As vacation season comes to a close and another academic year begins, expect everyone to be in a mad scramble to prepare for school. We're sure you'll agree: It can be overwhelming to shop for school supplies when the malls are packed with last-minute shoppers. The whole thing can be physically and financially exhausting, to say the least.
So what's a crazy-busy and budget-conscious parent to do? Ask Xaxa Alegre Hizon, a single mom of two. She runs her own advertising agency and runs races as a triathlete. When she accepted our shopping challenge at Robinsons Department Store, she decided to bring some teammates: her kids Gale and Diorgina.
Watch this trio do back-to-school shopping for two in just 30 minutes. Plus, check out their cool-for-school finds and Xaxa's shopping tips for her fellow moms.
Take a peek at Xaxa, Gale, and Diorgina's shopping basket:
Trek backpacks, P699.75 each
Barbie pouch (P299.75), lunch container (P149.75), and water bottle (P249.75)
Omega water bottle, P262.31 (discounted price until June 30 only)
Lunch container, P48.83 (discounted price until June 30 only)
Mongol pencils, P21.75 per pack
Sterling pencil case (P89.75) and notebooks (P25.75 each)
Crayola crayons, P58.75 for a box of 24
B+ Active sando for boys, P219.75 per set
Guitar blouse (P214.75) and skirt (P349.75)
Darlington socks (P220 per pack)
Disney baby bra (P199.75) and panties (P249.75 per set)
Star Wars briefs, P269.75 per pack
G Company sando for girls, P219.75 per set
Bella school shoes for girls, P399.75 per pair
Hot Wheels school shoes for boys, P999.75 per pair
Grizzly polo (P449.75) and shorts (P579.75)
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