Compiled by John Legaspi
It’s that time of the year. Christmas hymns are playing, traffic jams are everywhere in the metro, and the sweet scent of bibingka and puto bumbong is in the air. But woe to you, who waited till last minute to do your holiday shopping. Here, we covered the hard part, removed the guesswork, and selected the best of the best so all you need to do is swipe that card.
Hermés Un Jardin En Mediterranée eau de toilette, Rustan’s Beauty Source, P8,000
This bottled falcon of Hermés is inspired by sweetest dreams with hints of fig tree and Mediterranean scents.
Atin’s Paru-paro (Butterfly) Scented Candle, Kultura, P349
Atin’s locally-made scented candle will not only give you that garden-fresh aroma, but will also add a twinkle to any holiday display.
Lucky Charm eau de toilette, Bench, P368
If the mistletoe didn’t work out, then this perfume may boost your luck in getting that kiss on Christmas Eve.
ARC Holiday gift set, Kultura and Tesoro’s, price upon request
Get everyone into high spirits with the flavors of Philippine fruits all in one beautiful box of tangy gins.
Kikkerland Cocktail Set, Rustans.com, P2,450
For more of intoxicatingly good times, this cocktail set is the perfect gift for people who love to “shake” things up.
Breville’s The Precision Brewer, SM Appliance, P23,000
Brew good times this Christmas with the best cup of warm coffee.
FEAST FOR THE EYES
Montana Long BiasCut Trapeze Dress Magenta, Jill by Jojie Lloren, P3,950
Let your best girl dance the night away this Christmas, wearing a flirty, eye-catching number.
Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Vine bracelet, Tiffany & Co., P7,578.32
A bit of sparkle here and there can lift anyone’s whole look and this charm bracelet is the perfect finishing touch.
Dark silver ankle-cuff sandles, Mango, P1,995
Is she the life of the party? Then what she needs is disco spirit in her heels.
Willy Chavarria x Bench Cropped Long Sleeve Shirt, P1,099.75
This laidback, Brooklyn-styled jacket is both chic and casual, a definite must-give to your guy friends.
Vanilla Pleated Trousers Dark Purple, Ricardo Preto Man, P1,975
Let him explore color with this tailored pants perfect for the office or for an out-of-town adventure.
Armitron, Men’s Analog Watch, The SM Store, P3,504
Classic, this sleek timepiece is a suave gift anyone can wear every day.