10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Your Friends

By Chandra Pepino For Belo Medical Group on December 21, 2020

So. You procrastinated. Not just a little, but a lot. And now, all the online stores you know about can’t deliver Christmas presents until after December 25. What’s a girl to do when she’s run out of options but wants to make good on her gift promise before 2021 hits? We have a few ideas for you.

  1. These lip treats—no, literally.

Sunnies Face has created some quarantine-friendly lip products that are perfect for adding some life to a completely bare face (after all, who bothers with foundation anymore?). At P395 each, they’re easy on the pocket, too.

  1. These immunity, beauty, and energy boosters.

Golden milk and matcha milk have their own respective benefits, but it can be hard to source good matcha or have to prepare turmeric fresh. Why not get your friend a ready-made mix for the holidays? All they have to do is add their favorite milk, and they’re set! Seabuds La Union makes the best golden and matcha milk mixes this side of the archipelago—and they only cost P250-P300 per 80-gram pouch!

  1. This super-cute water bottle.

New kid on the block Our Recess, founded by Belo Babies Anne Curtis-Smith and Isabelle Daza, has a slew of IG-worthy activewear…but we’ve got our eyes on this simple but colorful water bottle.

  1. This WFH caffeine buddy.

If your friend’s drowning in holiday work, give her a little boost with these Dark Mocha Double Shot drinks from Starbucks. They’re available in-store and via GrabFood, so ordering is easy-peasy. Be sure to get them a whole bunch!

  1. These durable resistance bands.

Decathlon is a haven for the budget-conscious athlete. And these resistance bands are no exception—for P280, you can add a little strength training to your friend’s normally all-cardio workout routine. Get it before it sells out.

  1. A tray of the best sushi bake in Metro Manila.

Hailed by the likes of Lifestyle Inquirer, Tatler Dining, and Yummy.ph as one of the best things to come out of this quarantine, Eleven Baker Street’s sushi bake creations are a premium treat your friend or loved one is going to die for. With flavors like truffle scallop aburi, uni, and GYŪ steak rice, their sushi bake is worth every penny.

  1. These brightening or blemish-covering sunscreens.

So you should know by now that sunscreen is a non-negotiable, even indoors. Yes, even indoors. We’ll say it now, and we’ll say it until we’re blue in the face. This practical gift will be appreciated by your more skincare-conscious friends for sure. (Best part? Belo Essentials now has its own online store, so it’s easier than ever to add to cart.)

  1. This beginner-friendly liquid eyeshadow.

OK, Happy Skin. We see you! The brand has always been known for understated, simple beauty, focusing on enhancing your natural features. Liquid eyeshadow is easy to apply, easy to remove, and looks so good onscreen. Your friend will love.

  1. These affordable scented candles.

Rella Essentials is a local brand that sells candles in various sizes and scents. We’re in love with the way the candle names are emblazoned in big, dreamy letters on each product. And the names! There’s Good Karma (coconut), No Bad Days (lavender), Santa Baby (their Christmas special!), and more. You can grab a gift for as low as P280!

  1. These E-Gift Cards.

Not sure what your skincare-savvy friend would want (or need)? Make it easier for everybody with a Belo E-Gift Card. All you have to do is purchase the E-Gift Card, provide your recipient’s email address, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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