Decorating your home for Christmas need not be an expensive endeavor, not when you have a number of places that offer more value for your money. If you’re thinking of where to buy Christmas decor this year, then head to these popular retail havens for affordable decorations for the merry season.
Pursuit of Passion brings you the best places in the metro to score great buys in Christmas décor shopping.
1. Dapitan Arcade
There’s no other place like Dapitan Arcade if you’re on the lookout for home décor. It’s a popular shopping haunt for people searching for design inspo for their residences and places of business at any given time of the year. And when Christmas season starts to knock on our doors, expect a cornucopia of yuletide décor options offered in every stall. From pillowcases to table placemats, from plates to mugs, and from Christmas balls to stockings—you name it, chances are, Dapitan Arcade has it.
The stalls inside the year-round shopping hub offer items that lean towards country charm and vintage chic. If you’re a big fan of such themes, then you’re in for quite a treat in Dapitan Arcade.
The location near the crossroads of Quezon City and Manila makes it a favorite choice for décor shopping for those coming from all parts of the metro and nearby provinces as well. Avida Towers Sola and Avida Towers Vita are both within a few minutes’ drive from Dapitan Arcade.
Address: 37 Dapitan corner Kanlaon Streets, Quezon City
2. Tabora Street in Divisoria
They say that everything you need can be found in Divisoria, making it a clear choice for bargain hunters scouring for Christmas décors. While it’s a welcome idea to go shopping in the air-conditioned halls of 168 Mall, 999 Mall, and 11/88 Mall, nothing beats getting down and dirty while haggling for a discount in Tabora Street.
This narrow alley is home to stalls selling crafts and supplies for souvenirs and party favors. You can find a huge amount of Christmas-related décor in this area.
If you want to avoid the chaotic rush of pedestrians, step inside Morning Glory. Established in 1948, the store provides everything you need to make DIY projects like wreaths, garlands, stockings and tree ornaments to spread yuletide cheer. Go crazy choosing ribbons, laces, glitters, fake flowers and other things to create your own version of Winter Wonderland inside your home.
Address: Morning Glory is at 829-833 Tabora Street, Binondo, Manila
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3. Tutuban Center
The revitalized Tutuban Center Mall is home to Anding’s Toys and Flowers, a 45-year old institution providing artificial plants and flowers, as well as accessories and décor for all occasions. In fact, Andings is widely known in the corporate world for its floral arrangements and decorations for different events.
You can buy a Christmas tree from this shop that’s way more affordable compared to the ones sold in department stores. Christmas ornaments are well organized to help you explore the store with ease. The shop is also filled with shoppers looking for toys and games as Christmas gifts for kids.
Address: Anding’s Toys and Flowers is at 3rd Floor of Tutuban Center Mall, Recto Avenue, Tondo, Manila
4. Christmas Bazaars
For yet more Christmas trimmings, don’t forget to check the annual bazaars that add a dash of excitement to your holiday shopping. While searching for Christmas décor and gift ideas, you can expect interesting food finds, special activities and great discounts.
Now in its 17th year, Noel Bazaar puts the spotlight on local products from merchants that you won’t typically find in shopping malls. Another large-scale shopping extravaganza is World Bazaar Festival. These two bazaars prove to be the must-visit destinations for endless shopping come Christmas time.
Remember to wear a good pair of walking shoes so you can work your way around thousands of stalls without hassle. The venues for this year’s bazaars are just a few minutes from Avida Towers Prime Taft.
Schedule: Noel Bazaar includes a run in Filinvest Tent Alabang from November 30 to December 3, and on December 14-17 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. World Bazaar Festival runs from December 3 to 22 at the World Trade Center, also in Pasay City.
5. Christmas Factory
Santa Claus is probably the most prominent figure or symbol during the holidays. So if you want to put jolly old St. Nick in the spotlight for your home décor, the Christmas Factory in Sampaloc is your best bet for all things Santa.
The shop produces Santa Claus images of all shapes and sizes at different price ranges depending on your budget. They also have other ornaments and adorable figurines that may catch your fancy.
Address: 565 AH Lacson Street, Sampaloc, Manila. Open every day including public holidays, 8am-8pm.
There are several ways of making the most out of your Christmas décor shopping around Metro Manila. If you still haven’t done it, better find the time to do it. Have a clear plan on hand so you can decorate your home for the yuletide season with less stress.
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