Feature: Gift Ideas for Creatives

    Free-spirited, clever and highly artistic-these are the words that truly embodies an imaginative soul. Commonly found in the field of media and advertising, these outgoing and creative peeps defy the norms by formulating fresh and unique ideas that makes our world more colorful. If life is a reusable pine tree, they surely are the decorative balls and luminous LED lights that beautifies your home’s holiday centerpiece. I’m sure that everyone here has a loved one who’s inclined to the field of arts that’s why we’re here to give you a brilliant list that they would love to see under your family’s Christmas tree.

    Something techie

    Whether your friend is an artist or a movie junkie, the latest iPad Pro is definitely a must-have. This creative companion enables its users to produce paperless sketches and digital artworks without getting a messy table through its Apple Pencil. True to its name, this versatile yet intelligent pen is a designer’s magic wand. Catching up your favorite TV series, K-dramas and streaming the latest movies online are also now a feast to your eyes with the iPad Pro’s two new variants- a 10.5 and a 12.9 inch Retina displays which can deliver crystal clear videos which are perfect for binge-watching. Powered by a powerful chipset that runs on iOS 11,  this extraordinary tablet can edit a 4K video, render a sophisticated 3D model or create documents and presentations on-the-go with its Smart Keyboard. So if you’re generous enough to spend over 30,000 bucks, then go for the gold.

    A compact photo snapper

    If there is a common vice that all Liberal Art majors have in common, it will definitely be photography.  Capturing one’s memory and nature’s beauty through a lens is immeasurable. And to make it tangible, they will need some skills and a competitive gear that will aid them to produce an Instagram-worthy image. The Canon EOS M100 exactly does that. Launched last October, this newest addition to M series combines the quality of a mirror-less DSLR camera while showcases a smartphone-like user experience. Sporting with an interchangeable 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor just like the high-enders M5 and M6, this entry-level model gives you an optimum performance at a lower cost.  It also shares your photos and videos fresh from your camera with its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Do not underestimate its sleek case, though. It might be smaller compared to its predecessors but it totally gives remarkable photos even in low-light conditions!

    Fashion-forward bag

    Creative individuals prioritize comfort over style. This is why backpacks are very much ideal to them compared to leather satchels and handbags. But who says you can’t hit two birds in one stone? The Herschel’s Pop Quiz Backpack has everything that describes a go-to bag: it’s hip, sturdy and laptop-friendly! It features a fully padded and fleece lined laptop compartment that can fit up to 15-inch laptops and has a dependable front pocket with internal organizers and clips that safely stores belongings. There’s also a dedicated media pocket for gadgets as well as earphone ports for endless music enjoyment. Plus, its versatile and unisex design easily complements to formal or casual outfits.

    Office-friendly stuff

    Getting a daily boost of caffeine is very essential for people who are night owls. With tight deadlines in their hands and hectic schedules written in their planners, these independent individuals usually pull up an all-nighter just to finish everything. It’s about time to motivate and inspire them in their daily grind with this limited edition Starbucks “You are Here” holiday mugs! Each mug comes in a fancy red box packaging which is very timely for Christmas.

    And since I mentioned how outgoing and busy these expressive species could be, it will be great if you wrap something useful for them-like planners! No, not those ordinary and boring hardbound sheets of paper that you usually see in bookstores. It has to be funny yet efficient just like this quirky planner from Tita Witty. Specifically made for those who are having a hard time to move forward from their fitness goals, the Tita Witty Planner 2018 edition safely records urgent appointments and meetings while giving its owner some giggles. This activity-slash-planner book is full of humorous remarks and comical lists that can spread positive vibes daily. And the best part? You can place your orders online via its Facebook page for only PHP 520.00.

    Personally, there’s more in my mind that I want to add on the list but I think it will be better to make this comprehensive yet efficient since the holiday rush gets serious as time goes by. I hope I have shed some light to those people who don’t have any clues on what to give on their brilliant friends and family members. May Santa Claus’s elves help you in your Christmas shopping!


    Published on December 2017-January 2018 Issue of Gadgets Magazine

    Words by: Jewel Sta. Ana


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