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Gift Guide 2020: Self-care presents for those who want to move on from 2020

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Dec 21, 2020 8:12 am

Oh 2020, we don't know where to begin. From the marvels to the mishaps, to everything in between, this year has been so overwhelming for most of us, that all we want to do is sit back, relax, and forget about it. But one thing we realized is that self-care is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

As the year comes to an end, it's time to remind each other how to make one's self a priority. And so, to help your loved ones get to that level of relaxation, we have listed down some gift ideas for you to surprise them with. Check them out below!

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm 75mL

We all need a hand cream after all of our handwashing. This Christmas, treat your friend with this cult-favorite Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. This rich, hydrating hand cream has a citrus, woody, and herbaceous scent and skin-softening emollients that will soften and nourish the hands. 

Shop Aesop at Greenbelt and aesopskincare.ph.

Aesop Ressurection Aromatique Hand Balm 75mL, P1,400

Blanket Hugs Weighted Blanket

Have you tried every solution there is but still, you're deprived from sleep? Trust us when we say this blanket will give you a better night's sleep.

Weighted blankets like these ones from Blanket Hugs are blankets that weigh anywhere from seven to thirty pounds, and are designed to reduce stress and improve sleep. They also promote the production of melatonin and serotonin, and provide even calming pressure from head-to-toe.

Blanket Hugs are made of organic cotton and also include a hypoallergenic, bamboo-cotton cooling duvet cover in every order.

Price starts at P5,999-P12,999.

Shop Blanket Hugs here

The Blanket Hug, starts at P5,999

Boy Smells Candles

Scented candles are the most popular form of aromatherapy. How could it not be? It easily transforms a place into an inviting and comforting space.

If you're looking for a good brand—a 'gram-worthy one, too—Boy Smells is one, and it's finally available here. Their Hypernature Trio set contains three full-sized candles: Neopeche, Agua de Jardin, and Rhubarb Smoke that "awaken[s] your inner alchemy and transport[s] you to new worlds."

Shop Boy Smells at hoom

Boy Smells Hypernature Trio, P7,200

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance

Making sure your skin is healthy and radiant is a big commitment to do, not to mention expensive. But there's a skincare line that gives you those benefits in just four weeks.

Cetaphil's new Bright Healthy Radiance line keeps skin bright and even, and corrects dark spots, too. It features a GentleBright Technology, which is a combination of power brightening ingredients such as Sea Daffodil and Niacinamide.

The line includes the Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser, Brightness Refresh Toner, Daily Brightening Protection Cream SPF15, Brightening Night Comfort Cream, Brightening Lotion, Brightness Reveal Body Wash, and Brightness Reveal Bar.

Shop Cetaphil in Lazada and Shopee

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance

Clair de Lune Silk Pillow Case

Did you know that silk pillow cases can improve your skin and hair's texture? Because of its smooth material, silk cases prevent friction against the hair and skin as compared to regular fabrics.

Clair de Lune's silk pillow cases can help keep hair from tangling, frizzing, and splitting at the ends, and reduce tugging of the skin.

Shop Clair de Lune here

Claire de Lune silk pillow case, price available upon request

Glam Pop Queens Ice Globe Facial Massager

You've probably heard about the decades-old beauty secret of applying a cold spoon under the eyes to reduce puffiness. But now, there's a new tool that does that and more.

Meet the Ice Globe Facial Massager from Glam Pop Queens. These super cute and glittery face globes are said to calm redness of the skin, stimulate blood circulation, oxygenate the skin, shrink pores, heal and renew skin. Magic, right?

Shop Glam Pop Queens here

Glam Pop Queens Ice Globe Facial Massager, P850

Glamourfia Skincare Fridge

Do they actually need one of these? Uhm, yes! Your ultimate skincare junkie friend will squeal with delight when he or she gets this beauty fridge. The Glamourfia Skincare Fridge allows their store their skincare, personal care, and other beauty tools. It also has a hot/cold, on/off switch, and red/green lights to indicate warming or cooling, and has a built-in mirror on the door.

Here's a tip: Pop in your favorite sheet mask or moisturizer and facial roller for a few minutes before applying—you'll enjoy the cooling and refreshing feeling after.

Shop Glamourfia here

Glamourfia Skincare Fridge, P3,499

Hedonist Clothing Loungewear

We love our good 'ol t-shirt for sleeping, but investing in a pair of comfy pajamas would really make a difference. If you're looking for one to give, Hedonist Clothing has some really cool soft and fuzzy pajamas ala Skims that are perfect for lounging.

The brand is relatively new, but their products look so luxe and comfortable that you won't want to change out of it.

Shop Hedonist Clothing here

Snow Shorts Set and Snow Cardigan, price available upon request

Rella Moon Bath

Ease tension of both mind and body while deeply relieving aches and strains with Rella's Moon Bath. This blend is crafted with pure Himalayan crystal salt, Epsom salt, and infused with essential oil blends of lemon, cassia, geranium, jojoba, citronella, lemongrass, orange, and palmrosa, with lavender rose buds. Just reading about it already provides a deep revitalization.

For only P300, you can already get a jar of this goodness, plus, it's thoughtfully packed in a cute box, too.

Shop Rella here

Rella Moon Bath Ritual Bath Soap, P300

Studio Lucine Silk Eye Mask

First silk pillow cases, now silk eye masks? Yes, please! 

It is believed that sleep masks help block out ambient light, which could help one enjoy more restorative rest. But with silk sleep masks, it soothes the skin and prevents one from getting wrinkles.

Shop Studio Lucine here

Studio Lucine Silk Eye Mask, price available upon request

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