Christmas has come and gone but I’m sure that some of you are not yet done with your Christmas shopping. Either you didn’t have time to shop before because of work commitments, or you forgot to buy presents for some of your friends. In any case, I suggest you give Kultura Pilipino, located the the 3rd Floor of SM Makati, a visit.
You’re probably wondering why I am pointing you to a souvenir shop. Chances are the mall will be filled with uncontrollable kids and their parents but you are not likely to find them at the Kultura Pilipino. They’d be inside the department store, which you must absolutely avoid going in to unless you wish for a big migraine later on. Plus, the store carries merchandise for everyone, whether your a frugal shopper, an impulsive buyer, or a generous gift giver.
As for myself, I am a very budget conscious shopper so I hunted for Christmas gift items under P100. Here are some of my finds.
Native bangles, or so I call them, that are stylish enough for your fashionista friends.
There are a lot of personal hygiene products sold in the center aisle of SM Kultura. They’ve got virgin coconut oil products like that lip balm above. They also carry herbal soaps — lots of them — from different manufacturers. They’re perfect as gifts because they’re so bright all you have to do is tie them with a ribbon or some native material.
Some people collect coin purses like crazy. You can find many different styles of coin purses, wallets, and bill holders in SM Kultura. Here’s native coin purse.
Other interesting items I saw in the shop are authentic basi and lambanog, bottled Filipino delicacies, barong, and linen shirts that are not only ideal as Christmas gifts but also as birthday gifts for men. There are also Team Manila t-shirts sold in the store along with other clothes for women like sarong, baro’t saya, and beach wear. So, next time that you find yourself in SM Makati, drop by Kultura and see what treasures you can find.