Gift-giving is such a physically and mentally difficult task. The holiday season is here, but you just can’t find the perfect gift! Now that Christmas jingles are starting to play in just about every boutique, the pressure to finish Christmas shopping is intensifying.
Most of the time, our minds go blank when thinking about what to give to someone, and it’s quite frustrating.
Based on my personal experience, I realized that searching for pegs and ideas online can help a lot in choosing the best gift. Hence, I compiled my gift ideas to help you come up with the perfect present. You can opt to buy a similar item or you can even purchase the exact items listed here! 🙂
Here are my Christmas gift ideas for 2015:
1. Olivier & Co. White Truffle Oil (100ml P1525.00, 50ml P875.00)
Being a truffle fanatic, YES TRUFFLE OIL IS FIRST ON THE LIST. You can never go wrong with Truffle Oil.
O&Co. is one of the pioneers when it comes to olive oil and they have also ventured on truffle oil! Their white truffle oil is produced using extra virgin olive oil with white truffles from Alba, Italy. You can drizzle it over pasta, steak, soup, risotto, omelettes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and my favorites, FRIES AND POPCORN!
Even better news, O&Co. has a shop in Bonifacio Global City and Greenbelt 5!
If you’re not too keen on truffle oil (aww) they have a variety of other products like Truffle Salt ($17.00) and Parmigiano Reggiano and Truffle Cream ($20.00). Their Suprême Pistachio Spread ($5.00) is also insanely delicious! All of these are available in their shops in Manila! 🙂
Perfect for: The Cook, The Foodie
2. Diptyque Holiday Candles 2015 (70g for $35.00, 190g for $70.00)
MMMMM~ Are you smelling BAIES right now?
I just love Diptyque candles, they’re chic, minimalistic, and they have the best scents! What’s more is that Diptyque has launched a holiday collection featuring three scents: Sapin (fir tree), Oliban (sweetgum tree) and Liquidambar (frankincense).
They also have a seasonal candle set which includes Feu de bois, Opopanax, Ambre, Pomander, and Vanille ($75.00). It’s so cute!
Perfect for: The Zen, The Posh, and The Instagram Enthusiast
- L/G Central Square, Bonifacio High Street
- Rustan’s Department Store
3. Crate & Barrel Wherever Dual Fuel Grill ($79.95)
It’s portable. It’s both a charcoal (for outings) and electric grill (for people with condos and apartments). It’s red and sleek.
‘Nuff said. It’s time for some BBQ time!
Perfect for: Moms, the Griller, the Picnic and Chill kind of person
There are Crate & Barrel stores in SM malls, but I think this is only available online in Crate & Barrel’s website or in other countries because I haven’t seen this yet during my recent visits in their Manila branches.
4. Dior So Real Sunglasses ($545.00 – $595.00)
EYELOVEIT. It’s so edgy, badass and fashion-forward!
IT’S QUITE PRICEY SO MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THIS TO SOMEONE YOU VALUE SO MUCH (like yourself charot)
I MEAN LOOK AT RIHANNA ROCKIN’ THESE SUNGLASSES!
GET THE SILVER ONE.
This is available in Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Sunglass Hut’s website and Dior Boutiques.
Perfect for: The Fashionista, The Badass Señorita
5. Boska Mini Fondue Pot ($29.95)
Ever wished you can have a fondue night at home? Well it can certainly happen now with this mini fondue pot! It comes in different colors and is quite cheap as well!
You can purchase this at Williams-Sonoma’s website! 🙂
Perfect for: The Wine & Cheese kinda gal, the Lady of the House 😉
6. Givenchy Les Mini Prismes ($39.00)
It’s a mini compact box with eyes, face, and cheeks Givenchy makeup must-haves plus a powder brush and eyeshadow applicator. This box has a magnetic opening device on the top and also a mirror. Isn’t it so adorable?? It’s quite convenient as well! Kinda like a mini vanity table with a dresser! How cute!
Available in Sephora’s website and Givenchy makeup boutiques
Perfect for: The Beauty Junkie, the Working Girl
7. Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche ($60.00)
Chanel fragrances usually have a strong scent, but their Chance line features fresh and clean scents. I personally prefer Eau Fraiche because of its citrusy smell. Its smell is compelling despite its barely there scent. Definitely one of the fragrance must-haves of 2015.
Available in Rustan’s Department Store and Chanel’s website
Perfect for: The Sweet Girl, The Refined
8. Sunbeam Cupcake Maker ($49.99)
Cupcake making has never been this easy! It’s perfect for parties and the cover is so adorable and girly! With this, the smell of fresh batches of cupcakes will always fill up the kitchen!
Available in Amazon
Perfect for: The Girl with the Sweet Tooth, The Lazy Cook, The Baker
9. Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour ($90.00)
I KNOW RIGHT? ISN’T IT SO COOL?!
Man, Louboutin is just killing it. First, their nail polish was so badass and now they launch this even cooler line of lipsticks!
Just looking at it already tells you that it’s fit for royalty.
If you wanna spoil someone, get them this.
Available in Louboutin, Nordstrom, and Sephora’s website
Perfect for: The Woman Who Doesn’t Settle for Less, the Fancy Friend, the I-AM-A-QUEEN kinda girl
10. Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00)
This is such an exciting collaboration! Urban Decay, the creator of the notorious NAKED palette is back with a show-stopping eyeshadow palette that features Gwen’s 15 can’t-live-without shades and a luxe gold case. 13 shades are new ooh la la and a lot of them are neutrals with a few jewel tones to spice things up! You’ll certainly feel like a rich girl (na na na na na na na)~
Available in Urban Decay and Sephora’s website
Perfect for: the Beauty Junkie, the Performer, the Gwen Stefani Fan
If you want to go for a safer choice, sleepwear can be a great gift since it’s cozy, comfy, and gives off homey holiday vibes.
H&M Jersey Pajamas ($17.99)
This wraps up my Christmas gift ideas for women! I hope you were able to think of what to give to the very beautiful ladies you hold dear or even incorporate these ideas to your own ideas!