Last Minute, No-Stress Gift Guide For Women 2015

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I know you're all waiting for this one. :)

It's been really tough on the road lately: traffic jams here, accidents there, and a*hole drivers everywhere; it's becoming more and more stressful to go out lately, but us Filipinos can't simply resist the charm of the holidays, therefore we still brave mega Manila traffic to join Christmas parties or simply drop gifts to those who matter the most.

Traffic is just one of the problems; gift giving is another one. If you want to give great gifts without racking your brain for it and adding more stress to your system, take a look at my crowd favorite LAST MINUTE, NO- STRESS GIFT GUIDE SERIES 2015. Let's start with the ladies!


Something Worthwhile
SPEND: Jo Malone Cologne Collection (P6,280.00)

- Nothing can be more worthwhile than a box of Jo Malone colognes! With this set, Mom can indulge in and mix and match Jo Malone's signature fragrances, allowing her to come up with her signature scent.

Jo Malone is located in Greenbelt 5.

SAVE: Te Amo Preserved Rose (Plain- P4,225.00; Zodiac Collection- P4,899.00)

- Wanna show your undying love for Mom, quite literally? Te Amo's preserved Roses will symbolize that for you; these precious Roses can last for 3 to 5 years, making it a very unique and special gift. The Roses come in plain packaging and Zodiac Collection that comes with personalized Zodiac crystals and mini jewelry drawer installed within the box.

Te Amo Floristeria is located at Active Fun bldg., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City


Something Informative

SPEND: Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes (P675.00)

- Sister's struggling to come up with the perfect eye makeup? She will definitely appreciate a primer on eyeshadow with Bobbi Brown's best- selling book called EVERYTHING EYES. It contains Bobbi's expert eye makeup tips from two- eyed to four- eyed ladies.

Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes is available in all leading bookstores.

SAVE: This Is Me, Love Marie (P295.00)

- Heart Evangelista is the newest beauty maven on the block and she debuts with a book entitled THIS IS ME, LOVE MARIE. Your sister will definitely pick up some useful beauty tips from this book that will be handy in college or work!

This Is Me, Love Marie is available in all leading bookstores.

or, Something Festive

SPEND: Benefit Pret-A-Party

- Gift your sister with these essentials from Benefit to keep her looking fresh, pretty, and blooming anytime.

Benefit Cosmetics is located at Greenbelt 5, TriNoma, SM MOA, Rustan's Makati, Shangri-La Mall, Central Square, BGC, and SM Megamall.

SAVE: Tony Moly Golden Love Snow Fantasy Face Book (P1,498.00)

- This kit is a no- brainer way to look effortlessly fresh, glowing, and blooming, the Korean way. Your sister will surely love it!

Visit TONY MOLY PHILIPPINES on Facebook for the complete list of their branches.


Something Sweet

SPEND: The Body Shop Frosted Plum Collection (Body Butter; P995; Shimmer Mist- P1,195.00; Body Gel- P750.00; Everything- P2,940.00)

- This limited edition sweet fragrance from The Body Shop will bring back your beloved Aunt's cherished memories of her good ol', youthful Christmases.

Visit THE BODY SHOP PHILIPPINES on Facebook for a complete list of their branches.

SAVE: Mary Kay Cityscape EDP (P2,100.00)

- This sweet, feminine, sexy duo will energize the senses and awaken a new love for city living.

Mary Kay Cityscape Collection is available through all authorized Mary Kay Beauty Consultants.


Something Soothing

SPEND: Diptyque Candles (Starts at P1,750.00)

- Diptyque's premium candles will inspire love, warmth, and comfort in Grandma's favorite space.

Diptyque is available in all Rustan's stores and Diptyque Central Square, BGC.

SAVE: Zenutrients All Is Well Aromatherapy Oil And Candle Set (P600.00)

- Help Grandma relax and find balance with Zenutrients' soothing, peace- inducing duo. Namaste.

Visit ZENUTRIENTS on Facebook for a complete listing of their branches.


Something Sexy

SPEND: Happy Skin Shut Up And Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies (P599.00)

- Pucker up and take numerous selfies with your girlfriends with Happy Skin's delightful range of creamy, matte color.

Happy Skin is available in all Plains and Prints boutiques, Beauty Bar stores, Rustan's, and Happy Skin Glorietta 1

SAVE: Maybelline Mat Velvet Lip Color (P350.00)

- Have fun and look good with your lady BFFs with this mouthwatering, creamy lip color from Maybelline.

Maybelline is available in all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores.


Something Cute

SPEND: Etude House Snowy Dessert Hand Cream Collection (P898.00)

- This set of cute hand creams from Etude House will put a smile on your boss's face.

Visit ETUDE HOUSE PHILIPPINES on Facebook for the complete list of their branches.
SAVE: Burt's Bees Rosemary On The Go (P495.00)

- Burt's Bees super cute gift sets will cheer up your boss after a tiring day in the office.

Hope you like this list! Which ones would you like to give (and receive!) this holidays? :)

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23 Lovely Thoughts

  1. another good thing about these, is that most of them come in pretty boxes that you need not to wrap them anymore. That is if you are really really pressed for time. lovely selection!

    1. Great observation! :D Even if I'm a fan of gift wrapping, I still want my gifts to come in neat boxes so it's pretty all throughout. :)

  2. Timely idea Ms. Martha I am whacking my brain for a gift to give my lady boss (wahh until know I am undecided) :D

  3. i love this post ms m! and yes i am one of those readers who is waiting for this kind of post.. i now have more ideas to gift this season =)

  4. Great gift ideas! I would love to receive a Happy Skin lippy and a preserved rose, the light blue one. I'm sure whoever gets those gifts will surely love them. The Etude House handcreams and Burt's Bees gift sets are versatile and can be appreciated by anyone.

    1. Thank you! If I'm a Billionaire, I'd give away the Preserved Roses as gifts to my BFFs! :D

  5. Definitely like this. So fun to saw that awesome gifts. I would love to receive that te amo preserved rose and give it also to my mama:D

    1. It's really the perfect mom's gift, no? Because it's a flower, it's pretty, and it's special, definitely the things that represent mom and mom will like. :)

  6. Thanks miss martha for the ideas, it really helps a lot woooh!

  7. These are very helpful. I actually got lip balms for my two closest colleagues-turned-friends. Got my aunts some shower gel sets and my sister, I got her hair care sets. My mom asked for an oven and since I can't find one myself, I just gave her the money and she actually bought one the same day! ^-^
    Three more days to go. Merry Christmas Miss Martha!

  8. Wow I want to receive all of them! I've been on the look out for that Burt's Bees but they are out of stock even online.

    1. Awww...Burt's Bees has a lot of cool holiday gift sets; it's impossible not to find one. :D

  9. Almost everything here is on my wishlist. :) I also got some for my relatives. Definitely a good guide for buying gifts. :D

  10. Great suggestions, Ms. Martha. My brain is not working lately. This is a very helpful post on what gift to give. Love everything on the list too, and I would want to receive it as well.

    1. Thank you! This could be used as a guide for any special occasion! :)

  11. hope to receive this kind of gifts! hahaha. :)

  12. I've bought the Body Shop Plum Collection for my best friend for our Christmas party, she liked the body lotion so much (well, the lotion of TBS is always recommended). It comes in a pretty packaging and the money is worth it.

    1. How generous! I don't know anyone who has the heart to dislike TBS' Frosted Plum Collection. :D It smells so nice!


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