Valentine’s Day gifts for techies under Php1,000
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure some of you have made special plans for that day which includes gifts. However, not everyone will go for the usual flowers, stuffed toys, and chocolates as some might prefer tech-oriented gifts that can be used everyday. So if you’re aiming for this and have limited budget, here are Valentine’s Day gifts for techies under Php1,000.
Decent headphones or earphones are also available for under Php1K. A couple of good examples are available in online stores like the Xiaomi Mi Piston V2 for Php695 at Lazada and the Coloud Pop in-ear headphones for Php845 which is available at Octagon. If you frequent malls there are other good pairs out there from Coloud, Sony, and Philips that fit the budget as well.
Portable Bluetooth speaker
If you don’t like the built-in speaker in your smartphones and tablets, a portable Bluetooth speaker is one of the best ways to go. One example is the X-mini XA-M3 Generation Speaker which costs Php948 and comes in different colors as well.
Power banks are popular nowadays. But if it’s under Php1k that you want there’s the Romoss Solo 5 for Php999, Pyxis 10200mAh Power Bank for Php890, and a couple from Xiaomi, namely the Mi Power Bank 10400mAh for Php645 and the Mi Power Bank 5200mAh for Php445 at Lazada. You can also check out our 12 Bang-for-the-Buck Power Banks You Can Buy if you want to shell out a bit.
USB Flash Drives / USB OTG
USB flash drives are cheap nowadays. That you can get some with decent memory capacity for under Php1k. A couple of those that we can recommend is the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 (16GB) for Php699, SanDisk Dual USB OTG Flash Drive (32GB) for Php778, and the SP Mobile X21 USB OTG (32GB) for Php749.
If significant other’s smartphone or tablet has limited internal storage, you can also opt to gift her a microSD card. One good choice is the SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card (32GB, Class 10) for Php929.
Yes, feature phones. You can now buy a feature phone for Php1k which can be used as a daily driver or a secondary phone if the recipient already has a smartphone. Read our guide for Feature phones you can buy under 1K.
If you’re boyfriend or girlfriend like PC games you can also choose to buy him / her a game from Steam. There are lots of games to choose from with prices ranging from Php100 to Php1,000. Or, if you’re not sure on what game to purchase, you can just gift a Steam Wallet code which can be purchased from shops like DataBlitz. Based on their website, a $15 Steam Wallet Code costs Php699.
Monopods / Selfie Sticks
Monopods and selfie sticks are very handy tools to compliment your smartphones or imaging devices. Aside from using them for selfies, it can be used to capture scenes at a higher angle. And like the rest of the gadgets on this list, it costs less than Php1k.
Smartphone / tablet cases
Smartphone and tablet cases are still good gifts especially to those who like gadgets. It comes in different materials, designs and colors so you really have a lot to choose from. And if your budget is Php1k, you can purchase multiple cases as most can be bought at around Php250.