2015 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS from the NEGROS SHOWROOM

Many people, especially the locals, commonly think that the Negros Showroom, which showcases the works of the members of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP), are just for the tourists and travelers to Bacolod City or the province of Negros Occidental. Perhaps if one is looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one or for Kris Kringle at the office or in school, my guess is that the ANP would not even come to mind.

But the Negros Showroom, with branches at 8th-Lacson Street and Robinsons City Walk, Bacolod City, has more to offer the locals in terms of collectibles and of course, unique gift items. Their items are not just for pasalubong. Many of their wares are works of art of local artists and artisans. And still many of these were born out of livelihood programs in marginalized areas in the province of Negros. So you are not only buying a gift, you are supporting somebody’s livelihood as well as the ANP and the showroom, which continue to thrive because of their sustainable business model.

For this Christmas, if you are still thinking what to give to your loved ones, here are some gift ideas that you might want to consider. I have compiled easy on the budget items for men, women, and even for children.

For Dads and Men

organic coffee
Organic Negros Rainforest Coffee. P240 per pack. Available in coffee beans and ground variants. Bacolod mug by Azatri Souvenirs.
decorative plates
Own a piece of art. Decorative plates of molded resin and then hand painted by Bacolod artist Rodney Martinez – P2006 each.

 

For Women and Young Ladies

Bamboo bags
Designer bags made of bamboo by Crisvil Creations. From P1199 to P1599.
crystal necklaces
Stone and crystal necklaces by ChiEvs, from P2650 to P3250.
necklaces
Artful jewelry pieces that are fashion statements on their own by Crisvil Creations. From left: stone necklace – P1600, Leather necklace with flat marble pendant and matching earrings – P1699, and pearl necklace with rosette stone pendant – P800.
art necklaces
Art pieces by Lourdes Valderrama. From left: wire works necklace with tassels and pearls – P2800, tribal necklace – P1800, and semi-precious stones necklace with gold filigree – P3500.
Piña bags
For the beloved mum: clutch bags wrapped in piña cloth by Reyes House of Piña. Beige – P1699, Blue – P395.

 

For Kris Kringle

Native items banig

From Domesticity, pick any one of these banig-based gift items. Clockwise from top left: Vintage watch box – P357, Notepad blocks using handmade paper – P357, To-do List with pen set – P197, and Spa Set – P296.

wind chimes
Wind chimes by Yssa’s Crafts – P197.
handmade products
Intricate handmade products by Silay Exports. Clockwise from top left: resin bookmark in handmade leaf box – P102, medium square tray – P452, crabmeat picker (set of 3) – P136, and dessert fork (set of 3) – P157.

 

For the Home

candle holders

Laminated candle holders by 3As – P337 each.

ceramic candle holders
Hand-painted ceramic candle holders by Manggad – from P337 to P2899.
coconut handicrafts
Baby Lance laminated coconut products. Clockwise from top left: picture frame – P402, Big bowl – P877, Small bowl – P652, and decorative centerpiece candle – P352.
handicraft
Woven pandan products with ceramic by Anaware. Placemats – P203 each, Utensil tray – P288, and hot pad – P102.

 

For Kids

knitwear

Crochet beanie hats for kids and young ladies from Ping’s Knitwear. From P296 to P497.

You can also check out the many different food products of the ANP members displayed there.

Visit the Negros Showroom today because for sure, they have something even for your pickiest relative. Let’s support local artisans by buying their products this Christmas.

Merry Crafty Christmas everyone! 😀

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