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 🙂


  • Amila Wickramarachchi

    August 4, 2017 at 1:56 am Reply

    I always love to gift the things that are really useful for the receiver.A gift card is the perfect way to send a gift.So,the receiver can use it with the best things.Sometimes I use online shops to buy gift cards to send my relatives in Sri Lanka.That is really convenient me too.I checked GC Regalo,it seems they offer different options for gift certificates which are really convenient to buy.

  • Clarice of My Metro Lifestyle

    August 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Yes, I agree that GCs or cash gifts are more practical. Though some may think it lacks some sort of thoughtfulness, I just make sure to write a really good note to come with it to compensate.

    Will check GC Regalo’s website.

  • Wow, reading your post remind me of my memories with my ex where we used to exchanged gifts. Anyway, I love this idea of giving a gift to people that are close to our heart. I once have received a SODEXO GC and truly just like what you have said, there are a lot of partner merchants and that makes it really convenient at all. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • Ma.Theresa

    August 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm Reply

    If there’s a person that is quite difficult on gifts, my resort is to give gc’s. It’s practical with time. No need to roam anywhere. Just go to the store’s counter and you can find it there.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      August 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm Reply

      Yeah! And I love to give them too cause it excites me when I can add note to suggest where can he/she use it especially if I know the options of the person on the things she want to receive. 🙂

  • Teresa Dumadag

    August 6, 2017 at 12:30 am Reply

    There are people who seem to have almost everything. I agree that GCs can be an option on special occasions. I love using my Sodexo pass also to purchase from the department store or grocery. I get them as payment for answering surveys online. 🙂

  • Berlin | Momi Berlin

    August 6, 2017 at 11:14 pm Reply

    A gift certificate is a nice option to give to people especially if you are not sure what they love. I remember when I used to work and we have a Christmas exchange gift, most would prefer to receive GCs instead. Of all the GCs, I would love to receive Sodexo, too, because it is being accepted by most mechants.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      August 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply

      Same here!! 🙂 And that is why I love giving GCs too! 🙂

  • Maria

    August 13, 2017 at 4:31 am Reply

    I actually have received Sodexo GC’s from events and giveaways. And surely, it’s super convenient! It works just like money but no change will be given to you. ☹️

    My fave merchant is Jollibee and NBS! 💙

  • Milton Coyne

    August 13, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply

    it is really hard to think of a gift that your inaanak or your love ones will appreciate .. i mean their interests often vary depending on the current trend… GCs are very much ideal and practical because they can decide what to buy with their GC… I personally enjoy using Sodexos

  • Swayam Tiwari

    August 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Gifting should be an activity that helps you remember the gift giver. In India, Sodexo is no longer used by several corporates. Many companies gift Sodexo passes to their employees so that the latter can help these to save on taxes. I have never received Sodexo tokens though from any of my employers, though.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      August 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm Reply

      Aww thats sad. It shouldnt be the case. Sodexo is being used by some employers as a form of reward.. an added one. And it shouldnt be the in lieu of tax expenses 🙂 I use sodexo as gifts if I know the person can use it on the exact item or thing she wants to get or experience 🙂

  • Nicole P

    August 17, 2017 at 12:13 am Reply

    I love giving and receiving gc’s to my family. Because it kinda saves me on some expenses like groceries and getting to eat at top of the line restaurants. And if you’re on last minute gift thinking, and can’t think of anything the receiver might like it’s a great and practical gift. 😀 But yeah, most companies use these gift certs to save up on taxes.

  • Kris

    September 14, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply

    The company that I’ve been working with always use GCs as rewards. I like this because you can use it in a lot of places. You can even use it at Mcdonald’s! This is great as presents if you don’t t know what to buy, this is very practical. Thanks for leaving a link on how we can learn more about GCs. 🙂

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