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The Best Last-Minute Gifts That You Can Find Online

No need to brave Christmas traffic to find a standout gift for your friend.
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You’ve been planning to drop by the mall but the urban hellhole that is EDSA traffic, which always worsens this time of the year, has made you to decide otherwise. Or work has piled up more than usual no thanks to the holiday rush. 

Whatever your reason for not having a gift yet, we’re not here to judge. Yet, the fact remains that you are days away from walking into that Christmas party or holiday reunion without a present for your mate in hand.

Thank heavens for technology. We’ve rounded up the best gifts from online shops that you can have delivered right to your doorstep. He won’t even know you procrastinated. 

For the Well-Groomed Who Takes His Beard Seriously  


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Whether he's starting to grow a beard or he's been rocking a full one, it’s always a good idea to have a proper beard grooming kit. This one comes with a beard balm, a beard oil to encourage growth, and a beard brush and comb.  

SHOP HERE

P540 (from P580)

Shipping: P25 to P195

Estimated delivery time: 7 to 12 days

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For the Well-Groomed Who Is Cool 


Here’s a distinctly Pinoy item to add to his EDC. A Filipino version of a Swiss knife of sorts, this bali-comb features the traditional balisong as handcrafted in Batangas, but with a portable comb. Whether he'll use the blade to fix his hair or maybe defend himself against danger, this gift is cool. 

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SHOP HERE

P493 (from P580)

Shipping: up to P25

Estimated delivery time: Pre-order necessary; about 8 to 10 days 

For the Well-Groomed Who is Hirsute 


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A versatile grooming tool, this eight-in-one clipper set will let your hirsute friend change the head in order to tidy up different parts of his face: chin, eyebrows, ears, nose. Not bad for a kit that costs a little under a thousand bucks. 

SHOP HERE

P978

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: 6 to 13 days  

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For the Boozy Who Wants to be Well-Groomed 


Turns out alcohol is good for your skin. Treat that friend who really loves his drink to skincare courtesy of good ol’ whiskey. This anti-aging bar, aptly called Worth a Shot, is laced with Jack Daniels Old No. 7, which contains antiseptic properties that get rid of dirt and other impurities. 

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SHOP HERE

P150

Shipping: P50

Estimated delivery time: About 24 hours (Metro Manila); 5 to 7 days (nationwide)

For the Bachelor With a Fine-Tuned Nose 


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A man’s home is his castle, and that's why he'll want his flat to smell good. Transform his home into a full-fledged bachelor’s pad with this speakeasy-inspired soy candle by Mankind Apothecary Co. This is a heady mix of barrel-aged bourbon and vanilla notes. 

SHOP HERE

P350

Shipping: P50

Estimated delivery time: About 24 hours (Metro Manila); 5 to 7 days (nationwide) 

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For the Sneaker Addict Who is Addicted to White 


You can't go wrong with a white sneaker. Really. Superga's low-top cotton lace-ups are a classic—and they're white! 

SHOP HERE

P1,800

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: 1 to 3 days (Metro Manila); 2 to 4 days (major cities); 5 to 7 days (provincial) 

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For the Adventurer Who Has Stuff 


This stylish carryall comes with an air mesh back panel for ventilation, as well as compression-molded shoulder straps to ease the load of a long trek. This also comes with a padded laptop compartment (he can't miss work) and plenty of pockets (he loves snacks).  

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SHOP HERE

P4,490

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: 1 to 3 days (Metro Manila); 2 to 4 days (major cities); 5 to 7 days (provincial)  

For the Coffee Addict Who is Always Traveling 


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Whether he's holed up in a hotel room or a campsite, this portable handheld espresso maker will deliver his morning pick-me-up. It doesn't even need electricity. It only needs hand pressure to extract coffee. This might be a late Christmas gift (it takes a while to arrive) but, at just a little over P2,000, we think it’s worth the wait. 

SHOP HERE

P2,623 (from P2,761)

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: Pre-order necessary; about 14 to 21 days 

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For the Crossfit Addict Who is Always Thirsty  


This clear water Memobottle A6 bottle holds about 375 ml (about 12 ounces) of liquid, and can withstand both the temperatures of the ice-cold freezer and up to 50 degrees of heat. He can use it for the pre-workout coffee or the post-workout shake. 

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SHOP HERE

P1,600

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: About 24 hours (Metro Manila); 5 to 7 days (nationwide)

For the DIY-er Who Needs a Little Help 


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He really can’t stop binge-watching Fixer Upper and Home Improvement. This 16-piece tool box will help him get started on that kitchen fantasy project. Or at least fix that broken door hinge. 

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P156 (from P699)

Shipping: P45

Estimated delivery time: 3 to 6 days

For the Hungry Who Loves Korean Barbecue 

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If your friend has you and your gang spending the better half of your Friday night queuing up for hours for unlimited grilled meats, get him this non-stick, stovetop grill that can be used at home. He can grill to his (and your) heart’s desires. 

SHOP HERE

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P1,899 (from P3,800)

Shipping: Free

Estimated delivery time: 6 to 10 days

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