The holidays are here, and it’s time for some good tidings! We’ve weathered so many struggles this year, and everybody deserves a present or two for braving this epic time. We may not be hosting grand reunions or Christmas parties like we have been accustomed to doing in years past, but we can definitely show our appreciation to our loved ones through gifting. Here are some fun and thoughtful items that will surely put some Christmas cheer in the homes and hearts of our family and friends.
AMADA Scarves by Tish
Shoe designer to celebrities and politicians Tish Sevilla is now an accessory designer, too. She recently launched Amada by Tish, a four-piece collection of silk scarves. “Amada” is the Spanish word for “loved” and the woman behind the brand has certainly put much passion into creating this maiden set. “I used polka dots to represent prosperity and new beginnings. The anahaw design, on the other hand, is an ode to the country’s National Leaf. Both are classic and simple patterns. The pieces are meant to make the wearer feel loved, and conversely, be loved by their owners,” said Tish.
AMY’S SHOPPE Necklaces
Elegant and glamorous neckpieces are yours for the taking at Amy’s Shoppe. This accessory store is filled with sparkly eye candy that will surely win many hearts. Choose from a variety of designs that include freshwater pearl drops, gold chains, and silver links, all adorned with multi-colored pendants.
CUCCIO Holiday Gift Sets
Look no further for colorful gift sets to give your mom, sister, and girlfriends! Cuccio, known worldwide for its luxurious line of spa products, offers Nail Polish Trio gift boxes in two festive designs (pastel shades for the younger set and deeper hues for stylish women). For a more opulent gift-giving option, check out Cuccio’s Premium Naturale Spa gift set which comes in a cinch canvass bag and includes a body scrub, sea salt scrub, cooling masque with a wooden brush, Detox Soak tablets, revitalizing oil, nail file kits, and pedicure slippers. All sets contain uniquely formulated 14-free (no toxins) nail lacquers.
FLORENCE FLING’S Holiday Collection
Designer and brand muse Tessa Villalon stays true to Florence Fling’s philosophy that every woman must “Look Amazing!” “My dresses are all about making a woman feel stylish yet comfortable. The designs have a glam resort vibe that’s perfect for lounging or going around the metro,” says Tessa. With vibrant colors and happy prints on feminine silhouettes, the holiday capsule collection is both fun and functional.
NARS Glam Stocking Stuffers
Give in to glamor with an exclusive collection gilded in glitz and gold! NARS’ limited edition holiday collection features coveted new sets and cult favorite iconic essentials. The products come in posh packages of red, silver, and gold. Choose from a variety of duo sets that include blush, highlighter, gloss, mini lipsticks, and lip balms. I personally love the Mini Afterglow Lip Balm Duo, which features a sheer mauve nude shade and peachy pink Orgasm!
SNAILWHITE’s Curated Holiday Sets
From duos to complete head-to-toe regimens, 12 SNAILWHITE gift packs are specially designed to meet your every gifting need. Combinations of the brand’s all-time bestselling products such as cleansers, toners, body washes and, moisturizers are all bundled in limited edition holiday packaging and gift-ready as soon as you receive them!
BRAND AID Noche Buena Baskets
With the ongoing battle against Covid-19 and onslaught of calamities, millions of Filipino families have gone hungry. This Christmas, Unilever Ph, RFM Corp., Dole Ph, Century Tuna Pacific Food Inc., and Lazada have come together to provide 70,000 Noche Buena packages, filled with ingredients to create traditional Filipino holiday dishes, to the poor. Rise Against Hunger Philippines is the chosen beneficiary and will be responsible for distributing the items.
FRANK & DEAN COFFEE Christmas Bundles
Local coffee and pastry shop Frank & Dean continues to serve well-loved caffeine concoctions and baked delights. Affordable, delicious, and freshly-made, you can now choose from five festive pairings. Holiday offerings include combinations of their special house brews such as Dream Latte, Dream Tea, and Signature Cold Drip with crowd favorites Banana loaf bread, Bibingka bread loaf, and Salted Caramel block.
MAX’S CORNER BAKERY’S Christmas Cakes
How about sending decadent cakes to your loved ones? Christmas feasts are best finished with delicious desserts from Max’s Corner Bakery. Choose from their baked bestsellers: Caramel, Triple Treat, Black Forest, and Chocolate Meringue cakes. Filipino favorites are reinvented to please the palette even more with MCB’s bibingka and ube cheesecake. Imagine velvety, smooth cheesecake topped with vanilla chiffon and slices of salted egg or ube crumbs. Both winners in this momma’s dessert book!
NEW WORLD HOTEL’S Christmas Hampers
Choose from a variety of carefully curated Christmas luxe boxes or build your own Yuletide hamper. The Shop at the New World Hotel leaves the option to you! From delightful cakes and cookies to decadent pralines and select wines—each package is sure to stun and please.
PAPER MOON CAFÉ’S Holiday Mille Crepes and Cookies
Staying true to the holiday hues of green and red, Paper Moon Café’s baked goodies are festive and flavorful. Made creamier and nuttier, the Pistachio Mille Crepe cake is made with layers of pistachio dacquoise and dusted with freshly ground pistachio nuts. Holiday calories won’t count once you’ve had bites of the Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (heavenly!) as well as the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter variant. Don’t forget to leave some for Santa!
CLEAN ZONE PH’s Germagic Anti-Microbial Coating
Jordan Patente, awarded as Go Negosyo’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneur for 2020, is the moving force behind Clean Zone PH. His company is responsible for bringing the world’s first SMART 90-day uninterrupted, anti-microbial coating technology to the Philippines. Map-1 Pro by Germagic is proven to kill Covid-19 and other harmful pathogens. The spray solution is non-toxic and disinfects within 60 seconds of application. This technology won the Gold Medal in the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions. Clean Zone offers Map-1 Pro coating service for vehicles, offices, and establishments.
Whatever present you choose to put under the tree or have delivered to those you hold dear will surely be appreciated. Do remember to add a personal note and a wish for a better year ahead. Let us keep the spirit of Christmas all through 2021! May God bless us all.
Wife, fierce mom to two sharp-witted kids, corporate lawyer, passionate writer, bibliophile, world wanderer, and fashion enthusiast – these are just some of the hats that Paulyne wears. She’s most comfortable, though, in her invisible tiara, which empowers her to conquer the world. Catch a glimpse of The Busy Queen P’s life as she shares her adventures in parenting and beyond.
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