I fell in love with the Abel Iloco blankets I ordered from Peach and Pink last month, so when my boss said he’s going to Vigan (his hometown) for a much-deserved R&R, I asked if he could buy abel iloco blankets for me. He very kindly agreed so yehey, I have the blankets I need to complete my Christmas gifts!
I got them all in white – because they look immaculately clean:
I originally planned on putting them in “tampipi” or a bamboo-woven suitcase (the one you see in the movies used by probinsyanos when traveling to Manila) so yesterday, AJ and I braved Quiapo to look for these. They turned out to be kinda expensive (P120 / piece) so we opted for a cute bayong bag instead. I love that it has slits already, perfect for the Christmas ribbon I plan to put!
The blanket was wrapped in a white japanese paper (very un-creative, haha!) then tucked nicely in the bayong bag.
Here’s the “mock up” of our blanket gift, and I plan to accessorize it with a big, nice gift tag that screams “Merry Christmas!”:
Did you like it? It’s very easy to arrange, and you’ll be surprised to know that this bayong bag costs even less than that Christmas gift bag at National Bookstore. What more, this bag is absolutely re-usable, environmental friendly and even fashionable! Just glam it up with a scarf (instead of ribbon) and you have a handbag Bottega-inspired bag already hehe!