Christmas is the time of the year when everyone is busy. The thing most of us are stressed with (apart from the crazy traffic) is thinking of a good gift to give to the special people in our life. Aminin, it’s not easy to buy gifts especially to the people who have it all! Apart from giving the gift of time & love (medyo cheesy but true), I think the best gift we can give to our loved ones are things that can be used in their daily life. With this, I’ve round up a few items that are practical gift ideas for Christmas.
Whoever invented beauty sets is a genius. I mean, is it just me or do you also feel giddy whenever you receive one? I love getting gift sets because I can immediately use them. May it be a combination of shampoo, body wash, lotion, perfume or all. It’s something that’s really useful because toiletries are part of our daily life.
This Grace Cole set is at P300 if I’m not mistaken.
You can shop for these beauty sets at SM Beauty Stores or Watsons stores nationwide.
JARFUL OF GOODNESS
Soothing Lavender & Vanilla Dead Sea Salt Scrub 200ml P350 and Oh, My Minty! Sugar & Salt Scrub P250.
For the person who can’t live without body scrubs. Jarful of Goodness is lovingly made by Lanie, a woman who loves skin care products & DIY. This led her to create her line of scrubs that is all-natural and handcrafted. Jarful of Goodness comes in 100 grams, 200 grams and 300 grams and has five variants.
Order at www.jarfulofgoodness.com or message them at 0917-5053683 or 0922-8365465
ZEN ZEST SCENTS
A set of two 55ml Body Spray (choices of Cherry Blossom, Honey Dew Melon, Vanilla Cream and Raspberry) is at P120; A set of two 70ml Body Spray (Tulip, Berry, Cotton and Candy) is at P140; A gift box of Eau De Cologne for women consists of three 80ml assorted scents (Apple Lime & Freesia,, Orange, Honeyscukle & Musk, and Sweet Melon & Lily) is at P200.
Gifting scents to your girl friends or officemates is a no-fail thing to do. As long as it’s pleasantly smelling, you cannot go wrong with it. Luckily, Zen Zest has scent sets that are affordable you’re bound to spread the holiday cheer without breaking your wallet.
Zen Zest scent sets are available at Zen Zest branches nationwide.
ETUDE HOUSE PINK WISH TREE
Etude House Pink Wish Tree Kissful Lip Care Box P748, Pink Wish Tree Hand Bouquet Hand Cream Mini Set P378, Pink Wish Tree Moistful Collagen Cream Jumbo P1,198.
The kawaii packaging is enough reason to gift them this Christmas. But what’s more, for every purchase of Etude House Pink Wish Tree product, you get to help children in Africa go to school. Etude House is available in leading malls nationwide. For a complete list, click HERE.
TONI&GUY HAIR CARE
Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo, Toni & Guy Texturising Glue and Toni & Guy Forming Spray Gel
For the men or women in your life who can’t get enough hair products, Toni&Guy has a variety suitable for each person’s hair care needs. I particularly love T&G Dry Shampoo as it helps me get a day 2 freshness to my hair as well as T&G Forming Spray Gel as it can hold my blow dried or ironed hair without making it look stiff. While Mr. GJG likes T&G Texturizing Glue which makes it easy for him to style his hair.
Toni & Guy Hair Care products are available at selected Watsons and SM Beauty Stores.
Built NY Sandwich Box P945
Early this year, I wrote about the launch of Built NY here in Manila. Now, Built NY has new products that are as usual practical, functional and fun! Aside from tote bags, diaper bags, pouches, insulated lunch boxes, they now offer pot holders, oven mitts and salad bowls. Such a practical gift that you can give to your cousin, aunt, niece or nephew.
Order online at Quirks PH Online Store
EMILY LEY SIMPLIFIED BINDER
For the mommas (like me) who keep on forgetting which notebook they jot down notes or what folder they piled up documents and other important paperwork to, then this binder is for you! The Emily Ley Home Base Binder is simplified for all the OC moms who want to keep track of everything: family, contacts, projects, finances and so much more.
Emily Ley Home Based Binder P2,550
Available at Modern Mama Store, GF Banilad Town Center, Cebu. You can also order online at www.facebook.com/ModernMamaPH
BAG BASE SHAPER
Acrylic bag base shaper for Speedy 25 at P290
For the bagaholic friend or the baghag girlfriend who just can’t get enough bags, get her a base shaper. This acrylic bag base shaper is custom made, light-weight and durable. They can also customise depending to your need. Order from Base Shaper on Instagram or message them at 0998-5444462 or 0917-8041379.
For the traveler friend, get him or her a Deuter bag. They have backpacks, shoulder bags and even pouches that are heavy duty best fitting for virtually all types of outdoor adventures. Visit the Deuter Concept Store 2L SM Mall of Asia, North Entertainement Mall.
MiPOW THUMBOX JELLY POWER
MiPow Thumbox Jelly Power 10400 mAh P2,299
Powerbanks are a necessity especially if you use your gadgets on a daily basis. MiPow Thumbox Jelly Power 10400 mAh is a dual charging hi-capacity power bank that has a soft silica gel that glows in the dark and has a hint of lavender scent. It certainly is the perfect gift for the techie person in your life.
MiPow is available at PoweMac, Switch, iStudio, Rustan’s, Abenson, Mobile1, SM Department Stores/SM Appliance, MemoXpress, A.Shop and at MiPow SM Megamall & MiPow SM Ayala Concept Store
YE!! USB 2.0 Cable Charger for iPhone 5/ iPad
Ye!! Cable Charger for iPhone/iPad P1,090.
For those who are tired of buying Apple cable, stop wasting money. Get this flat Ye!! cable charger for your iPhone/iPad. Ye!! cable charger is available at Beyond The Box, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Mobile1, Switch, and A.Shop.
I love practical gifts and if I can, I’d really take time to know what my loved ones would want to receive this Christmas. But as all gifts are, what’s important is not the value of it, but the thoughtfulness that comes with it. Are you done shopping for Christmas? 21 days to go! 🙂