow palette to effortlessly transition a look from day to night.


For the beauty risk-taker: MAC Shiny Pretty Things Lipstick and Lipglass

Let their lips take center stage during holiday get-togethers! The limited edition shimmery metallic lipstick is sure to be the talk of the party, and it can be topped up with the lipglass for maximum shine.


For the vampy polish fan: TenTen Haute Affair Collection (P700)

If I had to pick, I would choose this set for myself! I enjoyed all the colors of this collection, and Den actually practiced her nail art on me with these. The Haute Affair collection has three jewel toned polishes (maroon, navy blue, and emerald green), and a silver glitter polish. The shades are spot on for the holidays but the vampy mood keeps them wearable all year long.


For the pretty polish collector: Benefit x Solique Gorgeous Goodies (P1,300)

Here’s another nail polish set, but from the cheerier (and dare we say cuter) end of the color spectrum! The Gorgeous Goodies collection includes three different takes of pink, a chunky glitter topper, an anchor gel base, and a shiny gel top coat. Plus points for this being the first Benefit nail polish collection and a collab with a local brand!

For the budding makeup lover: Benefit Confection Cuties (P1,260)

Remember what it was like to be a newbie building your first kit? The cake tin contains Benefit’s top kit must-haves in mini sizes of Gimme Brow brow volumizing fiber gel, Roller Lash super-curling & lifting mascara, and The POREfessional Pore Primer. Even seasoned beauty girls will love this set for the travel-friendly products!


For your first beauty teachers: Origins gift sets (starts at P1,000)

Thank Mom for introducing you to the beauty life with pampering treats for her skin! Origins offers a wide range of options to address every skincare need, so you’re sure to find one that suits your favorite lady!

Do you shop gift sets for your Christmas list? What have been your favorite finds this year?