The Christmas Gift Guide: For YOU!

Cliche as it sounds, but yes, Christmas is still the most wonderful (and most awaited) time of the year! Mistletoe and holly, puto bumbong and bibingka, on the other hand – it's all about getting together with family and friends for some good old-fashioned holiday cheer. Be a little extra and make this season more enjoyable by getting a little something for yourself. This can be tricky because you want to get something that will last you beyond Christmas and into next year but also something fun enough to bring a satisfying smile to your face while you're opening presents or wrapping gifts. So we've rounded up our favorite simple gifts, which can be perfect for anyone on your list – including yourself!

Must-haves in Your Own Space

If you're anything like me, the best gifts are ones that come from the heart. And while it's easy to buy a thoughtful present for someone else, it can be more challenging to treat yourself well. Luckily, there are some simple ways to do so—and these ideas won't cost you much money!

In my case, I want lots of comfortable places and plenty of things for my brain: good reading lights and books; a cozy blanket; something tasty to drink or snack on (or both); and maybe even something fun like a game or something silly like a squishy stress ball that will remind me not only how much work I have left but also that no matter how serious things get sometimes I should never forget myself enough so long as there's still room in my life for some silliness too.

Oil Diffusers

Oil diffusers are a great gift for anyone on your list, but especially you! Make your home, especially your home office, smell good and relax.

So what is an oil diffuser? It's a small device that uses heat and water to spread scents throughout the room. You can buy them at any mall or online store.

Some people like using essential oils with their oil diffusers; others like to use water alone. I've heard of people using cheap perfume or cologne as well if they want something stronger than just pure water vapor.

The best part about this gift idea is that they're easy on the wallet!


A lampshade is a great gift for yourself. It's a simple and practical thing that you can use in many rooms of your home, which makes it the perfect Christmas present when you don't know what to give someone. You can find a ton of great options online!

Wall clock

Wall clocks are a great way to decorate your home, and there's a variety of styles to choose from. It is useful for tracking time, as well as being decorative pieces.


If you want to add some personality to your space, a mirror is a perfect gift. Not only will it make your room more interesting, but it can also be used for grooming and decoration! Mirrors are great for lighting up dark corners as well. You can get them in all shapes and sizes—from small hand mirrors to large wall-mounted ones that cast a reflection of the entire room!

You don't have to hang them on walls either; they look nice when placed on tables or shelves. If you want something more unique than regular framed mirrors with plain edges, try getting those with materials like wood or glass instead of traditional frames.

Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth speakers are a great gift for anyone who loves listening to music. They're perfect for home use, but if you need something portable that can easily be taken anywhere with you, then a Bluetooth speaker is a way to go.

Electronic Picture Frame

A simple gift with a big impact, an electronic picture frame is a perfect option. It can be used to display pictures of your family, pets, friends, and favorite celebrities. You can even put pictures from your recent travels in it!

It's not just great for displaying photos; it also has a built-in display clock function, so it can be used as a bedside alarm clock too!

Cactus and Succulents

Cacti and succulents can be great additions to your desk or bedside table. They're low maintenance but still add a touch of green to your space. You can also use cacti and succulents in many different ways, from hanging them on the wall to adding them to a terrarium.

One of my favorite things about having succulent plants around is that they're easy enough for anyone to care for, but they also have super unique leaves or flowers (or both). A friend even told me she uses her potted cactus as decoration. I promise it looks cool when it blooms into these cute little flowers.


Nightstands are the perfect gift for you, especially if you don't have one yet. You need a place to put your phone and glasses when you're getting ready for bed or waking up in the morning. 

Key Hanger

A key hanger is a simple but extremely useful tool. It keeps your keys conveniently organized and easy to find, so you never have to dig through your purse or pocket to find them again. Plus, it's super cute!

You can buy one at any other place that sells household items, like AllHome. Just make sure that it comes with velcro for you to attach directly to your wall or door frame! For this gift idea to work best for yourself as well as others who receive it from you (and yes, we all know how much people love getting useless gifts), I would recommend buying an array of colors so everyone can choose their favorite color scheme on their key hanger.

K-drama Plushies

If you're looking for a cute and unique gift, then look no further. K-drama plushies are the perfect gift idea for any fan of Korean dramas or anyone who wants to add some character to their life. There are so many adorable options that it's hard not to get overwhelmed by all the cuteness. A K-dramaholic has never had so many choices before!

K-drama plushies are soft and cuddly and will make you happy every time you hug them. They're also great gifts because they're so affordable yet still provide plenty of enjoyment over time as they keep getting hugged more frequently throughout the years (or until someone gets sick of seeing them around).

Subscription for Streaming

Now that you've got the basics, it's time to get your Netflix on. If you don't have a subscription to one of these services, now is the perfect time to get one. No wrong choice awaits you with any of these streaming apps!

Netflix: This streaming service allows users to watch unlimited movies and TV shows. It also has a variety of original programming that's worth checking out.

Hulu: Hulu offers access to TV episodes from many popular networks (ABC, NBC, FOX) as well as streaming original content such as The Handmaid's Tale and Marvel shows such as Runaways.

Amazon Prime Video: Available through an Amazon Prime membership, this service offers hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows—including award-winning exclusives like Transparent—as well as live sports broadcasts.

HBO Now: This premium cable channel, either through your TV provider or directly from HBO itself if you don't have one yet, offers access not only to current episodes but also to past seasons—and includes bonus features like behind-the-scenes footage.

And more like Disney Plus, Viu, and other local streaming apps!

Christmas is a great time to also buy something for yourself.

Christmas is a great time to also buy something for yourself. Sure, you may want to save your money for someone else, but it's important to remember that Christmas (and the holidays in general) are about celebrating and appreciating those around us. And sometimes, we don't even realize how much we need something until it's right there in front of us!

So think about what you have been wanting or wishing for this year—maybe you got a new job or moved into your dream apartment; maybe you just finished an amazing project; maybe your significant other just proposed! Whatever the case may be, Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate all of these things with yourself by buying yourself something special. It will give you a good reason to smile and feel awesome about who you are as well as what has happened over the past year!

Plus, when was the last time someone gave themselves an expensive gift? Never? Well then, now is your chance! You deserve it! And since most people spend money on themselves during their birthday month anyway, why not make that same sort of splurge on Christmas instead?

We hope we've been able to help you find some good gift ideas for yourself this holiday season. We know how hard it can be, so if none of these suggestions were quite right for you, don't worry—there are plenty more options out there! Just remember that whatever you decide on should be something that makes you happy and gets used regularly. It's always great to treat yourself with a little Christmas cheer each year because, after all, what could be better than having something new to enjoy?