You know Christmas is right around the corner when the entire metropolis is in a frenzy to prepare holiday feasts, Christmas gifts, and bongga house décor. But truth be told, what always takes up the most time is the gift shopping. Let’s face it, gift shopping is so time-consuming and tedious only because we want to make sure that we give gifts that our loved ones will actually like. It is in this truth that the Noel Bazaar thrives. Having established itself as the ultimate one-stop holiday shopping destination for the past 18 years, the Noel Bazaar is back for its biggest run yet this year. From Christmas décor, toys and novelty items, apparel, footwear, bags and accessories, to skin care and beauty items, the Noel Bazaar has just about everything you need to pull off that Christmas list!
From sweet, thoughtful gifts for the ‘rents to cute keepsakes for the barkada, we’re dishing 10 gift ideas below for all the loved ones in your lives:
1. For the office bestie
The daily coffee runs, the rant breaks in between stressful meetings – what better way to tell your office BFF that you appreciate her than with a special tumbler such as this! This tumbler will be perfect for those coffee runs and for keeping her hydrated at the office. Major bonus: you encourage her to save the environment as well!
2. For the boyfriend
Boyfriends deserve to be spoiled too! Up his OOTD game with this super stylish windbreaker that will surely look sharp on any lad. This jacket is perfect for those dates out of town or to the movies. Because let’s keep it real – it’s the ladies who benefit the most when their boyfriends look handsome.
3. For your inaanak
At one point in our lives, we’ve all been in this predicament: not knowing what to get our inaanaks and pamangkins because it seems like they already have all the toys in the world! Make your gift fun and creative this Christmas with this storybook torch. Slumber parties will definitely be more interactive the next time around!
4. For your girl gang
They say all you need in life are your girlfriends and we totally agree! These fanny packs come in all kinds of colors and designs, making it perfect for the whole barkada. Get one design for every member of your crew and step out in style during your next hang out sesh. Your fashionista friends will thank you for it.
5. For your techie brother
We all have that go-to person for anything technical, may it be troubleshooting our laptops in time for a deadline or deciding which Android to get. For your ever-patient bro who’s around to answer your one million techie questions, get him a power bank he can bring around for his travels. You’ll get best sibling award for sure!
6. For your boss
Let’s set the records straight: whether you look up to your boss or secretly want to kill him or her (not literally), a Christmas gift is necessary to maintain workplace pleasantry. Get your boss a bottle of wine to get on his or her good side. Monster or mentor, everyone appreciates a classy, well-thought of gift!
7. For your “tita” friend
Every barkada has a ‘mother’ who takes care of everyone else. The mature one who also happens to be obsessed with early morning yoga or with gluten-free anything. While she can get very nit-picky at times or is super prone to nag us about getting our lives together, what ever would we do without them? Send a little gratitude her way this Christmas with a cult favorite – essential oils. The aroma and the health benefits will be something she’ll be into in an instant.
8. For your mom
A kiss hello, a warm embrace – it doesn’t really take much to put a smile on our super moms’ faces. This Christmas, why not get her a token of appreciation in the form of some pretty awesome bling so she never forgets how special she is to you? Pay homage to your first ever friend and forever partner in life with this thoughtful accessory.
9. For your dad
Give your old man’s arm candy some TLC and get him a classy container where he can stash his prized possessions. If you want to go above and beyond, why not fill in all five slots with some brand new watches as well? LOL, who are we kidding. Our salaries can’t even handle one Rolex. What more five. But hey, when it comes to the first man in our lives, watches are secondary. What matters is how much time we get to spend with them!
10. For your furry babies
Our furry family members bring us joy all-year round so why not show them some love this Christmas? Get them this super cute get-up so they look extra cute in family photos or for when you have loved ones over for noche buena! Your doggo will most definitely be the center of attention during the holidays in this OOTD.
The Noel Bazaar series will be at the following venues this holiday season: World Trade Center on November 15 to 30, The Filinvest Tent Alabang on November 29 to December 2, December 13 to 16, and December 20 to 23, and SMX Convention Center on December 14 to 23.
What truly elevates the Noel Bazaar apart from other holiday bazaars is its fervent drive to help those who are in need, especially during the season of giving. The event is for the benefit of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Philippine Daily Inquirer Foundation, Gifts and Graces Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, along with the Noel P. Gozon Medical Clinic and Lingkod Puso Foundation.
The Noel Bazaar 2018 Series is in partnership with the GMA Network, GMA News TV, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, DZBB 594 Super Radyo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, INQUIRER.NET, Northern Living, Southern Living and NoliSoli.ph. Other Media Partners include The Foreign Post, Manilashopper.com, WhatsHappening.ph, Take Off Philippines, WhenInManila.com, What’s To Love PH, Bazaar Whisperer, Discover MNL, Tara Sa South, South Snippets, Tiga South Ka Ba, Fork Spoon Manila, What To Eat PH, Yuneoh, and EntrepNegosyo.
You’re in for a treat this Christmas! Mark your calendars, spread some good cheer and celebrate the holidays at the Noel Bazaar. Shopping, food, entertainment and prizes await! For more information about the Noel Bazaar 2018 Series, and to inquire about event details, contact Events Organizer, CUT Unlimited Inc. at direct line +632 372-7023 to 25, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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