It's back to Jose Mari Chan for everyone, unwilling spectators included, what with the lanterns and teardrop-lights finally hitting the streets. But whether the end of 2016 augurs a fortuitous year for you or feels unusually dour, shopping this late in the game—and only in the Philippines can buying gifts in November be considered late—is still a tricky business, one that's so often fraught with indecision, remorseful regifting, and shoddily-wrapped packages of last year's wine.
Thankfully, Rustan's has prepared a list of approved selections from their in-house designers and luxury retailers to end your frenetic search. From your wardrobe to your living space, these exquisite inspirations recommended by the people of Rustan's will snap you right out of your catatonic state as you peruse the department store. Here, the father of Rustan's and a man celebrated for his exceptional tastes, Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. chooses an array of timeless pieces—from a handsome Piaget watch, to light casual shirts by Ascot Chang, which are guaranteed to delight all men who appreciate clean, classic styles.
Anton Huang also offers his own elegant choices which appeal to the younger male market, with striking pens from Montblanc and smart fashion pieces from Adolfo Dominguez, Facconable, and more. So, instead of hedging your choices on a whim, here's a helpful hint: skip the long lines, visit your favorite Rustan's store, and let these picks from the premier shopping destination help you greet this year's revelries in your stylish best.
In addition to this promising array of stunning pieces, Rustan's is offering customers an unbelievable treat. With every minimum single receipt purchase worth P1,000 from the Men's Division at Rustan's Makati (on Thursday through Sundays from 6pm-8pm), you can enjoy a complimentary dram of The Dalmore The Definitive Luxury Single Malt Whisky 1839. Indulge in this smooth spirit until December 15, 2016.
Rustan's is at Ayala Center Makati, Shangri-la Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Gateway Mall Araneta Center, and Ayala Center Cebu.