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5 Wonderful Gifts Under P50 For Your Hipster Friend

Something cute and useful can go a long way

Photography: Coni Tejada

During your Christmas shopping, have you ever stopped to think about your friends who prefer certain brands and pricey must-haves? While you can give in and spend a bit more for their presents, you many want to go the practical route instead. Scour the shops and look for affordable yet useful picks that will surely put a smile on your friend's face. To help you get started, here are five things to check out:

A hipster is bound to have as much mason jars as eggs in a carton. These are also go-to solutions when storing various items and even food! This especially designed sponge—shaped for long and narrow glassware—will be a big help when cleaning these glass pieces.

3M Slim Scrub Sponge, P39.25, available in leading supermarkets

How cute and hipster is a pug dressed in a Barong with an iconic eyewear? A planner as charming as this is the best bud that can help your friend take note of meetings and get-togethers. Is he or she not the planner type? Don't fret! Have this framed to create an instant wall art that can be displayed at home.

Planner, P20, Papemelroti | Follow Papemelroti on Facebook and Instagram for details.

We're guessing that your friend has a chalkboard wall at home or in the office and what better way to make him or her smile than with a pack of colorful chalk? Your friend will surely have a blast jotting down quotes and even doodling.

Sidewalk Chalk, P50, Handyman Do-It-Best

If he has a blackboard, then he would need an eraser, too! Ditch the old rag and opt for this chic eraser instead. 

Chalkboard Eraser, P47, National Book Store

How cool is this old school trap? Aside from leaving it in problematic areas, your friend can also have fun using it as wall decor in the kitchen, near the trash can. Just look at the print—isn't it awesome?

Mousetrap, P50, Handyman Do-It-Best


Handyman Do-It-Best

  • Lower level Robinsons Galleria, Park Avenue, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City
  • Tel. No. (02) 633-6650 or 633-6628


National Book Store

  • 1st/2nd flr./3rd flr. Space#1-080 1-084 2-74 2075 3090 Glorietta 1 Ayala Commercial Center, Makati City
  • Tel. No. (02)625-5105 to 06



  • 2nd floor Glorietta 1 Ayala Commercial Center, Makati City
  • Tel. No. (02) 625-0359

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