12 Gift Ideas Your Siblings Will Surely Love
The Philippines is known as the country that celebrates the longest Christmas season. Ever since the “ber” months started in September, songs by Jose Marie Chan and Mariah Carey have already been playing in the malls, reminding us that Christmas is once again approaching. I don’t know about you, but for me, Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year! It’s when Filipinos wake up early for Simbang Gabi, and people from different parts of the world gather together for their annual celebrations with their families. Everyone’s just generally in a happier mood during this season, don’t you agree?
As much as it is a festive season, it can be a stressful one as well, especially when it comes to Christmas shopping. When you’re rushing the last minute, buying gifts for love ones can be difficult. That’s why I like to get my Christmas shopping done a few months ahead. The Christmas rush is a time where all the malls are packed and every road is jammed, so it’s best to purchase gifts early on, or you know, just buy them online and just wait for the items to be delivered to you instead.
I have curated this list especially for those who have siblings (like me!) Here are just some of the wonderful locally made products I have seen and personally love this year, and best of all, you can purchase them from the comforts of your own home! There’s something here for every budget, so I do hope you find an item that is perfect for your sister or brother below.
For your sister:
1. The Aurora necklace from Istorya (Php500)
A ring metal pendant that you can have customized with her name on one side, and birthdate on the other.
2. Wander On Blue Passport Wallet from Punchdrunk Panda (Php745)
A beautifully designed passport wallet that can hold everything from credit cards, cash/traveler’s cheque, boarding pass, and passport.
3. Flat Crossbody Clutch from Posh Everyday (Php850)
An everyday clutch that’s roomy enough to carry small essentials and comes with a detachable strap that turns it into a crossbody bag.
4. Habi Binder from Vela Manila (Php1200)
A multifunctional case for notebooks, pens, cords, and laptop using different indigenous weaves and leatherette.
5. How to Take the Perfect Selfie Moisturizing Lippie Set from Happy Skin (Php 1499)
A lippie set that comes in three shades – #StrikeAPose, #PuckerUp, and #StayHappy!
6. Lou sandals from Julianne Candice PH (Php 1,799)
A pair of sandals made with genuine leather perfect for everyday use.
For your brother:
1. Camera Strap from Gouache (Php 650)
A camera strap made from waxed canvas and leather with soft suede lining that’s designed for mirror-less cameras but can still handle the weight of a full-framed DSLR
2. The Snap from Keep it MNL (Php 1,080)
An organizer designed for those who enjoy carrying different stuff – comes with an earphone loop, a passport pocket, 3 card slots, pen or stylus loop, extra cord loops, and a smartphone pocket that can fit phones as big as the iPhone 7 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 7
3. Green Mini Pack N’Tote from Harpoon Co. (Php 1200)
A dual option bag that can be used as a sling bag or a backpack; designed with an internal mini tablet sleeve, removable shoulder strap along and dual handles, and a hidden accessory pocket
4. Laptop Case Bundle from Spectrum PH (Php 1400)
A black/white marble case that comes with a premium keyboard and colored dust plugs for protecting MacBooks from accidental hard knocks and scratches
5. Rookie Bamboo from Ora Watches (Php 2000)
A 44mm bamboo watchcase with a strap made from genuine leather and a Japanese quartz movement mechanism mechanism. Bamboo is known to be one of the lightest and most durable woods out there and it has a property called “micro-?exing” that makes it tough and resistant even when one drops or knocks it hard.
6. Customized Artworks from WoodArts MNL (Php 2200 to Php 3500 depending on design)
Hand-painted decorative art with inspirational sayings, movie quotes, song lyrics, and geeky/nerdy stuff that instantly creates life onto a dull wall or space
So there you have it! Hope this helps you get your Christmas shopping list for your siblings done while avoiding the Holiday rush and traffic jam. With all these choices up for grabs in just a click, you can even squeeze in your closest friends’ or parents’ gift list and make the most out of your online shopping experience.
All photos were taken from the brands’ respective Facebook pages and websites.