Taking Gifting to the Next Level

Can you believe it? We're only 56 days away 'til Christmas! I still can't! Seems like it was just New Year's yesterday! Exaggerating but that's how I truly feel!

But to us, this coming Christmas also means Maco will turn one yr old! No, her birthday is not on the 25th, but on the 13th of December! She will be one yr old before Christmas, and we could celebrate it all together! Not like we didn't celebrate it all together last year, but you know, I meant celebrate as "celebrate" wherein you take part to the party. Got it? No? Okay. Anyway, I can still clearly remember how little she was during Christmas of last yr! We weren't able to 'celebrate' it with the whole fam though, because my husband and I were inside the house all the time looking after our little sleeping munchkin while the family were celebrating outside. Heehee! It's not like we didn't enjoy it, we did! Because we received our blessing even before Christmas! :)

Macoki's very first Christmas with us! <3
Since I gave birth last year, husband and I weren't able to buy any new clothes or anything for ourselves or even gifts to our inaanaks and some family members, because I just gave birth that time, and giving birth is hella expensive. Haha! We're really thankful though that our godchildren were able to understand! :)

So if given a chance to have a budget for some shopping spree for this year's Christmas, here's my listsssss. Heehee

That's my list for myself! Heehee! I already lost a few pounds from breastfeeding (Thank God I'm still breastfeeding!), but I need to lose some more because some clothes of mine still doesn't fit, and I don't want saggy belly. So that's why I need some new running shoes, so I'll be able to jog after the holidays! Casual shoes, because I really need them. I only have less than 10 pairs and most of them I don't use anymore. Clothes, because I need wardrobe upgrade!!! Make Up, I want to splurge on make up sometimes but priorities. Heehee! Towels and bed sheet are for us, but it's on my list because I'm the one who changes them. Lol

This is for my husband, Joshua, obviously. He needs new shoes. Period. Rubber shoes and even casual shoes he can use for work. Rubber shoes because I wanted him to work out as well. Hehe! Clothes, he definitely needed some wardrobe upgrade as well! Bag, he's been using his bag for years already that it doesn't look good anymore so he needed a new one. Belt, because he doesn't have one. And I would love to give him a good one that would last for ages. Lol! Perfume, he loves Clinique's Happy for Men perfume, and we only buy the "inspiration" ones and I believe he deserve the real thing. *wink

My Macoki's list. She needed some new clothes and shoes as she's getting bigger already! Books, because I wanted her to become a reader like her Tita's. Haha! I'm not much of a reader myself but I still read some books/e-books from time to time. Toys, because she doesn't have much and she's a kid and kids love to play. Utensils, I'm excited for this because this means she can eat like us, and I wanted her to learn to eat on her own. Playpen, she's quite an explorer like any kids are, so if I am doing some chores, I wouldn't be scared if I leave her inside her playpen.
This is the kind of play pen I have in mind!

And for our family and godchildren?
I'm thinking of giving them clothes, like shirts, so they could really use it and not just store somewhere in their homes. And books for our godchildren to encourage them on reading! And I guess toys to some as well, because children love receiving toys on Christmas! Who doesn't, anyway?

As what they always say, Christmas is for kids, and thank goodness SM Supermalls has this campaign (SM Christmas Bears of Joy) wherein for just P200.00 you could get yourself a stuffed bear and donate the other one to the children from different orphanages in the country! How awesome is that! It would definitely put a smile on the kids this coming Christmas! And who doesn't like a teddy bear to cuddle?! Awww... I really like this one, good job SM! :)

Two years ago, I was not really smart when I shopped for Christmas gifts for my godchildren, I did my Christmas shopping I think two weeks or a week before Christmas! I know, right?! It wasn't the best idea. Ugh how I hated it. Too much people in the malls, tiangges, public transpos, everywhere I tell you! It stressed me out, adding that we were just 2 weeks away from Christmas! So I told myself to not do it ever again! I think we better start buying gifts as early as now to avoid people doing last minute Christmas shopping! Fortunately, SM has an on-going sale this October!!!

Oohh those Watsons Gift Sets! They're a perfect gift to moms like myself *ehem*, titas, and girl friends or girlfriends as well! Another idea came to mind! Heehee

For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite (https://www.smsupermalls.com/merrysmchristmas2015) and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/smsupermalls), Twitter (https://twitter.com/smsupermalls), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/smsupermalls/); and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber (http://chats.viber.com/SMsupermalls). Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015


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