Last-minute shopping? Here are foolproof holiday gift ideas from Rory & Sloan, The Collective, Own Rules and more
With Christmas only a few days away, let’s face it: Many of us may have procrastinated until the last minute to purchase gifts. But don't worry; from Studio Sunspell to Rare Earth and Léon Archives, here are homegrown brands to support and empower this holiday season.
Rory & Sloan
Created by sisters Shari and Raiza, Rory & Sloan’s functional and hardworking pieces are must-haves for the unapologetic woman in your life. These handcrafted bags are slowly and delicately crafted in the Philippines using high-quality imported vegan leather. It carries your essentials for a quick run to the grocery, a night out with friends and even a holidate with your SO. (It can even keep all your secrets.)
Croft Classic in Cocoa Gold (P3,990)
Croft Classic in Moss Gold (P3,990)
For the holiday season, Rory & Sloan’s reimagined their bestselling it bag, the Croft, with limited-edition gold hardware. With additional two zip sliders and a keyring on the strap, it now holds more of your essentials. Cop the classic or the mini in five eye-catching colors. (Cocoa is an instant fave!) Trust us, you’ll look damn good!
Croft Mini in Latte Gold (P3,590)
Croft Mini in Cobalt Gold (P3,590)
Made for golden days, Studio Sunspell’s minimalist and stylish pieces are thoughtfully made for the sun- and sea-loving someone in your life. Don’t you just hate it when jewelry tarnishes after a few wears? You don’t have to worry with Studio Sunspell’s waterproof pieces; you can sweat with at the gym and swim with at the beach! Forget to remove your jewelry in the shower? That’s fine, too!
From dainty chain necklaces to bracelets and earrings, these key pieces are perfect for everyday wear—there’s no need for a special occasion!
Transform any space with scented candles from Rare Earth that are made for you to feel good all day long. These dreamy scents are perfect for gifting to friends obsessed with all things self-care. It’ll surely uplift and transport them far, far away. When you shop online, you can even ask for gift wrapping, which includes a customizable note, too!
Plein Air (P1,600)
Still Life (P1,600)
Keep one (or two) for yourself! After the year that was, you deserve to slow down. Cap with your favorite drink and a new TV obsession. (Might we recommend Wednesday?)
Here are pieces to splurge on for the homebody who finds solace in their own company. Designed by Léon and made by Gonzo World, this beautifully crafted Flower Rug is made with 100% Acrylic Wool with non-slip cotton backing. It captures the very essence of Léon Archives’ vibrant and vivid Flower Series Collection, drawing inspiration from Andy Warhol’s hibiscus screen prints.
Flower Series 01 Rug (P9,850)
Flower Series 02 Rug (P9,850)
Established in 2022, Own Rules stands for untapped potential through intentional, sustainable and holistic wellness goals that strengthen performance, perspective and confidence. The brand’s key piece to cop for your friend who’s always on the go: the reversible bra, great for both active and casual days. Wear at the gym or while working from home, maybe even while doing errands!
Created to offer complete coverage and breathability, the 2-in-1 design comes in two classic colorways: Sand and Slate Blue. This playful two-colorway system empowers one to do any kind of movement. You know we’re already wearing it after all the holiday feasting!
The Collective x Run Rabbit Run
For two years straight, we’ve included The Collective in our local holiday gift list, and for good reason! It’s definitely a go-to online destination for skincare and beauty tools from hard-to-find brands. This December, they’ve come out with thoughtfully curated holiday sets in collaboration with award-winning cocktail bar Run Rabbit Run.
15-Minute At-Home Kit (P2,499)
30-Minute At-Home Kit (P2,899)
This is best for gifting to the chronically stressed someone in your life—even if that’s you! Whether you have a few minutes to spare or a full-on hour to pamper yourself, these at-home kits spell self-care. Each set includes bespoke cocktails from Run Rabbit Run, beauty tools, skincare products and a self-care guide to walk you through the process.
Photos Rory & Sloan, Sun Spell, The Collective, Own Rules, Rare Earth, Léon Archives
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver