Receiving gifts is always fun – even more so when the present was bought with your interests in mind. But giving thoughtful gifts can also be challenging at the gift-giver’s end.
Save you time brainstorming and get your gifts to arrive in time for the holidays. Check out these Christmas gift ideas for 2023, including presents for home chefs, gamers, and globetrotters.
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Amihan Organics Sunbug Screen and Healing Salve gift set.
Image credit: @amihanorganics via Instagram
For friends and family members who are always outdoors – whether just gardening in the yard or hiking – get Amihan Organics’ Sunbug Screen (P418, ~USD7.37) and Healing Salve (P328, ~USD5.79).
Sunbug Screen is an SPF30 sunscreen and insect repellent in one. Meanwhile, Healing Salve relieves small scratches, insect bites, and sunburns. Being protected from the sun and insects will surely make your loved ones love being in nature even more.
Additionally, these outdoor essentials are even environment-friendly, made with natural ingredients.
Get the Sunbug Screen and Healing Salve here.
Chef’s Classics’ Die-Cast Iron Pans.
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Die-cast iron pans take a bit of knowledge to cook with, but people who love to learn cooking techniques would love the challenge. So for your favorite home chef, get one of Chef’s Classics’ Die-Cast Iron Pans (from P299, ~USD5.27).
Like cast iron pans, die-cast iron pans are versatile and can be used for grills, ovens, stoves, and even induction cookers. They sustain heat for evenly cooked steaks without burning the sides but can also cook simple dishes such as fried eggs.
However, unlike the more expensive cast iron pans, these alternatives are more economical and lightweight.
Die-cast iron pans just take a bit more effort to maintain than other pans, so you can add a list of care tips with this gift. When used properly, they can last several generations, making a lasting gift.
Get Chef’s Classics’ Die-Cast Iron Pans here.
Vice Cosmetics Aura Lit Up Tri Palette (top right).
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The girly girls of your family or friend group will adore this Christmas gift idea for 2023. The Vice Cosmetics’ Aura Lit Up Tri Palette (P345, ~USD6.09) is a 3-in-1 face palette that comes with a bronzer, blush, and finishing powder. This saves the need for 3 different items, which also saves space on your everyday makeup bag.
This addition to the brand’s Aura collection is creating quite a buzz, thanks to its buttery consistency and blendability, delivering a seamless, natural makeup finish. Just a word of advice – these products pack a pigment punch, so it’s best to use a brush for a subtle radiance.
The palette comes in 2 variants – Solstice Dream and Midsummer Lights.
Get Vice Cosmetics’ Aura Lit Up Tri Palette here.
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You can never go wrong with Coco X Fifi for trendy and durable yet affordable bags that don’t cost beyond P1,500.
You don’t need to be a fashion expert to choose a bag because they stay on top of the latest designs, making it effortless to select one from their website.
One of their recent creations, the Vivienne (P680, ~USD12.00), is compact and can be used as a handbag or a crossbody. It has a crocodile skin-like design but is made with vegan leather and comes in classic black and olive for a pop of color to your OOTD.
To sweeten the deal, they offer same-day delivery in Metro Manila for those who find themselves in need of a last-minute gift.
Get the Coco X Fifi Vivienne bag here.
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In recent years, New Balance has soared in popularity, making it a safe bet for those shopping for sneaker enthusiasts. However, with an array of styles to choose from, finding the perfect pair can be a bit overwhelming.
For the guys, consider the New Balance 480 (starting at P3,295, ~USD58.12) as a Christmas gift idea for 2023. These sneakers are versatile, boasting a predominantly white design with a playful pop of color, making them an ideal match for any casual outfit. For ladies, the New Balance 500 (P2,498, ~USD44.06) comes in a number of cute colorways.
And for those seeking a trendy option, look no further than the New Balance 9060, which we’ve been seeing actress and host Anne Curtis rocking.
Get New Balance sneakers here.
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The ASUS ROG Azoth M701 (P12,979, ~USD228.95) is one of the best-reviewed gaming keyboards in 2023, making it among the perfect Christmas gift ideas in 2023 for gamers in the family. It’s packed with features that elevate one’s gaming experience to a whole new level.
This gaming keyboar impresses with its sleek and compact design. It also combines a silicone gasket with three layers of dampening foams which means reduced noise and a smooth, satisfying typing experience.
It’s also hot-swappable, meaning you can tailor it to suit your preferences. Plus, they’ve thrown in a switch lube kit to sweeten the deal.
The ROG Azoth also boasts an OLED display and an intuitive control knob for quick and easy settings adjustments. Plus, it offers a tri-mode connection, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 3 devices, including MacOS, making it versatile for both work and play.
Get the ASUS ROG Azoth M701 here.
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If someone you love wants to start vlogging but is too shy to film in public, get them the Insta360 Go 3.
It’s smaller than a credit card and when detached from the action pod, it’s no bigger than a thumb. This lets you vlog with ease without drawing too much attention.
This tiny camera 3 offers various shooting modes and adjustable stabilization to ensure your shots are top-notch. And to make your vlogging experience even smoother, it boasts a flip touchscreen for easy shot monitoring.
By itself, the Insta360 Go costs USD399.99 (~P22,720) but you can get additional accessories that make it more suitable for sports and underwater activities. However, the camera itself is already waterproof and can get down to 16ft of water.
Get the Insta360 Go here.
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Save your globetrotter friend from travel woes and gift them a Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag (P3,500, ~USD61.74) for Christmas.
They can use this to track their luggage from their smartphone for up to 150 yards, which instantly alerts them when their bags haven’t been loaded on their plane. Off travel season, they can also use this to track other important items they tend to lose such as car keys, which makes it a practical Christmas gift idea.
However, make sure that your friend is already a Samsung Galaxy user before buying this gift as it’s only compatible with this particular brand and series of smartphones.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag here.
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It can be difficult to buy children gifts with the sheer variety of toys in the market. For something that will surely win the hearts of kids and kids-at-heart, get a Squishmallow (starts at P1,249, ~USD22.03).
Squishmallows are ultra-soft stuffed toys with an array of designs so you are sure to find one that fits the recipient’s personality. You can gift them several plushies at once so they can start their Squishmallow collection.
These stuffed toys come in different sizes, from 2 to 24 inches. Besides plushies, you can also find packs with several 2-inch Squishmallows and playsets with different themes.
Get Squishmallows here.
Christmas gift shopping can be extra challenging with more, diverse people to give gifts to. But with these Christmas gift ideas above, you can find the ideal gift that your friends and family members will be happy to receive.
If you want to get handmade presents and support local, check out these local handmade gift shops. And when it’s time to deck the halls with festive decor, don’t miss out on these online Christmas decor shops for convenient holiday shopping.
Cover image adapted from: @amamian via Instagram, Coco X Fifi, @vicecosmetics via Instagram
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