Christmas is almost here! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?
I’m a big fan of doing my Christmas shopping in one place. For me, it’s less stressful and more time-efficient, and all I need to do is find a store that has everything I would love to give (and receive!) and my Christmas gift list–and maybe a rest area where I can admire my purchases afterwards :). Lucky for me there’s an SM Makati nearby, with my fave section of all time–The SM Stationery department! I belong to that SLSB club–Stationery Lover Since Birth, and I had to remind myself when I shopped that I was shopping for gifts for other people and not myself, haha (but I got myself some goodies too as a ‘reward’ for successfully ticking off all the items in my Christmas shopping list, heh #treatyoself).
I noticed that SM Stationery had so many wonderful gift possibilities and they couldn’t be more perfect for the holiday season. I know for a lot of us Filipinos, Christmas means ‘exchange gift’ time, or ‘secret santa’, where you spread the holiday cheer by having a group of people exchange names for a secret surprise gift exchange. Categories like “something cute”, “something long”, etc. are usually decided on by the group and a set budget for each gift is also agreed upon. It’s a fun way to be creative and to bond with your officemates or relatives, and it’s something a lot of Pinoys look forward to during Christmastime.
If you’re looking for some exchange gift inspiration or you just want to see gift suggestions that you yourself would love to receive, I’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for you!
I’ve grouped them according to the usual exchange gift categories to make it quicker and easier for you. The fun part is that you can also mix and match items from various categories because the pens, which are usually “something long” are so cute that they can also be “something cute”, and I think we can all agree that everything in SM Stationery is something useful (especially if you’re a member of the SLSB club like me!). The best part is that you can buy everything in one place–they can all be found in the SM Stationery department. Enjoy, and I hope you find the guide useful! 🙂
Washi tapes, paper tapes and stickers:
Be fashionable when listening to your fave songs with these trendy headphones:
They have a lot of earphones in various colors too!
Organize your life and workspace/study area with these colorful paper clips and other office supplies:
So many colors in one pen! Perfect for planners and journals. Multi-colored pens:
I lumped them all in one category because they’re all those 3! 🙂
Animal pouches and wallets:
Correction tape, magnets and erasers:
Animal and cupcake keychains:
Too cute! Bunny earphones:
Colorful storage solutions:
Squishy miniature luggage wallets:
Kneadable art erasers:
Squishy penguin wallets and squishy camera wallets:
Squishy luggage tags!
They have so many sparkly metallic pens!
Must. not. hoard. metallic. tapes.
These are pens with perfume at the end!
Scented pens, markers and pencils! Bonus: They come in Christmasy scents and I really really wanted all of them:
These pens are so fluffy, they felt like clouds on my hands:
Neck pillows, fluffy and soft pouches and keychains:
This is a pen, a keychain, a penlight and a whistle! A must-have for anyone:
Pens in the shape of lollies and fruits, won’t break any dietary restrictions:
Help them label all their items with this labelmaker. I plan on getting that wood grain and clear tape for myself soon!
For scrapbooking and for crafting:
Everyone I know would be glad to receive a powerbank. Or two.
They have shelves upon shelves of pens in various colors:
True story: My life was changed when I got a usb fan–now the daily commute is a bit more bearable, despite the traffic, haha. These usb fans are cool and practical:
Calendars and planners to help them organize their appointments and gimmicks:
This category is a tough one, but look at this lucky find: This panda sticks out its tongue when pressed. Very unique and cheeky.
Pouches and pencilcases in all the colors of the rainbow:
Eco bags that are very useful and cool-looking too:
I saw these art packs which are so convenient and perfect for giving!
So many notebooks, journals, notepads, and sketchpads! Paper heaven!! I could spend days in this place:
To wrap up your presents, they also have gift wraps categorized by color, which was a nice touch for me:
If you’re too busy or in a hurry, they have ready-made pouches as well aside from the paper bags which I think is a cute and unique way of packaging your presents.
Happy Holiday shopping! 🙂