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Fool-Proof Gift Ideas: Wine, Chocolates, Beauty Boxes and Gift Baskets

November 28, 2017
Villa Del Conte Chocolates
If you are still finalizing your gift list (or wish list). Here are some of the gift suggestions – simple as they are, but they will always be classic and safe. 
Who doesn’t like receiving chocolates? Simple, luscious and good for snacking. 
Villa Del Conte Minusculo
Beat the Christmas rush and simplify your holiday gift shopping with the Villa Del Conte Minusculo gift boxes. These elegantly designed gift boxes are filled with delightful Villa Del Conte chocolates that your clients, friends and loved ones will surely enjoy. The Villa Del Conte Minusculo gift boxes come with either 5 pieces of pralines at Php 295, or 6 pieces of pralines at Php 340, and are available for  advanced orders. Get these Minusculo gift boxes at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri- La Mall, Resorts World Manila, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia or contact 893-2575.  Visit for more information. 
Wines and Spirits
A good serving of alcohol or wine should always be present in every celebration. I discovered new interesting and affordable wines from the recently concluded Metro Wines and Spirits Festival at Metro Supermarket. Customers get freebies and discounts as low as 50% off. Metro Department Store also held a series of activities such as Flair Bartending Competition and Wine Knowledge seminar. 
Gift suggestion wine
Gift suggestion wine
I learned about different ways of opening a wine bottle and wine-food pairing (not the usual red-red meat and white-white meat combination), but pairing light meals to light wine (such as white wine) and heavy meals like steaks to red wines. 
Sweet wine bottles available for only Php 500. 
Holiday Baskets
Holiday Baskets are perfect gifts for friends who are already married or has a family. Bundled in time for all your holiday planning, Metro Retail stocked up its shelves with this year’s Yuletide bundles perfect for reminding your loved ones just how much you want to be part of their celebrations.
I love that Metro Retail has everything for every age group and lifestyle. Each bundle comes with a
bounty of either local or imported grocery brands of pasta, meat, wine, cheese and
other hearty flavors. Price ranges from Php 1,200 to Php 2,500.
Metro Retail is also giving shoppers a chance to customize their own holiday grocery
assortment, along with the freedom to choose the basket and ribbon to pack it with. In
only three days upon request for bulk orders, your own Metro bundle shall be yours to
bring home or send as a gift to your friends and loved ones.
Check out for more information. 
Lipsticks and Beauty Boxes
I love Beauty Boxes! Everytime I order one, it is like receiving a gift with its fancy box and freebies (and discounts included in the box). 
bdj box lip pop gift suggestion
bdj box lip pop gift suggestion
bdj box lip pop gift suggestion
I recently got a BDJ Box Elite Lip Pop which includes 10 full-sized lipsticks from Pink Sugar! Price for only Php1, 999  the Exclusive BDJ Box Elite has 4 lip tints, 3 lipsticks and 3 lip crayons filled with eye candy packaging, skin-loving ingredients, and wearable colors day to night. 
It must be the smallest BDJ Box I received but my most favorite. 
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