Contributed by Tina Relampagos
We’re just a few weeks away from Christmas! (We know you still haven’t wrapped your head around that, so we’ll repeat.) Gift giving season is just around the corner!
You know what else is just around the corner? Christmas Bonus! Are we right or are we right? The type of bonus that dismisses every back-breaking and mind-bending moment at work. You worked extra hard for it so you want to reward yourself with it. But you’re also a thoughtful soul, which means you want to share your blessings with the people who made your year extra special. And we’re here to make your every cent be the best gift anyone has ever had.
Here are our tried and tested no fail gifts for each time-worthy person in your life.
Pampering gift. Guys, if you’re reading this, keep this in mind: Foot spa is as relaxing and rewarding as waiting for your car to get waxed and buffed. Imagine being pampered while seated on lush and comfy seats, in a refreshingly designed space. You’ll want to have a foot spa yourself. This gift is a treat for your special lady, and we recommend Nail Spa, an ideal urban retreat for her. Let her choose the nail care service and type of massages that suit her with a Nail Spa gift card at Gifted.ph. Don’t forget to go all in with your personalized greeting card to make your gift fool proof.
Gift of Celebrations & Memories. There is nothing more “aww”-inducing than giving gifts to the precious ones in your family. But there’s always a risk in buying gifts for kids - too small, too big, too itchy, too complicated, too simple. Worse, they have too much of it already. Celebrate the newest additions to the clan with the best selections at Babyland. Let the parents choose what their little angels need now with a Babyland gift card that you can easily customize at Gifted.ph. For something that they will take even beyond their blissful years, give them the chance to personalize a storybook at Look It’s About Me.
Gift of a Year. Planners! This is for that OC friend who won’t change plans for anyone because the day has already been written in stone, or in her planner for that matter. She probably gets five planners a year but does she ever get the one that she really likes? Give her the young ladies’ planner of choice – Belle de Jour 2016 – with a Fully Booked gift card. In your personalized message, tell her when you plan to see her so she can block it off.
Gift for the Home. Moving houses is a sense of achievement for some. Not everyone can claim that they are self-made, really. For your persevering sibling who genuinely is self-made, a home of his or her own is life changing. Be part of this life changing moment by sharing the means to get the latest in modern furniture. With a Dimensione gift card, your brother or sister can get Veneer Chairs by Arne Jacobsen, luxurious Proust by Magis, or a flow chair by MDF Italia.
Gift in Reel. Time is gold, that’s why spending it with someone is absolutely valuable. Spend an intimate and exciting few hours with your special someone with a unique movie experience at BGC’s 4DX Cinema. Here you get to experience movie that tickles all the senses – from lights flickering, to chairs rocking, and well yeah, wind blowing in your face. A creative and different date night indeed.
Delicious Gift. How can you ever go wrong with food? Good food has a way of making you feel rewarded. It makes every ounce of hard work so worth doing. So show someone how much you appreciate the efforts they’ve put in this year with a dining experience meant especially for them.
Burrata for one. You know that officemate who keeps on getting the bitter end of the deal? Well, she deserves to enjoy this famous Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza dish all to herself. She has to have one of the best things in life without anyone contesting it, for once. Let her pick as many burratas as she can muster with a Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza at Gifted.ph.
Thank you, Tonkatsu. There’s always that one person at work who always goes out of his way to help others. Show him that you’re grateful for what he has done and share with him a filling and satisfying Tonkatsu meal at the world-famous Saboten. Nothing but the best tonkatsu for someone who’s presence made a big difference at work. Send him a Gifted.ph Saboten Gift Card with a personal message to let him know why. Genuinely generous people don’t realize how much they done for others.
Team date. Team lunches before the Holidays is a simple way of appreciating how we’ve all worked hard to make it this far, and how much we appreciate the long hours we spend together. So share filling and authentic Spanish dishes with the team through a Gifted.ph Alba Restaurante Espanol gift card.
Intimate buffet. It’s tough for the newly wed to make the most of her post-wedding bliss when there are still tons of work that only she can do. Before the year ends, give her the opportunity to spend time and delicious meals from around the world with a Circles Event café gift card from Shangri-la Makati. In your personalized greeting card, let her know she deserves it and not to worry about work at all while she takes her sweet time with the hubby.
Family meal. Not everyone gets to spend their weekends with the family. Most of the time they’re on the field, out of town for another meeting, or stationed out of the country for months. This Christmas, make their time away from work count, by giving them an opportunity to share a hefty hot pot meal with the most important people in their lives. Where else but in the cozy and authentic Taiwanese hot pot destination, Huat Pot. Give him a buffet he can share with his family when he pleases with a Gifted.ph Huat Pot gift card.
Sharing our year-end blessings to the people who matter is an entirely different kind of gift you can give to yourself. As a thoughtful friend, workmate, and sibling, the best way to make your gift count is to show how much you appreciate them and what you want them to experience in return.
Best of luck on your Holiday escapades and gift giving! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more info on the best gifts to share with anyone.
Contributed by Tina Relampagos, Marketing and Business Development practitioner, Managing Consultant.