The perfect places for the perfect Christmas presents

By Patricia May P. Catan


IT’S the most wonderful time of the year yet again, and that means it’s time to wear Santa’s hat once more and spread glee among family and friends. Part of every household tradition during Christmas is gift giving — everyone’s favorite part of the holidays. And since Christmas is the season of giving, nothing warms our hearts more than to be able to bring presents to the most significant people in our lives. Christmas presents should be something that are well thought of and if you’re still scratching your heads on where to buy gifts, SunStar Weekend gives you a short rundown on where you can shop for the holidays.


When you can’t decide where to start your Christmas shopping escapade and when choosing from all the different boutiques get too overwhelming, we have found a suitable store just for you. Here you will find everything you need in just one place and the best part? Everything is at an affordable price point!

Miniso, the well-loved fast fashion Japanese brand, has finally found its way to Cebu and opened their first branch in the island at the second level of SM City Cebu, making it their 36th outlet in the Philippines. This 560-square-meter branch is their second biggest in the country, which means there are more choices available for you to check out just in time for the holiday season.

The spirit of giving is made alive during this time of year and why not give back to the people who made your 2017 with a little something from Miniso? It won’t be hard to find what you’re looking for before the store is full of small things that’s both creative and useful.

Not only are they reasonably priced, but you are assured of the quality of their products — from home and fashion accessories, health and beauty products, office supplies to just about everything — Miniso is indeed a giver’s haven. Now you don’t have to worry about any Christmas shopping dilemma because Miniso has everything you need, and probably even more.

The Biggest Furniture Christmas Bazaar

If you’re planning on going big with Christmas gifts this season and maybe want something that’s practical for everyday use, then you should drop by The Biggest Furniture Christmas Bazaar hosted by The Furniture City. Now you might think that buying furniture costs a lot of money, but not at The Biggest Furniture Christmas Bazaar. They’re specially priced to fit your budget so you can take home a furniture or two.

Aside from shopping for Christmas presents, maybe you could also score great finds that suit your taste with an array of unique and top-quality products to choose from. What’s great about this bazaar is that Cebu’s leading furniture companies are displaying a broad range of products for indoor and outdoor furniture. That includes tables, chairs, sofa sets, and beds.

Rain or Shine, Home Suite, GLC Fine Living and Uratex are also showcasing their products as well as gifts, toys and houseware manufacturers and distributors among 35 exhibitors. Expanding choices and gift ideas are several distributors of garments, fashion jewelries and food items for an even broader selection of items that’s ideal for gift giving.

If you’re not convinced yet, exhibitors are offering highly discounted items with a whopping range of 50 to 70 percent price cut-offs! Make sure to drop by at the Paradise Garden Events Pavilion along H. Abellana St., Jagobiao, Mandaue City, Cebu. The bazaar is only up to this day so don’t be the last to get your hands on those fine items!


The upgraded Guess store at Ayala Center Cebu.

Fashion items are an everyday staple because we never go out of the house without one, right? It is arguably more than just a want, but a need. Since they are considered essential for your everyday lifestyle needs, then don’t you think they are also the perfect gift for the holiday season? You’ll never go wrong with wrapping up a few for your loved ones because they’ll surely appreciate it more than ever.

The newly renovated Guess store at Ayala Center Cebu offers an extensive choice of clothes, bags and accessories. They even brought back their iconic tees coming in different styles, while at the same time also serving some mean fashion-forward outfits that are always above the others with an edgy yet chic signature look.

This way you can personally style your family and friends adding a fun element to picking out your Christmas gifts. It also implies that you’ve put much time and effort because you have each of their individual preference in my mind. Jumpstart your Christmas shopping for your fashionista family and friends at the revamped Guess store located at Level 1 of Ayala Center Cebu.

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