No matter how early I began my gift shopping, the moment the wedding crunch time kicked in, anything Christmas related was put on hold for me, and it was all hands on deck for our big day last December 16—which, in case you were wondering, was a HUGE success! Over a year’s worth of planning and stress was totally worth it—but I’ll save the details for another post.
You’d think that the week after the wedding, my husband and I would have time to finish Christmas shopping, but nope: We had to make time for my family and friends who flew to Iloilo for the wedding, and for his siblings who flew in from abroad just to be there for our big day. We owed it to those who made the time and the effort to be there on our big day to make their trip fun and memorable.
And so, Christmas came and went, and my husband and I realized we still have a few more names on our gift list that we have yet to tick off. And since this year was an amazing year for me as a Globe Telecom subscriber, I thought of sharing the joy and entertainment I got from Globe products and services this year with those we have yet to give gifts too—and to you, my dear readers, who, recently wed or not, also did not have time to finish Christmas shopping before, well, Dec. 25.
Perfect for: The social media addict OR, ahem, newlyweds who are building their new home
Filipinos spend the most time on social media, so what better gift to give your friends than the gift of home internet? And as newlyweds about to build our own new home, we know this is also the perfect gift to couples who are starting out.
With the Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi, they can enjoy WiFi on their own terms with no installation or monthly fees. Globe At Home’s Prepaid WiFi also offers 50 percent stronger coverage than pocket WiFi and comes with 10GB free data allocation so it’s perfect for surfing online, browsing social media, and streaming videos. Powered by Globe’s LTE network, they can also enjoy 1GB for only P15 as an add-on to GoSurf 50. They can also easily monitor their usage or load more data through the Globe At Home App downloadable on the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Learn more here.
Perfect for: The movie and series buff
Price: P999 one-time cashout or P50 per month for 24 months added to a Globe At Home plan
Wouldn’t Dad love his own private theater? Get him a Globe Streamwatch Roku Powered. The stick-form device is simply plugged into an HDMI-ready television, which will let him access 100+ free channels and his favorite shows in different categories including sports, lifestyle, travel, and more. He can also binge-watch from a selection of over 1M+ videos and shows on Netflix, FOX+, Disney Channel, YouTube, and HOOQ. He can even have a date night with Mom at home, watching award-winning shows like Stranger Things, The Crown, and Narcos on a bigger screen! Learn more here.
3. Google Chromecast
Perfect for: The smartphone tech whiz
P2,295 one-time cashout or P50 per month for 24 months, added to a Globe At Home plan
This is the perfect gift for your husband or fiance—and I know this from experience! My hubby was so grateful when I got him the nifty Google Chromecast, which allowed him to cast all his favorite movies, TV shows, and games from his smartphone to a bigger screen! Simply plug, connect, and cast.
4. Globe Lifestyle Star Wars long hoodie
Perfect for: The Star Wars fan
Is your brother a huge Star Wars fan? He will love the Star Wars long hoodie, designed with the proud Starbird symbol, legendary starships, and everybody’s favorite droid. After the success of the first six films, spanning from 1977 to 2005, fans were gifted with 2015’s The Force Awakens, last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and this year’s The Last Jedi. So, this is the perfect fashion statement for the cool months that will extend until February, when the nights are longer and colder. Designed by the upcoming lifestyle brand 0917, the hoodie was a product of a collaboration between 0917 and Star Wars!
5. Scion virtual reality glasses
Perfect for: The gamer
It’s so hard to find gifts for guy friends, so this is a good one for some of them who are into gaming. Scion’s virtual reality glasses will let them experience their games on a different level. When they put them on, it’s like entering the world of the video game! The device has a sleek design that can comfortably fit a smartphone up to six inches, and a leatherette cushion and adjustable features to ensure comfort while playing for hours. The best part? It’s buy one, take one until the end of December, so this will definitely fit your gift budget—you can get for two people for the price of one!
6. AEC mini bluetooth speaker with FM and Micro SD MP3 Player + Yoobao T4 powerbank
Perfect for: The audiophile (and your godchildren)
Price: P999 (discounted 52% off from original price of P2,049)
Kids are way cooler and more techie these days, so sometimes, I’m pressured to be a the coolest Ninang in the gift-giving department. This just might do the trick—they all love Spotify these days, don’t they? And good music deserves to be played on a good speaker, and you can give your inaanaks the gift of crystal-clear audio with an MP3 player with the AEC mini bluetooth speaker PLUS the Yoobao T4 Powerbank. This exclusive bundle lets them become a walking party with their chosen tunes, whether they like pop, dance, RnB, or even the Moana soundtrack. When the device runs out of battery, they can charge it using the powerbank and continue the fun!
Giving gifts after Christmas may be a bit dyahe, but you can get away with it once you identify the recipients’ personalities and interests, and get them presents they’ll definitely enjoy. What’s more, purchasing them is stress-free, because all the items are available on shop.globe.com.ph!