Getting your girlfriend the perfect pamasko is easier said than done, but if you do your research (aka snoop around her room, gather her friends and family for a focus group discussion, or, you know, listen to her when she talks), you may actually get her something she wants this year.
Oh, wait—who are we kidding? Just check out our list and you'll be fine.
The can't-go-wrong starter pack
Keep your girl's lips as sweet as candy with the Inglot Bullet Matte Lipstick in pink. Containing vitamin E, macadamia oil, and avocado oil, it's nourishing and long-wearing—perfect for that makeout session you've been planning.
Get it: P895 via Inglot stores
Remind your better half just how #blessed you are to have someone like her in your life—sweet and caring, just like the clean mix of neroli, lily of the valley, and warm musk that makes up Philosophy's Living Grace Spray Fragrance (60ml).
Get it: P2,495 via Philosophy stores and Beauty Bar branches
For putting up with you, your bae deserves a bit of me-time. Treat her to a day of pampering at the spa or opt for a more at-home approach by giving her this Cath Kidston Geranium Flora Bath and Body Treat set.
Get it: P1,099 via Cath Kidston stores
For the independent career woman
Is your GF the type to dominate in and out of the boardroom? She'll need something that's just as fierce, like the Happy Skin How to Make a Statement Moisturizing Matte Lippie Set in Heartbreaker and It Girl.
Get it: P1,099 via Happy Skin, Beauty Bar, and Plains and Prints
These Imogen cat eye specs from Sunnies don't just mean business—they're also sexy as hell.
Get it: P299 via Sunnies Studios
If your girl lives for her morning coffee, she'll definitely love Yves Saint Laurent's Black Opium Eau de Toilette. It's the first female fragrance to use coffee in high doses.
Get it: Price available upon request via selected SM Department Stores
For the artsy chick
Does your girl love to change up her look? Get her Benefit Cosmetics' Get Real Cheeky Party Kit. The limited edition holiday set comes with three different kinds of face powders, bronzer, blush, highlighter, lengthening mascara, and eyeliner.
Get it: P2,400 via Benefit Cosmetics
L'Oreal's Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Fire comes in a bright orange hue that will set your equally visually arresting girlfriend apart from the crowd.
Get it: P400 via leading department stores and personal care stores
For girls, kilay is everything. Give her the K-Palette Lasting 2WayEyebrow pen, which will allow her to fill her brows with ease and precision. Parang art school lang.
Get it: P950++ via Beauty Bar
For the travel junkie
Long plane, train, and bus rides can take a toll on your girl’s skin. Get her Tony Moly's Pocket Bunny Moist Mist facial spray to help her rehydrate after a long journey.
Get it: P324 via Tony Moly stores
Clinique Colour on the Go is the perfect present for the woman who's constantly traveling. It's not just convenient to carry around, but also provides SPF 15 coverage, keeping her lips smooth and chap-free.
Get it: P2,900 via Clinique stores
Every girl needs her beauty sleep, and Typo's Easy on the Eye Sleeping Mask is the perfect companion—on days when she's not with you, that is.
Get it: P279 via Typo
For the low-maintenance gal
Just because your girl is a utilitarian chick doesn't mean she doesn't care about how she looks. This year, win points for marrying practicality and style with Renegade Folk's Illuminate Tan leather sandals. Designed and handcrafted by local artisans, this pair is sure to go a long way.
Get it: P1,780 via Renegade Folk
Save your bae precious kikay kit space by gifting her with this Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio set. Acting as both lip and cheek cream, this two-in-one product will keep her looking gorgeous—as always.
Get it: P1,150 via Rustan's branches
Are you a big spender? Splurge on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush for your girl. You know she'll never buy it for herself "kasi nga mahal," but that's precisely why she'll appreciate it all the more. Besides, this dermatologist-developed and Swiss-engineered contraption will bring out her best skin ever. Not a bad investment.
Get it: P5,600 via Clinique stores