With an all-around atmosphere of fun, it's a great place to find super cute and unique gifts for anyone. Every single time we go to UP Town Center, we always have to shop at Tickles because it is Maia's favorite store. For a change, we visited its newly opened flagship store at SM Megamall last Thursday. The 80-square-meter space is much larger than the one in UP Town Center, stocking an array of unique gifts, quirky imported items and a whole lot of knickknacks,
I spoil my daughter with whatever will delight her. That is why I let her do all the shopping. Here, I've rounded up the cute items we found at Tickles and some of the things you can't find in an ordinary gift shop;
Get some Sleepos, pizza and "Friends" fries throw pillows. Because, like what others say, it's bad to sleep with an empty stomach. Don't worry though, because they are all fat-free!
What's better than food? More food!
Oh, and ice cream.... pens. Sweet!
There's a lot of colorful pens and stationery, but I just I can’t resist these cute owl pens. I got one for Php 50!
These super cute match pens cost P95 each.
Cuteness overload! To be honest, I didn’t know where to start looking or taking pictures. I guess it takes its cue from the circus, with so many options to choose from. So many fun and quirky items to tickle your fancy.
Oh, and my baby boy got a really big "POOP" pillow that's sure to gross out his sister. And maybe his dad, too. That poop—yeeesh!
You might not even want to give away these amazing carousel music boxes. Seriously.
If you're known to go crazy over Matryoshka dolls, brace yourself; I spot a whole set at Tickles. Yay!
These letter pillows are the same soft and squishy pillows you know and love, only in orange, blue and purple—and they have googly eyes, hands and feet.
Crocodile attack! Even those who are scared of crocodiles will want to give this a try. It's fun and harmless. I repeat, fun and harmless. It's a cute toy for big boys. Yes, really. Dudes love this kind of crocs—trust me on this.
We found some cute colorful patches, pet mugs and pouches. Plus, lots of cutie toys and a variety of travel organizers. Real pets require food and care. These mugs and pouches only require you to have a bit of fun and imagination.
Prepare to be amazed with funny signs and sleep masks that will ensure everyone gets a good laugh and a good night's sleep—unless you hoard them all to yourself, of course. These masks are also great to give as a non-romantic option (think of sleep-deprived moms like me).
Take a look at some of the fun and silly things we did inside the store...
Check 'em all out in this video;
The prices are quite affordable, ranging from Php 50 for a cute pen to Php 2,000 for a huge stuff toy. Tickles is my absolute favorite happy place in all of Manila. :) There is nothing you can't get here! Be sure to pop in for a visit when you get a chance!
Tickles' flagship store is located on the Lower Ground Level of SM Megamall Building A. Other branches can be found in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Power Plant Mall, SM Megamall A, TriNoma, UP Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Marquee Mall, Fairview Terraces, and Ayala Center Cebu. Follow @tickles_PH on Twitter and Instagram and Tickles_ph on Facebook.