In a recent “Facebook 2019 Holiday Study”, Filipinos ages 18-34 plans to spend an average of P15,350 in Christmas shopping.
For most people under this age, this is the average number of their 13th Month Pay. Based on the same survey, the young bracket (18-34) and those aged 55 and above only have a difference of P6,000 in their Christmas shopping plans.
What DOES this tell us? No, we all know already that we are shopaholics. This tells us that we are spending way beyond our income. If you think about it, the people ages 55 and above have way more inaanaks and they earn more since they already have years of experience. It makes sense for them to spend that much. But for students and millenials, they need to evaluate their shopping decisions more.
That’s why we’ve come up with our list of 21 unique Christmas gift ideas under P399 so you won’t have to search for hours!
Why Shop Online for Christmas Gift Ideas in 2019?
In case you’re still not convinced on shopping online for Christmas gift ideas this 2019, I thought about that. That’s why below, I listed down the benefits that shopping online will give you. 🙂
1. NO TRAFFIC!
2. Less hassle (No more traffic, no need to get dressed, no need to commute)
3. Cheap prices!
4. You can easily see how much you’ll spend. (So you can save more money)
5. There’s tons of sale online!
6. No unnecesary expenses such as food, transportation etc. (Aside from the shipping fee which is minimal compared to buy outside)
7. Saves time and effort so you can spend more time with your FAMILY & FRIENDS.
8. You can compare prices easily.
9. Wide variety of products available.
Of course there are tons more advantages but I’m not going to list them all here. The point is that this season should be spent more with your family and friends not on hours of traffic in EDSA. There’s also the benefit of having control over your shopping expenses so you can save more money!
21 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Under P399
If you’re having a hard time thinking of Christmas gift ideas this 2019, I’ve got your back. No need to spend hours searching on the internet or worse – on the crowded streets! Here are 21 Unique Christmas gift ideas under P399 that I personally handpicked. Most of the items here are things I personally bought so I can attest to its quality. For the others, I’ve checked their reviews before putting them in this list.
Note: Some links especially the LAZADA ones are affilliate links. This means that I get a small but helpful percentage commission each time you purchase them 🙂 Thank you and in return, I can keep making helpful articles like these!
If you’re looking for a quality gift that will put a smile on not just one person, the Life Saver Watch is the perfect one! The LoveHopeFaith Group is a business dedicated in helping Cancer patients through their products.
Their Life Saver Watches have a simple yet elegant design. It’s available in different colors and the quality is superb for its price! I bought 2 Life Saver Watches last January 2019 and they’re still going strong to this day! They may not be as fancy as other watches but the thought that 50% of the net proceeds being donated to Cancer patients makes me happy that I bought it.
P.S. I don’t get commission when you buy Life Saver Watches, I just wanted to help their cause. And did I mention that the watches themselves are freaking cool? 😀
You may have seen this one on being featured by top news outlets on Social Media. These keychains have definitely caught my eye! They perfectly represent the streetfoods we’ve come to know and love.
These are the perfect gift to just about anyone you know! Watch them laugh and love the unique and incredibly-realistic designs that are locally made by Lakbay Museo! You’ll find tons of streetfood there such as Fishball, Kikiam, Betamax, Squidball, Kwek kwek, Banana cue, Turon, Shanghai, Chicken Feet and more!
Below you’ll find Lazada products I personally bought and handpicked for this list. These are all under P399 so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank for Christmas gift ideas this 2019. Enjoy shopping! 🙂
Before you shop, did you know that there’s an app that lets you earn money while shopping? ShopBack is cashback reward program that allows online shoppers to receive a percentage of their purchase when they shop online at no added cost! I personally use this everytime I shop online and I earned around P244 in just weeks. Pretty cool right?
Here’s the link to register to ShopBack. Use this link so you and I will instantly get P100! 🙂
The items below are customizable, meaning you can put your friend or family member’s name to give it a nice touch. You can also pick out the colors and the designs that go along with it! This is the perfect gift ideas to give your loved ones to remember you by.
Got an ARMY friend or inaanak? They’ll surely hug you after you give them these! Well, I can’t guarantee that they’ll hug you but it’s worth the effort, right? 😀
Electronics & Accessories
Don’t know what to give your officemates or your techy friends and family? Why not buy them their much-needed accessories! These digital goods and accessories will benefit them as much as they’ll save you money! (Next time nalang ang gadgets hehe :D)
Health & Beauty
Of course, we can’t forget about the ladies! These are not just for the women but for anyone looking to redo their New Year’s Resolution that was due years ago! (Just kidding :D) These are the perfect gift to give after the Christmas Salo-Salos so they can get back in shape in time for summer!
The Holidays are always the most precious moments in any Filipino family. If we can avoid the time spent on traffic and crowded places to spend it with our family instead, why not? This is the main reason I wrote this article, to help you get Christmas gift ideas this 2019 without trading your precious time for the gifts. Because the greatest gift that you can give to them is your presence 🙂