6 Big-ticket Items That Are Worth It For Everyone On Your List


When a pair of socks, a cozy throw, or a greeting card just won’t cut it, it’s time to ball out and bust your budget (if one ever existed in the first place). Sometimes, a little splurging’s in order when you’re on the lookout for Christmas gifts that’ll truly impress—especially if you’ve got extra money burning a hole in your pocket. 

Whether you’re looking to spoil yourself (self-love, baby!) or your loved ones, our premium picks have got you covered to help you make a grand gesture this holiday season. 

Ready to make an impression and be named best (and most generous) gift-giver of the year? Ahead is our list of jaw-dropping surprises (or gifts to self) that are well worth the splurge. Ka-ching! 

For the homemaker

A cordless stick vacuum’s a must-have in every home these days. Can you imagine how you even managed to get by without one? The Dreame T10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner in pristine white would make a pretty nice, not to mention functional, gift for those who like to clean their spaces on the daily and who actually find tidying up very therapeutic. 

The T10 makes cleaning simple and straightforward. Thanks to its five multiple attachments, it’ll allow you to clean your space from top to bottom (basically any surface you can think of, so that’s really a plus!). It comes with a roller brush for different floor types, a crevice brush for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, an extension rod for high areas or ceilings, a mini motorized brush for beds and couches, and a 2-in-1 brush for miscellaneous cleaning needs. 

Shop the Dreame T10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner at 20% from December 11 to 12, now only PP9,590 from P11,990. 

For the hardcore gamer

Expect multimedia playback to sound impressively clear on the Sabbat E16 True Wireless Earphones, an ideal present for gamers and content creators (or devourers) alike. There’s good synchronization between audio and video on both Androids and iPhones and desktop rigs, and the low-latency mode vastly reduces the delay in sound effects when you’re playing games—even on online shooters like Fortnite. 

You get six-and-a-half hours of listening with the Sabbat E16 on full charge, and it’s good to know that it’s waterproof (rain- and sweat-resistant) since it’s marked with an IPX-5 rating—so you can definitely take your pair out for a run or a hike. Included in the package are a wireless charging case, four rubber ear tips, three foam tips, a pouch, and a USB-C cable. 

At 11% off from December 11 to 12, the Sabbat E16 True Wireless Earphones only retail for P4,249 from P4,790. 

For the baking pro

The culinary possibilities are endless with the KitchenAid Cordless 7-Speed Hand Mixer. Given the brand name and the reputation that precedes it, this cordless model delivers optimal comfort in the kitchen—banishing plugging and choosing convenience while still retaining the classic retro look that KitchenAid is famous for. 

No fuss, no muss—this cordless hand mixer’s pretty stripped back in design, making it effortless to hold and wield. It comes with one set of standard turbo beaters and a compact charger so storage won’t be a problem. A baker in your circle would swoon over this tool, as it can make up to 200 cookies on a full charge (based on four batches of chocolate-chip cookies) and seven speeds to stir, mix, and whip out their fave recipes. 

The KitchenAid Cordless 7-Speed Hand Mixer’s on sale right now at 10% off. Snag one for your beloved baking buddy for only P12,600 instead of P13,995. 

For the jewelry collector

Jewelry pieces never get old as gifts for Christmas or otherwise. The shine, the sparkle, the sophistication—and the surprise of getting something precious in a small package never fail to excite. Sometimes, great things really do come in small packages, right? 

If your significant other’s hinting about expanding her jewelry collection or if you want something special for your mom, scoop up the Karat World Gold Chain Pendant (GCP-1718), now at 45% off (almost half-price)—from P22,380 to P12,309. This classic and streamlined stunner’s crafted from 14-karat yellow gold, and it comes with an 11-millimeter gold pendant and a 22-centimeter chain. 

For the audiophile

Contrary to popular belief, powered bookshelf speakers or studio monitors can be just as powerful as their bigger, floor-standing counterparts—that is, if you know which units to look out for. The M-Audio BX3 Speakers are a great starting point. While it can easily upgrade the sound quality of your built-in computer speakers for a better listening experience, we’re also recommending this for budding audiophiles. Yup, you read that right! 

Compact and easy to set up, this pair of 3.5-inch Black Kevlar® 120-Watt Multimedia Reference Monitors can be hooked up to a turntable or a record player with a built-in pre-amplifier phono stage (think the Audio-Technica LP120XBT-USB, AT-LP60, and the Rega Planar 1 Plus models) via RCA cables. Let the warm and nuanced sound of vinyl blow your ears away. 

P.S. It’s basically compatible with any standard stereo gear, and even comes with an 1/8-inch AUX input and headphone connection for your tablet or mobile device. 

Take home (or gift) the M-Audio BX3 Speakers at 20% off until January 14, 2023 for only P6,200 from its original sticker price of P7,750. 

For the neat freak

A portable device that effectively kills up to 99.9% of germs, viruses, mold, and harmful bacteria using advanced UV-C light technology, this germ zapper can be the best gadget you can buy for your pal’s home or office—and even for your own space. 

Now at 22% off (just P11,700 from P15,000), the UV Care Portable Germ Zapper can sterilize any unobstructed surface area of up to 15 square meters. Just place the unit at the center of a room, remove its safety cover by twisting it to the right, and turn it on using the soft-touch power button or its remote control. It’ll automatically shut off after 30 minutes. 

This lab-tested, chemical-free, and doctor-recommended germ zapper’s safe to use as it’s registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and can be a nifty go-to to protect homes and the people within it. 

It’s only 17 days until Christmas, folks, so better get all the things and presents for your favorite people (even the hard-to-shop-for ones) via the SM Malls Online app. Add to cart, checkout, and have them delivered straight to your doorstep to avoid the holiday rush. 

Use code FREESHIPPING at checkout to save on shipping with a minimum purchase requirement of just P500 (single use and valid for non-food orders only), or key in SHOP200OFF to get P200 off on your orders with a minimum spend of P1,000 (single use and valid for non-food orders only). 

Find the best buys at discounted and exclusive prices for the most deserving people on your list (that includes you, of course!) only through the SM Malls Online app and SM Deals