Whether you're young or old, we all also love receiving a little beauty package for Christmas. For me, the holidays are also a perfect time to receive a beauty care package, especially as we prepare for or de-stress from the holiday frenzy, start the new year right with good beauty habits or decide to add a little color in their lives for the new year. Not to mention the limited edition product offerings you can find during the holidays.
But with so many product offerings at the beauty counters, where do you start? Below is my round-up of the best holiday gifts for beauty lovers at any generation, such as your forever young mothers, favorite tita of Manila, kikay little sister or sassy girlfriends.
Hope this helps and Happy Holidays! x
Aged 50s-60s (1946-1964)
Baby Boomers understand the importance of good skincare. They seek the best products of high quality and efficacy to blur the lines of the early days: hard work at the work week, partying to the Beatles and Rolling Stones and too much time sunbathing in tanning oil (before anyone knew what SPF was.)
La Prairie Line Interception Duo Haute Performance, La Prairie Absolute Filler Caviar Luxe, Jo Malone: Lime Basil & Mandarin (Body & Hand Wash Gel Moussant), La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum, La Mer The Eye Balm Intense.
Products available at Rustans The Beauty Source and Jo Malone stores nationwide.
Aged 30s-40s (1965-1979)
Despite being the most pragmatic, members of Gen X love a little luxury and pampering to get their mind off of work and so-called “adulting”. They also love to try new things. Treat them to a few new things to add to their beauty arsenal and they will love you more for making them feel young again!
La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler, Sisley Le Teint Anti Aging Foundation, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Body and Hand Lotion, La Mer Moisturizing Cream, Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex.
Products available at Rustans Beauty Source and Jo Malone stores nationwide.
Aged 20-early 30s (1980-1994)
Millennials are incredibly smart and sophisticated when it comes to beauty. They know the difference between a good product and one that's got a good sales pitch or marketing campaign. Be thoughtful when buying them a beauty gift. Note: they'd appreciate a beauty gift that has been proven to work well or with a word-of-the-mouth cult following.
Sisley Masque Deeply Purifying Mask, Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne, Dermologica Daily Superfoliant, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (Luminizer Trio: Dream), Laura Mercier Masterclass Colour Essentials Collection 3rd Edition, Deborah Lippmann Color on Glass Gel Lab Pro Color, The Benefit Pouch: Hoola Bronzer, Rose Tinted Lip, Porefessional Primer and Cheek Stain.
Products available at Rustans The Beauty Source and Benefit stores.
Aged kids - teens (1995-2012)
The most experimental of the bunch, Gen Z kids watch YouTube videos of beauty hacks and makeup tutorials. A beauty gift that will make them up their game on Instagram selfies – or instagrammable products – will get a little more attention! Delight them with beauty products that have amazing packaging and beauty brands behind a good cause.
The Balm: Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2. The Benefit Dandelion Twinkle. Full Brow Pouch, Full Brow Brow Powder, Full Brow Brow Highlighter Surligneur Neutral, and Full Brow Brow Wax. Lush Once Upon a Time Body Lotion, Lush Christinge Body Conditioner, Lush Candy Roulade Shower Smoothie, The Benefit Boiing Erase Set, The Benefit Beauty & the Bay Kit.
Products available at Lush, Beauty Bar and Benefit stores nationwide.