Christmas Gifts Ideas & Where To Find The Best Deals

Christmas Gifts Ideas & Where To Find The Best Deals

Christmas is one of the most anticipated events and seasons of the year! Not only is it looked forward to because of the holiday spirit that it brings, but also because it’s the season of giving! It’s during this season when everyone has got their head in finding the perfect gifts for their friends, family, manito, and/or manita.

While there isn’t a shortage of stores where you could do your last-minute Christmas shopping that promises money-saving deals and discounts. Shopping for the right gifts that would suit your budget doesn’t get any easier. It’s one thing to find discounts, but finding the right gift for a certain someone is another.

Electronic gadgets

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, external storage, DSLR camera, and etc., don’t come cheap. However, these websites are well-known in the Philippines for their wide variety of electronics and gadgets and flexible pricing.

These thoughtful gifts will be best suited for your male friends and family members, or anyone who likes a little technology in their lives.

Where to buy?

Shopee will be holding a 12.12.12 sale, this is similar to the Single’s Day sale last month, but in December this time. According to their promotional ads, they’ll be having a huge markdown on their electronics up to 88% off. They’ll also be giving away vouchers to get discounts on almost all items, but with a corresponding spend requirement and more vouchers will be released at 12 midday on December 12. 

The additional vouchers can be added on top of your existing vouchers when you check out within December 12 to 14. 

ItemShopee priceRegular price
Samsung LED TV₱7,099₱13,999
Nikon D560₱35,500₱39,900
Vivo v19 Neo₱13,509₱17,999
Samsung Galaxy Tab A₱6,990₱7,990

Payment method for Shopee:

  • Cash on delivery
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Paypal
  • Installment plan (credit card)

Home appliances

If you are shopping for a homebody and able to splurge, Christmas is the perfect time to buy big-ticket home appliances. Not only is December the season of discounts and bargains, but your 13th-month pay and Christmas bonuses make it possible to afford more than what you usually could on any other day of the year.

However, that doesn’t mean you should just spend without consideration. It still pays to hunt for the best deal to stretch your peso.

Where to buy?

You can buy online from Lazada during the 12.12 sale. Here are some of the good deals you can get from Lazada.

ItemLazada priceRegular price
Air humidifier with LED lights₱399₱424
Heavy duty airfryer₱2,020₱2,177
Smart sweeper robo vacuum₱979₱1,099

Lazada Loan

You can take advantage of their ‘pay later’ loan of up to ₱50,000 worth of Lazada wallet. If you’ve been eyeing that brand new smartphone, smart TV, or any high ticket items, this is the perfect time to get that without burning a hole in your wallet. 

 

Apparels and accessories

Your receiver doesn’t really need to be a fashionista to appreciate fashionable finds this Christmas season. Clothing is basically part of our physiological needs, that’s why Christmas or not, this gift never goes out of style.

This December, Zalora will be holding bargain deals on chosen brands on some curated items. The discounts would range from 30% to 40% off on selected brands of shoes, clothing, and apparels. See promo details and links below.
Shoes

ItemRegular priceDiscounted price

  (40% off)
Nike Air Impact₱4,629₱2,777
Adidas Original Stan Smith J₱3,099₱1,859

Clothes
ItemRegular priceDiscounted price
Mango blouses₱1,495₱349
Jeans/pants₱1,799₱899

Payment methods for Zalora:

  • Cash on delivery
  • Credit card
  • Debit card

Pro tip!

Get a ₱350 voucher by signing up for their newsletter.

Wellness and dining

Pampering and dining treats are perfect gifts for just about anyone, but the persons who deserve it the most are your parents! The best way to give back to your hard-working loved ones this Christmas season is by showing them that they deserve some pampering and a relaxing break! Spa and staycation packages may cost you a bomb unless you know where to look.

Where to buy?

Christmas or not, Metrodeal always offers a wide array of vouchers and gift certificates for dining, pampering and traveling. The website is a flash sale site where these vouchers and gift certificates are sold until they run out. The deals displayed on their website change every few days, so keep your eyes peeled for a good bargain by checking in often. Here are some of the deals available at the time of writing:

Pampering treats

ItemRegular priceMetrodeal price
Age-Defying Ultrasonic Facial or Muscle Toning at SM North EDSA & Megamall₱1,999₱199
Aromatherapy massage₱650₱299
Waxing treatment₱500₱199

Dining

ItemRegular priceMetrodeal price
Outback Steakhouse at Glorietta, Eastwood, ATC & Pasay₱500 worth food and drinks₱299
Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Party At Sofitel₱650 worth korean  bbq package₱499
Lunch or Dinner Buffet with Unlimited Drinks at Ayala Malls Manila Bay₱688₱549

Staycation

ItemRegular priceMetrodeal price
2 Days & 1 Night Stay for 4 Persons JT Suites Tagaytay (Studio or Family Room)₱4,000₱1,488
Accommodation for 2 at Boracay Mandarin White Sand Resorts₱9,500₱6,750
Superior Room Accommodation for 2 with Pool Access & More in Manila₱5,900₱2,699

Payment method for Metrodeals:

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Paypal

Budgeting is basically the only thing that makes hunting for the ideal Christmas present stressful.  There isn’t any shortage of stores or merchants to buy from, but there isn’t a lot that will truly give you more value for your money. That’s why it pays to know where to hunt for bargains and money-saving deals. Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you don’t have to cut back on spending and do some penny pinching here and there.

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