Great Online Finds for Christmas

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Stef dela Cruz, MD 0 Comments

If I could shop online every single time, I would. If I could pick all the furniture and d├ęcor for my home from online stores, I definitely would prefer that. Blame the perennial internet addict in me – I love browsing through online stores!

Unfortunately, I don’t get to see a lot of online stores that offer a wide range of products. More importantly, I don’t want to buy from online stores that I don’t trust.

Online Stores and Finds: My Top Picks

There are just three online stores I trust. I obviously need to do a little more online shopping! But in the Philippines, I have had the chance to shop from just three online stores. I share my list with you below.


Trusted Online Store #1: Suplado Shirts

Suplado Shirts is my favorite go-to store for gift ideas. I love their statement shirts! There is literally nowhere else I can buy their designs since they are an exclusively-online store.

However, Suplado Shirts does join bazaars, such as the upcoming Noel Bazaar by GMA Kapuso Foundation. That’s because Stanley Chi, the man behind the brilliant “suplado” merchandise, is one of the featured celebrities at the GMA Kapuso celebrity bazaar.

But if you can’t wait for the Christmas bazaar, you can always order the shirts online from Suplado Shirts Online Store. They deliver anywhere in the Philippines for just a PhP49 shipping fee – that’s super cheap, don’t you think?

Up next is another great online store. Oh, and I’m giving away a gift voucher, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Trusted Online Store #2: Lazada

Of course, Lazada makes my list. I like how they have a wide selection of items, from household trinkets to fashion buys. I am personally eyeing several items – they’re in limited stocks and part of me is wishing you don’t buy them before I do, he he!

All of the items I’m thinking of buying are below PhP1,500 – that’s currently my budget for online shopping at Lazada. Here are my personal picks.

  • I am loving the smoothie maker from Shake ‘n Go. After blending my drink, I can just detach the jar and it serves as a portable jug with its very own mouth piece for drinking. It looks pretty much like your very own tumbler!
  • I’m thinking of buying the microfiber towels from Bath Essential. I currently have a microfiber blanket which I’m using as a couch cover and I love it! I’m hoping the towels from Bath Essential are just as awesome.
  • The dish drainer is another item on my “want” list! I already have a dish rack, but it would be nice to have a dish drainer that takes care of the dripping water before I store my dishes.
  • Finally, there’s that 12-compartment watch box. My boyfriend has been looking for one that holds his many Suplado Watches (yes, he is endorsing the Suplado Watch of UniSilver Time!) and this would be perfect! I’ll probably get one in black.


Trusted Online Store #3: Zalora

If we’re talking online stores in the Philippines, Zalora should definitely be on the list. Last month, I wrote about birthday gift ideas for yourself and I was quick to recommend Zalora as a place you should check.


Remember: Online Store Giveaway Next Month!

Next month, I will be reviewing the items I buy from both Zalora and Lazada. I will do a comparison of the two! Check back on October for a blow-by-blow account of my online shopping at both stores.

I will also be giving away a PhP300 discount voucher to one lucky reader, so make sure you get updates via my Facebook page! It will be a short giveaway, so if you don’t enter before the giveaway ends, that’s just too bad.

In the meantime, enjoy browsing for great online finds for Christmas at Suplado Shirts, Zalora, and Lazada! If you see a fab item from either Zalora or Lazada which you think I should review, let me know by leaving a comment. Oh, and don’t forget to get in touch with me on Instagram and Twitter!

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.