It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Are you excited to receive all those gifts? We are too, but don’t forget, it can be just as exciting to shop for gifts for your family and friends. The true joy and beauty is found in giving. Agree?

To avoid the Philippine holiday rush, you can shop and prepare your gifts early. But the easiest way to avoid the Christmas shopping madness?

Shop online. Have it delivered straight to your doorstep.

As an avid online shopper, I encourage you to take a more liberal perspective when it comes to shopping. It does require experience to be a good online shopper, but when you master your online shopping skills, you’ll be grateful for the big discounts and even avail of the ease of shopping in the comfort of your own home.

Here are a few credible websites where you can find good items for your gifts:

  1. Lazada

If you want a true one stop shop website then this one’s for you! They have everything – from clothes, accessories, electronics and so much more. If you really take time to browse through their items, you can find really good deals. I once bought a makeup brush set from them at Php499 and found exactly the same thing in the mall at double the price.

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  1. Zalora

I’m a little biased because I’m such a Zalora girl. Three simple reasons why I love to shop there. First, the site is very legit. Second, they seem to always have trendy items in line with today’s fashion. Lastly, they also have a marketplace where you can shop from different sellers. So far, my experiences with them have been great although not everyone agrees. Two of my friends who ordered the wrong shoe size complained that it took a month for their order to be replaced. Us women shoppers are not very patient, right?

  1. My Sale

For those of you who have not heard of this site, it’s a membership shop site. It requires you to sign up for membership before you shop from them. Don’t worry – membership is free! I was impressed by the variety of the brands and the big discounts. The major disadvantage is that it only accepts credit cards. If you are like me (I try to distance myself from credit cards), then this is a big disappointment.

  1. CashCash Pinoy

This is popular deal site in the country. Lately, I hear lot of concerns about deal sites’ credibility. I myself had a nightmare experience with another deal site before, but I’m always very confident when I purchase items from CashCash Pinoy. They carry very sophisticated brands and the deals you avail are really amazing. I can’t count the number of designer items I have purchased at much lower prices. I can guarantee that the items I have purchased are authentic.

  1. Beeconomic/ Groupon

Groupon is another popular deal site. As mentioned, deal sites’ credibility is often questionable but I’ve tried this site so many times already. They have a lot of great deals on restaurants and other food places in the metro. This is an easy breezy gift for friends who love to eat out!

  1. The Assembly

Although this is owned by ZeroThreeTwo, I’m also a loyal customer. The Assembly lives up to its promise of showcasing cool items. This is what truly sets it apart from other shop sites. Aside from that, if you sign up to our newsletter, you’ll not only get updates of blog posts in your inbox, but you’ll also be the first to find out about pre-orders for the latest ZeroThreeTwo Clothing and avail a lesser price! If you want your gift to be extra special or memorable then you came to the right place.

For those who are fond of online shopping too, feel free to share your experiences in the comments.

Shaira Berame

It’s time to get with the 21st century. Try shopping online, people. Take it from our avid online shopper. Her feed @imshairab shows her multitude of online orders. Online. Online. Online.

 

 

 

 

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