Holiday finds: Simple but great gifts for every type of person in your life

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Lumi Candles

The rise of e-commerce has shown how convenient it is to shop online. With just a few clicks on your laptop or a few taps on your smartphone, you can order your favorite goodies online and have them delivered to you in just a few days. With the holiday traffic and jam-packed malls, it’s definitely a good idea to get your Christmas shopping done online.

Here’s a holiday gift guide for every type of person in your life. The gift ideas below not only allow you to bring joy to your loved ones but also give love and support to local brands.

For those who like to pamper themselves

All of us have powered through the year, so everyone deserves to unwind during the holidays. Gift your loved ones with items that can help them with their well-deserved relaxation.

Bamboo Cotton Blanket from Linen and Homes

For example, why not give new sheets and blankets from Linen and Homes? Their linen sets (from P2,950) are made from 100% cooling bamboo viscose, which is luxurious, lightweight, and breathable.

Another excellent choice is local accessory brand K Accessories for the women in your life. This brand makes bold and stylish necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and ear cuffs. Try their collections and holiday gift sets (from P399).

If your loved one likes to keep a peaceful atmosphere with a calming aroma, help create that mood with Lumi Candles. Their soy candles (from P650) come in a variety of fragrances, from lavender to fresh bamboo, rosé, vanilla, and more.

Check out these stores for more of your wellness and self-reward needs:

For the home office warrior

Hard workers need to have the right workspace to help them meet all their deadlines. Upgrade their home office with the WFH must-have, a desk riser or a portable desk from Stance Philippines. Their Stance EasyDesk (P1,990) is a portable workspace that can be used in bed or on the couch. The Levit8 Portable Standing Desk (P1,980) can be placed on any surface to elevate the laptop.

Dual Motor Standing Desk from Stance Philippines

You can also brighten up their workstation walls with prints and frames from Sevenside Ent. Online Store. Their customized frames start at P240 while their collage frames, which you can fill with memorable photos or any visual art to draw inspiration from, range from P1,400 to P1,600.

Be sure to explore these great sites for more home and office needs:  

For the foodie

The way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomach. For this holiday season, step it up a notch and get them something they’ve never tried before. The sweet treats from Deliziosa will be a hit for those who like kakanin like black kutsinta and inutak.

You may also consider the baked goodies from Cupcakes by Sonja, Manila’s first cupcake store. Try their classics like the Red Velvet Vixen (from P100) and the Lemon Drop (from P105). For the more adventurous foodie, their special treats like the Hostess with the Mostess (from P540) and the Pistachio Berries and Cream (from P930) will definitely be a hit.

If you know a coffee lover, there can never be too many mugs for them to enjoy their favorite drink. Orion carries a line of high-temperature-fired porcelain Italian coffee cups in playful colors and sizes. They have Egg Cup sets (from P660) and Espresso Egg Cup sets (from P560). 

For more cravings, you can visit these shops too:

Porchetta by Benedicto Kitchen

Shopping from these stores is easier thanks to Xendit, a Filipino start-up company that’s building a seamless payment infrastructure across the country. It helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) grow online through its simple, secure, and convenient digital payments solution. Through Xendit, customers can shop from businesses online and choose from a variety of payment methods.

Xendit’s one-stop online platform simplifies operations, allowing businesses to focus on their goals and grow.

“Times may have changed but Christmas in the Philippines is still one of the most exciting times of the year. This is why we want to be an instrument to continue making gift-giving possible for Filipinos. Buying online is easier since stores now accept many modes of payment. At the same time, you support small businesses and help them have a merry Christmas, too,” says Christian Reyes, Xendit Philippines COO.

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