A Not-So Random Holiday Gift Guide For The Most Special People

A Not-So Random Gift List For Some of The Most Special People In Your Life


November 17, 2018
Read Time: 5 minutes

From foodie friends to broke-ass siblings




All S/he Wants For Christmas Is Food

For the food lover in your life, a list of eats and treats s/he will surely appreciate

By Nicole Blanco Ramos

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Cookie box from the Mess Hall at Moplex, Makati


Let him or her experience the art of tea gastronomy via TWG’s anniversary menu; we recommend the duck and foie gras


Show you care through a caviar cake care package, SAUMON Caviar Cake


This Mini Graze Box, Aperitif


Sweet treats for the whole fam to enjoy, Chupa Chups Super Mega Lolly


A tin of the Original CHOCOLATE DREAMCAKE™, Le Sucré Lab Chocolates


TWG’s Anniversary Menu is available from November 14 to 25, 2018 at all TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques.



Here’s to The Picky Gamer In Your Life

Elevate the gaming experience with his/her gift of choice

By Adie Pieraz

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New holiday-appropriate shirts for staying in or going out, Old Navy

Playstation Gift Card, prices vary

Their one priority: comfort, Uniqlo Pajamas, P1,490

For gaming on-the-go, Nintendo 3DS, P10,000-P12,300

A merry take on the classic, 2750-Cotu Classic, Superga, P2,250

A powerful phone for gaming, photos and the everyday, Honor 8x, P12,990



Presents for Your Artsy-Fartsy BFF

Gift ideas for your creative, workaholic best friend (whose career you might not fully understand, but fully support anyway!)

By Cessi Trenas

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Clean Matte pressed powder, Covergirl—for a beautiful canvas that’s cruelty-free, too

Rounded square catch-all, Nooke, P790

Something fresh and citrusy, for days when she needs a boost, Solinotes Paris, P695

Vyara square-toed heels, Munimuni, P2,050

Gel Polish in Pampered, Happy Skin x Posh Nails Express, P299

Consume Zine, P400


Covergirl is available in leading department stores, Zalora, Beauty MNL and Watsons.com.ph.

Solinotes Paris is available in all Rustan’s Department Stores, leading SM Department Stores and Rockwell Perfumerie.



Them Broke Ass Sisters

Because despite their countless “ate pautang,” you still love ‘em

By Alex Lara

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Amazone Hobo bag XS, Longchamp, $480 (approx. P10,800)

Starbucks Card, P300

Something fun to keep sis in a cheery mood, Cocktail Shower Gel in Pina Colada, P495

Monogram Phone Card Pocket, Tory Burch, $48 (approx. P2,500)

Cropped top with applique, Moschino x H&M, P7,990

Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette (Limited Edition), Fenty Beauty, P2,900


Cocktail Shower Gel also comes in Cosmopolitan and Mojito. Available in all Beauty Bar outlets.



To Your Ride or Die Biker Kuya

For that perfect ride

By Jordan Nathaniel Tan

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Black waterproof motorcycle jacket, Wicked Stock, $79.49 (approx. P4,195)

Mr Perfect soap, Mr Beards, P365.16

GoPro Hero 7, P24,690

46-pc Ratchet Wrench Set Kit, P1,662

Wayfarers, Ray-ban Ferrari collection, P14,990

High cut sneakers, Vans x Space Voyager, $110 (approx. P5,800)


Mr. Beards is available in all Beauty Bar outlets.



#FitFam Jowa

Presents for your significant other with a serious fitness obsession. Show your full support, even though you still don’t get the health and fitness jargons they use

By Sarah Santiago

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White pocketable parka, Uniqlo, P1,490

Help keep that same energy post-workout, Naturally European Ginger and Lime Travel Collection, P795

Ultimate Climalite Long Tights, Adidas, P2,800

Fitbit Charge 2, P8,490

Just Double Berry Whey Protein, P550

Klean Kanteen, P3,650


Naturally European is available in all Beauty Bar outlets.



Still not sure what to get? Keep it practical and ask loved ones what gift they’d actually prefer. Whatever you decide, always remember that it’s not the price tag, but the thought that counts. Happy Christmas!



Compiled by Sarah Santiago

Illustrations and art Alexandra Lara

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