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10 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Virtual Celebrations

While physical celebrations this holiday season will have to wait, there are still plenty of ways to give your family and friends the gift of cheer. Thanks to the advent of digital storefronts and apps we depend on for work and/or entertainment, it’s now easier than ever to send gifts to your loved ones with a simple click of the mouse. Finding gifts might be easy, but thinking of gift ideas is less so. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few unique gift ideas to get you started:

1. FOODIE FEASTS

Food is always a non-negotiable, and for some, there’s a thrill to discovering new places and cuisines to try. Why not give them credits on food delivery apps like GrabFood, Lalafood, or Foodpanda? Or better yet, look up the best food picks of the year and send those goodies straight from the source (just be sure to warn them beforehand).

2. EXTENDED BINGE-WATCHING

Sponsor your friend’s binge-watching habit by giving out subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. Not only are you helping them pay fewer bills, you’re also giving them something they’ll truly use.

3. GREEN THUMB TERRITORY

Think about your favorite plantito/plantitas this holiday season. Research about different plants that’ll fit their skill level or better yet, send over supplies that’ll help them take care of their beloved children. If they’re just starting out, sign them up for a gardening 101 class to make their cottagecore dreams come true.

4. UNLEASH CREATIVITY

Digital art relies on a number of programs, so any artist will be grateful for subscriptions to programs like Procreate, PaintTool SAI, and the coveted Adobe CC subscription to further hone their craft and passion (just make sure to ask which ones they use). While you’re there, you can also try to commission them for portraits that you can send out to loved ones.

5. FITNESS FOREVER

While gyms remain at-risk, get creative with your gift. Try to look for online fitness programs fit for any lifestyle: classes for yoga, spinning, cardio, and so much more (like the ones here on SHOOR). You can even widen your range to international offers. You might also be interested in helping your friend build their home gym, so asking for what they need won’t hurt in the least.

6. FILE HOUND REAL ESTATE

This is for that friend whose iCloud storage is always full. Giving the gift of storage is never a bad idea, whether it’s for creatives with huge backup files, a student dealing with mounds of online papers, or that one sentimental friend that just can’t seem to delete anything. What you’ll be giving isn’t just “more space” but peace of mind. Check out iTunes and the Google Play Store for gift cards that can be used for iCloud and Google Drive.

7. LEARNING FOR LIFE

If there’s someone in your life with a thirst for knowledge, then the best gift you can give is educational courses for everyday living. This can range from digital marketing skills to mediation and cooking. Look up digital gift ideas here on SHOOR.

8. TRADITIONAL TIMES

Harken back to the age of snail mail, and send over a signed card that your loved ones can keep forever. If that’s not possible, then an e-card is also a good option. Have people sign digitally or play a game of telephone snail mail as you pass the card through each member of the family to end up with a fully signed card that the recipient will no doubt appreciate.

9. PHILANTROPY

Figure out which causes are near and dear to your loved ones’ hearts and make a donation in their name. Not only is it going to a good cause, but it’s also a nice way to show how much you care for your family or friend and the causes that they support.

10. CURATED SELECTIONS

Give a gift that gives even more gifts–a genius gift idea. Look up curated boxes with a unique selection of items in picture-perfect packaging. With plenty of themes to choose from, there’s surely something that’ll suit your special someone. You can opt for one-time gifts like an at-home spa or tea kit, or subscriptions to things like wine clubs, cheese clubs, Japanese candy boxes, and beauty boxes.

Even with a list of unique gift ideas, a huge chunk of gift-giving relies on how thoughtful the gift is and how well it will fit the receiver’s lifestyle. Our advice? Something flexible that has something for everyone.

Andy Lam

Andy Lam

Andy Lam is a writer by day and an artist by midnight. She’s usually found at home, living on a steady diet of films, television, and bites of pop culture. She loves hand lettering and has an ongoing feud with the letter S.
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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.