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Taste.Company | Gifts for the Graduates of 2017

Gifts for the Graduates of 2017

March 8, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

It’s that time of year when men and women finally get to receive their hard-earned diplomas and take what they learned and finally apply it in the real world (or so we hope). Our graduates make us proud and they deserve to celebrate this milestone in their lives. Gift them with something they would truly appreciate as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.1_Gradgifts_Rayban_Rainbowlenses

Ray-Ban® Aviator Rainbow model RB3025 9018

1. Eyewear – The Future’s So Bright

With a future so bright, young grads today just need to wear shades! Millennials love the retro-modern vibe of Ray-Ban® sunglasses whose definitive style has lasted a lifetime. Gift your young grad the legendary Aviator in Rainbow Flash Lenses to prove that somewhere over the rainbow dreams really do come true.2_Gradgifts_RayBan_Signet

Ray-Ban® frames model RB3429M_001, Php10,990 SRP

Another option is the brand’s way of making the old new again is the gold metal vintage Signet revamped and reissued for a modern look. Originally issued in 1953, the Signet is one of Ray-Ban®’s most recognizable styles.

3_Gradgifts_RayBan_MFRBRay-Ban® frames model RB5121F 5195

Get your grad on his or her way to becoming a legend with a new pair of My First Ray-Ban® frames. Those who are just starting out in the workforce will get their big boss to notice them straightaway should they be wearing this stylish pair — an unforgettable gift indeed. Available at leading optical stores nationwide including select Eye Society branches.

4_GradGift_TMLewin_shirtsStyle Child

2. Stylish Shirts, Ties and Accessories for Men

Justin Timberlake knew what he was talking about when he wanted to stand out with his song of the same title. Prep your grad for the corporate world with sartorially stylish clothes to put pep in his step as he goes off to work each day. TM Lewin, the luxury shirting brand from Jermyn Street, London, has a wide selection of quality suits, shirts, silk pocket squares, ties and other fine accessories that make it easy to shop for a young man.Gradgifts_John_Francombe

Set of collar stays and a John Francombe shirt by TM Lewin

It’s the little details that make the gentleman such as collar stays to keep his collars well kempt, the dash of panache from a carefully placed pocket square, a tie pin or some cufflinks that show one’s personality. TM Lewin is available at Greenbelt 5, Megamall, Trinoma and Mall of Asia.6_Gradgifts_shirts_ties

Saville Row navy and white classic fit shirts with blue and white or yellow tie

Choose from a wide selection of shirts and ties from the British retailer Saville Row, which has been offering perfectly tailored menswear and womenswear since 1938. Available at Saville Row SM Aura, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Cebu and Landmark Trinoma.7_Gradgifts_MAC_makeup

The Work It Out Collection by MAC

3. Trendy Make-Up for Women

To kill it at work, the equivalent arsenal to a well-pressed shirt and perfectly knotted tie for a man is incredible make-up or scent for a woman. Young women always love the on-trend looks by MAC and this season they have a collection of high-performance products that meet the art of fitness entitled the Work It Out Collection. Choose from new shades of nude beige and pinky coral lipsticks (P1,090 each) gloss is assorted pinks, cherry or deep violet (P1,490 each),  a handy Quiktrick Stick for fast touch-ups (P2,150 each) and chromographic pencils in yellow, green, orange, navy blue and magenta (P1,070 each) to brighten up her day. Available at MAC Philippine stores in March 2017.8_Gradgifts_BeYu_StrobeDefinePalette 1_1

Ready, Set, Strobe

Prove that you are still one of the coolest she knows by gifting her with BeYu’s limited edition, fragrance-free Strobe and Definite Palette from its Flawless Collection. With four different strobing and contouring color shades, she can lighten and define her look, ensuring she’s always best face forward. Titas might even get a set for themselves and ask her to teach them how to apply – perfect for bonding moments.9_GradGifts_Berdoues_cologne

Scent of a Woman (Or Man)

4. Scents for Men or Women

Gift your grads the fresh scent of success in the form of these fragrant unisex colognes made in France by the House of Berdoues, 1902 Tradition Eau de Cologne. These use exclusive ingredients in the right dosage of citrus, floral or woody fragrance for a fresh, elegant scent well-suited to our climate in Manila. The Bold line of features Verveine Yuzu and Mandarine & Cuie, while the Classic line features The Vert, a popular favorite. These scents are available at all leading SM Department stores.10_Gradgifts_MAC_Shadescents

The complete new Shadescents perfume collection by MAC (Php3500 each)

Based on MAC’s best-selling and most iconic lipsticks such as Crème de Nude, Velvet Teddy, Lady Danger, Ruby Woo and Heroine comes six new scents for the modern woman. Now, the MAC lover can wear her favorite shade both ways. Available at MAC stores.Gradgifts_SallyHansen

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for trendy French nails (Php395 each)


5. Nailed It – Manicure and Pedicure Set

Let her hands do the talking and gift your grad with a set of Sally Hansens’ new Complete Salon Manicure™ nail polish inspired by hair-care technology. This new formula uses keratin to reinforce nail strength and offer 10 days of chip-resistant wear. Aside from awesome technology Sally Hansen polish comes in a wide variety of trendy colors. Give her enough French manicure choices for every day of the week. Found in leading department stores nationwide. Visit the Sally Hansen Philippines Facebook or Instagram for more details.


6. Travel Accessories

The world is her oyster and the fresh grad will be eager to explore it. Why not ensure she has some pretty travel accessories to take with her? Known for its brightly colored, lightweight and functional bags, Lipault Luggage from Paris adds that je ne sais quoi to her day. Its newest collection features two new colors Pink gold and Almond Green, to celebrate Provence from Nice to Marseille. This new collection of Lipault will be available March 2017 at Rustan’s Makati and Ayala Center Cebu; SM Aura, SM East Ortigas, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM MOA, SM North Edsa and SM Seaside City Cebu; Landmark Trinoma; Fashion Rack Terminal 3 and Kiss & Fly NAIA Terminal 3.12_Gradgifts_EverNew_TravelSet

Sabrina Spot Travel Set from Ever New, Php1290

Just like life, a journey can be a bumpy ride so why not make it a little more comfortable for your grad with travel accessories from the chic Australian brand Ever New? This heather gray and gold polka dot set comes with a neck pillow, socks and an eye mask together with a stylish case that’s perfect for long travels on the road, by air or sea. Available at Ever New Megamall, SM Aura.13_Gradgifts_Calyxta_skincare

From L-R: St. Ives Face Scrub – Blackhead Clearing Green Tea 6oz (P205), Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Strawberry (P65) and Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer 125ml (P500)

7. Skincare for Her and Him

Skin is In

We know that the stress of job hunting, late nights, even partying can take a toll on the skin. Give your grad a skin care basket so they can learn to take care of their skin early on. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A thoughtful basket could include:

The skin-soothing St Ives Green Tea Cleanser that clears blackheads. It’s paraben-free and made with 100% natural exfoliants, the beloved Innisfree Face Mask in Strawberry that contains Jeju green complex of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camelia leaves and orchid to keep your skin healthy and glowing before a big party or presentation, and finally Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer for the face that’s free of artificial color or perfume, perfect for sensitive skin. For both men and women. All products available at calyxta.com.


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