With all that’s going on this year, how should we anticipate the upcoming Christmas season? Filipinos are known to celebrate Christmas for a long time. Christmas carols, exchange gifts, and parties have always been seen in every street. But this year has been anything but ordinary. So how do we still make Christmas 2020 merry and bright?
This is where our unmatched resiliency and creativity comes in! In between all that’s happening around us, we can still make gifting meaningful, personal, and special. Most festivities will be spent mostly online and we may celebrate far from those dear to us. But at a time when we cannot gather together for Christmas, how can we still let our presence be felt? We are now looking for perfect gifts that can carry the warmth and love we want to give. You can take a peek at our holiday gift list for tips on what to get your loved ones this Christmas.
Discover your inner journey with a My Soul Brief-Case deck. A great gift could be of a shared personal experience through a deck of cards to help navigate the highs and lows we go through. Pause and reflect with the people closest to you on how your year has been. More importantly, plan intentionally for you to arrive where you’re headed.
For those keen on fashion and lifestyle pieces, discover beautiful handiworks and designs inspired by our cultural heritage. Take some time to get to know who and where these items are made as well. Tell these stories to your friends and family as you give them their gifts and thank them for being the group of people that mean the most to you.
Whether it be your parents or grandparents, significant other, close family and best friends, we all wish everyone close to us stays healthy. You can show them you care about them by choosing food baskets or boxes that come with guilt-free goodies. Find some Filipino producers that source sustainable ingredients and make food good for your body and for the planet. Spread the Christmas cheer with flavors from around the Philippines.
You aren’t only getting someone a gift, you’re helping Mother Earth heal, too. We are all aware that the global health crisis is also caused by the ailing conditions of the natural world. A zero-to-low waste gift is perfect for those eco-warriors mindful of making a low impact on the environment. No need to wrap these presents either or use recycled bags you have lying around. The planet will also thank you for it!
You can add some flair to the little corners of your home. Welcome the yuletide season with handcrafted ornaments and charms that sustain the livelihood of partner families and communities and artworks for a cause. Spread the warmth from one household to another with these Christmas accents that everyone will love!
This year’s Christmas may not look the same for everyone. But we can still make the most of the remaining days of 2020. And by choosing local and sustainable, you can change the lives of those whose spirits are lifted by your meaningful purchase. May these unique gifts inspire you to be mindful and intentional with your shopping for the holidays and let your presents be felt no matter what.