Neat Home Appliances You Need To Buy With Your 13th Month Bonus

It's okay to treat yourself with the best things money can buy—especially if it is for your humble abode

Photography: IKEA (Main Photo)

With holiday songs playing in malls, countless displays in different stores and cool breeze blowing, there's no denying that Christmas is upon us! Aside from the family reunions and parties around the corner, one thing that gets people excited during this time is their Christmas bonus. 

Instead of blowing it all off on shopping for new clothes, shoes or even gadgets—why not try and invest it in something long term like home appliances? Reward yourself (and your home!) with these items or share your blessings and give it as housewarming presents for first-time nesters you love. 


According to a famous saying, you can’t buy sleep—but, luckily, you can buy the next best thing—a quality mattress! A good mattress can help you sleep soundly, which we all need for our daily hustle. There are different kinds of mattresses in the market, but memory foam mattresses are gaining a lot of attention because it is said to improve the quality of sleep with its hypoallergenic properties, durability, support, and comfort. 

TRY: Flex Form Queen, P18, 800, Mandaue Foam 



Home electronics are great investment pieces, whether you’re upgrading your TV or your fridge, surely, you’ll get your money’s worth. Fridges can last a long time, however, since it's turned on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it can breakdown anytime. If you are unsure about replacing your fridge, make sure to inspect it for common telltale signs of wear and tear.

TRY: ELECTROLUX ETB2100MG Two-door Refrigerator, P17,595, Ansons

Hydroponic Garden System

We all know how important it is to give our living space a touch of green—but living in the city makes it quite difficult to grow a garden. Fortunately, we’ve found a solution to this: hydroponic gardening. No time to build one from scratch? Don't worry, Urban Greens  is here to help! They let you lease your choice of hydroponic garden for up to 24 months. 

TRY: URBAN GREENS Bistro Tower, from P2,999 to 4,499, URBAN GREENS Hydroponic Farm Systems

Air Fryer 

Admit it or not, Filipinos love fried food! However, too much grease in our system can be fairly  unhealthy. Make smarter and health conscious choices by investing in an air fryer. It can be a great investment for you. Enjoy fried chicken, sausages, and even fries without the guilt with this must-have from Philips.


TRY: Viva Collection Air fryer, P13,995, Philips

Main photo from IKEA. 

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