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Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas other than metal straws

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There's a host of useful sustainable gifts other than bamboo toothbrushes, too!

5 foolproof gift ideas for Secret Santa

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Thinking about what to get your Santa baby for this year? Look no further!

6 innovative ways to ditch traditional gift wrappers

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Tired of the same old gift wrappers? You can celebrate the holidays and save the environment with these recyclable materials

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Pasko na, sinta ko, saan na regalo ko?

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Why don't we give love – and gifts – on Christmas day?

21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration


5 water bottles to stuff stockings with this Christmas 2019

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

What better gift to give your loved ones and friends than the gift of hydration?

THE GIFT OF HYDRATION. Water bottles look good under the Christmas tree. Photos from Instagram.com/daydreamrepublic and Instagram.com/kawayanmnl

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'The Lion King: The Gift' is meant to be a 'sister piece' album to her new film and 'a love letter to Africa', the singer says

7 non-material Mother’s Day gifts for the mom in your life

May 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you can’t put in a box

5 Mother's Day gift ideas P1500 and under

May 04, 2019 - 5:53 PM

From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

From decadent chocolate cake, to starlit dinners here are Valentine's goodies you can enjoy no matter what your relationship status

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET. Valentine's Macarons from Bizu are among the treats people can enjoy on this holiday. Photo courtesy of Bizu Patisserie

Last-minute gift guide: Watsons, the bottomless pit of beauty goods

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:01 PM

An unapologetic Watsons 'tambay' breaks down what you should cop from the ubiquitous drug store

(SELF) GIFT PARADISE. All the beauty products you needed – and didn't know you needed, all in one roof. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

The superpower gift to stop

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.

Last-minute gift guide: Asian variety store edition

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The gifting possibilities are always endless in every Miniso store

5 gift ideas for the sophisticated techie in your life

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Still scrambling to find a Christmas gift for your tech-savvy loved one? We got you covered

When science inspires your gift-giving

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Want to give gifts that are science-inspired? Read on!

9 Christmas gifts ideas for the dog lovers (and dogs) in your life

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because all dogs end up on Santa’s Nice List

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This local, eco-friendly market is perfect for your Christmas shopping

Nov 25, 2018 - 7:00 AM

From shampoo bars and upcycled bags and clothes to cookies baked with love by Yolanda survivors and handicrafts by local artists, the Old Manila Eco Market in Intramuros

INTRAMUROS MARKET. Old Manila Eco Market is a weekend market in front of Manila Cathedral running up to the end of the year. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

7 self-care gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas

Nov 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Give a gift that says 'take care cause I care'

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This limited edition rum may be the perfect gift for your drinking buddies

Sep 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Don Papa’s Limited Edition Sherry Cask Finish is blended from 4 different sherry casks

LIMITED EDITION. Don Papa's Sherry Cask finish is the latest addition to the local brand's collection. Photo courtesy of of Don Papa Rum

Why 'gifted' is overrated

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Science bears out that success does not lie in passion or interest, but in how you view passion

8 unique and useful gifts for your BFFs

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Show your closest buds your appreciation for them with these little gifts

5 gifts your dad wants to get for Father's day

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Is your dad a #Lazaddict? Perfect!

20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas

May 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Love ya mom!

VIRAL: Old man sells P10-Valentine gifts in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Mang Pedring's sheer joy at the sale of his handcrafted products inspires a social media post that has been making the rounds online

7 local chocolates that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Rich dark chocolate with chili or quirky adobo chocolate – your loved one will love these sweet treats

7 Valentine's Day gifts for women that are worth the splurge

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Make the occasion extra special with these luxury finds

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

No more expiry dates for gift checks after Duterte signs new law

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The Gift Check Act also prohibits issuers from refusing to honor the unused value, credit, or balance stored in the GCs

GIFT CHECKS. Gift certificates or gift checks will not have expiry dates anymore. File photo

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents that artists will appreciate

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:55 PM

For the artsy person on your gift list

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents for your mom

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

What to give your no. 1 woman

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for your godkids

Dec 21, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Fulfill your ninong/ninang duties with these cool stocking stuffers

10 techie gifts for the car lover

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:07 PM

From affordable accessories to high-end speakers, here are some gift ideas for the people in your life that love cars

All photos from respective manufacturers


Rappler Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers for travelers

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Make sure you give their gifts to them before their next flight out!

Rappler Gift Guide: What to give your boss

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Show your boss some much-needed appreciation with these gifts

Mumuso Haul: 20 gifts under P200

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Fair warning: you may want to keep all of these things to yourself

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for guys that are anything but basic

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

These are the perfect presents for any man – from the dude you're secretly crushing on to your favorite lolo

7 Filipino startups that can make your life easier this Christmas

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Preparing for the holidays? Let these Filipino startups help you beat the Christmas rush.

7 serious gifts for serious techies

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:21 PM

For the techie who has everything (yourself included), these might be the gizmos you want

All photos from respective manufacturers

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents for the Tita in your life

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Whether it's your friends who've embraced the #titalife or your actual aunt, these gifts are sure to please her like a Mary Grace cheese roll.

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for the beauty addict in your life

Dec 08, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Makeup and skincare giftables

Rappler Gift Guide: What to give your book lover friends this Christmas

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Aside from books, obviously

#FridayFeels: Secret Santa season na naman

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Ilang dosenang mug kaya ang makukuha mo this year?

12 tech finds you didn't know you'd want this Christmas

Nov 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Before you dive into the Christmas shopping rush, why not some of the following devices. They may just deserve a spot on your wishlist – or under someone else's Christmas tree.

Rappler Talk: Atom Araullo shares #GiftofHope to Marawi, Rohingya evacuees

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:46 PM

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz speaks to multi-awarded journalist and UNHCR advocate Atom Araullo on Rappler Talk on Saturday, November 25, at 2 pm

10 gifts perfect for techies who love to travel

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Why not make traveling more fun for your friends or relatives with these gift ideas?


These gov't workers will get P40B in yearend bonuses, cash gifts

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Starting November 15, every qualified government employee will receive a yearend bonus amounting to one month basic salary that is tax free and a cash gift of P5,000

A gamer's Christmas wishlist this 2017

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Here’s a rundown of gaming gear released this year that would definitely make for a merrier Christmas!

All photos from respective manufacturers

11 gift ideas for the photographer in your life this 2017

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:54 PM

From cameras to essential accessories, here's what you can give your special someone who's into photography

All photos from manufacturer


12 techie gift ideas for your parents

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From classy cord organizers to premium Bluetooth speakers, we've got some cool gift ideas your folks will love

All images from respective manufacturers


Law banning expiration dates on gift certificates eyed by Christmas

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Under the proposed measure, senior citizens and persons with disabilities will continue to enjoy discounts on purchases, as provided by the law, using GCs

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