Christmas is the most grandest holiday in the Philippines and we Filipinos are known to celebrate the longest Christmas also. It starts on September and ends on the 3 Kings day on January. This is also the season where everyone is giving back to charities, meeting old friends they haven’t seen in awhile and most importantly, families are gathering for a reunion.
Christmas is also called the most expensive holiday because people are shopping and spending almost everywhere on anything. But we don’t really have to spend so much to buy gifts for the special people in our lives after all, it’s the thought that counts. Fortunately there are places where we could score good yet affordable products and better, you could shop at the comfort of your own home!
Everyone, check out Lazada.com.ph. It sells products from apparels, books, gadgets and even appliances. It’s like an online shopping mall which also offers FREE SHIPPING. Don’t have a credit card and? No problem! They also offer Cash On Delivery and payment via bank deposit. All you have to do is go to their website, select a category, find products that will suit your budget your budget and viola! You’ll see a vast array of products that could be a perfect gift.
Since most of us do a Pre-Christmas celebration with our friends, best friends, and boyfriends or boy friends (depends if yours have a space or not) we often buy gifts for them first before for our family. Below are some of my gift ideas for them which only cost for less than 100o Pesos!
FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND, you can buy her a top like this glitzy black shirt which only cost 649PHP or shoes like this ballet flats which only costs 800PHP that she could both wear when you two hang out. If she’s super kikay and getting gaga (like the rest of the world) with nail arts, she’ll surely love a pack of good quality nail polishes like Orly nail polish gift set for only 330PHP. While FOR YOUR BOYFRIEND (or a guy friend), like mentioned on Idea #1 above, guys like to receive gifts that they could use in their everyday life. I’m sure you’ll never get wrong on buying him a basic collared shirt which you could buy in Lazada for only 569PHP or a pair of slip ons which only costs 533PHP, or if he’s an athlete a pair of flipflops for only 200php is also a great idea. He could use it after a tiring practice probably wearing close high-cut rubber shoes.
Then on Christmas eve til Christmas day, the most special dates during December, we spend it with our family. Shopping for a lot of people is kinda hard while calculating your budget through your phone’s calculator and carrying heavy shopping bags. That is why online shopping is more convenient. Below are my gift ideas for the whole family for less than 1000 Pesos again!
For bookworm mom or sister you could surely find a perfect book for them in Lazada that will not exceed 1000PHP. For busy and organize family, they surely appreciate a good planner like Moleskin weekly diary/ planner for only 993.60PHP while the little kids will surely get excited to go back to school of you get them a cute backpack to show off like this mouse plush backpack for only 329.75PHP. For your brother/s, you’ll never go wrong with something that will entertain them like a basket ball for 630PHP & chess board for 289PHP.
Need more ideas? Lazada actually have pages of Gift Ideas sorted for you. Categorized by For Her, For Him, For Little Ones, For Teens, For Home and Christmas Bundles. Just select the price range or brands you want or sort it by popularity and you’ll surely find something for that will suit your budget. And one more thing, Lazada Philippines have a Christmas campaign, if you spend 3000PHP or more you are qualified to win some awesome stuff!