Making Hassle Free Gift Giving with GC Regalo!

Ever since I started working and earning, I love to think of different ways how to give gifts on different occassions to the special people in my life.
I also love the idea of giving experiential gifts. I equally appreciate and am equally thankful on all the gifts I receive even just a greeting card – cause it is really the thought that counts. But, if my husband asks me about what I want on my birthday or anniversary, aside from telling him its up to him I’d never say a material thing if he really squeezed me into saying something. He knows I’ll choose a getaway over a designer bag or a special dish cooked by him over expensive flowers. Whenever someone will give me something I can use to explore, learn, travel, or pamper, I feel that the person really knows me! I get giddy. So, I also think the same way when I am the giver. Hehe. There is something about experiential stuff that is priceless. 

Now that I am married, my husband and I also give each other more practical things – things we can actually things we can use at home, work, self care etc. I remember having a special reward scheme at work before, wherein we were rewarded certain points for every specified recognition or commendation we receive at work. These points can then be converted to certain reward items in a catalogue and are usually in a form of Gift Certificates or Vouchers. I used some to purchase gifts for my loved ones like dining out, a quick day tour, or even massage treats and appliances. 

Sodexo Premium Pass

This made me realize that aside from experiential things, giving gifts that people can actually use and – most of the time still experiential in some sense, is also a good idea in gift giving. One of my favorite “rewards” in the choices or categories indicated are the GCs – Sodexo Gift Certificates, Sodexo Premium Passes, and SM Gift Certificates to be exact! So, that gave me the gifting idea of giving Gift Certificates/Cheques on occassions including Monito, Monita (exchange gifts during Christmas). It is because I am sure that the recipient will be happy and will use it for something they need or want with the experience that they will actually have choose where to use it.  

SM Gift Pass

Did you know that Sodexo GCs have a lot partner merchants?! And yes, aside from being a practical choice with merchant partners like supermarkets, food and restaurant, and clothing categories, they have also partnered with travel, leisure, and wellness merchants to cater to the more experiential type of gift giving I am fond of. Yes! Gifts on staycation, vacation, day tour is actually possible by buying Sodexo GCs which I love! 

Now, that it’s just one month away before “Christmas” or the “ber” months😄..hope this will come in handy and will help you on deciding what to give your favorite people.

For more information on Gift Certificates/Gift Checks as perfect ideas for gift giving you may check: GC Regalo 🙂

Mama Lous 

Mama Lous Evia

What if that homey lunch or dinner can be actually experienced outside the comforts of your own home? But, not too far.. like maybe just a neighborhood resto? Well, for “southerners” (of Manila) as in people from Paranaque, Muntinlupa (Alabang), Las Pinas can easily pinpoint Mama Lous as their go to place for that and for comfort food. As their original store, the dining place in BF Paranaque, was worth a drive even for people who come from the northern part of Manila. Good thing they expanded into several branches accross the metro. 

Mushroom Chicharon

I will be forever a south girl at heart so some weekends are made for going to Alabang and even Tagaytay. Good thing, Mama Lous has now branches at Evia Lifestyle Center and even at Solenad, Nuvali as part of our weekend staple. And what made me even happier (and my husband too) is that they one opened one brach at Ayala 30th which is also near our current residence – for those othet weekends in between LOL.
Mama Lous is the favorite of our friends Chiqui and Mina. And eversince we got to taste the originally created flavorful dishes of Mama Lous two years ago, we just kept coming back for it! 

The Seafood Aglio Olio pasta is always a hit! The mushroom fries is the one that makes my husband crave for more lol.
There are a lot of other dishes to try – Grilled Tuna, Aglio Olio (plain) Pasta, Margherita Pizza and a whole lot more!

Hi Dad

       Above is the Mama Lous crew lol

For Italian cuisine with the homey gastronomical experience, Mama Lous is our first choice.

BF Tropical | Evia Lifestyle Center | Nuvali | UP Town Center | Ayala 30th 
Instagram : mama_lous 


They say you dont get older, only better :)And so I am celebrating this day with a grateful heart ❤️ Thankful for family who sticks with me through and through; for friends who may be few but remained true; for motivation to pursue my passions; for a job that open the gates of opportunities, learning, and earning 😋; for new discovered places with my favorite people which is just priceless; and for learning to do everything with love in this gift called life. I amgrateful for 32. 😉

Thanks for all who greeted.. dear family, cousins, relatives, and friends, classmates/batchmates, former and current colleagues, bosses, mentors, people I met due to a shared hobby or passion, blogging friends, acquaintances, and everyone who remembered. God bless us all!