The Ultimate ‘lakwatsero’ Holiday Gift Guide: Give Your Travel-holic Loved Ones the Perfect Present This Christmas

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The wind is cold, the Christmas decorations are up, and all your family and friends are cooking up a big reunion for the Holidays. With traveling becoming more accessible these days, it seems like everyone is (or knows someone who is) always on some big adventure halfway across the country, or the globe! It can be your family who spends every Holidays in or out of the country, that uncle or auntie of yours who’s always on a business trip, or that cousin who starts traveling solo to tick more destinations off of his/her bucket list. So before you finish gift hunting this year, why not give them something they can use for their adventures ahead?

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Treat your family to Samsung Digital Appliances’ Merrier Christmas Deals


From October 16 to January 31, 2018, enjoy discounts of up to 25% when you buy Samsung Digital Appliances at any Samsung authorized dealer. The good news doesn’t end there. Apart from premium appliances, Samsung’s Merrier Christmas Deals offers you the chance to earn as much as P7,000 worth of gift certificates from over 20 partner establishments—including Spiral at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Bluewater Resorts in Sumilon, Maribago, and Panglao, Belmont Hotels and Resorts, Zoobic Safari, Max’s Restaurant, and Kenny Rogers Roasters—when you purchase select models.

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Enjoy Christmas with Warm Deals From New World Hotel

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Book a Yuletide Getaway package from 10 December 2017 to 10 January 2018 and enjoy a buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Café 1228, complimentary Internet access, and a special gift for each room category.

Stay in a Superior room and get a bottle of wine; a Deluxe room for a bottle of wine and two movie passes in Ayala Cinemas, or a Residence Club Deluxe room for a bottle of wine and PHP1,000 shopping credits from Store Specialists, Inc. Rates start at PHP5,900.

Additional charges apply for reservations made for or passing through the night of 31 December 2017.

Sumptuous feasts and festive cuisines

Start off with Christmas favourites at Café 1228 such as Oven-roasted turkey with chestnuts and prunes and Honey-glazed Hawaiian ham, along with sweets such as Bibingka and Puto calasiao. Lunch is priced at PHP2,199 per person on weekdays and PHP2,499 on weekends. Dinner is at PHP2,599 per person.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner entitles you to one round of sparkling wine and standard drinks for PHP2,999 per person. Christmas Day and New Year’s day lunch are priced at PHP2,599 per person.

Try our holiday specialties at our award-winning Chinese restaurant, Jasmine. Feast on one of any of the 10-course set menus prepared by Chef Wong Kam On, with signature dishes and traditional favourites such as Braised local abalone with black mushrooms and Pan-fried scallop with egg white and black truffle sauce, available on 24, 25 and 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. Set menu prices start at PHP9,888 for a group of six guests.

Or dine on our Festive Yum Cha Lunch Buffet brimming with the tastiest steamed, baked and fried dumplings, rolls, noodles and buns at PHP1,388 per person.

Wondering what to get family and friends this Christmas? Drop by The Shop for a festive hamper of treats which we can customize just for you. Highlights include handmade Chocolate Christmas Yule Logs, Traditional European Stollen Bread, Christmas Star Cookies, gingerbread goodies, and much more.

Sweet holiday surprises

Wondering what to get family and friends this Christmas? Choose from a wide selection of handmade and finely-crafted delights such as chocolate Christmas yule logs and Santas, traditional European stollen bread, assorted Christmas cookies, and gingerbread goodies.

Indulge in mouth-watering holiday confections like Christmas fruit mince pies, crunchy almonds, and sugared macadamia nuts. Bring home this Christmas a box of rich fruit cake or moist cake to share with the family.

Customize your own special hamper with these delicious premium items. Gift your loved ones with a bountiful Christmas basket brimming with festive treats. An exciting collection of goodies awaits all guests and visitors at New World Makati Hotel’s The Shop.

Located at the lobby level, The Shop is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or for reservations, please call (02) 811-6888.

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GAP celebrates 10 years in the Philippines


November 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of Gap in the Philippines with Casual Clothing Retailers Inc., a subsidiary of SSI Group. Gap first opened its doors in the Philippines in 2007 at Glorietta with styles for Men & Women and just five days later, it opened its second store at TriNoma. Since then, it has added the GapKids and babyGap lines into its product offerings and now has twelve stores nationwide, including its flagship store at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central.

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BIC encourages Filipino children to go #BicToSchool for a Brighter Future

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BIC Product (Asia) Pte Ltd, in cooperation with its distributor partner in Philippines – Filstar Distributors Corporation, is set to kick off their biggest social campaign in Asia, #BICBrightFutures.  As Champions of Education, BIC believes that a bright future is for everyone.  As such, BIC will be giving half a million of Stationery products – the biggest donation in Asia to date – to Children’s Hour, Yellow Boat of Hope and Kariton Klasrum to help kids as they pursue their dreams.

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The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Haven: Daiso Japan at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf

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It can be a daunting task to find the right gift for someone whose personality goes beyond the usual holiday treats. On top of the looming traffic and overcrowded malls it’s a must to plan your shopping trip this Christmas. Give yourself a hassle-free experience when you pay a visit to Daiso Japan, a one-stop shop for unique Japanese items starting at P88, now open at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.

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Salcedo Auctions launches space the second sale under its subsidiary brand Gavel&Block

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Salcedo Auctions, the country’s premier auction house, follows its world-class The Well-Appointed Life sale last September with its second Gavel&Block sale for the year entitled space.  It will be held on Saturday, 21 October, 2pm at the Salcedo Auctions main sale room, Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Preview is ongoing daily, 10am-6pm. The sale is co-presented by Santos Knight Frank, the world’s leading international luxury property agency.

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Jeunesse Anion Celebrates the Strengths and Passions of the Millennials

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Truth be told, millennials are one of the most exciting generations of our time. When it comes to resourcefulness, energy, multi-tasking ability,  and digital savviness, this generation possesses positive traits that make them a cut above the rest. And when it comes to health and fitness, it goes without saying that millennials could be touted as the most highly conscious group who understand the value of investing in themselves. A recent study conducted by Nielsen Global Health and Wellness Survey reveals that millennials wish to lead a more wellness-oriented lifestyle, reflects from the way they spend on wholesome food and products to seeking activities that will help them achieve optimum health.

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Get Ready for 9.9 Cashback Day, Sept. 7-9


Get the best online deals as ShopBack treats its patrons to “9.9 Cashback Day” from Sept. 7- 9.

Enjoy the best in fashion, beauty, home, groceries and travel deals from over 400 online stories, topped with up to 99% Upsized Cashback bonus for every purchase.

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Herend’s Rothschild Bird

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Porcelain masterpieces by the world-renowned manufacturer Herend are brimming with incredible tales. This 208-piece serving set which is being offered by Salcedo Auctions at the Connoisseur Collection sale as part of The Well-Appointed Life at the Peninsula Manila on Saturday, 23 September features the Hungarian company’s classic and highly-recognized Rothschild Bird motif outlined in 24k gold — which many connoisseurs consider to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain.

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