Mom-Friday Christmas Gift Ideas

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds / Shopping / Gifts 

How's your gift shopping going along? It's that time of the year when most of us are busy searching for the perfect gift for family and friends. Most of the presents I ordered are currently in transit and hopefully it will reach our shores before Christmas. I still have several more names to tick off my list but I'm relieved that I am half way through and just waiting for the items to arrive. Over the past several weeks, I've discovered fun and practical items that I think are great gift suggestions. So, for today's Mom-Finds, I've compiled them here to give you some ideas for the gift-giving season.

Aside from food baskets, fancy clothes and gadgets that are always welcome gifts on any occasion, consider these shopping finds that kids and adults would surely appreciate.


These are DIY soft gummy candies from Japan and they are amazingly fun to make...and eat! See how real-looking our sushi turned out, so cute and yummy!
Each box comes with a kit and all you need to do is add water and mix in the coded molds.  
Pick your designs like sushi, ice cream, donuts, burgers, animals, and more!
Order from DIY_FUN at Php200-300+ per kit.  Email: diyfunteam@gmail.com
See more items on their Instagram: @diyfun_ph

Yup, these storybooks are in this gift list because they're all very interesting, educational, and engaging for the kids.  Books are always a great gift idea.

Early Learning Tagalog books from Anvil
First is this set of Tagalog picture books for early readers. Funny and easy to read with cute illustrations. What makes them unique is the Tagalog humor that even adults would enjoy.  It's like the Filipino version of our favorite Eric Carle childrens' books.

Disney's Frozen books
They are still popular and comes came in various versions for different age groups. Choose from box set to paperback chapter books.

The Retelling of The Richest Man in Babylon
 Written by a mom and financial literacy advocate, Rose Fausto. The book imparts valuable lessons in the basic laws of money for everyone to apply in our daily lives and gain wealth. 
It's never too early for kids to learn this too. At Php150.

Minecraft Adventure Books
A series of three chapter books for the millions of Minecraft fans. Take a break from the gadgets with these books. At Php359 each.


 Hand-woven Abel Napkins
 Beyond Borders produces these beautifully monogrammed napkins, blankets, and throws in assorted colors and patterns. I got these sets of 4 napkins that can double as hand towels. All neatly packed in basket trays, ready to be given out, at Php495 per set.
For orders, email: blankets.beyondborders@gmail.com

Built NY Mini Grip Holders
For the kitchen divas, these stylish Mini Grip Pot Holders in attractive prints are small but mighty. I got these for my cooking mama friends. These puppet-style pot holders are made from textured neoprene grips. Heat resistant, stretchy, and very durable. At Php595.
Also check out the Sizzler Oven Mitt I featured here.

Who can refuse a pair of stylish and comfortable footwear?

We love our sweet-smelling Melissas and we don't mind having more pairs. Little girls will sure fancy the whimsical new designs of Mini Melissa, while the ladies can choose from flats to chunky-heeled styles from designer collabs. All made from the same hypoallergenic thermoplastic material that Melissa shoes are known for. More Mini Melissa styles here.

Nao Do Brasil
Tweens, teens and young adults would surely love the funky styles of these fashionable sneakers from Brazil. Choose from over 2,000 hip designs and attractive colors. There's something for every member of the family.
My shameless plug: As part of my high school batch fund-raising, we're promoting this special limited offer, just in time for your holiday shopping.
Just flash this mobile coupon upon purchase and instantly get 10% OFF!
(20% on selected shoes, terms and conditions apply) Offer valid until December 31, 2014.

For your sisters, moms, girl friends, women in all shapes and sizes will love the comfortable and flattering fit of Elin apparel, all at attractive prices.
I have to include one of my favorite tops here -- the Aria tee by Elin (below, right). Striped tees are always safe bets. I also have a striped Brie top, and Agnes too!
Click on photos to order, or go here:  Elin.ph


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