LOOK: Interesting gift-ideas to ease your holiday preparations


Posted at Dec 12 2015 05:25 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2015 05:56 PM

Here are some gift-giving suggestions to ease your holiday preparations.

Common Room: A haven for artisanal crafts

Local hand-made brands find niche in the Common Room, a shop in Quezon City which provided start-up enterprises an avenue to make their products known. Common Room is where to find crafts and hand-made products where you only see on art fairs and craft fairs before.

Some gift-ideas that can be found in the Common Room are calligraphy and lettering materials, hand-made accessories, recyclable cloth bags, planners and hand-made stuff toys.

L’Indochine: Hand-crafted items with the touch of Asian opulence

L’Indochine, also a French term for "Indo-China", offers products carefully curated with a mix of both traditional and contemporary styles, and a marriage of eastern and western looks. Their products’ designs employ traditional techniques made interesting with modern twists, maintaining the artisanal feel while working on bright colors.

A wide array of products can be found in L’Indochine from home décors and furniture to clothing and accessories.

For gift items this Christmas, L’Indochine owners suggested a list of unique and trendy products. For your loved ones who are into traveling, they suggested the Lexi travel case‬, a compact clutch which uses canvas from Thailand. For your lovely ladies, the ikat tote bag designed with leather accents and the super chic tassel is highly recommend. For the men in your life, they suggested the Roqui toiletry kit which is made out of sturdy canvas and ethically sourced leather.

Heima: Your home and lifestyle partner

Heima, also an Icelandic term for “home”, specializes on furniture pieces uniquely design to follow their philosophy of promoting quirky styles.

The shop's signature cute and quirky styles are very evident in their latest designs which employed bright pastel prints and paints on desks, chairs and home decors.

Aside from home furniture, surely Heima has got a lot more to offer, including planners and jewelry organizer boxes. For music lovers, Heima has a stack of vinyl records featuring classics from 70s, 80s and 90s.

Grassroots: A lifestyle store that gives back

Grassroots is more than just a business as it is mainly driven by its heart to provide livelihood to people in the grassroots level.

Grassroots support the local market by using local and indigenous materials in their products. From picture frames to lighting fixtures and furniture pieces, the indigenous materials used stand out.

In time for the holidays, Grassroots launched their latest service, “Present Perfect”, providing stylistic ways of wrapping gifts.

CMBV Confectionaires: A sweet surprise treat for your loved ones

Treat your loved ones with a sweet surprise this holiday with CMBV Confectionaires' chocolate selections.

CMBV Confectionaires uses the best local and international flavors to create stand-out chocolates. It is known for its adventurously-flavored chocolates such as gumamela cholocate and santol chocolate.

The chocolate shop also takes pride in their artisanal way of chocolate preparation, with hand-painted chocolates delighting everyone's eyes and stomach.