GADGETS have remained a top choice as Christmas present. Many have considered it a wise idea for gift-giving to their loved ones as it can be used for both work and leisure.

According to Philippine Retailers Association, consumers are shelling out more for gadgets nowadays without being too conscious of the cost, but more on style, functionality and brand reputation.

Whether on a tight budget or not this Christmas season, here's a rundown of the top ideal gadgets for gifts for this year and the next, and where to shop these.

Mobile phones

Let's skip Iphone X, that's given. Let’s explore other mobile phone brands that also offer same quality experience with Apple.

Huawei P10

This is for your blogger and social media-driven friends! The Huawei P10 sports a 5.1-inch full HD display 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. This handset is made out of metal, and it comes with a front-facing fingerprint scanner. It was awarded the Best Smartphone Camera title 2017 – 2018 at the EISA Awards.

This is also best for portrait photography as it serves as the world’s first 8MP Leica front camera with F/1.9 aperture.

Where to shop:

Best deals and discounts are available at Wiltelcom, one of the leading smartphone and mobile devices retailer in Mindanao. It has branches in Gaisano Mall of Davao, SM City Davao and other malls in Mindanao.

Note Device

Samsung Galaxy Note8

For better cinematic experience, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is perfect. The innovation brought by this device makes possible the 6.3" Infinity Display, the biggest ever for a Galaxy Note. It gives its users more screen for a bigger view and more space to use the S Pen.

With its infinite features, it still fits comfortably in your hand because the symmetric curves and 18.5:9 aspect come together for a narrow body.

Where to shop:

For Samsung phones, it is better to shop at 8TELCOM, the leading direct dealer of cutting-edge gadgets in Davao City. It recently partnered with Samsung as it opened its newest experience store at the ground floor of Victoria Plaza, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City. It also has a Samsung Experience store in SM Lanang Premier.

Action Camera

Hero 6 Black

If you’re giving a gift to an adventurous and travel-maniac someone, best to give is an action camera and when it comes to this kind of camera, GoPro is always in the lead.

The action camera company boasts its latest Hero product, Hero 6 Black that took its video and photo cred by adding a brawnier processor chip which unlocks 4K video shooting at 60 full frames per second, a plus for professional videographers.

Where to shop:

This is available at all I centers and GoPro-authorized resellers.


Asus ZenBook UX330

This laptop sounds and looks cool for students, professionals and video editors.

The brand’s ZenBook UX330 appears supremely elegant with an aluminum-alloy unibody chassis with an unbelievable 13.5mm thin, and weighs a feather-light 1.2kg.

It can work up to 12 hours, what a battery life for a laptop! ZenBook UX330 is powered with 7th-generation Intel® Core™ up to i7 processor.

Where to shop:

This is available at all Asus-authorized resellers.