Just a few days to go and its Christmas time in the city! A favorite time of the year for everyone especially the Filipino children. So, come on and let’s getta hang a socks coz our dearest Santa is coming to town. By this time he’s already making a list of things to buy for Christmas. Checking it twice to sure that nobody forget on his list.
But do you know exactly where Santa’s fave shop to buy? "Eh di saan pa sa tiangge-an sa Divi at sa Greenhills!!!!” Hahaha. Kidding aside, everybody can be a Santa that gives gifts just to make everyone’s Christmas merry and bright. And for those budget conscious shoppers that wants to be a Santa on Christmas, Divisoria (fondly called “Divi” by locals) and Greenhills are the popular place to shop for your Christmas give away.
At Divisoria located at the heart of Manila, explore areas such as Divisoria Mall, Tutuban Mall, Juan Luna Street, Tabora Street, Ascarraga Building, Divisoria Night Market and the hottest tiangge ( local term for Bazaar) of town -168 Mall, along Sta. Elena and Soler Street. All low end products but great buys are here. You can also find shops here that accept Credit cards just in case you run out for cash. Prices of goods are really cheaper and yet you can still haggle ( local term for "tawad") lower up to 50% less. While doing your shopping needs bewares of pickpocket’s coz during this season they’re also busy doing their deeds so keep an eye on your purse at all times. As much as possible the best time to shop here is one month before the yuletide season to escape Christmas rushing and the maddening crowd. Another advise set a budget before going and have a short list of the things you plan to buy . Wear a simple outfit and avoid wearing expensive jewelry to make haggling convince-sable and success.
And for those shoppers with expensive taste but less in cash, another favorite bargain shopping venue is at Greenhills Shopping Complex located at San Juan region of Metro Manila, bounded by Ortigas Avenue on the west, Connecticut Street on the south, Club Filipino and Annapolis Street on the north and Missouri Street on the east. A shopping mall that has a both mall and tiangge in one roof, where you can find everything in bargain especially during Christmas. This mall carries a great array of ready to wear clothing's, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cellphones, and electronics. You can also find here over run imported goods and products which are almost like the original. Shops in this mall also allows haggling but be patient and polite to win the discount you're wanting for. Aside from fab bargains, Greenhill’s also has great dining and entertainment options to relax after shopping.
Ho! Ho! Ho!...Merry X'mas and Happy shopping everyone:D