Christmas is right around the corner, and thankfully, you've learned your lessons from holidays past and started Christmas shopping early. Or not. If you're like us, you're probably still just counting those freshly withdrawn bills from your 13th month bonus.
Well, we've got news for you buddy: that ain't going to make you happy. Our advice: spend it. Get yourself something really nice, get your girlfriend that bag she's always wanted, and get your parents something other than a Christmas card.
To help you sort things out, we present you our annual gift guides! Dubbed "All The Things Bros Want 2014," we've hunted down all the things we'd pony up for without hesitation, organized according to the type of guy you are. So whether you're a PlayStation addict, a hardcore fan of retro Jordans, or the type of guy that checks Lookbook on a daily basis, we've got something for you. #GetClickingAndGetGifting
For the guy who's always the first to post on Facebook whenever Apple teases a new iSomething or when Android finally reveals the name of their latest candy-inspired OS, only the shiniest, spiffiest tech-pieces will suffice.
The shoe game is your kind of game, and there ain't no way that any other player is going to outshine your kicks. Here's a guide to help you stay a step ahead in the footwear race.
You know the minute differences among the Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of Shadow Of Mordor, and you're damn proud of it. Whereas some might consider the purchase of a P30,000 graphics processing unit as inordinately illogical, for you it's the affirmation of everything you've ever lived for.
In the olden days, all you needed to work up a sweat were a pair of shorts, sneakers, and a shirt. This isn't the olden days. Today's athlete relies on wearable tech to measure performance and statistics.
Going to the mall to buy stuff is too mainstream. Or so says the grinch in you that wants to hang on to that 13th month pay for as long as it can. But just because you're a penny-pincher doesn't mean that your gift has to suck as you can always overcompensate with a little creativity.
Just what the hell is a swag lord? If you have to ask, then you obviously need a swag upgrade. Your puruntong and that ashy college shirt need to go, and you need a boost in style.
Some guys dig toys. Some guys obsess over comics. Some guys love kicks. But some guys just love the smell of gasoline, burning rubber, and the feeling of speed. That guy is called the car guy, and few other things make him as happy as seeing his car getting a dose of auto-detailing, among other car-things.
Boys become men eventually but some men never really outgrow their love for toys, toys, toys. From being a child's plaything, these action figures, statues, and all sorts of collectible memorabilia have become serious business. If anything, these things remind us how great it was to be a kid!
Chances are, we won't live long enough to get enough money to buy our own Bat-cave. But that doesn't mean we can't spruce up our pad a little, right? Channel the inner interior decorator in you, and level up your room with these man-cave must-haves.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and think that you need a third PS4 for the kitchen? Have you ever found yourself trying to comprehend why people have a hard time upgrading to the latest iPhone? If you answered yes, then you're probably a Rich Person. Nothing but the most extravagantly expensive, exorbitantly valued items interest you.
AND HERE ARE SOME GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR GF (AND OTHER LOVED ONES)
You've been a bad boy all year, and it's not even the good kind of bad. The girlfriend is mad, and you're about to get the ax. How do you salvage the situation? By following our ultimate bawi guide, you might just save yourself from becoming a member of Samahang Malamig And Pasko (SMP).
Let's take a moment to channel our favorite tito's favorite gift-giving advice: "Kung bibigyan mo ng regalo ang girlfriend mo, ibigay mo 'yung meron ka ring mapapala." Like what, you ask? Like lingeries, bro, and other such inappropriately naughty but fun things.
Seriously man, it's Christmas. Don't just re-gift that mug you got from your tita, and give it to your BFF. You and your bros have been spending the better part of the year hanging out, so show some man-love!
Are you tired of the usual fruit salad and hamon for Noche Buena? First of all, don't be ham-bog (get it? HAM-bog?), because that's not a very Christmas-y thing to do. Second of all, your clamor for a different sort of Noche Buena is valid. Manila is in a middle of a food renaissance, and we don't see why the Noche Buena can't be a part of it.