A New and Thoughtful Way to Send Gifts this Holiday Season

by Carol Ranas
6 minutes read
Christmas is just around the corner. Have you completed your list and bought all your gifts?

Holiday traffic and foot traffic in shopping malls, are some problems you may encounter in your holiday shopping spree for gifts. If you are like me, still deciding what to give to whom and planning my shopping trip like crazy, then I have the solution for you. Introducing the new way to give gifts through is an online gift certificate website. No, they are  not your usual discounted/group buying website, their gift certifcates are good as the cash amount. They have partnered with reputable establishments like Bench, Fully Booked and formidable restaurants from the Raintree Group of Restaurants. With Gifted, you can easily send out gifts in just a few minutes with just a few clicks.

How does it work?

You just create an account and log in to their website, Choose the gift certificate you want to give from the establishments they partnered with. You can either send the gift certificates via email so that they could just print it out and use it or to make it more personal, you send it via regular mail with a personalized greeting card enclosed with it.

Payments can be made via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer through BPI and BDO. You can also ship the gift certificate by mail together with the personalized greeting card placed in a gift envelope, for a gifty feel.


As a complementary gift, they gave me a unique code that I can use to purchase a gift certificate on their website. I chose to try the Fully Booked gift certificate worth P300.

I used the unique code to get a Php250 off from my gift certificate. At checkout, I had to pay the remaining P30 and P15 web admin fee. I chose to pay via Paypal and use my “butal” credits. 🙂 I chose to have the gift certificate sent via email. With just a few minutes, you’ll get the gift certificate.

I printed the gift certificate and used it at Fully Booked Century City Mall. I asked the person behind the cashier first if I could use the gift certificate. They immediately said yes and asked me to pick the item I’ll purchase while they verify the code. It took the lady quite a while because it is her first time doing the transaction via Gifted. She apologized for the person who has more knowledge on it was not around. After a few minutes, the purchase was completed. YAY!

 Belle de Jour Planner

I bought a Belle de Jour power planner with my Gifted gift certificate. I was really happy because I only have to add a few bucks. Thank you for this early christmas gift! I love it..


Aside from Gift Certificates, you can also send money as gifts through Gifted. You just select which amount you’ll be sending and they’ll send an email to the gift recipient once the transaction pushed through. Gifted will be asking for the bank details where the money will be sent, and viola! You’ll get the money within a few minutes (depending on your bank’s rules for money transfer).

This is convenient for Ninangs who are abroad but wanted to send gifts to their “inaanaks” here in the country. I think that this is more convenient that remittance money (IMHO).

No more forgotten birthday presents, for with just a few clicks, you can instantly send gifts to your loved ones, whenever and wherever you are. No more unwanted gifts for at, you’ll definitely use (and love) the gift certificates (or money) you’ll receive. Gifted indeed made gift-giving much cooler via e-gift cards. Let’s all skip the stress of holiday rush and traffic and just send our gifts via! You’ll get the gift that you surely can use. 🙂


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