The problem with Christmas gifting these days is that you’re secretly judged by the presents you give. Where did the spirit of giving go?
To avoid making Christmas gifting faux pas, we give you six gifts that will make you look like an awesome gift giver. We also throw in lines you should and should not say to gift recipients.
1. ESPA gift vouchers
What to tell the recipient: “I want you to relax and get pampered for the whole day.”
Don’t say: “You look tired, you should go spa and relax.”
The gift of relaxation is best for those who are too busy. Get them ESPA gift vouchers so they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to ESPA for a day of pampering.
ESPA gift vouchers are suitable for men as the spa offers treatments focused on men as well.
To purchase the ESPA gift vouchers, call +65 6577 8888, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or get them online.
2. RWS Invites membership
What to tell the recipient: “You deserve to enjoy awesome promotions at RWS. Pick your favourite welcome package.”
Don’t say: “I think you spend too much money. Here’s a loyalty card for you to at least benefit from some of your spending.”
RWS Invites is the loyalty programme at Resorts World Sentosa that gives the member exclusive first-hand previews of the newest offerings and premium promotions. Members also enjoy rebates at the Resort.
What’s best about this gift is that the membership comes with different welcome packages. The recipient can choose from one of these packages:
- Dolphin Island (Dolphin Trek interaction programme)
- RWS Dining Vouchers
- Marine Life Park & Trick Eye Museum
- Universal Studios Singapore® & S.E.A. Aquarium
- ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa (get a 60-minute signature massage)
You can purchase an RWS Invites membership as a gift online.
3. RWS Attractions Invites membership
What to tell the recipient: “You’re such a fun person. I think you’ll enjoy going to Universal Studios Singapore/ S.E.A. Aquarium/ Adventure Cove Waterpark for as many times as you want in a year.”
Don’t say: “You look like you could use a bit of fun.”
The main difference between RWS Attractions Invites and RWS Invites (featured in #2) is that the former includes annual or season access to RWS’s three attractions. RWS Invites’s welcome package includes only one-day tickets to the attractions.
For RWS Attractions Invites, you can choose to sign up for either one, two or all three of the attractions (Universal Studios Singapore or S.E.A. Aquarium or Adventure Cove Waterpark) for the recipient.
What to tell the recipient: “This present comes from one of the few gold ATMs in Singapore.”
Don’t say: “I didn’t know what to pick for you at the jewellery store.”
You don’t need Rumpelstiltskin to spin straw into gold when you could just pop by the Gold ATM to get some.
You can send gold to others using the Gold ATM. Well, not actual gold pieces of gold delivered through the internet but a notice to collect the gold from one of the Gold ATMs.
Here are the steps to gift gold:
- Make your payment at the Gold ATM
- Enter the intended recipient’s email
- Record a video message using the camera on top of the SMART Gold ATM
5. A chance to interact with dolphins
What to tell the recipient: “You can get up close and personal with dolphins!”
Don’t say: “I think dolphins are smarter than you.”
Give your loved ones the chance to interact with dolphins for an unforgettable memory.
Dolphin Island offers different programmes, even for those who can’t swim. We’re here if you need help with choosing the best Dolphin Island programme.
6. VIP tour of S.E.A. Aquarium
What to tell the recipient: “You’ll get to see a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the S.E.A. Aquarium.”
Don’t say: “I think you have a lot to learn about marine animals.”
Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes at S.E.A. Aquarium. The gift recipient will get a personal tour of the aquarium and check out back-of-house sections that are closed to the public.
Book your VIP tour of S.E.A. Aquarium through the rwsentosa.com website.
What would you like as gifts? Share your thoughts in the comments, send the link of this post to your friends and see if they get a hint. 😉
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