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6 Gifts You Need To Stash For Unexpected Guests, Starting At P61
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  • This Christmas, you’d want to make sure that everyone on your list receives something special. But with all the back and forth at the malls, and the stress of planning and coordinating, you’re bound to forget one or two from your Christmas list. What happens when an unexpected guest shows up?

    6 gifts to buy in bulk for unexpected guests

    Whether it’s a trinket of appreciation or a simple stocking stuffer, it’s always a good idea to keep extra presents on hand so nobody feels left out. Pro tip: Always buy in bulk which is more cost effective and saves you time!

    Here are some great ideas.

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    For your kikay inaanaks: Hair accessories

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    It's become a running joke that you’ll only come to know who your inaanaks come Christmastime, because that’s when they usually show up unexpected. Instead of handing out cold, hard cash, earn the best ninang/ninong award with cute accessories for gifting. Hair clips and barrettes are super trendy, so choose varying styles, from chic pearl-studded designs for the ladies/ tweens to colorful snap clips for our bulinggits. (Click here for more hair accessories you can buy!)

    For your child's classmates and friends: DIY coloring bag

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    If your child suddenly invites his friends over for your party, these reusable tote bags make great gifts at an affordable price! They can color the bag according to their liking and even add designs if they're feeling more creative! Php65 each, Reilly's Closet PH

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     For the distant relative: Planners

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    We all have that relative we only see once a year, but never really get to know. This year, make the first move and gift them something functional they can use for the whole year like planner or journal. If your cousin is on the creative side, opt for bullet journals wherein they can customize and design on their own. (Click here for more planner options!)

    For the titas: Chic totes

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    Most of the time, our moms and mother-in-laws just love to take us by surprise. You’ll never know when she’ll show up at your place bringing with her a ninang you’ve never even met or a random friend from church. Don’t feel guilty being empty-handed especially when they come over with their treats by keeping a stack of these pretty eco-bags. It’s practical, it’s thoughtful, and environment-friendly, too!

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    For the friendly neighbor: Succulents 

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    We all have that neighbor we pass by every morning as we go about our day and is always the first to make eye contact and greet us. Chances are they’re going to show up on your doorstep and give you a homemade treat or give you a share of their Noche Buena. It’s the season of giving, so why not make them feel more welcome into your home with a small, charming succulent. It makes for a great party favor, so make sure you buy a lot! Prices start at Php200 (Click here for our guide on where to buy plants!)

    For your co-workers: Coffee beans

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    Imagine how awkward it is when you go around the office handing out presents to your work friends, blatantly skipping a colleague you barely talk to. Spread the joy – yes, to all! – by gifting them with gifts like premium coffee beans. The Philippines has some of the best beans for brewing, after all. Store the coffee beans in mason jars for added aesthetic, which they can put on their desks. You’re not only helping local farmers, but you’ll also be gaining another friend! The Dream Coffee, starts at Php350

    Looking for more eco-friendly gifts? Click here for our list!

    *Prices subject to change

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