14 Tipid but Awesome Gifts Under 250 Pesos!

For many of us, shopping for gifts—whether for holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion—isn’t the easiest task. But it can get even more overwhelming especially on Christmas, when you have a ton of people on your gift list and you have to work with a budget while factoring in the time to actually go shopping. Plus, you don’t to want to resort to giving cliché gifts, don’t you?

Don’t worry, we gotchu. Here are some tipid but awesome gifts you can easily find online—and the best part, they’re all under Php250!

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For men and women:

14. These custom leather items



Local online shop Genuinely Everywhere specializes in personalized genuine leather products, from small items like keyholders and cardholders, to gorgeous tote bags and purses. Prices vary depending on the size, design, and customization of the item you’re getting, but they have several genuine leather items that you can take home for under P250, like these multi-chord organizer and chord holder.

Price: Under P250
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/genuinelyeverywhere

13. This sleek daily journal


Affordable doesn’t have to mean sacrificing design and style. This minimalist Everyday Journal from Sunday Paper Co. will surely make for a great gift to anyone.

Price: P170
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/sundaypaperco

12. These organic soaps and shampoo bars



Artisanal soaps and shampoos are in right now, and it’s not just because they’re all-natural. They’re sustainable and eco-friendly, too. Who wouldn’t be delighted to get these pretty Less MNL soaps as a gift?

Price: Shampoo Bar P80; Shea Butter Soap P60
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/less.mnl

11. These eco-friendly collapsible containers


Ecoheroes has one mission: to put an end to single-use plastic. So why not carry a daily baunan for packing your food? These containers are collapsible, which means they don’t have to take up much space in your bag when empty.

Price: P150-200 depending on size
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/ecoheroes.ph

10. This bamboo toothbrush


Bamboo. Toothbrush. Aside from being totally cool and ~aesthetic~ AF, these toothbrushes from The Bamboo Company are also sustainable and eco-friendly. Win-win.

Price: P149
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/thebamboocompany

9. These customizable notepads


With over 100 designs available, you can be sure to find a notepad from Hue Love Prints that best suits the person you want to get this for. Perfect for students, your colleagues, and anyone who would love a handy (and personalized!) notepad for their desk.

Price: P150
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/hueloveprints

8. These personalized mugs and shot glasses



Myriad Print Concepts is your one-stop shop for customizing various items that are perfect for presents, souvenirs, and giveaways. They specialize in personalized designs and prints! You can check out this link for their complete catalogue, but you can definitely find some affordable items in there, like these customizable mugs and shot glasses.

Price: Regular Mugs P150; Shot Glass P200; Whiskey/Scotch Glass P235
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/myriadprintconcepts

7. These home essentials


Bare Essentials Manila offer those little items for home that make a big difference. Check out their profile for their reed diffusers, soy candles, body scrubs, and many more. You can even get items like this Room and Linen Spray for an affordable price of P160.

Price: P160
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/baremnl

6. These aromatherapy roll-on oils


There comes a point in some people’s lives wherein they start trading fancy perfumes for essential oils or aromatherapy oils. If that is the case for your friend or family, these Danarra on-the-go roll on aromatherapy oils will be a perfect thoughtful gift. Best part is, they only cost P89 per stick.

Price: P89
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/danarraph

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Gifts for women:

5. These face masks


Let’s face it, we’re living in the age of face masks. So, tbh, what girl wouldn’t be happy to receive one of these Holyyy Sheet masks for Christmas?

Price: P39 to P89
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/holyyysheet

4. These dreamy accessories


Necklaces and earrings? Obsession Without Limits should be one of your go-to online profiles for accessories. Their quaint and charming designs (often with meaningful descriptions) are sure to sweep any girl off her feet, and the bonus is they’re all affordable (around P200 and up) while maintaining good quality.

Price: Hypoallergenic, Non-Tarnish Stainless Steel Studs P200 
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/ObsessionWithoutLimits

3. These organic skin care items


Did someone say skin care? Everyone’s craaazy about skin care these days, but really, we can’t blame them. I mean, who doesn’t want healthy, glowing skin? Skin care=self-care, so we’re all for these skin care items from Heart Skin Shop.

Price: P120 to P250
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/heartskinshop

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2. These trendy sunglasses


It’s such a small, simple item, but sunglasses can definitely be strong statement pieces that easily elevate any wardrobe. And we LOVE Nicole Syjuco’s sunnies shop—from dainty to street hip, you can find various designs in her shop that you can get at affordable prices, too.

Price: P150 and up
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/shopnicolesyjuco

1. These cruelty-free lippies


What could be better than home-grown, organic, and affordable gift items? Well, one that is cruelty-free, too, of course! These tinted lip balms from Beauty by Hogdepodge MNL are not only pretty, they’re organic and sustainable, too.

Price: P175
Where to get them: www.instagram.com/beautybyhodgepodgemnl

Have any more under P250 gift ideas to add to this list? Share them with us in the comments!