In this time of joyous giving, Vogue Philippines gathers various industry creatives for their personal gifting recommendations. Fifth Wall founder Madge Reyes shares who and what makes the cut for her 2023 holiday list.
When gifting those who you know on a deeper and more personal level, it would be great to have their well-being in mind. After all, you are privy to what they have been through throughout the year, and you know just what they would need to feel more comfortable and at ease. For the Fifth Wall founder, her curated guide focuses on an overarching theme of promoting a balanced and healthy lifestyle—encompassing physical wellness, relaxation, practicality, and style, while serving different purposes.
It’s been a challenging year for my mom so all I want is for her 2024 to start off well. Pilates is low impact and great for all ages, no matter what your fitness background is. It’s my number 1 cross-training to dance for a reason.
Available at ONELIFE studios in San Juan, Legaspi Village, Ortigas, and on their website.
Random aches and pains seem to crop up more frequently for my dad, so this tool seems to be crucial to his recovery. You can even download its app and learn from your activity, and it can suggest and demonstrate different massage techniques, as well as exercise ideas for what ails you. But I think the best part is he gets to share it with me.
Available online at the TheraGun Store on Amazon.
Rare Earth Mirage Candle
My only living grandparent is 92 years old and is based all the way in California. And while she is very content with receiving news about my work (i.e. a copy of Vogue PH October 2022 where I was featured), this lush scent from a local candlemaker reminds me of cherished times spent in her quaint bedroom when I was growing up.
For the boyfriend
A worthy replacement to his current gear, I’m confident that this monster of a work pack will cater to his every single move. It’s got a lot of compartments and is waterproof, making it perfect especially for those working in production. And we all know by now–the more pockets, the merrier.
Available online at the Timbuk2 website.
As a certified Philophile I’m always on the hunt for anything Old Céline to add to my collection. This year, I managed to stay true to my goal of shopping more consciously and mostly from the secondhand market. But this pair from her namesake line has been sitting in my cart for weeks. I may just pull the trigger in time for Christmas Eve.
Available online at the PHOEBE PHILO website.