December 01, 2017

Preen Gift Guide: Skip On Gift Wrappers and Paper Bags With These Cutely Packaged Presents

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more!

Too lazy to wrap gifts or maybe trying to lessen the amount of trash you produce this season? Pick presents that have cute packaging. From beauty products to food, some brands released gift options that allow you to skip on gift wrapping. To add a personal touch, you can just tie ribbon or a gift tag to finish it off. Shop our picks below on your next Christmas gift run.


Benefit B.right! By the Bay Limited-Edition Skincare Set

benefit gift

What’s better than cute packaging? Reusable packaging. This set from Benefit comes with a conditioning primer, face cream, eye cream, and facial serum. The products are placed in a tin that is shaped like a snowglobe with a pink and blue design. Available at Central Square.

Kiehl’s Midnight Must-Haves

kiehl's toner

In collaboration with designer and illustrator Kate Moross, Kiehl’s released a collection of gift sets and products. The beauty junkies in your life will love this alcohol-free toner. It is made with whole flowers and plant extracts that leave the skin feeling fresh. The bottle itself is designed with Christmas trees, stars, and other doodles. Available at Greenbelt 5.

Hoegaarden Rosée 750ml Bottle


If you’re invited to a last-minute dinner with friends, bring a bottle (or two) of this Hoegaarden Rosée beer. It is a wheat beer that has “the soft taste and subtle color of raspberries.” All you have to do is add a pink ribbon and gift tag to this blue and fuchsia bottle. Available at The Booze Shop, Makati City.

The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Festive Tin

body shop gift

Looking for over-the-top ways to decorate your Christmas tree? These Festive Tins can also act as big ornaments. Packaged in a gold ball-shaped tin are shower gel, body scrub, body butter, and hand cream all with a vanilla chai scent. Get a couple of sets in different scents and have your family pick their gifts from the tree on Christmas day. Available at Glorietta 3.

Starbucks 24oz. Snowy Forest Cold Cup

starbucks cup

For your officemates, tumblers are always good gifts to give. This one from Starbucks is purple with a blue straw. Printed on the cup are snowflakes, colorful trees, and a snow fox. To complete this gift, fill it with a few tea bags so they can use it right away. Available at Starbucks branches.

Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrant Christmas Candle

jo malone candle

Add a floral scent to a loved one’s home with this Jo Malone candle. This is a festive blend of cedarwood, tonka, redcurrant, and green almond. The candle itself is packaged in a pink and green striped ceramic holder and placed in a box topped with a ribbon. Available at SM Aura Premier.


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