Christmas gifts your techie friends and loved ones will be happy to unwrap.

In case you haven’t felt it yet, the Holidays are in full gear mode. Bazaars are popping up left and right. Garland wreaths are brightening our homes. And the collective hysteria of last-minute Christmas shopping is kicking in really hard.

If you so happen to be one of those people who have to cram their shopping for Christmas gifts, don’t panic. We’ve listed below nine great Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos. These are gifts that any techie will appreciate and won’t take out much coin out of your pocket.

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE BINGE-ING MOVIES & TV

Xiaomi Mi Box S

Got someone who spends a ton of time on Netflix? Xiaomi Mi Box S, an affordable Android TV box and a far superior alternative to Google Chromecast, should do you good. It’s powered by Android 8.1 Oreo, is capable of streaming 4K Ultra HD content in HDR, and supports Dolby + DTS Audio. Not bad at all for what you’re paying.

Price: PHP 3,490
Where to Buy: Lazada, Xiaomi Authorized Stores

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR THOSE WHO NEED ENDLESS PHONE JUICE

10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro

I can’t ever in good conscience gift anyone I care about a portable battery pack if it’s not Xiaomi’s 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro. Based on efficiency, functionality, and looks, it’s a clear winner for just about every situation. It supports two-way fast charging made possible by the USB Type-C cable that comes out of the box.

Price: PHP 1,580
Where to Buy: Lazada, Xiaomi Authorized Stores

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR YOUR CONTENT CREATOR FRIENDS/LOVED ONES

Samson GoMic

As far as mics go, the quality and value-for-money that Samson GoMic delivers are unmatched. At less than 3,000 pesos, you’re getting a decent USB microphone condenser that gets good quality audio. It’s perfect for friends and loved ones who create content online, record podcasts, or go on live streams.

Price: PHP 2,449
Where to Buy: Shopee

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR YOUR GAMER FRIEND/LOVED ONE WHO’S NOT ALREADY TRACER—YET

Corsair M65 Pro RGB Gaming Mouse

We’ll spare you from this overstretched meme, but we won’t let go of the fact that you need to get your aim on-point. Or maybe your friends’. To help them achieve better aiming and have a better gaming experience overall, we recommend you get the Corsair M65 Pro. It’s a beast of a gaming mouse and just a pure thrill to use.

Price: PHP 3,150
Where to Buy: BenStore PC

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO TRAVEL

JBL CLIP 3

If your friends are having the time of their lives as wander bugs, add to their travel experience by gifting them this portable mini speaker. An essential item for travelers, the JBL CLIP 3 is a compact Bluetooth speaker that lets you enjoy music wherever you find yourself in, be that in your car, out on the beach, or in the mountains.

Price: PHP 2,999
Where to Buy: Lazada

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE STREAMING MUSIC

Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Earphones

Anyone who gets to receive a pair of earphones as a gift will be grateful for the thought of having a new audio toy. And if you’re getting someone a good pair, let it be one of Sony’s best audio products, the Sony MDR-XB50BS. It’s sweat-proof, handsomely coated, and produces great sound quality.

Price: PHP 3,999
Where to Buy: Sony

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR FRIENDS/LOVED ONES WHO ARE OUT OF PORTS

UGREEN USB Type-C Hub Adopter Dock

As laptops get thinner and lighter, the number of included ports in newer models go smaller. There are even laptops whose I/O makeup consists of just one USB Type-C and USB Type-A. That’s sparse even for non-power users. To help resolve that, get adopter docks that essentially extend laptops’ I/O ports. Our most recommended item is UGREEN’s, but any decent hub will do.

Price: PHP 1,421
Where to Buy: Lazada

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR FRIENDS/LOVED ONES WHO’D LIKE COLOR IN THEIR ROOM

Philips Hue Strips

You’ve seen it in a lot of Tech channels on YouTube. There’s nothing cooler than changing the look of your room—remotely through your smartphone. Philips’ smart lighting tech has been at the forefront of this trend, producing products ranging from bulbs to light strips. To help your friend get started, a few yards of strips will do the job just fine.

Price: PHP 4,980
Where to Buy: Shopee

Gift Guide: 9 best tech Christmas gift ideas under 5,000 pesos

FOR FRIENDS/LOVED ONES WHO NEED A NEW (CHEAP) PHONE

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Regardless if it’s your grandpa or niece, gifting someone with a new phone is always an uplifting experience. However, it’s not a super affordable gifting option. If you’re strapped for cash, we’d like to point you to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, a budget smartphone equipped with Xiaomi’s best stuff, including a decent RAM/ROM combo, an efficient processor, and a tall 18:9 display.

Price: PHP 4,890
Where to Buy: Argomall, Authorized Xiaomi Stores

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