Best Christmas Gift Ideas 2020 For Self-Care This Holiday Season

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Can you believe that Christmas is already less than 2 weeks away? 2020 has just been whooshing past and it has been a very trying year to say the least. Due to the pandemic, many people are not able to travel this year or visit their loved ones who are overseas. However, you could say that we are now more interconnected than ever before even though we are physically apart – thanks to couriers and virtual call applications like Zoom and Google Meet. In spite of the social distancing and travel bans, we can still show our loved ones how much we miss them during the holidays with a thoughtful letter, card or even some self-care treats in the mail! To help you plan your holiday wishlist for your loved ones, we’ve compiled our favourite Christmas gift ideas that make for perfect beauty and self-care packages!

How about sending your loved ones a hand-picked self-care package this holiday season?

Christmas Gift Ideas: Skincare and Body Care

A thoughtful skincare or body care package is a great way to show your loved ones that you are thinking of their wellbeing during this time. From special edition Christmas self-care boxes to nourishing skincare essentials, here are the best holiday kits that make for a relaxing home spa treat!

Claire Organics All I Want For Christmas

Who hasn’t heard of amazing local skincare brand Claire Organics? It all started in 2012 when founder Louis wanted to create her own safe skincare essentials for her baby girl Claire. Oftentimes, most skincare products contain toxic chemicals like sulfates and triclosan that are dangerous for children and adults alike. Hence, Claire Organics is all about creating skincare and body care products with natural, clean and pure ingredients. This year, their All I Want For Christmas gift set comes in a beautiful wooden box complete with fairy lights, Christmas ornaments and a curated selection of their bestsellers. In addition to their iconic Rosehip body scrub, Yummy Lips lip balm and Soother balm for skincare emergencies, the set also contains a limited edition Christmas soap and an aromatherapy soy candle for a relaxing home spa experience.

Why we love it:

  • Beautiful reusable packaging
  • All natural and clean skincare essentials
  • Aromatherapy soy candle to put you in a holiday mood!

Price: RM194
Save 28.4% and get it for RM139 at claire.my!

Kiehl’s x Maite Franchi Holiday Collection

We have been a huge fan of Kiehl’s skincare for years now! Besides their dermatologist-approved skincare solutions, we also love how they constantly involve their fans in their sustainability initiatives. For the holidays this year, Kiehl’s teams up with Lyon-based French illustrator Miate Franchi to dress up a selection of their bestsellers in her festive and whimsical designs. Additionally, Kiehl’s is also introducing their green holiday campaign to focus on having less waste with their fully recyclable gift boxes. In fact, all of their limited edition holiday packaging uses zero plastic materials and 100% recycled paper!

Why we love it:

  • 100% recycled packaging
  • Kiehl’s skincare bestsellers in limited edition designs
  • Great for all skin types!

Browse their holiday collections here!

L’Occitane New Way Of Gifting

Also hopping aboard the sustainability train is L’Occitane with their L’Occi-Gift On Demand campaign to encourage less waste and reduce the use of paper bags and wrapping materials. With their new Experience L’Occitane virtual platform, you are how able to send L’Occitane self-care treats to your loved ones all from the comfort of your own home. In addition to Christmas baubles that contain L’Occitane’s signature favourites, other gift sets include their “All Things” Shea, Verbena, Cherry and Almond for those who want to gift the entire collection to their families and friends.

Why we love it:

  • Option to deliver gift sets to your loved ones
  • Baubles double up as Christmas tree ornaments!
  • Sustainable and recyclable packaging

Browse their holiday collections here!

Melvita Glowing With Love Gift Sets

Just like L’Occitane, Melvita is now giving you the option to order and deliver Christmas gift sets to your loved ones via their WhatsApp Chat & Shop platform. Gift your family and friends the gift of glowing skin with Melvita’s limited edition organic skincare kits. From their radiance-boosting body care oils to their ultra-hydrating essentials, there’s something for everyone! Plus, you will now be able to deliver your holiday treats any time and anywhere in just 5 easy steps!

Why we love it:

  • Fuss-free shopping and delivery
  • One-to-one consultation with a Melvita beauty expert
  • Organic self-care essentials for glowing skin

Browse their holiday collections here!

AHC Self-Care Essentials

If you haven’t heard of AHC skincare then now’s the time to find out! Featuring dermatologist and aesthetic skincare solutions, AHC is a huge advocate of fuss-free and effective skincare routines. Besides their best-selling Pure Eye Cream For Face, we also love their Peony Bright skincare range for achieving Korean glass skin. In addition to 100% blue light protection, this entire skincare range contains a nourishing blend of niacinamide, antioxidant-rich Pink Peony and enzymes to give the skin a lit-from-within glow.

Why we love it:

  • Fuss-free 5 step skincare routine
  • Protects your skin from blue light
  • Radiance-boosting regimen

Browse AHC’s 5-step Peony Bright collection here!

Dermalogica Festive Skincare Gift Sets

Recently, we have been obsessing over Dermalogica’s newest 2-in-1 Hydro Masque Exfoliant because it just leaves your skin looking soft, plump and glowy for days! So when we got wind of their limited edition festive gift sets we just had to share it with you! This year, Dermalogica teams up with Norwegian paper artist Julie Wilkinson of Makerie Studio to create this stunning paper art holiday collection. In addition to gifting your loved ones or yourself some amazing skincare treats, their full-sized kits also contain DIY paper art that you can piece together at home as a fun holiday project. Additionally, the gift sets feature their bestselling brightening, exfoliating and nourishing essentials to give you and your loved ones gorgeous glowing skin for the coming New Year ahead!

Why we love it:

  • Beautiful paper art gift sets that double up as Christmas decorations
  • Dermalogica bestsellers for glowing holiday skin
  • Comes with interactive DIY paper art and other gifts with purchase

Available at all Dermalogica skin centres nationwide.
Browse the entire holiday collection here!

Dr Jart+ Wonder Cicapair Special All Day Kit

Send your loved ones a gift of healthy skin with Dr. Jart+’s calming Cicapair Special All Day Kit! Due to popular demand, both their bestselling Cicapair Calming Gel Cream and Sleepair Ampoule-In Mask is now available together in this limited edition coffret. The former contains soothing Centella Asiatica extract to calm inflammation and redness while the latter is perfect as an overnight leave-in treatment.

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight texture with no greasy residue
  • Heals and protects your skin from day to night
  • Great for sensitive skin

Price: RM195
Save 30% and get it for RM136.50 at Sephora Malaysia.

Cellapy Dermatologist-Approved Skincare

Now here is another skincare gift recommendation that’s perfect for those with sensitive skin! This 6-step A. Repair+ routine by Korean dermatologist skincare brand Cellapy is amazing for calming redness and relieving inflammation in the skin. One of the key ingredients in this entire range is plant stem cells, which is great for restoring the skin’s barrier function and repairing any damage from environmental aggressors.

Why we love it:

  • Great for all skin types especially sensitive skin
  • Formulated by dermatologists
  • Calming ingredients to effectively heal and nourish the skin

Browse Cellapy’s A. Repair+ collection here!

Jo Malone Cologne & Body Crème Christmas Ornaments

If you love scents and body care rolled into one adorable package, then you’re going to love Jo Malone’s Cologne and Body Crème Christmas ornaments! This little bauble comes in 6 different varieties. Our favourite of which contains their signature Wild Bluebell Cologne and their decadent English Pear and Freesia Body Crème. To top it all off, the super chic black, grey and white ornament boxes they come in make them a classy addition to any Christmas tree for sure!

Why we love it:

  • Boxes double up as Christmas ornaments
  • Fragrance and body care in one
  • 6 luxurious scent combinations to choose from

Browse their Christmas collections here!
Available at all Jo Malone boutiques nationwide.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Set

Looking for a self-care gift set that exudes love and luxury? Then you should check out Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Signature Set that comes in a pretty red box with golden stars all over it. Inside, you will find a trio of their Herbal Recovery essentials to energize and revitalize the skin. This collection includes their Signature Mist, Signature Moisturizing Cream and Signature Eye Cream which contain all botanical ingredients from Australia.

Why we love it:

  • Contains all natural botanical essential oils
  • Soothes inflammation and irritation
  • Ultra-hydrating and visibly plumps up the skin

Available at jurlique.my.
Browse their Christmas collections here!

Fresh Rose Hydration Skincare Set

Love the idea of giving a floral bouquet for the holidays? Well you can now send it in the form of this 5-piece Rose Hydration Skincare Set by Fresh! In addition to their bestselling Rose Deep Hydration Toner that houses real rose petals, this holiday set also contains their soothing Soy Face Cleanser, Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Sugar Rose Lip Treatment and Rose Face Mask for fresh and glowing skin all day every day.

Why we love it:

  • Contains pure rose water extract
  • Softens and hydrates the skin
  • All-in-one kit for a rosy glow

Price: RM336
Available at Sephora Malaysia.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Makeup

Moving on to makeup, here are some of our favourites for the beauty lover in your life!

Clé de Peau Beauté Enchanted Lake Collection

If you love the romance and mystery that is the Swan Lake ballet, then you’re going to adore this gorgeous Enchanted Lake collection by Clé de Peau Beauté! Bewitching and seductive, this exquisite limited edition collection houses a glorious plumage of new lip colours, Luminizing Face Enhancers and an Eye Colour Quad in beguiling shades of misty blue and purple. Once again, Clé de Peau Beauté teams up with illustrator Daria Petrilli this year to bring you this breathtaking holiday display of power and enchantment.

Why we love it:

  • Beautiful limited edition designs inspired by the Swan Lake ballet
  • Gorgeous shades to suit all skin tones
  • Features Clé de Peau Beauté’s signature Serum and La Crème in limited edition crystal-like bottles

Browse the entire Enchanted Lake collection here!

Mamonde My Skin But Better Collection

With many of us working from home these days, we’re always on the lookout for skin-enhancing makeup products to get us looking fresh in a flash for our virtual meetings. Enter Mamonde‘s newest My Skin But Better All Stay Foundation Glow, Flower Pop Blushers and Creamy Tint Colour Balms! In addition to its lightweight texture, the All Stay Foundation Glow offers buildable coverage for a flawless and dewy base. Additionally, their pretty blushers and colour balms come in pretty wearable shades of pink, coral and red for a fun and flirty flush of colour. We would love them to come up with a wider selection of foundation shades soon because the texture is just amazing!

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight and blends out like a dream
  • Pretty wearable shades for everyday
  • Gives your skin a fresh and healthy glow

Available at Watsons, Shopee, Lazada and Zalora.

Dasique Makeup Sugar Brownie Eyeshadow Palette

Since eye makeup is trending even more now during the pandemic, we highly recommend this delicious Sugar Brownie Eyeshadow Palette by Dasique Makeup. This palette comes in 9 dreamy shades of brown, beige and champagne with a balance of both matte and shimmery textures to choose from. Besides gliding onto the skin like butter, these shadows pack some pretty powerful pigments and are great on all skin tones! Quick tip: apply them with fingers for a beautiful satin-smooth finish. Also, don’t forget to check out their Water Gloss Tints here for some seriously juicy lip enhancers.

Why we love it:

  • Good balance of matte and shimmery shades
  • Universal colours to suit all skin tones
  • Transitions beautifully from day to night

Price: RM131
Available at ksisters.sg.

Burberry Essentials Glow Palette

Now, it’s time to sculpt those cheekbones with Burberry Beauty’s gorgeous Essentials Glow Palette! It’s the ultimate multifunctional 3-in-1 glow, blush and contour palette for beauty lovers who like keeping things effective and fuss-free. Plus, you can even double it up as an eyeshadow colour or mix it with your lip balm to create a whole new lip shade of your own! Besides its magnificent velvety texture, this palette comes in 2 harmonious shades to suit all skin tones!

Why we love it:

  • Very portable and multifunctional
  • Double up as an eye, cheek and lip colour
  • You can use the brown shades on your brows too!

Price: RM340
Available at Sephora Malaysia.

M·A·C Frosted Firework

What would a holiday makeup gift guide be without a collection from M·A·C? This year, M·A·C has come up with a Frosted Firework collection that screams holiday parties and new year celebrations. Although we won’t be attending major parties any time soon, we can still rock a party look on our eyes and lips to ring in the New Year ahead! So start 2021 with flare and a flourish with plenty of sparkle and a whole lot of glitter!

Why we love it:

  • Baubleburst Ornaments featuring holiday lipsticks can double up as Christmas decorations
  • Limited edition makeup bags to go with your holiday makeup!
  • Rich shades of gold, plum and red to suit all skin tones

Browse the entire holiday collection here!

Shu Uemura x One Piece Holiday Collection

Anime and manga lovers rejoice! This year, Shu Uemura launches a treasure trove of limited edition holiday essentials inspired by Japanese pirate manga series One Piece! Get ready to set sail on a fun and colourful adventure with their Treasure Box eyeshadow palettes, Rouge Unlimited lipsticks, Wanted Cleansing Oils, premium brush sets and Wanted Gold Eyelash Curler!

Why we love it:

  • Treasure for the manga and makeup collector!
  • A brilliant mix of fun and wearable shades
  • Beautiful textures with powerful pigments

Browse the entire holiday collection here!
Available at all Shu Uemura boutiques nationwide.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Haircare

Now it’s time for the haircare portion of our Christmas gift guide. Let’s go!

Philips SenseIQ Hair Dryer

Do you know someone who’s been looking high and low for a good hair dryer? Well look no further because we have the perfect one right here with Philips SenseIQ Hair Dryer that literally takes care of your hair! Like its name implies, this hair dryer combines infrared sensors and smart microprocessor technology to adapt its temperatures to suit your unique hair type and texture. Plus, this hair dryer is able to retain 90% of your hair’s natural moisture and is brilliant at keeping frizz at bay.

Why we love it:

  • Chic white and rose gold design
  • Adapts temperatures to suit all hair types
  • Cold air function to seal the cuticles and prevent frizz

Price: RM559
Save 20% and get it for RM449 at Lazada.

Schwarzkopf Professional Fibre Clinix Haircare Routine

Since most of us are staying at home and skipping treatments at hair salons, why not bring the salon to your loved ones instead? Here, we have an at-home hair repair kit by Schwarzkopf Professional that allows you to customize your entire haircare routine according to your specific hair type and hair concerns. Moreover, you even get to pick a hair repair booster which you can add to your hair mask to fortify your strands from root to tip. To find out more about the Fibre Clinix range, read our in-depth review about this collection here.

Why we love it:

  • Comes in 5 categories to suit different hair concerns
  • Customizable and great for all hair types
  • Gives you salon results in the comfort of your own home

Browse the entire Fibre Clinix range at Schwarzkopf Professional’s official Lazada store.

Joico K-PAK Liquid Reconstructor

Looking for an intensive haircare treatment for healthy scalp and healthier tresses? Then you’ve got to check out this K-PAK Liquid Reconstructor by Joico! According to tons of reviewers, this leave-in spray treatment is pretty much like liquid gold for your hair. In addition to nourishing your locks from root to tip, this award-winning treatment helps to reduce 65% of breakage and keeps split ends in check. This is all thanks to its nourishing blend of evening primrose oil, keratin and guajava fruit extract to help strengthen, repair and protect your hair from external damage.

Why we love it:

  • No greasy residue and absorbs easily into the roots and hair
  • Great overnight leave-in treatment
  • Visibly repairs damage and reduces breakage by 65%

Find out more about the Joico K-PAK range here. Or you can visit their official Facebook page here.

Virtue Labs Hair & Scalp Reset Duo

If you’re looking for a Christmas ornament that houses a 2-in-1 hair and scalp treatment, then don’t forget to check out this Hair & Scalp Reset Duo by Virtue Labs. This Christmas package features their award-winning Restorative Treatment Mask and Exfoliating Scalp Treatment to detoxify, nourish and rejuvenate your hair from root to tip. Besides, you get to save 11% when you grab this haircare duo in this limited edition Christmas set! Now you and your loved ones can look forward to the New Year with a fresh head of hair and a clear head!

Why we love it:

  • Eliminates dandruff and excess sebum
  • Regulates oil and moisture levels
  • Soothes inflammation and relieves itching and irritation

Price: RM109
Available at Sephora Malaysia.

More of a mani-pedi kind of person? Then click here for some holiday nail polish recommendations!

Author: Clara Siew | Date: 13th Dec 2020