As each day inches us closer to the holidays, Lifestyle.INQ and SM Supermalls have partnered up for a series all about gift-giving. Let us help you figure out what’s best to get for your loved ones. We’re thinking of starting early so that you can have time to think about a present that would match the different personalities in your life: from the foodie to the techie, and from children to those who are still kids at heart. Watch out as each week we will have videos and lists all to help you get just what you need to spread Christmas cheer.
Among the many things to love about the holiday season is gift-giving and choosing presents your loved ones would be so excited to receive. With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to search for thoughtful picks meant for those on your list. If there’s one category everyone can relate to, it’s definitely self-care. The good news is you need not traipse from one store to another as we’ve found your one-stop shop: Watsons, the largest health care and beauty care chain store in Asia. Save time on shopping as we’ve curated gift sets for any health and beauty obsession you can think of. Watch the video below and keep scrolling to check out our top picks!
The Eco Warrior
For the zealous activist whose sole mission is to actively support environmental causes and avoid anything that can increase her eco footprint, Love Beauty and Planet‘s Murumuru Butter and Rose Shampoo and Conditioner Set is made with no sulfate cleansers, paraben-free, and infused with plant based cleansers for a less wasteful planet with every shower. While you’re saving the planet, why not add MX3‘s Mangosteen Xantone Capsule and Soap Set that contains pure natural Xanthone with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helping the body get rid of harmful toxins.
The Dapper Dude
For the man who’s quite the expert in grooming and looking exceptionally polished, the STR8Eau de Toilette and Deodorant Set created with NBA All Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo has an aromatic top and woody amber base for that fresh, masculine scent. If he’s addicted to skincare, Mediheal‘s BTS Edition Face Masks has a revolutionary ampoule design which contains pink oil capsules that improves skin’s nutrient absorption and moisture retention. For a quick, overall solution, Luxe Organix‘s Aloe Soothing Gel Set soothes damaged skin, treats dry hair, doubles as an after-shave cream, and hydrates dry lips.
The Doting Mother
For the mother who goes the extra mile in keeping her kids fresh and clean, Dove‘s Baby Wash and Lotion Set ensures a tear-free and hypoallergenic bath that helps moisturize the baby’s delicate skin to keep it soft. For very sensitive skin, Cetaphil‘s Body Wash and Shampoo Set offers a rich lathering wash that contains ⅓ baby lotion and is specially formulated with soothing organic calendula extract to soothe dry, sensitive skin.
The Neat Freak
We all have that one friend who’s the ultimate perfectionist and is obsessed with utter cleanliness. the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Set is a mild, non-irritating formulation that soothes skin as it cleans and is designed specifically to work for all skin types — simple yet highly effective. Looking to wash away stubborn dead skin? Dove‘s Exfoliating Body Wash is sure to leave skin smoother and softer just after one wash.
The Health Buff
For the health buff who follows a strict diet and is particular about each and every ingredient in just about anything, Organique‘s Açaí Premium Blend is the most concentrated Açaí berry drink found in the market today. It contains all the antioxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that have made the Açaí berry the world’s leading superfood. For another wonder drink, the MosbeauAojiru Collagen Set, which is made of mixed vegetables, vitamins, and lactobacilli, is the secret of the Japanese for a healthier life, making it the most popular food supplement drink in Japan.
The Skincare Fanatic
Don’t we all have an obsession with skincare? For that friend who spends her evenings pampering herself at home with a face mask on, St. Ives‘ Multi Sheet Masks Set includes two Apricot masks, two Revitalizing Açaí masks, and one Soothing Oatmeal mask for refreshed and rejuvenated skin. To detoxify and tighten skin, the Luxe OrganixBentonite Clay clears up acne and blackheads, shrinks pores, combats wrinkles, and regenerates skin tissue for that youthful glow. To sweeten the deal, the set comes with an applicator, a brush, and a mask bowl.
The Party Animal
Know anyone who’s a social butterfly with a penchant for checking out the latest parties, especially during the holidays? Fear not because you can always turn to skin savers for that dreaded morning after a late night. To brighten dull and tired skin, Glutamax offers a combo of glutathione capsules and soap to aid in achieving whiter skin. For a daily dose of Vitamin C to boost the immune system and increase energy, Cosmo Cee is the only Vitamin C brand in the market with 700 mg non-acidic Vitamin C and a Citrus Bioflavonoids formula, which is the right amount to enjoy its full range of benefits.
The Fitness Enthusiast
Buying presents for fitness junkies can be overwhelming as they tend to know exactly what they want when it comes to enhancing their performance in the gym or in sports. Why not give your gal pal the Luxe Organix Rosewater Glow Mist that’s a sure way to leave her skin balanced and nourished for that healthy glow, pre- and post-workout. Throw in an iVi Premium Collagen Drink that replenishes the body’s collagen supply for firmer and smoother skin. For instant freshness, Blk Cosmetics offers a variety of scents to satisfy any olfactory preference.
The Anti-Aging Guru
Hoping to reverse the signs of aging? Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Set utilizes the anti-aging power of moisture mixed with vitamins, antioxidants, and wheat protein for visibly younger-looking skin from day to night. You can also take a cue from Heart Evangelista-Escudero by getting your hands on her favorite power duo, the Ponds x Heart Day and Night Duo Cream. Packed with Retinol-C Complex, it works 24-hours to give you a youthful glow. Don’t forget about your tresses as hair loss is one of the main signs of aging! The Novuhair 3in1 Plus 1 Promo Pack is highly recommended for men and women who are looking for a natural alternative to cure excessive hair loss, hair thinning, and balding, while regaining hair luster and stimulating hair growth.
The Beauty Maven
The beauty maven is the ultimate expert when it comes to skincare, hair care, and just about anything within the realm of beauty. The Cosmo Skin Ageless Kit with Soap fights the signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin, plus stretch marks and dry skin. For a faster and effective way of taking glutathione, Thiocell is the first and only glutathione in lozenge form. As an advocate of Thiocell, Heart Evangelista Escudero has also created a limited-edition pouch for every purchase of a Thiocell Glutathione Bottle. Treat tresses with the Luxe Organix Keratin Treatment Bundle that’s packed with argan oil to hydrate the hair and reverse damage caused by chemicals, coloring, and environmental factors.
All products are available at Watsons located at select SM Supermalls nationwide. For more information, visit watsons.com.ph or follow @watsonsPH on Instagram and on Facebook.
Photographs and video by Jill Fernandez and Carlos Bautista