Preen gift guide: Self-care edition

Despite being a big thing on the internet, self-care remains to be overlooked. With so many things going on in our lives, we don’t seem to have the time and energy to fit self-care into our schedules. But since Christmas, the season of gift-giving, is on the horizon, why not spread the good word of self-care by giving our loved ones gifts that can help them de-stress and recharge?

Whether it’s scented candles or coloring books, let’s celebrate self-care through these thoughtful gifts:

Cotton On Premium Sleep Eye Mask 

There’s nothing more soothing than having a fluffy mask covering your eyes. Plus, it’s been proven by science that darkness is essential for good sleep. Grab it now if you know someone having trouble falling asleep! Available at Greenbelt 3. 

Nest Manila White Magnolia Collection

This tea set is a great gift for those who like warm drinks. Tea time is considered a ritual for some, and using decorative tea sets could make for a better experience. Available online. 

“Self-Care for the Real World: Practical Self-Care Advice for everyday life” by Nadia Narain & Katia Narain Philips

This book might help you with your self-care journey. It helps us de-stress while giving us the opportunity to reflect, as it offers friendly advice, personal stories, exercises, and even recipes. Available at Fullybooked Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. 

Happy Island Luxe Candle Gift Set 

Happy Island offers biodegradable soy wax candles, like these ones that come in a set of three different scents: Green Tea, Hawaiian Honey Blossom, and Oriental Vanilla. Available online. 

Anything Cactus Air Humidifier

Humidifiers decrease the risk of flu and allergies, so best to cop this while it’s on sale! Available on BeautyMNL. Beauty Wand

Addressing skin problems have been easier for some because of the rise of facial rollers, and this beauty wand can boost the effectiveness of serum and oils on our skin because of its micro-vibration feature. Available online.

Adidas Yoga Mat

Yoga has numerous benefits, including stress relief and gaining inner calm. It’s the best gift for those who want to be healthy in body and in spirit. Available at Uptown Mall.

Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Know someone addicted to rose scents? This mask smells so good and it leaves your skin feeling smooth and clean. It’s one of the best masks I’ve ever used! Available at SM Makati. 

Lush Twilight Body Spray Spirit Gift Set 

This is the perfect gift set for those who like to live in full tranquility, as these products will send you off to sleep in no time. Available at SM Mall of Asia. 

Johanna Basford World of Flowers Coloring Book 

Coloring was once an activity that we enjoyed when we were kids, but it also helps reduce anxiety in adults. According to Beaumont, it allows our mind to rest after a long day at work. Available at Glorietta 3. 

Rina Silk Kimono Robe Sleepyhead

Imagine waking up wearing these silky robes—they’re warm, cozy, and gentle on the skin. Available on Zalora.

Klean Kanteen Classic 27oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Hydration is one of the keys to good health. Need I say more? Available at Shangri-La Plaza. 

A trip to Spa

There’s no better gift than treating your loved ones to a spa. After all, we all deserve a break. This is also a great idea for last-minute shoppers. Try Breeze Oriental Spa & Massage’s detoxifying oil massage to help manage stress.


Art by Tricia Guevara 

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