Saturday, December 27

Gift Suggestions For Friends and Relatives Abroad

We have relatives and friends abroad. Before the Christmas starts, it is common for us to receive cash gifts from them because it's more convenient for them in terms of shipping costs. A month before Christmas, my sister-in-law who is a nurse in the UK already sent us money for gift shopping. I was tasked to buy gifts for our relatives here in the Philippines. Even though she's a thousand miles away from home, she still makes it a point to share her blessings to our relatives. This Christmas Eve, we both agreed to go online so she could see us celebrate Noche Buena (Christmas Eve dinner) through webcam. We got to say our thanks for all the gifts that we received from her. I know it sure is a lonely Christmas for them there being away and all. I promised her that I'll give our Christmas gift to her when she comes home for a vacation.

I could have sent her a gift card if she's living in the States though. Sending a gift card is very convenient especially when the recipient is abroad. The sender will be less worried that the package will be lost in transit, Using this, the recipient will have the liberty to shop for what he/she wants for Christmas. The gift card can be used in the retailer store itself or in the retailer's online store. GiftCardMall.Com is one site that offers gift cards for recipients in the United States. It has an exclusive network of leading shops and restaurants so you will be assured that their gift cards are accepted almost anywhere. Plus, you get to design the gift card that you will give to add a more personal touch.

It's never too late to give a gift card as a Christmas gift. In fact, now is the best time to give it to your friends and loved ones. One reason is that because of the low pre-Christmas sales that the financial crisis brought, mark-downs are like to continue even after the holidays.

Don't you think that it's about time for you to give your overseas loved ones gifts after what you have received from them this Christmas?

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