Metro Gift Guide: 9 Unique Finds To Add To Your Shopping List Now
We're pretty sure that by now, you're already feeling the holiday spirit with parties left and right, and the seemingly never ending list of gifts you have to buy! If you've been following our gift guide series, we've already been giving you lots of fabulous gift ideas; but wait—we're not done yet! We're back for another list of gifts to consider for your loved ones or for yourself this Christmas!
These are unique finds you can either purchase in the mall or from an online store, and they're all proudly Filipino—a factor we're loving this season! By purchasing from these small entrepreneurs, artisans, and designers, you're sure to be making more than just your giftee happy!
1. Eccentrics Earrings
Big and bold earrings aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and to our delight, a lot of local designers have stepped up their design game giving us some of the most ornate, statement-worthy pieces we can parade around in all of our holiday parties! Eccentrics prides itself in using genuine leather paired with Carabao horn materials to give us these unique earrings truly worthy of invesment! Follow them on Instagram @eccentricsltd | Available at Presente, R2 Power Plant Mall till December 16.
2. Risqué Designs by Tal
Say goodbye to boring footwear and take a fashionable risk with local footwear brand Risqué! Handcrafted in our country's shoe capital Marikina, this brand boasts of out-of-the-ordinary designs for the fashion forward Filipina of today! They make use of local materials and fabrics crafted in the edgiest silhouettes fit for your closet. What's more is you can have a pair especially customized according to your fancy! Follow them on Instagram at @risquedesigns | Available at Glorietta.
3. Sari Lazaro Designs
Looking for something new to wear this Christmas? We say skip the usual picks in the mall and go for a local designer piece for a change! By treating yourself to a designer creation, you know that much thought and effort was given to the creation, giving you much more bang for your buck! We love Sari Lazaro's latest collection dubbed the "Maharlika"—a line of party-ready pieces that don't necessarily have to look over-the-top to make a style statement. Follow them on Instagram at @sarilazarostudio | For orders, contact ?09176716877? or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Kara de Juan
Another brand that makes use of Carabao Horn is Kara de Juan, a line of fashionable necklaces, bags, and other accessories. An eco-chic brand with a stylish edge, Kara de Juan caters to those that are on the lookout for pieces that last a lifetime, with timeless appeal! We're especially in love with the brand's line of bags that are a statement in itself! Follow them on Instagram: @karadejuan | Available at Presente, R2 Power Plant Mall till December 16.
5. Truest Society
This lifestyle brand owned by Lucy Torres-Gomez has been a staple for stylish gifts among the discerning crowd of Manila. Known for her line of home candles and travel organizer bags, Truest Society continues to serve us some of the most beautiful pieces that make great additions at home. Follow them on Instagram: @truest.society | Available at Assembly, SM Aura Premier.
This genuine leather line of goods is another local gem as it offers fresh designs of bags, shoes, and other accessories that are all gender-neutral! We're eyeing their platform sandals as well as their belt bags, all in high-quality leather, available in beautiful color combinations! Follow them on Instagram: @ramir.ph, or log on to ramir.ph
7. Rhett Eala
Fashion Designer Rhett Eala brings us his newest collection for the holiday season, and we're in luck—they're still available at Presente by Artefino at Power Plant Mall til December 16! These festive designs are always a great idea for holiday soirées—patchwork, embellishment, and chic cuts galore! Follow him on Instagram at @rhetteala | Available at Manila House, and Presente, R2 Level, Power Plant Mall till December 16!
8. Farah Abu
We're not done with our earring obsession yet! Accessories Farah Abu launches her latest holiday collection for 2018, and it's filled to the brim with some of the prettiest ear candy we've ever laid eyes on! This line features details like 3D flowers, shells, and intricate beading fit for a style queen! Follow her on Instagram at @farah_abu | For orders, contact +639177162153; available at Presente, R2 Level, Power Plant Mall till December 16!
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9. The Fore Series x Bagasao Studios
Digital creative Kim Jones does it again with her second collaboration collection for her entrepreneurial venture, The Fore Series. For this 2nd collection, she taps the talent of local bag designer Bagasao Studios, for a line of leather bags that are anything but ordinary. The bags are unusually shaped, and can be configured a number of ways to suit your daily style needs. You can count on the highest quality materials—blue crocodile-embossed suede cowhide leather shaped in two sleek silhouettes. Log on to thefore.com
Lead photos from @risquedesigns, @karadejuan, and @eccentricsltd