12 Gift Ideas For Those People You Just Have To Give Presents To
Everyone has them: those relatives and friends you’re not very close with but have to give presents to anyway. Finding affordable presents isn’t always easy, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of gifts under P200 that say "I know we're not close, but you know what, you seem all right."
For the Colleague Who’s Constantly Listening to Music
Personalized Earbud Organizer, P150, Punch Crafts
...or anyone who has earphones, really.
For Relatives with Opposing Political Views
Festive Games, P150, Quirks
Keep the peace this Christmas by distracting your opinionated titos and titas with party games you can play anywhere.
For the Tita Who Has Two Pairs of Glasses
Eye Test Eyeglasses Case, P120, Quirks
Know someone who’s always losing her glasses? Give her a place to stash them so they’ll be easier to find. You can also gift this to that cousin who wears shades at night as a subtle reminder that sunglasses are for the outdoors and daytime.
For the Friend Who Brings His Power Cord Everywhere
Personalized Cord Tie, P90 per pair, Punch Crafts
Nobody likes tangled cords.
For the Person Who Always Borrows Your Charging Cable
Analog Notebook (Set of 3), P125, Tahanan Books
You might not be willing to buy them their own powerbank, but a tongue-in-cheek notebook is good for laughs.
For the Officemate Who Loves Their Softdrinks
Soda Can Stopper, P50, Quirks
If your colleague can’t go one day without a can of Coca-cola, give them a way to keep their drinks fresh and fizzy. (This will come in handy after the New Year's resolutions run out.)
For the Coworker Who Can’t Sleep
Glow in the Dark Fidget Spinner, P200, Quirks
Got an officemate who’s constantly kept awake by thoughts of work? Help him chill out with a glow in the dark fidget spinner.
For the Coffee Lover
Magnets, P190 for set of 3, Artsyology at Common Room
Local brand Artsyology creates magnets in tons of designs—cats, maps, Star Wars, Stranger Things, beer, donuts, you name it. You could actually get away with buying magnets for all your colleagues in different designs, depending on their interests.
For the Japanophile
Socks, P200, Iconic Socks
Got a friend who’s into all things Japanese? You can’t go wrong with these sushi-themed statement socks.
For the Kindred Spirits
Welcome to the Club pins, P50 each, Ella Lama at Common Room
Have you and a coworker tried and failed to raise plants in the office? Welcome them to the club with these cute pins.
For the Crammers
Best in Procrastinator, Most Outstanding Overthinker, Forever Crammer, and Master Multitasker pins, P45 each, Ella Lama at Common Room
Recognize your officemates’ accomplishments with these cheeky badges.
For the Writer
Antukin Notebook, P195 for set of 6, Tahanan Books
Showcasing illustrations from the book Antukin: Philippine Folk Songs and Lullabyes, these notebooks are a tasteful gift for writers and creatives who are constantly jotting down ideas. If you’re really looking to save money, you can buy a set then give one to each of your officemates.