Anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, weddings — these are just a few of the various events in a year that warrants a gift-giving spree. Now, if you’re like me, these occasions are always a struggle because it’s difficult to think of great gift ideas; it’s even often tough to research for the right online shopping sites that will save me the time and effort. Of course, I realize the fact that it could be rather easy when the person you’re gifting has a strong interest in specific brands, shows, and some others — but then again, it can still be a daunting task to think of what to give them!
Thankfully, experience has honed me for these situations and I have finally compiled the following list of the top online shopping sites in the Philippines…
- …to help you discover gift ideas
- …to help save you time
- …to save on ridiculous international shipping costs (if you’re living abroad)
Don’t forget to shop on these online shopping sites during the hottest sales events! Apart from the well-known Black Friday (November 24) and Cyber Monday (December 2), Philippine merchants regularly hold sales too on double-digit dates such as 9.9 (September 9), 10.10 (October 10), 11.11 (November 11), and 12.12 (December 12).
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» LINK: Lazada.com.ph
Similar to Amazon given that it offers a vast range of local and international products to make shopping effortless and hassle-free right in your home!
» LINK: Shopee.ph
With its customer-centric platform: a lot of the buyers and sellers are more responsive, with items having more reviews.
» LINK: Carousell.ph
This buy and sell marketplace has now merged together with OLX.ph, so you will find a ton of brand new and pre-loved items for your use or for gift-giving.
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Deals & Coupons
» LINK: MetroDeal.com
Save up to 90% when you grab deals on this website that applies to restaurants, hotels, spas, travel, shopping and more!
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Gadgets & Tech
» LINK: KimStore.com
If you’re looking for unbeatable prices, this site is a favorite among locals when shopping for affordable tech and gadgets!
» LINK: HenrysCameraPhoto.com
Famous for its rock-bottom prices on camera gear, it’s great that they finally have an online portal for online shopping!
» LINK: Poundit.com
Offers a wide selection of authentic gadgets and accessories from brands like Apple, Samsung, JBL, etc.
» LINK: argomall.com
One of the great online shopping sites for tech gadgets, it’s good practice to check this too when comparing prices.
» LINK: CDRKing
Yet another local favorite when it comes to cheap gadgets and hardware. It even has FREE delivery within Manila!
» LINK: Shop.Globe.com.ph
To widen your choices and your canvassing spree, Globe also has an amazing online shop.
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Beauty & Fashion
Looking to buy original/authentic Korean skincare and beauty products straight from Seoul?
Check by the Althea online site! Purchasing through this link also gives you a Php100 coupon, so go and take advantage of it. Meanwhile, from my experience, shipping is also fast and efficient so they are quite reliable.
» LINK: Zalora.com.ph
Shopping for imported and local branded clothes is now made easier thanks to Zalora! Most of the time, you’ll also find great finds here that are normally not in our local stores.
» LINK: Sephora.ph
This is one of the popular chain on personal care and beauty, and YES — it’s now in the Philippines for ease of shopping on those coveted cosmetics and whatnot!
BONUS: If you’re looking for local fashion online shops, I would highly recommend the following…
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Food & Groceries
» LINK: MetroMart.com
Ever since HonestBee’s disappearance, this has become the #1 online grocery shopping store! It sure saves us the time and the effort.
SM Markets Online
» LINK: Shop.SMMarkets.ph
Who doesn’t know SM and their range of affordable selections? Now with their mobile platform, ordering from their supermarket is easy!
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For Kids & Families
Milk & Honey
» LINK: MilkAndHoney.ph
Biggest online shop founded for moms and moms-to-be with a plentiful and abundant selection of pregnancy and breastfeeding products.
Baby Store PH
» LINK: BabyStorePH.com
Selling authentic and high quality baby items of sorts, this has got to be one of the best baby onling shopping sites in the Philippines!
BONUS: Other amazing online shops for baby items…
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These are just some of the many online shops in the Philippines that you can look into for gifts and trinkets. I’ve tried shopping with most of them and have trusted them; so, I hope that in turn, you get to enjoy them too!