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Christmas Gift Ideas For The Ladies In Your Lives
by Martine De Luna,  November 03, 2015

SM gift guides - moms

We visited the SM Store last weekend to get some ideas for Christmas gifts. It’s only sixty or so days til Christmas — yay! I enjoy shopping for our gifts in SM, especially when it’s not yet crowded by the Christmas rush, like around this time. There were a number of ideas I picked up, not just within the department store, but among the partner establishments, too. I listed down some that I thought would make good, practical and pretty gifts for the moms in particular! Here we go.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Playful throw pillows from John Lewis (SM Makati): Throw pillows are a great way to spruce up a sofa or bedroom, and they are always useful. These cute ones actually make a great mom & dad gift!

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Tea service in casual white, John Lewis (SM Makati): A coordinated set of china is always a delight for the lady of the house.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Scented candles, Croft Collection (SM Makati): Candles are useful in our country because we get that occasional brownout, but they also help make a home feel more cozy, not just during the holiday season. These Croft candles come in various scents, and are perfect gifts.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Origins Gift selections (SM Makati): I know any mama would love to receive a gift pack of Origins skincare. They are not famous for their creams, balms and masks for nothing! This brand is only available at the SM Makati store, but it is worth a trip. The staff are very helpful in guiding you to make a gift purchase, and you can also get one of their ready-to-gift boxes, to save on time and wrapping.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

A playful handbag (Available at all SM Store Ladies’ sections): There are soooo many bag choices inside the SM Store that it’s actually a fun idea to get a bag each for all the women on your list, like your mom, sister, aunt or grandma. I recommend either a nice large tote or satchel (for busy work days) or a nice sleek clutch (to encourage that mama to get up, get dressed and party).

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Travel-inspired accessories from Kultura (SM Megamall, Makati, North EDSA, etc.): The Kultura section of the SM Stores are often overlooked for being tourist-y and the haven for balikbayan type fare, but it is a wanderluster’s happy place! I found a number of interesting, beautiful and budget-friendly accessories such as woven totes, pouches, cosmetic kits, hats and handheld fans — all very gift-worthy! I especially like this new natural-and-black & white themed collection.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

SM gift guides - moms

For the more extravagant shoppers out there, try the Kultura section of the SM Store Makati, where they have a curated selection of handcrafted luxe accessories using authentic semi-precious gems and stones. These are priced much higher than the usual Kultura fare (about Php3000 to 5000 per necklace, for example). But these are one-of-a-kind pieces, so you can be sure each piece is unique.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Crate & Barrel entertaining ware (SM Makati, SM Mega Mall – Fashion Hall): Crate & Barrel has some gift-friendly items worth mentioning! At the time we visited, their homeware selections were at 30% off, so there were a lot of finds worth looking at for gifting. Currently, these copper pieces (Moscow mules, bowls and trays) are the hot ticket items, and much more affordable here than other department stores. (I grabbed two mules for myself — couldn’t resist them for me and Ton!)

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Another great gift idea from Crate & Barrel are these woven pastel-colored baskets from their bath section — one of my favorite areas. A great mom gift might be one of these baskets filled with a lovely guest and face towel (also from Crate), coupled with some bath oils or bath gels from SM’s beauty section, or even from Watson’s personal store (which can also be found at any SM mall). Tie that basket up with some tulle and a holiday bow, and it makes a thoughtful, practical and pretty gift for any lady of the house.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

H & M Home home accessories (SM Makati): The H&M Home store in SM Makati is quite well stocked, so you’d be able to find a lot more selections here. I thought these “Mr & Mrs” acrylic cups can double as caddies for dressers, and make a cool “dad & mom” or “couple gift.” Instead of giving it as is, you could fill the caddy up with personal items: rolled hankies or a playful pair of socks, perhaps.

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

These pink bathroom accessories also add a sweet touch. Couple the liquid bath dispenser with a nice tall bath & body wash from Watson’s, or even from the supermarket, and you have a practical, affordable gift. (Wrap them in a nice box from National Bookstore, protected by some pretty tissue paper, then tie it up with a nice bow, and am! You have a gift.)

 

 

 

SM gift guides - moms

Pampering treats at Beauty & Butter nail salon (Selected SM Malls): Beauty & Butter nail salons are in many SM Mall locations, and offer full service pampering services — something all moms need! Visit any branch and purchase some gift certificates that can be exchanged for any of their services. To make the gift more impactful and pretty, wrap it inside a small gift box along with a bottle of Zoya 5-free, vegan nail polish, available in loads of colors at any Beauty & Butter branch.

 

 

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I hope I gave you some ideas for gifts for moms, which you can buy at an SM mall nearest you! (For ideas on what to get dad, check out fellow blogger Carlo Ople’s blog post “HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 10 THINGS YOU CAN BUY FOR YOUR DAD“, with other selections that you can also find in your neighborhood-friendly SM supermall). Finally, remember to check out the fine deals and shopping treats happening right now at your nearest SM Supermall (see poster for details, or visitSMSUPERMALLS.COM). Happy holiday shopping!

 

 

MERRY SM CHRISTMAS_Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

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