A Mom’s Guide: Back-to-School Shopping

While many have already transitioned to the new school calendar in the Philippines.. For some, back to school season is already fast approaching!

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It may sound crazy, but it may just be the second biggest shopping season of the year next to Christmas season. Between clothing, electronics, along with ever-expanding supply lists, it can drive parents a little crazy!

But don’t worry, here are a few personal tips to make back to school shopping hassle-free.

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First, avoid the crowd and long lines! Don’t wait ’till last minute. It really helps to be prepared and start shopping ahead of everybody else.

Next, Have a shopping list ready. Tick off each item as you go along. You will be more efficient that way.

And lastly, buy quality items so that they will last, if not a semester, the entire year. It saves you time and money.

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I did a little pre-shopping last week and actually bumped into some mommy friends at National Book Store, Glorietta.

There were so much more stuff this year compared to last school year! I had to hold myself from shopping “all out” because my kids love to shop for their supplies with me.

In fact, I caught myself sending photos to them via whatsapp! Haha!

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Some notable finds like the brand Meri Meri, is where I found cool supplies for DIY parties and decors for my kids rooms! They had a pretty cool corner here. 

(Okay not really for school— but when your kids celebrate their birthdays in school.. Aha! You know where to find ’em!)

Another one was International Arrivals- they had really awesome art supplies and unique ones like Puff pens, fancy erasers, metallic and neon chalk markers.. Stuff that even I could use!

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Here are just some of the stuff I took home for Noelle and Tyler to try.

I also got a bunch of colored pencils and pastels from Carand’ache- because I happened to pass by and try a bunch of their testers… the colors and pigment came out so well! You won’t get annoyed by having to double shade! Haha! The kids will thank you for it!

 I had so much fun shopping here, surprisingly so many unique finds! Seemed a little more like a department store to me! Haha!

Watch this: MOMMY DIARIES

I also posted a quick video about this day on Instagram @mikaelamartinez #MikaelaInOneMinute =)

‘Till next time!

xxMikaela

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And to make things even more convenient, they deliver! Just call 8888-627. 

You may also shop online at http://www.nationalbookstore.com

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For more information, follow National Book Store on social media – @nbsalert on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

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