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Monito Monita, a classic Filipino tradition

There’s nothing quite like a Filipino Christmas. Gift giving may be a worldwide tradition but Filipino traditions like Monito Monita need not be expensive. In any Filipino celebration, a small amount can go a long way. To do this, participants need exchange gifts that are worth a specified and agreed-upon amount. If you’re feeling a little lost with celebrations happening here and there, here are ideas perfect for your upcoming Monito Monita tradition that aren’t the typical mugs and picture frames.

SJÄLSLIGT displayed on a table.
SJÄLSLIGT displayed on a table.

Underrated essentials

Ironically, items we use every day often fly under the radar. The smallest things get the littlest attention. We never really know we need a new one until we get a replacement for it. One of the most underrated essentials for every person is a towel. Gift someone a luscious set of new bath textiles that will make every day feel like a relaxing downtime.

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VAGSJON towels and mini bath orgnizers on a table.
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More than greens

A little touch of green in anybody’s house can do a lot more than just add character to it. However, there are more ways than one for you to enable your plant-loving friends. Pick up a vase that they could use to display some of their lush blooms all around the house. From glass mouth-blown, artisanal vases to stone and steel ones, a good vase can make a difference around anybody’s personal space.

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STILREN vase with a big lily inside.
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Turning a house into a home

A house is never really a home until we decorate it with items that make it a part of ourselves. Help someone turn their humble abode into a home with little trinkets that could spice up their décor. Give them a space to showcase their personal belongings with display domes and boxes or gift them an ornament that suits their personality.

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BEGÅVNING domes with lights displayed in front of a mirror on a cabinet.
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Put into good use

Organizing a home can be a challenge. Making organization aesthetically pleasing can be a bigger wave to ride. A good set of small storage organizers are beautiful enough for display. They’re easy solutions to make decluttering and organizing stylish. From boxes to baskets, woods to textile, different materials can give a home a different style and impression.

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MOPPE mini storage chest with an alarm clock and cactus display on it.
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Gift of gifts

Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge but there’s no need to fret when you give your Monito or Monita the power to choose their own gifts. IKEA gift cards can be used not only in-store but also at the Restaurant, Bistro, Café, and Swedish Food Market. What could be a better gift than this?

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IKEA gift card.
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