Despite the recent upheavals brought about by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, businessmen everywhere refuse to let it stop them from earning what they can and keeping the trade and economy going. So keep your eyes out for SALE announcements. Start bargaining with your loved ones too and get a list of what they'd really like to have in different cost brackets. Ask your Mom what gifts for her would she consider most thoughtful and get your siblings to chip in for that wonderful gift.
Personally, I don't think we should splurge on anything considering our brothers who have lost all their possessions, homes and loved ones. But I also don't think we should be depriving ourselves of some sort of reward for all our hard work for the whole year. And it's always great making the people we love know that they are cherished.