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RL Tips: Last-minute Christmas Shopping

Already reeling from the holiday madness that is now upon us? These online stores are here to help you avoid the crazy Christmas rush


If you don’t want to join the frenzy of shoppers flocking the mall (and get stuck in horrible traffic), why not do some online shopping? These five online stores offer lots of lovely items that your friends and loved ones will be happy to receive. Click away!

Seek the Uniq

It's so easy to get hooked with just one look at Seek the Uniq’s website ( Even STU’s Instagram feed (@shopseektheuniq) is a visual feast! The pieces are a well-curated mix of items sourced from the team’s trips abroad and those that are sourced locally.

Seek the Uniq is not one to shy away from color and texture—whether it’s a beautifully draping caftan or a charmingly designed catchall. Your home-décor-loving and fashionista friends will definitely have a field day unwrapping your gifts. 

*Black and White Stripes Hand Woven Bed Cover, P900

Sucker for Succulents

Potted greens are unique gift items. They’re also a great addition to homes that have minimal space for actual gardens. The succulents come in a variety of pots that you can choose from; you can even have a terrarium made for that green-thumbed friend of yours! Check out for more information. 

Bodyfood All-Natural

Black coffee and dark chocolate, tea leaves and lemon, oatmeal and orange, red wine and cocoa butter—yummy desserts? Not really. These are ingredients of Bodyfood’s delectable soaps, which are perfect for luxurious baths.

A small bar is priced at P240 (minimum of 6 orders), while a regular-sized bar is at P400. Your mommy-friends, and even your mom, will surely appreciate getting a bar or two. Contact Ana Niguidula at 0917-882-1223 for inquiries. 

The Wareshop

Thanks to The Wareshop (, you’ll no longer have to stress yourself about that perfect present for your style-savvy bachelor pal. Tableware and catchalls are designed with specimen illustrations, while notebooks sport nature-inspired photographic prints. The items are beautifully styled and photographed, you might even be tempted to get one for yourself.

Oliver & Maude

Even the most mundane of gifts will look chic and well-thought-of when they’re personalized with monograms. That’s the idea behind Oliver & Maude—a plain Lucite tray or a wooden server instantly gets stylish with dainty monograms. But the monograms are not just limited to letters; images like bahay kubo can also be etched for a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

Email for more information.


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