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Give your friend a gift card for last minute shopping

Give your friend a gift card for last minute shopping


It’s the holidays, the official gift giving season. While we’re thinking of very specific gifts that suit our friends’ personalities, we’re making the case to go general. How about you consider gifting your friends, family, lovers, and office Kris Kringle entry a—get ready for it—gift card?

While the gift card seems like an empty gesture, it actually gives the receiver freedom to pick what we want. For far too long we’ve received gifts we’ve kept under the shelf, or re-gifted to someone else, or use for a week tops. A gift card deflects the boring careless answer for a gift like, I don’t know, cash? You’re not someone’s ninong or ninang. A gift card is the middle ground.

We round up just how much you can get through a gift card, specifically from The SM Store. While the possibilities are endless, we’ve narrowed our ideas to two: the weekender and the homebody under the budget of 2,000 pesos. Check it out:

The Weekender

One gift card could carry your extrovert’s weekend essentials: containers for your moisturizing essentials, an umbrella and a cute hat for the shade, and a cute top to stand out a little. Perfect for heading to the beach for the weekend.

Tan sun hat
Accessory utility bag
SMYTH flamingo button down short sleeves
Tan green umbrella
Plastic containers

The Homebody

For those who love the snug warmth of staying at home, The Homebody carries what you need, from a pair of headphones for solo Netflix bingeing, a mug for hot cocoa or tea, and a snazzy getup to look fresh and cozy.

A ceramic mug
A pair of headphones
SMYTH blue and red pants
SMYTH black and yellow sweater

To make your gift card look like an actual gift, The SM Store also offers limited edition sleeves (as shown above) for only twenty pesos.

Purchase an SM Gift Card with a minimum allowance of 500, 1,000, and 2,000 pesos at any The SM Store branch near you or call 811-0000.


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