Gifting and freebies



Thank you to so many of you who send samples and presents. I don’t really do product reviews except those coursed through a marketing agreement; and when it happens, it’s clearly identified. I respect my site partners and sponsors. It is a responsibility I have towards my readers. But I really do appreciate the kind generosity you show me and I try to support small creative entrepreneurs. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

(I wrote a long “editorial” about gifting and freebies, but it mysteriously didn’t get saved. Maybe it’s a sign. No need to get into detail. Hot topic today. You know the gist. It takes me money and time to run this site. Freebies are not new to me as a TV host and former editor of a wedding magazine. It is not something I encourage or ask for. Also, I was a product endorser even before I had this blog. Yes some of my endorsements spill over to this website. This is the way the world is going now. Bottom line, sponsored posts are identified. Endorsements are obvious and identified, ie. some of my own ads are on the sidebar. Companies and entrepreneurs who want to be featured can contact me directly at I am not represented by any talent agency or digital marketing agency. I manage myself – in all aspects as a tv host, host of events, endorser, creative collaborator, publisher of this site. So just talk to me.)

Here are a few items I’ve received recently, some from sponsors and some from random kind strangers. You might find some great ideas for gifting here.


Photo - Sheaffer VFM Jeepney 01
Sheaffer VFM Jeepney, P499, comes in neon blue with a nickel plated trim and a push-button mechanism. Available at National Book Store SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, TriNoma, Shangri-La, Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 1, Robinsons Ermita, Quezon Avenue, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Power Plant Mall-Rockwell and NAIA Terminals I and II, and online at National Book Store has been a longtime supporter of this blog.


Pois Belly and Kids sent my kids a summer wardrobe and they love it so much. Comfy, sensible and not too expensive. Available at most major malls.


Post Script Designs
Personalized stationery from Post Script Designs.


All sorts of bronzers from The Body Shop, available in most malls.


Thank you @inkcreationsdesign for these bag tags! They're so important for school-age kids.
Personalized bag tags from Ink Creations.


Gray Waves
Table linens from Poivre Maison at Crossings Dept Store.


A new brand called Manyika sent my girls some cotton knit cardigans. These are sold at SM Makati, Megamall, Marikina and North Edsa.


Naturelle d’Argan Pure Argan Elixir, P1400 at Beauty Bar Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, Rockwell, Shangri-la, Eastwood, Bonifacio High Street, Podium, Gateway, MOA, ATC, Cebu and Paseo de Santa Rosa.



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