Holiday gift ideas for family, friends, and for donation, too!

Published December 9, 2021, 10:32 AM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Beat the holiday rush and shop online

A few more days (and weeks!) and it’s Christmas once again. While it’s always a challenge to pick the best gifts that match the receiver, going out of the house to purchase them also takes time—especially now that the virus is still around.

Shopee has heard your concerns, and even made it easier for all of us by presenting their Holi-deals gift guide that fit any budget range, and from categories such as gadgets, skincare, fitness, and even food. Check these out.

This WFH set of Goojodoq iPad Case, keyboard, and mouse can get anyone start 2022 with a bang. The
waterproof and shockproof leather case protects devices from bumps and falls and the bluetooth keyboard and mouse make it easier to type and multitask.

Love the outdoors? Then this Luespy mountain bike helmet can help bikers stay safe on the road. The padded design enhances comfort and sweat wickings, and its large front air inlet improves airflow and keeps the head cool. It also comes with matching sunglasses and a protective scarf.

The beauty gal would love you for this Bio-Science mini skincare set. Formulated for Asian skin, this range has Vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to keep skin healthy and glowing.

Makeup lovers rejoice with Face Republic Colors of Bloom set. It comes with BB cream, sun tint, lip tint, makeup remover, and compact mirror.

The whole family would appreciate this packed hamper from RFM Christmas Gift Box that’s perfect for noche buena. It includes spaghetti, tomato sauce, elbow macaroni, milk, and champorado mix for just P320.

Travel around the world with this Christmas grocery basket that has food items from Indonesia, India, and Thailand. Have fun binging on mi goreng, kecap manis, tandoori tikka, and Kaang kiew wan.

Still apprehensive to go out and eat? Then this Opal dinner set and dish rack make dining at home extra special. Thin and lightweight plates are made of tempered opal glass. They’re also safe to be placed in the dishwashing machine and microwave.

Of course, eating more this holiday season means we need to get back into fitness. This progress training set comes with a multifunctional 40kg set that can be used in four different ways—dumbbell, barbell, kettelbell, and push-up stand.

The past months have been challenging for most, so another option is to send money via ShopeePay to your loved ones and godchildren (who have ShopeePay wallet) so they can shop for their wish list. They even offer an option to personalize transfers with a themed virtual card.

Those with ShopeePay wallets can also catch their P1 deals and get 20 percent cashback on hotel bookings and even get up to 50 percent off on selected hotel bookings—maximize savings and purchases so you can treat yourself and your loved ones without breaking the bank.

Lastly, let’s share our blessings with the donate option by ShopeePay. These charitable institutions include ABS-CBN Foundation, Gawad Kalinga, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Save Philippine Seas, UNICEF, Virlanie Foundation, World Vision, and more. See the full list of charities here.

There are two was to donate—via ShopeePay or by uploading the QR code.  

  1. Go to the ShopeePay homepage and select “Scan.”
  2. Scan the charity’s QR code. This can be found on the Shopee app or website or on the charity’s social media page or website.
  3. Enter the donation amount and proceed to pay using ShopeePay.
  1. Go to the ShopeePay homepage and select “Scan.”
  2. Select the image icon found on the top right of the screen
  3. Upload the image of the charity’s QR code from your phone’s gallery
  4. Enter the donation amount and proceed to pay using ShopeePay.

“We want ShopeePay to be a meaningful part of the holidays for our users. We are committed to being a platform for good, providing our users with seamless and easy access to digital financial services, especially during this happiest time of the year.  As 2021 comes to an end, we will continue to improve our features to serve the local community to the best of our ability, and help more Filipinos access the benefits of ShopeePay,” says Ruoshan Tao, head of ShopeePay Online, Philippines.