Whenever I exchange Christmas gifts with my barkadas (groups of friends), we like to open our presents on the spot so we can see firsthand each other’s reactions. We usually end up giving “group gifts”, meaning the same item for everyone in the group because it’s easier. More personalized gifts are given in other special occasions like birthdays or despedidas (going away parties). This year, I gave local chick lit books to my college friends and humor books to my high school friends. So it feels like a special treat when you get something a little more personal. This is my favorite out of all the Christmas gifts that I’ve received so far:
It’s a book locket! Isn’t it cute? I should’ve taken a picture of what it looks like when the locket opens but the inside is still empty. Anyway, here’s another view:
Another great thing about it is my friend bought it from Accessorize in Singapore without knowing that we have branches of that store here in the Philippines and that it’s actually one of my favorites. They have really cute and fun accessories there.
Just wanted to share my non-book bookish gift. What about you, have you opened any presents? Any favorites so far?