Holiday shopping can be fun, at the same time, tedious. I usually personalize my gifts based on how I know the receiver. I’m not the type who buys 100 pcs of the same item to be given to everyone. Hehe! Sometimes I even run through the receiver’s social media account just to see if he/she would use what I have in mind. So to help you what to give to your mom, wife, sister, friends, colleagues, boss, and even to yourself, here is a rundown of #LushAngelHolidayGiftGuide2018 (I’m using this hashtag too in my Instagram account @lush_angel to easily help you while shopping)

Benefit gift sets

This is one of the most awaited time of the year at Benefit Cosmetics. Their gift sets come in really cute packaging and are priced way cheaper than buying the products individually.

Shop at any Benefit Cosmetics counters. See list of branches HERE.


Clinique has always been part of my must-have skin care products. And up to this day, my mom is the happiest whenever I give her Clinique products, such as Dramatically Different Moisturizer, Smart line, Liquid Soap and Clarifying Lotion. They currently have holiday gift sets, which come in bright boxes.

Check them out in their stores. See list HERE.

Estee Lauder

Of course, one of my HG skin care brands should be part of this gift guide. Who would not want to get Estee Lauder skin care products?! It’s a nice gift for your mom, wife, girlfriend, or even for yourself. I posted about their gift sets too HERE.

See list of Estee Lauder Philippines stores HERE.

Tom Ford Lipsticks

Tom Ford is Tom Ford. You’ll never go wrong with a Tom Ford lipstick. So if you don’t have any idea about lipsticks, this should be a sure bet for your girlfriend.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush

For friends on-the-go, get her multi-purpose products, such as this Chanel Lip Blush. It has been a permanent lip and cheek product in my bag too.

Dior gift sets

Dior also has gift sets available. This particular lipstick set caught my attention because of the chic pouch that comes with it. But if you just want to give one tube, it’s gotta be the iconic 999.

Dior Philippines is now open at SM Mall of Asia.


This year, Kiehl’s teamed up with Andrew Bannecker to create their limited edition Christmas line. Kiehl’s favories, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Calendula Toner, and Ultra Facial Cream get a holiday makeover!

Kiehl’s have gift sets too. You can also check out the men’s line if you’re looking for a gift for your dad, husband, brother, or boyfriend.

See Kiehl’s Philippines branches HERE.

BLK Cosmetics

BLK Cosmetics has an advent calendar, perfect for makeup lovers. It includes 9 blk holiday essentials– all for PHP 2,990.

They also have lipsticks in minis from their #blktravels collection, inspired by Anne Curtis’ favorite cities.

BLK Cosmetics is available at Trinoma, ATC, Eastwood, Glorietta, and SM Beauty and online

Debora Lippmann

For your friends who love nail polish, Deborah Lippmann’s Winter collection will definitely make their day.

Deborah Lippmann is available in Rustan’s Beauty Source.

The Body Shop gift sets

The Body Shop is one of my favorite go-to brands this season because of their cute gift sets. Best of all, if you purchase from them, they will help protect and re-wild over 10 million square meters of forest in England and Armenia. Check out the #EnchantedByNature on social media.

See The Body Shop Philippines branches HERE.

Sleek Makeup

This season is all about glitz and glam. Sleek Makeup got you covered! Why not get your friends a highlighting palette or lippies? Also, for every minimum purchase of PHP 1,500, you get a free Sleek Party Makeover at their makeup counters until December 31.

See Sleek Makeup shops at

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Collection

Don’t you love lipsticks housed in luxe packaging? Why not go matchy-matchy with your besites? Get tubes for them and for yourself. Check out the different finishes of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Collection in THIS LINK.

See Bobbi Brown Philippines stores HERE.

Jo Malone

Jo Malone box/es should definitely be under every Christmas tree. Hihi! Their unisex long-lasting scents have been well-loved by many. And a lot of Jo Malone fans have been collectors too. Who wouldn’t? Take a look at the bottle above. Check out Jo Malone’s holiday collection HERE.

For the list of branches here in the Philippines, see HERE.

VV and Co. perfume

The Enciso sisters, Vern and Verniece, just launched their newest venture, the VV and Co., a beauty, cosmetic & personal care brand. For their first product, they released two scents– one is romantic and playful, while the other is chic and sophisticated. Both are housed in an elegant bottle.

You can order through their website–

Aveda hair and body care

The hair and body must be given the same attention as the face so I’m including Aveda in my list. I’ve been using the Invati line for my hair and scalp for 3 weeks now and if you know someone who’s suffering from hair fall, you must give this! I have already noticed a big difference whenever I wash my hair. I’ll share my detailed experience soon. For now, this might be a great holiday present.

Aveda also has gift sets wrapped in handmade lokta bark paper from Nepal. Their paper purchase has helped 5,500 people earn income over 11 years. Also, Aveda is a brand known to be cruelty-free, meaning products are not tested on animals.

Aveda boutique is located at Greenbelt 5.

Anello Holiday Collection

Do you know anybody who’s an Anello collector? Anello Philippines launched their holiday collection– choose from plaids, interchangeable straps, and quilted bags.

Anello is available online in Zalora. Check out the list of branches by using the #anellophilippinesofficial on Instagram.


Rootote has only been in the Philippines for a year but this Japanese brand has already garnered a lot of followers. I personally like the CEO Roo V2 bag, which is water-repellent and can be used as a tote or backpack– definitely perfect for travels!

Rootote is available in SM North EDSA, Lazada and Bratpack branches nationwide.

I hope this Holiday Gift Guide 2018 can help last minute shoppers like me!

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