We hate to be the ghost of Christmas shopping, but have you found presents for everyone on your nice list yet? If you’re haunted by visions of holidays past spent miserably at the mall till the very last minute, don’t worry, Pylones has your back. This French gift shop is in the business of making clever and crafty presents for every colorful personality in your life–from angel wing espresso cups for the coffee junkie, frog tape dispensers and ladybug staplers for your kooky officemate, to the bestselling Chef paper towel holder for nesting newlyweds! Every time I walk into their store, I spy a new find: my current favorites are the cat folding umbrella and retractable brush and mirror cat compact. Cute, no?
No time to dawdle at the mall? Pylones has prepared a very special gift guide, with items that you can pre-order online, and pick up at your preferred branch without having to wait in line with the rest of the holiday procrastinators. Here’s a sneak peek at the quirky gift ideas from their online catalogue:
For the Foodie-in-Training: Mayday Dining Set
“Give the tot learning to love veggies a fun food trip with these Top Gun utensils. At least peas and quinoa won’t experience turbulence when heading into their mouths.”
For the Bathroom Diva: Bloom Bath Sponge
“Soak in fabulousness with bath poofs made to look like big-haired beauties. These stand-up sponges (equipped with suction cups) guarantee the friend who sings in the shower doesn’t leave the tub a washed-up star.”
For the Kooky Commuter: Rain Parade Umbrella
“In nine styles that include blue-clad fisherman and vamp in red, these character-driven umbrellas are made to reign over the rain! For those always on the go, an offbeat foil to bad weather.”
For the Friend Who Works and Plays Hard: A4 Zip Folder
“With designs that span garden gingham and grocery cartoons, these zippered folders put the fun in filing. Perfect for the serious, semi-charmed office worker.”
How To Pre-order Online: View the online catalog at www.pylonesph.tumblr.com and download the order form. Fill it up in the comfort of your home, email it to email@example.com and your order will be prepared and prettily wrapped at the store of your choice. All you need to do it swing by to pay for and pick up your Christmas loot!
P.S. Customers with a minimum purchase of P1,000 will be treated to a Pylones’ very own croissant doughnut, made by “butch donut authority” Bronuts! Inspired by Pylones’ provenance and the traditional French breakfast, Bronuts created a whimsical cronut made with strawberry jam, a luscious buttercream filling, and a topping of dark chocolate bits. Available to shoppers at Pylones’ Power Plant branch until December 25, 2013. Joyeux Noël and Bon Appétit!
Pylones is brought to you by H&F Retail Concepts, and located at Power Plant Mall, Glorietta 5, and SM Aura.