I’ve been getting emails from people and private messages on Facebook and Instagram, asking about our Blissful Box. It really began as something I wanted to do for the people who had been most supportive and active in the Make it Blissful community of bloggers and creatives. It
So, I know it’s just 7 days til Christmas, but you can still get some wonderful #thoughtfulgifts for your loved ones and special someones! Here’s our Blissful Box Gift Guide, to help you check off more names on your gift list.
Style pick: Yosi Samra Flats
I’ve been buying Yosi Samras regularly for the past two years. Love them! The perfect gift for any lady on your list, because they are practical, comfy, and come in a range of styles and colors. For info, visit the Yosi Samra Philippines page on Facebook.
For families: A Vanilla Story & The Vanilla Co.
The Vanilla Co. and A Vanilla Story produce organic vanilla-inspired products. Cooks and home bakers will love receiving these vanilla beans, while anyone will enjoy the home decor and bodycare products from A Vanilla Story, like a wooden vanilla bear ornaments, as well as the cologne, sanitizer spray, bug-off spray and body cream.
You can purchase A Vanilla Story products at cutieverse.com, and visit thevanillaco.com website for orders of organic vanilla bean, vanilla extract, vanilla paste and vanilla powder. Also available at Sweet Craft, Mandaluyong, and in select Gourdo’s branches.
Eco-chic picks: Zoya Nail Polish & Hurraw Lip Balms
I think a nice little pouch with a couple of polishes and some lip balms will make lovely gifts for teen girls, single ladies, and colleagues on your list! Zoya polishes are cruelty-free, no-toxic and “5-free” (free of the 5 major toxins in most nail polishes), so they don’t yellow your nails after you remove your polish. Plus, I love their range of colors, especially their new Naturel collection of muted neutrals — my current faves, especially when paired with some of the Pixie Dust glitter polish overlays. Hurraw! Lip Balms are made in Montana, USA and are all natural, vegan, made from organic, raw, and wildcrafted ingredients.
Full Zoya color ranges may be purchased at all Beauty & Butter Branches. See their Locations here. You can also send a private message to Zoya Philippines on their Facebook page to inquire about ordering. Over 20 Hurraw! Lip Balm variants may be bought online via Cutieverse.com
Bath & body picks: philosophy Facial Care & Jean Perry Bath Linens
Can you tell I absolutely love bed & bath products? I’ve been using the Hope in a Jar oil-free moisturizer for some years now, ever since I discovered philosophy through one of Oprah’s Favorite Things shows. The Microdelivery Facial Wash is a great companion to it. Pair those up with a nice fluffy guest towel from Jean Perry, available at Blims stores around Manila.
philosophy stores are located at the 2nd level of Greenbelt 5 (Makati), 2nd floor of Mega Fashion Hall (Mandaluyong), and 2nd level of Glorietta 4 (Makati). You can inquire about Jean Perry Bed & Bath at Blims Furniture stores.
For everyday giving: Paper products from Craftsmith & Room Sprays from Heima
I love lifestyle concept stores like Craftsmith and Heima. Both are very different in terms of aesthetics and inventory, but both companies focus on quality products and living well. These postcards from Craftsmith are great for giving to travel bugs, but you may also want to frame them for your recipient’s wall display. The parcel tags make great gift tags, but I like to use them for labeling and organizing things at home. Meanwhile, these room sprays from Heima are perfect gifts for couples and homebodies.
Visit Craftsmith Living at Unit 2-J Crowne Tower, H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, and follow their online store over Instagram @craftsmithliving. Visit Heima’s branches at LRI Design plaza in Makati, or in 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig. You can shop online via heimastore.com