#SparklingSMallidays: 10 Gifts from Around the World | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

As each day inches us closer to the holidays, Lifestyle.INQ and SM Supermalls have partnered up for a series all about gift-giving. Watch out as each week we will have videos and lists all to help you get just what you need to spread Christmas cheer.

Is there anything more thoughtful than a gift specially scoured from the far corners of the globe? When #ItsChristmasAtSM, you can shop for the best from various countries, especially for your loved ones.

While we all dream of being the consummate gift-giver of otherworldly treasures, the plain truth is that there isn’t much time left to jump on a jet and embark on a grand tour, between today and December.

So for this gift-giving agenda, we head to The SM Store, the jet set-approved one-stop shop for gifts from around the world.

Armitron Stainless Steel Watch

Armitron is made by watch manufacturers in Little Neck, New York, that have been making watches since 1956. Armitron watches have since been seen on the wrists of top athletes like NFL legend Jerry Rice and basketball superstar Larry Bird. This stainless steel analog watch measures 54 mm and features a navy blue dial and an adjustable link bracelet. According to Armitron, it’s so versatile, it will be the only watch you’ll ever need. (P 4,780)

Filorga Laboratories Ultra-Lifting Night Cream

Filorga describes itself as the “first French laboratory of aesthetic medicine, since 1978.” Its gamut of products range from serums and creams to exfoliators and masks that promise to address skincare needs like premium anti-aging and perfect radiance, as well as signature products like the Oxygen-Glow cream and the Flash-Nude Fluid foundation. The Lift-Structure ultra-lifting cream is formulated with active ingredients that plump the skin and sculpt the face. (P 4,495)

Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau de Parfum

Ralph Lauren’s signature symbolic scent of preppy Americana is suitable for any man who is looking for that classic blend of an invigorating surge of fresh air and a woodsy, musky, masculine fragrance. A bottle of Polo Blue is a fail-safe potion of melon de Cavaillon, basil, verbena, and washed suede. (P 5,750)

Pasabahce Valse Whiskey Glass

Pasabahce’s glass-making history traces its roots to Turkey in the 1930’s, with factories currently operating in Turkey, Egypt, Bulgaria, and Russia, exporting to 140 countries worldwide. The Valse (coming from the French word for the waltz) is among a collection of whisky glasses made from durable, tempered glass, perfect for enjoying your spirit of choice, perhaps while listening to some Strauss? (P 399.75)

Hario Coffee Mill Skerton Pro

Japanese company Hario began in the 1920’s as a manufacturer of laboratory glassware, before expanding into the production of household items in the ‘60s, starting with the coffee syphon. The Skerton Pro is a ceramic coffee mill made of heatproof glass, with an aluminum handle and a non-slip silicone body ring. Mornings inundated with the scent of freshly ground coffee beans is one of the best gifts you can ever give or wish to receive. (P4,499.75)

Elle Cross-body Bag

Elle’s varied array of women’s purses and bags are easy shortcuts to that Parisian-style chic without having to break the bank. This compact but voluminous cross-body bag is a welcome addition to a stylish woman’s rotation of daytime carry-alls. Its rich emerald green hue in supple leather also makes it a versatile option for cocktail hour and beyond. (P 2,199.75)

Kate Tokyo Dimensional Rouge

Kate Tokyo’s Dimensional Rouge line is designed to control tones to contour the lips. Apply a single coat for a sheer finish, or multiple swipes for a more enduring, vibrant effect. Dimensional Rouge comes in 12 shades, and is formulated with the moisturizing properties of olive fruit, jojoba seed, and almond oil. (P780)

Palladio Rice Powder RP02 Translucent

Born in Hollywood, Florida, Palladio was created by a group of cosmetic industry experts in 1985. The brand now carries a full-service line of color cosmetics infused with natural botanicals and vitamins. Palladio’s Rice Powder is the perfect gift for the in-the-know beauty enthusiast. It has oil-absorbing properties, makes makeup last longer, and leaves a silky finish to the skin. (P480)

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne

Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir is a cult favorite. It has a dark and enigmatic profile that comes from a top note of pomegranate, a heart note of casablanca lily, and a base note of guaiacwood. The uniquely rich, fruity, and sensuous character of this fragrance actually makes it a surprisingly attractive scent for both women and men. (P8,150)

Mepra Lorena Cutlery Set

This 24-piece cutlery set comes from Mepra, the award-winning Italian company, which has become a go-to supplier of cookware and dinnerware to some of the world’s top hotels and restaurants. The Lorena set consists of six spoons, six forks, six knives, and six coffee spoons, made of high-quality stainless steel. (P3,999.75)

All featured products available in The SM Store. For more gift ideas, you may browse the online catalog here.



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