Shop With the Vogue Philippines Beauty Editor Joyce Oreña this Christmas Season

From Jewelry To Cosmetics, Beauty Editor Joyce Oreña Handpicks The Perfect Gifts For Your Loved Ones

Photographed by Borgy Angeles

Beauty editor Joyce Oreña, along with the rest of the Vogue Philippines editors, leads the gifting season with a selection of well-considered presents for their nearest and dearest. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this beauty editor’s most favorite season. Growing up with modest means meant focusing on personalized presents like making Christmas cards. It was more about the gesture than anything else. Consider your recipient’s interests and you are sure to dazzle with a well thought out gift.

For the one you hold dearly in your heart

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar

Surprise her with something she would never splurge on herself. One gift is thoughtful but more than one makes it even more special. Jo Malone London’s Advent calendar is filled with ginger and spice and everything nice surprises. Anyone who opens any door will certainly go back to the childlike thrill of Christmas past. Once empty, the box can be repurposed into a jewelry case, desk tidy or crafting kit.

Available at Jo Malone London boutiques nationwide.

For those who would like a personalized, noteworthy gift

Creed: Millésime 1849, Creed: Himalaya

Create your story and express your emotions, style, and values through fragrance. Choose a bottle that will keep your Christmas memory and add a finishing touch with an engraved note on it. For those with an elegant modern sensibility, Millésime 1849 is your scent and for the adventurous, the masculine fragrance, Himalaya is meant for you.

Available at the Creed website and Creed Manila in The Podium, Mandaluyong City.

For the artist

Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition by Josef Albers & A Dictionary of Color Combinations Vol 1 by Sanzo Wada

The paperback Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition by Josef Albers and A Dictionary of Color Combinations by Sanzo Wada are both well-meaning gifts. The books focus on the importance of color, its theory principles, visual perception, and form.

Both are available online at the Ubuy website.

For those who want gifts that do good

MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam lipstick

Gifts that give back are always a good idea. MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam lipstick gives 100% back to support healthy futures and equal rights for all. Add a pop of color and give a gift that keeps on giving.

Available at MAC Cosmetics stores nationwide.

For gourmands

Artist Ugu Bigyan’s Handmade Dinnerware

For those who love intimate get togethers at home, artist Ugu Bigyan’s handmade dinnerware is a worthy gift. Unique conversational pieces will make an unforgettable table setup in your home.

The catalog is available online and is accessible through the Ugu Bigyan Ceramics Instagram. They ship nationwide from Quezon Province.

For the old school at heart

Shop Raxenne’s 2024 Notebook Planner

In today’s fast-paced and tech-based world, it’s a breath of fresh air to pause and take time to write your thoughts and daily schedule. It not only gives your brain more time to process information but also aids in memory, focus, and composition. Express your individuality and personal style through handwriting. Artist Raxenne Maniquiz’s handmade illustrations printed on next year’s journal will creatively entice you to write again.

Available online at the Shop Raxenne website and in bookstores nationwide.

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