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Unique Christmas Gifts: A Shopping Guide to 10 Gifts Below PhP200

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By: Antonette Louise Guiao | September 13, 2019
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Shopping for gifts is always a fun activity to do!

You might have noticed it already: Christmas is in the air! There are so many ways to show your loved ones this season that you appreciate them, but one of the best ways to do so is by giving them gifts. Choosing gifts is exciting, but there will be times when it’s hard to come up with ideas. Other than the fact that there are many items to choose from, some can be a bit pricey.

If your list of unique Christmas gifts this 2019 is still blank, check out these ideas for unusual gifts. All of these items can be found in Metro Manila malls, and what’s more, all are under PhP200! So choose from these unique Christmas gifts this 2019 and earn that Gift-Giver of the Year Award!

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1. Super Pill Box

Power Plant Mall branch - 3rd Floor, Rockwell Drive Cor. Estrella St., Makati City
SM Megamall branch – 5th floor, EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
SM Aura Premier branch – 4th floor, 26th Street Cor. McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
SM North EDSA – 4th floor, The Block
Q House All-day Café – 4th floor, The Deck, Uptown Mall, BGC
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Price: PhP195

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QUIRKS’ Super Pill Box is literally one GIANT pill!

Image: Quirks Website

Looking for the perfect gift for the happy pill in your life? Grab QUIRKS Novelties and Curiosities’ Super Pill Box! A pill organizer that is shaped exactly like a pill, this unique item is perfect for your loved ones and friends who take medication every day. For only PhP195, the pill box is a cool and cheap gift to get.

2. Character Bookmarks

Where to buy: Common Room PH
Katipunan Store - #325 F. Dela Rosa St., Katipunan, Quezon City
Alabang Town Center - Cinema Area, Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
Power Plant Mall - R2 Level, Rockwell Center, Makati City
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Price: PhP189

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These character bookmarks are too cute not to buy!

Image: Common Room PH Website

Here’s a delightful present for the true blue book lovers! Help them keep track of how far they are into their favorite books with these cute character bookmarks from Common Room PH. Unlike typical bookmarks, these are attached to the page corners of the books. Designs feature famous characters: Darth Vader and Stormtrooper from Star Wars, Deadpool from Marvel, the TARDIS from Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter book series, Totoro from the Movie “My Neighbor Totoro,” and Tiger!

3. Party Beach Bath Bomb

Where to buy:
Greenbelt 5 – 3rd floor, Makati City
SM Megamall – Level 5, Mega Fashion Hall, Across Mega Food Hall
SM Mall of Asia – 3rd floor, Main Mall, J.W. Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
SM North EDSA – 4th floor, Quezon City
Vertis North – 2nd floor,Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
SM Aura – Ground floor, BGC, Taguig City
Price: PhP125.00


These vibrant bath bombs from Soak Artisan Soap are handmade.

Image: Soak Artisan Soap Website

During the holidays, most people usually leave the bustling streets of the metro to take a relaxing vacation at the beach. But if you can’t take your loved ones to the beach this holiday, bring the beach to them instead with Soak Artisan Soap’s Party Beach Bath Bomb! When thrown in the tub, this bath bomb will fizz and give the water a turquoise color with hints of gold. Made with coconut oil and Kaolin clay, a skin softener, the bath bomb moisturizes the skin, plus it gives off a calming beach aroma.

4. Shirley Mug

Where to buy: Blue Magic
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Price: PhP169


Check out the cute little horn and ears on the Shirley mug!

Image: Blue Magic Website

If you’re looking for a gift for a loved one or close friend who is a die-hard unicorn fan, Blue Magic’s Shirley Mug might just be what you’re looking for. With dainty details like its pink ears and golden horn,this mug will surely spark joy to anyone who will receive it. Other than that, you can get it for only PhP169—cute AND inexpensive!

5. Room and Linen Spray

Where to buy: Bare Essentials Manila, Frankie and Friends General Store, SM Aura, 2nd floor, Taguig City
Price: PhP160-PhP500

unique christmas gifts 2019

Bare Essentials Manila’s Room and Linen Sprays come in different scents and sizes.

Image: Bare Essentials Manila Website

Here’s a wonderful gift idea for the certified titas and titos of Manila! These Room and Linen Sprays from Bare Essentials Manila are very useful for freshening the air and leaving a pleasant scent in rooms and bed linens. You can choose from various scents like Citronella, Lavender & Eucalyptus, Ginger & Lime and Warm Vanilla. These sprays range in price from PhP160 to PhP500 depending on the size.

6. Zip It Monstar Pouch

Price: PhP139

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Take a look at this adorable Monstar Pouch in royal blue color!

Image: National Bookstore Website

For a quirky friend who likes fun things, this cute Monstar Pouch from National Bookstore might be the perfect gift idea. The pouch is designed to make the zipper look like its mouth and teeth so every time your friend puts an item inside, it’s almost like he or she’s feeding it! The pouch also has a pair of googly eyes for that full-on monster look.

7. Memory Game in Canvass Bag

Price: PhP199

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This Memory Game in Canvass Bag is a great idea for an indoor family activity!

Image: National Bookstore Website

If you’re looking for a gift that is perfect for socializing and at the same time good for stimulating the brain, then check out National Bookstore’s Memory Game in a Canvass Bag! It is a convenient memory game set that you can literally take anywhere you go. It comes with one bag and 10 pairs of matching cards.

8. Squeaky Clean Kids Active Shampoo Bar

Where to buy: Things That Matter, R2R UP Town Center - 1st level, Phase 1 Building, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Price: PhP175


These Active Shampoo Bars from Squeaky Clean Kids are 100% made of organic materials.

Image: Things That Matter Website

Kids are always active and playful, which is why they sweat profusely. Keep the energetic children in your life fresh and healthy by gifting Active Shampoo Bars from Squeaky Clean Kids. These shampoo bars are great for a scalp detox because of its all-natural ingredients. The product is also eco-friendly as it is package-free. For every shampoo bar purchase, Squeaky Clean Kids will donate one to less fortunate children in low-income communities. Nothing beats being able to satisfy your loved ones with cool gifts while helping those in need!

9. Bamboo Toothbrushes

Where to buy: Things That Matter, R2R UP Town Center - 1st level, Phase 1 Building, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Price: PhP160


“Earth, too”: the Bamboo Toothbrushes strongly promote sustainable living.

Image: Things That Matter Website

These Bamboo Toothbrushes from Things That Matter, unlike typical toothbrushes that are made of plastic, are made of materials that are environmentally-friendly. The handles are made of bamboo and its bristles are made of charcoal fiber. These wonderful toiletries come in a biodegradable box, and you can get one for only PhP160!

10. Fandom Feels Sticker Pack

Where to buy: Common Room PH
Katipunan Store - #325 F. Dela Rosa St., Katipunan, Quezon City
Alabang Town Center - Cinema Area, Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
Power Plant Mall - R2 Level, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Price: PhP139.00

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Get ready to hear squeals of giddiness when you gift these packs!

Image: Common Room PH Website

Know anyone who’s a die-hard Marvel fan? Do you have a friend who thinks “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is “noice”? No matter what your favorite movie or TV series is, one thing is for sure: everybody is a fan of something. Let your friend proudly show how much he/she loves a show with this Fandom Feels Sticker Pack from Common Room PH! The sticker packs feature famous movie characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars and TV characters from famous series such as “Friends,” “Riverdale,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

No matter what you buy for your family and friends this holiday season, keep in mind that it’s always the thought that counts!
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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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