The holidays are upon us! While braving the Christmas rush just to search for that perfect present for those who matter to you most is tough, what’s harder is finding an appropriate gift for those mutuals you’ve been meaning to be actual friends with without coming off too strong—the struggle of wanting to make an impression is real. You need not to worry, young padawan, caped heroes disguised as humble artists are here to save Christmas.
Buying gifts from these sketchy people does not only give you an opportunity to make new friends, but you’re going to be supporting the local art scene as well. So if it’s leaving a lasting impression that you’re aiming for, these stickers will surely stick with ‘em:
FOR THOSE WHO ARE STUCK ON THE NOSTALGIA TRAIN
Catering to the average Filipino ’90s kid, Cooouch surely knows how to kick you with the memba berries in the best possible way. Just remember to buy with caution ’cause these cut-it-yourself sticker packs are highly addictive.
FOR THOSE MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS AND BOYS
What started out as a simple tweet that eventually turned into a soon-to-be empire, Polly Patch’s art is aesthetically pleasing. Thoroughly curating pop culture’s finest, any item from their shop will make you extra hip in an instant.
FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY A GOOD LAUGH
Through witty quips and a colorful humor, Fine Time Studios draws a fine line between Filipino humor and popular culture. Their stickers are definitely necessities when it comes to #stickerbombing.
FOR THOSE WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS “FANDOM TRASH”
Straight outta your tumblr feed, Fandom Feels is here to further bury you in those, well, fandom feels. From Stranger Things to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter to Star Wars, you name it, they’ve got it.
FOR THOSE SOFT-SPOKEN ONES WHO ACTUALLY HAVE A LOT TO SAY
Though “cute” migt be the first word to pop into your mind when seeing Cassykicks’ stickers, her art is more than that. Sketching beautiful women and postitively-charged messages, these stickers scream #GirlPower.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE KAWAII AF BUT EDGY AT THE SAME TIME
In a world full of cheerios, Keeeshuuu is a fruit loop that goes against the whole grain. Finding the perfect balance between cute and cool, she brings her paper dreams to life through an induced chroma.
FOR THOSE WHO GEEK AND CHILL
Jappy Lemon might have the tendency to geek hard when it comes to his art, but he’s more than your average fanboy. Through heavy strokes of caped heroes and edgy imageries, he takes you deeper into his geekish yet chill universe.
FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY ABSURD HUMOR
All kidding aside, Kwanangdalaw’s stickers are a big joke. Dripping vibrant hues onto a cartoonish sense of absurdity, they certainly know hot to make you smile with a flick of the wrist.–POLA POCKET