Christmas is a time of sharing and giving—that is, until you realize your wallet is as thin as rice paper.
Settle down and don’t fuss over who to pluck out from your list in order to manage your budget. All you need to do is visit these budget-friendly stores and you’ll be sure to include everyone you love in your Christmas list while keeping to a kind holiday budget.
8. The Landmark
Facebook | Branches: Trinoma and Ayala Center, Makati
You can’t go wrong with Landmark. If you don’t know what to get for your Monito/Monita, just go through Landmark’s gift section and the many gift items and ideas they have in store will leave you overwhelmed. They have a lot of stuff under P500—from cute sticky notes to vintage journals to mugs and office supplies.
7. Greenhills Shopping Center
Hurrah! Your ultimate to-go-to shopping mall is having its 22nd Philippine Toys, Gifts, Housewares and Christmas Decor Fair. Make sure you bring a big bag because shopping won’t stop until November 2!
6. Swell Stuff Gift Shop
For only P50 (to P300) they have tumblers, bags tags, piggy banks, and even earphones of different colors. Be sure to buy something for yourself as you go shopping!
5. EGG (Exciting Gifts + Goodies)
Facebook | Website | Branches: SM Malls; Trinoma; Marquee Mall; Outlet store at FMF Business Center, Mandaluyong City and Greenbelt 1
Buy your friends a gift from EGG—choose from the wide variety of bags, pouches, wallets, or even goodies for the home at good prices (from below PhP500 to 1,000!). They even put them in cute paper bags so you don’t need to buy a separate gift wrapper for your finds.
4. Bijoux de Lou
Online shop Bijoux de Lou offers a variety of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Aside from the usual jewelry design, they have kawaii designs and pop culture-inspired jewelry from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson and many more!
Facebook | Website | Branches: Korben Place QC; SM Malls; Robinsons Place Manila; Glorietta 1; Gateway Cubao; Ali Mall Cubao; UP Town Center; Shoppesville Greenhills; Sta. Lucia East
Papemelroti has a number of goodies to present as gifts. They’ve got a few accessories for a good price of P20-50, notepads and planners for P10-100, and personalized wall decors and inspirational quotes. They also have bags, office items and even furniture.
2. The Clutter Shop
The Clutter Shop has quirky gift ideas in the form of clothes, house decor and toys for kids. They also have a Geek section that offers great options for the pop culture fanatics in your life—Star Wars origami, Adventure Time accessories, super hero aprons and even a Marauder’s Map dress!
Facebook | Website | Branches: SM Malls; Trinoma; Glorietta 5; Market Market; Marquee Mall
Get tees with great designs from Artwork. Plain tees and tank tops cost around P150 while printed one are around P300. Want a more personalized shirt? Submit your designs or work in collab with other designers! They also have a variety of cool shoes, tote bags, backpacks, wallets, sunglasses or journals to choose from.
Spread the love this holiday season! Know any more budget-friendly shops to get holiday gifts? Let us know in the comments.