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5 Affordable Gift Shops in Bacolod You Can Run to for Every Occasion

Need to pick up a gift? These Bacolod stores won't let you down.

By: Shanice Reyes | August 14, 2020

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


gift shops Bacolod

Make them feel important during their special day!


The saying, “It is better to give than to receive” is true — if you know what to wrap and where to find them. The City of Smiles might be small, but one-of-a-kind treasures can be found if you look hard enough. Shopping for the perfect present can take up a lot of your time, so we have listed five good gift shops in Bacolod that can meet any type of budget, occasion, and recipient. Continue reading and find out which gift shops in Bacolod hold the perfect gift!


1. Oki Doki Crafts

Where: 2/F, Unit SL-47, 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP100


Bacolod

Show your loved ones how much they mean to you with these unique presents!

Image: Oki Doki Crafts Facebook Page

Attending a birthday party? Inspire and give the celebrant a creative hobby on their special day. For something that can bring out the celebrant’s creative side, Oki Doki Crafts got every artist’s dream supplies! Sketchbooks, rigger brushes, water brush pencils, and color essentials are available in Bacolod’s original craft store. They also have carving tools for sculptors and DIY embellishments for those who love handmade goods.

How to go to Oki Doki Crafts: From the Bacolod Public Market, take a Homesite-Central Market jeepney going west. Get off at Jollibee Gatuslao, then cross the street going to 888 Chinatown Premier Mall. Take the elevator near the entrance (in front of Puregold Supermarket) to the second floor. Turn to your left and you will see the craft store just beside Unitop.



2. Babyrun

Where:
Ayala branch - 2/F, Bazaar, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Gatuslao St., Bacolod City
888 branch - 2/F (Across the playground), 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City
Operating hours:
Ayala Branch: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
888 Branch: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP300


souvenir

While shopping for gifts, you can leave your little ones in Babyrun’s play area.

Image: Babyrun Facebook Page

If that baby shower is a few days away, make a trip to Babyrun for your gift needs. Babyrun stands out among the baby stores in the city because they keep up with new trends in the baby supply industry. The store sells a lot of diverse products fit for both experienced moms and dads and couples new to parenthood. For some suggestions, designed cloth diapers are a good sustainable gift idea, while educational wooden toys for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids can make for a smart godchild!

How to get to Babyrun - Ayala branch: From the North Ceres Terminal, proceed to the right side and find a Bata-Libertad PUV. Tell the driver to drop you off at Ayala Malls Capitol Central. Once you get to the entrance of the mall, turn to your right to find an escalator going to the second floor. Then, look for the mall’s bazaar on the second floor, there you will find Babyrun.

How to get to Babyrun - 888 branch: From the Bacolod Public Market, take a Homesite-Central Market jeepney going west. Get off at Jollibee Gatuslao, then cross the street going to 888 Chinatown Premier Mall. Take the elevator near the entrance (in front of Puregold Supermarket) to the second floor. Once you get off the elevator, turn right and go straight until you see the mall’s playground. You will see Babyrun across the play area.



3. Spirits Boutique

Where: D3 Manuela Bldg., San Juan Street, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Suggested budget: PhP300


souvenir stores

Spirits Boutique is Bacolod’s open spot for all home designs and needs.

Image: Spirits Boutique

Deciding what to give as a present can be exhausting; luckily, Spirits Boutique has lined up everything for you. This Christmas-themed boutique sells various items and knickknacks, from colorful women’s clothing to miniature houses. And if you are aiming for something sentimental or nostalgic for your special someone or your grandparents, wrap up vintage stuff like camera clocks and lamps. You can also cop imported food and chocolate bars for your friends who have a sweet tooth.

How to go to Spirits Boutique: Along Lacson Street, take a Bata-Libertad or Mandalagan-Libertad jeepney bound downtown. Before riding the jeepney, make sure to ask if it will pass by Plazamart. Then, ask to be dropped off in front of the Seabreeze Hotel located along San Juan Street. From there, cross the street to get to the entrance of the boutique.


Visit Yoorekka for more gift ideas for Christmas!


4. The Negros Showroom

Where: Robinsons Citywalk, Robinsons Place Mandalagan, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP350


shopping

Be a giver and support the local’s art by buying Negros’ best in this shop.

Image: The Negros Showroom

Handcrafted items are within your reach at The Negros Showroom! Featuring the works of member-producers from the Association of Negros Producers, the showroom sells high-quality handmade bags, recycled wind chimes, eye-catching bracelets, and Bacolod’s natural food products. Introduce your friend to Negros’s treasures and souvenirs—the perfect gifts for an out-of-towner.



How to go to The Negros Showroom: From Bacolod Public Plaza, take a Bata-Libertad jeepney bound north. Ask the driver to drop you off at Robinsons Mandalagan and cross the street using the overpass. Get to the main entrance and go straight to reach the Citywalk. Walk a few steps and you will reach The Negros Showroom, which is located beside Bo’s Café.


5. Miniso Bacolod

Where: 2/F, North Wing, SM City Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP200


Metro Manila

As for the gift bearer, visiting Miniso also makes for a treat in itself.

Image: Jamie Baloyo

Miniso is a Japan-based designer brand that sells cute and functional items that range from toys to kitchenware and bags. Made with good quality materials, the products bear simple designs that minimalists can enjoy. The store offers a range of gift items for occasions, from gadget accessories to huggable stuffed toys—you might have a hard time deciding on only one gift! If you are a practical giver, this store is ideal for you.

How to go to Miniso: If you are along Burgos Street, ride a Fortune Towne-Central Market PUV bound west. Get off at SM City’s North Wing and proceed to the entrance. Take the escalator to your right and proceed to the second floor. Turn left and go straight until you find Miniso.



Be it for birthdays, Christmas, or anniversaries, these gift stores are fun to visit and have quirky presents.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on October 30, 2019.


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Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


gift shops Bacolod

Make them feel important during their special day!


The saying, “It is better to give than to receive” is true — if you know what to wrap and where to find them. The City of Smiles might be small, but one-of-a-kind treasures can be found if you look hard enough. Shopping for the perfect present can take up a lot of your time, so we have listed five good gift shops in Bacolod that can meet any type of budget, occasion, and recipient. Continue reading and find out which gift shops in Bacolod hold the perfect gift!


1. Oki Doki Crafts

Where: 2/F, Unit SL-47, 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP100


Bacolod

Show your loved ones how much they mean to you with these unique presents!

Image: Oki Doki Crafts Facebook Page

Attending a birthday party? Inspire and give the celebrant a creative hobby on their special day. For something that can bring out the celebrant’s creative side, Oki Doki Crafts got every artist’s dream supplies! Sketchbooks, rigger brushes, water brush pencils, and color essentials are available in Bacolod’s original craft store. They also have carving tools for sculptors and DIY embellishments for those who love handmade goods.

How to go to Oki Doki Crafts: From the Bacolod Public Market, take a Homesite-Central Market jeepney going west. Get off at Jollibee Gatuslao, then cross the street going to 888 Chinatown Premier Mall. Take the elevator near the entrance (in front of Puregold Supermarket) to the second floor. Turn to your left and you will see the craft store just beside Unitop.



2. Babyrun

Where:
Ayala branch - 2/F, Bazaar, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Gatuslao St., Bacolod City
888 branch - 2/F (Across the playground), 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City
Operating hours:
Ayala Branch: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
888 Branch: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP300


souvenir

While shopping for gifts, you can leave your little ones in Babyrun’s play area.

Image: Babyrun Facebook Page

If that baby shower is a few days away, make a trip to Babyrun for your gift needs. Babyrun stands out among the baby stores in the city because they keep up with new trends in the baby supply industry. The store sells a lot of diverse products fit for both experienced moms and dads and couples new to parenthood. For some suggestions, designed cloth diapers are a good sustainable gift idea, while educational wooden toys for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids can make for a smart godchild!

How to get to Babyrun - Ayala branch: From the North Ceres Terminal, proceed to the right side and find a Bata-Libertad PUV. Tell the driver to drop you off at Ayala Malls Capitol Central. Once you get to the entrance of the mall, turn to your right to find an escalator going to the second floor. Then, look for the mall’s bazaar on the second floor, there you will find Babyrun.

How to get to Babyrun - 888 branch: From the Bacolod Public Market, take a Homesite-Central Market jeepney going west. Get off at Jollibee Gatuslao, then cross the street going to 888 Chinatown Premier Mall. Take the elevator near the entrance (in front of Puregold Supermarket) to the second floor. Once you get off the elevator, turn right and go straight until you see the mall’s playground. You will see Babyrun across the play area.



3. Spirits Boutique

Where: D3 Manuela Bldg., San Juan Street, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Suggested budget: PhP300


souvenir stores

Spirits Boutique is Bacolod’s open spot for all home designs and needs.

Image: Spirits Boutique

Deciding what to give as a present can be exhausting; luckily, Spirits Boutique has lined up everything for you. This Christmas-themed boutique sells various items and knickknacks, from colorful women’s clothing to miniature houses. And if you are aiming for something sentimental or nostalgic for your special someone or your grandparents, wrap up vintage stuff like camera clocks and lamps. You can also cop imported food and chocolate bars for your friends who have a sweet tooth.

How to go to Spirits Boutique: Along Lacson Street, take a Bata-Libertad or Mandalagan-Libertad jeepney bound downtown. Before riding the jeepney, make sure to ask if it will pass by Plazamart. Then, ask to be dropped off in front of the Seabreeze Hotel located along San Juan Street. From there, cross the street to get to the entrance of the boutique.


Visit Yoorekka for more gift ideas for Christmas!


4. The Negros Showroom

Where: Robinsons Citywalk, Robinsons Place Mandalagan, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP350


shopping

Be a giver and support the local’s art by buying Negros’ best in this shop.

Image: The Negros Showroom

Handcrafted items are within your reach at The Negros Showroom! Featuring the works of member-producers from the Association of Negros Producers, the showroom sells high-quality handmade bags, recycled wind chimes, eye-catching bracelets, and Bacolod’s natural food products. Introduce your friend to Negros’s treasures and souvenirs—the perfect gifts for an out-of-towner.



How to go to The Negros Showroom: From Bacolod Public Plaza, take a Bata-Libertad jeepney bound north. Ask the driver to drop you off at Robinsons Mandalagan and cross the street using the overpass. Get to the main entrance and go straight to reach the Citywalk. Walk a few steps and you will reach The Negros Showroom, which is located beside Bo’s Café.


5. Miniso Bacolod

Where: 2/F, North Wing, SM City Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Suggested budget: PhP200


Metro Manila

As for the gift bearer, visiting Miniso also makes for a treat in itself.

Image: Jamie Baloyo

Miniso is a Japan-based designer brand that sells cute and functional items that range from toys to kitchenware and bags. Made with good quality materials, the products bear simple designs that minimalists can enjoy. The store offers a range of gift items for occasions, from gadget accessories to huggable stuffed toys—you might have a hard time deciding on only one gift! If you are a practical giver, this store is ideal for you.

How to go to Miniso: If you are along Burgos Street, ride a Fortune Towne-Central Market PUV bound west. Get off at SM City’s North Wing and proceed to the entrance. Take the escalator to your right and proceed to the second floor. Turn left and go straight until you find Miniso.



Be it for birthdays, Christmas, or anniversaries, these gift stores are fun to visit and have quirky presents.


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on October 30, 2019.


Check out this video:



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Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.

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