Taking Gifting to the Next Level!

Nov 9, 2015 //
The holiday season is finally upon us. I feel the weather is getting colder and hearts are getting warmer! and it's the most wonderful time of the year! This season shouldn’t be ALL about the presents, but we all secretly love getting them, agree?

I already started making my own Christmas wish list for myself, family and friends! Would there be a less crowded store this Holiday Season? Oh please, I have to be physically fit during those sales! I already start to set aside few gifts as early as September to avoid Christmas rush, as I believe when the Christmas countdown starts, the more buyers would surely hit the marketplace.

Here's my personal list for this Christmas:

Family bonding (again)
If you're complete during Holiday seasons, be thankful because you're very lucky and blessed. This is the time to gather and remember how lucky we are to have people around us who love us. My father is an OFW, and he only spent a few weeks to stay in the Philippines whenever he's with us. This was the usual set up in our home. We last hang out together last year September 2014. I'm looking forward this coming January 2016 to his arrival. We're very excited and we're already planning where we'll be going! Miss you papa! :)
Photo took way back September 2014

Blogger Tools
A new phone, I'm eyeing this ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) or Zenfone Selfie and a high-zoom digital compact camera. Since I do attend events and do review blog posts, I really NEED a new one. My phone and camera start to give up on me. I believe all bloggers reading this as well can relate. I would prefer to bring a small camera instead of a bulky DSLR camera. Checking out Christmas Sales around, I also make sure I always have my deal cards such as my SM Advantage Card! I always feel excited during the 2-hour special!...

For my loved ones this year, I'm starting to prepare a list for them. I personally like to give things they would surely use or consume.

I love making easy pastries for Christmas, I used to pack them in a fancy packaging and it will already serve as my Christmas giveaway to my friends, kids and officemates.
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For my godchildren, I usually give them books, shirts or dress. As a ninang, I prefer giving them gifts rather than money. :)

For our home, it's not yet Christmas but we're already able to mark it o our list since we're able to get one during a sale early November. We bought a new LED TV, so my mom would be happy to watch Aldub during the afternoon and we can watch movies during weekends. It's been our 2nd year and might be a tradition in the family that before the end of the year, we'll be buying a new thing for our home. I'm also planning to give something Kitchen related to motherbelle! :3

How do I plan to give back to others this Christmas? This holidays also brings out the best in others, because it is important to remember other people as well. I now started to gather my discount coupons and GCs for them!

Giveaway to my blog readers
Every time I'm blessed with products from a brand, I make sure that my readers can also have a chance to experience it too. It would be a mileage for the brand as well. So I think I'm hitting two already right?

The Give a Bear of Joy
This Give a Bear of Joy Campaign gives us a chance to keep a bear and donate the other one for just Php 200, to children from various orphanages and charitable institutions through the SM Cares Program.
SMBearsOfJoyI currently bought a pair recently, during the SM Marikina's Grand Holiday Launch. I'm planning to buy more bear pairs when I received my bonus. I find out that the bears as well are cute for my nieces and godchildren too! Plus, it would be surely a lovely thing that can put a smile to someone else with the other pair from the #SMBearsOfJoy

Since we just have few days left before Christmas, I decided to start buying gifts for my loved ones. You'll come across some great offers in places you won't expect such as Watsons, have you seen their pretty packaging holiday sets?! You'll never expect it that affordable because of the packaging!

I actually start to buy several sets to help myself cross out my list! Here's what I bought:
Watson's Christmas Gift Set 2015

Watson's Christmas Gift Set for 2015 looks expensive, right? I was able to save more when I get 3 items of the same price!

Start your shopping now and see the largest selection and have the most choices.

“For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite (https://www.smsupermalls.com/merrysmchristmas2015) and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/smsupermalls), Twitter (https://twitter.com/smsupermalls), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/smsupermalls/); and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber (http://chats.viber.com/SMsupermalls). Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.”

Have a great festive season with your loved ones!


  1. Christmas is always for the kids! Truly, the essence of this season is giving and sharing. -dy-

  2. Christmas is always for the kids! Truly, the essence of this season is giving and sharing. -dy-

  3. Making everyone happy is the greatest gift we could give as we open our hearts forgiveness!

  4. Can't wait for christmas to come! I too have already plans on what to give my love ones this christmas!

  5. Can't wait for christmas to come! I too have already plans on what to give my love ones this christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas in advance!! Give love on Christmas day!!

  7. Christmas with your loved ones.... best gift ever :D