Dope ideas to up your gift-giving game this Christmas

Gil Cadiz

Gifts ain’t measured by their monetary value. It’s the thoughts that you put into it that touch the hearts of the recipients, especially the ones whose love language is ‘receiving gifts’.

Gift-giving ain’t a chore either. If you love the ones you’re giving gifts to, the gesture shouldn’t be carried out with no effort or reflection. Your gift-giving game should involve knowing exactly what your loved one likes – their interests and passions, how they will use your gift and how it will benefit them.

Like cooking, the process of thinking of, buying and giving a gift should be infused with lots of love.

Here are dope gift ideas that will not only help local SMEs this Christmas but would make your loved ones love you back even more.


1. Streetwear

If your SO has been wanting to update their streetwear collection, check out the covetable pieces of Skoop and Support Your Friends.

2. Handmade Silk Dresses

Compliment your GF’s beauty by gifting her with a handcrafted and bespoke piece from La Mujer’s collection of classy silk dresses.

3. Rayon Shirts

Rayon shirts are the most ubiquitous fashion trend in the Metro these days. If your partner has been wanting to get one, check out the awesome unisex selections of Bado Designs.


1. Sneakers from All Things Dapper

Is your SO a sneakerhead? Check out top sneaker brands’ most droolworthy pairs here.

2. Lara’s shoes and bags

If your GF is passionate about fashion and environmental sustainability, check out these contemporary fashion creations made from indigenous materials from Samar.

3. El Marikeño casual leather shoes

Up your BF’s style game by gifting him with a pair of elegant casual leather shoes or boots handcrafted in Marikina.


1. DIY Paint by Numbers

If your sister is done with adult coloring books, why not get her to paint by number by gifting her with a set from

2. Adventure Mugs and Flasks

Giving a gift to a bro who loves the outdoor is easy peasy – give him a quality vacuum lock mug or flask from STANLEY Philippines that would keep his hot drink hot and his cold drink cold, from the workplace to the rugged outdoors.


1. Dream Cakes

Thinking of giving your friends the dreamiest of dream cakes? Get it right by getting them from Wadough’s in Maginhawa.

2. Cakes and Cupcakes

If you’re in the mood to give away scrumptious and beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes, get them from Ashley and Chloe.

3. Tea

Do you have a Tita or Tito who’s a tea lover? Impress them with an exquisite gift from Tea Concept.

Enjoy the holiday season, y’all!

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