We all know that the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful. And if you’ve ever had to gift shop for someone you barely know, then you know exactly what that feels like. The cousin you rarely see, your brother’s girlfriend, the person you picked for this year’s Kris Kringle—we totally get it.

So to save you the extra mental space, we went ahead and rounded up 10 top-notch gifts that are each thoughtful, practical, and definitely affordable. Case in point: everything on this list is a bangin’ steal under P500. And you know what? We’re willing to bet you’ll be the Secret Santa to remember this year. Get shopping!

1. TRVLR Portable Perfume Refillable Atomizer, P280
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Spill-proof and pocket-sized, this handy spray bottle easily stores perfume on the go.

Shop it here.

2. Pro Studio Beauty Exclusives 4-Piece Personal Brush Set with Pouch, now on sale at P399 (limited time only)
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: It’s the ultimate beginner’s brush set—practical, chic, and travel-friendly.

Shop it here.

3. Gubby and Hammy Mustard Mesh Tote, P350
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s at the market, grocery store, or just a weekend day out, this lightweight mesh bag makes for a breezy and functional accessory.

Shop it here.

4. Sow and Gro Basil Plant Kit, P180
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Even for people who aren’t blessed with green thumbs, this easy-to-use plant kit makes it possible for anyone to grow delicious, nutritious herbs indoors.

Shop it here.

5. Kimochi Aroma Medium Herbal Pillow (6x8 Inches), P370
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Infused with an aromatic peppermint scent, this microwavable heating pad provides instant relieve for cramps and aches.

Shop it here.

6. Happy Island Piña Colada Soy Candle (8oz/240ml), P499
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Its refreshing beachy scent freshes up any space and creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Shop it here.

7. Déjà Poo Pre-Poo Spray in Vanilla (60ml), P235
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: This scented spray effectively masks foul odors—a godsend for when you’re using public toilets.

Shop it here.

8. Kool Foldable Cup (355ml), P299
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Roomy, light, and never bulky, this foldable cup ensure you stay hydrated without taking up too much space in your everyday bag.

Shop it here.

9. BeautyMNL Sheet Happens Gift Set, now on sale at P199 (limited time only)
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Want an instant glow? This mask set is all the ultimate pampering experience in a box, with serum-soaked sheet masks that give the skin a visible boost.

Shop it here.

10. Earth Desserts Vegan Brownie Brittle, P150
WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Sugar-free, dairy-free, and sprinkled with a touch of sea salt, this delicious snack is one treat you never have to feel guilty for.

Shop it here.


Photos by Kat Echon.

For more cool stories and members-only perks, sign up for BeautyMNL!

Like us on Facebook.
Follow us on Instagram (@beautymnl).
Tweet us on Twitter (@beauty_MNL).
Watch us on YouTube.

The BeautyMNL App is also available for iOS and Android! For Apple devices, download it on mobile here. For Android devices, download it on mobile here. Stay tuned for updates and app exclusive promos!