We’ve all had one hell of a year. In the past few months, we’ve learned to be more compassionate, to give people some room to breathe, and to check in on our friends and family. You may have even grown closer to a friend unexpectedly—someone who understood the details of how you were handling this pandemic. And while when it comes to Christmas gifts, it’s *always* the thought that counts, you might want to take it up a notch and go for a present they may not see coming. Keep reading!
Nipple covers, anyone?
Nothing says "I support you" like nipple covers, haha! Celebrities like Sarah Lahbati, Julia Montes, Kris Bernal, and Maureen Wroblewitz have all posted these ones by Nippiepop. They come in four different shades: vanilla, honey, coco, and espresso. One order costs P799!
Everyone's favorite tita essential: Katinko!
We're sure your tita-friend will appreciate a special Katinko Art Box. Katinko partnered with Filipino artists to keep art alive during the pandemic. Each box, which contains oil, ointment, and alcohol, is made to order for P1,500 (+ shipping fee, of course).
Help her ~relax~ with a good book.
This one's for the friend who just needs a cozy night in. In a tell-all book titled An Italian Gigolo in the City: A True Story, Raoul Rossetti writes his entire life story as well as his most interesting encounters and exciting dalliances. Don't forget to send her a bottle of wine because trust us, she'll need it. ;) You can order a copy from the Summit Books Shop, Lazada, and Shopee for P495!
Something chic for her personal space:
It's safe to say we all spruced up our homes this year, and if you want to give your friend's place a little lovin', Solenn Manila's got the perfect gift. Co-created by Solenn Heussaff, they have "carefully-made" and "thoughtfully-designed" products, which include a fine home scents collection. For P2,550, a set contains a candle, diffuser, and room & linen spray.
A food gift will *never* be boring.
I don't know about you but free food always makes me happy. Whether I expect something to arrive or I'm completely caught by surprise, receiving food is thrilling, lol! Give your friend something to smile about by sending them a treat from Say Cheese! Fridgecakes! Made with cream cheese, lemon, honey, whipped cream, and a shortbread crust, one order only costs P200; you can also get a party-size one for P700. Tip: Add a strawberry topper (P55) if you need a tangy kick!
Cheers to 2021!
What better way to end this incredibly stressful year than with a boozy drink from Fun Cocktails? Priced at P320, each one comes in a 500 ml bottle and they have five delicious flavors, so we're sure you'll find one that's perfect for your friend. Light it up, Dynamite, for example, has soju, gin, raspberry, and tea!
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