Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Gift Suggestions

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are cramming mall stalls and bazaars for gift ideas.  Well, fret not because here are some fuss-free stuff you can order in the Metro that your friends will definitely enjoy:

1. Prose (from Poetry and Prose Patisserie, Shangrila Mall)

'Tis the season to be jolly! To achieve this, catch up with friends (their chika is like modern-day prose) and go red all the way with this French-inspired dessert.  If you're quite wary about your friends'  sugar intake, they have it in cute diet-friendly miniature versions too.

2.  Backyard Coffee (Metro Pointe Center, P. Guevarra, San Juan)

There's nothing backward about the backyard.  They offer a wide range of desserts to complement your drinks and inspire your creative juices to gush forth.  You can offer a slice of this inspiration to your loved ones.

3. Infinity Shawl (Regine's Boutique)

Can't decide which dress or shawl to give to your friend?  Why not give him/her infinite possibilities in his/her favourite colour?:) Keep the info sheet so you would be guided while having fun.

4. Hi-5 House Hits (Resorts World Manila)

Surprise your little ones with tickets to the whacky group's biggest concert in Manila anytime from December 19-22.  Memorize their songs before you head to the party so you can do the moves.

5. Cookies (Bald Baker, BGC)

Match your matcha and unleash your friends'  inner cookie monster.  My personal fave is Matcha with black sesame, forecast to be the most hip flavour this 2015.

6. Ravioli cun Funghi Porcini (Benassi Ristorante Italiano, Ortigas)

For mushroom addicts, this straightforward modern Italian Restaurant is for you.  They also have remarkable risotto and unforgettable mascarpone (their take on tiramisu, minus the bitter aftertaste ;))

7.  Bejewelled cookies (Krit & Kaye) 

If you adored Lisa Frank as a child, then you'll go gaga over the floral-inspired designs of Krit & Kaye.  Order cake bouquets for your family or shiny shimmering splendid cookies with edible pearls and glitters for your friends.  

8. Perfume

SM Aura recently celebrated its Fragrance Fest.  You could actually go safe and pick scents from the Fresh, Fruity, and Floral families or you could go wild with Oceanic, Oriental, Spicy or even Woody. Have fun testing!

9. Linguini Fini (Megamall)

If you want to go for slow food this Christmas but you don't have the luxury of time to slave away in the kitchen, now's the time to try fresh, nose to tail goodness in this restaurant.  If you want to be a bit adventurous, enjoy their Papardelle Nose to Tail Bolo (flat pasta with pork testa, veal and oxtail ragu, and parmigiano reggiano). Fine pleasure! 

10. Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream (Araneta Center)

Celebrate with Ms Intercontinental 2014 2nd Runner-up Kris Tiffany Janson and her Bb Pilipinas sisters.  Delight in seeing your favourite Disney characters prance and dance on ice in our tropical country!  Show runs from Dec 25-Jan 4.

For more Christmas tips and ideas, catch Morning Pick (Monday-Friday, 7-8:30am) on Daybreak (9TV..soon to be CNN Philippines)


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