21 Pretty Christmas Gifts That You Also Deserve
Find a creative gift or two that can brighten up a friend's space and yours too
Caught in the rush of last-minute Christmas shopping? Breathe and plan wisely. If you're currently in the thick of finding the right present for those close to your heart, don't worry. We've got a list of creative finds from different stores that will surely make them feel special this season. The best part? You can buy some of these for your home, too. It's never too late to reward yourself!
Crate & Barrel
Miniature Snow Christmas Trees
These can be decorated with lights and sweets. For an extra cute touch that even the young ones can appreciate, consider sprucing it up with mini teddy bears as well.
Got a fashionista friend who's got an A+ style game? Decorate this wreath with colorful tassel earrings. We're sure she'll adore it.
Include a book in your Fireball Set. Anyone would love a good drink and a good read this merry season.
Robinsons Department Store
Ceramic Cake Stand from the Ito Kish Curated Collection
This year, don't just give a cake in a box. Complete the look with a stunning cake stand that can serve as a centerpiece in the dining area. If you're hosting Noche Buena, this is a definite must-have, too!
Why settle for plain dinnerware? Ito Kish's handpicked items can make it easier for you to shop for a friend, a neighbor, and for the home.
Set the mood in your space with a candle that can add a serene vibe to any get-together. As a bonus, you can reuse the candleholder as a vase once the party has ended.
Whether it's for accessories, keys, loose change, and even makeup, a cute trinket tray or catchall can double as decor.
Brass Inlay Marble Box
Giving a new gadget or a watch to your significant other? Place it in this beautiful box to make it extra memorable. This marble piece is so gorgeous on its own, you can give one to your best friend, too!
Lacquer Tray with a set of Glassware
Give these essentials to your friend who loves hosting parties. Depending on your budget, you may also want to get one for your home.
National Bookstore has collaborated with different personalities like Chuvaness, Rajo Laurel, and Daphne Osena-Paez, to name a few. This year, they worked with model and Happy Skin co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo. From the Origami collection, you can find organizers, pouches, and other charming picks. For a friend who loves having everything in her bag, an organizer will always come in handy.
Save space in your bag with a triple zip flat pouch you can fill with money, cards, and other essentials.
Complete the festive look of any space with two or more of these colorful nutcrackers.
Pillow covers in different colors and textures can brighten up the day of a loved one who enjoys decorating the home. If you're updating the look of your house as well, it's best to score a batch, too!
A simple setup wrapped with a room scent will leave a lasting impression to your new neighbor. While you're picking one for the family next door, see if you can find an arrangement that will fit in your space, as well.
A new set of towels is always welcome in any home. Complete your gift with a room spray in a calming scent.
Trail Blazer Heel Lights
Early morning jogs can be fun and safer with these heel lights for your sneakers.
This may come in handy when storing precious accessories and other tiny knickknacks.
Pottery Barn Kids
For the kids and kids-at-heart, these plates are eye candy. One can use it for kiddie parties and outdoor get-togethers.
Jewelry Box from the Monique Lhuillier Collection
One or two pieces would look good as part of a vignette in the foyer or living area.
Wooden Rocking Horse
Your niece, nephew, or inaanak will love this buddy—especially during lazy weekend afternoons. Feeling extra creative? You can use one as accent piece in the living area, too!
This is the perfect accessory to a newly decorated kiddie room, don't you agree?
Got a design inquiry? Get in touch with interior designer Michelle Pastoral through email at mdpastoral[at]gmail.com.
WHERE TO SHOP:
Crate & Barrel
- G/L Annex Building, SM Makati, Makati City
- Tel. no. (02) 834-2780
Robinsons Department Store
- Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Quezon City
- Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
- G/F Shangri-La Mall EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
- Tel. no. (02) 633-4434
- Unit 001 B2, SM Mega Mall Building A, EDSA cor. Dona Julia Vargas Ave. Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
- Tel. no. (02) 634-1943
Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids
- Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Oranbo, Pasig City
- Tel. no. (02) 656-2271
- Courtyard Drive cor. Ayala Avenue, Makati City
- Tel. no. (02) 813-3739
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