100 Best Gift Ideas Philippines 2024:

It’s a no-brainer that Filipinos are one of the happiest races out there. Whatever turmoil Filipinos face, even when taken aback by the direst of circumstances, Filipinos resiliently stand straight with their head held high, and a smile plastered over their faces. While some view this as the race’s waterloo, others see it as strength.

Celebrating life’s most popular occasions is something we can never forego despite the paradigm shift in light of the pandemic. In fact, Filipinos become more resourceful when celebrating amidst restrictions, still bearing gifts adhering to the occasion. Undoubtedly, gifts are core elements that light up any celebration. The psychology of gift-giving cements it as a means of interconnectedness among peers. So, if you’re looking for a comprehensive list of gift ideas for the Philippines’ most celebrated occasions, we have one for you!

100 Best Gift Ideas in the Philippines (For All Occasions)

Listed below are the best gift ideas according to the following categories:

  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Christmas

What are the Best Birthday Gift Ideas in the Philippines 2024?

Today, giving birthday gifts marks a milestone to celebrate how far people have gone in life. While some find a smidge of obligatory tradition underneath, we can’t deny the sense of happiness we share when celebrants blissfully exclaim upon receiving their gifts.

For moms:

  1. Jewelry gold plated 3in1 set with stone
  2. A cookbook for mothers who love to master baking
  3. A plant that your plantita mom doesn’t own yet, we recommend those from Herbal n’ Herbs
  4. Shoes or sandals 
  5. Perfume
  6. Clothes like dresses, blouses, gowns…There’s a rabbit hole of infinite possibilities
  7. Scarf
  8. Yardley London Luxury soaps for that extra fragrance
  9. Super cute scented candles like those from this store
  10. Bath salts to make their bath sessions extra classy
  11. Designer bags (or any bags that scream elegance)
  12. Plush or fleece robe
  13. A make-up kit, say, from MELEDE
  14. Personalized picture frame that you can confidently show off when visitors arrive
  15. Planners (check out these styles: no year, starry-sky undated, weekly planner sheets)
  16. A lightweight vacuum cleaner with a strong suction (say goodbye to dust and your pet’s fur)
  17. A smart and large-suctioned robot vacuum cleaner, that is, if you don’t have time to manually sweep the floor
  18. An 8-in-1 Toaster Oven Air Fryer, so you can whip up some delish baked goods!
  19. If you love prito or fried foods, you’ll want to give mom a smart air fryer to serve healthier versions

For dads:

  1. A stylish and waterproof watch, because almost all dads love watches
  2. A smart watch, if you don’t want an ordinary one. My fave features are the health trackers and the receiving of messages
  3. Some cool shades to protect their eyes from the sun
  4. A toolbox (trust me, all dads love good ol’ tools)
  5. A cool pair of socks
  6. Premium booze like Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel’s, and Chivas Regal are great. But for those on a budget, Fundador is good enough so long as there’s a great company!
  7. Hanes shirts because it’s all dads’ favorite shirt (and there are good quality knock-offs too!)
  8. Leather shoes or funky sneakers like the Adidas Stan Smith is the “lawful neutral” to get them
  9. Beard trimmers and hairline clippers
  10. Neckties
  11. Eyeglasses
  12. Some suave aftershave to achieve that powerful male scent
  13. Handkerchiefs, it doesn’t matter if plaid or plain because they’ll love it either way
  14. Polo shirts because it’s not always that dads wear something fancy
  15. A fancy leather belt
  16. A stylish sling bag for Men

For sons & daughters:

  1. Get them a smartphone and your child will love you even more
  2. A laptop for their daily school grind 
  3. Airpods (or some other True Wireless Earbuds alternative)
  4. Some classic hip kicks, you can never go wrong with Nike Air Force 1 
  5. Tickets for their favorite artist’s concert (with the widespread popularity of K-Pop and P-Pop groups, no wonder they’re dreaming of one day attending their concerts!)
  6. Merch from their favorite artist/s (if not tickets, then merch will still make them equally happy!)
  7. A wireless charger (Although ask them first if their current smartphone is wireless charging compatible!)
  8. Some motivational water bottle that’ll help you track how much water you should take at a particular time
  9. Selfcare kits!
  10. Honor Band 7 Smart Bracelet, a waterproof and lightweight watch with AMOLED features and a fitness tracker (so your teens can track how long they’ve been sitting lazily)

For buddies:

  1. Treat them in your next inuman session (because Filipino jamming is life)
  2. Airfare for traveling with the barkada (Got extra? A plane ticket would be splendid!)
  3. Shoulder their bus tickets for travels
  4. Cinema tickets to watch newly released blockbusters
  5. A book about Financial Resilience (check out this book: Build A Strong Financial Foundation that can Withstand a Crisis)
  6. Personalized shirts or mugs
  7. Personalized tote bags
  8. Umbrella (try Fibrella’s flagship product)
  9. Slippers 
  10. portable electric lunchbox, if they work in an office. You can cook your rice and heat your ulam while in a deskjob

What are the Best Wedding Gift Ideas in the Philippines?

The reason we give wedding gifts is to bid newlyweds a good start in their life as a married couple. Most of the time, Filipinos gift useful items in the household that the couples can use when starting out in this new chapter. 

An interesting sought-after Philippine wedding gift-giving tradition and custom is the money dance where guests pin money over the clothes of the bride and groom. While godfathers and godmothers extend a “pakimkim” (or enveloped money) to the newlyweds. Anyway, here are some excellent gift ideas that newlyweds will love:

  1. Cash (most recommended and helpful gift!)
  2. Gift certificates like Sodexo.ph
  3. Good linens (Neutral-colored-ones so the missus won’t argue using them)
  4. Towels 
  5. Complete cutlery sets 
  6. Multi-Purpose Microwave oven, as a representation of how heated their loving relationship is and also to heat leftover reception food
  7. Rice cooker because Filipinos love rice
  8. Electric fan to soothe the flaring passion the newlyweds have for each other
  9. Hotel vacays. A holiday trip ticket using Air Asia Travel
  10. Glassware

What are the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas in the Philippines?

Mother’s day is a widely celebrated occasion across the world to commemorate the contribution, role, and efforts of all mothers out there. Children and spouses use the celebration to especially express respect, honor, and love to their mothers and wives, respectively. Here are the best Mother’s day gifts to give Filipino moms!

  1. A cheery bouquet of flowers
  2. An elegant 18k Gold Plated Jewelry Set that can revamp any simple outfit
  3. Workout waist trainers — perfect companion in restoring their long-lost shape
  4. Dr Shiba Happy Tummy Healthy Dog Treats Snack (perfect for moms who love pets!)
  5. A wooden music box that plays “You Are My Sunshine” — if nanay doesn’t increase your baon, we don’t know what will
  6. A 3-layered Acrylic Jewelry Box Drawer that can store all her earrings and rings
  7. Some high-rise leggings to bring out that old timer’s luscious curves
  8. Compact air fryer because it’s time to cook healthy
  9. An inspirational women’s book like the 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do
  10. Ceramic displays
  11. Glutathione + Collagen 800mg Capsule Food supplement to bring out her radiance and glow

What are the Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas in the Philippines?

Father’s day is a celebration of fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, and their impeccable contributions to society. Although not as popular as Mother’s day in the Philippines, the Father’s day celebration is an opportunity to shower fathers with affection and gifts for the instrumental roles they play in children’s lives. With that said, here are some cool father’s day gifts for dads of all ages:

  1. Some cool speakers (Portable, with Bluetooth, 3D HIFI, Cool Lighting) so the whole household can listen to their vintage songs while dads sleep soundly
  2. Back massager gun because who doesn’t have any back pains?
  3. Car phone mount
  4. A snappy cap
  5. Hawaiian shirt — the cornerstone garment of every “fashionable” father
  6. A portable solar generator, for a multifunctional outdoor and indoor power supply 
  7. A mechanical keyboard for fathers who spend time in front of computers all day
  8. A handy power bank because what father doesn’t complain about having low battery percentages?
  9. A pair of classic espadrilles so they can feel hip while strolling through malls

What are the Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas in the Philippines?

Another celebration that seats atop the most glorified occasion in the country is Valentine’s day. Although cordial Filipinos never fail to express their love and affection towards others, Valentine’s Day on the 14th sets the stage to celebrate romantic love, friendship, and admiration. 

Celebrating Valentine’s day the Filipino way typically means capturing long-lasting memories in photographs, and of course, giving gifts to loved ones. Here are some of the best Valentine’s gifts to give:

  1. Chocolates, the ones from Sweet Lanes are great!
  2. Teddy bears, because why not?
  3. A romantic bouquet of flowers
  4. A pretty necklace
  5. An engagement ring (well proposing on Valentine’s is pretty romantic)
  6. A trip-for-two plane tickets
  7. A fancy bottle of wine
  8. Hotel reservations and spa sessions — a splendid romantic pampering activity
  9. Couple shirts to publicly declare that you’re tied
  10. Low fare air flights with Air Asia

What are the Best Christmas Day Gift Ideas in the Philippines?

It’s no doubt that Christmas in the Philippines is the most celebrated holiday. And the nine-day Simbang Gabi leads up to the very special Noche Buena where gift-giving is a central piece. According to Inquirer, it’s every Filipino’s expression of love that’s the grace behind the country’s gift-giving attitude. That said, here are the best Christmas gifts to give in the Philippines:

  1. A cute personalized family photo ornament for your Christmas tree
  1. A family portrait from the popular cocoonstudioph
  2. Discount coupons on popular brands so everyone can engage in an obligatory shopping spree on Christmas!
  3. A christmas gift box full of groceries that’s super affordable
  4. A planner for the year after (check out these styles: no year, starry-sky undated, weekly planner sheets)
  5. Fluffy slides to keep feet cozy and warm in this cool winter chill
  6. An authentic Hydro Flask Thermos because hot cocoa won’t be as hot when left out on the Christmas season
  7. Family board games so the family can bond happily during the Noche Buena
  8. A cold-fighting hoodie
  9. An aromatech coffee maker
  10.  A holiday trip ticket using Klook Travel!

This gift guide is meant to spark ideas on what are great gifts to give loved ones in the Philippines during special and momentous occasions. But ultimately, the best gift you could give are the ones that come from your heart — gifts that reflect how well you know the receiver and gifts that you both know they’ll appreciate from the bottom of their hearts. We hope this list of best gift ideas in the Philippines gave you a hint on what gift to give, and we wish you a happy celebration!

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By Ameena Rey-Franc

Recognized as one of the Top Finance Blogs in the PH. Ameena Rey-Franc (founder of TTP) is a former Banker and BS Accountancy graduate turned Blogger, Keynote Speaker, and entrepreneur. Currently an RFP delegate, she is also the Author of a book about Financial Resilience and has held seminars for reputable companies like GrabFoodPH, Pru Life UK, VISA, JPMorgan Chase& Co., Paypal, Fundline, Moneymax, and many more. The Thrifty Pinay's mission is to empower women to LEARN, EARN, and be FINANCIALLY-INDEPENDENT no matter what life stage they are in.