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Metro Gift Guide 2019: Shop 10 Bargain Gifts That Actually Look So Expensive!

The holidays are just around the corner! If you haven’t start shopping for gifts yet, this might just be the sign you’re looking for.

From one shopaholic to another, ‘tis really the season made for us. Not only because we get to shop just for ourselves but for our loved ones as well. I bet you feel the same spark of joy whenever you squeeze a bit of time to shop before you go home or when you open a new tab solely for shopping online—much more with a bargain buy that looks so much more as it costs! Allow us to ease up your lives with this gift guide fit for any one on a budget. We gathered gifts that costs a bargain but looks so lavish that people won’t even guess it’s under P2,500!


Sunnies Studios – Velma in Rum P499

With Hotel Sunnies on its peak season, it just makes sense that we’re picking these Sunnies Studios sunglasses that will forever remind us of the holiday we wish we spent there. Velma in Rum is the perfect honey blend of an animal print. Are giraffe prints the next cheetah print?

Sunnies Studios Velma in Rum
Available at Sunnies Studios

Mango Mixed Asymmetric Earrings P995

We’re tuning our island girl mood up a notch with this baroque pearl and shell earrings from Mango. Gift these earrings to your bestie that can perfect wearing pearls on holiday or in an elevated casual look in the city.

Mango Mixed Asymmetric Earrings
Available at Zalora

Neon Island x Mikka Padua Color is Curative Scarf P720

Neon Island collaborates with Mikka Padua, founder of Seek The Uniq in a capsule collection that celebrates the formidable women who are battling breast cancer. The Color is Curative scarf can be styled as a head piece, a top for some brave souls, an accessory for a bag that needs a little bit of spice and of course as a scarf. All the proceeds from this collection will benefit the ladies fighting breast cancer. Buy this as a gift and give two people the same bliss!


Available at Seek The Uniq


Topshop Grace Turquoise Acrylic Grab Bag P1,995

Talk about a statement bag! This Turquoise Acrylic Bag gives an ample amount of posh to any girl who wants to stylize a basic outfit. Nothing wrong with a basic outfit when you have a bag like this to speak for itself. Compliment the lush marbling of the bag with a little black dress or an oversized black blazer over some trendy biker shorts.


Available at Zalora


Giovanne The Label – Billie Platforms P1,700

Every fashion girl that will receive this as a gift will probably take these plaftorms for a nonstop strutting. We can’t get over how nostalgic this shoe silhouette is especially for those Baby Spice moments we all had. Giovanne The Label releases the Billie Platforms in Carrot, Oatmeal, and Lime for the ‘90s girls in us.


Available at gvnthelabel.com


H&M Faux Fur Bucket Hat P799

We’re definitely getting our hands on this furry update of the bucket hat that everyone keeps gushing about. The soft pink hue fits and compliments any laid-back outfit. Complete your chill OOTD with an oversized shirt and flare jeans, top it all of with the cutest bucket hat ever.


Available at HM stores and hm.com


Zara Oval Mini Crossbody Bag P1,995

From a crossbody bag to a belt bag, this piece from Zara is a total jackpot. The structure and functionality of this piece can make it easily pass as an elevated errand bag. Throw this on and make your outfit look extra edgy.


Available at zara.com


Bershka Rhinestone Earrings P495

Who says rhinestone earrings are only worn with evening wear? Do your receiver a favor and give her this piece to completely revamp any daytime ensemble. If you want to look like you did some effort, but you literally just stormed out of the house, this is the sign, you should get these Bershka earrings.


Available at bershka.com


Strange Mercy Virgo Tee P850

Match with your besties in this silkscreened shirt from Strange Mercy. This shirt is perfect to dress up or down with. Style this shirt with the classic high-waisted denim jeans and statement boots to stomp with or dress it up when you put a satin dress on top and pair it with your most stylish kitten heels. There’s no other way to flaunt your astro knowledge without this shirt on. See their full astrology tees on their website!


Available at strange-mercy.com


Primadonna White Wedge Heels P1,699

As we welcome a new decade next year, it’s just very timely to have a piece to welcome the year with. Start a clean and fresh slate with these Primadonna white wedge heels. These heels together with a tailored blazer and trousers duo will look like an exceptional ensemble to welcome the new year.


Available at Primadonna stores and Zalora