Secret Santa Coming Up? Ace The Gifting Game With These 5 Picks

Be the best gift giver — on a budget — this year

November has just rolled in but it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! If you have a Christmas party — in the office, among friends, or with your family — planned, then you should be shopping for gifts already. And if you think your office will have a Secret Santa gift exchange, you may be feeling stumped on what to get for your coworker.

Monito and Monita Gift Ideas 2023 for gift exchange

Some thoughtful gifts for your coworkers.

If you want to save a little during your Christmas shopping spree, SM Deals has an awesome selection of fashion, beauty, and tech items that you can get at a steal. We’ve curated a list of monito and monita — a Christmas tradition in the Philippines that is similar to Kris Kringle or Secret Santa — gift ideas you can consider picking up.

1. For fitness goals

Xiaomi Smart Band 8 styled product shot

The Xiaomi Smart Band 8. (Photo from:

If you know your giftee is getting serious about taking care of their physical wellbeing, you can support their fitness journey with a smart fitness watch! The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 helps keep track of their running stats and other important health details, so they’re always aware of their personal bests.

It’s promotionally priced at PHP1,999, which will last until 31 December 2023.

2. For a clear outlook

a woman getting a facial skincare treatment

A facial before the holidays is always a good idea!

Christmas season is selfie season, so help your monito or monita become camera-ready with an Anti-Acne Facial from SkinStation. It’s perfect for people with oily skin with mild to moderate acne, since it’s designed to purify the skin from blackheads, whiteheads, and other blemishes. The result: smooth, clear skin!

It’s priced at PHP900 until 31 December 2023 so don’t miss it.

3. For some relaxation

a woman getting a massage on her back

Relax before the hecticness starts.

Help your giftee start the holiday season on a relaxing note by gifting them a two-hour massage from Shinju Massage Clinic! They’ll get all the muscle knots and stresses kneaded away with every stroke, leaving them feeling rejuvenated and refreshed for the happiest time of the year.

Score this awesome treat for just PHP685 until 31 December 2023.

4. For a girl boss attitude

Hush Puppies Rainie Satchel Women's Bag product shot

The Hush Puppies Rainie Satchel Women's Bag.

There’s nothing like a confidence-boosting outfit, don’t you think? If you think your monita needs a little uplifting push at work, consider the Hush Puppies Rainie Satchel Women's Bag as your gift of choice. Its sleek and versatile design is perfect for office and meeting days, so she’ll feel confident wherever she goes.

Grab this for PHP4,400 at select stores in SM Supermalls.

5. For creative bouts

Hoco PK-06 Powerbank product shot

The Hoco PK-06 Powerbank.

There’s always the go-to content creator in the group and if you managed to draw their name for your company Christmas exchange gift, this gift idea is perfect. A powerful tech essential like the Hoco PK-06 Powerbank, which has a 2,000mAH battery cell and a fast-charging capability, will keep their gadgets juiced up and ready to capture life’s highlights and funny moments.

It’s a steal at PHP2,095 in Hoco outposts in SM Supermalls.

Ready to get ahead of the holiday shopping craze? Discover more Christmas gift ideas for your monito or monita — at amazing prices — on the SM Deals website.

For more amazing holiday gifting ideas and celebration feasts, check out SM Deals.

This story was made in partnership with SM Deals.

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