Searching for the perfect present for your fellow mom whether she's from the PTA or a fellow tita? You can't go wrong with these beauties.
1. Succulents from Smarty Plants PH
Get gifts you don't have to wrap and buy dainty potted plants! Smarty Plants offers different cacti and succulents in unique and totally display-worthy containers. Cacti in mini cups go for P200 and those in small pails are P300. Tie a ribbon, add a tag and you're done!
Smarty Plants cacti and succulents are available at The Craft Central, Greenbelt 5, Makati City; Smartyplants.ph; and @smartyplantsph on Instagram and Facebook. For orders and inquiries, call 0917-328-8499.
2. Scented candles from Happy Island Candles
The packaging of these tropical-inspired candles is enough to put a smile on your giftee’s face but the smell will make them grin from ear to ear. These soy candles come in scents like Pineapple Mango and Pina Colada. For sure crowd-pleasers, go with their bestsellers Melon & Cucumber and Lavender. The travel tin size will only cost you P200 each.
Happy Island Candles is available at Happyislandcandles.com and @happyislandcandles on Instagram. Click here for a list of brick and mortar stores that have them as well. For orders and inquiries, call 0917-374-3460.
3. Notebooks from TWOTHIRTYSIXTY
For your planner or writer mom friend! TWOTHIRTYSIXTY carries some of the prettiest local paper products thanks to the artistic wonders of architect and designer Kath Mitra as each piece showcases her art and craftsmanship. The shop carries notebooks, cards, phone cases and mugs which you can get starting at P270.
Got a mommy-friend with a wee one? Give a gift that’s perfect for storytime with her baby! Ben&Lily has beautiful children's books you'd be hard pressed to find in local bookstores. Plus, if you look hard enough, you'll find treasures for as low as P240. You have to hurry though because their stock is limited and these books sell out fast.
Ben&Lily books are available @ben.and.lily on Instagram. For orders and inquiries, call 0920-926-8497.
5. Lip and cheek stains from Colourette
Yes, you can get your kikay friend something she'll love without breaking the bank! Colourette's Lipsnaps, which are lip and cheek stains, are a big hit. Trust us, blink once and they're all gone. An amazing beauty product for P199 a tin and we can see why!
Colourette Lipsnaps are available at colourettecosmetics.com; @colourette.cosmetics on Instagram; and in kiosks in malls around the metro (see where here). For inquiries, call 0998-998-3830.
6. Handmade soaps from Tweed and Twine
Tweed and Twine sells bottled scents, gift wrappers and gadget keepers. Out of the lot, we particularly love their handmade soaps! They come in a variety of scents like Turmeric + Honey, Fresh Linen, Sea Salt and Beach Bum. They’re easy to haul too at P169 a bar.
Tweed and Twine handmade soaps are available at Common Room, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City and @tweedandtwine on Instagram. For orders and inquiries, call 0917-812-4182.
7. Personalized keychains from Papemelroti
Nothing can spell thoughtfulness quite like a personalized present. Engrave your tita friend’s name on this useful present to show you haven’t forgotten about her…or her habit of losing her keys. At only P105 per keychain (as long as the name is 6 letters or less), you can order one for each member of your mom squad.