Gifts of peace and beauty

YOU can never be too beautiful or too peaceful, and this pandemic should make us want more than a dose of these. We’ve got a few face and home gift suggestions for you that should make you wake up on Christmas morning refreshed inside and out.

Human Nature’s natural skincare products, assembled in gift boxes for this season, should see their naughty pores by the end of the year. Additionally, with every purchase, you will be helping to maintain a social enterprise that provides its workers with a living wage and a no-layoff policy during this pandemic.

Holiday Bliss (P254.50) has their familiar Sunflower Beauty Oil and Berry Bliss Healthy Lotion, and Mistletoe Glow (P269.50) has the classic Sunflower Beauty Oil and Peppermint Lip Balm combo. . Plastic bottle-free gifts are also available for your eco-friendly friends with Eco-Friendly Treats (P244.50), which include Zesty Vanilla Delight Moisturizing Shampoo and Lemon Scented Cleanser Bar. There are also His & Hers Waterless Wonders Kits (P299.50), with the Zesty Vanilla Delight Moisturizing Shampoo Bar and Men’s Shampoo Bar. To introduce them to a sustainable lifestyle at a young age, gift Earth’s Little Helpers kits (P249.50) suitable for children (and without plastic bottles), with a bar of shampoo for children Peach Mango Pop and bath soap for children Chocolate Adventure, or the Pure Cheer Pack (P264 .50) with Pure and Sure Face Wash and Feminine Wash for Teens. For even younger babies there is Baby’s First Noel (P384.50) with Powder Love gentle baby cleanser and baby lotion.

For the guys they have the Minty Gentlemen Package (P179.50) with 2 in 1 Men’s Facial Wash and Cool Burst Spray Sanitizer, or St. Nick’s Picks Bath Basics (P204.50): 2 in 1 Facial cleanser for men and bamboo charcoal cleansing bar. You can cover other well-being needs with the Comfort & Joy package (P394.75), with the soothing Comfort Balm to relieve aches and tensions and the Eucalyptus Well-being Oil to chase away the holiday headaches and sniffles. The Winter Wonderland Package (P484.75) includes Relaxing Lavender Mint Bar Soap and Refreshing Leg and Body Cream for a spa experience wherever you are. Everyone will enjoy Happy Helping Hands (P149.50) with Citrus Energizing Hand Soap & Citrus Burst Spray Sanitizer, Minty Floral Yule (P169.50) with Cool Burst Sanitizer Spray & Scented Cleansing Bar with Lavender and Mint, and Zesty Hand Besties (P214.50) with Zesty Pomelo Hand Sanitizer and Hand and Foot Balm.

Other Christmas packs ready to give are available on the Human Nature website, All packs are already delivered in festive red or mint blue Human Nature gift boxes. You can write the name of your gift recipient on each box, all of which contain an encouraging message about how they have brought joy to the world.

Take off the glamorous holiday clothes and just sit back in matching pajamas for cute Christmas photos. Her and him selections are available with bottoms, tops and nightgowns in super-soft, responsibly sourced cotton or comfy fleece. It comes in holiday-themed designs such as the Santa Paws Christmas pajama set, decorated with an all-over print of animals wearing party accessories. For a more traditional Christmas look, you can never go wrong with the timeless plaid pajama set. Crafted from brushed cotton, it sports a wonderfully soft and warm texture, perfect for breezy mornings and chilly evenings.

Sit back in these pajamas while breathing in the Marks & Spencer’s Apothecary home fragrance collection. These are full and mini size diffusers, scented candles, room sprays and scent oils. For holiday gifts for your loved ones or for yourself, these are available in gift boxes. The Calm scent features combined aromas of lavender, sweet orange, clary sage and cedarwood. The Tranquil fragrance has notes of patchouli, balm, tangerine and sandalwood. Sleep does what it says because it contains essential oils of lavender, jasmine, vetiver, chamomile and eucalyptus, known for their calming properties. The Restore range is composed of a balanced blend of essential oils of geranium, cedarwood, eucalyptus and lavender. Finally, Balance is made from the combination of vetiver, geranium, black pepper, jasmine and cinnamon leaf. Other scents are also available for candles and diffusers: Jasmine (tender rose, lily of the valley and freesia), Vanilla (vanilla orchid, ylang-ylang, caramel), Cotton (linen, rose, freesia and seawater), and Bergamot (orange blossom, sweet vanilla and musk). For more information, message the M&S Viber community at, visit or visit @MarksandSpencerPH on Facebook and Instagram.

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