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
For Women and Young Ladies
For Kris Kringle
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.
For the Home
Laminated candle holders by 3As – P337 each.
Crochet beanie hats for kids and young ladies from Ping’s Knitwear. From P296 to P497.
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.
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.