Make Gift Giving Hassle-Free with GC Regalo!

Thursday, August 31, 2017 0 Comments A+ a-

I don't know about other people, but I experience more kilig in giving gifts rather than receiving gifts. Now, I'm not trying to sound too cheesy here, but I feel like I'm the one who's been given the better gift when I see the radiant smiles and genuine happiness of those who have received a gift from me. 

To make sure that each gift-giving moment is a pleasurable experience for both the giver and the receiver, I take each opportunity to buy gifts seriously. In choosing gifts, I always keep in mind these three essentials: know the person, know the budget, and know the occasion. Read on to find out more about my fool-proof gift-giving ideas!
It's hard to think of the best gift ideas when you (literally and figuratively) don't know the person you're giving the gift to. You may want to talk to that person and casually ask about his/her hobbies, interests, and go-to options when he/she is feeling bored (what makes them entertained?) and when he/she is feeling galante (where do they usually spend their money?). You can also check their social media accounts and find out about their latest favorites on food, books, gadgets, and other accessories. Or, you could also talk to someone who knows them well. Interview them about the person's likes... and dislikes, just so you're on the safe side that you won't be that person who gave them the worst gift they could ever receive. 
If you're too shy to talk to that person or to someone who knows them well, or if the person is not the type who's active on social media, well, fret not because you still have one fool-proof (and probably the best) gift idea -- by giving them Sodexo Premium Pass
SODEXO Premium Pass
You can't go wrong with the Sodexo Premium Pass -- whether you know the person you're giving it to or not. With it, the receiver can use it for just about anything that suits his/her personality and current needs and wants. They can use the Sodexo Premium Pass for shopping, dining, relaxing, and traveling in more than 9,000 merchant stores nationwide. Here are the many participating outlets where they can enjoy using their Sodexo Premium Pass:
When choosing gifts, one shouldn't be ashamed in being on a budget -- as long as you always opt for the frugal choice and not the cheap choice. Being frugal means you're conscious about your budget, and so, you make sure that you get the most out of your money without sacrificing quality. So, with this in mind, how do you choose the best gift ideas with the budget that you have?

It pays to know first how much money you are willing to shell out for buying gifts. Then, you can assign a budget for each person -- yes, it's definitely okay to have different budget allocations for different people, because well, who doesn't have someone in their life who they're willing to spend more for?  H-U-G-O-T! 😀

If you argue that you don't have that someone in your life (just yet), or if you say that all your loved ones are of equal importance to you (meaning, you'll give them the same budget allocations), then I think one of the best options that you have is to decide on just one thoughtful gift that you'll give to everyone. It could be personalized merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, pens, and pillows or other practical gifts that can be bought in bulk orders like homemade cookies, drawstring bags, and coin purses.

Now, if you're caught between choosing whether to give a gift of different or similar prices, you could always turn to the dependable "Gift Certificate ng Bayan" -- the GC Regalo SM Gift Pass (operated by Sodexo). With the SM Gift Pass, you have the option of having them in Php 500 denominations (for that extra special someone, perhaps? 😉) or you may also have them in Php 100 denominations (Yay! Everybody gets a gift dahil may pa-GC si mayora! Bigyan ng GC 'yan!).

Your recipients can use and enjoy their SM Gift Pass in hundreds of participating merchants ranging from fashion, furniture, food, and leisure options as shown in the photo below:

Gift-giving knows no occasion. It doesn't have to be Christmas or someone's birthday to buy a gift. Even so, it's still a good thing to know why you're giving a gift in the first place. Knowing the occasion or the reason why you want to give a gift will help you in the decision-making process of choosing the appropriate gift for that person.

Do you want to give a gift to someone who's celebrating a birthday? Then, choose a gift that will appeal to that person's taste and interests like their favorite book. Know someone who just graduated? Give them gifts that will help them easily adjust once they enter that place called the "real world" like planners and designer pens. Have a friend that you terribly miss and just want them to know that you're thinking of them? You may want to buy gifts that you can add a personal touch to like scrapbooks. Know someone who badly needs a gift in the form a much-deserved rest? Sponsor their trip to a salon!

Now, if you're out of ideas and feel like you just can't seem to think of the best gift that is fitting for the occasion -- well, don't worry fam because GC Regalo got your back! 

With products such as Sodexo Gift Check and SM Gift Check, you'll have your loved ones thanking you (and probably even asking you about) your wonderful gift! No matter what the occasion may be, or whoever the person may be, the GC Regalo is the perfect gift idea because not only are you gifting them with something in material form, but you're also gifting them with something as abstract as the freedom to technically choose their own gift! Now, that's one unique gift!
Just how awesome are these gift certificates, you might ask? Well, some two years ago, I was lucky enough to have received two (2) Sodexo Premium Passes worth Php 500 each. It was given to me by my previous workplace during its anniversary celebration. That was the first time I encountered the said gift certificates. I actually didn't know how to use it so I searched for it on the internet and found out that I could use it in SM Department Stores. When I used it as extra funds for buying a pair of rubber shoes I've been saving for, I was actually a bit wary if the cashier will accept my GC's. I had extra cash prepared just in case. Imagine my big sigh of relief when the cashier accepted my Sodexo Premium Pass! That's Php 1,000 pesos off the amount of cash I paid for those rubber shoes! Bongga 'di ba? So, for everyone who will give and/or receive a Sodexo Premium Pass or SM Gift Pass, here's my tip for you: keep calm and let GC Regalo do its magic!

GC Regalo is an online gift certificate store made possible by SM, the largest retailer in the Philippines and Sodexo, one of the largest gift voucher companies worldwide and the biggest issuer of gift certificates in the Philippines. GC Regalo offers the best and hassle-free solution in sending gifts to families, loved ones, and business partners in the Philippines through its gift certificates accepted in more than 9,000 establishments nationwide.

Have your own GC Regalo products as gift for yourself or for your loved ones by ordering via their website here. You may also know more about their latest promos and products by visiting their social media accounts. And while you're at it, gift them with a like! 👍