Best Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s Christmastime once more. This means it’s also the season of giving! It has been said that we usually love the giver more than the gift. If you’re looking for presents to give to your loved ones, friends, godchildren, and others, don’t look any further as we have gathered here some of the best gift ideas for the Yuletide Season – ranging from top-of-the-line phones, flip devices, box collection, to beauty and skincare must-haves, personal care, and gift sets for everyone on your Christmas list. Share the spirit of giving!

Nokia phones: Gifts to love, trust and keep this holiday season

 Nokia phone fans are up for early Christmas treats as HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces promotions for ten Nokia phones that Filipinos can love, trust, and keep for the holidays and beyond.

Until December 31, users who are fully vaccinated can get Php100 off the following Nokia phones. They simply need to present their valid vaccination card with complete doses, to all authorized Nokia phones resellers – physical stores, kiosks, and shop-in-shop nationwide.

  • Nokia 5.4, Nokia C1, Nokia C10, Nokia C30, Nokia G10, and Nokia G50 comes with either a Nokia sling bag, hoodie, or umbrella

On top of the Php100 price off, customers can also get additional discounts and freebies on the following Nokia phones:

  • The Nokia 2.4 receives a 24 percent discount now for only Php 5,290 from its original price of Php 6,990 and comes bundled with a free TWSi12
  • The Nokia 3.4 gets 21 percent off, now for Php 6,290 from Php 7,990 plus a Yoobao M2 Speaker freebie
  • The Nokia 1.4 and Nokia C20 are up for grabs with 6 percent and 4 percent discounts respectively and both come with a free umbrella.

Sancho Chak, HMD Global General Manager for the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Thailand, HMD Global: “Every year, we hope to give Filipinos merrier holidays by being consistent in rolling out cheerful treats and discounts on Nokia phones. We believe that reliable technology that customers can love, trust and keep should be made accessible for gifting to oneself and their loved ones, especially during the season of giving.”

For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.

 

From style to function: the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is SAMSUNG’s best flip phone to date!

 The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G remains to be unmatched when it comes to the new and exciting features introduced this year. Apart from showcasing a foldable form, it is the only flip device in Galaxy to achieve an IPx8 water-resistance rating.

With its compact form, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is designed to fit perfectly in the hand, not like the usual phones with a bulky build. Its various color options and large Cover Screen enable users to express their individuality, while features like Flex Mode and Multi-Active Window take multitasking to the next level.

Samsung went to great lengths to refine the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s form. The result is a design that not only looks soft but feels smooth as well. The front, back, and sides have all been meticulously polished.

The compact form of the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G allows users to carry the device in any pocket or small bag. It is half the size of a smartphone when folded, so it can perfectly fit in the palm, too.

Various color options and accessories that are suited to users’ unique tastes add to the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s external charm. With Green, Lavender, Cream, and Phantom Black, users have plenty of options to choose from. For those who enjoy decorating their phones, Samsung recommends taking a look at the device’s accessory lineup. Users can decorate their phones with a clear case, including a ring phone grip, a strap case, and various palettes, in a way that’s cute yet distinct.

 

Unbox the fun with Miniso Blind Box Collection

Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso creates a new way of unboxing surprises for more fun and exciting shopping experience with its latest BLIND BOX Collection.

The idea of Blind Box packaging is a trend wherein the unwrapping moment brings layered experiences such as happiness, excitement, and fun. This is aligned with Miniso’s belief that “Life is for fun”, and both kids and adults will enjoy opening these limited Miniso Blind Boxes.

What’s inside these boxes? Collections of princesses and villains from Disney, Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears, Budding Pop, and Icarer Family that echo the youth’s passion and hobby for 2D pop culture, and model toy play that are at affordable prices.

Conveniently shop for this limited  Miniso Blind Box Collection in-store or online via shop.minisoph.com. For more updates, follow MinisoPhilippines on Facebook and Miniso PH on Instagram.

  

Gifts of Beauty at SM

Give yourself and your loved ones a gift of beauty from SM. With things opening up as Christmas approaches, it’s a good time to look good and feel great with gift sets from SM Beauty.

Luxe brands like Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder lead the way with their spectacular selections; while iconic MAC has a new dazzling lipstick collection, Benefit delights us with a beauty box and Nars’s fashion-forward gift set that will enhance your holiday look.

You’ll double the drama with Bobbi Brown’s smokey eye mascara, and make heads turn with Make Up Forever’s holiday collection. Vice Cosmetics has sweet treats with names like Kookie Dough and Peppermint for the lips, while Pretty Secret unlocks the key to great brow-works for the blushing diva.

Give your skin some TLC with Clinique’s Merry Moisture Set and Olay’s serums and moisturizers for younger-looking skin.

All these and other personal care products like fragrances, hair care, vitamins, supplements, and more are available at SM Beauty located at The SM Stores in most SM Supermalls nationwide.

Just in time for Christmas, SM Beauty also has exclusive gifts for all SMAC members- a free bear or luggage for a minimum purchase of P10,000 single receipt, available in select SM stores. Keep shopping because you can get more points for selected items all season!

You can also enjoy an exciting but worry-free shopping experience with our online shopping platforms; shop with SM Beauty Personal Shoppers and discover more products when you check out the SM Catalog https://thesmstorecatalog.com/collections/beauty-and-health. You can also buy your beauty gifts through Shop SM, our Viber community, Messenger, and the SM Store’s Call to Deliver service by calling #143SM or #14376.

 

Shopee Beauty’s Luxury Beauty Gift Guide

Gift shopping for the skincare enthusiast can get tricky. After all, skincare is very personal. Beauty regimens aren’t one size fits all, and each routine is unique and tailor-fit to one’s skin type.

So what do you get your skincare-savvy loved ones this Christmas? To make gift shopping easier, narrow it down to your recipient’s skin concerns. Are they determined to keep wrinkles at bay? Or are they perhaps dealing with pesky acne?

Treat them to products they’ll love incorporating into their daily skincare routines—and since it’s Christmas, get them decadent, splurge-worthy products they wouldn’t otherwise buy for themselves! Check out Shopee Beauty’s Luxury Beauty Gift Guide for every skin type. Get discounts up to 70% off on your purchases and enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of ₱499.

For tired skin that needs a brightening boost, get products containing ingredients such as niacinamide and Vitamin C. The Cetaphil Brightening Set’s clinically proven formula gently works to restore an even, luminous complexion. To target dullness and uneven skin tone, get the Skin Inc Holiday Spirit Set, which includes an exfoliating peel and serum. Lastly, Nuwhite Whitening Vitamin C combines vitamin C, zinc, and collagen to brighten the skin, while also boosting the immune system.

Shopee Beauty Christmas Gift Guide Skin Brightening

These tried-and-tested anti-aging products are formulated with hydrating ingredients that’ll keep your loved ones looking fresh and young! L’Oreal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Cream is made with hyaluronic acid to deeply penetrate the skin and offer long-lasting hydration. If they want plump, firm skin and visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles, go for Olay Regenerist Moisturizer. Add in The History Of Whoo Anti-Aging Essence as well, which will soothe and repair dry skin with its rich yet non-greasy formula.

For those who struggle with occasional unwanted breakouts, acne treatments would make great stocking stuffers. Without stripping the skin of moisture, Kiehl’s Face Wash lifts away impurities, dirt, and oil which can clog pores. Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution attacks deep-set spots while also promoting blood circulation. Another great option is the Clinique Dark Spot Corrector, which contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and antioxidants to combat discoloration.

Now that chilly days are here, it’s important to keep the skin moisturized. The limited-edition Laneige Moisture Essence Set’s lightweight formula will keep the skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day. For damaged complexions, Innisfree Probiotics Cream, formulated with fermented probiotics, can help replenish the skin’s moisture barrier. Or get the NUXE Moisturising Cream, made with plant milk and seaweed extract for long-lasting hydration up to 48 hours.

Exclusive Branded Gift Sets at Shopee’s Holi-deals Gift Guide

Gift sets allow us to give our loved ones meaningful presents with multiple products that revolve around their interests, making it feel more special and well-thought-out.

Whether they’re into gadgets, skincare, fitness, or food, Shopee has gift sets that cater to everyone on your Christmas list. These items are available at amazing prices until December 15! For branded gift sets that won’t break the bank, check out Shopee’s Holi-deals Gift Guide:

Your WFH colleagues will put the Goojodoq iPad Case, Keyboard, & Mouse to good use. The waterproof and shockproof leather case protects devices from bumps and falls, while the bluetooth keyboard and mouse make it easier to type and multitask.

Remind all your outdoorsy pals to stay safe on the road with LUEASPY Mountain Bike Helmet. The padded design enhances comfort and sweat wickings, and its large front air inlet improves airflow and keeps the head cool. This helmet, which also comes with matching sunglasses and a protective scarf, is available for only less than ₱1,000.

This Bio-Science Holy Grail Mini Set makes the perfect gift for skincare newbies looking to build their daily routine. These products, especially formulated for Asian skin, are infused with nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to lend a healthy glow and combat premature aging.

Give the gift of a radiant glow with this Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Fluid Set. This exfoliant penetrates every layer of the skin, helping to eliminate pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes, minus the redness and peeling.

Anyone on your Christmas list would love this jam-packed hamper! RFM Christmas Gift Box contains goodies for noche buena and more, with spaghetti, tomato sauce, elbow macaroni, milk, and champorado mix for just ₱320.

The Face Republic Colors of Bloom set is a must-have for fresh and natural everyday makeup. Makeup lovers can complete their look with the BB cream, sun tint, lip tint, makeup remover, and compact mirror.

For the foodie who misses traveling, put a creative spin on the classic Christmas basket with this Grocery Package and treat them to flavors from all over the world! This Christmas Grocery Package offers a spread of Indonesian, Indian, and Thai flavors such as mi goreng, kecap manis, tandoori tikka, and kaang kiew wan.

This stunning Opal Dinner Set and Dish Rack is the perfect gift for home decor enthusiasts and newlyweds moving to their starter home. These thin and lightweight plates, made of tempered opal glass, are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Their decorative patterns make them perfect for intimate holiday celebrations or dinner dates.

Fitness buffs can keep themselves toned with Progress Training Set. This all-in-one multifunctional 40kg set can be used in four different ways, depending  on your workout and target muscle group: dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell, and push-up stand.

Discover more Christmas gifts at https://shopee.ph/m/holideals-gift-guide.

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Shop books for the holiday season and spread the habit of reading

Big Bad Wolf Books is back in the Philippines, and this time, the Wolf is here to stay as the World’s Biggest Book Sale has officially launched its online flagship store on LazMall by Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph/shop/big-bad-wolf-books/). Those who missed out on grabbing discounted bestsellers during the Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale in June this year can now look forward to getting hold of the Wolf’s picks with the holiday season fast-approaching.

Through this partnership with Lazada, Big Bad Wolf Books continues to strive and spearhead its mission to spread the joy and inculcate the habit of reading. Bookworms can now shop for books 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a seamless online experience and faster nationwide shipping that delivers books safely and directly to their homes.

Featuring books across all genres, the Big Bad Wolf Books’ Online Flagship Store on Lazada will give book lovers the chance to stock up on the books they have been eyeing for the longest time and to discover new titles to collect and give to their loved ones. With an exciting selection of fiction, classics, thriller, romance and young adult novels as well as an assortment of children’s books including activity books, pop-up books, and coloring books, the online store gives options that will make the perfect gift this season.

Shop Big Bad Wolf Books this 12.12. Grand Christmas Sale on Lazada

The virtual shelves of Big Bad Wolf Books’ online flagship store are now open, with books at the same affordable prices that fans have come to know through Big Bad Wolf Books’ past sales in the country.

As the 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale nears, Big Bad Wolf Books has prepared exclusive special offers and deals for your book haul, including:

  • Flash Sale Takeovers between 4PM – 8PM
  • Limited-time Crazy Brand Mega Offers with further discounts on books throughout the day
  • A LazFeed Giveaway featuring a prize worth PHP3,500 to be given away on December 15, 2021
  • Save PHP50 off for every PHP500 spent with the Lazada Bonus Discount
  • Spend a minimum of PHP199 and be entitled to PHP50 off Shipping rate

Get ready to fill your cart and don’t forget to check out on 12.12! Follow Big Bad Wolf Books’ official social media pages on Facebook at facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines and on Instagram at instagram.com/bbwbooksph for more information and updates on the Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale.

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Shopee Introduces its Newest Brand Ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes, at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.

Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. In the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee also welcomes first-ever celebrity father-and-daughter brand ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Every 12.12, Shopee comes together with our users to celebrate the milestones and achievements over the past year. This year, we would like to show our appreciation to all our users for letting us be part of their daily lives. Many more users are now using digital services, and local businesses are increasingly embracing the shift online. We are glad to have been able to adapt to their evolving needs this past year and we will continue to help more people benefit from the digital economy as we head into a new year. We look forward to celebrating the year-end with all our users as we bring smiles to one another this holiday season.”

  1.  Celebrating the happiest time of the year with the best deals

 As shoppers hunt for the best gifts,  Shopee is thrilled to bring users the most exciting deals this 12.12. These include:

  • The best promotions: Shoppers can enjoy the best deals for all their gifting needs with deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily.
  • Big discounts:They can also get discounts up to 90% off on the biggest Shopee Mall brands:
  1. Celebrating the holidays with entertainment for the whole family

Users can also expect non-stop entertainment from today until the big finale on December 12. Highlights include:

  • Fun-filled 12.12 TV Special: Filipinos can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this  December 12, 10:30pm, to catch Tomorrow X Together, Korea’s hottest rising boy group, grace the stage with a very special performance. Celebrities such as Michael V, Ysabel Ortega, Kate Valdez, Rayver Cruz, Julie Ann Jose, and Andrea Torres will also join host Willie Revillame for a fun and star-studded evening.
  • Entertaining content from Shopee’s newest brand ambassadors: Fans can catchDingdong and Zia’s festive new TV commercial, which features the beloved Pinoy Christmas tradition bunutan ng pera, on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube Users can also check out Shopee’s YouTube and Tiktok accounts for heartwarming videos featuring Dingdong and Zia, wherein they recreate social media challenges, go shopping on Shopee, and more.
  • Exciting games and contests: Users can win voucher giveaways by joining Dingdong- and Zia-themed games and contests on Shopee’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. From December 1-12, users can win a total of ₱12,000,000 in prizesfrom their favorite local celebrities, including Dingdong and Zia, by playing Shopee Celebrity Pamasko on the app. Users simply have to tap on the angpao to win a prize from the celebrity of the day.
  1. Celebrating local businesses and culture

Local businesses represent a significant part of local culture and as the need for digitalization increases, Shopee is committed to supporting these sellers and helping them thrive:

  • Shopee Celebrates Local: Shopee launches ‘Shopee Celebrates Local,’ a special contest to share and promote beloved local sellers. Users can read their stories on the #TatakPinoypage and on Shopee’s social media channels, and vote for their favorites until December 5. Winning sellers stand to win prizes they can use for their businesses, while users stand to win Shopee vouchers. Through the Tatak Pinoy page, users can also enjoy exclusive deals when supporting these sellers.
  1. Celebrating wider communities

Through 12.12, Shopee will continue to uplift local communities through its platform. In the spirit of Christmas, Shopee launches the Frontliner Holiday Package to show gratitude for local heroes. Starting December 10, frontliners can avail of this package, which includes vouchers they can use for their holiday celebrations.

For more information about Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

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Check Out These 5 Most Popular Budol-Worthy Items Among Filipino Shoppers

Has a celebrity or friend ever influenced you to buy certain items online? The budol is real, as one might say! As shoppers, we’re constantly on the lookout for the best product recommendations so we can maximize our money’s worth.

Now that the end of the month is just around the corner, is your shopping cart ready for the upcoming payday sale? If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to add to your cart at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, take notes from other shoppers.

According to Shopee’s data on consumer behavior and trends during payday sales, Pinoys consistently spend on essentials and other items for work and play. They tend to use their sweldo to prioritize essentials and splurge on little luxuries from categories such as home essentials, women’s fashion & accessories, health & beauty, gadgets, and mobile accessories. They love shopping for KF94 masks, window curtains, crop tops, headsets, and hair accessories—the most popular items in Pinoys’ online shopping carts every payday.

Below, check out Shopee’s top recommendations for each of these items:

  • To keep your family safe and healthy for the holidays, stock up on several Health Guard KF94 Mask Its 3D foldable design makes it easier to breathe and minimizes contact with the lips, while its four-layered structure blocks harmful microparticles.

  • Sleeping in this weekend? Enjoy a lazy, relaxing day off in bed by hanging up some light-blocking curtains. Siedodo Window Curtains are made of premium cotton and come in a variety of rich, gorgeous colors to give your bedroom an inviting ambiance.

 

  • Whether you’re going out or just snapping some selfies at home, look cute and chic with a trendy puffed sleeve top. The Buymore_ph Crop Top features an elegant backless silhouette and ruffled garterized sleeves, perfect for pairing with high-waisted denim jeans.

 

  • If you still hold meetings with your colleagues via video calls, it’s important to invest in a pair of quality earphones. SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds will block off any distractions with its noise-cancellation feature, fit perfectly with its ergonomic design, and last for up to seven hours.

 

  • Having trouble focusing while working from home? We’ve got one easy hack that might help: tie your hair! With your hair out of the way, you can concentrate better on your tasks. This silky Scrunchie and Headband Set can help prevent tangles and frizz.

Give in to the holiday budol and check out these items and more at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale: https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale.

Looking for even more ways to maximize your sweldo this payday? Start using ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to avail of exclusive deals! At Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend and 10% off discounts on your Shopee finds. You can also get 20% cashback on your COD orders when you use ShopeePay on Delivery.

Use ShopeePay beyond your shopping needs! In this payday sale, you can buy load at up to 50% off from all networks or get 30% cashback on your monthly bills. Even better, you can also claim discount vouchers to get ₱100 off from participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, and more.

If you need to stock up on groceries or have a needed food trip, get big savings when you avail ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via ‘Deals Near Me’ on the Shopee app. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Puregold, Potato Corner, Bonchon, National Bookstore, FamilyMart, and more. New brands such as Papa John’s, Goldilocks, Chooks-to-Go, Zagu, Wendy’s, and Candy Corner have also joined the growing network of merchants accepting ShopeePay QR payments.

And if you’re looking for the ultimate get-away experience this holiday season, how about a staycation? Now, you can also book hotels with ShopeePay! Get 30% cashback on all your hotel bookings, including Grand Sierra Pines Hotel in Baguio, White House Beach Resort in Boracay, Mithi Resort and Spa in Bohol, Waterfront Cebu, White Breeze Palawan, and more. To add to that, you can score up to 50% off on selected hotels.

Enjoy these exclusive deals and more when you activate and cash in your ShopeePay. Now, you can also enjoy free and instant cash-ins and bank transfers with ShopeePay via InstaPay. Get up to ₱25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in. Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay this payday for a rewarding cashless experience!

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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Plan ahead and make the most out of your 13th-month bonus!

Your 13th-month pay is just around the corner, and as much as you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor and check out everything in your cart, it’s best to be wise about spending your hard-earned money. With ShopeePay, not only can you save more, but you can also enjoy big rewards while embracing the season of giving. Here are three tips on how you can make the most out of your year-end bonus with Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, ShopeePay.

Be on the lookout for the best deals for big savings 

Filipinos start the holiday shopping season as soon as the -ber months hit. If you’re thinking of saving up for holiday gifts to your friends and family and you’re on a budget, why not check out ShopeePay’s ₱1 Deals? Get your aunt a Christmas basket from Puregold or your nephew delicious treats from Potato Corner, Bonchon, Candy Corner, and Goldilocks. If you want something useful or educational, National Bookstore has some great finds, too. Want to give load to a student doing online schooling or reconnect with friends and loved ones via video phone calls? Load up using ShopeePay and get up to 10% off on load and promos from all networks.

Pay your bills ahead of time — and get cashback too! 

With the busy holiday season up ahead, being able to save time doing errands is a big help. With ShopeePay, you can conveniently pay for all your monthly bills with just a few taps on your phone. Not only that, you can even get up to 25% bills cashback for Electricity, Landline, Internet, Water, Postpaid Mobile, Credit Card, and TV Cable companies such as Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, PLDT, BPI, and over 60+ ShopeePay partner billers.

Cash in for more cashless transactions

Other than Christmas gifts, we also need to take care of other responsibilities this holiday season; like buying load, paying bills, and even buying groceries for our holiday festivities. ShopeePay makes it easier to go cashless when checking off our Christmas to-do list, as users can now cash in their ShopeePay wallet for free via InstaPay! You can cash in instantly from your bank apps such as RCBC, Metrobank, BPI, Chinabank, Unionbank, and more. Even better, until December 5, 2021, you can skip the added fees when you get up to ₱25 cashback on your InstaPay fee*.

Though it can be tempting to buy all the gifts to treat ourselves and our loved ones, it’s important to keep in mind that we should be practical on how we spend our money, even with our 13th-month pay. With ShopeePay, not only can you enjoy greater savings, but you can also look forward to plenty of rewards. Activate your ShopeePay now and experience seamless online transactions when you Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay.

Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

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Shopee Launches 11.11 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kicks off its annual 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, the most anticipated shopping festival in the region.

The 11.11 Big Christmas Sale headlines a year where more people and businesses use the platform to connect with each other. In fact, the number of sellers and brands on Shopee surged by 60% in 2021, while 1 in 3 shoppers at its recent 9.9 event was new to the platform.

The 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, which ushers in the year’s busiest shopping season, presents Shopee’s greatest selection of deals, fun, and entertainment for everyone.

To add to the festive mood, users can look forward to the widest variety of discounted products from over 25 categories and unbeatable promos such as ₱1 Deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 10% off daily. With such an irresistible line-up, the number of new buyers on Shopee is expected to peak further during 11.11. Brands and local MSMEs stand to benefit from the increased traffic, supercharging business growth, and scaling their online presence.

International superstar Jackie Chan also returns with a fun commercial for the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. After his 9.9 commercial met with viral success by garnering 435 million views online, the action-packed sequel sparked excitement for all users as well. Fans can catch the commercial here: https://shp.ee/64cba9b

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Christmas holds a special place in Filipinos’ hearts. During this season of giving, Shopee Philippines hopes to make this year’s festivities even more memorable for both our users and sellers. As the holidays approach, we aim to bring more joy to shoppers and help them save more on things they love by curating the best deals. We’ve also pioneered efforts to expand our digital ecosystem to help more consumers, businesses, and communities access and benefit from e-commerce. We invite everyone to join us in making this the biggest and most impactful 11.11.”

  1. Biggest growth opportunities for businesses

 The 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will act as a springboard to accelerate growth for businesses on Shopee. In 2021, more than 8 million new local shops opened on Shopee. With a growing base of shoppers and more marketing tools provided by Shopee, 11.11 will give brands and MSMEs greater visibility to maximize demand. Businesses with an offline presence can also participate in 11.11 through ShopeePay and Shopee’s digital products feature.

  • Exclusive deals from leading brands on Shopee Mall: Shoppers can look forward to exclusive deals from top brands such as Xiaomi, POCO, realme, Samsung, Nokia, Vivo, DJI, PerySmith, Deerma, Coocaa Home, and Bata Philippines.

  • More offline deals from brands: Brands also stand to generate more in-store traffic through promotions from ShopeePay. Users can turn to ‘Deals Near Me’ to check for special in-store deals from brands such as Puregold, National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Power Mac Center, The Generics Pharmacy, Family Mart, Lawson, Olympic Village, Shoe Salon, Potato Corner, Mary Grace, Bonchon, Papa John’s, Siomai House, and Fruitas Group of Companies.
  1. Upsized variety, deals, and entertainment for the holidays

 Shopee is committed to helping more shoppers access the benefits of e-commerce, especially during the busiest shopping time of the year. To encourage more people to try shopping online, Shopee introduced initiatives such as special welcome gifts and vouchers for new shoppers, with over 5 million welcome gifts across the region redeemed since the start of the year. Throughout 11.11, shoppers can look forward to an unbeatable range of more rewards and deals:

  • Rewards for first-time shoppers: As they start their e-commerce journey, new and first-time Shopee users can look forward to a free welcome package, bills cashback, free shipping, 100% off vouchers, and ₱1 deals with their first purchase.
  • Gift guides for easy holiday shopping: Users can enjoy a quick and easy holiday shopping experience with Shopee’s Christmas in our Carts gift guides. They can get discounts up to 90% off on a wide range of branded gifts and bundles, from the latest gadgets to luxurious personal care items. They can also check out Shopee Mall for 10% off Mall vouchers, special deals on holiday gifts, and vouchers from their favorite brands.
  •  Bigger deals across different categories: Shoppers can discover the best deals on everything they need at 11.11 Big Sale. Highlights include 1-for-1 Deals, Early Platform Voucher Hunt, and Mega Midnight Sale, covering the widest range of product categories. They can also look out for themed sales such as the Big Sports & Outdoors Sale on November 4, Big Fashion Sale on November 5, Big Groceries & Pet Care Sale on November 6, Big Mommy & Babies Sale on November 7, Big Shopee Mall Sale on November 8, Big Electronics Sale on November 9, and Big Vouchers Sale on November 10.

 

  • Exclusive Shopee Mall discounts from the biggest roster of brands: At the 11.11 Midnight Mall Exclusive Sale from 12MN to 2 AM, shoppers can enjoy huge price drops and exclusive bundle deals. Throughout the sale, brand sukis can also enjoy discounts up to 90% off on leading brands in the country:
  • Secure and convenient shopping with ShopeePay: Users can shop with greater security and enjoy better deals when they pay with ShopeePay. They can also now enjoy a free, instant, and more convenient way to cash in from their bank apps via InstaPay. Until November 7, users can cash in via InstaPay and get up to ₱25 cashback.
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  • The 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will also spark more joy with the big finale on November 11:
  • 11.11 Big Christmas Sale TV Special: NCT 127, one of today’s hottest K-pop boy bands, will delight Filipino audiences with their chart-topping hits at the 11.11 TV show on November 11, 9:30-11:30 pm on GMA 7 and Shopee Live. Filipinos can also look forward to appearances from top local celebrities such as Jessy Mendiola, Aira Bermudez, Rocco Nacino, Klea Pineda, Andre Paras, and Gil Cuerva. Lastly, viewers stand a chance to win prizes and giveaways worth over  ₱12,000,000, including two new house & lots and a brand-new car.

For more information about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

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ShopeePay expands presence with Lifestyle and Food Brands as more Filipinos embrace Mobile Wallets

ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, partners with more food and lifestyle brands to cater to the growing number of Filipinos patronizing e-commerce platforms and using mobile wallets as an alternative payment method.

Digital payments continue to gain momentum in the Southeast Asian region, with a 70% year-on-year growth in respondents who say e-wallet is their preferred way to pay. In the Philippines, more people opt to use cashless payment methods for their convenience, safety, and benefits, recording a 133% growth in consumers who prefer e-wallets.[1] With continuous usage of mobile wallets, it is expected to peak at 75.5 million users in a span of five years.[2] With Southeast Asia showing a promising future in terms of digital payments, ShopeePay continues to expand its services and network of partner merchants to serve the Filipino community.

Most businesses faced challenges during the pandemic, and with the recent reopening of establishments that now accept more customers in-store, ShopeePay provides a safe and contactless way for users to pay for products and services through its QR payment feature. ShopeePay continues to add more food brands to its roster of merchants to give its users a wide variety of dining options. Payment via ShopeePay is now available at family favorites such as BonChon, Mary Grace, Papa John’s Pizza, and the Fruitas Group of establishments.

With more Filipinos opting for cashless transactions, ShopeePay also partnered with various lifestyle brands. Users can now use ShopeePay to pay for their smartphones, accessories, and other electronics purchases at Power Mac Center. They can also pay for fashion and sports items from Anello, Shoe Salon, and Olympic Village for a faster and more convenient payment method. In addition to these, users can also pay via ShopeePay QR for health products at The Generics Pharmacy.

To sweeten their dining and shopping experience in stores, users can enjoy limited-time ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via the Shopee app and get greater discounts when they pay via ShopeePay at the following: Puregold and Puremart for daily essentials; Siomai House, Candy Corner, and many more food stalls nationwide for snacks and cravings. Users can look forward to more exciting and exclusive ShopeePay ₱1 Deals which they can purchase daily via Deals Near Me on the Shopee app.

The growing list of brands that ShopeePay partners with makes it easier for users to enjoy safe and cashless transactions amidst the pandemic. On top of this, ShopeePay also allows users to conveniently buy load at up to 10% off from Globe, Smart, TM, TNT, and DITO. ShopeePay users can also pay their bills through the app, and get up to 25% cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, and a growing list of ShopeePay partner billers.

With ShopeePay, users are able to maximize the perks of going cashless. Once their ShopeePay wallets are activated, they can cash in through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to start enjoying exclusive perks when they Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Online Business, ShopeePay Philippines, said, “As more Filipinos shift to online payments and transactions, it’s essential for us to redouble our efforts to provide our users with a safer and easier contactless payment method. We are excited to add these new food and lifestyle brands to our growing network of offline merchants and will continue to collaborate with more merchants to make payments convenient and seamless for Filipinos, wherever they go.”

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

[1] Southeast Asia, The Home for Digital Transformation

[2] Statista

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Maximize Your Suweldo this Payday Sale

Make the most out of your suweldo this coming payday! ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one mobile wallet, lets you save more with amazing rewards and discounts this coming October 15 at the Shopee Payday Sale. With ShopeePay, not only can you look forward to great deals and promos, but you can also enjoy a safer and more convenient payment experience when you settle your bills through the Shopee app or when you pay via ShopeePay QR for in-store purchases. Here’s what to look forward to this October 15.

Big Discounts & Cashback on Bills 

Tired of waiting in line to pay your dues? This payday, users can enjoy up to ₱100 off on their bills from the following ShopeePay partner billers: Meralco, Maynilad, and Primewater for utility bills; Globe, Smart, and Sun for postpaid mobile bills. This discount also applies to landline and internet bills from PLDT, Globe at Home, and Converge; and SkyCable, Cignal, Cablelink, and Streamtech for TV cable bills. ShopeePay discount vouchers can also be used to pay for loans and credit card billers like Home Credit, Cashalo, Dragonloans, SkyPay, and RCBC.

To sweeten the deal, you can enjoy up to 50% bills cashback if it’s your first time paying bills, buying load, or e-vouchers using ShopeePay!

Up to 50% Off on Mobile Load

This coming payday, users can also enjoy up to 50% off on mobile load from all networks. To add to this, they can get up to 10% coins cashback when they purchase Smart and TNT load worth ₱200 and up, and 100 coins cashback for Globe load worth ₱350. All major Philippine networks are now available on ShopeePay which include Smart, Globe, DITO, Sun, TM, and TNT, so you can always stay connected to your friends and loved ones.

₱1 Deals from ShopeePay Merchants

Apart from saving on bills and load, you can also maximize your suweldo by purchasing ShopeePay ₱1 Deals this Payday Sale.  Buy ₱1 Deals via Deals Near Me on the Shopee app, and redeem your discounts when you Scan To Pay in participating stores of ShopeePay partner merchants like Bonchon, Potato Corner, Moonleaf, Plains & Prints, Tapa King, Nature Republic, Aerophone, Home Along, and Buddy’s, among many others. ShopeePay has over 2,500 partner merchants with over 15,000 total branches nationwide; enabling ShopeePay users to make safe and cashless transactions in a wide variety of stores while enjoying exclusive discounts and perks.

Make sure to activate and top up your ShopeePay wallet in time for Shopee’s Payday Sale! On October 14, get a chance to win ₱15,000 when you top up a minimum amount of ₱500 in your ShopeePay Wallet and play the Scratch & Win Top Up Promo. Top up your ShopeePay wallet through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to enjoy a safe and rewarding cashless experience this Payday!

For more information about ShopeePay, and its perks and benefits, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-pay.

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Araneta City’s Farmers Market receives first public market Safety Seal

Proving its compliance with standard safety protocols, Farmers Market in Araneta City has been the first public market in Metro Manila to be given a Safety Seal certification by the local government.

A ceremonial installation of the Safety Seal was held on October 8, 2021, at the Farmers Market and Dampa entrances. The activity was headed by Margie Santos, head of the Quezon City Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD); retired police Col. Popoy Lipana, head of QC Market Development and Administration Department (MDAD); Morriel Abogado, Vice President for Operations and Zone Manager for Araneta City; Marjorie Go, Assistant Vice President for Marketing of Araneta City; and Belle De Leon, Farmers Market Property Manager.

The Farmers Market Safety Seal is among the certificates posted in entrances of Araneta City premises after they passed the rigorous inspection of Quezon City’s Safety Seal Certification Committee. The City of Firsts has been implementing the use of Kyusipass, and has been observing safety entrance protocols and regular sanitation in every establishment.

“The Safety Seal is a testament that we are continuously working on making Araneta City safer for everyone. We proudly display this certificate to keep our patrons assured that their health and safety always comes first at the City of Firsts,” Abogado said.

The Safety Seal for Farmers Plaza was installed on June 29, Gateway Mall’s safety seal was posted on July 1, while the safety seal for Ali Mall was awarded on July 6.

Aside from the strict implementation of IATF’s health protocols and guidelines, Farmers Market also utilizes contactless payment, in partnership with GCash, to safeguard the safety and protection of consumers and vendors.

Featured photo (from left to right) – Col. Popoy Lipana Head of Quezon City Market Development and Administration Department; Margie Santos, Head of the Quezon City Business Permit and Licensing Department; Belle De Leon, Farmers Market Property Manager; Morriel Abogado, Vice President for Operations and Zone Manager of Araneta City)

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Handy guide for Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Whether we realize it or not, most of us tend to be brand loyalists whenever we go shopping on or offline. Once we find certain brands we like, we stick to them.

Brand sukis, don’t miss out on the biggest deals from your favorite brands at the 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee’s biggest brands sale of the year. Aside from big discounts, you can also enjoy branded giveaways, exclusive deals, and the best entertainment on Shopee. Check out this handy guide for all the things you can look forward to at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival:

Deals and discounts from trusted brands

At the 10.10 Brands Festival, expect the biggest discounts from all your favorite brands across categories such as electronics, personal care, home and living, groceries, beauty, and more. Look for your go-to brands in the photo below:

Free shipping with no minimum spend

Shopping feels more fun when you don’t have to worry about additional charges. This October 10, enjoy shopping from all your favorite brands minus the shipping fees.

₱1,000 brand vouchers

Going on a shopping spree? Don’t forget to claim vouchers for more discounts. Check your favorite brands’ Shopee pages until October 10 for a chance to grab daily discount vouchers worth up to ₱1,000 off.

Big brand giveaways

Who doesn’t love freebies? Over 80 lucky winners can win ₱430,000 worth of giveaways, such as personal care items, electronics, and appliances, from over 30 participating brands. All you have to do is follow the featured brands of the day until October 10. Check out the giveaway schedule here: https://shopee.ph/m/big-brand-giveaways.

Easy shopping guides: Add to Cart Top 100 Deals and Kim Chiu’s picks

Excited by all the awesome deals at the 10.10 Brands Festival, but can’t quite decide which ones to snap up? Check out Shopee’s Add to Cart Top 100 Deals for a quick roundup of all the best items you shouldn’t miss out on: https://shopee.ph/m/top100.

Shopee’s newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, also shares a few product recommendations from the 10.10 Brands Festival. After all, she’s not just one of the most popular entertainers of her generation—with her passion for shopping, she’s also something of a tastemaker. Here are Kim’s top picks:

An exclusive performance from popular K-Pop act ITZY

MIDZY, tune in to Shopee Live this October 10, 10:00-11:00 PM, to catch exciting performances from K-Pop girl group ITZY! You can also enjoy a pre-show featuring K-variety-inspired content, official ITZY merchandise, and a signed giveaway.

A chance to win 1,000 coins with the #10BrandFaves contest

This October 9-10, download the #10BrandFaves template from the Shopee Feed, fill it in with 10 of your favorite Shopee Mall brands, and post it on your Feed with the hashtag #10BrandFaves for a chance to win 1,000 Shopee coins.

An opportunity to win ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits with 10.10 Brand Budols contest

Want to splurge on your favorite brands? Join the 10.10 Brand Budols contest for a chance to win ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits. To participate, take screenshots of branded product listings on your wishlist and post them on your Shopee Feed with the hashtag #1010BrandBudols and 10.10 Feed stickers.

And an extra chance to win free money

You can also win ₱100 worth of free money in the form of ShopeePay credits. If you’ve never made a purchase from Shopee before, just activate your ShopeePay wallet, sign up at this link, and verify your account until October 12 to become eligible for the promo. If you’re an existing user, just follow the same steps and make a purchase worth at least ₱100 using ShopeePay within the promo period.

More exclusive perks with ShopeePay

For more exclusive perks at the 10.10 Brands Festival, go cashless when you buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay with ShopeePay at thousands of merchants nationwide. Get up to 50% discount on mobile load. Pay bills and get up to 50% cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, and over 60 partner billers. Lastly, enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Moonleaf, Seaoil, and more partner merchants.

Make sure to activate and top up your ShopeePay wallet through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to enjoy a safe and rewarding payment experience at the 10.10 Brands Festival.

For more deals from your favorite brands, visit https://shopee.ph/m/10-10.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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