Prepping for the Holidays: Christmas Gift Guide

It’s not quite time to deck the halls with boughs of holly just yet, but it’s never too early to start planning your Christmas shopping. In fact, there are people who start shopping for their Christmas gifts as early as the start of the year when the stores go on sale. Other store sale events also happen several times during the year for those who want to get a lot more ticked off their Christmas list without spending a lot of money. There are several more sale events before the season rolls in; Black Friday is only about two months away.

The online world is not far away when it comes to these sales. They are actually even more aggressive than retail outlets when giving discounts. Check out sites like ZALORA that already have their Christmas catalogs out. Most of these sites carry popular local and international brands that would not at all be considered stingy gifts. That’s high value gifting on a low budget. What matters most, after all is not how much you got them for but how much you really thought about giving that gift to a particular person.

If you have not started your list yet, here’s a quick list of gift ideas for the most loved men, women, and children in your life:


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His and Hers watches from

Even when it seems like your Christmas budget is drained when you splurge on gifts for your kids, you don’t really forget to set some money aside to get your spouse that extra special gift for Christmas. It’s always great to give jewelry – the real elegant looking ones that make your spouse feel like a million bucks. It could be an expensive dress watch for your hubby or a pair of sparkly solitaire diamond earrings. Or, you can actually get something his and hers if you are the kind of couple who want to declare your undying love for each other in public – perhaps even something personalized from somewhere like If a couple’s statement shirt is out of the question, perhaps you can choose to have matching monogrammed bracelets instead.

Men and Women

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Under Php 500 Gift Ideas from ZALORA

Accessories for gadgets are great gifts that any recipient would find useful. Protective cases, mobile blings, electronic cloth wipes, power banks are just some gift ideas for both men and women. Various fashion accessories such as a gorgeous watch could be wonderful gifts for friends and colleagues as well.


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Under Php 1,000 Gift Ideas from ZALORA
Freego Varsity Jacket (750)
Urban Edge Full Button Jacket (799.75)
Charlie Jersey Peplum (400)
Collective.Com Sabella Striped Chiffon overlay dress (449)
Atypical Crew Neck with Print (350)
Urban Edge R/N shirt (265.83)

These are the most challenging people to get gifts for. Luckily, there are brands that are always spot on when it comes to teenagers. Sometimes, getting anything from their preferred brands will put you right on target. Jersey dresses and mini skirts are great for teenage girls. There are also fashionable tees and chinos for teenage boys. Of course, varsity jackets are so popular among today’s generation. You can find these jackets in various colors, some can be customized with embroidered initials.

Terrific (and even Terrible) Tots

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Gift ideas from
VTech KidiBeats Drum Set ($17.99)
Disney Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag ($19.72)
The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss ($13.97)
Play-Doh: Case of Colors ($6.49)
LEGO Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow Set 6177 ($29.99)

Toys are always hits with the tots. But, you have to make sure that the gift you choose is age appropriate. You also have to make sure that you are not giving something that will be inconvenient. This is true whether you are looking for gifts for your own tots or for your nieces and nephews. No matter how cool you think a multi-track racing circuit with and RC racer is, it will not be a good gift for a 3-year old. Try educational toys that match their developmental stage. Or you could go with clothes and books too. If you are choosing a gift for someone else’s tot, take your cues from the parents to see what the child likes or what he needs.

Christmas shopping can be fun and stress-free if you start early. You can also avoid crowded malls by shopping online. ZALORA already has its holiday gift guide to help you look for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Take advantage of the great deals they offer now!


  1. Thanks for all these tips.. I am actually bad with giving gifts – either I don’t know what to give or I forget lol! haha this serves as a reminder, thank you!

  2. Isa sa mga gusto kong bilhan ng stuff for Xmas is Zalora since they have different kinds of items to choose from. Much prefer ko mag online shopping since it is convenient sa part ko, no more traffic and iwas sakit paa sa kakalibot ng stores. Hihi. Thanks for the tips btw! 🙂

  3. It’s funny that my son got a long list of Christmas wish list, he even asked the watch in advance lol.

  4. thank you for these amazing tips, I need to jot down all my inaanaks names and ages so that I will be well prepared for the holiday season shopping 😀

  5. Great Tips Thanks for Sharing! I struggle when it comes time to buy gifts, it seems like I never can decide.

  6. Oh the Christmas season is coming and I will be saving up for some gifts for my two kiddos. I wish I have tons of money to buy all the things I want for Christmas. LOL! These are great lists of gift ideas, by the way.

  7. Is Zalora available online? I’ll check on since Love ko yang striped chiffon overlay dress hehehe

  8. I would probably give a watch to hubby for Chrsitmas…Thank for the tip, Olga.

  9. Nice Christmas shopping list! I like the toys you chose and the watch for spouse. Definitely gotta look out for one.

  10. I have a very long list to accomplish for the coming holidays. Thanks for the great gift tips.:)