31 DAYS TO GO. Regine Velasquez already told PEP Gift Guide the item she wants to receive for Christmas.
And so did her husband Ogie Alcasid.
Now, what would they like to give to their son Nate Alcasid?
The doting mother only wants a simple and practical items for her boy.
First, Regine tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal): "Iyong mga ano lang, laruan sa palengke. Iyon lang ang gusto namin for him.
"'Cause he's in that stage pa na nasisira lang niya ang toys niya, e.
"Hinahagis, binabato... so, iyong cheap lang muna para mas practical, hindi nakakapanghinayang."
She added that she also wants to buy him more clothes.
"Clothes kasi ang bilis niyang lumaki, e, so he needs a new set of clothes na naman."
Indeed, two-year-olds like Nate have growth spurts, so it is only ideal to buy them clothes that are one or two sizes bigger than they actually are.
If the child is two years old, you might want to ask the sales personnel to get you a size that could fit a three- or four-year-old.
As for the styles, you can never go wrong with the classics: a round neck T-shirt or sando and cotton shorts for playtime, a collared shirt and denims for going out, and a set of pajamas for sleeping.
The cold holiday season usually calls for darker colors, so pick shirts in black, deep purple, or navy blue.
Festive hues like green and red are also nice touches for the season.
Otherwise, you can opt for something more modern and artsy, like these shirts from local fashion brand Googoo And Gaga.
The brand also has shirts and leggings for girls...
... as well as cute onesies for babies.
Each design is achieved through the use of a printing technology called dye-sublimation.
According to the website howstuffworks.com, dye-sublimation printing permeates ink into the fabric, therefore making the print more durable for washing.
However, one disadvantage of this is that it leaves blank spaces when the fabric creases during the printing process.
Then again, this also becomes an advantage as it makes each piece "unique" and no two shirts end up looking exactly the same.
Also, the printing process, which transitions the ink from solid to gaseous states, leaves only a thin layer of ink on the fabric, therefore there are less chemicals that actually touch your kid’s skin.
The latest collection from Googoo And Gaga is currently available for pre-order at their website googooandgaga.com.
You may also browse through and order from their previous collections.