Lifestyle, Makeup, Skincare

Gift guide for her : K-beauty, gift sets & stocking fillers


Christmas is only one month away, and I’m definitely excited about it! Check out this gift guide to find the perfect K-beauty gift for her.

If you’re not on a tight budget, I recommend this sumptuous Su:m37 Secret gift set. The box itself is gorgeous – I mean just look at the gold packaging! – and contains a full-sized beauty oil, the very popular Secret Essence and a few miniatures. Formulated with anti-aging and moisturizing fermented ingredients, this line will undoubtedly please any lady above 25 years old – trust me on this one. There is also a very pretty limited Christmas edition set version available here, hurry!


Three others excellent anti-aging gift sets I highly recommend are the Innisfree Skin Orchid set, Laneige Perfect Renew set and Hera Age Away set.



If you’re not a fan of gift sets or are simply on a budget, I recommend to go with a theme.

A pink themed Christmas Shopping…

This year I decided to go with a rose/pink theme for my mother, with a few outstanding beauty products she’s certainly going to love. I purchased a pretty pink box and a few decorations at, a lovely pink ribbon at a local store  and included a few beauty bits :

The Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick – also available here and here(reviewed here), the Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Cream – use this link to get a 20% discount on your first order – (reviewed here), Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Essence Serum, the Sulwhasoo Essential Balm, the Banila Co Miss Honey & Mr Flower Essence Oil, the Christmas 2016 limited edition Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, the Oolu Liquid Moisture Rose and this sumptuous Christmas gift set of the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume. This was a bit of an impulse purchase but I also decided to get her this gorgeous pink blush bag from Asos. I absolutely love it, and it is affordable.


A gold themed Christmas Shopping…

For my aunt I decided to go with a gold theme. I couldn’t find a pretty gold box in my local store so I purchased a simple white gift box and lined it with a beautiful gold wrapping paper. I included the Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Oil, the Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Deep Repair Night Cream & Essence Oil – use this link to get a 20% discount on your first order -, the Oolu Liquid Moisture Jasmine, the Su:m37 Time Energy Skin Resetting Repair Serum (also available here) and the Dolce & Gabbana The One set perfume. I also decided to gift her a sumptuous Kendra Scott Mystic Bazaar Candice Wide Cuff, and a Carvela Tote Bag with gold hardwear.


A purple themed Christmas Shopping…

For my grand-mother I went with a purple theme and included the 2016 limited edition of the Hera Cell-Essence (which I absolutely adore), a Hera Age Away gift set, along with the Estee Lauder Modern Muse perfume, the Innisfree Orchid set and some beautiful warm purple wool gloves.




For the rest of my family members I couldn’t spend too much, and instead went with a few cute stocking fillers, like this pretty handcream gift set from Innisfree.

christmas-shopping-guide-for-her-4-sun-hye-miFirst up, I included Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr Honey Cream. The packaging is absolutely stunning, and the delicate honey scent makes the whole experience even more amazing. (also available here)

Look at those very cute handcreams, how could you resist? This Innisfree Christmas set contains three perfumed hand cream : Cedar Wood, Peach, Gardenia. You can gift it if to a friend, a sister, or just use it as a stocking filler.

Innisfree Canola Honey Oil is a well-loved facial oil to people with dry or mature skin. It’s cheap, but terribly effective at soothing and moisturizing the skin. (also available here)

Beauty People Snow White Waterproof Gel Liner Set contains 5 unique gel liners with an amazing staying power. The packaging itself is very unique and makes a great gift for a teen or a young adult.

This Innisfree green tea serum is a best seller all over Asia. Everyone loves this serum, it’s no surprise that it ended up on the list. It makes a great stocking filler! (also available here)

These two Cosrx sleeping masks are well-known and loved by many. There is a rice version, and a honey version. Again, great stocking fillers at a very affordable price. (also available here and here)

Finding the perfect cushion can be tricky, but this new Heimish cushion will surely please anyone. (also available here)

While on the topic of makeup, I highly recommend the Clio waterproof eyeliner. It’s one of the most popular Korean eyeliner on the market, and it has an incredible staying power and pigmentation. Totally worth it! (also available here)

Back to skincare with this lovely bubble tea sleeping mask from Etude House. It comes in three version to please everyone : Strawberry for a moisturized healthy and dewy skin, Green Tea for pore and sebum care, and finally Black Tea for skin’s elasticity. Yummy! Just pop them in a pretty box with a ribbon and voila. (also available here)

This Too Cool For School Art Class blush is very flattering on any skintone, and definitely affordable.

Last but not least, these Heimish Dailism Eyeshadow Palettes are highly pigmented – but powdery – and very pretty. Six shades are available.


Amy Hayden


  1. Jennifer
    December 4, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Gorgeous picks lovely, I love seeing Kbeauty ideas from others! And I loveee the Banila Co Honey Flower range so they are really great picks


  2. Laura @laurantaina
    November 30, 2016 at 5:55 am

    I simply ADORE how you’ve put these items in themes by colors! The pink set with banila co. and Blossom of Jeju looks something I’d be happy to gift myself. I’m also wanting to try more from Su:m37 as I’m nearing my thirties (yikes!) soon. Thanks to your blog I’ve ordered a bunch of samples!

    Laura xx Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  3. Suzy Zhao
    November 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    love this post! A lot of these would make amazing gifts 🙂 I love the innisfree handcream set, it’s super cute!

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