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Christmas Gift Ideas for Godchildren

Sometimes it is so hard to choose a gift for your godchildren especially if you have not seen them for awhile. You will have a hard time choosing because you do not know how big they are or what they want.

My husband has many godchildren, plus I also have mine, even before we got married. So I always make sure that everyone gets a present. You do not need to spend so much for one gift, just look for something they can use and you are good to go.

Let me share with you our haul for this Christmas Season. All gifts are below 150pesos each.

These 2 pcs handkerchief costs 109.50php at Robinsons. 
These kikay kits costs 139.50php at Robinsons.

The coloring/activity books costs around 99-109 pesos each and the crayons costs 17.75 pesos. I bought them at National Bookstore. These are perfect for kids whose age are around 3-7 years old.

Let’s take a closer look:

You might consider buying these items if you are on a tight budget but if you want to splurge there are items above 500pesos in the mall.

SM OPENS A PREMIER MALL IN DOWNTOWN CAGAYAN DE ORO TODAY

Cagayan de Oro, the Gateway to Northern Mindanao, is a gold mine of amazing and diverse attractions.  Known as the City of Golden Friendship, it is a major whitewater rafting and adventure destination in the country, and called the ICT Goldmine in the Philippines because of its numerous ICT infrastructures and businesses. With its natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, and warm and friendly people, it is a multicultural urban center with a laid- back charm.

Residents in the City of Golden Friendship have more to smile about when SM CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors to the public on Friday, May 12, 2017. It is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro.

Located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Street, the five level, 177,743.21 square meter mall, will serve shoppers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities and provinces in the Northern Mindanao area. Envisioned as Cagayan de Oro’s premier shopping address, it is an emerging landmark in the bustling downtown area with five floors of retail, dining, and entertainment; and eight floors of prime office space in the future BPO tower, which will be integrated with the retail center.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings a vibrant and upbeat retail experience for this urban market with exterior finishes that are subtle and upscale, primarily glass, metal, and natural colors that reflect the sophisticated nature of this center. A glass corner creates a striking entry and allows the center to glow with activity at night.

Interiors are also distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes enlivened by patterns of gray and accents of color. A diagonal pattern is reflected on the floors, ceilings, and in the skylight system to provide visual interest and variety.  Daylighting and artificial lighting combine to create a variety of light effects that change with the time of day, weather, and seasons. Bold color is used as a visual accent on the escalators and inside faces of the skylight.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area with its eclectic mix of shopping, leisure, and entertainment.  The SM Store and SM Supermarket are its major retail anchors, as well as SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express.  The mall will also have hundreds of stores –fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.

It is a vibrant retail intersection where one can find global brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo,Miniso,The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.

Dining with family and friends is a premier experience – outdoor dining enlivens the street with restaurant balconies on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall, and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants.  Foodies will love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Ribs and Bibs, Hanabel’s, SaloSalosaPanagatan, Chez Marie, Hungry Plate, Damaso, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos.

The mall will have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema; as well as a state of the art bowling center. For customer convenience, it will have a parking building with 1,500 slots.

Just as SM CDO Downtown Premier is premier in its design and shopping excitement, it is also premier in its commitment to sustainability and the environment.  It has a Sky Garden with lush landscaping.

More than that, it is equipped with a Rainwater Catchment System to prevent flooding. The Rainwater Catchment basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water.  The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s design team includes DSGN& Associates, Design Architect; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, Architect on Record, and DA Abcede& Associates, Construction Managers.

SM CDO Downtown Premier, the first premier mall development in the region, redefines lifestyle shopping in the City of Golden Friendship, bringing new tastes with eclectic mix of fresh dining concepts and new styles with its fashionable rage of contemporary global brands.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s interiors are distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes, enlivened by patterns of contrasting gray and accents of color.

 

A Sky Garden and a Sky Hall with bold water features and lush landscaping create bold outdoor spaces for shoppers to linger and enjoy the vibrant urban setting.

 

 

The entry near the supermarket is designed to appeal to a more value oriented customer.

 

SM CDO Downtown Premier is an emerging landmark in downtown CDO with a five level mall and 8 floors of prime office spaces in the BPO tower.

 

The SM Supermarket of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

S&R Member’s Treat: Enjoy BIG Savings Starting September 30, 2016!

img_6370S&R Membership Shopping Cagayan de Oro will be treating all its members with BIG savings come September 30 to October 2, 2016. This means that all members will be enjoying lots of ‘Buy 1, Take 1’ offers and up to 50% discounts!

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Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner is BUY 1 TAKE 1 at P499.95! I bet you want this conditioner to keep your hair smooth and shiny all day!
Save the dates, Sept 30 to Oct 2! Oh by the way, not just one branch is on sale but all 11 branches nationwide!

So what are you waiting for?! Save the date and start making that shopping list!