With the holidays ahead of everyone, some of us might have already started planning about what to gift our friends and loved ones. And if you’re one who’s always thinking if your gift idea is something that your friend will like (or will fit into when it comes to clothes!), one thing you can give them for the upcoming season is the gift of choice. Luckily, some of the bigger shops today, online and offline, now offer gift vouchers so you can let your loved ones pick the item they’ve been eyeing for the longest time and be sure that their gift is something that will be useful to them!
If you’re one of those who’s been considering giving gift cards this Christmas, you’re in luck as we’re giving you a quick rundown of some of the vouchers worth buying right now:
For the friend who’s been an Apple user through and through, Apple offers Apple Store gift cards which you can send via email. You get to decide how much you can put into the gift card, as long as it’s within the P1,000 to P30,000 range, as well as the design and the message you want to tell the recipient when they receive it. These gift cards can be redeemed o the Apple Store and cannot be used on the iTunes Music Store and the App Store.
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For a wider variety of stores to go to, there’s Sodexo, which is one of the most popular companies to check out for gift vouchers. While they offer a lot of options you can choose from, the most recommended one on their website is the Sodexo Premium Pass, which you can use when shopping or dining in some of the country’s most popular and preferred merchants.
To get the vouchers and see the other vouchers they have available, you can check out Sodexo’s official website.
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SM Gift Card
SM Gift Card is another ideal option for those who want to give their friends or loved ones more options on where they can redeem their gifts. This gift card is acceptable in various SM supermarkets and retail shops, including SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, The SM Store, Uniqlo, Toy Kingdom, Miniso, Nike, Adidas, Crate & Barrel, Dyson, SM Appliance Center, and more. Unlike the other gift cards, you don’t have to use up all the amount in one go and can be used a number of times as long as there is still credit.
The SM Gift Card, which comes in P500, P1,000, P2,000 denominations, can be purchased in SM stores and can be activated online. Check out the website for more information about the gift card.
Still thinking of what to give that makeup-loving friend of yours? You can check out Sephora’s stylist gift cards that are available online. The gift cards come in P500, P1,000, P1,500, P2,500, P3,500 denominations, and in different designs that you can pick from depending on the occasion and the person you’re giving it to. You can also send the recipient a personal message for when they receive the gift cards in their email.
Get the Sephora gift cards here.
ZALORA is another online shop that lets you give loved ones the gift of shopping. The gift card is priced at P1,000 and lets you shop at the Zalora website 24/7 without leaving home. The catch, though, is that the total value of the gift card must be consumed in one transaction and cannot be split in separate ones.
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Another option you can consider if you have friends who are into skincare, makeup, and more is getting a gift voucher from BeautyMNL, which is available in P500 and P1,000 denominations on Giftaway. The e-gift lets you purchase everything from BeautyMNL’s catalog from Korean skincare products and local makeup products to health supplements and lifestyle items you’d want to add to your shelves.
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For the gamer friends who’s been telling you all about the games they’ve been planning to buy, Steam offers Digital Gift Cards which you can send to them for their Steam wallets. These gift cards, which costs from P200 to P4,000, can be used to do micro-transactions, purchase games, and even items from the Steam Community Market. Just take note that you and your friend are friends on Steam for at least 3 days. The gift card you purchase is also automatically converted into your friend’s currency when you’re buying from someone overseas.
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A good gift for that friend who spends their day binge-watching Netflix shows is — of course — a Netflix voucher! The gift cards are priced at P550, P1,000, and P1,500, and will let them save on a few months worth of subscription fees!
A GrabGift is another practical idea if you have friends who you want to treat with good food because of the pandemic. From the website, you get to decide which type of GrabGift you’d like to gift, as well as the design and the amount (P100, P200, P500, P1000). You can even send your friend a special message if you think Grab’s gift card captions are still not enough to let your thoughts across!
Also available on GrabGifts are Grab Ride, Grab Mart, and Grab Express. Get them here.
Been wondering what to give to that friend who’s probably read all the good books there is? You can give them an e-gift which you can purchase from Giftaway. They come in P500, P1000, P2500, and P5000 denominations, as well as in a customizable denomination to let you decide on the amount to gift your friends! Note that this voucher can only be used in Fully Booked physical stores and will not be valid for their online store.
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Lazada and Shopee
For those who just loves online shopping, the best thing to give them is a voucher from Lazada and Shopee — two of today’s biggest online shopping sites. This lets your loved ones check out all the items they’ve added to cart, so you’re sure that they’ll be getting something they want and need! The Shopee e-gifts on Giftaway come in P500 and P1,000 denominations, while the Lazada e-gifts are in P300, P500, P1,000, P3,000, and P5,000 denominations.