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Metro Gift Guide: 10 Stylish Gift Ideas For The Cool Mom

The Christmas tree is up, the gift list is almost done, parties have commenced, and the kids are officially on holiday break. Mama, give yourself a pat on the back and have that glass of wine because you did it again! You’ve survived the crazy but truly wonderful Christmas rush!

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Now before you continue with Project Santa and meal planning for the upcoming Noche Buena feast with the fambam, go ahead and self care! Book a massage, follow up with a mani/pedi, and end the beauty day with a cup of yummy coffee. Another good idea is to go for a blowout or a new hair color. That surely would be perfect for your upcoming get together with the girls! And most importantly, do send this chic gift list that you’re about to read to the hubby because these would be perfect for the most important person in his life—YOU! 




The Aranaz brand has been making waves in and out of the country by showcasing nothing but exquisite pieces with outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail and that alone is something we Filipinos should be proud of. And because of that, I do believe that you need a piece or 2 (or 3) Aranaz bags in your life! Trust that these key pieces make great conversation starters and can punctuate any outfit you wear. 


Its the season to sparkle #ARANAZgeogarden #Handmade

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Golden Monstera 

If you’ve been searching for everyday effortless jewelry – you know, minimalist pieces that packs a punch then it’s about time you add Golden Monstera to your accessories line up. Their pieces are so good on it’s own or for layering. 



City of Vintage 

From hand-woven and crochet bags to basket planters and home accents (DID YOU SAY BASKETS??), City of Vintage is one brand I am so proud to discover while going through my Instagram feed. This is the type of e-commerce site where you won’t end with just 1 “add to cart” click!  



If there’s anything a mom who runs the world would want and appreciate aside from a 1 year vacation, it would be a chic carry all everyday bag. Humi has pretty much got all bases covered – spacious, great reversible tote options, pockets! And monogramed accessories to add. 


Tropik Beatnik

I don’t know about you but when I foresee a long day coming, I dress up in my no -brainer all black outfit and spruce it up by adding accessories. Chanced upon this super cute accessories Instagram account and instantly fell in love. 



Since now that I’m a mom, what used to be my daily footwear heels are now reserved for special days such as events, parties, and dates. And because of that I have started to invest in quality flats and am in constant search of new pairs. I am currently crushing on these natural line of Muni Muni pairs.  Aside from being a proudly Pinoy brand, they are also all about using sustainable materials.  


Rory & Sloan 

Go big or go home. Let that be your accessories mantra this month and may it continue to the new year! Rory & Sloan’s white collection is perfect for that NYE party outfit, that weekend colorful dress, and the color block pants ensemble you’ve been dying to wear!



Living in the tropics has bad and awesome benefits. The bad side is this heatwave we are currently experiencing in the middle of Christmas, but since we Pinoys are quite resilient and genuinely happy we make sure that Christmas and all its merry making goes on no matter the conditions. I am glad to discover Pling who specializes in everyday wear made from linen. Breathable fabric with stylish silhouettes are perfect for Manila weather! These pieces can take you to the upcoming family reunion to your next beach-capade. Check out Pling for easy breezy pieces that I so believe we all will fall in love in. 


La Mer

Husbands, if you want to earn plus points that’ll last you weeks, go for La Mer. Pretty much known as the moisturizers of all moisturizers, the Crème De La Mer has been a crowd favorite for the longest time and your wife needs to experience and get on it stat! It greatly soothes, heals dry skin, and restores radiance for amazing younger looking skin. Now who wouldn’t want that? 


All the lights of Paris. All The Moisturizing Soft Cream in the world. #LaMer

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Charina Sarte 

Still in need of a party dress? Look no further and head on to Charina Sarte for feminine and ultra fun pieces perfect for those dressy events.  


Holidays in the Tropics ??#holiday2018 #lovelocal #proudlyfilipino

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