Hola Amigos! Its been a while now since my last blog post but I’m back now from hiatus in life. Maybe only a few of you might know, I flew to our province 3 weeks ago for my cousin’s wedding. My stay there was great, though felt very anxious and nervous about me travelling solo days before my flight. haha. Is it just me or does anyone else get pre-travel anxiety/nerves? Hm. Still, it was great seeing my cousins and relatives once again after so many years.
When travelling, whether via plane or through a long car, bus or train ride, I always choose to wear comfortable yet stylish outfits. It can not only help you get snuggly in your seat, help you move easily but can also keeps you looking polished right until you reached your destination.
Yay! Christmas is just around the corner and of course, I know a lot of people now started to shop a few items under their lists. But if you’re having difficulties on coming up on that “perfect gift” to give, that shows how well you know the recipient but without breaking the bank, then this post might help you with that struggle of yours.
Today, I gathered tons of affordable gift ideas to share with you guys that would be perfect to give to your family, friends or boyfriend/girlfriend.
You can never go wrong with mugs, I honestly don’t know anyone who hate using mugs. Specially, for a coffee or tea person, they’ll be thrilled on having/using this one of a very few kind of mugs. But the downside is, you can only buy these kind of mugs online.
Sunglasses are useful, fun and a great gift for fashionistas. But if you’re buying someone who wears prescription glasses, don’t worry, because you could always provide them with a gift certificate, so they can get the right glasses for their eyes.
3. INSTAX WITH FILM
This stuff is so amazing! These are basically like a polaroids, take a photo and it automatically dispenses your photo. Though, this is a bit expensive, but its price is now much cheaper than before! There are also a bunch of discounts at the present, since holiday seasons are coming so you might get a great deal after all.
4. 2017 PLANNER NOTEBOOK
We all know that a new calendar year will also begin 6 days after Christmas, this could be a useful gift to your friends and you could get yourself one too! I myself planning to have one too. Hehe.
5. PORTABLE CHARGER
With the high in demand of mobile devices nowadays, you can never go wrong with those portable chargers or so we call it Powerbanks. They’re completely functional and quite cute as well. For that techie friend or family member of yours, this gift will surely be appreciated for they will be able to charge their phones whenever they are.
In case you’re also looking for something to reward yourself this holiday season or a gift to give to someone, you should think about getting a watch. It is worth it, because watches can be used as an important fashion statements and they’ll love it. There are numerous local and international brands available here in the philippines to buy watches; some of them are expensive but there are also a lot of affordable ones.
7. NAIL POLISH SETS
Yep, nail polishes will be your go-to for the nail addicts. Not only is nail polish a fun and amazing present to give, but also, its every season must have accessory. Who doesn’t want to always have that gorgeous nails on fleek.
8. DIY GIFTS
I know it was a bit cheesy and some may say it’s corni, but for me, giving someone a gift you made yourself makes it much more meaningful to them. This could definitely show how special the recipient is to you, because of the time, love and effort you spent on these gifts.
For me, when it comes to gift giving “it is the thought that counts,” it doesn’t matter how much the gift should cost, as long as it was given whole heartedly, no money or anyone else could equalizs the effort, love and thoughts wrapped in that present. But if you’re still having a hard time thinking of what could be the best gift for a certain person, don’t worry! You just have to carefully think about the receiver’s interests, needs, wants, likes and dislikes, in order to find the appropriate gift to give from the heart.
So those are the affordable gift ideas I got for you guys. I hope you did find some inspirations out of it.
Every once in a while, we need to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Give yourself a reward, whether it’s just a chill out afternoon at your dream cafe or spending the day at a spa, where you could de-stress, relax and pamper yourself for a bit. Just like in Celebrity Salon and Spa San Pedro!
For a bit of a background, Celebrity Salon and Spa is one of those up-to-date salons with the latest trends regarding to beauty and spa services. They opened another branch in the south, got me all excited ’cause it’s much nearer from my location. Yaas. At its newly opened branch in San Pedro, Laguna, customers can now enjoy a wide variety of quality Salon and Spa services at a very affordable price.
The place looks very elegant and neat. If you’re fond of things in purple color then this salon is the one for you.
They’re currently offers wide range of packages and promos that could give you up to 50% off the regular price. Also, there are some packages that includes free Drinks and Gift token too (I think they’re referring it for a food). So why not coconut. 👏
Since I’ve been wanting to give my damaged hair (I know, I’m sorry :() a treatment for so long, I didn’t hesitate to try one of their hair mask, the Anna Hair Mask with Salon pro. This mask is developed to help restore moisture and nutrients to your hair. Resulting to a silky soft and smooth hair! 💘
The whole treatment took 45 mins long, but didn’t mind since the staffs are very friendly and professional, plus, I got to learn a lot of things from my stylist, Ms. Carol, basically the do’s and don’ts in taking care of my hur.
Oh for me, a day of a salon pampering would not be complete without a Pedicure and Manicure. So.. hehe.
Visit Celebrity Salon & Spa now, their promos are still up, so don’tcha miss the chance and avail their discounts.
Celebrity Salon & Spa (San Pedro Branch)
Address: 2nd flr Bldg. P. Garcia St. Brgy. Nueva National Highway San Pedro, Laguna