Last-Minute Gift Guide for Pinoy Men for Holidays 2020-21

2020 has been a crazy year around the world. Many people lost their jobs and many businesses shut down. As a result, many people have no disposable income. So instead of buying cheap, poorly made products online, there are a few stylish gift ideas that you can also order online. These can bring not just joy to the man of your life, these gift items can be worn for a long time.

The first gift item I’m going to mention is the POLO SHIRT. Polo shirts are one of the most versatile shirts any man can own. Every man can look great in a polo shirt as long as he chooses the right fit. They can be worn with jeans, chinos, and shorts, underneath a blazer or denim jacket, you name it! It is an ideal summer staple and can be worn in work-from-home settings.

It would be great if you give your man a polo shirt with either minimal or without logo. Also, in a neutral or basic color so that it can be easily matched and still look great after several washes.

Uniqlo has a lot of choices when it comes to polo shirts that every man can have. I recommend the Dry Pique polo shirt that comes in sixteen colors for P990.

Another gift that every man will appreciate is a POCKET KNIFE. Pocket knives have several uses in several situations from camping, opening packages, electronic work in case you don’t have the right tools, to slicing food at the office if he can’t find the kitchen knife in the pantry. It is a necessity in a man’s everyday carry. The prices of pocket knives here in the Philippines are usually overpriced and it wouldn’t sense if those are just being used as an ornament.

We found Opinel, a French brand that produces affordable yet high-quality cutlery. The Opinel pocket knives are made in France which has a stainless-steel blade that can be sharpened multiple times. It also has a lightweight and comfortable Beechwood handle. You can fix the blade safely in a closed or open position. Opinel pocket knives are available for as low as P700 and available at Forged Philippines.

A STAINLESS-STEEL VACUUM INSULATED BOTTLE is a great idea for the man on the go. Those bottles are can contain anything from ice cold water to hot coffee. They are easy to clean and built like tanks. Also, these retain the temperature of your favorite drink for several hours. Insulated bottles are usually brought while hiking or camping.

I recommend the classic 16oz Stanley Classic Vacuum Lock Mug in a durable Hammertone Green finish for less than P1200. All Stanley Vacuum bottles are built with rustproof and naturally BPA-free 18/8 grade stainless steel with a durable powder coat, a wide mouth for easy cleaning and ice compatibility, as well as a lifetime warranty.

There’s a saying that a man’s heart is through his stomach. Yes, men love to eat but some men love to cook! Another wonderful gift idea for men and the least expensive on this list are SPICES.

For customers within Metro Manila, I recommend Spices MNL where you can get a variety of spices ranging from different kinds of pepper, oregano leaves to paprika powder to cinnamon to cumin to rosemary. For as low as P120 per jar, it is so affordable and you can customize them into a gift set. Please check out the Spices MNL Instagram page for inquiries and orders.

If you would like something indulgent, Forest Blossom offers a tasty Filipino classic called the CRAB PASTE. These jars of crab paste can be mixed into a pasta sauce, appetizer, or even as a dip on his favorite chips. Available in plain and chili flavors for only P250. For the crab paste, please check the Forest Blossom Facebook page.

For men who wear eyeglasses as I do, we appreciate receiving something functional like a practical yet fashionable pair of EYEGLASSES. Other than being a great-looking accessory, I always believe that glasses are cheaper and more practical than contact lenses in the long run.

Japanese company Own Days provides high-quality eyewear that has fantastic designs you can choose from for as low as P1990. They look luxurious for a fraction of the price. So, almost everybody can buy these. Plus you can also get them in at least 20 minutes. All you have to do is to bring your man to the Own Days boutique nearest you.

Finally, if would like to splurge a little more, make sure that he can wear it every day and must have a good resell value or he can pass it to his kid like a MECHANICAL WATCH.

Seiko is well-known for affordable watches with innovation and great craftsmanship including the Seiko 5 Sports SRPE55K1 available with an MSRP of Php13,600. It has an in-house 4R36 Movement, an automatic watch with manual winding capacity, Hardlex crystal, and has 100 meters of water resistance. The watch is 40mm in diameter without the crown, 11.5mm thick, and weighs only 142g. Its ability to wear the watch dressed down and dress up a bit which makes the Seiko SRPE551 a versatile watch.

There you have it! Hope you get something from these last-minute gift ideas for men this coming Holiday. Let’s say if you’re not able to give him a gift this coming Holidays, you can give him a gift on his birthday, wedding anniversary, after getting promoted, or even on a random day. Let me know if you have great gift ideas that I haven’t mentioned, please place your comments below.