In this time of joyous giving, Vogue Philippines gathers various industry creatives for their personal gifting recommendations. Creative director and entrepreneur Vince Uy shares who and what makes the cut for his 2023 holiday list.
Sure, the joy of giving may seem like a well-worn phrase, but when it comes to Christmas presents, uniqueness is the gift that keeps on giving. After all, nothing says ‘I care’ like a meticulously chosen gift that leaves both the giver and receiver grinning from ear to ear after every unwrapping moment.
For that friend who delights in downtime
With notes of mint, bergamot, agarwood and vetiver, this signature scent from Sacred Being is made from premium natural essential oils, extracts and raw materials, sourced from France and Australia, and blended with denatured perfumers alcohol extracted from cane sugars. One of 5 unique home scents sure to leave one feeling relaxed and invigorated at the same time. Perfect for that friend who practically wrote the book on the joy of doing nothing.
Available online through direct orders on their Instagram page.
For that friend who’s always got their hands full
This is one of four bags from the Rags2Riches and OPPO Philippines collaboration. Co-designed by creative director and stylist, Daryl Chang, this multi-use (can be worn as a sling, belt or wristlet), multi-purse bag consists of a leather drawstring pouch, a round zip purse, and a jersey woven panel phone sleeve, all attached to a round ring through metal hooks. Talk about being multi-purpose too, as proceeds from this collection will go to an education and digital transformation fund for the R2R artisans and their families. All these, only a multitasker friend can truly appreciate.
Available for pre-order online at the Rags2Riches website.
For that friend who is the ultimate pick-me-up
Mood Food SHINE (Mango Coconut with Maca) Bars
From the 12-flavor granola bar line of Mood Food—a flavorful, nutritious, wholesome snack crafted by fashion stylist and entrepreneur Liz Uy alongside her fitness-enthusiast husband. This bar combines mango’s antioxidants, coconut’s healthy fats, and maca’s natural energy to give even the most zestful friend the ultimate mood booster.
Available online at Moodfood.co.
For that friend who spends more time in the shower than a detective in a crime thriller
One of Philip B’s most acclaimed products, famous for the tingly, cooling sensation when used. Infused with 16 plant-based extracts, this shampoo creates a lush lather that deeply cleanses while maintaining your hair’s bounce and shine. It won’t solve any mysteries, but at least you’ll be able to give them a revitalizing twist at the end of a long hot shower.
Available online at the NET-A-PORTER website.
For that friend who navigates in a sea of black clothes
With a rounded collar, braided trimming on the edge and a cropped silhouette, D.D.Daily’s Black Windowpane Check Tweed Jacket is the perfect alternative to the usual all-black notched lapel suiting any noir loving person would own.
Available online at the D.D.Daily website, and at their showroom by appointment only.
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