Getting your parents a joint Christmas gift—say, a one-week cruise for two—is a great way to show them how much you care, but if you’re a little strapped for cash, there are plenty of practical presents that’ll make your parents just as happy. Check out these 12 gifts that fall well within your budget.

1. My Angkong’s Noodles, P630

Does mom love to cook? This collection of Filipino-Chinese recipes dating back to several generations is a must-have in every kitchen.

My Angkong’s Noodles is available at all leading bookstores.

2. Chenille Basketweave Pillowcase in Ivory, P995

Every aspiring home decorator will love this all-white color blocker.

Crate and Barrel is located at Megamall.


3. Acca Kappa White Moss Body Lotion, P1,450

The combined scents of lavender and juniper will make mom’s daily beauty ritual more invigorating.

Acca Kappa is available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang Town Center, and Cebu.

4. Stillum Leather Tote in Black
, P1,895

This leather tote makes for a perfect everyday bag.

Ni-Qua is available at

5. Four Eyes Neptune Specs
, P1,995

Give mom’s glasses a psychedelic upgrade with these two-tone specs.

Four Eyes is available at

6. The Spa Gift Certificate, P2,500

Feel like mom’s been stretching herself too thin lately? Treat her to a pampering session at The Spa. Make it a girls’ day out and join her for a relaxing massage.

The Spa is located at Eastwood Mall, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt, Shanri-La, Promenade, TriNoma, and The Fort.

7. John Allan’s Conditioning Shave Cream, P795

Dad might not be one for frills, but he’ll definitely appreciate a smoother shave with this conditioning cream.

John Allan’s is available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang Town Center, and Cebu.

8. Me, Inc. Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business, P1,080

KISS member Gene Simmons shares his secrets to success in a self-help book that’s not for the weak of heart.

Me, Inc. is available at leading bookstores.

9. Timber Creek by Wrangler Pants, P1,499

Do mom a favor and take dad out shopping—get him a stylish pair of pants that’s flexible enough for all occasions.

Wrangler is located at TriNoma, Gateway, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Market! Market!, Glorietta 2, Harbor Point – Subic, Abreeza – Davao, Gaisano Mall – Tagum, Centrio – Cagayan de Oro, Mindoror, Zamboanga, and all other leading department stores nationwide.

10. Ellesse Polo Shirt, P2,190

Whether he loves to play golf outdoors or with the family Wii, dad will love this laid-back polo that’s perfect for the weekend.

Ellesse is located at SM Megamall and Bonifacio High Street.

11. Four Eyes Cappuccino Glasses, P1,995

Shave a few years off dad’s face when you replace his outdated black specs for these brown frames.

Four Eyes is available at

12. Travelon Waist Pack, P2,390

Help dad keep track of his essentials with this utilitarian waist pack. He’ll never have to lose his car keys again.

Travelon is available at The Travel Club stores.

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