Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For The Special People In Your Life

This is it! It is only 3 days before Christmas day and if you are one of the many who simply are too busy to finish their Christmas list early, then here are a few last-minute gift ideas for your mums, dads, children and the special people in your life which you can readily find in the mall or in those online shops you frequent. By the way, while you are busy shopping for your loved ones, do get something special for the other people who made your life easier and wonderful this year, including your house help, the courteous school bus driver, your friendly neighbor, as well as the reliable postman! And always remember that gift-giving is not always about the price tag that comes with the gifts you give, but the wonderful thoughts, effort, and love that you wrap along with those items.

For Mums

Pampering and relaxation are rare for busy mums, so am sure they will appreciate anything that will help them to relax or enjoy their pocket me-time. Most mums will also appreciate GC’s for their favorite coffee shops as well as any items for the kitchen or the home.

Here are a few more gift suggestions I am sure mums of all ages would love to receive this Christmas:

  • Beautiful mason jars ~ i do not know about you but i simply cannot get enough of these beautiful jars and i simply love these shabby chic painted mason jars from Paper Straw Love. These pastel-colored jars are perfect catch-all for your bric-a-brac, arts and craft stuff, or school supplies. They are also great as flower vases. Meanwhile, mum can easily find a multitude of purpose for the other mason jar varieties.
  • Spa or salon gift certificates ~ since mum rarely has the time to pamper herself and relax in the midst of her daily grind, a GC to her favorite salon for a free haircut or to her favorite spa for that much-needed and well-deserved foot spa and mani-pedi session will be most welcome
  • Beauty and skin-pampering products ~ since mum cannot go to the spa or the salon as often as she wanted, these beauty and skin-pampering products sure will come handy for DIY home spa. My go-to skin treats will have to be The Cream Factory Bath Cream and Scrub-in-a-tub. These dessert for the skin allows me to pamper my skin at the end of a very long and tiring day.
  • Home organizers ~ any item that will allow mum to organize the home better is a great choice. Whether you opt to give her one of those multi-purpose storage boxes, or a dish rack, a closet or a bookshelf, am sure mum will appreciate it!
  • Planners ~ with the assortment of tasks mum has to do in a year, a planner to help her get more organized is a very thoughtful and practical gift. The Mom 24/7 and the Certified Positive 2015 Planners top my list of great planners to wrap for mum this Christmas!

For Dads

It might be a bit tricky to get something for dad but am sure you can get him the perfect gift for this Christmas. Here are a few things you might want to consider:

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It’s Gonna Be A #MerryMe Christmas With Acer’s “Buy 1 Gift 1” Promo!

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It is definitely going to be a very merry Christmas as Acer Philippines launches its “Buy 1 Gift 1” promo and treats its loyal customers to FREE smartphones! If you are planning to get yourself one of those Acer laptops, now is the best time to do so and get yourself a free smartphone, too.

Read on for more info on how you can score these free smartphones from Acer!

The “Buy 1 Gift 1” Promo in a nutshell

Beginning 15 Novemeber until 31 December, 2014, every customer who buy any eligible Windows 8-based,  Intel® Core™ -powered Acer laptops and 2-in-1 devices from any of the participating stores ill get an Acer Liquid Z200 smartpnone absolutely free!

Here’s how you can claim your free smartphones:

  1. Secure and fill out a copy of the “Buy 1 Gift 1” promo claim form
  2. Submit your form along with the original copy of your Official Receipt, a cut-out of the product’s box Serial number, and 2 valid ID cards at the Acer Philippines, Inc. Office located at the 9th Floor, Fifth Avenue Building, 32nd Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City between Mondays through Fridays, from 9am-5pm.
  3. You may also redeem your free smartphones at these Acer Service Centre locations from Monday to Friday, 9am-5m and on Saturdays at 9am-12nn:
  • Manila ~ 1651 Paz Guazon Street, Paco, Manila
  • Cebu City ~ AMV Brothers Building, 9 F. Cabahug corner Almendras Streets, Mabolo, Cebu City
  • Davao City ~ Ground Floor of Ateneo De Davao University, 8016 Roxas Avenue, Davao City

Customers may also claim through email by submitting a clear scanned copies of the required documents and sending them to or, and calling to follow-up through {02} 815.3388 local 100 and 125. The Acer Liquid Z200 Smartphone will be shipped directly to the registered address indicated in the submitted “Buy 1 Gift 1” Promo claim form. This is per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit #4782 Series of 2014.

Acer in a nutshell

Acer is a hardware +software+ services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives, which was established in 1976. Acer’s product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion.

For more information about their company and their promos, you may get in touch with Acer through the following:

  • Website ~
  • Acer Philippines Facebook Page ~
  • Acer Twitter Page ~

And while you are at it, remember to watch the new Acer TVC featuring the lovely couple, Tony Gonzaga and Paul Soriano, which was first aired during last night’s episode of The Voice Philippines.

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Christmas Shopping Made Easier With Lamido

I must admit, I am not too keen on braving the malls and doing shopping, especially now that the holiday season is upon us again. Sure I love the sight of people milling about and I also appreciate the Christmas rush up to a certain extent, but it does not look too promising when you have an energetic boy in tow, who would run off to heaven-knows-where the next chance he got. That is why I really opt to shop online whenever I can. It is convenient, such a time-saver, plus it saves me from all the trouble I had to endure with a single trip to the mall, including crowded shops and restaurants, and unnecessary or unplanned spending.

Now shopping for every item on your Christmas list is made easier, thanks to Lamido buy and sell, the country’s fastest growing market place  where online shoppers can buy and sell different items. They have a wide variety of products and categories you can browse and choose from, including products and toys for kids and babies, fashion, electronics, health and beauty, sports and outdoors, kitchen and dining, storage and organization, and a whole lot more. It collates everything a shopper might need all in one place!

Why You’d Love Lamido?

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Here are a few things you will get to love about this buy and sell site:

  • the huge selection of items and products to choose from
  • the convenience to pay for the items you purchase online
  • the cash-on-delivery mode of payment
  • the fact that it is owned by Rocket Internet, the same company behind innovative and trusted sites like Lazada, PricePanda, and Carmudi
  • the numerous trusted merchants with amazing deals
  • the free registration to the site
  • if you are planning to earn extra this Christmas season, registering as a seller to sell interesting items is easy-peasy
  • the free nationwide shipping!
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