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 use..like 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.
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.
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 🙂