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5 Online Stores Worth Checking Out for Unique Gifts

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Christmas is all about giving and sharing what you have. Whether it's a simple favor, a cute trinket, or even a few sweet treats—we try our best to give our friends and loved ones small tokens of love and appreciation. If you want to give something out of the ordinary this year, you may want to consider online shopping! It's more convenient—you don't have to deal with long lines and traffic—and you can view the items by simply visiting the store's Instagram account and browsing through the feed for stocking stuffers!

If you're planning to go online shopping this year, here are five recommended stores that are worth your clicks:


If you're looking for personalized home must-haves, drop by @the_coolist's page and marvel at the charming pieces. We especially loved the dainty tempered glass coasters and the mini serving boards, too!


Fond of vintage pieces? Follow their Instagram account for tiles, handles, and other materials with a flair for eras gone by. This one-of-a-kind shelf can serve as a conversation piece in the living area! If your friend recently moved into a new condo, he or she may want to have an industrial-inspired piece that can stand out!


Sitting Pretty is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and crafts. It also became a venue for Mariel Medina, the lady behind the blog, to promote our local crafts industry. Your friends will surely love the fabric covered magnet boards! These pieces are so pretty, you would definitely buy one for yourself too!

Visit their website to learn more.


Follow Try Local and discover the amazing finds that local crafters, artisans, and sellers have to offer. Aside from looking for gift ideas, they also promote places and ideas that are proudly Pinoy!


To be able to share and spread the true meaning of Christmas, we also need to give back to the community. Knitting Expedition was started by two knitters—Candy Reyes-Alipio and Aurora Mangubat-Suarez. It is a social enterprise featuring the works of mothers who take care of the famous rice terraces.

The adorable products include woolly warmers, handmade home accessories, and quirky toys that your inaanaks would love! To learn more about the heartwarming story behind Knitting Expedition, visit their website.

For more online shopping tips, buy Real Living's November 2015 issue, out now in newsstands and bookstores nationwide. You may also download your digital copy of Real Living on the on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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