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Investment ideas to spend your money on this Christmas that you won’t regret later

By Franz Lewin Embudo Published Nov 18, 2022 10:05 pm

With all the bonuses and cash incentives you are about to receive, there’s no better time than Christmas to put your money to work and buy true investments— those items that will eventually hold their value over time.

As global inflation and economic instability brought about by the pandemic continue to be causes for worry, being savvy with your money could very well be the best gift you can give yourself this year. But being savvy does not mean you shouldn’t enjoy your hard-earned money. Some of the items listed here can even indulge your passion!

Here are some investment pieces that you can treat yourself to this holiday bonus.

A watch

For people who like to start investing in something for themselves, a luxury watch can be a great investment opportunity. Watches can hold much more value than their style and attractive look.

An investment watch doesn't necessarily have to a Patek Philippe or Rolex, as there are plenty of brands out there that can be considered. One of the hottest watches in the market right now includes Seiko. This can be a great entry level watch for individuals who would want to buy their first big investment watch this holiday season.

Seiko Mod Emerald— launched just this year— is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal watch that comes with a long lasting hard ceramic bezel with black matte background and polished numbers. The custom-made watch costs around P22,000 in the market and only available in very limited production.

But do some research and check some listings online before pulling the trigger to get a general idea if you're getting a decent deal. There are a couple of Facebook groups that discuss watches as investment pieces. These can give you great advice. Also visit some local retailers like Lucerne, one of the country’s premier purveyors of luxury Swiss watch brands. It has stores at Ali Mall, Shangri-La Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Solaire Resort & Casino, Okada Manila, L’Atelier Lucerne at the Shangri-La at The Fort.

Check its website here: https://www.lucerneluxe.com/ or follow them on Instagram 

Art pieces

If you’re interested in paintings and antiques, buying an artwork can be a perfect present to please your creative soul this Christmas season. For that, León Gallery is here to help in finding museum-quality and historically-important pieces of art.

León Gallery is best known as the Philippines’ most trusted auction hub for art pieces since 2013. Since then, it has been organizing regular quarterly live auctions as well as through bids on the phone or online.

Whether you seek Old Master paintings, modernist works, or contemporary pieces, sculptures, tapestries, architectural details or one-of-a-kind finds, the auction house can facilitate the process of finding, and owning that must-have piece to round out your collection— or to take the first step in beginning one.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, this year’s Kingly Treasures Auction Catalog will be virtually held at 2 p.m. on December 3. Mauro Malang Santos' 1979 Carroza, which was painted on Christmas day, is among the highlights of the sale.

Among the other pieces featured in this year-end sale are from esteemed collectors like Ang Kiukok and former senator Leticia Ramos Shahani. The event will also highlight Jose Joya's Man's Life Cycle, Fernando Zobel's Luminosa II, a work by Jose John Santos featuring the Queen of Hearts, and a monumental piece by Danilo Dalena titled Quiapo.

View the catalog at this link. Register to bid online at: https://www.leonexchange.com/en/auctions.

A make-up set

Yes, you can consider you and your skin as investments. Your skin represents who you are so it is very important to look after it. If you’re using skin products that are of low quality, it will affect not just your self-confidence but also your productivity.

Consider using an inclusive beauty brand like Vice Cosmetics, which is owned by television host and singer Vice Ganda. Launched in September 2017, its products are made of paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan ingredients. All products are designed and formulated in the United States.

Its latest offering features three sets of products and formulas to give you all the “disco vibes” this holiday season. Each set comes with a Lip Butter, Dew Blush, and Face Glaze perfect for any mood.

    To know more, visit their webpage .

    A gym membership

    Studies suggest that making an investment in your health and fitness can increase your life expectancy. Christmas usually means you're about to consume more fatty food and alcoholic drinks, as such it is the perfect time for you to enroll in a gym and start your fitness journey.

    As the largest and fastest growing fitness franchise in the world, Anytime Fitness can help you thrive through a fit and active lifestyle. It offers the ultimate convenience to its clients, complete with state-of-the-art equipment.

    As a wellness partner, Anytime Fitness helps you in creating a plan that is best suited for your goal. Every member gets a free and personalized “Get Started Plan” when they join.

    The fitness hub can be accessed anytime of the day, seven days a week, in any of its more than 4,000 locations worldwide. There are multiple payment options to best fit you because some of its gyms offer six, 12 and 18-month membership options, depending on your location.

    Check out their promo here

    A coffee machine

    It’s no surprise that more and more Filipinos are nowadays investing in espresso coffee machines. This is a significant investment especially for coffee lovers because it is not only cost efficient but also convenient as you let the machine do the work of making your coffee. Indeed, a good personal coffee machine is well worth the cost.

    Grinding beans every time you want fresh espresso takes time, and oftentimes it becomes a tradeoff between taste and convenience. The HiBREW Express Espresso Coffee Machine solves this problem as it delivers fresh and quality espresso at remarkable speed, thanks to its integrated burr grinder.

    This product is very affordable and easy to use for beginners as it is made of high-quality stainless steel that is highly durable in usage, rust-resistant, and long-lasting.

    In addition, it is a multipurpose coffee machine ideal for coffee shops, workplaces, bars, and any other establishment that demands an espresso. So, if you’re looking for a sign, this is it! Add that coffee machine to your cart and treat yourself to an irresistible cup of coffee every morning!

    Check it out on Lazada