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Taking Gifting to the Next Level, Cymplified!

Taking Gifting To The Next Level is my entry to the Nuffnang and SM Supermalls blog contest.

In the blink of an eye, it’s November already!
Pretty soon, Christmas will arrive.
Silly me, I still haven’t put up the tree.
Yet, I have my list of wishes five.

First is one I want for a long time.
It’s a modest new home in a new place,
where there is fresh air sublime,
and a garden grows on lots of space.

family cottage

The family cottage will be simple and cozy.
It will be furnished with a library of books,
with personalized items of the family,
with quirky and cheerful creativity nooks.

creativity nook

But, if I cannot have the new home soon,
maybe a few pieces for the house would do.
Like a new sofa set for the living room,
in black (again!), grey or midnight blue.

sofa set

In the family library is the collection
on shelves so pristine and white,
of grown-up and children’s books in mint condition,
in uniform sets so colorful and bright.

alice's adventures in wonderland

For the kitchen’s sparse space,
I welcome additional storage and counter.
A movable one’s perfect for a small place.
For use on the side or in the center.

movable kitchen island

Gifts for my friends and family
will include useful things.
Like storage boxes but dainty and pretty,
to be stuffed with accessories or strings.

pretty storage boxes

Like nicknames on their bags or towels,
or monogrammed stationery.
These are perfect for their travels,
and to reflect their personalities.

A photo posted by Cym M (@ceemee) on

When we think of Christmas,
we also think of selfless giving,
to the less fortunate than us
whose even basic needs are lacking.

What can we do, then?
Share financially to charities.
Feed the hungry with a soup kitchen.
Give to those hit by calamities.

soup kitchen

Here is a suggestion, too,
from SM Supermalls who care.
Get to make a child happy
when we buy a 200 peso bear.

taking gifting to the next level

It’s the SM Christmas Bears of Joy.
A campaign where various orphanages
will get the other stuffed bear toy,
to fill where comfort is a shortage.

We now have one bear to give
to our nieces, nephews, godchildren.
Another one to be received
by kids who would love them.

Have you shopped for gifts already?
In addition to gifts for loved ones,
let’s give to the poor and needy,
to make Christmas meaningful and fun.

taking gifting to the next level

 “For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite ( and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber ( Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.”


  1. if only santa claus is real. 🙂 i’m actually thinking about becoming a volunteer or give a little something to the less fortunate as part of my christmas agenda. hopefully i too, could also take gifting to the next level. =)
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    1. That would be wonderful!

  2. wow! It’s been a long time since I last tried to write a poem! Good luck on your entry! Time flies indeed. Now we’re at the end of Nov na and it’s December in the next few days.
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  3. Nice! I love the way you’ve shared your thoughts through a poem! 🙂 Indeed, Christmas is just around the corner. Ilang tulog na lang 🙂 Haven’t made my list yet though
    Nicole Escat recently posted..Track your Belongings with your Smartphone!

  4. I love the bag where did you buy it 🙂

    1. Hi! I bought it from mom blogger Michelle of through her Instagram. 🙂

  5. Nice wish list. Dream house. Love it.. The best Christmas gift is to give ti less fortunate. Ill support you on that 🙂
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  6. I love your idea about home, I love garden too, I still remember our home in province we have a garden my mother loves to plant vegetables, and flowers. I collected all the kinds of roses and herbs plants. It’s very nice and relaxing 🙂
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  7. Love this post, Not that many words were written, but all were truly meaningful. Am dreaming for a really nice house also. May your wishes come true.
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  8. Don’t worry, you are not alone, our tree is not yet up too. I want a new sofa in our living room too, a grey or white sofa. Can you share the price of the monogrammed bag?
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  9. Elizabeth O.

    These are awesome gift ideas! I can’t believe that Christmas is so near! I hope I don’t let the Holiday stress get to me!

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