What’s your Christmas Gift Game? Over 50% claim to practice “Gift Recycling”

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In an online survey conducted by Lazada Philippines, the country’s largest online retailer, 51% of the 220 respondents admitted that they recycled gifts. The practice of Gift Recycling, where people re-purpose gifts they receive into gifts for others, is often considered taboo. Another prevalent practice is “bulk gift giving.” 63% of respondents practiced giving the same gift to multiple people during Christmas. Top of the wholesale gift list in the survey included Christmas gift baskets, pastries and personal care.


Filipinos have a very high regard for the Christmas giving tradition. 82% of respondents believe that gifts for others must come before gifts for oneself. That’s why 76% of respondents describe their Christmas gifts as “a long list of small gifts.” But size doesn’t matter since 83% believe gift wrapping is an important tradition. When it comes to Christmas gift giving games, Kris Kringle reigns supreme with 59% of the respondents into this holiday tradition.

Why the love for gift giving, yet the prevalence of “Gift Recycling” and “Bulk gift giving.” Inanc Balci, Lazada CEO has a theory. “While we all practice gift giving, finding the right gift is extremely hard. There’s the traffic, the lines in the malls, time spent, and the severe lack of options. That’s why it’s no surprise that Filipinos will cut corners to the formal, personalized gift giving process.”


Fortunately, Lazada, with its over 4.3 million items, is a convenient way to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list. With, its free nationwide delivery, cash on delivery and ongoing Online Revolution Sale, gift hunters will find the best deals to complete their Christmas lists. And don’t worry about giving gifts late. 81.6% of us believe that it’s fine to give gifts after Christmas.


Yes, it’s the thought that counts with Christmas gifts. But with Lazada, putting more thought into gift giving is more stress free.


Up your gift game this Christmas and shop at Lazada’s Online Revolution Sale, with up to 95% off a selection of items site wide. Watch out for the Grand Christmas Sale days from December 7-12 where you are in for an even sweeter holiday treat on amazing deals for Tech, Fashion, Home & Living, Health & Beauty, Travel, Toys & Babies and more. Get rewarded for your shopping with a chance to win an Isuzu D-Max and Turkish Airlines international round trip tickets, and instant freebies from participating partners.


Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the Lazada app for free to get first dibs on Christmas-crazy deals.

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