From #plantita-inspired accessories to puzzles that can feed the artistic soul, here’s a gift guide on creative ideas to make the holidays merry and bright.
Jann Pascua, Creative Director
Admit it. At one point or another, you probably have been hit by #Plantito– or #Plantita-related content that got you thinking of adding gardening into your growing repertoire of pandemic hobbies and interests. If not, then at least a handful from your friends and family got into this green thumb movement. Yes? Then show them more love and support in their newfound botanical venture through these unique and creative gift ideas for the holidays.
LEGO Botanical Collection
For people who may want to explore a different take on the floral and plant fever, why not gift them with the LEGO Botanical Collection (…yes, adults are welcome).
NEW BOTANICAL Painting Book
Help others relax and unwind with creative outlets such as NEW BOTANICAL’s Painting Book. No judgements if you would want to get these for yourselves too as a way to slow things down this holiday season. I know I would.
CROCS Clogs and Jibbitz
For a young #Plantita fashion statement, a pair of classic white CROCS mixed with an array of floral Jibbitz may be a cute and fun Christmas surprise for them. Not sure which Jibbitz to get? You can also turn it into a holiday activity and let them decorate their own clogs by visiting the first Crocs Concept Store in Manila.
XIAOMI 11 Lite 5G NE in Peach Pink
Know someone who is obsessing on pink recently? Don’t worry, they’re not alone. And there are a handful of presents you can consider for their growing pink collection. There’s the XIAOMI 11 Lite 5G NE in peach pink for those who are not only looking into upgrading their wardrobe with everything pink, but actually matching their phone along with them.
On the other hand, you can also opt for this floral scented artisanal candle by PETALIER (that even comes with a set of pink matchsticks). Whatever you end up getting for the holidays, remember that you need to sow and nurture time, effort and other investments into this what truly matters to us in this season of giving—whether they’re with people we love or the actual plants that are happily blossoming in your own space.
WORK OF ART
Nicole Almero, Sr. Graphic Artist
This year went by in a blink of an eye! It was indeed mentally and physically chaotic. But let’s not get lost in the craziness of it all. Let’s get in touch with the creative soul and exude a more colorful aura by surrounding ourselves and our loved ones with all things beautiful through the gift of art as John Cheever once said, “art is the triumph over chaos.”
1. CASETIFY x LOUVRE Collection
Art on the Gogh! Display your favorite art piece on the palm of your hands.
2. XIAOMI 11 lite 5g NE in White
Sleek and light! Ideal for capturing moments and creating big ideas anytime, anywhere.
3. BRYCE WILNER Gradient Puzzles
Need a creative boost? Put together the perfect hue for you.
4. FORNASETTI Tea cup Tema e Variazioni L’antipatico
Sharing the tea with your favorite people made more interesting with Fornasetti’s state-of-the-art ceramics.
5. FLORASIS Makeup
Level up your beauty kit with intricate designs and beautifully curated pigments inspired by Eastern art.