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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Travelers, Gamers, Music Lovers, and Style Mavens

Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s about time you started your Christmas shopping! Not sure what to get for your loved ones? Check out PayMaya’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for travelers, gamers, music lovers, and fashion mavens!

You can find most of these items in online shopping stores like Takatack or Lazada.

5 Things You Should Give to Travelers on Christmas

1.     TRAVEL ORGANIZER

If your friends or family are still traveling like the first photo below, you’ll do them a huge favor by surprising them with packing cubes. These travel organizers let you roll your clothes into compartments neatly so they don’t scatter all over the place in your luggage. You can find packing cubes in Lazada here.

 

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2. TRAVEL PILLOWS

Whether it’s for an out of town road trip or a domestic or international flight, a travel pillow can be anyone’s best friend. Here are a couple of some fun variations of the usual travel neck pillow:

 

THE PILLOW BLANKET

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THE NECK PILLOW WITH HOODIE 

(excellent for hiding the whites of your eyes when you sleep in the car. Takatack sells this online here)

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3. A FOLDABLE WATER BOTTLE 

We all want to stay hydrated when we travel, but it’s such a hassle to carry a bulky water bottle. Get your traveling eco-conscious buddies a lightweight, reusable water bottle instead. Check it out here.

 

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Image credit: Lazada.com

 

4. AIRBNB GIFT CARD

Kick off their travels by sending your traveling friends an Airbnb gift card.  With Airbnb, they book unique places around the world where they can feel home away from home, whether it’s renting a private room, apartment, an entire house, a castle, or a villa.

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Image credit: www.airbnb.com/gift

 

 

5.  TRAVEL CORD ROLL/ CABLE ORGANIZER

One of the peskiest things to happen to you is to have to untangle your cords from each other. Save your friends the trouble with a cable organizer; best to get those leather travel cord rolls for that authentic adventurous feel.

 

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5 Things You Should Give to Gamers on Christmas

1.  STEAM CREDITS

You can either buy a game from the Steam Store and send it as a gift to the recipient’s Steam account or you can send them PayMaya credits (Read also: How to buy Steam Credits with PayMaya)  so you can leave it up to them to choose whatever game they want to buy.

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2. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAMEBOARD 

The famous game played by our favorite kid stars on popular sci-fi thriller series, The Stranger Things is a gift even non-gamers want to have from Amazon. Avalon is another fantasy board game that’s hugely popular. You can check out more games at The Gaming Lib where you can purchase with your PayMaya as your debit card or link your PayMaya to your PayPal account.

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3. A GAMING MOUSE

DOTA and CS:GO players are going to love you for this. Fuel their passions with a gaming mouse. We scoured plenty of gamer guides and found out that the best budget mouse that’s best for MOBA and FPS games like DOTA or CS:GO are: Redragon M601 (MOBA and FPS), Razer Deathadder (MOBA and FPS), Logitech 630s (MOBA) or Steel Series Rival 100 (FPS). It’s going to cost less than P2,500 but that’s already the cheapest you can go with a 2000 DPI, which is already really good for an ordinary (non-competing) gamer.

 

 

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4. DoTA 2 FIGURE TOYS/COLLECTIBLES

Mini-figurines of DoTA 2 heroes for your gamer’s tables at the office or at home.

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5. GEEK MUG

Your gamer most likely stays up late until the wee hours of the morning. They might want to enjoy a cup of coffee and still be awesomely geeky. Here’s a few examples: A ceramic Stormtrooper head mug, a heat-activated tetris mug, or get those statement geek mugs that say “Talk Nerdy to Me”.

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5 Things You Should Give to Style Mavens on Christmas

1.  A WATCH THEY DON’T HAVE YET 

Ladies and gentlemen need 4 types of watches in their wardrobe. We’re sure there’s at least one they don’t have yet

a. A leather band dress watch: understated but very classy. Black straps can go for more formal events or dress up casual ones. Choose brown straps for business casual and less formal settings.

b.Metal band watches: For men, get metal dive watches. They’re high-performing, utilitarian, and rugged, and can work with everything you own, and especially look handsomely sharp with suits and formal wear. Do check out James Bond below. For women, classic silver, gold tones, and rose-gold tone bands will always add a big touch of elegance.

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c. Sports smartwatches: Getting fit is increasingly becoming a popular lifestyle these days. To track your progress in running, swimming, biking, nutrition, sleep, and more, you’re going to need a sports smart watch like a Fitbit or Garmin.

 

d. Everyday casual watch: Nylon or canvas banded watches are great for laid-back days when you’re just going to a hangout with friends on the weekend, or running Saturday errands in shorts.

2. A STYLISH BUT FUNCTIONAL BACKPACK AKA GROWN UP BAG

 If there’s one kind of bag anyone should own in their entire life it’s a leather backpack, rucksack, or satchel. Why? It’s unisex, it goes well with formal or casual attire, it ages beautifully, if it’s quality leather, it’s sturdy, and it will last even up to the point your children can own it. There are even leather satchels that can be converted into backpacks and briefcases. You can check some out here

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3. PATTERNED SOCKS 

For the men, high patterned socks are always a fun gift that can add personality and unique style to their looks. This version for women has recently started to come in the form of Korean socks ever since white sneakers came into fashion.

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4. BOMBER JACKETS

Bomber jackets can make simple outfits edgy and you can wear it anywhere you go.  A unisex clothing article, the bomber jacket is also said to make men “instantly handsomer”.

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Image credit: Harpersbazaar.com; Celebrities like GIgi Hadid love the effortless outerwear style. 

5. A QUALITY WALLET 

A quality wallet is one accessory that every male and female should pay attention to. It isn’t visible most of the time, but when you do bring it out on dates, on lunch outs with friends, it actually acts as a status symbol of how well put together you are. After all, sometimes it’s the small things that make a big impact.

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5 Things You Should Give to Music Lovers on Christmas

1. Spotify Premium subscription 

Nothing’s going to beat the gift of a Spotify Premium subscription. Usually at P129/month, right now you can get it at a Christmas rate of P49 for 3 months, and enjoy listening to music even without internet ad-free (Read also: How to get Spotify Premium with PayMaya).

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2.A SHOWERHEAD + WIRELESS SPEAKER

Imagine being able to listen to your favorite music at high-quality sound while you’re showering! You can start the day with good music, emote when you’re feeling down, or karaoke in the shower as much as you want. At only $70, the Moxie showerhead is definitely a worth it gift for family members and friends who love to sing in the shower.

 

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3.  A TINY PERSONALIZED MUSIC BOX

Small cardboard music box decorated with musical staff. You can personalize your music box with the melody you choose from this Etsy maker’s list. There are songs like Stand by me, You are my sunshine, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Beethoven, La Vie En Rose, and more.

 

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4. BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

Shower head speakers too much? Get your friend regular bluetooth speakers instead! There are plenty of tiny, portable, and waterproof speakers online which are more budget-friendly, costing less than P500. Your music-loving friend can play music on road trips, parties, or just regular barkada get-togethers at home, to get that chill vibe on all day, all night.

 

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5. WIRELESS HEADPHONES

If your buddy’s tired of having to untangle your earphones and headphones, getting them caught on armrests, getting pulled out from your ears, having to put them back on, you can buy them wireless headphones. They can walk around the house with their music on non-stop. The best part is they can finally do a sing and dance number in front of the mirror without holding anything!

 

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