Who wouldn't want to receive clothes as presents? Truth of the matter is, clothes make for lovely gifts. They are practical, presentable (because they aren't exactly the cheapest to give!), and giving them shows you actually took time out to think.
Giving clothes to your friends is easy: a simple shirt goes a long way. A good measure for giving clothes to friends: you can give them something that you yourself want. More often than not, because you are friends and thus have a lot in common, they'd want the same thing.
Go general with your boss or colleague. A simple white shirt would be good, but grooming products would be a safer choice. The same goes with your dad or your girlfriend's father.
When wooing your mother-in-law with clothes, it's best go conversative. What's conservative? A nice cardigan is a good example.
And finally, for your lady. Girls appreciate clothes, period. As her beau, giving her lingerie is okay. But if she'll be opening gifts with her family, make sure she'll have something less kinky—like a nice dress or a cute shirt—from you. A final reminder: Please make sure you have her size right.
Below are our top picks for gift suggestions. You know you're in good hands because our ladies from Cosmo.ph and yummy.ph helped us pick some of these!
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For friends and bros: a shirt from Street wear pioneers Zoo York. P1450
Bros, cousins, officemates, and your older nephews will appreciate a t-shirt this Christmas. Shades shirt from Autograph, P1650. Photo by Dexter Erro
You can also go by way of accessories: This Zoo York belt is priced at P1250
For the boss. The White Musk gift set from Body Shop. P2195
For the boss: If grooming products seem too close for comfort, go by way of this Zoo York card case. It's still business-y but cool. P1450
If still lost, a basic plain white tee will save the day. Shirt from Autograph, P1450. Photo by Dexter Erro
For dad. The Cosmo girls likes this Marc Ecko jacket a lot! Gives dad a cool geek look. P7450
If the jacket is a tad too costly, the good ol' perfume is always an option. Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum Intense 50ml, P4,050
And if the perfume pricks at your wallet, the collared shirt will always be appreciated. Shirt from Blue Harbor Luxury P2650. Photo by Dexter Erro
For the mom-in-law: Stick to the conservative formula of cardigans and scarves. This Marks & Spencer cardigan's at P2950. Photo by Dexter Erro
We know this ain't fashion for Mothers-in-law are a tricky lot. So, we turned to Yummy and here's a book about baking by Julia Child. P1699 at Fully Booked
And another good read for the mom-in-law, recommended by Yummy.ph
And finally, for your lady love. You're not the boyfriend for nothing. Give her the gift of tease with this lingerie set. Top is at P1650; bottom, at P895 from Per Una, Marks & Spencer. Photo by Dexter Erro
Get your girl something less kinky. This shirt from Zoo York should do the trick. Retails at P1450
Now this dress will make her feel extra special. Dress from Zoo York, P1950