Holiday bazaars at the Shang

AS the holidays approach, Shangri-La Plaza fills up with bazaars and fairs where mall guests are sure to find the perfect Christmas gifts for family, friends, and themselves. Premium local and imported plants and plant care essentials that are fitting for every plantito and plantita at The Plant Place by Shang featuring HOME by Ralph and Co. at Level 1 Main Wing until Dec. 31. Drop by for surprises too as HOME by Ralph and Co. gives away freebies for those who purchase P1,000 worth of plants at the pop-up store. An array of  food will be on offer at the Infinite Christmas bazaar at the Lower Ground Level Main Wing on Dec. 3-9 and at the Flavors of Christmas bazaar at the Food Forum on Dec. 17-23. Mall guests can also find gift-ready Filipino-made pantry staples like grains, coffee, and salad dressings at the Paskong Pinoy bazaar at the Lower Ground Level Main Wing until Dec. 2 and again on Dec. 24-30 and at the Deck the Halls a Christmas bazaar at the Grand Atrium on Dec. 16-22. Looking for quirky items from local artists? The Curious Creatives bazaar at the Lower Ground Level Main Wing will offer a range of finds from Dec. 10-16. Get regular updates from Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook and Instagram, or join the community on Viber. There are also new mall hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Christmas gifts from Arte Fino

AT this time of giving, choosing to purchase items that are not only great gifts to give loved ones, but ones that also contribute to helping the communities that made them, are the best presents to bestow. The Arte Fino artisans fair, which is now online at SHOPARTEFINO — shopartefino, has many available items including Upcycled Parol Ornament from the NVC Foundation which is made of coffee pods. The fair has also made it easier to shop by price, with suggestions for gifts under P3,000, P1,500, and P500. Gifts under P3,000 include the Bagtok Pouch from Joanique, shoe horn from Silnag, and the Silang Pineapple Veggie Basket from Zarah Juan. Gifts under P1,500 include the Plorera ng Bulaklak which comes in a set of three from Cornerstone Pottery, a Marawi notebook cover from Great Women; and the Plato Gadget Tray from Haspe Design Studio. Gifts under P500 include a Embroidered Tea Towels, which come in a set of three, from Beyond Borders, and Tipsy Twig wine bottle holders from SustainablyMade by MARSSE.

Holiday containers from Britory

TAKING glass skin to the next level, Britory offers the perfect gift for the skincare junkie —  or for those just dipping their feet in beauty essentials —  with its Holiday containers that come free with a purchase of a combination of Britory Like Snow Serum and Britory Like Snow Cream. Purchase both Britory Like Snow Serum for Glass Skin and Britory Like Snow Cream for Glass Skin on Shopee and Lazada until Dec. 25 and get a free Britory Holiday Container. Britory Like Snow Serum is a functional serum that gives glass skin that glows like snow with the help of ingredients such as niacinamide, glutathione, arbutin, ceramide, neem tree flower extract, walnut leaf extract, and galactomyces ferment filtrate, while Britory Like Snow Cream contains additional ingredients to help soften and lighten the skin as it works its way into the skin’s layers: panthenol, lactobacillus ferment filtrate, niacinamide, glutathione, ceramide, and neem tree flower extract. Learn more about Britory by checking out its social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (

Give the gift of travel this holiday season

GIFT a loved one a seaside escape in Boracay, take the family to swim with the turtles in Coron, or plan a luxurious staycation in the city — all something to look forward to in the New Year. Avail of open-dated vouchers until Dec. 11 with Discovery Hospitality’s Black Friday-Cyber Monday Travel Sale, for stays at the award-winning hotels and resorts Discovery Shores Boracay, Club Paradise Palawan, Discovery Suites, and Discovery Primea. Special perks such as airport transfers, drinks and dining packages, and hi-speed WiFi access are also included in the offers. In addition to meeting all LGU and DOT-mandated health protocols, each Discovery destination also implements Home Safe, the health and safety program developed by managing company Discovery Hospitality Corporation. For more information on Discovery’s Black Friday offers, visit

E-Regalo sa mga Bata launched

CHRISTMAS is the season of giving and if you have plans to make it meaningful for others, especially to children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent typhoons, you can pay it forward through Save the Children Philippines’ E-Regalo sa mga Bata, a Christmas fundraising campaign where individuals can set up their own Simply Giving online page and ask family, friends, and loved ones to make a donation in lieu of their gifts to you. For every P10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children to help them recover and rebuild their lives. Givers of E-Regalo sa mga Bata will receive an E-Regalo kit to help them build their Simply Giving page. As an added treat, fundraisers will be given an E-Christmas Tree and a link to songs by classical singer Lara Maigue upon reaching their target to honor their contributions. E-Regalo sa mga Bata is part of Save the Children Philippines’ ongoing E-Save Natin ang Pasko fundraising campaign. The child rights organization has been providing humanitarian emergency support to thousands of children and their families in the Bicol region. At least 2,000 hygiene kits, family emergency essentials, and water kits have been distributed to affected children and their families in Albay, Camariñes Sur, and Catanduanes. To know more about E-Regalo sa mga Bata, visit