We can't deny it that the holiday season is upon us evident by the worse traffic around Metro Manila and the swarm of people that trail to the mall even on weekdays. I know by this time everyone of us is already making a list of who we're gonna gifts to and what to give them. Admit it or not, it's really hard to give gifts to people, especially those who almost like have everything already they need or might need.
I can't be anymore honest, when I say I always end up buying Christmas gifts that can fall to something so generic and very impersonal, gifts without much thoughtfulness and warmth in it. And I bet my ass on it, that most of the gifts I give out end up in some storage box somewhere. How do I know that? Because I also get gifts that I don't even get to use even to this day.
Thank goodness for innovative ideas like Gifted.PH. I was invited to the launch of Gifted, became curious about it, excited to know more about it especially knowing that Christmas is right around the corner, would be great option to do some gift shopping for my loved ones. The launch was held at Stella Wood Fire Bistro at BGC.
Gifted is only a year-old gift giving website which allows people to give gift with thoughtfulness and warmth. Mind you though that it is not in anyway like the group buying/voucher websites that we come to know. It is important to note that Gifted is not a discount website, it does not give discounts nor collect hefty fees.
At Gifted, you get convenience: you save time, avoid traffic, buy the right gifts, be more thoughtful and keep in touch by giving gifts conveniently. With Gifted, you give the freedom of choice. The idea for Gifted.PH is: A simple, easy, practical and personal way of giving gifts conveniently; made out of the desire to help people be more thoughtful despite their busy schedules.
The first of its kind in the Philippine market, Gifted is an online gift certificate retail website where you can send gift certificates (GCs) online anytime, anywhere at your convenience. Each GC is sent with a personalized greeting card and a recommended gift item, eliminating the perception of GCs being an impersonal gift, and making giving GCs more acceptable, fun and personal. Also a best part of this is that the GCs do not have an expiration date.
Gifted.PH is pleased to launch with over 50 of the Philippines’ well-loved brands such as the Bench group (including Aldo, Charles and Keith, La Senza, Cath Kidston etc.), Fully Booked and Shangri-La Makati Circles Events Café. Favorite dishes can now be sent as gifts through Gifted's wide range of popular restaurants like Chelsea Grand Café, Saboten, Museum Café, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza and Alba’s.
At Gifted, you can now give gifts that are not easy to give but which people truly appreciate receiving: Whether it is a gown from Rosanna Ocampo’s latest collection, jewelry from Cura V, a travel adventure experience from Uncharted Philippines, a short cooking course from Enderun Colleges, fitness goals from Benel Archery or Bliss Yoga shoes from Twinky or Le Bunny Bleu, beauty products or a facial from VMV Hypoallergenics, fun novelty items from Quirks, or even hair extensions from D&V Hairpieces.
Visiting Gifted.PH feels like going to a virtual “gift certificate mall” to buy a gift: Gifted provides infinite options to send gifts to anyone, young and old, male or female, for any occasion. Gifted is working continuously to add to their roster of brands to deliver the best gift giving experience to Filipinos here and worldwide.
The GC can be sent to your recipient for free via email, and they simply needs to print and present it in the store. Or for a more fancy way, you can have it shipped in a small memorable gift box or envelope complete with a ribbon making them feel like they're opening a gift instead just of receiving a piece of paper. They send it via Xend within 3 days.
With Gifted, you can also send Gift Certificates for Money, essentially the gift of money deposited into your recipient’s bank account. Whether it is money for a new gadget, a special gown, a honeymoon trip or college tuition, you can help achieve someone's dream by gifting them a portion of the funds they need. Gifted is also a great way for Overseas Filipinos or those who live far away to stay in touch. Instead of wiring money impersonally or missing important milestones altogether, you can now send a GC with a thoughtful message and be on time with your gifts despite being thousands of miles away.
While online gift certificate giving is already a very popular concept in the US and Germany, Gifted is the first of its kind in the Philippines. With 36 million Filipinos online, the Philippines is the fastest growing internet population in Asia and people are growing increasingly dependent on online internet services that assimilate into their daily lives.
Gifted.PH is run by eLink Business Innovation Corporation, a young, dynamic and internationally educated team whose passion is to make people’s lives easier by introducing innovative and highly usable online services to the market such as Gifted.
Gifted, the gift giving company has launched and is changing the way Filipinos give gifts. Sending gifts has never been so easy with www.gifted.ph. Welcome to the future of gift giving.