Gift guide: What to give the frequent flyer friend
There’s only a few days left before Christmas, but there is still so much to do. This includes filling up the tree with gifts for loved ones, which also is arguably one of the most challenging tasks to tick off the holiday to-do lists.
In fact, there might not be a time like Christmas that is perfect to question how much you know a person because of the amount of times you ask yourself, “Will they like this?” to double-check if the present you got is the right one.
Most of the time, it doesn’t even need to be something grand; it can be just something they can either remember you by, use for their daily routines, or even their travels. Especially for frequent flyers, sometimes they won’t even have the time to stock up on their essentials as they jet-set to different destinations.
So if you’re planning to gift a traveler, you can help them prepare for their next flight—here are must-have gifts for a frequent flyer that are functional and Filipino-made to boot.
1. A sunscreen stick
Why they’ll love it: Any frequent flyer would know that flying at high altitudes could cause great skin damage. What better way to reapply sunscreen than through a sunscreen stick that is not only convenient but also handy? Not to mention, it doesn’t spill, lessening your urge to check the insides of your bag from time to time.
Bonus: Luckily, more Filipino brands are making skincare suitable for Filipino skin, just like Happy Skin. Also, because of the stress of traveling, maybe throwing in a moisturizer to the gift bag will be helpful.
Where to cop it: Happy Skin PH’s official website
2. A comfy sweater
Why they’ll love it: For the ones who don’t have the luxury of time to go into every detail of a complicated ensemble—and would want to prioritize comfort above all—a classic sweater in solid colors is the way to go. It could easily be incorporated into any outfit, making anyone freely move in unexpected destinations and events. Aircrafts are known to be quite chilly, too, making a sweater the perfect gift for multiple reasons.
Bonus: Charlotte Folk not only boasts designs that are classic and fit for everyone, it is a proud Filipino brand that also ships internationally.
Where to cop it: Charlotte Folk
3. An insulated tumbler
Why they’ll love it: At this point, it’s common knowledge that buying water at the airport costs a lot. Hence, it might be smart to gift a traveler with an insulated tumbler. Having a refillable bottle while traveling could also help reduce waste.
Bonus: Not only does Aquaflask have numerous branches, they also allow you to order online. To top it off, Aquaflask is a Filipino-American brand that collaborates with creative designers.
Where to cop it: Aquaflask’s official website
4. Nipple covers
Why they’ll love it: Sometimes, you just want to travel as light as possible for maximum comfort. For the perpetually on-the-go, a nipple cover is a good gift option because not only is it reusable, it also comes in a protective case you can just toss into your bag. To those who find bras constricting, these easy-to-apply covers can also lessen chances of irritation.
Bonus: With their mission to “reinvent inner wear” and empower Filipinas, Hiraya Pilipina has options suited for different needs, skin tones, and skin types.
Where to cop it: Hiraya Pilipina’s official website
5. A carry-on bag
Why they’ll love it: Sometimes, a bag is the do-or-die statement you need. Thankfully, that is what Straightforward is as a brand. They have various designs and colors to choose from, and offer quality leather suitable not only for travel but also for everyday use.
Bonus: The shop offers free shipping with a minimum purchase of P3,000
Where to cop it: Straightforward’s official website