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Where to Shop For Christmas Gifts This Weekend

It’s the weekend yet again, and as the Christmas season approaches, more and more exciting events are coming up, to make the season merrier. Hey, did you realize, it’s just 37 days before Christmas?! Now, if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, this weekend offers great shopping destinations that are worth checking out:


Noel Bazaar

This annual holiday shopping event has been going on for 17 years now. It is well loved for the wide array of options it gives shoppers from fashion, beauty, home, and food goodies. This year, it becomes even more of a go-to shopping destination as it houses the first International Food Feast Bazaar that will surely make for a fun food trip with your family and friends. Noel Bazaar is on November 16-19 and November 24-30, 2017 at World Trade Center Manila, November 30-December 3, 2017 at The Filinvest Tent – Alabang, and December 14-17, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center Manila


Spectrum Fair

Skip the crowded malls, and check out the country’s pioneering indoor-outdoor fair. Now on its second year, the Spectrum Fair returns with more great finds. From the name itself, the bazaar offers a “spectrum” of items from fashion, food, home, lifestyle, and arts and crafts. The venue is designed to be Instagram-worthy, which millennials will love, and to have a cool and relaxing vibe that will make the shopping experience more fun. Participating brands include Neon Island, Nara Lifestyle, Mantou Clothing, ANMA Lifestyle, Hue, Aguariva, and Jim Weaver for fashion; Maricar Reyes-Poon’s ChocoLiquorCakes, Buns & Bros, Candid Coffee, Hungry Homies, Healthy Whips, and Aly’s Cookie Bar for food; and Satchmi, Soak Artisan Soap, Spinkie Baby, Grace Home Manila by The Spoiled Mummy for the home, and Catastrophe by Cat Arambulo-Antonio for home and lifestyle; and Wood Arts for arts and crafts. There will also be up-and-coming musicians who will entertain the crowd. Spectrum Fair is on November 18-19, from 10AM to 9PM, at White Space Manila, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati


20th Global Pinoy Bazaar

Shop local this Christmas season. This bazaar, brought by non-governmental organization Yabang Pinoy, offers unique, distinctly Pinoy finds that will make for nice gift ideas for your loved ones. From women’s bags and travel essentials to home and food finds, the 20th Global Pinoy Bazaar deserves some time in your Christmas shopping itinerary. 20th Global Pinoy Bazaar is until November 19, 10AM to 9PM, at Eastwood Mall, Quezon City


Global Pinoy Mini Market

Also brought by Yabang Pinoy, the Global Pinoy Mini Market showcases local brands and their quality products that are proudly Philippine made, like Simone’s Closet, Artsy Kit, George&Rita, and Joanah V Designs. Global Pinoy Market is on November 17-19 and December 8-10, 2017 at Century Mall, Makati and December 2-3 at Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Piñas City                                                                        


Ayala Land’s Pop-Up Town

"A fashion, food, and art feast for all"—shop from over 200 booths! This big holiday shopping event is divided into six zones—Pop Up Shop, Pop Up Market, Pop Up Gallery, Pop Up Local, Pop Up Show and Pop Up Arena—that offers different experiences to shoppers. One of the most exciting things about Pop-Up Town is the section that is dedicated to celebrity’s pre-loved items; shop from celebs like Gretchen Fullido, Nikki Valdez, Miriam Quiambao, and Ara Mina, among many others. Ayala Land’s Pop-Up Town is on November 17-19, 2017 at Circuit Makati and December 2-3, 2017 at ARCA South Taguig


Main and thumbnail photos from Spectrum Fair