The Ultimate Metro Manila Pre-Christmas Shopping Guide
With all the hustle-and-bustle for the season, it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed and confused with the back-to-back bonanzas. And when that happens, the most obvious thing that follows is that you miss out on vital must-haves – whoops!
No worries, though, because we got you covered with the ultimate checklist of all the things you gotta prepare just in time for your Christmas celebrations – with everything found just within the Metro! Let’s get started, shall we?
Item#1: Dandy Decors
From fairy lights and funky garlands to tall Christmas trees and brilliant lanterns, going all out when decorating will definitely set the mood! You get plus points for cute Santa figurines, too!
Check-out: Tayuman, Recto, 168 Mall, and Divisoria for great, affordable Christmas decorations!
Item#2: Glam Gifts
As they say, sharing is caring! And what better way to embody it than during the Holidays? Make sure to spread your blessings by giving out thoughtful gifts to your friends and loved ones!
Check-out: SM and Ayala Malls for huge sales and discounts!
Item#3: Classy Clothes
Of course, aside from the beautiful wraps for your presents, you better dress to impress! Be sure to include hints of green, red, white, and gold to match the festive colors!
Check-out: Garage sales, thrift shops, and Ukay-ukay for fun finds!
Item#4: Extra Entertainment
No celebration is complete without fun bonding times. Bring out your competitive side through board games, see your favorite Christmas movies on Blu-Ray, or even sing carols on Karaoke!
Check-out: Toy Kingdom for new board games, Department stores for handy, karaoke microphones.
Item#5: Festive Food, Groceries, and Supplies
Last but definitely not the least, make sure that you have everything you need in order to prepare the best Christmas feast: From meal ingredients, snacks, beverages, dining supplies, linens, and all else in between. Because nothing spells love more than a delicious spread shared with all your favorite people, right?
Check-out: Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, and Puregold for a one-stop shop of everything!
Each household has a different set of traditions on how they celebrate the season so others might have additional items on their lists but whether it’s an extravagant get-together or a simple gathering, these are the basic essentials you’ve got to cover and you’re good to go. It’s a once a year extravaganza so don’t be afraid to splurge as the Christmas countdown begins!