Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas For The *Mysterious* People In Your Life


Figuring out the best Christmas gifts for your loved ones might be easy since you already know everything they want or need, but what about the people in your gift list whose wishlists you aren’t exactly familiar with?

Whether it’s for a relative you only see during the holidays or your Secret Santa pick, finding thoughtful gifts for people you aren’t *very close* to can honestly be a bit tricky. So to help you out, here are 7 thoughtful gift ideas for these people on your Christmas shopping list!

A pretty journal for next year’s adventures

Help your giftee gear up for next year by getting them a pretty journal like the Kikki.K Happy Inspiration Journal, which comes in a hardcover design with an aesthetically pleasing Blush color and gold foil detail. 

Aside from its stunning look, this daily essential levels up from regular journals by featuring inspirational quotes, daily exercises, and facts about happiness on its pages. It also has monthly tabs and a ribbon page marker to help your giftee track and organize their plans easily.

Get the Kikki.K Happy Inspiration Journal for P1,899 at Art Bar in SM City Baguio, SM City Cebu, SM City North EDSA, and SM Megamall.

Holy grail skincare finds for all skin types

Everyone deserves to have healthy and glowing skin, so skincare products are a fantastic gift for your acquaintances. Opt for basic products like moisturizers, which both skincare experts and newbies can appreciate and benefit from. Made of rich argan oil and hyaluronic acid, the Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream hydrates the skin without leaving a greasy after-feel. This lightweight moisturizer also doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, so it’s suitable for normal to sensitive skin types. 

Get a 50ml tube of the Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream for P1,475 at Healthy Options in select SM Malls.

A fragrant perfume for all-day freshness

Smelling good helps a person feel good, so consider gifting perfume to your relatives or colleagues as well. For ladies, we recommend getting Penshoppe's Reckless Me Eau De Toilette for its delightful green and floral notes of Jasmin, Cyclamen, and Lily of the Valley with a musky backdrop of Rosewood. Together, these scents mix into a refreshing fragrance that can boost anyone’s mood and confidence all day.

Get the Reckless Me Eau De Toilette in a 50mL bottle for P349 at Penshoppe in select SM Malls.

Eyewear for everyday use

Different eyewear types serve different purposes, but all of them are useful for everyday life. Whether you’re opting for spectacles that help improve vision or sunglasses that can spice up outfits, Executive Optical has a wide range of styles and frames from their exclusively distributed brands that are perfect as Christmas gifts. 

Enjoy a 50% discount on all frames and sunglasses exclusively distributed by EO with the Swipe Coupon, which you can get by clicking the “Redeem Deal” button. Download and register an account on the SM Malls Online app, head to the Deals Near You section on the app’s home page, and swipe the coupon in-store at Executive Optical to redeem this offer. This promo is only available until December 31 at SM Malls nationwide, so hurry!

An on-the-go gadget essential

Got a Secret Santa event at school or work with a budget cap of P1,000? A nifty powerbank like the TechLife Power Bank 2 is the perfect practical gift you can score for your mystery pick. With its 20,000mAh capacity, this powerbank can fully power smartphones multiple times and keep them running all day. It also has built-in cables for charging other devices and peripherals, making it an on-the-go must-have for anyone.

Score the TechLife Power Bank 2 20000mAh for only P999 at Greentelcom in select SM Malls nationwide.

A tumbler, but better

Although water bottles are infamous as a *default* Christmas gift for people whose wishlists we aren’t familiar with, Aquaflask’s products feel like a thoughtful holiday present with their iconic sleek design and excellent features. 

Perfect as a daily reminder for your giftee to always stay hydrated, the 64 oz. Arctic White Wide Mouth with Flexible Cap Insulated Steel Drinking Water Bottle has a large capacity and sturdy handle, making it convenient to carry around. It is also made of double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel to keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. With this bottle’s spout lid and screw cap, there’s also no need to worry about leaks, drips, or getting their drinks dirty.

Get the 64 oz. Arctic White Wide Mouth with Flexible Cap Insulated Steel Drinking Water Bottle now for P1,395 at Aquaflask outlets in select SM Malls.

Educational toys for the little ones

For your young nieces, nephews, or cousins, educational toys like this Alphabet Train Learning Puzzle are excellent stocking stuffers. Combining fun and learning in just one gift, this puzzle features illustrations of animals that represent each of the 26 letters in the alphabet. With 28 puzzle pieces in total, this educational toy measures up to 10 feet long when assembled. Aside from teaching the alphabet, this puzzle also helps kids build their reasoning and enjoy independent play.

Enjoy a 50% discount on the Alphabet Train Learning Puzzle at The SM Store until November 30.

Celebrate the season of giving with thoughtful gifts for everyone, all available from your favorite brands at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app.