The "-Ber" months signal cooler weather, the return of sweaters and cardigans hidden at the back of your closet, and the holiday season, of course. Here in the Philippines, Christmas carols are suddenly on constant airplay as soon as the calendar flips to September 1. Another tradition that signals the Christmas season? Kris Kringle or Secret Santa, a fun group activity that stretches the holidays even longer. If you're not familiar with it, the idea is that everyone picks their "baby" and gives them themed gifts for a couple of weeks until the big reveal. Themes can be as generic as "something cute" and as complicated as "something furry and useful." Either way, it's always fun getting creative with the type of presents you shop for each time.
Luckily, we've found one store that just might answer all your Secret Santa needs. Tickles has been the Pinoy's go-to gift store since 1979. Ask your parents and they've probably bought at least one or two presents from this novelty shop.
But if you're not doing Kris Kringle this year, don't worry. There are tons of things you can pick up from the shop. From Father's Day gifts to tokens for your mom on Mother's Day, there are also perfect stocking stuffers for animal lovers.
Check out some of the cutest stuff you can snag when you visit its flagship store in SM Megamall this month.
Tickles is located at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall, SM Megamall A, TriNoma, UP Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Marquee Mall, Fairview Terraces, and Ayala Center Cebu. Follow @tickles_PH onTwitter and Instagram,or visit Tickles_ph on Facebook.