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Holiday Gift-Giving Guide: Gifts From Our Attique

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our HQ. We're busy sourcing new materials and drafting new designs. In the workshop, our artists are busy crafting holiday orders. And inside the office, our staff have started to decorate the space. We're seeing garlands, fairy lights, and gold-and-red balls. All recycled decor, from Christmases past.

This year isn't for outlandish and extravagant adornments. It's been a hard year, for sure. But all the challenges, complications, and even COVID can't cancel Christmas. In fact, we're counting on a more meaningful and mindful holiday come December. Our celebrations will be simpler, less loud. But they will be more solemn and substantial. As they say, the stars shine brightest during the darkest of nights. Christmas 2020 will be a reminder of the beauty of LIFE. That despite being sucked into a black hole for most of the year, we are still here, alive, and able to affect change.

Are you also gearing up for what will be the most memorable Christmas yet? Here's our gift-giving guide featuring our handcrafted products to help you get started on your shopping list.

For the mom/tita who loves a classic -- the Papier leather bag (in photo: deep brown, small), P3,800

The Papier is an ode to the classic and humble brown paper bag. Available in two sizes and two colors: light brown crazyhorse leather and deep brown fullside leather.

For the mom/tita who loves to host lunches -- the Salo napkin rings, P500 for a set of four

Gatherings in the new normal are more intimate. Made in sturdy vegetable-tanned leather, the Salo napkin rings add a rustic vibe to your table setting. Have our family name stamped to make mealtimes extra.

For the mom/tita who needs to keep things in check -- checkbook holder, P1,500

Made in full-grain cowhide leather with embossed snakeskin pattern. Available in black, midnight blue, and caramel brown.

For the dad/tito who's always on the go -- the Fidel holster (in photo: brown crazyhorse leather), P3,800

Named after our go-to wood artisan, the Fidel holster is a practical, hands-free way of carrying your essentials--whether you're off to work or running errands. It has a designated slot for a phone, multiple slots for cards, pens, and keys. It also has a small pouch that can fit a wallet and an alcohol bottle. Comes in two colors: crazyhorse brown and cow nappa black.

For the dad/tito who loves to grill and tackle DIY projects -- the Artisanal Apron (in photo: light blue woven fabric), P3,500

Not all superheroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear aprons. Have your dads or titos show off their latest creations in style--our artisanal aprons are made with thick, premium fabric and lined with pull-up leather. Available in brown, light blue, and denim.

For the dad/tito in the new normal -- the Stan leather mask (in photo: black cow nappa leather, P1,999)

We stan a guy who takes today's risks seriously. Our Stan leather mask will surely level up your dad or tito's new normal wear! Made of full-grain cow nappa leather, it comes in different colors, and can be customized, too!

Gadget Sleeve, P2,800

Made with crazyhorse cow leather, handstitched and hand-tooled. Opens three ways to lay flat. Can fit an iPad Pro, Macbook Air, and short documents

Leather Mouse Pad, P800

Made with double layers of full-grain leather. Available in black and brown with a personalization option.

Axis Phoneholder, P1,800

Handcrafted using vegetable-tanned leather that's sure to stay sturdy even with daily use. The Axis can be opened two ways--vertically and horizontally--depending on how you want to use it. Fits large phones and has slots for cash, receipts, or cards. Can be carried with a wristlet or worn with a belt.

All products are fully hand-crafted by our local artisans. This year, make it a goal to shop Filipino and support small businesses. Got neighbors who sells pastries? Know a crafter who sells handmade products? Buy from them. By doing so, you enrich communities and uplift their families. Have a meaningful Christmas, everyone!

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