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!
With Christmas drawing closer, many of you are probably having get-togethers that involve secret Santa or some form of gift exchange. If you’re participating in a lot of these, the amount you spend starts to add up. This is why it’s good to set a budget so you don’t go overboard. For this gift guide, I wanted to look for items below P700 under different categories like tech and skincare. If you think P700 doesn’t get you much, it actually does. Keep reading to find out.
Home: Forever 21 Sweet Dreams Graphic Slippers
Bedroom slippers are something lots of people want but will never buy for themselves. This is mainly because it’s not a necessity. This will definitely be a pleasant surprise to the person you picked. This pair is soft and cozy, a great way to help someone relax after a long day. Available at SM Aura Premier.
Tech: Stylebox Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Everyone loves music so you can’t go wrong with a bluetooth speaker. If your budget doesn’t permit for something high-end, this one will do the trick. It has a playing time of four to six hours and has a built-in microphone for calls. Available on Zalora PH.
Fashion: H&M Short Strappy Top
Price: P598 for two
You can never have too many basics in your closet so this is a safe gift to give. Because of the price, you can even get two for less than P700. It is made of a ribbed jersey material and comes in different colors like light green. Available at Greenbelt 4.
Jewelry: Pink Tequila Bracelet Set
Get creative with your budget and look for set items that work within it. This is a combination of two chain bracelets and two cuffs. That way, whoever receives this can opt to wear them separately or stacked together. Available at Freyja.
Makeup: Vice Cosmetics Phenomenal Lip Velvet Kits
Price: P590 for two
Lip kits don’t have to be expensive for the quality to be good. Vice Cosmetics’ kits cost P295 each so you can gift two for under P700. I suggest Izkeravu, which is a peachy nude shade and Vulevu, which is a deep red so that there’s variety. Available at SM Department Stores.
Skincare: Always Sunday Spot Peel-Off Mask and Minty Matcha Clarifying Face Mist
Price: P698 for both
The same goes for skincare. Spoil your loved one with two items from a local brand. The mask is meant to be used on problem areas to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. The face mist has tea tree oil, which fights acne and redness. It can be used as a primer, toner, or setting spray too. Available online.
Food: Classic Confections Sweet Treats Holiday Gift Bag
When in doubt, go for food. I recommend a holiday gift set with a variety of treats for them to enjoy. This one has Russian tea cookies, almond crunch, and a small sugar cookie. You might want to order one for yourself as well. Available at Nono’s branches.
Art by Marian Hukom
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