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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

Paru-paro (Butterfly) Scented Candle, Atin from 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

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,, P2,450

Kikkerland Cocktail Set,, P2,450.00

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.



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

Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Vine bracelet, Tiffany & Co.,

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

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

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 

Armitron, Men's Analog Watch, The SM Store, P3,504

Classic, this sleek timepiece is a suave gift anyone can wear every day.

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