The “Ber” months are here and so is your holiday spirit. This is the first Christmas season since the pandemic that we’re celebrating without restrictions—and what a merry Christmas it will be. Yes, we're very excited!
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The best part? It also rewards shoppers with a world of perks and privileges with the Ortigas Community Card, which gives members exclusive discounts. The digital card also allows members to participate in Community Card-exclusive events!
Here are 12 shops to check out as you’re making your list and checking it twice to find out who’s been naughty or nice.
A mix of tiangge and boutiques is a good way to go through your Christmas list. One of Metro Manila’s first-ever shopping malls, Greenhills has over 2,000 stores offering clothing, shoes, gadgets, jewelry and so much more.
Start 2023 with new kicks (or end 2022 with a new pair) for yourself and loved ones. AfterMarket Philippines specializes in sneakers and all kinds of footwear and casual clothing for the urbanite. Check out their collectible basketball shoes like the Nike Kobe Protro and classic models like the Jordan 1.
2. Daiso Japan PH
Daiso Japan is one of those stores where you will find what you need and what you didn’t think you needed but do. Prices start at P88 for fun stationery products, toys, lifestyle products, beauty and fashion apparel, home decor, Japanese interior and household items, home improvement products, kitchenware, pet food and accessories, licensed Sanrio and more kawaii items.
|Looking for plush toys, garden tools and kitchenware? You’ll find them all at Daiso Japan. |
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Are you a Funko fanatic or a Twice fan? Have you been searching for Marvel and Star Wars collectible dolls? CO has them—and more. You will feel like a kid in a candy store as you browse products from Panini Stickers, Third Culture, Monster Pulls and Pop.ph. From Frozen to FIFA to Fortnite, there’s a box waiting to be bought and put under the tree this Christmas.
|ARMYs and Star Wars diehards, unite! Co. Store’s range of collectibles will delight kids and fans of all persuasions.|
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The pearl shops at Greenhills have made the mall a destination for jewelry buyers. The Philippines is a rich source of South Sea Pearls and Greenhills has made it convenient for shoppers by putting various sellers from all over the country under one roof. Whether it’s natural or farmed pearls, a pair of earrings (or necklace) will make the recipient feel special and loved.
|Find your holiday sparkle as you browse Greenhills’ more than 300 stores selling the finest South Sea pearls.|
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5. FUR Ever Happy Pet Accessories
Christmas is not just for humans, but for our fur babies too. Since our pets give us so much love throughout the year, let’s make the holidays special for them with food treats and accessories from FUR Ever Happy Pet Accessories. Watch those tails wagging and let them do zoomies when they see you loaded with toys, treats and grooming supplies. Yes, wrap their gifts nicely too.
6. Heide Art Gallery
Looking for one-off pieces that truly fit someone special? Head to Heide Art Gallery. It’s like looking for treasure that’s hidden yet in plain sight among antiques, artworks and home accessories that you won’t find in department stores. This is shopping for someone you know very well.
7. The Urban Gardening Shop
For the plantitos and plantitas who want to expand their brood, the Urban Gardening Shop provides services and eco-friendly products for every green thumb and newbie. Whether you’re growing microgreens in your kitchen or rosemary in your garden, the store has sustainable products for greens.
There’s something for every athlete and weekend warrior at Decathlon. Decathlon–the largest sporting goods retailer that carries products for 70 sports. Are your family members into sports? Get them new gear for next year! Encourage your friends on a fitness journey! Gift them with a new exercise outfit that says how much you care for their health.
Encourage your loved ones to pursue their physical activities with new gear. Decathlon carries products for 70 sports.
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Estancia—Ortigas Malls’ flagship mall for upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment—makes Christmas shopping a delight with its well-designed spaces and attentive service. From movie dates to shopping marathons and Sunday brunches, Estancia at Capitol Commons is always a great place to pick gifts and to have a good time without hurry or stress.
9. Retail Lab
The multi-brand Retail Lab is the boutique for when you’re not sure what kind of gift to buy but you’re sure you want it made by young designers and independent labels. Originally by the SoFA Design Institute, Retail Lab houses Soak Swimwear, Neon Island, Eighth Mermaid, ANMA Lifestyle, I Love Koi, and Jean & Rosz.
TOMS started as a simple idea that turned into a global label and movement. The founder decided to take action when he saw extreme poverty and children without shoes in Argentina. He turned the traditional Argentine alpargata shoe into a revolutionary movement, matching every pair of TOMS purchased with new shoes for a child in need. TOMS has expanded its collections for every style—and still retains its signature silhouette.
|TOMS’ One for One movement means every time you buy a pair of their shoes, TOMS gives a new pair to a child in need.|
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12. The SM Store
The SM Store does have it all for you! Occupying three floors at Estancia’s East Wing, this branch is very much in tune with Estancia’s aesthetics. The SM Store is your go-to department store when your shopping list includes your own everyday needs and Christmas gifts. Browse its extensive offerings of clothing, beauty products, home furniture and everything in between. You’ll find gifts for everyone under one roof.
Start your Christmas shopping early and make this year’s celebration a most memorable one. But if you just can’t find the time to go shopping, you can shop online at Your Daily Store, the online portal of Ortigas Malls tenants that showcases their products. Download the Ortigas Malls app and register for an Ortigas Community Card and enter a world full of amazing discounts, perks, and special events! Get the latest updates by visiting Ortigas Malls on Facebook, and follow @greenhillsph, @tiendesitasph, @estanciaph on Instagram.