Joanna Preysler's Christmas Gift Picks
We love looking into the stylish lives of our favorite fashion mavens, and we're even more grateful when they give us ideas on what to give away this Christmas. We talked to the beautiful Joanna Preysler-Francisco, bag designer/fashion entrepreneur and asked her for cool gift ideas to give the glamorous women in our lives. Here are her picks:
"A croc card holder that will fit into a clutch from the Joanna Preysler boutique. This is a stylish way to carry cards and cash for evenings when you use a small bag."
Photo: Joanna Preysler Boutique
Joanna Preysler Boutique, G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati
The Joanna Preysler boutique is best known for crocodile leather bags in all shapes and designs imaginable. Apart from card holders, gifting one of her bags or clutches is a great idea, as these classic pieces are sure to last a lifetime of style!
"One of my reworked denim or camou jackets from Tint. This can go over any outfit and adds a sassy urban vibe."
Photo: Joanna Preysler
Photo: Joanna Preysler
Tint Boutique, G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati
Embellishing and embroidering your clothes are the it things to do, but having to do them on your own can require a lot of time and effort (unless you're really DIY savvy!). Thankfully, Joanna Preysler designs and reworks her own pieces exclusively available at her Tint boutique in Greenbelt. This would be a fabulous present idea for a girlfriend who does casual chic well!
"A small artwork from a young Filipino contemporary artist. I would get it from our new boutique Othello, or from our gallery Provenance."
Photo: Provenance Art Gallery
Provenance Art Gallery, 2/F Shangri-La At The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Art work, no matter how intimidating it may seem at times, can give a different kind of happiness to the one appreciating it. Gifting a friend with a work of art only tells them they're really special, and that they don't deserve anything less. Joanna suggests supporting the Filipino art scene by gifting a loved one with a painting done by today's young, local talent.
"A coffee table book from W/17. Perhaps the one they had on Yves Saint Laurent."
Photo: W/17 Home
W/17 Home, Warehouse 17B La Fuerza Compound I, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave, Makati
Books are a lovely gift idea especially for your friends who love to display those elegant coffee table types that double as home decor. Joanna suggests giving away a fashion book to your style-obsessed friend to guarantee no returns or exchanges!
"Saddle Row GCs for my friends that enjoy exercise and being fit!"
Photo: Saddle Row
Saddle Row, 2/F Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
If all else fails, gifting your friends with gift certificates are always a welcome treat. Joanna recommends giving away Saddle Row GCs for your friends who are fitness enthusiasts so they can enjoy a class of spinning or rowing.
Lead photo from Joanna Preysler's Instagram