The Gift List: 6 Stores in Manila For Your Gift and Giveaway Shopping

Be it for birthdays, this Christmas and Kris Kringle season, or for hoarding items for giveaways (or to collect for yourself!) -- here are six mall stores to visit for fun, cute, quirky gifts and collectibles.


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1. Artbox (online shopping available)| Facebook: /artboxphils| IG: @artboxph

This Korean stationery and gift shop brand brings quirky kawaii and unique designs into an assortment of products. It's a one stop shop for writing geeks wanting to hoard paper and writing tools, and also a gift shop if you want to shop for your monito and monita -- many options for both male and female gift recipients.

Gift Ideas: Apparel which includes quirky caps and animal socks, bags, home and office material, stationery and paper products, travel accessories, hair accessories



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2. Papemelroti (online shopping available)| Facebook: /papemelroti | Twitter & IG: @papemelroti

Talk about gift giving throwback -- this all-Filipino family business has been around since the 60s and is popular for its paper products and home items with that distinct homey rustic/antique look, and illustrations. Their line of party favors and giveaways is also extensive, and they're also known for their products with inspirational quotes printed on them.


Hot off the press! Small colored notebooks for 24php each, only from #papemelroti

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Gift Ideas: Desk and office decor, Filipiniana products (cards, shirts, etc.), stationery and products using recycled paper, wall decor, wood carvings


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3. Regina Gift Shop

Second floor, Shoppesville, Greenhills

Each visit to this popular Greenhills haunt usually does not end without a purchase. Think of it as a mini-Divisoria, a store stuffed with many gift items from toys to apparel to makeup to writing tools to collectibles and many, many more. Surplus imported items are sold at good prices, and come holiday season, Regina's is always jampacked with shoppers.

Gift Ideas: Baseball caps, mugs, mobile phone accessories, character pens and stationery, kids apparel, assorted toys


4. Roy&Biv

Twitter & IG: @royandbiv

If you're a color addict, then this store is definitely for hue! The color-loving OC in you will be thrilled with their store display, as instead of items being arranged on shelves per product category, they are group by their color (the store's name is a play on ROYGBIV--the colors of the rainbow). It's the perfect store if you know the favorite colors of your friends and family when you shop gifts for them.

Gift Ideas: Accessories and eyewear, picture frames. bags and shirts, keychains, home decor and glassware

5. Tickles

Twitter & IG: @Tickles_PH

It's a long-time one stop shop in Manila selling fun things you don't really need but want to buy anyway because they're just too fun or cute. From waterguns and gag gifts to fluffy pillows in your favorite junk food design, Tickles will always have something to tickle your fancy.


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Gift Ideas: Stuffed toys, bags and pouches, giveaways and party essentials for bachelorette/hen parties, notepads and pens, travel essentials like zippered bags and sleep masks, etc.

6. Typo | Facebook: /typoshop | Twitter & IG: @typoshop

From Australian apparel brand Cotton On is a creative line of gifts and merchandise called Typo. If you obssess over Pinterest-worthy items for scrapbooking, crafting, journaling, and traveling --- this is most likely your candy store this holiday season.

Gift Ideas: Journals, notebooks, stationery, tech accessories (earphones, cases), bags and travel accessories, books and puzzles, drinkware, home decor and lighting


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