Christmas Shopping Hits

Christmas traffic has always been hell in Manila. Everyone’s in a hurry to go from one place to another, last-minute shopping and basically everyone just being plain crazy and joining in the mad-rush called The Holidays. I have always been a last-minute gift-buyer. ALWAYS. Owing it to the usually lack of creativity and effort on my part to join the crazy shoppers (sure, whatever), I decided to go hunting for the perfect Christmas gift for Jay.

How easy is it to buy a guy a gift, right? Not at all.

How in the world could i still think of something unique for someone who has everything? Okay, so that was an exaggeration, not everything. But he has always been simple, wanting things that can be of good use to him — shirts, bags, perfume, food (?) and  i seriously have no clue whatsoever to give him anymore. And considering that this is our first Christmas together, i wanted to make my gift a bit memorable, something that he’d really like.

So what does he like? Or need? Hmmm.. I thought hard and realized, either I give him a house (which obviously, I can’t afford and WTH) or a new car (ANOTHER WTH). So i was stumped.

Initially I thought of giving him a bluetooth Jabra headset so that he wouldn’t get tired of holding the phone when we’d be gabbing for a long time. But ever since we got together, those calls became less frequent, I guess since we spend almost everyday together, what’s the point of STILL talking every single time, yes? But anyway, so that’s out. My second option was a default one, look for an original soccer jersey (which is so lame) that’s hard to find but since it IS hard to find and i’m too lazy, I scrapped that out.

Until. He mentioned to me that ever since we bought that Donat Dream Gola Bag, he had always wanted to have one for his own, except with a different design.

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Thank you, that you finally told me what you really wanted. I was going out of my wits thinking of whatever. Good thing there’s a Gola flagship store in Greenbelt 3 so I decided to troop there one day and luckily, they still have a Donat bag on stock. And lucky me, it’s a manly style they have!

The Donat Aston


The Donat Aston comes in black, white and grey. I chose the black one of course. And to top it all off, the whole store’s on sale that day. Wow!

I was so excited to give to him and see the reaction on his face. (I really hope he likes it)

Too excited that I didn’t wrap it anymore, and just kept it in the original paperbag.

Gah. I am such a Grinch.





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