Halloween is finally over and in a few weeks, Thanksgiving. Once that turkey is served -- or "lechon manok," as we Filipinos prefer -- Christmas time is just around the corner. Malls are sprucing up their common areas with themed Yuletide decorations if only to wake up the sleepy shoppers from their crisis-slumber.
My family enjoys giving and receiving gifts. Immensely. My daughter exerts tremendous effort at resisting the temptation to open her presents before December 25. All that energy should power a village, in my assessment :) There is no other time in the year when everyone is, to an exceptionally advanced degree, truly happy.
The most valuable gifts I have received during Christmas are the ones that are either highly functional, unique, or both. If you are thinking of Christmas gift ideas to fill up your Christmas list, may I suggest this product: a multifunctional headgear that can be twisted, folded, turned, and manipulated for use in a number of interesting ways namely, as a neck warmer, balaclava, headband, dust protector, pirate's hat or skull cap, beanie or bonnet, diadem, scrunchie, and many more. The original creator of the multifunctional headwear is a Spanish brand called BUFF. Each piece costs over a thousand pesos. I know, it is a lot of money for a Christmas gift.
I have good news! There are much cheaper alternatives of the BUFF at a fraction of the cost, at only 195 pesos! With over 50 designs, patterns, and colors to choose from, you can fill up your entire Christmas list with these head-wear, to include kids since the headgear comes in junior sizing as well. Some of the patterns are pictured on the left.
These multifunctional head accessories will be available in some bazaars namely the Assumption Alumnae Bazaar (November 14, 2010 Hotel Intercon, Makati), The Great St. James Bazaar (November 26 to 29, 2010 Cuenca Football Field, Ayala Alabang Village), the BEC Bazaar (December 4 and 5, 2010 Cuenca Football Field, Ayala Alabang Village), the Moonlit Bazaar at Rockwell Tent (December 10 to 12, 2010), and the Paskong Pinoy Bazaar at the Cuenca Covered Court, Ayala Alabang Village (December 28 to 19, 2010). If you prefer to purchase them from a mall, you can visit Petshop in Trinoma (Wall Kiosk, Ground Floor, Across Anson's). If you would like to order via email, simply contact email@example.com.
I have embedded a YouTube video instruction below that instructs you how to maximize the use and function of your BUFF or multifunctional headgear.
There is another twist to the multifunctional headgear. It is called an infinity scarf, circular scarf, or eternity scarf. In most of Europe, it is referred to as a snood. Below are two videos on how to use them.