We all have that one person in our lives who’s impossible to shop for. It could be because they already have it all or they’re just incredibly non-materialistic and uninterested in receiving gifts. Either way, that doesn’t stop us from wanting to show love on Valentine’s Day through gifts, even for that headache-inducing special someone. All jokes aside, we thought long and hard to figure out what exactly constitutes a good gift for someone who has it all, and came up with this list below.
Here are 9 practical gift ideas if you're not sure what to get your loved one:
1. Framed Prints
Whoever you’re giving a gift to is bound to have an empty wall in their space. Help them adorn it with a cool art print or two. Studio Quatro has a selection of prints with styles that range from contemporary minimalist to abstract expressionism. You’re sure to find something that will match your S.O.’s personal style.
Mushy Art Print with Frame, starts at P350, STUDIO QUADRO, instagram.com
2. Set of T-Shirts
There are a few truths as unshakable as this: Every person has a hard time letting go of their old t-shirts. We get it, there’s something comforting about them after they go through a hundred washes. Nonetheless, it never hurts to get a set of new ones, and shirts that come from an in-the-moment brand like COS will no doubt feel special.
3-Pack Regular Fit T-Shirts, P2950, COS, zalora.com
3. Silk Pillowcase
They say the best gifts are the ones that you love but would never buy yourself. This 100% mulberry silk pillowcase from Lily and Adora perfectly toes that line between desire and guilt over frivolousness. We love their classic ivory colorway, but just can’t get over the glamor of this champagne-colored option.
Silk Pillowcase, P1700, LILY AND ADORA, beautymnl.com
4. Sweat Set
Raise your hands if you have a PHD in stealing your S.O.’s clothes! Well, we see you (mostly because we’re guilty ourselves) and we suggest getting a classic sweat set that’ll honestly look as good on your partner as it does on you.
Basic Hoodie, P2295, and Basic Jogging Trousers, P1995, ZARA, zara.com
5. Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser
One of our favorite hacks for giving gifts to the person who’s hard to shop for is giving a luxury version of an everyday item. Something as simple as a body wash can feel super special when it’s from a stylish brand like Aesop, and is gorgeously packaged.
Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, P2100, AESOP, aesopskincare.ph
6. Marble Coaster Set
In the same vein of luxury everyday things, we recommend a chic marble coaster set. It’s a great way to make your partner feel a sense of luxe while they’re going about a full workday on their desk. This one from Ren Marble is a special, conscious choice, as it’s made locally and supports small artisans in Visayas.
Coaster and Canister Set, P3472, REN HOMEWARES, renwares.store
7. Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne
A fragrance is always a romantic gift and Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne is a fine choice. It’s one of their most beloved unisex scents as it's absolutely refreshing and is perfect as we ease into the summer months.
Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, P8650, JO MALONE, rustans.com
8. Lavender Hand Cream
It’s been two years of hand sanitizing but we’re still not talking about moisturizing as much as we should! Give your loved one a luxurious hand cream to slather on after a day of infinite spritzing. They're sure to enjoy this one from L’Occitane that comes in one of their signature scents.
Lavender Hand Cream, P600, L’OCCITANE, ph.loccitane.com
9. Chocolate Pastries
Before you roll your eyes at this seemingly cliche suggestion, take a good look at it first. Done? And now you understand why anyone would fall head over heels for them. After all, these charming creations of chocolate by Patisserie Le Choux-Colat are almost too pretty to eat.
Gateaux de Voyage, P900, Patisserie Le Choux-Colat, instagram.com
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