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Cheap Gifts for Friends: 10 Gift Ideas Under P300 Your Pals Will Love

Can't think of the perfect Christmas gifts for your friends? Check out these gift ideas!

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | August 29, 2020

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cheap gifts for friends

Pick the perfect present for your buddies!


There are some friends whom you’ve known almost your entire life, and there are friends whom you’ve just met but have already earned a special spot in your heart. No matter how long you’ve known them, one thing is for sure: you only want what’s best for them. Sure, you know who they are and what they like, but looking for Christmas gifts for these people isn’t as easy as it may seem.

Besides having countless options of cheap gifts for your friends, looking for the perfect one is difficult in general. If you still have no idea what to give your pals this Christmas, worry no more! Whether it’s a childhood buddy or a wonderful new acquaintance, a travel buff or a beauty junkie, you are sure to find something from this list of Christmas amazing yet cheap gifts for your friends!


1. Leopard Shopping Bag

Price: PhP180


gift ideas

This shopping bag is foldable, too!

Image: National Book Store Website

Here’s the perfect gift for the friend who’s a shopaholic! This Leopard Shopping Bag from National Bookstore will surely become your friend’s favorite the next time they go shopping for new clothes, food, or grocery items. Shopping bags are not just environmentally-friendly, but they are also convenient and safer to use than plastic bags. These bags are durable and can hold more items than you know, and the cute leopard print gives off such chic vibes!

September 2020 Update: This product is not available online.



2. 4 in 1 Pen Tool

Power Plant Mall - Stall 314, Level R3, Power Plant Mall
SM Megamall - 5th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
SM North EDSA - 4th floor, The Block, SM North EDSA
Price: PhP260


wishlist ideas

A pen with lots of functions? Yes, please!

Image: Quirks PH Website

While cute gifts are always fun to give, multi-purpose gifts are also hard to resist, like this 4 in 1 Pen Tool from Quirks Novelties & Curiosities! This pen functions as a ruler, a level, and a screwdriver! Its screwdriver head is a Philips and the ballpoint pen is refillable. Your friend can bring this innovative gift at school, the office, or in his or her personal art space!

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


3. Collapsible Silicone Straw

Power Plant Mall - Stall 314, Level R3, Power Plant Mall
SM Megamall - 5th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
SM North EDSA - 4th floor, The Block, SM North EDSA
Price: PhP220


christmas gifts

These silicone straws come in lovely pastel colors that add a pop of fun when drinking!

Image: Quirks PH Website

Opt for an eco-friendly Christmas gift this year and get your friend a collapsible silicone straw from Quirks Novelties & Curiosities. The straw, although made of silicon, leaves no taste and is designed with round tips, making it more comfortable and gentle to the teeth and gums. What’s great about this straw is that it’s bendable and can fit into any container. The silicone straw includes a brush for cleaning and a capsule-shaped case.

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


4. Zero Waste Tassel Earrings

Where to buy: Online at thingsthatmatter.ph
Price: PhP220


cheap gifts for friends

These stylish tassel earrings come in 5 different colors!

Image: Things That Matter Website

When it comes to accessories, there’s no denying that tassel earrings are one of the biggest fashion statements out there. Get your friend a trendy gift and give her a pair of zero waste tassel earrings from Candid Clothing, Co.! The 3-tier earrings are made with pre-consumer excess thread and surplus 100% cotton thread for that soft and lightweight feeling. They are attached to stainless steel hooks, making them hypoallergenic. To make the holidays more meaningful, the store, in partnership with the Giving Hope Foundation, sponsors a meal for public students and provides a livelihood for their parents for each item sold.

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.



5. Relief Electrothermal Water Heat Pack in Pink

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP199


cheap gifts for friends

Keep your buddies warm and toasty with this water heat pack!

Image: Shop SM Website

Do you have a friend who deals with monthly cramps, easily gets cold, or just likes staying warm? If you do, SM Store’s Relief Electrothermal Water Heat Pack is the ideal gift to get them! Made of soft velvety polyester, this water heat pack is fuzzy and refillable, and it can quickly heat up in just 10 minutes. It stays hot up to 2 hours, long enough to ease that monthly cramp pain or thaw icy fingers during the cold weather. The heat pack automatically shuts off when a temperature of 75 to 80 degrees Celsius is reached, and its maximum charging time is 8 to 15 minutes.

August 2020 Update: This item is currently not available.


6. Mini Aircraft Portable USB Fan - Mint Green

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP299.75


gift ideas

Help your friends cool down with this cute mini fan!

Image: Shop SM Website

You can never go wrong with practical gifts, and this Mini Aircraft Portable USB Fan from SM Store fits the bill perfectly! The fan is made of plastic and has a three-speed control. It can operate from 2.5 to 4.5 hours and can also be used as a small night light. The fan is lightweight and can be carried anywhere. It can be charged using a USB port, making it incredibly convenient. This practical gift choice can beat the heat and keep your pal’s nights a bit brighter!

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


7. Concepts Foldable Duffle Bag in Blue

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP299.75


wishlist ideas

This durable and versatile bag can be used for carrying anything!

Image: Shop SM Website

For that one friend who’s a gym buff or a travel enthusiast, give them a handy Concepts Foldable Duffle Bag from the SM Stores! The bag has front zip pockets and a top zip closure which can fit all kinds of gym clothes or travel items perfectly, and your friend wouldn’t have to worry about carrying it because it has dual grab handles. It is made of nylon material and can easily be folded or converted into a pouch after use.

September 2020 Update: This product is currently sold out, but one alternative is the Travel Basic Travon Travel Bag available in SM Store’s Shopee store.



8. Phone Cases

Where to buy: Fab Manila
Glorietta 1 - 3rd floor, Glorietta 1, Makati City
Alabang Town Center - Upper Ground floor, Garden Wing, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Vertis North - 2nd floor, Urban Turf, Vertis North, Quezon City
Price: PhP235


christmas gifts

Check out the vibrant colors and designs of the phone cases!

Images: Fab Manila Facebook Page

Looking for a fashionable and useful gift item for your buddy who just can’t leave their phones behind? Delight them with a cute phone case from Fab Manila! The phone cases are made of faux leather trim and they are water resistant, so no more worrying about accidentally getting gadgets wet. The case’s size can fit not just phones, but power banks and external hard drives as well! Talk about being handy and trendy at the same time!


9. Human Nature 100% Natural Conditioning Hair Mist

Where to buy: Human Nature branches
Glorietta 1 - 3rd floor, Glorietta 1, Makati City
Alabang Town Center - Upper Ground floor, Garden Wing, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Vertis North - 2nd floor, Urban Turf, Vertis North, Quezon City
Price: PhP249.75


cheap gifts for friends

Because every part of your body deserves love -- even your hair.

Image: Human Nature Dealer - JJ Sales Facebook Page

When choosing a gift for a friend, there’s always that one item that you’ll want for yourself, and Human Nature’s 100% Natural Conditioning Hair Mist might just be one of them. The mist is perfect for keeping one’s hair hydrated and it can mask any unwanted odor was well. It also comes with a free Christmas gift card and a gift bag, so say goodbye to your gift-wrapping worries!


10. Reusable Facial Rounds Set of 10

Where to buy: Loop Store - Unit 30, Don A. Roces Avenue, Obrero, Quezon City
Price: PhP225


gift ideas

Reduce plastic waste and switch to reusable items!

Image: Loop Store Website

Who can say no to a nature AND skin-friendly gift item? These reusable facial rounds from Loop Store will keep not only your friend’s face but also the environment clean and neat! These washable facial rounds are made of terry and fleece material that are gentle to the skin. If your friend follows a strict skincare routine, then this is indeed the perfect gift! The rounds have two different sides: a smooth side for toner application and a rough side for makeup removal.



Give your friends only the coolest and most affordable gifts from this awesome list this holiday season and make their hearts happy!


Make sure to check out Yoorekka for more gift ideas this Christmas!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on December 05, 2019.




cheap gifts for friends

Pick the perfect present for your buddies!


There are some friends whom you’ve known almost your entire life, and there are friends whom you’ve just met but have already earned a special spot in your heart. No matter how long you’ve known them, one thing is for sure: you only want what’s best for them. Sure, you know who they are and what they like, but looking for Christmas gifts for these people isn’t as easy as it may seem.

Besides having countless options of cheap gifts for your friends, looking for the perfect one is difficult in general. If you still have no idea what to give your pals this Christmas, worry no more! Whether it’s a childhood buddy or a wonderful new acquaintance, a travel buff or a beauty junkie, you are sure to find something from this list of Christmas amazing yet cheap gifts for your friends!


1. Leopard Shopping Bag

Price: PhP180


gift ideas

This shopping bag is foldable, too!

Image: National Book Store Website

Here’s the perfect gift for the friend who’s a shopaholic! This Leopard Shopping Bag from National Bookstore will surely become your friend’s favorite the next time they go shopping for new clothes, food, or grocery items. Shopping bags are not just environmentally-friendly, but they are also convenient and safer to use than plastic bags. These bags are durable and can hold more items than you know, and the cute leopard print gives off such chic vibes!

September 2020 Update: This product is not available online.



2. 4 in 1 Pen Tool

Power Plant Mall - Stall 314, Level R3, Power Plant Mall
SM Megamall - 5th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
SM North EDSA - 4th floor, The Block, SM North EDSA
Price: PhP260


wishlist ideas

A pen with lots of functions? Yes, please!

Image: Quirks PH Website

While cute gifts are always fun to give, multi-purpose gifts are also hard to resist, like this 4 in 1 Pen Tool from Quirks Novelties & Curiosities! This pen functions as a ruler, a level, and a screwdriver! Its screwdriver head is a Philips and the ballpoint pen is refillable. Your friend can bring this innovative gift at school, the office, or in his or her personal art space!

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


3. Collapsible Silicone Straw

Power Plant Mall - Stall 314, Level R3, Power Plant Mall
SM Megamall - 5th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
SM North EDSA - 4th floor, The Block, SM North EDSA
Price: PhP220


christmas gifts

These silicone straws come in lovely pastel colors that add a pop of fun when drinking!

Image: Quirks PH Website

Opt for an eco-friendly Christmas gift this year and get your friend a collapsible silicone straw from Quirks Novelties & Curiosities. The straw, although made of silicon, leaves no taste and is designed with round tips, making it more comfortable and gentle to the teeth and gums. What’s great about this straw is that it’s bendable and can fit into any container. The silicone straw includes a brush for cleaning and a capsule-shaped case.

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


4. Zero Waste Tassel Earrings

Where to buy: Online at thingsthatmatter.ph
Price: PhP220


cheap gifts for friends

These stylish tassel earrings come in 5 different colors!

Image: Things That Matter Website

When it comes to accessories, there’s no denying that tassel earrings are one of the biggest fashion statements out there. Get your friend a trendy gift and give her a pair of zero waste tassel earrings from Candid Clothing, Co.! The 3-tier earrings are made with pre-consumer excess thread and surplus 100% cotton thread for that soft and lightweight feeling. They are attached to stainless steel hooks, making them hypoallergenic. To make the holidays more meaningful, the store, in partnership with the Giving Hope Foundation, sponsors a meal for public students and provides a livelihood for their parents for each item sold.

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.



5. Relief Electrothermal Water Heat Pack in Pink

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP199


cheap gifts for friends

Keep your buddies warm and toasty with this water heat pack!

Image: Shop SM Website

Do you have a friend who deals with monthly cramps, easily gets cold, or just likes staying warm? If you do, SM Store’s Relief Electrothermal Water Heat Pack is the ideal gift to get them! Made of soft velvety polyester, this water heat pack is fuzzy and refillable, and it can quickly heat up in just 10 minutes. It stays hot up to 2 hours, long enough to ease that monthly cramp pain or thaw icy fingers during the cold weather. The heat pack automatically shuts off when a temperature of 75 to 80 degrees Celsius is reached, and its maximum charging time is 8 to 15 minutes.

August 2020 Update: This item is currently not available.


6. Mini Aircraft Portable USB Fan - Mint Green

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP299.75


gift ideas

Help your friends cool down with this cute mini fan!

Image: Shop SM Website

You can never go wrong with practical gifts, and this Mini Aircraft Portable USB Fan from SM Store fits the bill perfectly! The fan is made of plastic and has a three-speed control. It can operate from 2.5 to 4.5 hours and can also be used as a small night light. The fan is lightweight and can be carried anywhere. It can be charged using a USB port, making it incredibly convenient. This practical gift choice can beat the heat and keep your pal’s nights a bit brighter!

September 2020 Update: This product is no longer available.


7. Concepts Foldable Duffle Bag in Blue

Where to buy: The SM Store branches
Price: PhP299.75


wishlist ideas

This durable and versatile bag can be used for carrying anything!

Image: Shop SM Website

For that one friend who’s a gym buff or a travel enthusiast, give them a handy Concepts Foldable Duffle Bag from the SM Stores! The bag has front zip pockets and a top zip closure which can fit all kinds of gym clothes or travel items perfectly, and your friend wouldn’t have to worry about carrying it because it has dual grab handles. It is made of nylon material and can easily be folded or converted into a pouch after use.

September 2020 Update: This product is currently sold out, but one alternative is the Travel Basic Travon Travel Bag available in SM Store’s Shopee store.



8. Phone Cases

Where to buy: Fab Manila
Glorietta 1 - 3rd floor, Glorietta 1, Makati City
Alabang Town Center - Upper Ground floor, Garden Wing, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Vertis North - 2nd floor, Urban Turf, Vertis North, Quezon City
Price: PhP235


christmas gifts

Check out the vibrant colors and designs of the phone cases!

Images: Fab Manila Facebook Page

Looking for a fashionable and useful gift item for your buddy who just can’t leave their phones behind? Delight them with a cute phone case from Fab Manila! The phone cases are made of faux leather trim and they are water resistant, so no more worrying about accidentally getting gadgets wet. The case’s size can fit not just phones, but power banks and external hard drives as well! Talk about being handy and trendy at the same time!


9. Human Nature 100% Natural Conditioning Hair Mist

Where to buy: Human Nature branches
Glorietta 1 - 3rd floor, Glorietta 1, Makati City
Alabang Town Center - Upper Ground floor, Garden Wing, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Vertis North - 2nd floor, Urban Turf, Vertis North, Quezon City
Price: PhP249.75


cheap gifts for friends

Because every part of your body deserves love -- even your hair.

Image: Human Nature Dealer - JJ Sales Facebook Page

When choosing a gift for a friend, there’s always that one item that you’ll want for yourself, and Human Nature’s 100% Natural Conditioning Hair Mist might just be one of them. The mist is perfect for keeping one’s hair hydrated and it can mask any unwanted odor was well. It also comes with a free Christmas gift card and a gift bag, so say goodbye to your gift-wrapping worries!


10. Reusable Facial Rounds Set of 10

Where to buy: Loop Store - Unit 30, Don A. Roces Avenue, Obrero, Quezon City
Price: PhP225


gift ideas

Reduce plastic waste and switch to reusable items!

Image: Loop Store Website

Who can say no to a nature AND skin-friendly gift item? These reusable facial rounds from Loop Store will keep not only your friend’s face but also the environment clean and neat! These washable facial rounds are made of terry and fleece material that are gentle to the skin. If your friend follows a strict skincare routine, then this is indeed the perfect gift! The rounds have two different sides: a smooth side for toner application and a rough side for makeup removal.



Give your friends only the coolest and most affordable gifts from this awesome list this holiday season and make their hearts happy!


Make sure to check out Yoorekka for more gift ideas this Christmas!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on December 05, 2019.




author

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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