You have just realized that it’s less than 48 hours before Xmas and even if you’re an atheist you like giving and getting presents (or at least not being the buzzkill). Go to the nearest National Bookstore and get these.
Black sketchbook, Php599. Give with gold and silver Sharpies or Dong-A metallic gel pens.
Pierre the Maze Detective by Hiro Kamigaki and IC4 Design, Php879.
Children will find it entertaining; overgrown children will love the design.
Gold Leuchtturm1917 journal, Php949. Obviously we’re keeping this. Shiny!
Daycraft A6 sketchbooks, PU leatherish covers, wide range of colors, Php389 each.
This season’s “I’m tired of thinking, I’ll just take two dozen of those” gift: colouring books for grownups. It’s supposed to relieve stress. In our observation, people who are already stressed will get more stressed if you give them coloring books because it’s more work they will feel compelled to do. This one comes with 8 colouring pencils in a nice tin box so you don’t even have to wrap it, because you’re stressed, too. Php395 only.
The exception in the colouring books category is The Official A Game of Thrones colouring book, and you know it’s for the real fans because the “A” is in the title. Php665.
Leuchtturm page-a-day 2016 datebook, Php1221. You can have the recipient’s name engraved for free. (Every year we get a Moleskine diary but the new designs haven’t arrived so we’re trying something different. Moleskine, where’s the new stuff? We want the Blue Note editions.)
The new Stephen King story collection, hardcover Php1199. The man’s a story factory with consistently good quality control.