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All Wrapped Up: The Ultimate Barkada Holiday Gift Guide

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We’ve got a list of knick knacks in our gift guide your friends will thank you for.

‘Tis the season for potlucks and kris kringles with friends. While there is no such thing as the “perfect” gift, the pressure of just giving a gift can hinder the joy from holiday shopping this time of year. If you’re not sure what present to get your bestie, or if you’re running out of ideas, worry not, because NYLON Manila is here to save Christmas. 


Everyone deserves the best, don’t you think? Whether it’s for the ultimate kikay or the geeky guy in your friend group, this holiday gift guide has something for everyone to enjoy.

THE FASHIONISTA

Palengke 

Everybody loves the look of a stiletto or a platform. But for some, the pain you endure isn’t worth sacrificing just to look cute. Fortunately, kitten heels are in, which makes it the perfect excuse to gift a pair of Palengke Knaur Cube Heels to your fashion-loving friend. Perfect for everyday wear, the block heel comes with three interchangeable straps in hot pink, light blue and cream to mix and match with any outfit. Additionally, what makes the pair different is the pattern of the toe box that imitates the shape of the toes and the extended block heel. Not only is it functional, but unique and stylish, too.

Gift guide: Heels from Palengke
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Heels from Palengke
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SPACESKULLPIXIE

How do you turn an outfit from plain to an absolute eye-catcher? The answer is simple: accessorize. Silver and gold accessories can be an option, but if you’re looking for a necklace that will turn heads, SPACESKULLPIXIE’s pearl necklaces are the way to go. We’re sure your fashion-forward friend will love their necklaces, which come in a plethora of intricate and experimental designs and colors. Check out Nadine Lustre and Ida Anduyan wearing the Pearl Utopia Necklace, which proves that it’s It-girl approved. 

Nadine wearing SPACESKULLPIXIE
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Ida wearing SPACESKULLPIXIE
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THE SEXY SISTER

Frisky Ultd

Pleasure doesn’t always have to come from someone else. Most of the time, it starts from you. Encourage your friends to understand and learn more about their body and their sexual needs by gifting them everyone’s bed side table best friend: a sex toy. It’s time to end the stigma of sexual pleasure, and the best way to start change is through your inner circle. Frisky Ultd offers beginner-friendly toys that come in different shapes and sizes. Their In The Nude Collection features a low key design, for folks who want the pleasure but don’t want to get clocked. 

Frisky Ultd
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Frisky Ultd
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THE FRAGRANCE FREAK

Rare Earth

Perfumes are a classic Filipino gift staple during the Christmas season, and for a good reason. There’s just something about a specific scent that holds so many memories. Why not change it up a bit and opt for something else? Candles are a great way to let your friends know how much they mean to you. Rare Earth’s sophisticated candles will fill the room with delicious fragrances that imitate all forms of nature. Other than a wonderful lingering scent, it will serve as a cute addition to their interior, too. 

Rare Earth candles
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THE ORGANIZATION JUNKIE

The Lula Club Planner

We all have that Virgo or Capricorn friend that just loves to plan everything out. Regardless of who they are, or what their astrology sign is, The Lula Club’s 2023 Planner includes encouraging quotes and vibrant graphics that will surely put a smile on your productivity-obsessed friend. Available in five colors, you can match each planner to their specific vibe. 

Lula Club Planner
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Dahan-dahan Planner

What’s better than a planner? How about an agenda and journal in one? The Dahan-dahan planner is made for folks who want to start their mindfulness journey. Inspire and motivate your bestie to reflect and take a step back by giving them a tool to document all their feels. 

Dahan-dahan Planner
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THE INSTAGRAM OBSESSED 

Our Paraiso

Mirror selfies aren’t complete without a cute case. While protective phone covers are used mostly for functionality, something handmade with intricate designs will be much appreciated by your IG baddie bestie. Our Paraiso’s custom cases and pop sockets are personalized with handpicked shells, beads, crystals, and other trinkets—literally the sea at the palm of your hands. Handmade to perfection, the one-of-a-kind phone cases will look so good at your friend’s next mirror selfie.

Our Paraiso phonecase
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