EIC On The Move’s Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide For Christmas 2021
From a beautiful, memorable stay at idyllic Casa Esperanza, to thoughtful, festive gifts from Moët, Nespresso, Ogawa, and more—everyone’s favorite EIC is back with a special episode highlighting the twelve of the best gift giving ideas this 2021, every bit meaningful as they are worth every centavo
Just as with any METRO Ultimate Gift Guide 2021, this edition by Metro Channel host Raul Manzano of EIC On The Move is especially curated for the very best people in your life... because they deserve nothing less!
With Christmas just around the corner, everyone's favorite editor-in-chief is back with his annual special episode on the most luxurious gift list recommendations for the year to help you find the best gifts for the most important people in your life, including yourself. This list has it all: fun and unique items, practical and important products that you need now, plus, the latest collections from some of the most iconic luxury brands known for their rich heritage, craftsmanship, and timelessness.
Below, find twelve unique gift recommendations that boast the true meaning of luxury, the gift of a life well-lived with the ones you love. Here is your EIC On The Move Luxury Gift Guide for Christmas 2021!
1. Fifty Nine Flower Cafe
Many people give out little Christmas trees, pots of poinsettias, or ornaments as gifts. For EIC Raul Manzano, the only way to do this is to take it to the next level and go big by surprising your family and loved ones by engaging professionals to decorate the entire home for the holidays! Make this Christmas wish come true with Fifty Nine Flowers, known for their modern and one-of-a-kind arrangements for any and every occasion.
2. Moët & Chandon
Champagne has always been a part of some of the most important life events and milestones, and this holiday season is no exception. A bottle of bubbly with a personal touch makes for a luxurious, fun, and practical gift idea—it's something everyone needs for celebrations and entertaining at home. Like they say—it's not a party without champagne!
Celebrate the season in style with Moët & Chandon through personalized bottles that can be purchase at the Moët & Chandon Pop-Up store in Greenbelt 3 until December 29. You can also purchase and personalize by shopping at the brand's official e-retailer partner, Winery.ph.
When choosing any gift, it's always good to consider the passion points and interests of the recipient and this next gift recommendation was selected for the countless coffee lovers out there... and those on your Christmas list!
As a brand that is rooted in its coffee expertise and fosters an innovative spirit which is shared with its farmers and ambassadors alike, Nespresso is known for its passion for uncompromising quality. With the opening of their newest boutique in Robinsons Magnolia, customers can discover a deeper appreciation of all things coffee and indulge in the luxury of only the finest of brews. This holiday season, why not gift the coffee lover in your life an amazing Nespresso coffee machine or stuff their stockings with pods and accessories from their limited-edition Festive Collection with designer Johanna Ortiz?
If there's anything we've all learned from living through this pandemic, it's that health really does come first. A holistic concept of wellness has increased these past couple of years and so it was really important to include a gift recommendation that helps you relax, feel good, and stay healthy from the comfort of your home.
Ogawa, a Malaysian-based health and wellness retail store and leading player in health and wellness equipment, has a wonderful product line of massage chairs that are technologically advanced, user-friendly, and reliable. While all the chairs are excellent gift choices, EIC Raul Manzano recommends the Ogawa Master Drive AI because it is not just a chair that provides an immersive massage experience—it is also your personal health assistant! When buying a Ogawa massage chair this holiday season, you can shop worry-free knowing that the brand provides door-to-door delivery nationwide, and even cash-on-delivery options for Metro Manila and some parts of Calabarzon.
For a lot of people during the past two years, baking and cooking have become healthy, nourishing outlets in which we can care and feed ourselves and our families, in more ways than one.
With cooking meals at home becoming the standard, why not gift your loved one a special kitchen upgrade to show them just how much you care? The next item on this luxury gift list is from Franke, a world lading provider of innovative kitchen solutions and appliances, the Franke Onyx Oven—a sleek, oven that will bring style, convenience, and craft into anyone's kitchen! Franke is available at all Wilcon Depot branches.
While we're on the topic of luxurious home upgrades, the next item on EIC Raul Manzano's luxury gift guide for the holiday season comes from none other than Grohe. We've all been on a project or two to improve our favorite spaces at home, and one such space that could always be upgraded is the bathroom.
Grohe brings the spa experience into the one by providing a blend of style and functionality, and a luxe bathroom upgrade makes for a thoughtful gift for someone on your list who likes to invest time and effort into their well-being, or is currently renovating their masterbath! Grohe is available at all Wilcon Depot branches.
7. Tiffany & Co.
Next up on this luxury gift guide is Tiffany & Co.—encapsulating the everlasting elegance of New York City since 1837. To make a purchase from the maker of the most iconic jewelry is so much more than just the perfect gift idea—it is a promise of devotion, love, and care that knows no bounds.
With the festive season already here, now is the time to treat yourself or a loved one to an iconic piece of Tiffany jewelry that will last, lifetimes upon lifetimes. Shop Tiffany & Co. at Greenbelt 4, Rustan's Makati, and Rustan's Shangri-La.
In the fashion world, Hermès is the undisputed ultimate status symbol—consistently ranked as the world's most valuable brand. Family-owned for five generations, Hermès is known for its rich heritage and exquisite craftsmanship. From their beginnings in saddlery and fine equestrian leather goods in 1837, today, almost two centuries later, Hermès is best known for their iconic handbags as well as leather goods, lifestyle accessories, furniture, fragrances, watches, jewelry, ready-to-wear, saddlery, and of course, their iconic silk scarves!
With the powerful legacy as the world's most valuable luxury brand and exceptional craftsmanship, any gift from Hermès, gifted this holiday season and beyond, is extra special an worthy of your investment. Shop Hermès at its flagship store in Greenbelt 3.
9. Casa Esperanza
With all the craziness of the holiday season, we could all use a respite from the city. Next on EIC Raul Manzano's Luxury Gift Guide is a relaxing weekend stay at Casa Esperanza, a luxurious property that offers a quick retreat from your routine and allows you to commune with nature.
Tucked in the quiet town of Lucban in Quezon Province, Casa Esperanza is a modern country farmhouse by actress Zsa-Zsa Padilla and her partner, architect Conrad Onglao. Book a casita at this perfect destination via AirBnb.
The next item on the list is one selected for the adventure seekers, adrenaline junkies, and weekend warriors who love the journey as much as the destination. Right now, it's all about the great outdoors and in recent years, there has been an increase in people taking up biking and motorcycling in the country. Ducati, known as the "Ferrari of motorcycles," with its legacy of style, performance, and search for perfection, provides a ride of a lifetime, every single time you get on your bike.
Having a Ducati is more than just owning a powerful thing of beauty; it is a lifestyle built on the bond that overcome all barriers and is expressed by the Desmo owners and Ducatistis all over the world! Ducati Philippines carries models with prices ranging fro Php 500,000 to Php 8,000,000 and offers the Ducati Riding Academy for those who want to start riding, as well as Alberto Race Training for those who are experienced. Gift yourself or the thrill-seeker in your list the freedom to roam and run free with a Ducati this season and discover the bike of your dreams at a Ducati showroom near you.
Oftentimes, luxury is associated with anything expensive or exclusive. However, there is another side to luxury that should be highlighted and that's comfort and great satisfaction. Designed to fuel and satisfy your sprit for adventure while offering bespoke features that cater to your specific needs and preferences, the next item on this luxury gift guide is truly exciting!
What better gift is there than the ability to explore your world on your own terms, to take the road less traveled, should you choose to? That's where Rimor comes in, bringing SUV and car customization to another level. Aiming to raise the standard of the SUV bespoke automobile industry, the Rimor group builds a off-road capable vehicle that epitomizes efficiency, safety, style, comfort, and ultimate performance. This year, for the holidays, how about beginning your own Rimor adventure and start to live (and drive) the way you want.
12. Bantay Bata and ABS-CBN Foundation
Ultimately, Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with our loved ones. And, truly, sharing should not be limited to just our family and friends as we gain so much from sharing our blessings with those who need it the most. There is no better gift than the gift that keeps on giving, and there is no better gift than one made from love.
Sharing the love and extending the holiday cheer to fellow Kapamilyas this Christmas is the last item on this luxury gift list but it is the most meaningful and heartwarming. This holiday season, the ABS-CBN Foundation makes it easy to give a gift of love or make a donation in a loved one's name through the "Pasko Para Sa Pilipino" campaign where you can make donations that make a difference. From adopting a tree at the La Mesa Watershed to helping COVID-affected individuals with medicine, equipment, and food to recover through the SaGIFT Kalusugan COVID Care Package, this campaign brings a different meaning to this season of giving—and one that really comes from the heart!