Extend The Holiday Hoopla With Gifts To Buy For Yourself—Because You’ve Made It Through Another Year


Let’s be clear about this first: Presents for yourself aren’t selfish. We’re big advocates of self-love here, and we’re all for treating ourselves from time to time. After all, we’ve made it through another year (welcome, 2023!), and that alone deserves celebrating. A pat on the back and some gifts (that you probably weren’t able to cop last Christmas) are definitely in order. 

So, we’re extending the holiday hoopla just for you—because you deserve it. Up ahead are six picks you might want to spoil yourself with to kickstart the year and up your self-gifting game. Just a few cool picks at slashed prices (yay!) to thank you for being there for you. Cheers!

A futuristic home cleaner

Save yourself the agony of tirelessly and manually cleaning up your space’s nooks and crannies. Monarc’s Botbot Robot Vacuum can do that for you at 40% off, now only PP5,993 from P9,990. 

Designed specifically for on-the-go lifestyles, Batbot’s a smart, multitasking suction-powered vacuum that fits hard-to-reach areas for thorough cleaning up to 100 minutes and effectively navigates through living spaces via its built-in bumper sensor. It can even make its way to its charging port without being directed. Coolsies!

P.S. Botbot sports a microfiber mop, a water tank, and a HEPA Filter that traps micron-sized particles such as bacteria and viruses for a spotless home.

A pair of pro gloves to take you to the next level

Chris Sports’ Bulls Professional Action Boxing Gloves in white and black can help you look and feel good while you’re sweating it out with your boxing or sparring trainer. If you’re keen on losing some pounds, might as well do it while looking like a pro. 

Now only P1,106 from P1,299 (that’s 15% off), these pro gloves are made with high-quality, durable leather for long-lasting performance and a wrap-around hook and loop closure that stays firm around the wrist while providing protection at every blow. Pair it with Bulls Professional Hand Wraps and get ready to rumble. 

A kawaii skincare buddy

Say konnichiwa to spotless, smooth, and supple skin when you shop for the Senka Perfect Whip Doraemon Limited 120g from Watsons—now at 20% off, from P279 to only P223.30. 

Touted as Japan’s number-one facial cleanser for 10 consecutive years, the Senka Perfect Whip’s enhanced with Shiseido's unique moisture-boosting Aqua-In-Pool ingredient that protects and strengthens skin against day-to-day damage and reinforces the skin’s barrier function. Its signature silk cocoon essence also improves skin resilience for longer-lasting moisture sans that greasy, tight feeling. 

This limited version also has Doraemon on its packaging for the anime’s 50th anniversary. Cute! 

A visual reminder to hydrate

Upping (or even maintaining) your water intake can be a chore sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be this year when you snag the AquaFlask 20oz Sip Bottle in Azure Blue. Grab this double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless-steel tumbler at 72% off for only P650 (before P2,290). 

It’s leak-proof, BPA-free, and convenient to use thanks to its nifty “sippy” mouth. We’re particularly proud to say that AquaFlask’s a Filipino-run brand based in California, so that’s something that might sway you to shop and support local as well.

A compact city navigator 

The way traffic’s turning out in the metro, you’d want something to help you have a hassle-free and environment-friendly commute. The Foldy Copenhagen Folding Bike from Chris Sports makes for a great and compact daily partner to get from point A to point B.

At 23% off (now P24,798 from PP31,998), this lightweight bike’s convenient and practical for city navigation, as it can also be folded during train or bus rides. It comes with a rear luggage rack for your items, too, perfect to bring on quick shopping trips and errand runs. 

This Denmark-designed navigator also boasts a clean Shimano Nexus internal gear for hilly areas, covering all your riding needs, and mudguards for an all-weather protection. We’re sold!

A soothing self-care assistant

You don’t need to drop major bills for a spa-like back massage with the Rest Easy Neck & Back Massager in black from the Surplus Shop. Now at 10% off and retailing for only P899.78 from P999.75, this electric 3D kneading massage pillow delivers serious relief for your shoulder, legs, and even your whole body. 

It even sports an advanced heating function for extra comfort and to alleviate muscle tightness and pain. Maybe you’re the type who tells yourself you don’t need a back massage (even a quick one), but then you sleep in a weird, uncomfortable position one night and wake up the next day with aches. Give yourself a break and do yourself a favor—add this to your cart, stat. 

No one loves you like you, so go ahead, treat yourself right (and good) this new year. Hit pause and shop our picks via the SM Malls Online app. You can also visit SM Deals for more goodies to spoil yourself with at huge discounts and exclusive offers.

Happy new year!