Are you still undecided on what to buy for your friends and family this Christmas? Ranging from cameras to tablets, we’ve listed some items for you to consider for your loved ones (and yourself). Each item is only priced under Php5,000.

Note that the prices listed below were gathered from online retail website Prices may change without prior notice. *Free shipping nationwide for all the items listed below.

Digital Camera: Canon A3200 IS (Php4,999)

There may be no brand new DSLR cameras available under Php5,000. But if a digital camera is enough for your photography needs, then check out the Canon A3200 IS. Sporting a sleek and compact design, its sensors come packing 14.1 megapixels and 5x optical zoom. Photos look great thanks to Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor and optical image stabilizer. With a 2.7-inch LCD at the back, it’s easy to view all your shots and share them with your friends.

Canon A3200 IS

Other features include face detection, auto red-eye correction, 720p video capture, and a live view control for adjusting settings as you frame the shot. Or, you can let the camera select the best settings and you just shoot with the press of a button. Buy Canon A3200 IS.

Tablet: Cherry Mobile Superion Voyager (Php4,999)

An Android-powered smartphone may be enough to some, but some others just want a bigger screen without the complexity of a laptop. Running on 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Cherry Mobile Superion Voyager is an 8-inch slate with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Unlike other tablets, it also has dual SIM support to, say, separate work from personal contacts.


Games and apps should run fast enough with the 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM onboard. There’s 4GB internal storage to save a number of media files, with up to 32GB of external expansion available. The 3500mAh battery should let the tablet run for a couple of hours between charges. Buy Cherry Mobile Superion Voyager.

Phone: Nokia Asha 501 (Php4,245)

Parents anxious as to the current whereabouts of their outgoing kids must have the means to contact them when they’re away from home. For a basic, cheap, and reliable quasi-smartphone, look no further than the Nokia Asha 501. Available in either single or dual-SIM variant, this budget-level phone features social network integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and a long battery life.


In terms of design, the Nokia Asha 501 closely resembles the Lumia line of Windows phones. Vibrant and boxy, the device comes in a variety of colors: bright red, yellow, bright green, cyan, black, and white. Buy Nokia Asha 501.

Gaming Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62154 (Php4,199)

Hardcore gamers out there know that even the computer mouse must be optimized for their games, because even the slightest “mouse lag” can mean a loss for their team in a gaming tournament. Such is not an issue with the SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62154, as it touts an advanced laser sensor that can detect even the finest movement, promising a very accurate and reliable performance.

SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62154

A plug-and-play device, this SteelSeries mouse is comfortable to hold, suitable for both left and right hands, and comes with 8 buttons (7 of which are programmable macro buttons). Buy SteelSeries Sensei RAW 62154

Home Audio System: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Speaker (Php4,599)

Liven up your home by adding a surround sound system. Affordable and easy to set up, the Logitech Z506 produces quality sound that audiophiles can surely appreciate. It features multiple inputs to let you connect it to several platforms such as the PC, gaming consoles, DVD player, and even your iPod.

Logitech Z506

This true 5.1 surround sound system is rich in 3D stereo, even when just using the 2-channel stereo sources. The bass can be conveniently controlled via a dial to whatever level you feel is the best while playing music, movies, and video games. Its 75-watt (RMS) power means it has enough oomph to fill the entire room with great sound. Buy Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Speaker.

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 239 (Php4,728)

If you want listening to music without shaking up the people around you, then the Sennheiser HD 239 headphone is perfect for you. It’s designed with a sophisticated acoustic system so as to produce a realistic stereo sound experience. Durable and superior in performance, this headphone is the best companion for your portable audio devices, such as your Android smartphone, the iPod, and whatnot. Buy Sennheiser Dynamic Stereo Headphones HD 239.

Sennheiser HD 239

Do you have something else in mind for your Christmas wish list? Share them in the comments below.

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