Practical Gift Guide for People Who Don't Know What They Want

A Practical Gift Guide for People Who Have No Idea What They Want


November 19, 2019
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Gift-giving can be frustratingwe get it. No need to beat your brains out for the perfect gift idea. Whether it’s for your partner you’ve exhausted resources towards (not complaining!), the picky friend who doesn’t want anything or the colleague you picked for the annual Secret Santa, we’ve got you covered. Avoid the holiday rush and purchase online with this practical guide. (Let’s face it. At some point, they will need it.)

Tickets to Give Back Music Festival (P650)

There’s nothing wrong with early gift-giving! For OPM fans, Give Back Music Festival is happening this December 6 at the SM By The Bay at the Mall of Asia Complex featuring iconic Pinoy musical acts like Rico Blanco, Up Dharma Down and IV of Spades. Best of all, 100% of proceeds will go to the charitable organization of your choice.

Purchase tickets here.

A Monthly NBA League Pass (P485)

Men are particularly hard to shop for—trust me, I’ve tried. If you want a foolproof gift idea (other than a plain shirt from the favorite store of the patron saint of Christmas, Jose Mari Chan), a monthly NBA League Pass is a guaranteed fit. No more YouTube replays crawling with tiresome ads, plus download for offline viewing!

Purchase a monthly pass here. Weekly NBA League Passes are also available for P180.

A Viu Premium Subscription (P270 for 3 months and P520 for 6 months)

For the best friend who fits the “kinain na ng K-Drama” category, why not give a premium subscription from Viu? Pick from a wide selection of Asian dramas and movies with titles like Descendants of the Sun, My Love from the Star and Touch Your Heart. Fall into the black hole of K-Dramas with unlimited downloads for on-the-go viewing. Best of all, there are no ads for non-stop kilig!

Purchase a 3-month premium subscription here and a 6-month subscription here.

0917 Vanguard Windbreaker Jacket (P1,795)

As the temperature drops—I say this loosely—with Christmas fast approaching, we are given the liberty to layer. This unisex white windbreaker effortlessly perfects any look and gives one the illusion of being put-together—even if you actually just threw it on for another night of merrymaking. It’s casual minimalist dressing at its finest. (Plus, it hides the resulting consequence of the dreaded food coma; you’re welcome.)

Purchase it here.

0917 Series One Pocket 10000 Powerbank (P699)

The last thing you want during the -ber months is to be stuck in a two-hour Grab ride along EDSA with your phone battery trickling into non-existence. For the on-the-go multi-hyphenate and the professional binge-watcher, a trustworthy power bank is a must-have. With a dual-port, it even enables multi-port charging. Now, how to recharge from all the social gatherings this holiday season? 

Purchase item here.


0917 Series One Bluetooth Earphones (P695)

There is nothing more practical than wireless Bluetooth earphones. For hassle-free listening suited for an active lifestyle—whether it’s for the daily commute, a workout session or a long-haul flight—these no-fuss buds have fantastic sound quality at an unbeatable price. Give it to your workout buddy (Wonder’s editor swears by it!) or the colleague who’s always taking phone calls.

Purchase it here.

0917 Series One Bluetooth Speaker (P695)

For the life of the party, give a budget-friendly, portable speaker you can haul for any occasion. Engineered for up to six hours of playtime, it’s even compatible for both iOS and Android. It’s perfect for outdoor adventures and everything in-between. Press play and enjoy!

Purchase it here.

Tickets to Van Gogh Alive (P750 for adults, P450 for children and students)

Need a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city but can’t actually find the time to go out? Immerse yourself in Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory exhibit featuring the painter’s most iconic works. For both the casual spectator and devoted art enthusiast, it’s a family affair! Don’t forget to impress your date (and maybe potential partner) with your ‘gram game.

Book tickets on their website or purchase from the Van Gogh Alive Ticket Booth at One Bonifacio High Street.

An El Nido Island Getaway (P9,570)

For the perpetually busy, give the thoughtful gift of a getaway. Elevate your gifting game with an experience worth remembering. Give your S/O something to look forward to this 2020 by booking a well-reviewed package tour in El Nido without the hassle. This already includes accommodation and itinerary. Or keep it for yourself, yes? We’re not judging.

Book the full experience here. Explore other travel options here. 

RELATED: Now That The Holidays Are Over, 5 People Share Their Bad Gift Stories

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