With the holiday season in full swing, I bet that most of us are so busy attending Christmas parties, reunions and get-togethers, that we really don’t have much time to plan, buy and wrap gifts for our Kris Kringle activities. Good thing, we have establishments like Watsons with lots of branches all over the country which offers superior quality gift sets at very affordable prices!
This year, me and my closest buddies from WhenInManila.com decided to meet-up for an intimate Christmas get-together at Punta Manila to feast on delumptious South American food and to celebrate yet another blessed year.
To make our party more exciting, we all agreed to hold a Kris Kringle activity.
For this, we only had 2 rules:
1. The gift must be worth at least P100
2. Everything should be bought from Watsons.
Well, as you know, we the people from WhenInManila.com always make an effort to find feature worthy stuff. It has been our commitment to go around Manila and beyond, search and high and low for the best places, people and brands to recommend for locals, balikbayans and even expats who are living and/or visiting the Philippines. We chose Watsons because it’s so convenient for all of us, since it has so many branches all-over Metro Manila. Also, Watsons is a well known reputable brand and is the largest health and beauty retail chain in Asia operating over 2,500 stores across 37 countries. This year, we also wanted to find out if Watsons is really an ideal place to buy gifts by personally checking out their items and visiting various branches.
Personally, I prefer Watsons because customers like me, get the best value for money through their promotions and special offers such as their fancy yet affordable Christmas gift sets suited for all budget types. Furthermore, unlike in other department stores, I rarely experience long slow stressful queues here. Not only do I save money, but also a lot of precious time.
Let the Christmas shopping begin!
And so, each one of us went to our nearest Watsons branch to buy gift sets for our Kris Kringle….
Since Frank and I are from Fairview, we visited Watsons SM Fairview branch
gift sets at P149 each and only P399 if you buy 3!
Green Tea Collection for P149 (3 for P399)
Beau Skin Raspberry Pomegranate Gift set at P199
Lavender Finest 4 pcs gift set for P299
Diva Luscious Body and Sleep (body lotion with sleeping mask) for P299
Spa Therapy bath set at P499
They have gift sets for as low as P99 (buy 3 for P279)!!
Hand and Nail Cream for only P189
Frank got himself this ADIDAS Pure Game Promo Pack with Adidas Eau de Toilette and Deo Body Spray for only P500
at the counter…..
I couldn’t help but post this on Instagram after shopping…
my gift to myself of course! =)
an exclusive L’OREAL PARIS Shampoo Total Repair 5 with FREE Hair Iron (P500)! Sakto!
My friend and WhenInManila.com Senior Writer Joanne Catherine Tan did her shopping at Watsons Fisher Mall branch…
Lavender Finest 5-pc set with shower gel, body lotion, bath confetti, scrub gel and mesh sponge for P499
Vanity bags and pouches from Dove
Grace Cole Fresh Linen at P349
Cassadri Fruit Collection at P399
2 pcs Olay Age Defying Body Wash with FREE puff for only P168!!
Nivea Travel Pack for Men
saw this tweet from Joanne last Dec 12.
Meanwhile, our Communications Manager, Mimai Cabugnason visited Watsons Market Market
Bath and Bliss FESTIVE bath set
Passion Fruit Bath Gift Set at P149!
Flutter Mini Make Up Brush Set at P299
Florista Bath Set with free puff
Bath & Bliss Bath Gift set at P259
Le Belles Fleurs Hand and Nail Cream set at P249
comes with free nail brush and nail file
V & H Honey Set includes foam bath, body lotion,body butter plus 200g and 100g bath salts for P449
One Direction Character Make-up Tins
A limited edition 14-pc make-up set with personalized doodles by your favorite One Direction member for only P675
Grace Cole True Indulgence body wash and body lotion at P349
Dandelion Day Belle & Whistle Bath Set at P229
Mimai also posted this on her Instagram after shopping
And so last weekend, we all couldn’t wait to share the gifts we bought at Watsons….
meet the gang!
All of us were obviously delighted and satisfied with the gifts we received and couldn’t help but talk about how we enjoyed our shopping experience at Watsons. We were supposed to only buy 1 for our “Monito”/”Monita” but since the gift sets at Watsons were so affordable, we didn’t mind buying gifts for everyone!
Joanne Tan: Happy with her bath sets!
Mimai said she really wanted to get the V&H Honey Set!
Mark Tan also got gift sets from Nivea and Adidas
While Minette hoarded most of the colognes…. hihihi
As for me, anything purple is perfect!
Frank lovin his Adidas Pure Game set
Another great thing we loved about our gift sets was the fact that we didn’t need to have them wrapped anymore as they all came in festive looking boxes/pouches and some even had ribbons too. But if you still want them wrapped, Watsons also offers free gift wrapping (for a minimum P500 single receipt purchase). I hope they can come up with more gift sets for men though as I noticed the choices were limited. But all in all, we were impressed with the wide variety of brands and items to choose from. The prices were also super affordable and we loved that extra free gift wrapping service they provided us customers!
So when in Manila and looking for high quality affordable gifts for Christmas, we highly recommend you check out the Christmas gift sets at WATSONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WATSONS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!
1. Clint Odeza
2. Jaja Que
3. Shanine Lesaca
4. Kat Casimiro
5. Lovely Sillio Tan
6. Aaron Roy Publico
7. Mae Quiocho Barretto
8. Marie Annielyn Balaguer
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