With Christmas just around the corner, we’re sure you’re busy making a list of gifts to buy — not just for your kids, friends and relatives, but for yourself and the home as well. Fortunately, we’re only a few hours away from the 11.11 sale, so you can score discounts from different stores and online shopping platforms.
11 useful 'budols' to buy during the 11.11 sale
Ready na ba ang cart mo for checkout? To help you make the most of the sale, we’ve compiled a list of useful budols you can add to your cart — these are guaranteed worth it and "super heplful" according to fellow homeowners and members of Smart Parenting Village. Happy shopping!
Lazy toothpaste squeezer, Php9
Are you one of those who love making the most of every tube of toothpaste at home? You can do that with this simple and super cheap item! Krisha Manasan, member of the Home Buddies Facebook group shares, “tipidity level 99999999999.”
Multifunctional faucet drain filter (Php39)
Get proper washing done with this affordable faucet accessory that’s also easy to use and comes in handy if you have a faucet with a short reach.
As mom Donna Louise Villareal explains, “’Yung nabili ko kasing gripo, maiksi pag binuksan mo at hindi umaabot sa lababo. Kaya bumili ako neto maganda siya kasi narorotate siya tapos parang shower pa yung labas ng tubig, kahit yung anak ko enjoy siyang gamitin.”
Wall plug switch timing charger (Php107)
Charging is made easier and safer with this timing charger that also helps you save on electricity. Rachelle Octubre, a member of Home Buddies, recommends this essential especially for those who often leave their mobile devices charging at night.
Automatic water level control valve (Php145)
Are you the type who loves stocking up on water before calling it a day? For those who live in areas where there are frequent water interruptions, this budol is a must-have.
The automatic water level control valve lets you save water as it stops the faucet from running when the container has a reached a certain level or is already full. Iwas puyat when you need to fill up a big drum!
4-Hole Omelet Pan (Php195)
Make the perfect round pancake or sunny-side up egg with a non-stick pan that has four holes. Aside from helping you prepare picture-perfect meals, cooking can also be done faster so you can enjoy breakfast or merienda with the family. As Yona Marie Young-Ramos shares, “perfect na yung sunny side up ko tapos pancake galore sa umaga.”
Massage Pillow (Php318)
One of the things we miss the most is the quick visit to the spa or massage parlor — especially when we need to take a break from work and household chores. Like mom Chloe Eunice, you can reward yourself with an easy-to-operate massage pillow that you can use even while sitting. This is also more budget-friendly compared to a massage chair!
One of our parents from Smart Parenting Village counts this play mat/organizer-in-one as a smart buy and for good reason! “No more makalat na toys. Hindi na maaapakan accidentally or mapupunta under the furniture ang mga toys. Hindi pa hassle ang pagliligpit,” she shares. This is also ideal if you have a small space since it makes cleaning easier.
Electric lint remover, Php333
A lint remover comes in handy whether you’re dealing with pet hair or fuzz from clothing and upholstery. Iwas stress when it comes to removing lint especially if the remover you’re using is lightweight and has a comfortable grip.
“Napaka-useful nya for me and matibay naman so far, lalo na sa mga kapwa kong nagtitinda ng ukay,” shares Naomie Gumban on the Home Buddies Facebook group.
Is your little one a big fan of waffles and pancakes? Having a waffle maker makes it easier to prepare these treats so all you have to do is whip up nutritious yet tasty fillings.
“Super easy to use. Best budol ito for me kase ang hirap pakainin ng anak ko but he loves waffles. So by making waffles, kahit paano nakakain sya ng eggs, milk, and banana,” says Edelyn Tingalon.
Imarflex Infrared Ceramic Cooker (Php2,500)
Mom of one Meg AB recommends a ceramic cooker to fellow homeowners who live in a small house and who have compact kitchens.
“We decided to buy a ceramic cooker for our safety kasi we live in a small house lang. There are several cases na nabalitaan namin na sumasabog ang LPG, especially pag wala ventilation and sobrang paranoid ako lalo na my LO is just a year old.
Now sobrang kamapante na and space saving pa. No need to change our pats and pans unlike induction cooker,” she explains.
Ultra UV Water Purifier (Php34,000)
This is a bit pricey but perfect if you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas gift to self. Mommy Lala Tellano-Viray says this is sulit because “wala na akong worry about our drinking water at dito na rin umiinom ang two-year-old baby namin. Plus, hindi mahirap ang installation and no maintenance,” she shares.