November 14, 2017

Preen Gift Guide: Grab These Novelty Items From Asian Shops

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Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more!

Everyone has been making their way to shops like Miniso and Mumuso for good reason—a good mix of homeware, stationery, beauty products, electronics, adorably random knickknacks, and items your officemates might not otherwise buy for themselves but will find use for.

Mumuso Cartoon Handheld Fan


People might not think to get a handheld fan for themselves but it is something they could really use. Whether you’re in the middle of commuting or at an open air concert venue, this fan will come in handy. Too plain? They also come in cute panda and duck cartoon designs. Available at Ayala 30th.

Etude House Strawberry Sponge Hair Rollers

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Let’s go back to curling our hair the old-fashioned way with these sponge rollers from Etude House. Because of their soft texture, you can sleep with them on. They’re also shaped like pink and red strawberries, which are too cute. Available at Glorietta 4.

Muji Handheld Shredder


I never knew I needed a handheld shredder until I came across this one from Muji. This is great to leave on your work desk when you need to shred important documents. You can also use this to create designs on paper. Available at Power Plant Mall.

Daiso Animal Eraser


This gift may seem random but you can use it for a number of things. Aside from erasing your mistakes, it can act as a paperweight or a simple decoration on your desk. This also comes in other animal shapes like a tiger and rhino. Available at Robinsons Place Manila.

Minoso 2 in 1 Wine Aerator Pourer

wine aerator

To make a bottle of wine taste even better, consider gifting this two-in-one wine aerator pourer. This will help air filter into the wine, which makes it more aromatic. This set also comes with a pourer so you don’t spill any wine when serving. Available at Glorietta 2.


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