Today’s September 1 and in the Philippines, this only mean one exciting thing “The ‘BER’ months are here!” and so is CHRISTMAS!!!
Pasko is the most joyous of all seasons, one that is look forward to by every Filipino wherever they maybe in the world. Christmas means family get-togethers, bondings, food and loads of it, and of course, parties after parties!
Christmas parties at work or school usually features an ‘exchanging gift’ among colleagues as the party’s highlight, this aside from the food feast. The Kris Kringle or gift-exchange may differ from one party to another, but one of the most popular ways is the paskong pinoy tradition called MONITO – MONITA.
Now, if you are looking for ideas, check out this list of popular Monito Monita themes. iSensey hope you’ll use one or two or several ideas for your Christmas party exchanging gift.
Monito Monita Something Ideas
The weekly theme can be fun, quirky, cute, ‘abnormal’, color, size, anything your group can think of. You can also set a ‘guide amount’ for the weekly / daily gift like say minimum of P50 for the regular weekly gift, then on the BIG REVEAL DAY the gift must be at least P100, P200, P500, etc.
Set the rule for the periodic gift giving, why not choose that you all give gift that is…
Something Funny – comics
Something Old – demonetized paper bills, cassette tape, diskette, songhits
Something Cute – stuff toy, Shopkins, decorated coasters
Something Round – fruits, ball, marble, donut
Something Colorful – crayon, kaleidoscope, friendship bracelets, loom bands,
Something Big or Heavy – pillow
Something Long and Hard – pencil, ruler, candy cane
Something Red or Neon or Blue or Green or Yellow or any other color
Something Soft – marshmallow, cotton candy, pillow, cotton, tissue
Something Glittery – snow globe, Christmas garland, metallic eyebrow makeup
Something Wet – wet ones, cologne, beauty face masks, hair gel
Something Sweet – candy, chocolate, cake, honey
Something Sticky – chewing gum, glue, scotch tape, rice cakes suman, lip gloss
Something Shiny – new coins, cd/dvd, mirror
Something Useful – note pads, ballpen, lanyard, handkerchief, cellphone pouch, bag organizer, make-up
Something Memorable – personalized mug, button pin with recipient’s fave quote
Something Strange – voodoo dolls
Something Naughty – underwear
Something Gross – Grossers toy, fake poop
Something Scary – fake insects
These are just some suggestions for your Kris Kringle. The iSensey team are pretty sure that you and friends can think of more creative and awesome gifting ideas to make your manita – manito this year really stand-out!
Monito Monito Code Name Ideas
For those who prefers using code names for this paskong pinoy tradition, check out the naming themes below. *Some don’t like to use code names for monito monita so that the gift giving can be more personalized.
These are possible code names your company or group can use for each participant.
Movie, TV series, or Book Characters
Put your heart in thinking about what your final gift will be for the Big Reveal. Don’t be barat! Be a fabulous, generous Secret Santa! Aim to bring a smile to your Monito or Monita, after all it’s Christmas, a time to spread joy! 🙂
May you have an awesome Christmas Party and exchanging gift, kris kringle, manito manita!
Good vibes and Cheers! Merry Christmas!