Oh no… Christmas is just a few days away. I’m one of those guys who dread it. Here’s my problem – I never know what to get people. If you are anything like me, you’ll need gift ideas… lots of gift ideas.

We painstakingly pulled together 26 Christmas gift ideas for you. The only criteria was we thought it was cool. That’s it.

Hope you enjoy the list. It’s arranged by price. 

Merry Christmas happy shopping!

thimblecap pursesHandstamped coin purses by Thimblecap

DIY peeps are gonna love this. There’s something to be said about stuff made by hand. It may not be your hands, but it’s still made by hand. These Thimblecap coin purses are a favorite at The Assembly.

Price:

PHP60 to 85 (depending on size)

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug

 

lilila primitive artBurloloy by Lilila Primitive Art

There’s always been a hint of reggae in Cebu. If you look long enough, you’ll probably spot someone wearing those familiar colors of black, red, green and yellow.

Price:

PHP 50 and up

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug

 

Rude pencil sets by Idiosyncratic CraftsRude pencil sets by Idiosyncratic Crafts

Anything with a colorful attitude is good. Where else can you find these words in such a colorful palette? When you gift this to someone prepare to hear the words, “Oh. Em. Effin’. Gee.”

Price:

PHP 120

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug

 

vinyl walletsSwitch Stitch Vinyl Wallets

Tired of those boring leather wallets that you can get everywhere? Give away wallets with style. Switch Stitch Vinyl Wallets have lots of personality. Perfect for someone with just as colorful and loud.

Price:

PHP200

Where to buy:

The Chillage in Adnama Bldg. North Reclamation 

 

spa holicHome Massage with Spa Holic

There’s nothing worse than having to drive home after receiving a relaxing massage. It erases your state of relaxation almost immediately. Gift a massage at home. They will love you for it.

Price:

PHP 250 each (Buy 10 and get 1 free)

Where to buy:

Give them a call +63 917 306 9318 

 

Messy Man Active SprayMessy Man Sprays

Do you want your messy man to start cleaning himself up? You can get him toiletries from Messy Man. Heck! They even have a stuff cleaner. It’s a spray to clean stuff like bike helmets, rubber shoes, man furniture or whatever.

Price:

PHP250 and up

Where to buy:

The Chillage in Adnama Bldg. North Reclamation

 

clocks from joan and klaireUber Cool Wall Clocks

While window shopping, I spotted these inside Joan and Klaire. In as few words as possible, these are awesome. Someone needs to gift these to me now.

Price:

PHP350 and up

Where to buy:

Joan and Klaire in Banilad Town Centre

 

boots coffeeCoffee beans from Boots Coffee Bar

Quick story. What was supposed to be a quick question about coffee in their booth in the UP Cookout became an hour and 30 minute conversation about the ins and outs of this dark liquid that I love. I’ve been buying freshly roasted beans from them since.

Price:

PHP400 to 600 (depending on the type of beans. It goes up to much higher if you order the civet ones)

Where to buy:

Connect with them on Facebook or email them at info@bootscoffeebar.com. Since it is freshly roasted, it takes them about 3 days to send you an order.

instacaseCustom phone cases from Instacase

For something personalized, Instacase is the solution. Does your friend like Game of Thrones? Breaking Bad? Hello Kitty? No problem! Gift a customized phone case with that printed on the case.

Price:

PHP450 – 750 for phones; PHP1000 – 1500 for tablets

Where to buy:

Instacase, 2nd Floor SM City Cebu 

 

City streets.

ZeroThreeTwo Shirts

When those relatives from abroad get back to Cebu, a perfect gift would be a piece of ZeroThreeTwo goodness for them to take back to their land far far away.

Price:

PHP499 and PHP599

Where to buy:

Hip Street in Ayala, American Blvd in SM City Cebu, Republik in Banilad Town Centre, The Chillage in Adnama Bldg, The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug, The Assembly Online

happy skin lipsticksHappy Skin Lipstick

For the makeup junkies, a girl always needs a little lipstick in her beauty pouch. With various colors to choose from it just shouts, “Shut up and kiss me!”

Price:

About PHP499-550

Where to buy:

Plains and Prints in SM City Cebu and Ayala

 

adultery by paulo coelhoAdultery by Paolo Coelho

Your book loving friends may enjoy this controversial new book from international best- selling author, Paulo Coelho called Adultery. As you can imagine, there was a buzz when it was released. Warning: Gift this with care.

Price:

PHP 500 and up

Where to buy:

National Bookstore, Fully Booked, eBook in Amazon 

 

transfer tattoosArmstrong & Smith temporary metallic tattoos

Know someone with issues with permanency? They can have a test run on temporary tattoos. None of the pain and forever-ness of the real stuff, but with just as much fun.

Price:

PHP500/sheet

Where to buy:

The Chillage in Adnama Bldg. North Reclamation 

 

Poison Metal FlasksPoison Metal Flasks

Any alcohol loving creature will appreciate a finely made flask. For the times when it gets cold at night and you need a sip of that heating nectar… who are we kidding. It’s the Philippines. There are no cold nights. This flask would look awesome in parties though.

Price:

PHP700 (small) and PHP800 (medium)

Where to buy:

The Chillage in Adnama Bldg. North Reclamation 

 

baby carrierBaby Carriers

We aren’t leaving out the new mommies. Your uber cute and uber delicate baby have to be placed in good hands. Yours. But there are times when those hands get tired. That’s when you need a Baby Carrier.

Price:

PHP750-2500

Where to buy:

Mama.Baby.Love

 

PH Flag 6 panel cap ZeroThreeTwoPH Flag 6 Panel

You’ve got a stylish proud Filipino on your hands. Gift them the Filipino flag on their heads. It’s subtle, cool and a basic part of any wardrobe.

Price:

PHP799

Where to buy:

Hip Street in Ayala, American Blvd in SM City Cebu, Republik in Banilad Town Centre, The Chillage in Adnama Bldg, The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug, The Assembly Online

 

glassyGlassy Sunglasses

The sunglasses are nice and simple. No frills. Just fun. Comes in various colors. You can have them in a subdued grey or in a multi-color madness. Durable to a fault.

Price:

PHP 1050 and up

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug and Republik in BTC

 


loudbasstard
Loudbasstard Amplifier

Whenever I want a unique gift, Loudbasstard always comes to mind. I have personally given this to people, they always respond in awe of what it is.

Price:

Php 1099

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square and The Assembly Online

 

tomato time watchesTomato Time Swap Watches

You know what makes good gifts? Anything with color. These Tomato Time watches are full of customizable color. You can mix and match the straps to your outfit. How great is that?

Price:

PHP1300

Where to buy:

Tomato, Ayala Center Cebu 

 

kameleonz philippines cebuKameleonz Sunglasses

Perfect for someone who can’t decide what color to wear. The Kameleonz allow you to change the colors of the siding of your shades. Feel like sporting a subtle matte black? Check! A dazzling bright orange? Check!

Price:

PHP1500 and up

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug 

 

sala shoesSala Chaussures

Lovers of anything decadent will love a pair from Sala Chaussures. Their limited production runs ensures that you won’t see anyone with the same pair ever.

Price:

PHP1450 – 2300

Where to buy:

Order from their Facebook page.

 

 

beer makerBeer Making Kit

This item will definitely bring a smile to a beer drinker’s face. Presenting the Beer Making Kit! You can order it online at eBay. There’s a long list of sellers you can choose from. Tip: Always go for the top sellers!

Price:

PHP 1500 and up

Where to buy:

eBay

 

kinkajou bottle cutter philippinesKinkajou Bottle Cutter

Have you noticed a lot of the glasses in some of the fanciest restaurants in Cebu? I’m looking at you Tavolata. Those are wine bottles cut in half. Gift the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter to an unwitting victim and have them make you fancy schmancy glasses in your own home.

Price:

PHP3500

Where to buy:

The Assembly in JY Square, Lahug or The Assembly Online

 

New Balance M530 PremiumNew Balance M530 Premium

Good shoes are good shoes. Nuff said. Full of suede goodness, this is ode to all the  90’s kids. The comeback is here to stay.

Price:

PHP5395

Where to buy:

Urban Superior in Banilad Town Centre

 

folding bikeFolding Bike

The DENR should soon require sidewalks and bike lanes in all PH roads. Now is the time to get a good bike. With prices of folding bikes starting at only about 5k, suffice to say, a folding bike would be an awesome gift.

Price:

PHP5800 and up

Where to buy:

Lazada

 

Gabby's Closet CebuSuper Rare Kicks

Answer me this. Is someone very close to you a legit sneakerhead? Someone you care and love? Someone you wouldn’t mind spending five figures on for a pair of shoes. Let me save you the hassle for looking for these shoes. Just visit Gabby’s Closet. Look there.

Price:

PHP10,000 and up… waaaay up.

Where to buy:

Gabby’s Closet, Unit 201 AVAGAR Bldg. Escario cor. Molave Street Cebu City

*Thanks for the suggestions from @alveel_kaith. Uber helpful!

**Co-written by Shaira Berame

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