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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

Photography: West Elm and Robinsons Department Store (Main Photos)

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.

Snow Wreath

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.

Fireball Set

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!

New Plates

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.

Lovely Candles

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.

West Elm

Trinket Tray

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

Chic Organizer

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.

Our Home


Complete the festive look of any space with two or more of these colorful nutcrackers.

Pillow Covers

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!

Flower Arrangement

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.

Pottery Barn

Hydrocotton Towels

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.

Jewelry Box

This may come in handy when storing precious accessories and other tiny knickknacks.

Pottery Barn Kids

Colorful Plates

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!

Toy Train

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]


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


West Elm

  • Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave., Pasig City


National Bookstore

  •  G/F Shangri-La Mall EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
  • Tel. no. (02) 633-4434


Our Home

  • 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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