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9 Bazaar Finds to Complete Your Christmas Shopping


Photo by Shaira Luna  I  Words by Margarita Buenaventura

Just like dear old Santa Claus—it really is better to give than to receive. But when you’ve got a Christmas shopping list longer than Noli me Tangere, you wouldn’t want to get caught hopping from store to store at the very last minute.

Here at THE START, we’re huge fans of checking off our naughty and nice list as early as possible. To help make that happen, we tapped a few bazaar organizers to let us peek into what their stalls will be selling this year. From tasty treats to cute stocking stuffers, these bazaar organizers share their own favorite gift items that’ll hopefully help you finish your shopping list in the nick of time. After all, the best gift you can give yourself is a Christmas holiday that’s devoid of stress.


Gifts for guys: foldable bikes


When: December 5-7 and 19-21

Where: The Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City

1. “We’re very proud to have a space for dedicated for guys. We’ll be selling things like foldable bikes, which I think will be very popular with shoppers.” —Kat of Pink Carpet Events

2. “We’ll also have airsoft gear and ATVs at the bazaar.” —Kat


A festive spread by Bellychon


When: December 5-7 (Cinderella Pop-Up Store) and December 18-21 (SEA of Glam & Gold)

Where: Cinderella Basement of Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati (Cinderella Pop-Up Store) and Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City

3. “Every year we have authentic designer bags such as Prada, Longchamp, and Gucci that sell quite well. People like buying them as gifts for others or even themselves.” —Iana of SEA Style and Events


Chocolate-dipped mangoes from Calesa

4. “Some of our food concessionaires will be Bellychon, where they will be selling the most succulent lechon belly. Calesa Chocolates, selling their chocolate-dipped mangoes. Another will be Global Flavors Fruit Wines, featuring the classiest tasting fruit wines that people will surely enjoy.” —Iana


Throw pillows by Rax

5. “We also have a lot of one-of-a-kind home decor. I really like Rax Designs for their uniquely designed throw pillows. Eastern Gems sells fashion accessories that use semi-precious stones such as coral, jade, and pearls.” —Chona of SEA Style


Apple products could be cheaper at the Trendsetter’s Bazaar than at stores


When: December 12-14

Where: Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City

6. “Our bazaar is going to have something called the Gadget District. This is where we’re gonna sell a lot of electronic goods from brands like Apple and Western Digital. I would say the items there will be cheaper than in-store, like the Macbook. We may even be including the latest Apple products during the bazaar.” —Vince of the Trendsetter team


When: December 13-14

Where: La Vista Clubhouse, Quezon City

7. “Our Rockport overruns are usually very sellable. Every year, I would say about 100-150 usually line up for those.” —Claudine of CAB Events

8. “There’s also a stall called Mini Collectibles. They sell toys and small items such as mini pens and Post-Its. I think they’re great as random gifts or something you can give to your officemates.” —Claudine

9. “If you want something a little more unique, there’s Bedazzled by Kat. They sell handmade plush toys and accessories. I would say it’s one of my favorites!” —Claudine

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