Ideas

A Very T&C Gift Guide For the Fabulous People in Your Life

It's not too late (or too early) to start crossing off names on your Christmas shopping list.
Comments

The holiday rush is approaching once more and while you can still save yourself from the traffic that usually accompanies Christmastime, it's best to get a headstart on ticking off some items on your shopping list. If you're still getting into the groove of gift-giving, browse through this gift guide for some inspiration.


For the Health Nut


Healthy Options the Organic Gift Box

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Help a friend commit to a new year of healthy eating with this curated box of organic and GMO- and additive-free snacks, beverages, and pantry favorites. P3,295 at Healthy Options branches nationwide

Diptyque Lucky Charms Candles

Diptyque’s limited edition holiday trio—Lucky Flowers, Blissful Amber, and Protective Pine—features beneficial herbs and oils to keep for a lucky and fantastic year ahead. Rustan’s The Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Intellipure Air Purifier 

Air quality is often overlooked, but you can trust this award-winning purifier to filter out ultrafine particles for the cleanest breathing air possible. Intellipure Air Purifier, Starts at P47,500, airintellipure.com

Garmin Vivo Smart 4 in Merlot

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

For the gym-obsessed fitness junkie, this light and stylish accessory will track heart rate, stress levels, and breathing, as well as monitor sleep quality. It’s a practical companion for long runs, workouts, and outdoor activities. Price upon request, Rustan's Makati

Domesticity Margueritte Wicker Lunchbox 

Photo by DOMESTICITY.

Health buffs will adore this rustic grey wicker lunchbox that’s large enough to store plenty of healthy eats and stylish enough to lug around during the day. Domesticity x Hindy Weber, Margueritte Wicker Lunchbox, P2,950, mydomesticity.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


For the Frequent Flyer


Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Primer

Photo by GUERLAIN.

The 24-karat gold flakes in this gel primer will make anyone’s skin sparkle, smooth, and makeup ready wherever she travels for the holidays. P4,290; Greenbelt 5 pop-up Store; Rustan’s The Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Samsonite Evoa Spinner

Photo by SAMSONITE.

Consider this the ultimate travel essential. Lightweight, sleek, and extremely spacious, the latest product line from Samsonite reduces rolling noise and even features an anti-theft zipper. Samsonite Evoa Spinner 55/20, P18,450, samsonite.com.ph

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

L'Occitane Travel Set

Photo by L'OCCITANE.

Save your favorite jet setter the trouble of ensuring everything in her kit is TSA-approved and spoil her with this travel-sized set of L’Occitane bestsellers. What’s more is that a part of the proceeds from every purchase will go to the French beauty label’s advocacy partner, the Fred Hollows Foundation, an international non-profit that works to prevent and eliminate avoidable blindness. P495, Rustan's The Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water

Photo by KOH GEN DO.

Long-haul flights are known to disrupt skincare routines, which is where this no-rinse makeup remover comes in. This crowd favorite from Japanese brand Koh Gen Do is fortified with thermal water and botanical extracts that both cleanse and nourish the skin. Pay a visit to its Rustan’s Makati beauty counter for the full range of skin-loving products. P650 to P2,250, Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Makati; Beauty Bar stores nationwide

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Illesteva Dorchester Ace Sunglasses

Photo by ILLESTEVA.

See life through rose-tinted glasses with this ‘marble gold’ design that’s sleek enough to be worn during errands and last-minute shopping runs. Illesteva Dorchester Ace Sunglasses, P13,199, cabannaliving.com

Patchology On the Fly Kit


The best masking kit for a traveling beauty junkie with four hardworking packets for hydration, glow, depuffing, and more for the face, eyes, and lips. P1,295, Beauty Bar branches nationwide

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

For the Style Star


NARS Hustle Cheek Palette

Photo by NARS.

Anyone who needs the holiday flush throughout the year should have this limited edition cheek trio with two blush shades and a highlighter perfect for nearly every skin tone. P3,000, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s the Beauty Source, SM Megamall pop-up store

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Zimmermann Verity Rouleau Short Dress

Photo by ZIMMERMANN.

Year after year, florals always seem to find its place on the runway, and your trendsetting friend knows to keep a few romantic and flowery patterns in her wardrobe. She’ll appreciate that this statement-making dress from Zimmermann will age well with the passing trends. Distinqt, Shangri-La at the Fort, Taguig

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tom Ford Boys and Girls 3-Piece Set

Photo by TOM FORD.

Clutch-sized decadent lippies for every occasion, girl, and boy. P5,880, Adora, Rustan’s the Beauty Source

Versace Barocco Lining Palazzo Heels

Photo by VERSACE.

Nothing’s as iconic as Versace’s Medusa logo, and this dramatic heel features just that. It’ll surely please the most discerning fashionista in your life. Price upon request, The Shoppes at Solaire

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Estee Lauder Color Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette

Photo by ESTEE LAUDER.

To say that this is everything is an understatement. Valued at P20,000, this limited edition features six covetable eyeshadow, lip, and cheek palettes with 48 dreamy shades. P2,900 with a purchase of P2,500; SM Aura, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s the Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Zarah Juan Silang Bag

Photo by ZARAH JUAN.

Crafted by local artisans, this pastel pink pineapple bag adds the right touch of tropical to everyday outfits. Zarah Juan Silang Bag, P,4950, zarahjuan.com

Nars Studio 54 for NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette

Photo by NARS.

This eyeshadow palette is the best glitter makeup every chic party girl needs right now. Featuring 12 glimmery and glitzy shades in their most wearable, this covetable collectible gives the best sparkly eyes without the fallout. P3,500, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s the Beauty Source, SM Megamall pop-up store

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

For Your Mister


L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme Wood & Wood

Photo by ISSEY MIYAKE.

Give your other half a signature scent that isn’t easy to forget. This refreshing fragrance is unlike any already in his dopp kitt—it’s bright from top notes of grapefruit, which then settles into a blend of apricot and  earthy sandalwood, and finally, a patchouli and woody base. Rustan's The Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Christofle Graphik Whiskey Gift Set

Photo by CHRISTOFLE.

Have him nurse his whisky collection in this set of fine crystal. It’s an unexpected gift worth toasting to. Price upon request, Rustan's Makati

Brooks Brothers Supima Cotton Sports Shirt

Photo by BROOKS BROTHERS.

Made with 100 percent Supima cotton for maximum comfort and wrinkle-free technology, this classic sports shirt is a wardrobe staple that can be worn from casual to formal affairs. Brooks Brothers, Non-Iron Madison Fit Heathered Sport Shirt, P6,327, Available at Rockwell, Rustan’s Makati Men’s, and Central Square

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tom Ford F Fabulous Candle and All Over Body Spray

Photo by TOM FORD.

This holiday duo is perfect for the man in your life you’d describe with every wonderful expletive. P11,355; Adora and Rustan’s The Beauty Source

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition

Photo by MONTBLANC.

This Montblanc wristwatch was inspired by the brand’s vintage designs—perfect for that special someone in your life who takes their complications seriously. Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition, P372,500.00, available at Rustans Makati, Rustans Shangri-La, Rustan's Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams and Resorts World

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


For the One Who Has It All


Jo Malone London Christmas Advent Calendar

Photo by JO MALONE LONDON.

The most coveted advent calendar will please even the most discerning doyenne with 24 surprise miniatures of the brand’s best colognes and home, bath, and body products. P27,000; Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, SM Aura

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A/W Limited Edition

Photo by BANG & OLUFSEN.

It’s not a fete without a little music to get the festivities going, and admit it, it’s even better with a high-quality sound system. For any occasion, rely on this tiny but mighty limited edition speaker for the richest sound experience. Bang & Olufsen, Beoplay P6 AW19, 15,990, Available at Power Plant Mall, Podium Mall, and Shangri-La Plaza 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tiffany & Co. Everyday Objects Chess Set

Photo by TIFFANY & CO.

Sure, Tiffany’s Everyday Objects section carries many luxurious trinkets that your recipient most likely does not own yet, but why not make it something that serves a double purpose. This sterling silver and 24-karat gold chess set would sit pretty on any coffee table, and would also open opportunities for engaging mind games around the checkered board. tiffany.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

TOD'S Alber Elbaz Metallic Loafers

Photo by TOD'S.

Everyone’s classic loafers get an eye-catching makeover thanks to a limited edition collaboration with artist Alber Elbaz. The metallic leather series in the current fall collection will give everyone—both present giver and receiver—something to smile about. Price upon request, Greenbelt 4, Makati, tods.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Shiseido Limited Edition Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Photo by SHISEIDO.

Shiseido Limited Edition Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
This cult-favorite serum—which works like a powerful skin treatment that boosts protection while smoothening and plumping the skin—gets a new festive floral motif for the holidays designed by world-renowned director and artist Hideki Inaba. P6,600; Power Plant Mall; Glorietta; Alabang Town Center; Greenbelt 5; Shangri-La Mall; S Maison Conrad; SM Megamall; Ayala Trinoma; Ayala Center Cebu

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Nespresso Aeroccino 3

Photo by NESPRESSO.

Whether your coffee-addicted giftee loves a cold or warm froth, this compact machine can efficiently achieve both for a barista-like experience at home. Nespresso Aeroccino 3, P6,000, nespresso.ph

Godinger Luggage Cart Bar Set in Gold

Photo by GODINGER.

This novel present is the desk accessory that any difficult-to-gift recipient is sure to get a kick out of. Price upon request, Rustan's Makati

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

For the Next Generation


Moleskine Little Prince Weekly Planner

Photo by MOLESKINE.

For that bullet journal-obsessed niece of yours who’s always doodling in her notebook. Moleskine Limited Edition Petit Prince Weekly Planner, P1,595, fullybookedonline.com

CDG Play Shirt

Photo by CDG PLAY.

Give the gift of street style cred with a cool navy blue tee that’ll surely be on repeat. CDG Play Tee, P4,498, One Rockwell

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Versace Squalo Sneakers

Photo by VERSACE.

Gift your Gen Z recipients with an inaugural pair of designer sneakers. Versace’s heritage meets the streetwear style of today in this trendy pair. One can even spot the iconic Medusa hiding in the outsole. Price upon request, The Shoppes at Solaire, versace.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Tommy Jeans Sport Tech Capsule Jacket 

Photo by TOMMY JEANS.

Tasteful logomania, care of Tommy Hilfiger. Heritage Denim Jacket, Available this November at Tommy Jeans, Robinsons Place Mall

H&M X Giambattista Valli Nantes Skirt

Photo by H&M.

For the princessy teen who’s bound to become a heartbreaker, this flirty skirt in black mesh and nude chiffon will have her swooning. Giambattista Valli x H&M Bead-embroidered skirt, P5,490, coming soon

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Cacatoés Copper Sandals

Photo by CACATOES.

Every sunkissed beach bum will love to slide her feet into these gorgeous, copper-toned sandals from Cacatoes. Plus, it’s made with repurposed plastic and smells like bubblegum! Cacatoés in Copper, P2,695, Available at Cabanna Living, Power Plant Mall

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

M.A.C Sprinkle of Shine Kit and Advent Calendar 

Photo by M.A.C 

It's difficult to choose a gift from M.A.C's 33 holiday sets, but if you're looking for something for your tween and tween at heart, the Sprinkle of Shine Kit comes in Pink and Gold for that lit from within glow.

In case you want something extra special that's sure to please, M.A.C will release its Advent Calendar for the first time in the Philippines and it's every makeup junkie's dream. P3,300 for Sprinkle of Shine Kit and P10,500 for the Advent Calendar; at M.A.C stores nationwide


Stocking Stuffers

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Acca Kappa White Moss Diffuser

Photo by ACCA KAPPA.

Made with light wood, amber, and musk, this elegant diffuser is bound to become your home’s signature scent. ACCA KAPPA White Moss Diffuser, Price upon request, Available in Rustan's The Beauty Source; Central Square Mall

Casa Consunji Scented Candles

Photo by CASA CONSUNJI.

These soy candles make a wonderful gift for the home. In fact, looking through Maggie Wilson Consunji’s home boutique and café will entice you to pick and bring home a variety of handmade accessories all sourced from either India, Indonesia, or locations around the Philippines. P1,300, Casa Consunji, Acacia Avenue, Taguig, casaconsunji.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Casa Consunji Bottle Openers

Photo by CASA CONSUNJI.

Popping bottles looks like it will be more fun with these chic bar accessories. P1,100, Casa Consunji, Acacia Avenue, Taguig, casaconsunji.com

Swarovski Crystalline Ballpoint Pen in Green

Photo by SWAROVSKI.

It’s the classic gift idea but with a sparkly twist. How could you go wrong? Rustan's Makati, swarovski.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Bizu Patisserie Merry Set

Photo by BIZU.

Nothing spells happiness quite like a box of sweet treats. This set of handmade mallows, salted caramel chews, and raspberry pistachio chews, will have your giftee craving for more. Bizu Patisserie Merry Set, P1,595, shop.bizupatisserie.com

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker

Photo by JO MALONE LONDON.

Available in two designs, this package is filled with three scented picks perfect for anyone’s stuffer or dining table. P2,900, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, SM Aura; Rustan’s the Beauty Source

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Nastro Cork Screw

Photo by NASTRO.

A gold-plated corkscrew is the perfect present for that fabulous friend who loves to entertain. Nastro Cork Screw, P950, seektheuniq.com

Lush Snow Fairy Soap

Photo by LUSH.

Lather on the holiday spirit and come out smelling like a sinful bubblegum confection. Lush Snow Fairy Soap, P225, lush.com.ph

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Comments
Recommended Videos
About The Author
The Town&Country Editors
View Other Articles From The Town&Country Editors
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Grace Kelly's great-grandchildren were quite a presence on the Palace balcony.
 
Share
The wife of Napoleon III was ultimately exiled to England, but at least she had a pair of 19th-century natural pearl earrings.
 
Share
And which day should you book to score the best deals?
 
Share
Preparing for holiday potlucks just got a little easier.
 
Share
From Fleabag's Olivia Colman to Harry Potter's Helena Bonham Carter, here are the new faces in the Netflix royal drama.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
The celebrated photographer made headlines throughout his life for his royal connections and scandalous behavior.
 
Share
The ideal way to escape this country’s scorching heat.
 
Share
These stylish sweaters will definitely give you something to be thankful for.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US