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Holiday gift ideas from T’nalak Home

 

What do I give you this Christmas?

It’s the most asked question this season, every year during this time in fact.

 

T'nalak Home Christmas trees

Perrenial trees. The T’nalak Home Christmas Tree table toppers are forever attractive. Animone design- 42cm at P3,900; 58cm at P5,200; 90cm at P9600. Topiary design- 45cm at 3,150. Designs come in 3 colors & other sizes.

 

We to do our best to be creative and outdo ourselves with the choices we’ve made the previous yuletide season. It’s a good thing because we personalizing our gifts assure us that the well-chosen items we wrap will be put to good use rather than kept in its box in a storage closet, or heaven forbid, recycled. It’s a nightmare to receive a present you gave away sometime ago.

 

T'nalak Home cheese knife set

Say “it’s for cheese”. Cheese knife set made from carabao horn with kamagong handle. P 1,200/set.

 

So we always keep in mind what friends and family will enjoy having most other than the fruitcake (mind you, it’s making a comeback) and other items that guarantee a smile of content.

If you haven’t completed your list, how about visiting T’nalak Home in Abreeza Mall. It’s the flagship store of the TADECO Livelihood that showcases the best of locally produced, well-designed handcrafted items for the home created by Filipino artisans.

 

T'nalak Home tinalak throw pillow covers

Iconic t’nalak throw pillow covers. Grow a collection with new designs coming out per season. The latest collection puts bright colors on the traditional weave. size 18″ x 18″ at P1,500 each.

 

The store’s principal products are the ones made with t’nalak, the cloth woven from abaca fibers by women of the local tribes.

From the initial popular products of placemats, the designs evolved to bigger and covetable home items like the throw pillow covers, wall panels and other furniture pieces that can strike a conversation. What’s exciting about the T’nalak Home’s display is that the collection grows by the season.

 

T'nalak Home sawali placemats

Sawali is stylish. Sawali placemats makes for good conversation starter even before you serve the first course. P 480 each.

 

Perhaps if you’re feeling generous and want to make someone extremely happy, pick out the bigger pieces. It will surely be a striking addition to the recipient’s pad. No matter what the interior concept is, be it modern or traditional, a T’nalak Home piece will blend in, if not stand out, in the home it finds itself in.

 

Shell candy dishes at Tnalak Home

Candy dishes, or whatever you want to use it for, makes for an attractive table accessory. Small- P650; Large- P990.

 

Otherwise, here is a list of the smaller and affordable items that won’t break the bank and can do an equally great job in making the recipient very happy.

 

Carabao horn cocktail forks at T'nalak Home

Food pickers. Cocktail forks of carabo horn (P 1,000 for the set) over chopping board cocktail serving tray (P 1,100).

 

Another good thing about the product you purchase is that it supports the local industry. Patronizing the store gives the local producers the drive to come up with more innovative designs and produce more world-class Filipino products.

 

Wood log candleholders at T'nalak Home

Rustic. Log candleholders made of natural wood. Give one or the set. Short- P450; Medlum- P550; Tall- P660.

 

Support local and find your fantastic gift items at T’nalak Home. I guarantee you, whatever you choose to give will be a winner of a Christmas gift.

 

Argento del Salvador silver jewelry at T'nalak Home

She’ll say yes. Banig design rings in silver (natural tone or electroplated yellow & rose gold) can make very special gifts without breaking the bank. P 2,800 each. More to choose from at the silver jewelry display.

 

Just in case you need to see more, visit T’nalak Home is at the 2nd level of Abreeza Mall, the store is a cornucopia of designer pieces.

Here’s more, they can customize your gifts using their locally made paper. Stationary jackets and other handy office or home desk products make great gifts as well.

 

Email me at jinggoysalvador@yahoo.com. For more lifestyle & travel stories, visit http://apples-and-lemons.blogspot.com and http://jeepneyjinggoy.blogspot.com.

Also published in SunStar Davao newspaper.

 

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