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Christmas list

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I don’t want to bombard you with a messy list of random things I wish to get for Christmas, so I made categories.

‘What I really want (seriously)’

dioraddictProduct: Dior Addict by Christian Dior.

When my French boss visited our office several weeks ago, it was the first thing I noticed.  It was a fateful whiff;  I knew I had to smell like that too.

There are two versions of Dior Addict — one with the blue bottle (see thumbnail) and a Dior Addict 2 with a pink bottle.  I want the blue bottle.

Price Guesstimation: Php 4000+ or USD 78+

stellamacintoshfrontstellamacintoshmodel1Product: Stella McCartney Cover Up Mackintosh

My sister and I were browsing Adidas tennis gear (she wanted to buy the Ana Ivanovic sneaks with a pink rhinestone portrait of her face and I wanted to scrounge for Gilles Simon merchandise, of course, to no avail) when I bumped into this beauty.  I am SO in love with it and I would be SO thankful to whoever feels generous enough to get it for me this Christmas!

Price Guesstimation: Php 16000+ retail, USD 200+ online

‘Will use until it crumbles / Can’t get enough of’

coachgraffititoteProduct: Funky tote bags (on thumbnail:  Coach Graffiti Tote)

I’m not a bag person at all, but I do need to purchase new bags every once in a while because when I use a bag, I really use it.  Handbag mortality rates in my world are…  ominous.

Here’s the trick when getting me bags:  go for the tote.  I’m not a stickler for brands.  Just get me a funky tote that suits my personality (i.e., subtly weird) and you’ll make me uber happy.

Price Guesstimation: As long as it’s durable, get it.  (on thumbnail:  Php 45000+ or USD 850+)

mundorobotjournalProduct: Journals/notebooks (on thumbnail:  Mundorobot spiral journal)

I bring notebooks and journals wherever I go and I always run out of pages, so an abundant stash would be very much appreciated.  Oh, and throw in some pens while you’re at it.

Price Guesstimation: Even Cattleya notebooks make me happy! (on thumbnail:  Php 700 or USD 13.99)

‘I’m feeling generous’

macbetheliotProduct: Macbeth Eliot (cobalt blue, vegan series)

I adore Macbeth skater shoes.  I started wearing them in 2005 when I got myself a pair of pink and brown Walisters and they still look brand new.  I would love to have another pair of Macbeth’s, this time from their vegan aisle, particularly the Macbeth Eliot in cobalt blue.

Macbeth vegan shoes use synthetic leather, vegetable fiber for textile and lining, and rubber outsoles.

Price Guesstimation: Php 3000+ or USD 60+

sugarshoesProduct: Sugar Shoes Pin Party Tartan Plaid Boots

I found this great alternative to my then-favorite Ugg boots (they use leather and sheepskin) with funkier details (check out that cute little gold safety pin at top shaft) and eco-friendly material (lightweight faux wool).  Gosh, I can’t stop looking at it!

Price Guesstimation: Php 4000+ or USD 70+

‘Not feeling very creative, but I’d still use it.  In other words, ‘socks na lang.’


Product: Hue Women’s Argyle Socks

If you’re gonna buy me socks, please go for argyle.  I have way too many ankle and trouser socks, and I’m looking for long socks that I could use with shorts or a skirt and still look cute and funky.

Price Guesstimation: Php 200 or USD 4


Product: Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Lotion

Bathroom and beauty products are also extremely unimaginative gifts, but I love getting them nonetheless.  I use Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Lotion day and night, so give me the biggest bottle you can find.

Price Guesstimation: I dunno, 30 bucks in Watsons?

‘What I don’t want to get (seriously)’

  • Department store, spa, or any kind of gift certificate whatsoever.  I end up forgetting about it that it rots in my wallet eventually.
  • Food.
  • Books, unless you ask me what I want first.  The last thing I want to see are useless books in my shelf;  it’s a real guilt trip, seriously.
  • CDs, again, unless you ask me what I usually listen to… which I will answer now: anything but death metal and Kenny G.
  • Handkerchiefs, face towels, hand towels, you get the picture.  I already have more than enough.  Please.  PLEASE.
  • Scented candles.  Good lord.
  • Photo albums and picture frames.
  • Next year’s planner.

Written by Karla Mercado

November 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

2 Responses

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  1. I’m surprised you didn’t list Gilles Simon as one of your desired gifts, haha! *pikon*

    So, is this list exclusive? 😉


    November 26, 2008 at 8:57 pm

  2. *gives you attention*

    I would like to think that yes, this list is exclusive. Especially those under ‘What I -really- (seriously)’ 😉 Love and miss you!


    November 27, 2008 at 12:59 am

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