A scene at night in the major thoroughfares of Metropolitan Manila and even Metropolitan Bacólod would be cars streaming to malls as people try to complete their Christmas gift list. Welcome to the holiday season and we are well within Christmas season as houses light up in color and Christmas trees decorated with the latest Christmas decors. Listening to the radio at 96.3 Easy Rock (or 105.5 Easy Rock Bacólod), there are items I am avoiding giving to friends, loved ones and family members. Those are socks, the usual calendars of all sizes, colors and shapes, maybe some little key chains or towels. A good advice is give something you yourself would want to receive, hence be creative in this season of not just giving but creative giving. If you have yet to complete your Christmas gift list, I suggest you follow me as I check out on the latest finds within Metropolitan Bacólod. I am lucky enough that Negros Museum shared to me that they have turned their simple but beautiful gift shop to a Christmas idea shops for the still confused or maybe lost Christmas shoppers who want simple but thoughtful gifts.
A sneak peak at the selections reveal a number of items that will tickle your fancy. One could see a lot of novelty items from all sizes and not to mention collectible too. While these items look a bit foreign-made, in fact they are locally produced items made by local artists just for the Christmas season. If you are a collector of Christmas items, some of those in display would really appeal to you. What I love about Negros Museum Shop’s selections are that while you buy for your gift-giving conveniences, you are actually helping in promoting Negros-made items. Every item has a bit of Negros etched or painted on them. Did I mention those are also artworks? Stuff like paintings and sculptures are also at hand for art lovers and enthusiasts.
Why not buy a painting to adorn someone’s house? Negrénse artists have their original artworks on display at the Negros Museum Shop and they’re for sale too. Scenes depicting Negrénse sights or daily living are the best buys for this season. On the other hand, figurines are a hit too with the fact that most of the wood carvings are now sold out. Items displayed are limited items available only before Christmas and they are selling out fast. If paintings and artworks are not your fancy, why not buy mugs, tea sets or coffee-related items for your Dad or older sibling? Candy bowls and gift boxes are also available to suit your creativity. After swinging by Negros Museum to learn on Negros Island’s history, heritage and culture, why not check out the gift shop afterwards? I’m sure you would find something for your friends, family and maybe your significant other.
If you are interested, more of these gift items are available in Negros Museum‘s FB page.