Top 5 Shopping Apps to Find the Best Gifts

by Celina Joyce D. Lazaro, DECEMBER 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we already feel the holiday season rush. You might find yourself thinking of the perfect gifts for your loved ones, but you don’t have enough time to go out to the mall. Well, here are the top 5 shopping apps where you can find the best gifts that go well with what you are looking for.

  1. Lazada PH

Lazada is one of the biggest and most significant E-commerce apps in Southeast Asia. This e-commerce shopping app has made one kind of internet shopping center that interfaces buyers with dealers and empowers exchanges for the items that individuals need to purchase. Along with having the widest range of goods, Lazada offers you fantastic deals and discounts with its frequent Sales and coupons.

App Highlights

  • App-Exclusive Notifications for Daily Offers, Deals, & Discounts
  • Personalized Recommendations of Products, Categories, & Brands
  • Full-scale Search Filters by Category, Brand, Price, Rating, Color, and More
  • Customer Ratings & Reviews
  • Q&A for Direct Customer – Seller Interaction
  • Order Tracking
  • Fast Shipping
  • Log in via Facebook and Google

2. Shopee PH

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. The app was launched in 2015, providing customers with an easy, secure, and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and fulfillment support. All payments within the Shopee app are protected by Shopee Guarantee, which is a safety feature that withholds payments to sellers until users confirm that products are received. You can safeguard your transactions by only transacting within the platform.

App Highlights

  • Search by category and brand
  • App-exclusive offers and daily deals notifications
  • Personalized product recommendations
  • Customer rating and reviews
  • Shopee Coins with every purchase
  • Order tracking
  • 100% protection with Shopee Guarantee

3. Shein

SHEIN is a fun, ultra-affordable online shopping platform featuring styles for women, men, kids, and curves, it offers over 20,000 different styles including dresses, tops, swimwear, shoes, and accessories. SHEIN also describes itself as an international B2C fast fashion e-commerce platform that focuses on women’s wear but also offers men’s apparel, children’s clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, and other fashion items. It upholds the philosophy that “everyone can enjoy the beauty of fashion.” Consider SHEIN your one-stop shop for all the things that are fashionable.

App Highlights

  • Get an extra 10% off on your first order
  • Fun, easy shopping that’s 100% secure
  • Browse by New Arrivals, Trends, Category, Best Sellers, and more
  • Daily Flash Sales: Score up to 80% off countless styles
  • Get first access to sale alerts and promotional discounts
  • Now accepting PayPal and major Credit Cards
  • Style now, pay later! Choose Afterpay to pay in 4 interest-free payments.
  • 24/7 Customer Service and Live Chat are available

4. SM Malls Online

SM Malls Online is the newest online shopping app of SM Supermalls. Shop from trusted retail brands, restaurants, Cyberzone, and SM Markets. Have all your orders shipped with one delivery fee or choose to pick them up in-store. It’s your ultimate shopping companion, bringing the fun of SM Malling to your phone!

App Highlights


Enjoy a fresh, redesigned look. Shop with ease from a wide selection of products in electronics, beauty, essentials, fitness, restaurants, beverages, supermarkets, and so much more!


Enjoy shopping for guaranteed-authentic items from trusted mall brands like Nike, Adidas, Apple, Samsung, Acer, Watsons, and more!


Save on shipping- no need to worry about multiple delivery fees. Buy multiple products from different brands all in one checkout, all with one delivery fee.


You can choose to have your orders delivered with Next-Day delivery from shops and Express Food Delivery from Restaurants OR choose to pick them up from your nearby SM Mall.


Shop for groceries online straight from SM Markets!


Get up to P200 off on your first order by using the code SMGOESONLINE. Stay tuned for always-on deals, promos, and sales every week. Take advantage of BIG discounts exclusively in our app.

5. Watsons PH

If you’re looking for health and beauty gifts, Watsons PH has its own online shopping application where you can enjoy hassle-free and fun shopping with just a click away.

App Highlights

  • Enjoy exclusive perks with your Watsons membership card
  • Discounts and promotions
  • Try on makeup virtually
  • Virtual member card
  • In-store coupons and vouchers

These online shopping apps can be very useful when you have a hectic schedule or just want to stay at home. Using the most recent technologies, online shopping has a better future for both consumers and merchants. Considering the pandemic, we are still dealing with today, using the internet for purchasing has become essential. And as technology advances, we will discover an increasing number of online shopping apps that can match and suit our needs and wants.





About the writer:

Celina Joyce D. Lazaro. Simply Celine. Graduated as a Computer Engineer in Bulacan State University and current position as Toll and Traffic Systems Associate. Bubbly but shy. Finds peace in quiet places. Also an optimist.