Creative ways to send some love

The new normal

has pushed people to be more creative especially in celebrations — from virtual family reunions, online Christmas and New Year parties with friends and colleagues, to virtual gift-giving.

While gift-giving has been a bit more challenging this year, we have collated some new ways to send your presents minus the traffic, long lines, huge crowds and the threat of contracting the virus. It’s as simple as four steps: Browse, add to cart, check out and ship everything out from the comfort and safety of your homes.

Send gifts straight to their doorsteps

Find the items on your checklist from your favorite online stores and restaurants and have them delivered to your loved ones using courier and delivery services. Some merchants even let you choose a giftwrapping option at checkout, and deliver the gift to the recipient’s home if you have their address.

Some banks provide clients with easier payment options. BPI clients, for example, can now use your BPI online accounts as the mode of payment when shopping online.

Make creative videos

Make them feel the warmth of the season by showing them your love and appreciation for their hard work through creative videos.

A video that features your family or friends saying “thank you” for their work and greeting them would be a thoughtful and safe way to make them feel your presence, albeit virtually.



Make your godchildren happy by loading their e-wallets or sending them cash through BPI’s domestic payout partners including Cebuana Lhuillier, MLhuiller and Palawan Express.

Top up for tipping

Online food delivery and courier services have been a godsend amid the pandemic. Show them appreciation by topping up delivery app e-wallets, such as GrabPay, and adding a tip at the end of their trip. Your rider gets the full tip value, and you’re able to give the tip safely by going cashless.

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