The holiday shopping spree has officially started and if you aren’t experiencing the recent high foot traffic at malls lately, then that means you’re either prepared with your gifts or you’re leaving it for last-minute shopping. You probably know by now that last-minute shopping causes more trouble and stress so kick start your gift hunting at the various events and bazaars happening in the metro starting this weekend.
This holiday season, you no longer have to go all the way to Dapitan Arcade to buy local handicrafts, holiday decor, and furniture. Until the end of December, Cloverleaf Balintawak makes the famed shopping destination more accessible through Little Dapitan. Not only will a visit there let you deck your halls with festive decor, you’ll also find some beautiful gift items–all hand-crafted by local artisans.
BGC Art Mart
December 6-7, 13-14 | 5pm to 10pm | BGC Arts Center, Taguig
BGC’s weekly Art Mart is on holiday mode. Drop by during the weekends and score affordable, unique, and creative gifts that are handcrafted by local artisans. There’s a wide selection of items from crafts and wearables to prints and fashion. And if you’re feeling a little hungry after all that shopping, grab a bite from the various food stalls and listen to some live music.
Expo Mom 2019 Holiday
December 6-8 | 10am to 10pm | Glorietta Activity Center, Makati
Over 250 trusted brands from local mompreneurs and exhibitors will be celebrating at the Expo Mom 2019 Holiday. Moms can enjoy a line-up of performances & Christmas caroling to feel the spirit of Christmas. They can even take their families with them to join in on the fun!
Pasko Serye: Local Handicrafts and Artisans
December 6-8, December 20-22 | 10am to 10pm | The Podium Mall
Community brand Gawang Kamay will be hosting a pop-up bazaar with local entrepreneurs, start-ups, and artists as merchants. It’s a great place to get great gifts of one-of-a-kind trinkets, arts and crafts, and products and at the same time to support our local community of makers.
Manila Sneaker EXPO
December 8 | 1PM to 8PM | SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig
Sneakerheads unite! Over 40 local and international sneakers and streetwear merchants will be gathering at the Manila Sneaker Expo this Sunday. And as an extra treat, lucky attendees will get to meet YouTube’s biggest hypebeast and event special guest Quias Omar. Those attending are also allowed to sell their shoes to other sneaker lovers in the venue.
Get your admission tickets here!
Holiday Gift Guide Gadget Festival
December 13-15 | 10am to 10pm | Glorietta Activity Center, Makati
Enjoy three days of exclusive promos, discounts, product demos, workshops, free cleaning services and more at the Gadget Festival hosted by premiere photography retail shop Henry’s Professional. Grab this chance to buy yourself a gift for doing well this 2019!
Rockwell Lifestyle Bazaar
December 13-16 | 9pm to 12am | The Rockwell Recreation & Sports Club
Aside from the various pop-up stalls with favorite brands, Rockwell Lifestyle Bazaar also has a number of workshops and activities lined up for its guests. There’s an Essential Oils For Stress workshop on Friday, a session on Eating Healthy For Christmas on Saturday, and a mini Kids’ Yoga class on Sunday. All of it are for free so make sure to take your family shopping with you!
The Feel Good Market Christmas Fair
December 14-15 | 4pm to 10pm | Top of the Glo, Glorietta Makati
It’s great to find bazaars celebrating local crafts and supporting local artists. The Feel Good Market Christmas Fair hosted by Urban Arts & Crafts Fair will be having a pop-up bazaar in Makati so the workaholics can find time to look for gifts. They will be showcasing unique, fresh, and raw artisanal products. If you are interested in being a merchant, you can sign up here.
Where are you planning on shopping for Christmas gifts this year? Share it with us!