Last minute gift shopping? We got you!
The Holidays are fast approaching and we understand how time is of the essence especially for those of us who have yet to cross out every name on our Christmas checklist! To make it easier for you, we’ve come up with a handful of gift ideas so all you have to do is scroll through and choose!
We have gifts for your eco-conscious friends, family who love food, and a few accessories that’ll definitely make a statement to any one of your friends’ outfits.
Bambaunan – The Bamboo Company
The Bamboo Company’s ‘Bambaunan’ is perfect for those friends who absolutely love food and take out but hate plastic waste. It’s compact enough to carry in your bag and aesthetically pleasing with the wooden finish from the Bamboo material.
Shampoo & Conditioner Bars – Bare Bars
We grew up with shampoo and conditioner being readily available on supermarket aisles packaged in either plastic bottles or plastic sachets, not exactly eco-friendly with all the waste we’d be producing. To curb this, there are companies like Bare Bars that make handmade bar soaps specifically for the hair. They have a number of variants from targeting dandruff, to strengthening the hair strands, and even to hydrate your dry locks.
Reusable Cup – Keepcup via Cupping Initiative
Keepcup started out in Melbourne and targeted concerns of the consequences of disposable coffee cups that couldn’t be recycled due to it being coated with polyethylene. Jamie and Abigail Forsyth then decided to create a barista standard reusable cup that coffee lovers would reuse and enjoy. They also come in various sizes that you could use for milk tea, ice cream, and so much more.
Silicone Straws – Clean Earth Project
If you or you know someone who’s the type to bite their straws then silicone is the next best thing to the wasteful plastic straw. They don’t break, are easy to clean, and silicone can withstand very cold temperatures and high heat as well (unlike plastic that releases toxic chemicals when exposed to high heat). The Clean Earth Project aims to empower people to fight global warming with their reusable and durable everyday products, they have grocery bags, coffee sleeves, bamboo cups, and more!
Reusable Utensils – Earth, Too
Encouraging your friends to use reusable utensils is easy with Earth, Too’s cute and stylish reusable utensils. They come in a kit which is easy to bring around and includes chopsticks, a straw, straw cleaner, and a spoon and fork.
Earrings – Simply Sam
Big earrings have definitely been making a comeback and can elevate any outfit; whether you’re looking to get for yourself to add a touch of fancy to your Christmas outfit or have an idea on who’d enjoy statement earrings, Simply Sam has a number of classic designs that are also limited so you can be sure that whichever pair you choose is unique.
Insider tip: Thinking of an outfit to go with your earrings? Sam is also a designer! You can check out her designs here.
Wallet w/ Wristlet – Rags2Riches
Ever know anyone who hates bringing bags so they usually just clutch on their wallet and cellphone when they’re out? You can make life easier for them with a wallet that has a wristlet attached and is big enough to fit their phones!
Did you know: In case you haven't heard of Rags2Riches yet, they're a design house that promotes eco-ethical fashion by upcycling overstock cloths and using indigenous fabrics that are handmade by local artisans.
A box of cookies – Twenty Four Bakeshop
You can never go wrong with cookies, it’s practically a holiday staple! Twenty Four Bakeshop also offers holiday boxes that you can check out here.
Insider tip: Enjoy TWO (2) orders of Cookie Flavour of the Month for
A tin can of cookies – Manila Cookie Story
Cookies infused with all things Filipino from the designs of their packaging down to their recipes. They have flavours like Kape Barako, Queso de Bola, and many more.
Holiday gift baskets – Cartel Deli
Cartel Deli is a a friendly and casual neighbourhood cafe-deli-bar in Makati. For the holidays, they’re offering holiday gift baskets which includes a variety of goods from cheese, wines, dips, and more. Check out their holiday baskets here.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sangria for only ₱250!
Yin & Yang Champorado – Early Bird
A favourite from Early Bird is their Yin & Yang Champorado and it’s made even better cause it also comes in a tin can, perfect for gift-giving!
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱200 off your bill!
Gift Box – Chef Tony’s
A leading name when it comes to gourmet snacks, Chef Tony’s has become famous for their signature brand of premium popcorn. For the holidays, you can get a bundle set which includes Golden Caramel, Butterscotch Caramel, and 1 HydroFlask tumbler!
Insider tip: Get Mochachino and Original Caramel for only
Holiday Blend – Yardstick Coffee
For a limited time only, Yardstick has yet again released their Holiday Blend! There are strong flavours of pomelo, early grey, and toffee in this one. For this year, part of the proceeds go to A-HA! Learning Center, a tutoring center helping public school kids for free in the Philippines.
TAWID Coffee – Clean Earth Project
For the coffee lovers, this blend is a single origin one that is sustainably made by the indigenous tribes in Benguet. The Clean Earth Project aims to empower people to fight global warming with their reusable and durable everyday products, they have a grocery bags, coffee sleeves, bamboo cups, and more!
Take note: Tawid Coffee is part of their Christmas Coffee Lover Bundle and is only available until supplies last!
Whichever gift you choose, may you enjoy the season! Happy Holidays from us at Booky!
Wanna get a head start on food, fitness, and beauty this coming 2020? Download the Booky app and enjoy even more amazing offers and discounts from your favourite spots all over the Metro!
Featured image from Cupping Initiative.