(SPOT.ph) We can’t think of any other country that celebrates Christmas the way Filipinos do—where else can you see people putting up trees and blasting Christmas music as early as September? The fact that Christmas parties are banned this year and going outside just to shop for presents puts people at risk might mean that Christmas in 2020 is officially canceled—but it doesn’t have to be! Gift giving isn’t impossible especially now that more and more stores and brands have transitioned online. Plus, there’s a wide variety of online gift cards you can shop so the receiver won’t even have to step out of the house to shop! In case you’re doing some last-minute gift shopping, this list of online gift cards might just help you save Christmas.
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Save Christmas with the help of these online gift cards that you can send to your loved ones:
Apple Store Gift Card
Here’s the perfect gift for Apple fans: The Apple Store Gift Card is a customizable gift card that the receiver can use to shop Apple gadgets and accessories online. We say it’s customizable because you can choose the color and input any amount (yup, any!) so if you want to give them the exact amount for a gadget they’ve been eyeing or just enough for a nice discount (or a little extra if you’re feeling generous), you can do just that! Take note, though, that the Apple Gift Card can only be used on the Apple Store’s website and not on the App Store or iTunes Store.
Sephora.ph E-Gift Cards
Your makeup junkie BFF will thank you for gifting them with a Sephora E-Gift Card, which they can use on anything that’s available on Sephora.ph’s website! They’re available in five amounts: P500, P1,000, P1,500, P2,500, and P3,500. They even come in different cute designs so you can choose one that suits your bestie’s personality! Just pick the E-Gift Card design that you want, input your chosen amount, and fill out the form with the recipient’s name, e-mail address, and other necessary information. You even get to choose when the gift card will be delivered to your friend! Neat, right?
Commonwealth Gift Voucher
Give the gift of streetwear with Commonwealth’s Gift Vouchers, which you can purchase and use online. They’re available in three amounts: P1,000, P3,000, and P5,000. Commonwealth is home to a number of lifestyle and streetwear brands like Adidas, Nike, Converse, New Balance, Stussy, A Bathing Ape, Dime, A.P.C., Engineered Garments, Y-3, and more.
Zalora Gift Cards
Know someone who’s obsessed with online shopping? Zalora has gift cards available in denominations of P500, P1,000, P2,000, P3,000, and P5,000—your shopaholic friend would be over the moon when they receive this! All you have to do is add the gift cards to your cart and check out. The gift card will be e-mailed to you and all your friend has to do is input the code into their “wallet” when they log into their Zalora account. The store credit can be used to buy anything that’s available on the shopping platform, but take note that it must be used in a single transaction.
BeautyMNL eGift Voucher
New Year is just around the corner, which is just the perfect timing to try new products and maybe even change up your skincare routine. You can share the joy of discovering new (and possibly holy-grail) products with your beauty-junkie friends by sending them a BeautyMNL eGift voucher this Christmas! It comes in two denominations: P500 and P1,000. Just pick the amount you want to give, input your recipient's details as well as yours, then check out! They will receive a code that they can input on the site's Credits page or on the Credits tab of the app. Best part? They can use the voucher to buy just about anything on the site! In case you haven't visited the site in a while, BeautyMNL now has home and lifestyle items like cleaning essentials, workout equipment, and even wall decor apart from skincare and makeup products.
Netflix Gift Cards
You could say that Netflix saved 2020—plopping down the couch, popcorn in hand was one way we escaped the horrible reality we’re currently in. So, we’re pretty sure that anyone you know would be glad to receive a Netflix gift card so they can sit back, relax, and binge-watch their favorite TV shows, K-Dramas, and movies whenever things get a little too much. They’re available in P500 and P1,500 denominations—all you have to do is check out and send them the prepaid code so they can redeem it the next time they go on Netflix. You might want to link them to our streaming guide too, so they know what to watch next!
Steam Wallet Gift Cards
You can’t go wrong with gifting a gamer with a Steam Wallet Gift Card, so they can add the credit to their Steam Wallet. It’s one of those things some gamers probably wouldn’t spend on themselves but would be excited to receive, anyway. Steam Wallet Gift Cards are available in different amounts (P200, P400, P1,000, P2,000, and P4,000) so you’ll definitely find one that’ll fit your budget. Your gamer friend can use the credit to buy games or purchase upgrades to help them level up in the game they’re currently playing!
Ellana Mineral Cosmetics E-Gift Cards
If you have a friend who’s a fan of all things local and beauty related, then Ellana Mineral Cosmetics’ E-Gift Card might just be the perfect gift for them. You can get it in three denominations: P500, P1,000, and P2,000. The gift cards are delivered by e-mail, so all you have to do is add the amount you want to send to your friend to your cart and you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how your friend can redeem their store credit. Ellana Mineral Cosmetics is known for their makeup and skincare products that illuminate the skin and have nourishing ingredients so you get that natural, youthful glow.
Grab Digital Gift Card
Know someone who relies on the Grab app a lot? Whether it’s for rides or food delivery, you can make their day by sending them a Grab Digital Gift Card. Take your pick from Grab Ride, Grab Food, and Grab Mart gift cards—they even come with cute messages and designs! For Grab Ride and Grab Food, take your pick from four denominations: P50, P100, P150, and P200. For Grab Mart, you can get it in two amounts: P150 and P200. All you have to do is select the gift card design and amount you want to send to your friend, add to cart, and pay! There’s also an option of sending it directly to your friend’s e-mail address in which you’re allowed to send a personalized greeting. Who doesn’t love practical gifts?
Nintendo eShop Digital Code
The Nintendo eShop Digital Code is the perfect last-minute gift for your niece, nephew, or friend who's always glued to their Nintendo Switch! It comes in four denominations: U.S. $10, U.S. $20, U.S. $35, and U.S. $50. The digital codes can be used to purchase games and apps for the Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. Take your pick from 1,000 games!
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