We’re here to help you find the best gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for date, family, or friends on your shopping list.
Stumped on what to buy for your loved ones—whether your girlfriend, wife, mom, sister, aunt, daughter, bestie, or grandma (or your boyfriend, brother, or dad)?
You’re probably overwhelmed by having too many choices - from gorgeous jackets, fashion accessories, and custom jewelry to glam athleisure essentials.
Good news is that finding a great present doesn’t have to be a struggle or cost a fortune. A cool present can be simple, small, or inexpensive - all it needs is to be thoughtful and maybe impactful that shows a token of love and appreciation .
(Korean) Skincare is a Great Gift for Everyone
Skincare should be a basic necessity for everyone — a beauty junkie in his/her 20’s, or 30’s who doesn’t want anything for a special occasion or even someone in their 50’s who seems to have everything that you don’t know what to buy for them.
Moreover, whether you’re picking out the perfect gift for a birthday, anniversaries, Christmas holidays, or other celebrations, face care essentials are a no-fail gift that anyone would love.
If you’re looking to step up your gift giving game with something more unique and special, Korean skin care is one of the hottest trends amongst beauty lovers and recommended by many cerebrities and professionals.
You’re a newbie to K-beauty and not sure where to start? Don’t fret, we have you covered to find the ideal gifts for literally anyone —no matter how much your budget is or who’s on your list and what their skin type may be.
Best Korean Skin Care Gifts Under $20
Heimish All Clean Balm
First of all, this is my personal favorite. This oil-based cleanser is an excellent makeup remover and a face wash that effortlessly breaks down stubborn waterproof makeup, melts excess sebum, and dissolves dirt and impurities from your skin without stripping natural oils.
Infused with natural plants and botanicals including shea butter, citrus herbs, fruits and white flower extracts — all of which are hypoallergenic ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. This gentle balm-to-oil cleanser is the perfect fit to the first step of the Korean double cleanse method in your night skin care routine.
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Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin Toner
Benton’s toner is packed with powerful potent ingredients - snail mucin and bee venom which replenish the skin’s moisture barrier after cleansing.
Snail secretion filtrate is known to help promote collagen production and cell renewal, repair damaged and scarred skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and aging spots.
Bee venom has an anti-inflammatory property and is effective at reducing the visibility of skin wrinkles, crow’s feet, and signs of aging, making the skin tighter and smoother.
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Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
This Some By Mi exfoliator is a skin-friendly toner with a pH of 5.5, making it a great offering for everyone on the list, especially those who have troubled skin or dull complexions.
We all understand how important exfoliating is in our beauty regimen and this is a chemical exfoliant containing all of our favorite exfoliating acids, AHAs BHAs and PHAs.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA) is water soluble and works on the skin’s surface to slough off dead skin cells and improve uneven skin texture, tone and firmness.
Beta hydroxy acid(BHA) is oil soluble and works on both the outer layer of the skin and deep inside the pores; clearing up blackheads, whiteheads, and excess sebum. Polyhydroxy acids(PHA) are similar to AHAs in function, but gentler and with a more hydrating effect.
Formulated with 10,000ppm of real tea tree extract which plays an important role in treating acne breakouts and irritation thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
It also contains niacinamide that promotes strengthening the skin barrier, balancing oil production, and improving skin texture and hyperpigmentation such as acne scars and dark spots.
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Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
This is a 3-in-1 multifunctional product that can be used as a wash-off mask, a sleep mask, or a daily face moisturizer. Powered with 87.26% propolis extract, a powerful tool to combat redness, inflamed skin thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
This gentle formula is also infused with allantoin and herbal botanicals that moisturize and nourish depleted skin while providing regenerative, repairing effects and protecting against free radical damage.
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Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Despite using premium ingredients, Petitfee’s under-eye patch is very affordable and it’s no brainer if you’re searching for a budget-friendly skincare gift.
The hydrogel patches are soaked in nourishing essence containing black pearl and pure gold powder, green tea, rosewater that rejuvenates tired and dull skin around eyes.
Rich in amino acids, this eye mask helps hydrate and lighten dark circles, eyebags, and reduce puffiness—we recommend refrigerating the mask before using for an amazingly refreshing cooling effect and to reduce puffiness.
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Top Skin Care Routine Gift Sets & Kits
Huxley Premium At-Home Spa Routine Set
Who doesn’t love to enjoy spa level pampering at home? These three steps of masking will make your loved one to have the perfect relaxation day without needing to leave their home.
Start off with Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask— a wash-off scrub made of natural exfoliants, such as sucrose and walnut shell powder, which gently gets rid of dead skin cells and impurities.
Followed by Keep Calm Healing Mask which helps calm, soothe, and nourish tired, nutrient-depleted, and stressed skin.
At the last step of the spa-like beauty routine, use Good Night Sleep Mask. It’s an antioxidant-rich overnight mask which features prickly pear seed oil, centella asiatica, and hyaluronic acid to repair and revitalize skin while you sleep.
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Pyunkang Yul Moisture Nutrition Skincare Gift Set
The Pyunkang Yul Moisture gift set is composed of the brand’s best-selling products—a hydrating toner, a balancing serum, and a nutrient-rich face moisturizer.
Essence toner is filled with over 90% milk vetch root extract that delivers intense hydration, nourishment, and replenishes the skin barrier after cleansing.
Moisture Serum is a lightweight and lotion-like constancy containing coptis japonica root extract and olive oil to rebalance the oil and moisture level of the skin.
Nutrition Cream aids in restoring the skin’s barrier and smoothens skin while locking water in the skin, giving the skin a radiant glow. It has a luxurious texture that melts on skin without giving it greasy feeling.
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Pyunkang Yul Moisture Skincare Essential Gift Set
This is an another gift set from Pyunkang Yul, launched by the famous Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Hospital. As its name shows, this soothing skincare set includes three full-sized everyday face care products— a mist type toner, a nourishing ampoule, and a lightweight face cream.
Mist Toner is a water-type toner that moisturizes and soothes red and sensitive skin while providing cooling effects for the skin. Moisture Ampoule provides a boost in hydration and effective at calming and balancing skin.
Moisture Cream is a gentle formula that quickly absorbs into the skin without sticky feeling and is great for all skin types, especially for those with oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin.
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Cosrx Advanced Snail Skincare Routine Set
This healthy anti-aging skincare routine set can be a brilliant gift for your BFF, family member, or even yourself and it’s suitable for all skin types, especially, those with dry, premature, irritated, and sensitive skin.
It’s all about snail mucin—which has a huge range of skin benefits, from hydrating, repairing, improving skin tone and texture to fading acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Cosrx Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence is an all-time classic and must-have skincare product amongst beauty enthusiasts.
Advance 92 All In One Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that protect skins from damage and restores healthy skin cells by encouraging collagen production. Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream works to hydrate, nourish, de-puff and brighten skin while fading dark circles under tired eyes.
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Related Blog: 10 Best-Rated Snail Mucin Skincare Products.)
Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Starter Kit
If you know anyone who suffers from stubborn annoying acne breakouts, you might want to pay attention to this trial kit. Some By Mi’s travel-friendly set has everything you need to hydrate, soothe, and comfort angry, congested, and redness-prone skin.
The package is packed with four mini-sized products—a natural soap, an exfoliating toner, a serum, and a face cream for your everyday face care regimen. It features AHA BHA PHA along with various skin-beneficial ingredients, such as tea tree, centella asiatica, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and citric Acid.
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How To Save Money: Be a Better Beauty Shopper
A useful tip for the smart shopper: many skincare sets and bundles contain full-sized products with a price tag much less than if you were gift them on its own.
You can also save big by signing up to an email list and receiving a promotion code—usually, most of retailers offer first-time buyer discount or insider exclusive deals.
Lastly, just remember, a glowing complexion can be just one present away and everyone loves radiant skin.
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