In the hectic rush of the holiday season, maybe you need something quick for the office Christmas party raffle, or you forgot to buy that gift for that one cousin, or just couldn’t think up of anything good to give to that friend with eclectic tastes. But don’t stress–this gift guide is here for those very reasons, and no one has to know how you (almost) screwed up.
Find gifts of varying tastes and flexible budgets for you, them, and everyone.
PHP3,000 and below
Records from The Grey Market (PHP1,000-PHP3,000)
With records ranging from retro classics to modern-day hits, Grey Market has it all for any kind of music lover. You can find the store in White Plains, Greenhills, and Salcedo Village, making Grey Market easily accessible for anyone in Metro Manila that needs to make an emergency record purchase.
Tattoo and Piercing Vouchers from Vimana Tattoo (PHP1,000-PHP2,400)
Know someone who has been dying to get a tattoo or piercing but just hasn’t gotten to it yet for some reason? Maybe a gift certificate from Vimana Tattoo, located along Tomas Morato, will be the perfect motivation for them to finally take that step.
Holiday Gift Set from Nooke (PHP2,890)
If you know someone who just moved into a new place, why not double the Christmas gift as a housewarming treat as well? This holiday set from Nooke, a local lifestyle and interior store, includes a brown resin sculpture and 2 surprise Found catchall plates, and also comes in a beautifully satin-wrapped package with a foldout poster.
Baby Fractured Opal Necklaces from Elementari (PHP1,600)
While production might take a while if you miss out on the RTW items, accessories from Elementari are surely worth the wait. Set in either 10k gold filled or sterling silver, these chokers are simple statements anyone would love.
PHP1,000 and below
Sorry Not Sorry Mug and Sticker Set from Free Spirit (PHP800)
This set is the first from Free Spirit HOME. Perfect for that stoner you know, the mug and sticker set is a pretty good deal that anyone can get good use, and surely a good laugh, out of.
Tees from Mellow (PHP600)
Comfy t-shirts and edgy designs at an affordable price are any skater’s dream. Gift a Mellow tee to the guy or girl you know that appreciates no-fuss looks and gifts.
Playing Cards from Serious Supply (PHP550)
Spice things up for a game-lover with these playfully designed cards by Serious Studios. Their next game of poker or pusoy dos is undoubtedly going to be made even more entertaining by this colorful deck.
All Around Palette 2.0 from Finn (PHP600)
Instead of spending thousands on several different make-up items, try out Finn’s All Around palette instead. Consisting of 6 multifunctional shades, any makeup enthusiast will surely appreciate this handy and compact palette that’s great on-the-go.
PHP500 and below
Bones Fire Starter Lighter from Diyalogo (PHP450)
Whether if it’s for a cigarette or a scented candle, Diyalogo’s Bones Fire Starter makes lighting up a cool occasion.
Bucket Hats and Accessories from REDCAPS_ (PHP249-499)
REDCAPS’ affordably stylish bucket hats and handmade polymer clay jewelry are fool-proof presents for your hippie and trippy friends that are into colorful and statement pieces.
Stand Your Ground Pomade from Eight Wolves (PHP500)
The past few years have seen a resurgence in artisanal hair products for men, so if you know anyone who’s serious about their pomade or appreciates a good product, get them something special from Eight Wolves like Stand Your Ground, a stronghold and low shine pomade with a citrus-y scent.
D-ring Belts from Plastic Honeymoon (PHP500)
Belts aren’t the first thing to consider when one goes gift shopping, but its an essential anyone would appreciate and surely use to death. These D-ring belts from Plastic Honeymoon are an elevated version of that, and add a little extra something to any outfit.
PHP200 and below
Sticker Packs from Couch (PHP99)
You’re bound to find something for everyone from Couch’s expansive sticker collection. Each themed pack comes with several high-quality stickers of different designs, which definitely makes it a bang for your buck.
Minty Matte Stick Rouge from Cloud Cosmetics (PHP120)
Cloud Cosmetics’ Minty Matte Stick Rouges have made the rounds on the internet, and it’s no surprise why. Blending elements of a lip balm and liquid lipsticks for a hydrating but stay-all day formula, the lippies are a steal for only 120 pesos a piece.
Make a Donation to Fund the Forest
Christmas is the season of giving, so why not make a difference with your present? Instead of giving someone a physical gift, go ahead and make a donation of any size to Fund the Forest and plant a tree–or several–in honor of someone you love.
With all of these options, it’s hard not to find something–or at least a little inspiration–for the special people in your life. Now quit stressing, get to shopping, and have a happy holiday!