Whether they’re a doting momshy or a certified tita, those beautiful women on your list deserve an exciting present this Christmas.
To spare you from having a hard time thinking of what to wrap for your moms, titas, wives, girlfriends or female buddies, I want to share with you a list of practical and pretty gifts for the ladies in your life. The products on this list are offered by young Filipino entrepreneurs who’ve put together passion and perseverance in putting up and running their respective businesses.
Handcrafted Skin Products
Skin care products are essential for women of all ages. From make-up remover to daily facial cleanser, there’s a long list of products that women use everyday just to make sure they have healthy, glowing skin. But women nowadays are extra picky when it comes to skin care. They opt for products that they know have the safest, most natural contents. So you really have to check the labels before buying a product.
If you want a safe choice, go for Voila! 🙂 It offers skin care products that are carefully handcrafted using only the purest and finest plant-based oils.
Voila also offers natural skin care products for babies.
If you’re a little more generous, why not give her a box of Voila skin care products? Voila will do an elegant gift package design for you.
Hand-poured Scented Soy Candles
Titas of Manila will surely go crazy over eco-friendly scented soy candles. With a growing fetish for “lola stuff”, the 80s and 90s kids on your gift list will surely appreciate receiving an addition to their Aromatherapy Collection.
Oonah Homemade Creations, an enterprise run by husband and wife Elbert and Veron Malonzo who simply love DIY projects, offers mini candles made from natural soy wax and premium grade fragrance oils imported from the U.S.
Oonah candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches and 100% dye-free. The burn time is approximately 15-20 hours.
The best part is that you can choose from several fragrances that will surely help any Tita of Manila relax during her “me time”. The scents include Vanilla, Lavender, Rosemary Mint, and CINILLA (Vanilla and Cinnamon).
You can choose from either a 120 ml jar with approximately 60-70ml wax (P100) or the 120ml jar containing approximately 80-90ml of wax (P120).
These soy candles from Oonah make an elegant gift for Christmas but can also be a practical giveaway for occasions like birthday, christening, and wedding. Oonah offers free packaging but requires a minimum order of 10 jars. That’s fair enough because their free packaging includes a sophisticated theme/design layout, gift tags, front and lid labels, and a pretty twine.
Oonah also offers soy wax tablet/wax potpourri sachet, which is a perfect alternative to candles without the flame. You can use it as deodorizer or air freshener for dresser drawers or cabinet at home.
Regardless of age, women love photographs. So if you’re thinking of a gift that will make every lady on your gift list extra happy, go for a photobook. While photos nowadays are viewed through someone’s Facebook or Instagram page, there’s a nostalgic joy that comes from flipping through pages of a photo album.
Husband and wife Mimi and Karl are wedding photographers who turned their passion for making books out of their children’s photos into a business called Fotogra Books. These photobooks are a great gift idea especially for moms who love to document their family’s moments and for ladies who love to take photos during travels.
The price depends on the size of the photo book you want. Price range for 5×5 Books is P550-910 (depending on the number of pages), while 8×8 books can cost P1200-2000.
Regular book production is 3 weeks; rush production is 1 week, so better place your orders as soon as possible. Visit their website to find out how to order.
Fashionable Native Artisanal Bags
A woman can never have too many bags, but if you’re thinking of getting her a bag this Christmas, you may want to give her a native creation with an elegant look.
Magayon Bags and Accessories offers products fashioned with uniqueness and artistry, changing the way indigenous products are occasionally used or worn by making this part of the modern woman’s daily ensemble. The native bags with modern design are both functional and “magayon” (Bicolano word that means beautiful).
Cousins Lynny Morona and Zellie Bardullas are the ladies behind the Magayon brand. Together, they hope to encourage increased patronage for native creations by presenting consumers trendy and wearable options from local materials. At the same time, they hope that this new enterprise will help improve the lives of local artisans working for the brand.
Vacuum Canister Set
For the Kitchen Queens on your gift list, why not wrap a vacuum canister set that she’ll forever be thankful of?
Other than the mighty pans and the expensive plates, the Kitchen Queen will definitely need these vacuum storages that can keep food fresh up to 5 times longer than regular storage. These food storages are made of food grade, BPA-free and guaranteed safe material.
If you’re curious how this kitchen wonder actually works, watch this video.
EGcellent Life Solutions has an ongoing online promo: BUY 4, GET 1 FREE on Vacuum Canisters!
Promo is valid until stocks last, so check out EGcellent Life Solutions’ Facebook page to find out how to order.
Custom Ambigram Pendant
If you are looking for an elegant gift for the wife, the girl friend or your Mom, you can never go wrong with a timeless jewelry. The special lady in your life surely deserves a timeless piece of gold or silver.
To give your gift a personal touch, why not get her a custom ambigram jewelry? Ambigrams are a special type of typographical art wherein two or more words are combined to form one design. The elements of each word or image in an ambigram retain its meaning and form even when viewed through different orientations and perspectives.
Designer Kat Nantes turned her hobby of designing fonts to a unique and productive business called Love, Kat. As she was passionate about interpreting people’s thoughts, feelings, and dreams through colors and strokes, Kat created her unique line of jewelry creations.
Love, Kat Jewelry takes pride in creating custom ambigram pieces with distinct type-faces based on the stories and preferences of clients. Each piece of jewelry is made from either silver, yellow gold, rose gold, or white gold, and handcrafted by our very own Filipino plateros.
For more details, visit @lovekatjewelry on Instagram or send a message to Love, Kat Jewelry on Facebook.
And if you like any of these for yourself this Christmas or you might know someone who does, feel free to share this article. 😊
Enjoy your Christmas shopping!