(SPOT.ph) The traffic's getting worse, most people already have noche buena on their minds, and the gift-buying panic has intensified. Yup, all signs are pointing to Christmas getting nearer. Whether you're checking this article out early (good for you!) or you're searching for a last-minute gift idea, don't worry as the SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide is here to save the day. In this edition, we list down a couple of things—think perfumes, skincare sets, and more—that Mom and Pop are sure to appreciate considering how many headaches you've given them this past year (and arguably all the years before that).
Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas for your parents:
Silver Tequila (P3,199) from Patrón
Your parents the type to have a well-stocked liquor cabinet? Give them this silver bottle as a great way to add to their ever-growing collection of booze. No tequila quite like Patron's Silver, after all. One of the brand's most popular variants, Mom and Dad can expect the sweet aroma of agave coupled with a hint of spice when they decide to have this for their nightcap. Or you know, for when they open this up during one of the holiday's many festivities.
Available on Boozy
Paradoxe (starts at P4,550) from Prada
Cop the newest fragrance from Prada for your mom's fragrance collection. This perfume has notes of neroli, amber, and musk to give it a fresh and sensual scent that is just the right level of intense. Best part? This bottle is refillable. This might just become Mom's new fragrance fave, and we're pretty sure Dad would appreciate it as well.
Set of 3 (P1,990) from The Unbranded Skincare
You very likely learned how to take care of your skin from Mom, and while she may have graduated from the 10-step routine, you bet she religiously slathers on skincare—SPF included. For the holidays, why not gift her something new to try? This set from The Unbranded Skincare has everything she'll need in a straightforward combination of a cleanser, moisturizer, and arguably the most important of them all, sunscreen. If she's been looking to declutter her dresser, this set is the answer.
Available at Beauty Bar.
Striped Cardigan (P3,390) from Urban Revivo
All moms love cardigans, that's a fact (arguably). It's as if the garment is part of the unspoken mom uniform; you know, the one with denim jeans, a plain tee, and white sneakers. Yes, that one. This striped cardigan from Urban Revivo has all the boxes ticked: it comes in a knit fabric, a cute purple hue (you know, in case Mom is part of the ARMY), and it's extremely comfy. Make those Mom hugs even more special with this sweet pick.
Available on Zalora.
Men's Regular Fit Stretch Piqué Polo (P5,450) from Lacoste
You most likely grew up seeing Dad wearing one Lacoste shirt after the other. Like the mom cardigan, the brand and its polo shirt have become the de facto uniform of the man of the house. This polo comes in the brand's default piqué material which ensures a breathable and comfortable fit for Dad; plus, the bright hue means you'll never lose him when you go out. Props for using the same techniques he once used on you. Our bet is that he would wear your present right away, no time in the laundry needed.
Signature Facial Services (starts at P1,200) from Shiseido
Okay, hear us out. You've given mom one too many wrinkles this year so it's only fair you treat her to a relaxing spa day. Level things up a notch by going a non-traditional route. Instead of a traditional facial spot, why not book her a session at one of Shiseido's boutiques across the Metro where she can experience the pampering fit for the queen that she is? Plus, if she loves beauty and skincare as much as you do, chances are she'll appreciate being able to try out the brand's newest products for a fraction of the cost.
BarCraft 3-Piece Cocktail Set (P2,150) from KitchenCraft
Who says your parents are past their prime? They're only getting better with age, which means they can appreciate a good drink even more, especially when its one they've made to their exact, seasoned, taste in the comfort of their own home. Upgrade their DIY bar with this black and gold cocktail set from KitchenCraft. The stainless steel set comes with a cocktail shaker, a double-ended jigger, and a cocktail strainer. Now don't go blaming us if you're suddenly plied with a thousand and one drinks just because Dad decides to emulate Tom Cruise in Cocktail, okay?
Hide & Seek RFID Edition (P5,450) from Bellroy
Gift your old man a wallet that he's bound to appreciate having, just like this sleek piece from Australian brand Bellroy. This particular model of the Hide & Seek wallet is made from premium vegetable-tanned cow leather, can hold five to 12 cards, and comes with RFID protection that'll keep his personal information safe.
Gift Set (P9,000) from Estee Lauder
You most likely spent a ton of time at Mom's vanity growing up, and one brand that's been living on it for as long as you can remember is Estee Lauder. A tried and tested brand by moms and the younger set alike, this holiday gift set is the perfect gift to remind Mom of her love of all things beauty. This P9,000 (with a total value of P24,980) set comes with a couple of full-sized products, some of the brand's best-selling skincare goodies, as well as travel-sized items.
Available on Lazada.
Motorino MK3 Black (P8,499) from Satchmi
Your parents probably owned a turntable back in the day and while you may roll your eyes whenever they expressed love for their collection of vinyl, you can't help but want to give them something that'll turn up the nostalgia even further. Surprise your folks with this portable turntable that they can carry from one room to the other—unlike record players of old. This particular Motorino model from Satchmi comes with an RCA output, a headphone jack, Bluetooth connectivity, and it has 8 hours of battery life per charge. If you're worried about vinyl compatibility, don't worry as it can play 33, 45, and 78 RPM vinyl records.