Santa’s Super-Saver Stocking Stuffers: A Christmas Gift Guide for Every Budget


Aside from your loved ones’ wishlists, your budget is another important factor to always consider when picking Christmas gifts. Case in point: Most monito-monita and exchange gift events have a price cap, which highlights practicality and encourages you to find meaningful holiday presents that are worth every penny. 

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts within a certain budget—whether for events like those or if you simply want to allot a limit for your holiday expenses, here are 7 of our top suggestions. Check them out now and prepare to spread the holiday cheer! 

Super savers: For gifts worth P500 and below

A nifty everyday tumbler 

Let’s face it: The holidays aren’t complete without giving or receiving a tumbler as a Christmas gift. However, Bench’s 3-in-1 Tumbler Set lets you step up this classic practical gift option with its aesthetically pleasing and nifty design. The set comes with three tumblers: a 2L one as your main bottle, and 900mL and 500 mL ones if you need a refill. Each bottle is designed with time markers that serve as your loved ones’ reminder to hydrate, which is an excellent way to show that you care for their wellness. 

Get this 3-in-1 Tumbler Set for P475 at Bench stores in SM Malls nationwide.

Go-to music buddy

Need a great gift for teens and young adults? These wireless headphones from Miniso might be the budget-friendly find you’re looking for! With tangle-free and more flexible use to enjoy from its wireless design, these simple and fashionable headphones provide a convenient way for your loved ones to listen to music, game audio, or even their Zoom calls. 

This music must-have also features an ergonomic design with stable functions, so anyone can wear it comfortably while jamming their tunes. Once done with their sound trip, your loved ones can easily store these rotatable and foldable headphones made of eco-friendly ABS material in their bag or desks.

Score this MINISO Wireless Headphone for only P490 at Miniso in SM Supermalls near you.

Jam-packed Christmas basket

If the way to your loved ones’ hearts is through their stomach, this jam-packed Christmas food basket from SM Supermarket is the perfect Christmas gift. Featuring Noche Buena must-haves and tasty snacks to enjoy during the holidays, this festive basket includes a Del Monte Juice, Squad pack Tostas, Del Monte Tomato Sauce, Ideal Gourmet pasta, Argentina Meat Loaf, Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, Jolly Mushroom, Jolly Cow Condensed Milk, and Del Monte crackers all in one gift-worthy bundle.

This Christmas Basket is available until January 6 while supplies last at SM Supermarket.

Generous givers: For gifts worth P1000 and below

Stylish slides—times two

Let your loved ones stride into the holidays in style with fashionable footwear like So Fab’s slides! Perfect for casual street style, these flat slides feature a double strap design with a gold buckle detail that adds a touch of elegance. These slides are also made with durable and comfortable rubber upper and sole, making them perfect for long walks and leisure strolls. 

Get two pairs of slides for only P999 at So Fab in SM malls nationwide until January 6.

A well-deserved pampering treat

The holidays are the perfect time to unwind, so why not treat your loved ones to a pampering session as a Christmas gift? Let them relax and enjoy holiday glam through a Foot Spa session with Mani and Pedi service from Mom & Me Nails. They can relieve stress and soothe their tired feet with the foot spa, while the manicure and pedicure services performed by a professional nail technician will give them clean and pretty nails instantly.

As a bonus treat, they can also get a free 20-minute hand or foot reflexology session after this treatment. Try the Foot Spa with Mani and Pedi now for only P650 at Mom & Me Nails in SM City Trece Martires!

Grand presents: For gifts on a higher budget

The gift of time

Whether it’s for your sibling who’s always late, your SO whom you love spending time with, or your fashionista parents who like to top off their outfits with a cool timepiece, a casual timepiece like Unisilver’s Groovy digital wristwatch can be a sweet and symbolic Christmas gift if you have some extra budget. Made of hypoallergenic and durable materials that make it long-lasting, this nifty accessory has a trendy and versatile design that goes well with casual, sporty, or even office looks. 

Score this Unisilver Watch for only P1,595 at Unisilver in SM City Batangas until January 6.

A sleek smartphone

Surprise your loved ones with a smartphone upgrade to Vivo Y02A, a sleek and efficient everyday gadget for all their needs. Enjoy taking photos and videos with its 8MP main camera that delivers sharp and detailed shots, watching videos with its immersive IPS LCD 6.51” screen that supports HD display, completing major tasks with its reliable MediaTek octa-core processor, and providing lasting power with its 5000mAh battery and reverse charging feature.

Enjoy a P1,000 price drop on the Vivo Y02A, now available for only P3,999 from its original price of P4,999 at Memo Express in SM City Lucena. Hurry, because this promo is only available until January 6 while supplies last!

From fashion and wellness to tech, you can find the best Christmas gifts within your budget at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app.