3 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas—all Under P500


It goes without saying that gift shopping can be very, very stressful—especially now that we’re only a few days away from Christmas. And finding presents for every single person in your life while also staying within a budget? Even more of a challenge. 

If you’re still hunting for a li’l something special for a loved one on your list—or, perhaps, for someone you’ll be exchanging gifts with (Monito Monita!), but running a tight ship, we’ve got you covered. 

Up ahead, we’ve gathered some of the best holiday gifts that won’t wreak havoc on your bank account. Even better: They’re all top-tier quality, and we know all the ins and outs on where to purchase them. 

Surplus Shop

It’s the season for all puffer everything. Not only are these quilted bags super practical, spacious, and workable, they’re ultra-stylish, too. And we predict this trendy puffer piece to still be on the up and up by 2024. 

Cop one or two now from Surplus Shop in SM City Roxas for only P299 apiece in various metallic finishes. While the purse’s design language aligns with fall fashion, it can be used as a work bag, weekender, or even a gym bag. 


Reusable water bottles that are both good-looking and functional are now considered “essentials” in our hydration-obsessed modern world—and we’re here for it. 

A style that caught our attention is this full printed clear water companion from Bench in SM City Sta. Mesa. At only P179, it holds 500ml and already comes with a straw. We dig its retro aesthetic, featuring old-school gaming consoles and pixel art, which has become a deliberate design choice these days. 


Super cute, cuddly, and soft, Miniso’s Strawberry Milkshake Pillow can serve as a decorative piece to brighten up a space or facilitate imaginative gameplay for kids—and grownups, too. 

The pink fruity plushie is only P349 at Miniso in SM Center Imus and SM City Rosario. If you’re looking for something totally kawaii and pocket-friendly, this one is it. 

Whether you’re on the lookout for a gift for your pal, kid, or sibling, these Christmas gift ideas will do the trick—and we love that they all look and feel expensive without a jaw-dropping price tag. 

Find more last-minute holiday presents for everyone on your list at great discounts and exclusive offers when you visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app, available in Google and the App Store.