Friday, December 25, 2015

Last Minute Christmas Gift-Giving Guide..Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas AMW Friends!  Christmas day today and just like me, some of you are probably  juggling to finish your shopping list!  For the past 2 years, I find myself more productive when I shop during Christmas season!  Imagine the sale (got Christmas Tree for 50% off!), the lesser traffic and lesser mall crowds! 

I realized, I just gave away my secret!  *hahaha*  Sorry godchildren, that's the reason why your ninang is always late in gift-giving!

So because I have a couple of hours left before I need to wrap gifts (again!), I will share some of my instant-gift giving finds that I personally would love to receive!  Are you ready?

Gift Idea #1 Makeup/Skincare Gift Sets

 Estee Lauder brand has always been a WINNER in terms of gift sets!  No matter how much make up I own at the moment, these never fail to make me jump for joy!

Just like this set!


Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 340 Envious
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil 07 Red
Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder in Transparent
Red makeup case

 I don't think they sell this set but more of a GWP, but do check out their counters because they do have sets available for purchase!  It doesn't hurt that you invest on your favorite Estee Lauder products and grab this!  That's 2-in-1!  Gift for yourself and for others!

SNOE To Be Fine Fun and Fabulous

This set includes all the SNOE bestsellers!  
(OMG Energy Facial Scrub, Eye Boop Versatile Gel Liner,
Hair Heroes Cold Oil, Matte Anti-Shine Toner,
Glam Jam and Beso Balm)

Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Plus Set
If your recipient is a fan of facial treatments, you may gift this to him/her because this is the low-key, easy-to-do-at-home version

Tony Moly Snow Fantasy Golden Love Face Book

You definitely can't go wrong gifting this to your Korean Makeup-Loving Friends!  This set includes the Tony Moly BCDation All Master Air Light Base, The Quick Base, 2 Perfect EYes Gel Fit in festive shades and All Flash Lip Pigment!

If your recipient is a fan of hand cream, I'm sure he/she will enjoy the Snowy Dessert Scented Hand Cream Sets (Php298.00 each).  These are fragrant hand creams that comes with long-lasting scent!  There are a total of 5 scents and I'm happy with my 3 picks --- Cool Sugar Fragrance, Sweet Sparkling Fragrance and Blooming Love Fragrance.

Now since we are on the topic of Etude House, I'm not sure if they sell this set seperately or if this is only for VIP members, if you are --- you might as well ask for this!  I had an awesome "Nikki in Heaven" moment when I opened this!  

Welcome to the Princess Fantasy set that comes with pastel eyeshadow colors with neutrals too!  *sigh*  

Gift Idea #2 Nail Polishes
 I am a nail polish lover and I can NEVER get enough of polishes! How many shades can you own?  LIMITLESS!

GirlStuff Holiday 2015 Collection
My favorite polish brand of all time!  The best part about GirlStuff is that you can also give these to young girls because these polishes are safe from harmful chemicals!  I actually bought a couple for shades for my "inaanak".  I'm sure she'll love these!

Shades (L-R) Utopia, Zenith and Temptation

And my favorite brand has a sister!  The recently launched Solique Gel Polish by GirlStuff!   And instead of the usual REDS we get for Christmas, Solique came up with a very gorgeous and classy shade called Desire!

Again, these polishes cure in natural light and NO need for UV lamp!  So feel free to gift this to all your gel-polish loving friends!

Orly EPIX Flexible Color
 A brand new category from Orly called Flexible Color.  These polishes are said to dry faster and lasts longer!

And if you are on a tight-budget.  There's always the local brand Caronia which also came up with gorgeous shades to choose from!

And if I may have to add?  A perfect nude-like nail polish shade from Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel!  Shade number is 677.

Gift Idea #3 Organization 
When I'm looking for gifts for my OC friends, I always go into Keeping It Together because they have wide array of organization products!  And I recently got a gift from Mich --- a Power of 3 pouches that has my initials!  Seriously, who can say NO to that?

Ahhh, I'm in heaven!  You can label these bottles as they come with a sticker!

 Gift Idea #5 Fragrance

 And lastly, my to-go-to no brainer gift will always be the gift of scent!  I've always been a fan of fragrances so I always hover around the fragrance section inside the mall!  I just don't know how many times I've gifted perfumes and colognes to both Mr. AMW and my family!  nth time for sure!

Anna Sui Romantica
With the gorgeously designed bottle and packaging, I can imagine any girl would squeal with delight upon seeing this!  This newest fragrance from Anna Sui is floral-scented Eau De Toilette with top notes Calabria Bergamot, Mandarin Essence, Sparkling Pomegranate and Watery Quince.  It gives me that giddy feel on every sniff!

EDT 75ml (Php4,200.00), EDT 50ml (Php3,450.00) and EDT 50ml in Eau de Toilette Bottle (Php2,600.00)

Flowers by Kenzo L'Elixir
Another must-buy if the recipient is a Kenzo fan!  I have almost all of the new Flowers by Kenzo releases and they are all amazing!  You can't go wrong with Kenzo!

And lastly, we all know that fragrances are expensive but you can still give the gift of fragrances without putting a hole in your pocket!  The Body Shop came up with their newest Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau De Toilette and it smells amazing!  It is a delicately scented sweet fragrance and can be layered with Japanese Cherry Blossom range without the overpowering scent!

Gift Idea #6 Planners
I don't know about you but planners are the most important thing that I really look for every December!  You guys know my journey on picking the right planner for the year after!  I am still on the search because I wanted something in medium size but the Mom 24/7 planner may work!  

Ex. CBTL Planners for coffee lovers or Mom 24/7 planners for moms especially first-time mommies (Please visit to order your Mom 24/7 planner)

Gift Idea #7 Masks
You know what?  If you are on a budget and you wanted to gift "a group" of friends or colleagues without going broke, my answer is --- give them each a Face Mask!  It's always the thought that counts and I welcome even a single face mask because they are indeed very effective in giving my skin that "instant boost" mid-week!  It does not only relive my skin's moisture but it keeps my skin looking fresh and glowing even on stressed-days! 

A great brand to try?  Leaders Insolution (Php78.00 each)
I like using Leaders Insolution masks because these are fast-acting!

and Tony Moly Golden Mushroom Mask Sheets which also comes in set of 5!

 Whew!  Finally done with a quick list! I hope I was able to help you out for your last-minute shopping!

If you are a recipient, which particular gift above would you receive?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. It's ironic but I drool for the red purse of elizabeth arden than its content hahahaha and nobody could go wrong with planner!

    1. The red purse is AMAZING! as in super nice! hindi ka mapapahiya to use it on special events


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