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Top 9 inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for your office BFFs

Published Dec 21, 2020 5:01 am

It’s time for office Secret Santa gift exchanges, albeit virtually. Stop struggling to find inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for your coworkers because we have done the legwork and listed them for you! 

Admit it. With the growing number of gifts you have to buy for the holiday season, you may be having difficulty finding ample time or money to spend on your coworkers. Whether you randomly pick your office best friend or that person you barely even know, you can look through these thoughtful yet budget-friendly (nothing over P1,000!) Christmas gifts.

Regardless of your closeness, it’s always best to add a touch of personalization to your gift. Browse through this list and consider their favorite colors and interests! Since many companies have guidelines on spending limits, we made sure these gifts won’t break the bank when you #ShopAtSM. 

A facial gift certificate

A Facial Gift Certificate

With so many things to do in the office, it isn’t far-fetched for people to have no time for pampering. A facial gift certificate is the ultimate gift for a coworker who deserves a relaxing time at the derma clinic. Avail a gift certificate from Dermclinic today! There are gift certificate options worth up to P5,000 but of course, you can go for P500 if you want to stick to your budget.

A box of brownies

When deadlines pile up, some people in the office also resort to stress-eating. Don’t blame them because they probably can’t help it! Instead, give them something yummy to munch on, like sweets.

A box of Classic Brownies from Goldilock’s is your no-fail choice for a sweet gift. For less than P250, you get to treat your coworker to moist and fudgy snack cake bars.

Power bank

Power Bank

A power bank can easily be anyone’s lifesaver. As portable chargers, it will allow your coworker to charge their mobile phone when they run out of battery and don’t have immediate access to an outlet.

Hurry and wrap up this affordable HOCO 10,000 mAh power bank from DigiBabe! Think about it. With this power bank inside their bag, your coworker will never miss out on important phone calls (perhaps a client call), text messages or emails.


A pair of sunglasses make for a great gift! These don’t only protect the eyes from UV rays, but well-designed sunglasses can also amp up anyone’s personal style as well.

Head to Sunnies Studios and choose a design you think will suit your coworker. Don’t worry about breaking the bank, too, because all designs are priced at P499 or lower!

A cute mug 

A Cute Mug

Most people can’t start the day without a cup of coffee. Get your coworker a cute mug from Blue Magic as a gift. They even have animal-designed mugs in-store. Now all you have to do is think about which one will suit your coworker’s taste

A soft scarf

There’s always that one person in the office who gets cold no matter what the aircon temperature is. Give them a soft scarf to keep them warm throughout the day. Need a specific gift idea? We’re obsessed with the Sherpa Fleece Keyhole Scarf from Aeropostale for its super cozy material. Trust us, your coworker will love it, too!

Colorful yoga mats

Colorful Yoga Mat

Do you have a coworker who loves all things fitness or maybe one who always plans to work on their dream body? Then, a colorful yoga mat like the Chris Sports Fitness & Athletics Yoga Mat 3mm would be perfect for them! Choose from color options like light blue, purple, orange, and pink. 


If you work with someone who has to-do lists, inspirational quotes, or big ideas jotted down on sticky notes all over their desk, they will love receiving a planner as a gift

Give your colleague a boost if they’re concerned with self-progress with the National Book Store Limelight’s 365 Days planner for 2021. The cover is sturdy and designed with thermo leather, round edges, debossed front and back design, and a metal snap closure for an elegant feel.

A mini fan

A Mini Fan

The hot weather in the Philippines makes a mini fan a great gift. Given their small size, the mini fan can fit in your colleague's bag and they can take it out during their daily commute to get a cool breeze.

The Miniso Scented Fan is lightweight and portable and comes with three adjustable airspeed levels. Plus, a scented essential oil can be added inside the container to enjoy aroma anywhere your colleague will go. For charging, all they have to do is plug the USB and it will do the trick. 

Key takeaway

For this year’s office Secret Santa, check out these nine inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for your coworkers! What are you waiting for? Head to your nearest SM Supermalls and skip the gift guessing game today!

For more gift ideas, visit SM Shopmag.

Editor's Note: The article was provided by SM Shopmag.