Preen Gift Guide: Kris kringle picks for less than P1,000

It’s time to shop for kris kringle presents again. Some of you might not have Christmas party plans yet, but there’s no harm in planning ahead.

You know how it works: Someone sets the gift budget to less than P500 or P1,000, then you pick a random name for your kris kringle baby. It’s easy; what isn’t, though, is finding affordable and practical gifts that your friends/officemates will love.

Let this Preen Gift Guide help with your shopping needs.

Dirty Works Luxe Lip Crayons (P225)

Want to give someone lipsticks but don’t know which shade would suit them? Get this three-pack lip crayon set from Dirty Works which has red, pink, and deep red shades. Take note that these have a glossy finish so you should give it to someone who doesn’t mind re-applying lipstick every few hours. Available at Freyja, Glorietta 2.

Typo Ultra Thin Phone Ring (P339)

Phone rings may seem like unnecessary accessories to some, but they can aid you in holding your phone while texting and taking photos, and they can keep your phone upright while watching something. If your kris kringle baby is a skeptic, gift them this marble-print Typo phone ring. Available at Bonifacio High Street.

Balvi Cable Organizer (P695)

Keep charger cables and earphones in this Balvi organizer. This will lessen anyone’s struggle with untangling cables every time they pull them out of their bags. Available at SM Aura Premier.

Miju Glow Bentonite Clay 100 g (P245)

Did your kris kringle baby ask for bentonite clay mask but you can’t find the tub sold at Healthy Options? Get them this one from Miju Glow which also detoxifies skin by unclogging pores, as well as heals scars. Available on Beauty MNL.

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set of 6 (P879.75)

This is for the people who do calligraphy as a hobby. The Tombow set contains six brush pen colors and the brush tip is made from nylon that’s perfect for medium and bold strokes. Available at Scribe.

Uniqlo Women Stole (P290)

This Uniqlo stole can double as a scarf and a blanket someone can use in the office. It’s made from 100 percent viscose rayon, making it flowy and lightweight. Give this to someone who often gets cold. Available at Glorietta 5.

Bench Better Goods Body Wash 500 ml (P129)

Who can say no to a big bottle of body wash? This one from Bench is paraben-free, fragrance-free, and is rose-scented. Bench also has a buy two for P199 promo on their website, so go avail of it to save coins. Available online.

H&M 7-pack Trainer Socks (P499)

Contrary to popular belief, socks are not bad gifts. We can’t count how many times we’ve lost socks during laundry day. Make someone’s day by giving them this pack from H&M. Available at SM Makati.


Art by Tricia Guevara 

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