Christmas Gifts: Love at the second sight |

We’ve all received Christmas gifts that we did not appreciate too much for various reasons—either we already owned something like it or it simply wasn’t our style. But since we were taught that it’s the thought that counts, we accepted them with a grin and still put them to good use.  

Now that the season of giving is just around the corner, we can’t help but look back at those gifts and realize that these items now made it to our own Christmas wishlists! 

Here are some of the items on our 2019 holiday list: 

#1 Picture Frame or Photo Album

If it’s flat and rectangular, the gift is most likely a picture frame or a photo album! As kids or teens, we rarely appreciated keepsakes, but now that we’re older, we’ve been to more adventures that are worth documenting.

Polaroid cameras and film photography are back on trend, making a photo frame or album a must-have in every home! 

Polaroid photo album


What We’re Eyeing: 
Photo Album Storage Case For Polaroid Mini Instax 84 Pockets (Flower) || ₱155.20 on Lazada 



#2 Shower Gel and Lotion Bundles

Years ago, having a rose-scented shower gel and shampoo weren’t something we longed for. But now that skincare is everything, the ‘tita’ in us now consider a relaxing bath as time for our own relaxation. So be it a shower gel, lotion, or even a body mist, we’d be happy to take them home as gifts! 

Shower Gel and Lotion Bundle

What We’re Eyeing: 
Lavender Blackberry Shower Gel and Lotion Bundle 200ml (YVES ROCHER) || ₱479 on Lazada




#3 Next Year’s Planner

As youngins, we enjoyed starting the year by writing on clean, fresh pages of notebooks. But that’s it, we’d write our school plans in it for a few weeks then get tired or forget the notebook’s existence. Why would we keep a separate notebook for our plans when we already have different notebooks for our school subjects?

But now as adults, getting a planner before the year ends is part of the routine. We have a lot of work, social life, and travel plans to track that planners have become a part of our daily lives. So you know what to do, keep those planners coming! 

Blue book with 366 days title



What We’re Eyeing: Limelight 2020 Planner - 366 Days || ₱450 on Lazada




Now that we’ve aligned which items are on our Christmas lists, it’s time to shop for our family and friends too! 

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