M&S Davao Style File: Tom & Kay Gempesaw, the best gifts for the Yuletide season

A few more days 'til Christmas eve. Have you completed your Christmas gift shopping?

It’s a few more days before the big day, have you completed getting the presents for everyone on your list? I haven’t. Seriously, I am one of those who make a list people and presents to give them months before the holiday season, and somehow it stays that way, a list.

It’s the Christmas rush and the stores are filled with people like me—procrastinators? Perhaps. Or just have to get through the daily grind and get office work done and earn the extra hours of vacation leave to spend with the family this Yuletide season. But we get things done, don’t we?

There’s one place I head to for my gift buying needs, a one-stop shop where I get everything perfect for everyone the family and friends—Marks & Spencer. They offer an international shopping experience with an extensive range of high quality, fashions and accessories across womenswear, menswear, lingerie, beauty at great value.

Stylish classics & affordable, Marks & Spencer offer a wide range of "investment" clothing.
On Tom: Mock shirt & corduroy pants from Blue Harbour.
On Kay: Two-toned top with j
eweled collar detail, black tailored pants & studded belt from the M&S Collection.

For Her.

Marks & Spencer offers a wide range of stylish clothes at great value from their in-house brands—M&S Collection, Autograph, Classic, Per una and Indigo. If you know your woman’s style and taste for fashion, then you’ll find something that she’ll love in this store, a blouse or skirt, a belt or a pair of shoes (which women will never have enough of).

Women are not vain, they just want to pampered. Why not? They deserve it.
Beauty products make great presents for women of any age.

Women love to be pampered. A wise choice is getting her something from the beauty products section that come in a wide variety of scents (a different one each day to suit her mood)—a bottle of perfume, lotion, soap and bath gel, powder. These are personal necessities women own and use on a daily basis.

Women love perfumes. Who doesn't want to smell sweet or seductive?

For Him.

Whether you man’s style is relax, sporty, classic or sophisticated, your man can definitely wear color with confidence season from any of the Marks & Spencer labels—Blue Harbour, North Coast, and Autograph.

Corporate can be bold and daring. Ties are good buys.

Wise choices are “investment clothing” like a pair of jeans or chinos, a basic t-shirt or a pair of deck shoes for casual days, a long-sleeved polo shirt and a necktie, or a belt perhaps for office. These men’s must-haves will never go out of style and make perfect gifts.

While you’re at it, why not throw in one of those fresh and masculine scents to make you man smelling good day in and out?

Men smelling fresh day in and out can be very sexy.

For the kids.

A box (or basket) of biscuits, chocolates and cookies will surely put a smile on any kid’s face. Is there anything more beautiful and warming that a child’s happy face? A wide range of sweet confections come in exciting and irresistible Christmas packaging is available at the Specialty Food section of Marks & Spencer, goodies that they can share with the rest of the family and that very special guest they await come Christmas eve.

Kids (and adults, too) will always love biscuits, cookies & chocolates.

For Family and friends.

These sweet things as gifts will never go out of style.

The most practical gift everyone else on the list, I believe, is food. Why not choose from a selection of exceptional quality food from the M&S Specialty Food Section as well? You might want to choose the groceries, confectioneries, savouries and wines yourself, or better yet pick up a specially-composed Christmas basket of easy to love goodies from the offerings of the Specialty Food section?

For afternoon tea for guests to the perfect dessert to and a meal at home, or a bedtime treat to bid a loved one to a sweet dreamy night. Oh, aren't these sugary treats aphrodisiacs as well?

Sure shot gift- wine. Perfect for the season and red wine is proven to have health benefits. Now that thought makes the holidays, and any other day, more fun. They will be grateful to you.

A bottle of wine will always be a great gift for any occasion. The red is proven to have health benefits as well. Make someone happy & healthy.

Time to complete you Christmas shopping. Make it hassle-free and head to Marks & Spencer and have those chic, wise and easy to love presents wrapped in the M&S holiday gift bags.

All clothes and gift suggestions from Marks & Spencer with store locations at Level 1 of Abreeza Mall, J. P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, telephone nos. 321-7231 to 32; and Ground Floor of SM Lanang Premier, telephone no. 285-0654.

Photography: Wacky Masbad. Styling & Make-Up: Otoy Mercado. Shot on location at the Marks & Spencer store at SM Lanang Premier and the Gempesaw’s residence.

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