Christmas Gift Ideas Available in the Philippines 

Running out of ideas on what gifts to get for people you love? No fear, for I am here, bearing suggestions as to what you can give to your love ones. Here are some suggestions:

BYS Makeup for the Beauty Aficionados

BYS Philippines brand is getting good reviews from beauty bloggers themselves. I like their Brow Powder,  Matte Liquid Lipsticks,  and Cream Foundation.

Bags for Organizing

The SM Store has a section that sells these cool bags,  and other accessories. It’s perfect for someone you know who collects makeup,  pens,  colored pencils,  and other similar thingamajig .

Baked Goodies from The French Baker

French Baker has a myriad of selections you can give for those with a sweet tooth or the health conscious.  I like their Walnut Bread,  Whole Wheat Croissant and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Healthy Snacks

I went to Starbucks with friends of my mom,  and the birthday celebrant treated us with this organic snacks. There are also stores here that sell them like Healthy Options.


Stoneware  Cookware

The sales guy convinced us to get this non stick pan and he showed that nothing sticks to it,  even burnt sugar. This is available in SM Department Store.

Books on Japanese languages for those who loves to learn Nihongo

Tuttle Publishing showcases their books in a Jellyfish Education event at the Philippine Trade Center in Pasay City. Please visit the Tuttle Publishing  Facebook page for questions.

Children’s books for kids

I met a girl at a talk in Binan, Laguna. Her name is Sheila Lopez . She is a children’s books writer. I plan to write extensively about her in an upcoming post. She came out with her story called Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento (Grandmother Apura and Grandfather Un Momento translated to English).

In my opinion, I think books are the best gift to give to kids even in this digital age.  It’s also perfect for learning about the culture of people from other countries. For inquiries about her work, you may visit Facebook Page of Sheila Lopez.


I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. Have a great day everyone!


Christmas in the Philippines

As soon as the -ber months hit the Philippines, meaning from September to December, you will hear Christmas songs being played on the radio. Popular tunes like Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts , Gary Valenciano’s Pasko na Sinta Ko ( It’s Christmas, Darling) and Pasko Na Naman Muli ( roughly translated as It’s Christmas Once Again).

Christmas is the best time for everyone in the Philippines because families are gathered and spend time together. It usually includes lavish food preparations with all the relatives. Some families spend it at a hotel and have Christmas dinner there. Celebrations vary depending upon the familiy’s preferences.

I will be showing photos of Christmas displays located in public areas like malls, and the like. Here are some of my favorite displays:


SM City Sucat Walt Disney’s Cars themed Christmas Tree

With reference to the movie Cars, the tree is made up of rubber tires. Beside the tree is a Disney signage you can take a photo with.


Teddy Bear Christmas Tree, SM City Sucat

Huge Christmas Tree display in Cubao,Quezon City

I attended an event in Eastwood, and heading for home, you wouldn’t miss passng by Cubao, near Araneta Center. I saw this huge tree wherein people are taking selfies with.I took the chance and made a trying hard selfie as well.


Christmas Displays at Santana Grove, Paranaque City

City of Dreams Casino Christmas Display