Preen Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers under P500

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more!

Christmas gift-giving comes in many forms. There’s cash handed out in envelopes and presents wrapped under the tree. But, there’s one more that you might have overlooked: stockings. No, they’re not just meant to be decoration. They do add holiday cheer to your home but you can make them even more festive by stuffing them with gifts for your family. You only have a limited amount of space but you’ll be surprised what you can fit in them. If you’re on a budget, we found items that are less than P500 so go wild.

Peripera Colorfit Tint Water Gel

Price: P380

Start off with a beauty product that is multifunctional like a water gel tint. This is infused with fruit extract and glycerin for hydration. The perfect combination for the cooler months. This long-lasting formula comes in seven shades from a cherry red to carrot orange. If your budget permits, you can get more than one shade. Available at Glorietta 2.

Pixi Glow Tonic

Price: P407

Throw in some skincare because why not? After all the Christmas parties, your skin is going to need some TLC. This toner will lightly exfoliate the skin leaving bright and clear. Wipe away all of the dead skin cells and enrich your face with aloe vera and ginseng extracts. Available on Sephora PH.

H&M Socks in a Bauble

Price: P299

I don’t care what people think, socks are always good gifts to give. Especially now that they come in so many different styles and colors. This pair from H&M comes in a cute clear bauble that can be reused as a tree decoration. Pick between a candy cane or reindeer print. Or get both if you’re feeling generous. Available at SM Megamall.

Sunnies Studios Zia in Coconut

Price: P499

Yes, you can gift a pair of shades for less than P500. This one is my current fave and it might end up being someone else’s too. This bold frame comes in other colors like red, black, and yellow. Available at UP Town Center.

Parfois Green Tea Earrings

Price: P390

Why stuff the stocking with one pair of earrings when you can add three? This set comes with two studs and an extra pair that’s more intricate. This way, whoever you gift this to has options or can mix and match depending on their style. Available at SM Aura Premier.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Lavender Soap

Price: P400

You can never go wrong with good-smelling soap. This mini one has a 100 percent vegetable base and is enriched with shea butter. The lavender scent is calming, perfect to use after a heavy Christmas meal and right before bed. Available at Beauty Bar branches.

Wonder Cover The Great Wave of Kanagawa Hard Case

Price: P473

I always enjoy getting phone cases as gifts because I never buy them for myself. Wonder Cover has lots of designs to choose from from cartoon pictures to copies of paintings, and basketball-inspired. Available on Zalora PH.

Typo Sticky Note Book

Price: P500

Prepare your friends for the work to come in 2019 with some desk accessories. Stationery is a good choice like a set of sticky notes. This comes with three different designs, including one shaped like a cactus. Available at Greenbelt 5.


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