We all know the holidays can be a stressful time. Not only are you trying to find the perfect holiday gift for your family members, friends, significant other, kids/nieces/nephews and co-workers, but you’re also prepping for parties, finding that one amazing New Year’s Eve outfit and scrambling to finish work stuff, all the while mapping out your #2020goals. Phew.
Good news is VINTA has your back.
We’ve put together the ultimate holiday gift guide 2019 packed with gift ideas for the Filipina and/or Filipino in your life. Lezz goooo.
1. VINTA Modern Camisa and Terno Tops
All under $150 USD, our modern Filipiniana camisa and terno tops would make the perfect present for your bestie, sister, momma — basically any awesome lady in your life.
Choose from a range of different styles, colours, patterns and fabrics, each uniquely made and handcrafted by Master Lita and VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in Manila, Philippines.
A few of our favourites include the High Neck Pleat Front Camisa, our lacy, black lil number inspired by the voluminous butterfly sleeve of the 1910s camisa — super sleek and sexy Victorian look for those winter days ahead. On the flipside, our white Pleat Front Camisa offers that similar, puffed shoulder look, but just a bit more toned down — ideal if you’re going for more Christmas angel vibes.
For a sure-fire hit with the gift-giving, shop the Cut-Out Terno Top — our number one best-seller on the VINTA shop. And just in time for the holidays, it now comes in a festive Candy Red pattern (also in Midnight Blue). We promise she’ll thank you for it.
2. VINTA Women’s Barongs
Who says barongs are just for the boys? Shop any one of our women’s barongs for that fashionable Filipina in your life. Our beautifully embroidered, hand-dyed jusi High Neck Crop Barong is truly one-of-a-kind. She can dress it up with a black skirt or play it down with high waisted jeans — the outfit possibilities are endless.
Our Terno Barong in Ox Blood is 100% silk and hand-dyed, featuring delicate floral, hand-manipulated embroidery done in Taal, Batangas. The front has opaque nude lining and the back is totally see through. Whether she’s your best friend, partner in crime, boss woman mentor or soul sister, this stunning deep red Terno Barong is sure to make them love you forever. Last remaining ones in stock, so get it now!
3. VINTA’s Filipino-inspired Jewelry and Ifugao Face Masks
Need something just a little bit extra to complete your epic gift? VINTA’s online “Sari-Sari” is just the place to find a stocking stuffer — mind you, not just any stocking stuffer.
Here you’ll find the best gifts under $55, from hand-crafted jewelry to hand-loomed face masks. One of our best-selling accessories for women and men on the VINTA store is our Ifugao Face Mask — made with hand-loomed textile from a 100-year-old weaving enclave in Baguio, Philippines. We’ve seen our Ifugao Face Mask donned all over the world — from nail salons in Oakland, California to motorbikes on the streets of Siargao Island, Philippines. Totally versatile, it’s a great gift for those who want something both fancy and functional.
As for some Filipino-inspired jewelry gift ideas, check out our Hand-Cast T’Boli Brass Bracelet Sets, gorgeous, traditional T'boli designs, hand-made in Lake Sebu, Mindanao, and our Hand-Cast Ifugao Brass Bracelet, hand-cast by the Basilio family in the Ifugao Province of the Philippines, one of the last remaining traditional brass casters in the country. Hand-crafted jewelry for the queens who deserve it.
4. Customized Illustrated Map of the Philippines Art Print
You can’t go wrong with VINTA’s Map of the Philippines Art Print. Designed by Toronto-based creative studio CMANGO Design, this beautiful illustrated map of the Philippines features the names of the main islands of the archipelago, its surrounding seas, provinces and a few major cities. The best part is, the map print can be customized to highlight the island, town, city or province of your choice!
It’s the perfect holiday gift for just about anyone who has the feels for the Philippines, ie. think those who just got a new space or home somewhere in the city and miss the Philippine island vibes, those who got engaged somewhere in the Philippines, those who have a soft spot for a certain place/beach/bar/memory that one time on vacation. Show them some love with this unforgettable gift.
5. Unisex Hand-Loomed Ifugao Poncho Wrap
Baby, it’s cold outside. Big, billowing and cozy, VINTA’s Hand-loomed Ifugao Poncho Wrap is a great gift option for both women and men ready to brave those harsh winter days coming. Available only in a classic black and white stripe, this poncho wrap comes in one size, making a nice, big rectangle shape so it’s easier to wrap in different configurations. Make ‘em look fabulous in whatever weather condition lies ahead.
From ready-to-wear modern Filipiniana terno tops and women’s barongs to Filipino-inspired accessories, get that special, hand-crafted gift for your loved one this holiday season while supporting local artisan communities in the Philippines. Shop now and get it just in time for December 25th!