The Treat Yourself Present: How To Make Your Own Beauty Gift Box

The Treat Yourself Present: How To Make Your Own Beauty Gift Box


This holiday season, why not spoil those special in your life with a ‘treat yourself’ present to show how much you care for them? Here we learn how to curate a personalized beauty gift box.

Related: MEGA Holiday 2020 Gift Guide to Beauty

It’s that time of the year again where the interweb is filled with gift guides for an end-of-the-year splurging. Well, they do say that the holidays are all about giving back, and when the year was filled with so much negativity, it’s only fair to say we all deserve to be rewarded with a bit of indulgence.

Instead of wrapping up one item and calling it a day, here’s how to create a beauty gift box:


2020 was the year for skincare. Everyone from their mom to sibling started to pay more attention, taking care of themselves so it’s a no-brainer to satisfy their needs to some well-deserved pampering. However, skincare is not a one-size-fits-all situation. It can be tricky when you’re not really sure how they’ll react to certain products.

The tip here is to choose products with ingredients that are light and suitable for all skin types. You can also go for hair and body care since these are items they normally don’t buy for themselves and are more universal. Another great product to give out are masks—face, lip, hand, you name it.

Our recommendations:

Papa Recipe’s Honey Skin Savers

The K-beauty brand’s honey nature-based skincare line works with any skin type to make it healthy inside and out. It focuses on making the skin ultra-dewy and visibly plump for fresh skin as honey is one best natural ingredients out there that’s non-irritating and anti-bacterial.

Create the ultimate moisturizing pack with their Honey Moist Skin Toner that’s alcohol-free and fragrance-free; Honey Moist Cream that’s deeply repairing with honey extract; and a personal favorite, the Honey Mask Sheet that’s infused with honey, propolis, and royal bee jelly.

SnailWhite’s Holiday Sets

Their holiday sets contains various combinations of skincare and bodycare in limited edition packaging. Their Glow Out All Day Set is a great option if you’re not quite sure with giving out skincare. It has everything you need for a full routine to protect your skin under the sun. It includes an oil-free sunscreen with SPF50 and a body lotion with SPF30. In addition to that it also includes their Maskshot, a sheet mask infused with concentrated moisturizing actives to brighten, firm up, and hydrate your skin after a full day under the sun


We all have those beauty girls and boys in our lives that despite the world becoming gloom and dreary, still managed to fill the days with color and beauty. Whether through their eyeshadow looks above the mask or the red lipstick hidden under, they showed a brighter side of the situation.

If you know their style, pair two products, whether it be a blush + lipstick combo or a brow gel + brow pen set. This will surely put a personal thought on it that they’ll love.


Our recommendations:

Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel + Brow Pen.

To help with your gift hunt, Anastasia Beverly Hills holiday products definitely says a gift of glam. Throw inside the beauty box an eyebrow kit by the brow queens themselves with their superfine-tipped Brow Pen and their Clear Brows Gel to set it all in.

Soft Glam II + Limited-edition Lash Brag Mascara

Another option, perfect for those always on-the-go is their Soft Glam II palette and their limited-edition Mini Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara Ornament. The Soft Glam II is an everyday-to-night palette with eight shades, including essential mattes and glam shimmers while the mascara is in a travel-friendly size that instantly gives you full lashes.

Lifestyle Pieces

If they’re not one that particularly wears makeup, home décor is a safer option to add to the box. Especially, nowadays when we’re always indoors, everybody is redecorating their space.

Our recommendations:

Candles + Candle Warmer

Aromatherapy was a big trend this year, its proven to help people relax and make any space feel more comfortable. With that being said, a candle warmer is a great gift because it’s safer than lighting up candles with hazardous matchsticks. It’s functional by melting down the candle evenly by heating them with electricity and its aesthetically pleasing design is a great addition to anyone’s work or living space. Add a personal touch by picking out a candle scent to go with it.

Leather Desk Mats

With the work-from-home set-up, a leather deskmat can come in handy. It’s a sleek and functional item that they can place on their desks to serve as a multi-purpose pad. It comes in pleasing neutrals and you can even have it personalized with their initials.

Ceramic Mugs and Vases

Yes, the classic mug as a gift, but we’re not talking about those with cheesy taglines and designs. We’re talking about pottery mugs that are on trend right that are hand-made with unique designs. It can serve as mug for their everyday coffee or a cup to hold their brushes on the vanity. Being a plant parent is also a big thing right now. Feed their obsession by giving them vases to house their plants and flowers.

Papa Recipe products are available on BeautyMNL, Zalora, LazMall, and Shopee Mall. For more information and updates, follow paparecipeph on Facebook and Instagram.

SNAILWHITE’s Holiday Sets are also available at select Watsons branches nationwide and online at BeautyMNL,, Facebook Shop, and official SNAILWHITE stores at Lazada and Shopee.

Anastasia Beverly Hills products are available at

Order your print copy of this month's MEGA Magazine:
Download this month's MEGA digital copy from:
Subscribe via [email protected]