The SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Home Edition

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ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) The holidays are getting closer, which means we can feel your excitement—or panic, depending on when you're checking this article out. You most likely need a present for someone who loves sprucing up their home or has perhaps just moved into their forever home. You've thought about getting them something generic, a plant perhaps, but hey, need we remind you this is your chance to give them something that will really make their new humble abode a home? Well, you've come to the right place: the SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide has everything you could give them at varying degrees of the spectrum: from small appliances to bathroom essentials, mood setters, and more.

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The SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Tita Edition
The SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Your Tech-Savvy Buddy Edition

Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas great for the home:

MiniVac Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (P8,995) from Philips

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No one likes having to clean up a mess after a great party, but alas, the task needs to fall on somebody—usually the host. Why not make your buddy's life easier the next time they host a gathering at their home by gifting them a small vacuum that they can use on their countertops, coaches, and duvet covers? No need to worry about getting crumbs all over the place. 

Available online.

Premium Basket Set (P3,650) from For Keeps Clean Beauty Skincare

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Admit it, you usually wonder what bathroom products your friends have whenever you visit their homes. You can't help it, whatever brand it is, their choices tend to smell amazing. Contribute to your friend's fragrant stash of bath goodies by gifting them this set from For Keeps Clean Beauty Skincare. A proudly Filipino brand, this particular set contains a hand and body wash in three varying scents plus a hand sanitizer.

Available online.

Lov Rectangular Placemat (P79/pc) from Heim

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Say it with us: "No one can have too many placemats." A great way to elevate one's dining space, placemats make great gifts considering how much ROI a person can get with one set. Gift your friend this Nordic-inspired mat from Heim and you're basically guaranteed a spot at the next shindig. Kidding. Or not, really.

Available online.

Essenza Mini (P8,500) from Nespresso

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Sure, a lot of people may already own a coffee machine, but there are still a ton of folks saving up for an extra special one. In case you have a friend that's finally moved to their own home, surprise them with a great housewarming gift by giving them a Nespresso machine. These typically come with coffee pods bundled with each purchase, so be sure to regularly check out a branch or their online e-commerce platforms.

Available on Lazada.

Posturepedic Pillow (P5,300) from Sealy

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There are a ton of ways one can get a good night's rest. There are essential oils, sleep sprays, melatonin, heck, there are even pillows of all sorts. Gift your home goods-obsessed buddy a new set of pillows that they can use come the new year. This pillow from Sealy contains a gel-coated fibre that gives a luxurious and comfortable feel whenever it is being used. Oh, and did we mention that it has shape-retention properties making it even better than a goose pillow? Now we want one for ourselves.

Available online.

Mini Cordless Blender (P2,595) from Oster

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Sure, your friend may already own a blender, but do they own a wireless one? This Mini Cordless Blender from Oster is perfect for quick smoothie pick-me-ups in between workouts and meetings—perfect for their busy lifestyle. It charges in under two and a half hours and can last up to 10 blending cycles. Plus, it comes with a non-slip sleeve as well as a BPA-free and odor-resistant cup. 

Available on Lazada.

Basil & Neroli Home Candle (P4,450) from Jo Malone London

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Everyone deserves a fancy scented candle, your friend included. Gift them a piece from Jo Malone and they're bound to remember you every time they light it up. This particular scent—which has a total of 45 hours in burn time—contains notes of basil and neroli giving it a playful and flirty fragrance.

Available online.

Portable Aroma Set (P2,900) from MUJI

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A home should never run out of great-smelling rooms. Gift your buddy a portable aroma set like this one from Muji which comes with one essential oil of your choice. Pro tip: Pick a lemon scent to mask any foul odors that might be coming from your friend's kitchen whenever they decide to fry something that smells fishy. You know, like actual fish. 

Available online.

Reed Diffuser (P799) from Simoy Ng Haraya

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Like we told you, a great home comes with many fragrant-smelling rooms. Gift your friend these reed diffusers from Simoy ng Haraya which come in 100ml glass bottles. Take your pick from the following scents: Alaala, a delicate olive scent; Isla, a mix of lily of the valley, water lotus, rosewater, star jasmine, white musk, and precious woods; Lila, a mix of rose and lavender; and Liwayway, a mix of ginger, cool camphor, eucalyptus, and wasabi.

Available online.

Face Masks (P149.25) from Qualisafe

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Yep, we're really putting this as a gift item, COVID still exists after all. A great way to add to your friend's mask stash for their front door hygiene station, these KN95 masks from local brand Qualisafe can be great additions to your friends' bathroom countertops, heck even their console by the door. That way, they won't ever forget to mask up before they leave the house (despite masks being optional nowadays).

Available online.

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The SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Besties Edition
The SPOT.ph Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Boyfriend Edition

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