Christmas is pretty much the biggest and most celebrated holiday of the year. As much as we love Christmastime, let’s be honest, it can be the craziest month too. Everyone seems to be doing their Christmas shopping and preparing for the holiday’s arrival. Sometimes it may seem like the most stressful holiday because of the large crowds of people and the increased amount of traffic, but I don’t know about you but I kinda like the Christmas rush. It’s all part of the craziness and all you can do is to embrace it. Instead of whining about how traffic or how crowded it is at the mall, it’s all worth it come Christmas day.

One of the many things I look forward to during the holiday season is…doing the groceries. Yep. Call me weird but I like being at S&R during the holidays. When you head to S&R, it’s never just another trip to the grocery. You’ll always end up seeing something new that does not exist in other grocery stores. It’s the same feeling I get when I’m at IKEA or Trader Joe’s.

Now that I’m in my early 20’s, I am more about giving rather than receiving. Since I’m giving a lot of presents this year to my clients, family and friends, the safest gift would be a holiday basket or a bundle of chocolates that comes in a special packaging. I found a lot of holiday-themed chocolates and other gift ideas at S&R so scroll down below to see what my top picks are!


Here are my top holiday finds from my recent trip to S&R:

  • Holiday Baskets – The perfect Christmas present for your mom, tita, lola, boss or client. It comes in different variations. The one I got is called Santa’s Savories (php 1,499). There are also Holiday Baskets ranging from Php999 to Php3,499.
  • Cemoi Chocolate (Assorted Tree Decorations) – These are by far my favorite! These were supposed to be a gift but they’re so tempting so I had it all to myself. Can you blame me? It’s basically a hollow chocolate which you can use as a decoration for your Christmas tree!
  • Vitor’s Praline Selections –  How festive can this be? My favorite kind of chocolate, inside a bottle of champagne! This one is a sure winner. My family and I promised that we had to wait until Christmas Eve for us to open this one. 9 days to go (lol the struggle is real, you guys).
  • Grand Ferrero Rocher – Imagine getting a Ferrero Rocher as big as your face (okay I might be exaggerating). Yes, Ferrero just made your dreams come true.

If you’re doing some last minute shopping for the holidays or if you just want to feel the spirit of Christmas, head on over to the nearest S&R. Be an S&R member today–the gold membership is for ₱700 only and the business membership is for ₱900. Both are renewable annually.

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