9 Unique Gift ideas to Put the Merry in Your Loved Ones’ Christmas

Be the best Santa ever with recycling-proof presents for your favorite people. By Diona Valdez

It simply isn’t Christmas without traditions to look forward to, with the people we love most. They inspire us to live with passion, so what better way to show them how special they mean to us through presents as one-of-a-kind as they are? Here are unique gift ideas that bring good cheer post-Noche Buena and beyond:

For the body-positive superwoman

Help her maintain her fitness goals with superfoods that help counter all the irresistible jamon this season. The Green Tummy offers all-organic packages that won’t hurt your Christmas bonus. Choose from the Christmas Starter Kit (P699), the Christmas Chia in a Jar (P430), and the Christmas Bundle (P799).

The Green Tummy

Order via @thegreentummy on Facebook and Instagram, or contact +639479902420

For the next Martha Stewart

Add a rustic flair to home-cooking with tools that create heartwarming recipes. With personalized chopping boards by Laura’s Yard, cooking becomes a charming experience. Different styles come in different dimensions, like Viktor (P850), Kane (P1200), and Kingsley (P1200).

Laura's YardOrder via @Laurasyard on Facebook and Instagram, or contact +639176258735

For the eco-friendly femme

A sunshiny woman blooms more around beautiful creations. Bijin Craft plants (start at P1200) not only make for fuss-free décor, they’re also housed in handcrafted pottery by local artist Jeng Bernardo-Cabrera. Her framed works in mood-lifting hues will brighten any room, too.

Bijin Craft

Order via @bijincraft on Facebook and Instagram

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For the suave gentleman

A dapper beard doesn’t grow overnight—but with a low-maintenance regimen, its guapo factor will last longer than the man bun.

The Bearderie oils are made from all-natural, organic ingredients that deeply clean and condition from the hair all the way to the skin. Available in Mint Tea, Sweet Lavender, and Tangerine Cedar (P700 each).

The Bearderie

Order via @theBearderie on Facebook and Instagram or thebearderie.com

For the barley-lovin’ bro

Like a perfectly paired beer and pulutan, the Proppy x Nipa Brew Beer + Socks Pack (P799) tandem is one to cheer up the boys. A gift box comes with three exotic flavors reminiscent of random adventures, plus two pairs of socks every beer-lover would toast to.

Proppy x Nipa Brew Beer + Socks PackOrder via @nipabrew on Facebook or nipabrew.com, or contact +639273936968

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For the trendy bachelor

Who needs to endure traffic when home beats any other tambayan? Merging design and function with playfulness and innovation, MetrykPH bubble shelves (P1100 for colored, P900 for natural wood) are a good conversation starter, whether he’s out to impress the ladies or just hang with the bros.


Photo by @metrykph. Order via Facebook or Instagram

For the future adventurer

The outdoors are the best playground for children to explore. Let them appreciate nature as they relax in a Kayumanggear travel hammock (P995). It’s lightweight, durable, and easy to setup—pack one during a beach getaway or an out-of-town camping. Perfect for the home backyard too.

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Order via @kayumanggear on Facebook and Instagram, kayumanggear@gmail.com, or contact +639239079004

For the sweet-toothed cutie

With all the Christmas treats around, it’s easy for kids to consume empty calories—worse, go on a sugar rush and crash. Mana Bites whips up raw vegan, nutrient-dense Nutty Professor Mana Balls (P80 per piece) so tasty, the little ones can’t tell they’re sugar-free.

Mana Bites

Order via @manabites on Facebook and Instagram or https://www.marketa.ph/store/613

For the crafty kiddo

Ten-year-old Sofia Olizon used to make slime but discovered her passion for making clay in the process. Her collection of homemade and non-toxic Play Clay (P25 for 60g) can mold children’s imagination and bring out their inner artist. Available in pink, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, and white.

Order via playclay.shop@gmail.com

Of course, spending time with your loved ones still makes for the best Christmas gift. Make sure to gather everyone at home and welcome another year with new, meaningful memories. Happy holidays!