Spread cheer and the spirit of giving with a thoughtfully curated list of things to bring and gifts to to give for your next gathering
Structures are lit under the vivid, prismatic light of parols that hang across front doors and on street fixtures. Like staring into a kaleidoscope, the night is illuminated in multi-colored hues accompanied by the gentle hum of winter bells and caroling. These elements signal the return of the Filipino holiday spirit, with the warmth of festivities being celebrated in the different spaces people call home.
A season with no shortage of celebrations, people often find themselves looking for things to bring to a party: whether in the form of gifts or in personal essentials. For those looking for new ideas, here is a curated, yet diverse selection of items to bring to your next holiday house party.
Fino Leatherware: Arches Bag
For those looking to party light while still looking stylish, the Arches bag is compact, yet deceptively spacious. Handcrafted by Fino Leatherware, the homegrown Filipino brand had established itself through hand-making quality leather products. The leather handbag features 3 evenly spaced different sections to hold all the essentials one might need for the day. It is available in multiple colors, with the option to choose from subdued shades of plum, light blue, and taupe.
Don Papa Rum
A drink best enjoyed neat, a bottle of Don Papa Rum is the liquor of choice to cap off a night of fun and festivities. Sipping straight from a chilled whisky glass unveils the rum’s delicate opening, with notes of vanilla, honey, and candied fruits that impart a hint of zest to its flavor. Medium-bodied and with a long-textured finish, the homegrown Filipino rum can also be blended into a variety of cocktails for any occasion.
Available online through the Boozy website, and in liquor stores nationwide.
Fino Leatherware: Postal Sling
Convertible into either a shoulder bag or a sling through its adjustable handle, this bag is made to be versatile toward a variety of styles and functions. This medium-sized, rectangular bag is held together with cross stitched details across each of its sides, with a selection of neutral tones available in either tan, white, violet, and olive green.
Joyería Jewellery: Advent Calendar
The advent calendar contains 24 pieces of unique jewelry that each correspond to the days leading up to Christmas. Taken from Joyeria’s Ornamentals holiday collection, each piece is fashioned in the image of different holiday elements, such as a pair of Mistletoe earrings and Holly Bow earrings. In the spirit of giving, a portion of the calendar’s proceeds are also donated to the CFC ANCOP Foundation.
Available online through the Joyería Jewellery website.
Fino Leatherware: SL Box Briefcase
Designed for a smarter holiday look, the briefcase takes inspiration from the shape of a courier and messenger bag. In terms of its construction, the briefcase is defined by its sleek, honed edges that are fully enveloped in dark leather. The briefcase is also large enough to be able to accommodate laptops, chargers, and other necessities. Alongside these elements, it is also highlighted by its detachable strap and trolley band to keep it secure as hand carry luggage for the revenge traveller.
For more information, visit their Instagram or in their physical stores nationwide.