5 Christmas Gifts Ideas & Where To Find The Best Deals

5 Christmas Gifts Ideas & Where To Find The Best Deals

Christmas is one of the most anticipated events and season 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 website 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?

Lazada will be holding a 12.12.12 sale, this is similar to the Single’s Day sale last month, but on December this time. According to their promotional ads, they’ll be having a huge markdown on their electronics: Up to 56% off on their LED televisions and up to 25% off on their smartphones. Aside from that, they’ll be doing countdown deals every day until December 12, 2017.

ItemLazada priceRegular price
Lenovo K8 Note₱9,499₱13,999
Oppo A37 16GB₱6,989₱9,999
Motorola Moto C 4G 16GB ₱2,999₱4,299
32” Slim LED TV ₱5,599.00 ₱10,000
Bluetooth earphone with free LED watch₱228₱799

Payment method for Lazada:

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

Home appliances

If you are shopping for a home body and are willing 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 in 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 12.12.17 sale. Here are some of the good deals you can get from Lazada.

ItemLazada priceRegular price
Air humidifier with LED lights₱685₱1,899
Multifunctional storage iron microwave₱635₱2,000
Portable vacuum cleaner ₱239₱599

However, if you are not a fan of online shopping, you can also find some good bargains from Robinsons.


Robinsons is well known department store in the Philippines. From clothing, fashion accessories, appliances, and gadgets, you can find them there. This Christmas season, they have a shop-now-pay-next year promotion going on, offered to their partner banks. They also offer no cash out installment plan for non-credit card installments.

ItemRegular priceMonthly repayment for 12 months 0% interest
Washing machine ₱28,496₱2,375
LED TV (Haier 42” Full HDTV)₱18,298₱1,525
Component system (Samsung Mx-j730)₱9,990₱833

Payment method for Robinsons:

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Installment plan (subject to credit investigation)
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Smartphones

Smartphones aren’t inexpensive, but they make excellent holiday gifts for tech-minded family members who deserve a much needed upgrade. While upgrading to the latest flagship smartphones today will literally cost you a fortune, that’s not to say there aren’t any alternative that are as good but for a fraction of the price.

Where to buy?

Despite the popularity of Lazada in the e-commerce scene in the Philippines, Kimstore managed to stay in competition because of their modest pricing. Although, they did not announce any markdown on their prices for Christmas, they are the only online merchant that offers installment plan without the need of a credit card.

ItemKimstore priceRegular price
Zenfone 3 Max₱8,495₱8,999
iPhone 6s (32GB)₱26,500₱27,900
Supremo 4K action camera ₱4,180₱4,899

Payment method for Kimstore:

  • Cash on delivery
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Paypal
  • Installment plan through Cebuana Lhullier

Apparels and accessories

Your receiver don’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.

Where to buy?

 

This Christmas season, Zalora will be holding flash sales and bargain deals on chosen brands. The discounts would range from 30% to 50% off on selected brands of shoes (Nike), clothing (Zalora), and apparels (24:01).

Shoes

ItemRegular priceDiscounted price
Nike Airmax Thea Shoes₱6,295₱3,529
Nike Free RN Distance Running Shoes₱6,795₱6,795


Clothes

ItemRegular priceDiscounted price
All over print short sleeves ₱1,299₱699
Long sleeve shirt₱1,299₱699
Jeans/pants₱1,799₱899

Payment methods for Zalora:

  • Cash on delivery
  • Credit card
  • Debit card

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
Diamond power peel treatment₱950₱349
Aromatherapy massage₱550₱249
Diamond peel, IPL, or warts removal₱3,000₱99

Dining

ItemRegular priceMetrodeal price
Outback Steakhouse Glorietta₱500 worth food and drinks₱350
Luxury buffet at Pan Pacific Hotel Manila₱1,210₱699
Lunch or dinner buffet at New World Makati Hotel Cafe₱2,199₱1,349

Staycation

ItemRegular priceMetrodeal price
2 days 1 night for two at Pearl Manila Hotel ₱3,645₱2,099
2 days 1 night for two at Hotel H2O Manila₱12,200₱3,299
2 days 1 night with buffet at Ace Water Spa for two ₱6,864₱4,200

Payment method for Metrodeals:

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Paypal

Budget 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 aren’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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