Holiday gift guide 2017: Presents for loved ones with #TravelGoals


The holiday season has caught up on us once again, and so is the annual gift-hunting and shopping frenzy. But here you are, stumped for ideas on what to give your loved ones for Christmas.

We say: keep calm and stop worrying. Speed’s annual Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you become a terrific Santa to your friends and family. This year we put together a comprehensive gift list that can help your loved ones fulfill their goals for 2018.

Whether they want to cross out more destinations in their travel list, advance their respective careers, start a new chapter in their lives, live a fit and healthy lifestyle, or start their own business, these gift ideas are sure to keep on giving all year long.

Watch for Speed’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 series and check out the best presents you can give to everyone on your list.

Travel goals

Got friends who want to cross out more places in their traveling bucket list? Help them follow their travel goals with these handy gifts.

With Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro’s (P15,990) night camera feature, your pals can take vivid photos of landscapes and selfies alike even in dim lighting.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

The Acer Holo360 bundled with a water-resistant case ($429) and JBL Flip 4 (P6,995) never fail to give a good time with their waterproof features. These babies will keep your friends chillin’ and snappin’ at the beach without fear of water damage.

Acer Holo360 bundled (left image) and JBL Flip 4 (right image)

To keep them entertained while on the go or while waiting at the airport, give them the Nintendo Switch (P24,495). This hybrid console/tablet comes with detachable Joy-Con controllers, a custom Nvidia chip, and a 6-hour battery life.

Nintendo Switch

While traveling may be a lot of fun, it can also be exhausting. Keep your friends comfortable and warm with the H&M Sweatshirt with Raglan Sleeves (P1,190).  The Sea to Summit Eye Shades (P690), meanwhile, is great for those who want to catch some valuable sleep without using and throwing away multiple sets of airline-issue shades.

H&M Sweatshirt (left) and Sea to Summit Eye Shade (right)

Help them organize their electronic cords and other knick-knacks with the Gouache Leather Cord Organizer (P600) and keep all their gadgets safe in the Thule Legend Action Camera Backpack ($199.95).

Gouache Leather Cord Organizer (left) and Thule Legend Action Camera Backpack (right)

In order for them to not lose track of time (missed flights are a hassle!), they should wear a tough, reliable timepiece like the Casio G-SHOCK Digital Analog Watch GA-500P-3A (P8,095).

Casio G-SHOCK Digital Analog Watch

To give them more motivation to visit the beautiful spots in the country, give them a Scratch Map Philippines Edition (P1,350).

Scratch Map Philippines Edition
Words Justine Bernice Basco
First published Speed November 2017