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#RLPicks: 11 Gift Ideas for Your Friends

Got a friend who just moved into a new home? Consider giving these pieces as presents

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions, Michael Angelo Chua, and Louie Aguinaldo (Products)

There are homeowners who choose to move into their new home before the holidays. After all, it's much more special and fulfilling to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a place that you can truly call your own.

If you have friends who've recently moved into their new home, you may want to give them distinct presents to mark the milestone. Here are 11 picks that are perfect as housewarming and Christmas gifts:

Main photo from Eighteen25.

This box can serve as a catchall in the foyer for keys and loose change.

Small Box, P249.75, Kultura Filipino

These chic tumblers are perfect for cold drinks when they have guests at home. It can even serve as decor pieces in the dining area.

Tumblers, prices available upon request, Kultura Filipino

Your friend will surely love this handy woven piece!

Pouch, price available upon request, Kultura Filipino

A plain living room won't be the same with a touch of gold!

Gold Throw Pillow, P199.75, SM Home

Spruce up a wall in the bathroom with this framed piece.

Framed Art, price available upon request, SM Home

This fixture is perfect for the bedroom, living room, or home office.

Lamp, price available upon request, A11

Once filled with fresh flowers, this vase can be a part of your dining table centerpiece.

Striped Vase, price available upon request, A11

If a foyer or side table looks a bit plain, you can place twigs or branches in this vase for a quick rustic upgrade!

Narrow Vase, price available upon request, A11

This votive can come in handy for casual get-togethers or as a simple decor piece in the living area.

Copper Votive, price available upon request, H&M Home

Liven up a plain kitchen or dining area by placing these faux lemons in a bowl or tray.

Faux Lemons, P180. per dozen, AC+632

Butterflies can add a whimsical touch to any space or room!

Framed Butterflies, P3,890, AC+632



  • 2680 FB Harrison Compound, Pasay City
  • Tel. (02) 832-9972


  • 2/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Tel. (02) 758-2564


  • 2/L SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City


  • 233 N. Garcia St., Makati City
  • Tel. (02) 896-8366


  • In all SM malls nationwide


  • 3/L SM Aura Premier, ?26th St. cor. McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
  • Tel. (02) 808-5421

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