Christmas shopping on a budget? The Glamourbox Team asked me to put together a list of gift picks, with one catch – nothing should cost more than P500. Challenge accepted! Here are some of the fab finds I came up with…
For the fashionista: Necklaces, P129.75-P479.75, Landmark
Here’s a tip from my stylist friends: department stores are treasure troves for trendy accessories at prices you won’t believe. You’ll easily find one that’s so “her!”
For the cool dude: Socks, P245, Topman
I found pairs with the cutest designs: reindeer, sharks, seals. It’ll keep his feet nice and cozy!
For the hyper-organized: Stradmore planners, P79.75, National Book Store
Came across pocket-sized ones in cool prints (as in leopard, stripes, glen plaid—fab, right?). She’ll have fun while jotting down her plans all year long.
She’ll feel even better knowing proceeds for sales go toward helping young Mio win his battle against leukemia.
For the coffee addict: Mugs, P249, Rajo! for National Book Store
In gold, silver, and black and white, it’s the chic way to enjoy your morning brew.
For the sweet tooth: Salted Caramel cupcakes, P450 for 6, Vanilla Cupcakes
My new favorite cupcake place offers the latest ‘it’ flavor at just P75 per piece—so a half dozen is well within budget. Score!
For the homebody: Fragrance oil diffusers, P450 for 30ml, roy&biv
Scented candles and potpourri are so 2000-late. This is a pretty way to get your space to smell good, and it works!
A girl can never have enough shades! This site is a great online depository for ultra trendy styles.
For the aspiring writer: Notebooks, P95-P325, Muji
According to a friend, Muji makes the best notebooks in town—and I believe her!
For the couch potato: Fleece blanket, P150, SM Surplus Shop
She’ll reach for this every time she settles in for a movie marathon.
For the amateur chef: Kitchen Fragrance in Choco Cappuccino, P250, Zen Zest
Kitchens should always smell yummy, and a few sprays of this will banish any scent that’s unsavory. Limited edition and included in this month’s Secret Santa Glamourbox—so I know it’s a keeper!
I hope these help, and I can’t wait to hear all about your budget shopping gift picks!