7 Christmas Gifts Under P1,000 For People Who Are Currently *Adulting*


Adulting can make you realize many things, including how some Christmas gifts that didn’t spark your interest when you were younger *actually* deserve so much appreciation. From wallets to body care essentials, practical gifts that can help you survive stressful times as a grownup begin to hold so much value and spark your joy—because hey, that’s one valuable thing for everyday life that you won’t need to allot a budget for a while.

If you need a great Christmas gift for someone who is currently adulting, check out our recommendations below. And a bonus treat, these holiday finds are all under P1,000!

Humidifier for self-care at home

Adulting somehow unlocks people’s affinity for all things home and living, especially knickknacks that add comfort to personal spaces like fresh pillows, scented candles, and humidifiers. Aside from bringing fresh air for a relaxing atmosphere, humidifiers also have many health benefits which make them an excellent pick for a Christmas gift. 

This home device adds moisture to the air to prevent your skin, nose, throat, and other body parts from drying out and getting irritated. It can also ease symptoms of common sicknesses like allergies, flu, or colds—which is perfect for working adults with few sick leaves left. Hurry and get this humidifier from Surplus Shop in SM City Batangas at a markdown price for under P1,000 until January 8!

Insulated water bottle for your daily drinks

As a kid, you probably weren’t too thrilled to receive tumblers as an exchange gift during Christmas parties. But upon growing up, you see the value in practical and for-daily-use gifts like these. Bonus points if it’s an Aquaflask insulated drinking water bottle, which has a sleek design and can keep your hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours and iced drinks cold for up to 24 hours. Since this popular stainless steel double-wall insulated tumbler is reusable, you can also refill your drink as many times as you want without hurting the environment. What a responsible thing to do as an adult, isn’t it?

Enjoy 75% Off on the Aquaflask (32oz40oz) Wide Mouth with Cap Lid Vacuum Insulated Drinking Water Bottle Aqua Flask, which you can now get for only P750. Score this promo only at AquaFlask in SM Center Pulilan and SM City Baliwag until January 31.

A coffee gift set for happier mornings

What’s a list of adulting essentials without coffee? This flavorful drink helps you power up in the morning and keeps your senses awake throughout the day. For Christmas, these pre-made gift sets from Bluejay Coffee are perfect for any caffeine-loving adult—and they’re all under P1,000! 

Gift Set 1 contains one 400ml Bamboo Mug and one pack of Bluejay Drip Coffee for P880, while Gift Set 2 contains one 350ml French Press, one Nordic Ceramic Cup, and one pack of Bluejay Coffee Grounds for P1,180. You can also opt for Gift Set 3, which contains one 450ml Bamboo Tumbler and one pack of Bluejay Drip Coffee for P880. Each curated set already includes a box, ribbon, gift tag, and fillers. Purchase any (or all!) of these perfect pick-me-upper sets at Bluejay Coffee in SM City Iloilo until December 31. 

Gentle cleansers for soft and smooth skin

Remember when your titas’ Christmas gifts would always be toiletry sets in fancy boxes and wrappings? Adulting surely helped you realize that getting everyday essentials like body washes and cleansers for free during the holidays means you can enjoy a bit of extra savings on your next grocery trip. That’s why you shouldn’t think twice about getting practical gifts like Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser for your fellow adults—trust us, they’d thank you when they realize they can use the budget they originally allotted for toiletries to other nice treats for themselves instead.

Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser helps keep the skin soft and smooth while cleaning it and removing residue that can clog pores. Its mild and non-irritating formula is also designed for all skin types, and even babies with ultra-delicate skin would love this gentle cleanser. For less than P1,000, you can buy two Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 250ml bottles and get another one for free at Watsons SM City East Ortigas until January 31.

A stylish wallet that fits everything you need

At this age, you probably have credit cards, small IDs, and loyalty or membership cards that fill your wallet alongside a handful of cash. To avoid misplacing any of these important items, it’s more convenient to have a wallet that can hold all of them in one place. However, you don’t need to sacrifice style just to keep your cards and cash organized. A perfect gift for fashionable but practical adults, CLN’s Zelly Wallet has a debossed monogram pattern that gives a sleek design to its sturdy leather build.

This bi-fold mini wallet has a zipped coin compartment for all your loose change and a spacious bill compartment for your cash. It also has multiple card slots that can fit up to seven cards or IDs and slip pockets where you can stash receipts and parking tickets on your next day out. The Zelly Wallet also comes with its own gift box, special red paper bag, and cloth pouch—which means your busy self doesn’t need to worry about gift-wrapping anymore. Get the Zelly Wallet for P799 at all SM branches of CLN until December 31.

A relaxing massage to help relieve stress 

What’s a better Christmas gift for stressed-out adults than an all-expense-paid massage session that lets them sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday break? Take your favorite adulting buddy to Numi Wellness and get a 60-minute Signature Zen Massage session for a budget-friendly price of P900. Guaranteed to give you a soothing time and melt your stress away, the Signature Zen Massage features a combination of Shiatsu, Thai Yoga, Calm Aromatherapy, and Hot Stone Rolling Massage.

If you’re willing to go *just a little* over your P1,000 budget for self-care, Numi Wellness also offers a 90-minute version of the Signature Zen Massage for P1,300. Enjoy these budget-friendly rates at Numi Wellness in SM City Bacoor and SM Mall of Asia until February 28.

Cool clothes for washdays at work

Need an OOTD-worthy but practical gift for your adulting pals? Swap the usual T-shirt Christmas gift for smart casual clothes that can be worn at work—like this stylish US Polo Colored shirt! Its short sleeves with rib knit cuffs and collar with a contrasting two-button front placket comprise a classic polo shirt design that is appropriate for offices. 

The shirt’s large multi-color stitched US Polo Assn logo on its upper left front also adds flair to your outfit, and its vibrant hue can also be the pop of color you need to make your office look more fun and refreshing. Get this US Polo Colored shirt for only P800 at US Polo Assn in SM City Santa Rosa until January 6.

Score practical and budget-friendly Christmas gifts that are perfect for adulting only at SM malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!

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