One-stop shops around Saipan

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Posted on Dec 20 2019
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Find great value, gifts under $50 and save a lot of time shopping for Christmas gifts for family members and friends. Finding everything you need in one roof cuts off the stress and helps you relax more during the holidays.

Here’s a guide on where to go around town and get every dollar well spent.

Help mom look fabulous

Especially inspired by the Christmas season, Pena House Boutique in San Antonio carries new products and items that will surely be a special gift for mom.

Pena House Boutique in San Antonio has items below $50, Bamboo Shoes for only $38, ladies watch for only $25, a necklace for only $28, Le Terre Fashion purse for only $48, LA Girl eyeshadow for only $18, and Magazine Red Top for only $48. (Photos by Bea Cabrera)

Pena House Boutique sales representative Mijana Isabel B. Malabayabas said that they usually amp up their collection this time of the year with blouses and dresses that will help women shine when they attend Christmas cocktails, get-togethers and dinners.

“We pair these dresses with our pretty shoes, bags, and purses. …We carry all lines, from casual wear to formal and non-formal events and wedding dresses for brides,” she said.

“We have many items that will suits everybody’s budget as we make it affordable for everybody. Our customers are assured of quality and we offer a wide range of items,” she added.

Even for make-up, Pena House Boutique has face foundations “that you [usually] buy in drugstores and some high-end [products] like Kylie, Anastacia, Laura Mercier, for people who want to invest in make-up.”

Pena House Boutique is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 1pm to 7pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 6pm.

On Dec. 24, they are open from 10am to 7pm to cater to last-minute Christmas shoppers.

For more information, call (670) 235-7270 or look up Pena House Saipan Boutique and Salon on FaceBook and Instagram.

Go on an adventure with dad

Fishing Tackle & Sporting Goods in Chalan Piao is ahead of the game as they started giving discounts on their items since Thanksgiving, said service representative and technician Jorge Bartolata.

Fishing Tackle & Sporting Goods items that cost below $50 include a dive mask for only $45, Under Armour short for only $29, a rechargeable fan for only $29.99, a professional flashlight for diving for only $39.99, 50% off on Octopus skirts, and a soccer ball for only $29.95.

“We currently give 10% discount on all items. But we also have items that go for as low as $3 and some items that are 50% off,” he said.

The store started giving discounts last Thanksgiving, then on to Black Friday, this Christmas season, which will run until New Year’s Day.

“We are definitely a one-stop shop for dads, uncles, and brothers who are into sports and adventure such as fishing, airsoft/airgun, scuba diving, free diving, hiking, sports like soccer paddling and many others,” he added.

Fishing Tackle & Sporting Goods is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 6:30pm and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. For more information, call (670)234-6320

For the daughter that brightens up your day

Kiki’s on Middle Road is never amiss when it comes to style and trends. For the holidays, it has e a holiday table that features Starbucks mugs and tumblers that you cannot find anywhere else on the islands.

Kiki’s items below $50: Sneakers for only $32.90, glitter eyeshadow for only &8.90 each, Kiki’s lashes that come in six different styles for only $15.90, Bath & Body cream for only $15.90, Bath & Body Fragrance for only $18.90, three-wick candles for only $24 and make-up for only $16.

“Aside from our usual apparels, we added sequined dresses for evening wear and active wear, including sports bras and matching leggings. Customers can expect our usual array of accessories, luxury make-up and reusable straws,” shop owner Maki Ta said.

Kiki’s is where people can go and find everything. If not something to wear, perhaps something to buy as a gift. The best part is that almost everything in the store cost below $50.

“Everything here is affordable and cute for women of all ages and we try to bring in new things as often as we can. We are looking forward to bringing in more new things in the coming year,” she said.

Kiki’s is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm. On Dec. 24, it will be open from 11am to 6pm.

For more information, call (670) 23506355 and find it on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by typing @thisiskikis.

‘Be the man you are meant to be, son’

The Pacific Supply on Middle Road, or TPS in modern lingo, promotes island-style living and easy clothes for your son, nephew, grandson, and friend. According to office manager Raquel Borja-Aguon, people have been frequenting the shop since the Christmas season kicked off.

The Pacific Supply items below $50: Caps for only $35, dri-fit shirts for only $25 each, pouch for only $40, TPS phone case for only $20, TPS sticker pack for only $12, wristband for only $5, and car decal for only $20.

“Some people come to look and see what options they have and some come for Christmas shopping. We are ready for the holidays. For example, our Undeniable brand recently dropped new items. We also have jerseys and tank tops, in addition to the other shirts we have on stock.”

Borja-Aguon said that TPS shirts cost only $25 and they even have a sale rack that carries shirts for only $22 from the previous season.

“One of our newest items is the a car decal with 3M adhesive in the back so you can basically put it on anything but we are hoping people will put it in their cars,” she added.

TPS is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm. On Dec. 24, it will be open from 11am to 6pm. For more information, look up The Pacific Supply on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

‘Children’s laughter reminds us how we used to be’

For toys and clothes for boys and girls, Lollipops in Garapan is the place to be. Sales associate Charlotte Castro said that they are extra busy because of the holidays but are loving it. “Today, Friday, we kick off our combo sale of all toys and clothing, where customers can enjoy 10- to 20% discounts.”

Enjoy the combo sale at Lollipops starting today and get 10- to 20% off on toys and clothing.

“Here at Lollipops, you will always find a gift. You can never walk out emptyhanded and, if you feel some sort of doubt, we are here to help you,” she added.

Lollipops is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm. On Dec. 24, they are open until 11pm for last-minute shoppers. For more information, call (670) 234-8040 or look it up on FaceBook: Lollipops

Bea Cabrera
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.
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