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The Gift of Self-Care - A Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

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We’ve all found ourselves in this same predicament, one way or the other. December has arrived and we’re all scrambling to figure out what to get our loved ones for the holiday season. Well, look no further because what better gift is there to give than the gift of self-care!

For him, for her, or for yourself - there’s a skincare set and skincare routine for everyone!

Gift for Him

Everyone deserves a bit of self-care now and again - and the men in our lives are no exception. This Sulwhasoo Men’s Basic Gift Set comes with a full size Inner Charging Serum and Skin Reinforcing Emulsion, as well as sample sizes of both the serum and emulsion - plus a travel size cleansing foam! This set is formulated with traditional Korean herbs to take care of signs of aging as well as reinforcing and repairing the skins’ barrier from any external stressors. This simple yet luxurious set will surely make you or the man in your life feel rejuvenated. Some key ingredients include:

  • Ginseng Root Extract - antioxidant, enhance skin nutrition
  • Adenosine - anti-inflammatory, barrier repairing
  • Glycerin - Moisturizing, Hydrating

Highlights: good for dry skin, anti-aging, repairing

Gift for Her

For most, winter means uncomfortably dry skin, so what better way to show someone you care by gifting them the perfect solution! This 3-piece set from Danahan includes a toner, emulsion and cream that will bring long-lasting moisture all season round. Danahan’s Hongbo Moisturizing Skincare Set is made of 30 skin benefitting ingredients and Korean natural herbal medicine. This routine set is set to improve your skin texture and leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished. Some key ingredients include:

  • Red Ginseng Extract - antioxidant, enhance skin nutrition
  • Royal Jelly - hydrating, boosts collagen production

Highlights: good for dry skin, smoother skin, contains natural herbal ingredients

Gift for Anyone

The Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Starter Kit is the perfect travel friendly kit for those who need help with their troubled skin and strengthening their skin barrier. This kit contains nearly every step of the basic skincare routine that will help gently exfoliate the skin while also battling any skin irritation and redness, including one of the brand’s most popular products - the 30 Days Miracle Toner. The 30 Days Miracle Toner contains active ingredients  such as AHAs, BHAs and PHAs for skin exfoliation. Throw it in a Christmas stocking for your younger sister (or brother) or gift it to a friend who is battling acne. Some key ingredients include:

  • Salicylic Acid - anti-acne, anti-inflammatory
  • Niacinamide - brightening, anti-inflammatory, barrier repair
  • Centella Asiatica - Soothing, anti-oxidant

Highlights: soothing, travel-friendly, good for oily skin, good for acne-prone skin


Need help figuring out what to get a colleague for Secret Santa? Well everyone could use a little moisturizing these days, especially when it comes to our hands. The Bouquet Garni Fragranced Hand Cream Set includes 4 hypoallergenic hand creams in 4 different fragrances - Baby Powder, Clean Soap, Cherry Blossom and White Musk. These hand creams contain all naturally-derived ingredients that will deeply moisturize your skin as well as provide cuticle care from its protein rich ingredients. Some key ingredients:

  • Allantoin - soothing
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter - moisturizing

Highlights: hypoallergenic, moisturizing, not sticky

Gifting season can be difficult for everyone but it shouldn’t be! Skincare is the gift that keeps on giving and there is no better gift than that for the special people in our lives. Self-care is for all and we could all use a bit of it this Holiday Season.

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