5 Places to Shop for Christmas Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching. We only have a few weeks to set up the lights, Christmas tree, Nativity Scene; not to mention, buy as well as wrap our presents. Additionally, there will be Christmas parties and family gatherings which usually happen before December 25th. So whether you like it or not, you really have to move right now!

In case you have no idea what and where to buy, I will share with you my 5 go-to places for Christmas gifts. These shops sell different products in different price range. But since its Christmas and there are sales everywhere, you might just find something that suits their taste and your budget.

Good luck! 🙂

1. Papemelroti

This is my number 1 go-to shop because the Philippine’s favorite gift shop showcases a wide range of gifts as well as decorative accessories. Papemelroti products are specially designed to inspire, encourage, and uplift people’s spirits. It also features and promotes family values, God’s teachings, and others concerning the country, the home, and the environment.

Just visit any Papemelroti branch or their website to see the new products like the Coin Banks. No one is too young or too old for this item. Papemelroti’s coin banks are conveniently sized, durable, and comes in various designs similar to their wall décor and accessories.

Coin Banks

Extra Small Coin Banks P59 / $1.70
Small Coin Banks P79 / $2.25
Treasure Tin Coin Banks P98 / $2.80
Handcrafted Bank with Label P79 / $2.25

But if you want a different shape, no problem! They have Box Banks where the bottom slides open for easy access to funds. The Box Banks are made of recycled wood and are designed by Robert Alejandro, a multi award winning graphic designer.

Box BanksBox Banks P298 / $8.55

And if you have friends or relatives who love to read actual books, how about these cute Small Bookmarks?

BookmarksCute Animal Bookmarks P49 / $1.40
Buddy Bookmarks Price: P5 / $0.15 per piece

If you like paper products, they have various notebooks, notepads, and so on like the first “Inspire To Win” Giveaway prize. That’s the Shell Woodcut Set.

Like Papemelroti on Facebook to know the latest designs and products as well as sales, promos, an giveaways!
Like Papemelroti on Facebook to know the latest designs and products as well as sales, promos, and giveaways!

Visit Papemelroti to find out more.

2. Bookstore

It doesn’t matter if its Fully Booked, National Bookstore, or Powerbooks. As long as you find the book or paper products you want, then problem solved. But what if you’re on a tight budget or the book isn’t available? No worries because there are other bookstores you can visit.


Try Bookay-Ukay located at #78 Maginhawa st. Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City. They are open daily from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm visit www.facebook.com/bookayukay. I always visit Bookay-Ukay back in college. When I started working, I was only able to visit them once but I brought a friend along. She was really happy and overwhelmed by the amount and selection of books.

Besides Bookay-Ukay, you can also visit Booksale.com.ph. They have various branches in different malls nationwide. They have an abundance of book, so just dig in and find the suitable one.

3. Belle de Jour
Are you familiar with the Belle de Jour Power Planner? If not, well, the Belle de Jour Power Planner is the best planner for women. However, Belle de Jour is more than just a planner, it is a community. They inspire, empower, and teach their bellas to live life to the fullest.

Below are a few of the planners they have.


  • The famous planner is the Belle de Jour Power Planner. It has different pages dedicated for goals, happiness list, dream board, a checklist, and so on. It is inclusive of the #PerksOfABella coupon booklet.
  • NAVI: Your Life Navigator – This is perfect for women who loves to explore. This is inclusive of the #TravelCurious coupon booklet.
  • Everything is Possible – This is for the dreamer who dares to leave a legacy. No coupon booklet included.
  • Focus Journal – This is for the thinker who aims to become the master of his thoughts.
    2016 Petit Plan – A pocket-sized planner for ladies on-the-go.

So which one will it be? Visit ilovebdj.com to know more about their products.

4. QUIRKS Novelties & Curiosities
If you want uniquely designed items, then this is your place. Keep in mind that though unique and sometimes weird (Plug & Play Pourer Cap), all items here can be used for the home, the office, and school.

How about drinking your morning coffee in one of these cool Mood Mugs?

Photo from Quirksph.com
Photo from Quirksph.com

Love music? Then grab these Record Placemats and invite your friends over for a meal complete with a dose of your favorite music.

Photos from Quirksph.com
Photo from Quirksph.com

Need to brighten some space? Use this Rechargeable Bottle Light.

Photos from Quirksph.com
Photo from Quirksph.com

And if you have a friend who always loses his wallet, buy him a Mighty Wallet. It’s a wallet but doesn’t look like it! It comes in various designs such as pad paper, envelop, map and many more.

Mighty Wallets

Visit Quirks now!

5. The Perfect White Shirt
I believe the perfect gift is an item that we can use for a long time. That is why I also believe that t-shirts are great Christmas gifts. The only problem is the size which you can check over here and the design. Good thing there is a so-called The Perfect White Shirt!

TFIOS Shirt and Book

Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones or whatever, movie, book, or series you love, they have it here. But if you want something specific, they do custom printed shirts as well as hoodies, polo shirts, and raglans. Visit perfectwhiteshirt.com for inquires.


Have you decided yet? Check these stores’ website first. Once you’ve made up your mind, head over to their physical shops.

Have fun shopping!

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