Lyca swipes on Max Factor's Wild Shadow Pencil in Bold Sapphire For the final installment of my gift guide series, I’m focusing on my favorite color: blue. In line with the festive season, the shade of blue I’m spotlighting here is sapphire. Giving out gifts in a color that is refreshing, chic, and classic at once gives me such a sense of satisfaction! The best part: this hue is versatile enough for gifts for both the ladies and the gents. See my picks below!
1 David Jones’ Summer Bag, P2,320
This blue-hued carryall can instantly brighten up any look and is suitable for use as a workday bag or a weekend tote. Mom will love it!

2 Suesh’s Blue Eyeshadow Pots, P90 each
Don’t be afraid to give away blue eye shadow—you won’t be judged! These days, blue shadows are considered chic and versatile (rather than out there, like they were in the ’80s). Now, they come in flattering hues, so they can easily be used for a smoky eye variation.

3 Vain Accessories’ Cord Bracelet in Blue, P850
With its layered effect, this bracelet is an arm party in itself!

4 Crabtree & Evelyn’s Vetiver & Juniperberry Triple-Milled Soap, P440
Now that I have my own home, I love receiving gifts that work well as décor, too. This Crabtree & Evelyn soap is just that! It’s wrapped in pretty paper and has such a refreshing aroma, so it will make the perfect hostess gift for all the house parties I’ll be attending this season.

5 Max Factor’s Wild Shadow Pencil in Bold Sapphire, P545
This adds just the right amount of spunk to the lids for a super fun makeup look.
6 TW Steel TW401 Unisex Watch, P12,000
This classic men’s watch comes in an updated hue via its sapphire face and navy blue strap. I’d gift this to my hubby to give his usual black, tan, and metal watch collection a much-needed color boost. (The edgy girls on your gift list will love the oversized look, too!)

7 Luxe Studio’s Blue Damask Scarf, P550
I love the print and color of this scarf. It’ll make a great gift for your jetsetter friends who are always in need of a fun wrap when traveling. Plus, it goes with almost anything in a girl’s wardrobe.

8 Baggu’s Wedge Pouch in Blue Suede, P563
It doesn’t matter if the gift is small in size—this suede pouch works as a coin purse and key chain at the same time. Talk about multi-function!

9 F by Ferragamo Free Time Eu de Toilette Set, P4,275
I’d gift this Salvatore Ferragamo pour homme set to my dad. He’ll love how each product layers on top of the other—from the shower gel to the after shave to the perfume—for a subtle yet lingering effect.

10 Danielle Nicole’s Mia Oversized Clutch in Navy, P2,808
This oversized clutch makes for a great day bag—it fits everything!—but still keeps that sleek shape that can easily go from day to night. Give this to your corporate-to-cocktails BFF.

Selfie courtesy of Lyca Puno-Roa

IF YOU MISSED THEM:
The Color-Coded Gift Guide Part 1: Alluring Amethyst
The Color-Coded Gift Guide Part 2: Ritzy Ruby
The Color-Coded Gift Guide Part 3: Elegant Emerald