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Seven Stores in Ortigas Where You Can Get Gifts for Your Workmates

Don’t be the lame coworker with the picture frame gift.

By: Patricia Marie Prado | October 20, 2017
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Gift buying is one of the hardest tasks during Christmas season. It’s so nerve-racking that some of us even dread the idea of looking for a present, especially if it’s for our boss or coworker. It’s not easy to find a memorable gift, so ShoppersGuide scoured Ortigas—one of the biggest business districts in the country—to help you with your corporate gift woes. May it be for your client, supervisor, or officemate, you’ll surely find a gift for them in these stores without resorting to another clichéd mug or towel.

1. Digital Walker

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Give Digital Walker a visit for your geek colleagues. (Images: Digital Walker’s Facebook and Instagram)

One of the largest retailers of gadgets and accessories in the country, Digital Walker is your friend if you’re looking for a gift for your techie boss or your geeky workmate. They house some of the biggest names in technology including Samsung, HTC, Coloud, Nikon, and JBL, to name a few.

You can get the Coloud Plug No. 8 headphones (pictured above) for your work friend who’s keen on listening to some good music while working. These headphones, which retail for PhP1,450, have soft cushions for premium comfort and tangle-free flat cables that do away with twisted cables.

Where to find it: Digital Walker has branches in Estancia Mall, V-Mall Greenhills, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

2. Quirks

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Go beyond the usual and visit Quirks. (Image: Quirks Facebook and Website)

Created by four sisters who can’t stand the word ‘boring’, Quirks houses local and international items that will tickle your funny bone. Although they may seem quirky and outright weird, the products of Quirks are all functional and they have one thing in common: they aren’t always what they seem. Items from this store will surely give your funny workmates or your office monito/monita a laugh or two.

One wacky but useful find in Quirks is the Katana Book Ends by Mustard (pictured above) which is priced at PhP1,750. It’s a great gift for your bookworm coworkers who also fantasize of being samurais.

Where to find it: Quirks has branches in Estancia Mall and SM Megamall.

3. Burt's Bees

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Give your office besties these Burt’s Bees Lip Balms to protect their pouts. (Images: Burt’s Bees PH Facebook)

Burt’s Bees provides natural beauty and skincare products. It is known for its bestseller, the Beeswax Lip Balm, but in addition to these, the brand also offers lipsticks, moisturizers, soaps, and more to take care of the body from head to toe.

These products could be great gifts for gal pals at work. Aside from the classic Beeswax Lip Balm Tube, Burt’s Bees’ line of flavored lip balms (pictured above), which sell for PhP225 each, are guaranteed to moisturize lips dried and chapped by your office’s cold air-conditioning. They also have a line of lipsticks in 18 shades made from all-natural ingredients.

Where to find them: You can find Burt’s Bees items in Beauty Bar branches in The Podium and Shangri-la Plaza Mall. They also have their own store in Estancia Mall.

4. The Crafft Central

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Relieve stress with this Beginner’s Calligraphy Kit from The Craft Central. (Image: The Craft Central FB and Website)

Did you know that calligraphy can be a stress-reliever? It is, and The Craft Central is the place to find gifts for your workmates who are into this art. The brand sells nibs, inks, and pads, but it also offers other items like bags, pouches, and books from local authors.

For your work friends who are just getting into calligraphy or for those who you think might need a creative way to relieve some stress, you can give the Beginner’s Calligraphy Kit. Priced at PhP495, it comes with nibs, a jar of ink, holders, and pads for practicing.

Where to find them: You can find The Craft Central products in Papemelroti, Satchmi, Scribe Writing Essentials, and The Invitation House store in SM Megamall.

5. The Tannery Manila

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Calling card holders can be fancy too like this one from The Tannery Manila. (Image: The Tannery Manila Facebook)

It doesn’t get more corporate than leather, and The Tannery Manila is a proudly-Filipino brand that fulfills its customers’ leather needs. It caters to men and women who are looking for quality custom items. It offers totes, bags, purses, and wallets made from leather materials sourced in the Philippines.

The Tannery Manila can also customize orders, so you can get the Bernette, Frassino, an unlined wallet that retails for PhP400, for your boss and have his or her name monogrammed for a personal touch. This product can be used as a coin purse or a calling card holder.

Where to find it: You can find The Tannery Manila’s store at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

6. Urbanize

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

Work while you travel with this bag from Urbanize. (Image: Urbanize PH Facebook)

Travelling with your office buddy next year? You might want to visit Urbanize for a gift idea. It’s a one-stop shop for all things bags, and it houses various brands including National Geographic, STM, Elecom , and Pacsafe to name a few. Here you’ll find various kinds of bags, from everyday casual backpacks and laptop sleeves to travel bags.

Your colleague or friends who need to work while traveling might love the Dakine Campus DLX (Sellwood) backpack (pictured above). This bag, which is sold for PhP3,990, can fit a 15” laptop and has an iPad sleeve plus other compartments for organizing items.

Where to find it: You can find Urbanize at Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Check out other bag stores in Metro Manila or browse the Fashion & Apparel category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.

7. The Paper Stone

gifts for coworkers where to buy in Ortigas

The planner at heart will love gifts from The Paper Stone. (Image: The Paper Stone FB)

Probably one of the cutest stores in the Metro is The Paper Stone. Originally from Singapore, The Paper Stone wants to ‘bring back beauty into writing’ by providing high-quality paper products. Aside from their cute journals and notepads, they also have arts and crafts items, pens, and even tumblers.

For your office buddy who’s into planning just about everything, The Paper Stone’s A5 Planner priced at PhP375.00 would make a lovely gift. It’s cute, colorful, and functional, and it could make planning more fun!

Where to find it: You can find The Paper Stone in SM Megamall.

Now it’s less difficult to find the perfect gift. With these items, you might just be the office star come Christmas. Let us know on the comments section below which of these stores you’re going to visit first.
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About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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