Ah, gift certificates, the go-to gift idea for lazy bastards and those who just don't have the time. While we admit GCs are versatile to use (it's like a more colorful form of money) and easier to find (less shopping around, yo!), they're also waaay too impersonal. Expect your S.O. to say "Ah, uhm, that's nice" with matching eye-roll when you gift her with it. Where's the creativity, bud?
We understand the flak the humble GC is getting, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if we tell you there's actually a way to make it a more acceptable form of gift? Interested? There's a website for that!
The first of its kind here in the Philippines, Gifted.ph is an online way to send gift certificates to your loved ones anywhere in the country. To use it, you need to create an account first (don't worry; you'll be done in a jiffy).
Once you've created your account, you can now log in to get started on your GC-giving ways! You can select gift certificates from a host of different merchants under different industries (e.g. food, cosmetics, fashion) and in different denominations (depending on the merchant's offerings). According to Gifted.ph, they've already partnered with over 50 brands which means there's plenty to choose from.
However, these are no ordinary GCs, ladies and gents! These are personalized GCs! After you choose which gift certificate to give, you'll be asked to create an accompanying greeting card that includes your choice of design and the name of the recipient. You can even add a dedication for added feels.
As for the payment method, you can choose between credit card or bank deposit (via BPI or BDO). After you've provided all the necessary deets, you can have the personalized GC sent via email or delivered (you'll have to wait a max of five days).
So there you have it, a hassle-free way to buy and send GCs with a personal touch! The next time you're in a gift-giving conundrum give Gifted.ph a try.