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Gifts to Give Every Person You Love This Valentine’s Day

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| February 13, 2017

Gifts to Give Every Person You Love This Valentine’s Day

By Therese Aseoche

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Despite all this talk about the “social construct” of love and romance, it’s still nice to give and receive something from a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a bae to celebrate it with, there’s love all around you. Why not show them a little appreciation, no matter how small, to make their day? Here are a few gift ideas for every person in your life!

XOXO Soaps by Soap Farm

For: your sister

Chocolates are too unoriginal as a Valentine’s gift. Why not buy them in soap form? No, they aren’t edible (although they really are so pretty it makes our mouths water), so it’s perfect for those who don’t eat sweets on a daily basis. Okay, fine, they’re also perfect for those who do eat sweets regularly because they’ll love the gift so much that you definitely will have made their day. (Available at Beauty MNL for Php200)

 

“You Are Here” Starbucks mug

For: your visiting Tito/Tita from abroad

Your balikbayan relatives will love any memento that reminds them of the Philippines, just like the new “You Are Here” collection of mugs by Starbucks. It showcases the country’s major cities that will give your relatives a wave of nostalgia every time they’ll use it. It’s only going to be available in select stores, so you better go hunting for them soon! (Available at select Starbucks outlets for Php 525)

 

“Five Years” by Ally Publico

For: your friend in need of emotional uplifting

“Five Years” narrates the true-to-life experience of the author in dealing with the pain of witnessing her mother’s five-year battle with cancer. While it sounds like a complete downer, it actually fills you with hope and courage despite trying circumstances. It’s an emotionally heavy read but it’s also uplifting, and it inspires anyone who reads it to treasure their loved ones. It’s great for people who really need that reminder on this day of love! (Available for online orders through its official Facebook page for Php 500)

 

Scratch Map

For: your long-time lover

Nothing says “I want to conquer the world with you” like a scratch map gift to someone you love. Start drafting your couple travel bucket list and get ready to scratch off countries together one by one! (Available at Quirks PH for Php 1,150)