We’re less than two weeks away from December, and if you don’t want to get caught in the holiday rush, then start ticking off that Christmas list and get on with the gift shopping! In your almost-Tita age of 30-something, you can try rediscovering the magic of buying gift sets that won’t burn a hole in your wallet—with a classier twist, of course. Here are a few group gift ideas to consider:

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For Your Office Lunchmates

It’s pretty understandable to give one gift for everyone at work. After all, it can get really expensive and time-consuming to get each person on your team something different. This great tinted lip balm deal from Human Nature is something that your ka-chikas will definitely appreciate. Give each friend two tubes tied with a fancy ribbon and made personal by a little holiday note.


TRY: Human Nature Tinted Lip Balm, buy 10 get one free for P997.50 at Human Nature

For Your BFFs

Yes, you can opt for fragrant indulgences while being environmentally friendly. LUSH goes "Naked" by ditching the packaging of their soaps, bath bombs, and bubble bars, which actually highlights the aesthetic of their products even more. Grab different bath treats by the gram, put them in a basket (for effect), and ask your friends to pick which ones they like best.



TRY: LUSH Naked Soaps—1. Saucy Snowcake (clove infusion and softening soya milk), 2. Snow Cloud (orange blossom and neroli oil), 3. Christmas Citrus (lime and lemon), 4. Hidden Mountain (ho wood oil and musky labdanum), 5. Christmas Rocker (mandarin and tangerine oils), and 6. Golden Pair (pear puree and cardamom oil)

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For Your Gym Friends

It can be a bit complicated to give your gym friends food, since some of them may be working on specific diets. Instead, offer to spot the drinks during your gym Christmas party. Healthy Options has sparkling juices that are made from real fruit, and they’re well within budget, too!

TRY: Healthy Options Sparkling Juices (Rosé, Red Grape, Acai, Wildberry, Gold Apple, Peach), P295 per bottle

For Your Relatives

The traditional Christmas hamper or food basket will always be well-appreciated. Give your favorite titas and titos a treat with quality products from Rustan’s wide selection of goods that they can use for Noche Buena!



TRY: Holiday Bliss Christmas Hamper, P2,199 at Marketplace by Rustan’s

For Your Family

Give the gift of relaxation to your family with a staycation package in a premier hotel within the Metro. Marco Polo Ortigas is offering special room rates from December 15 to January 14, inclusive of a slew of events such as Christmas caroling during weekends and visits from Santa every Sunday.  

TRY: Inquire room rates at the Marco Polo Ortigas website.


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