Your Weekend Delights


After an exhausting week, everyone deserves a relaxing weekend. Saturdays and Sundays are usually reserved for your hobbies and pastime, understandably because they are the things which saps out stress from the previous workdays. More often than not, people like to spend their weekends outdoors. Some like to watch movies, some like to shop at those fancy apparels stores, some like to meet up with friends, while others also spend it inside the gym. But if you’re not that type of person, perhaps you’re more accustomed to spend your weekends indoors. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. It actually saves you time and money, as spending time indoors would save you the hassle of going through traffic, and yes, sometimes, it’s as worst as the weekdays, as other employees would also spend their time outdoors, hence, their cars and commute transports filling up the streets unfortunately even on a Saturday or a Sunday. With that in mind, you probably have a weekend plan indoors which may be enough to help you relax. If you still do not have one, however, no worries, as we have prepared a few relaxation ideas which you can also do indoors. The cherry on the top is that there are amazing accompanying items which may help you achieve just that. Here are just a few examples:

1) Letting in the grooves.

Nothing helps a person relax better than music. At work, you may find yourself humming along to a tune which may have caught your attention, and you hum it throughout the day, until you finish your tasks. Music does something to people that other forms of entertainment can’t. It somehow leaves you in a trance, a positive one, which takes your attention away from the stress and outside factors which may be causing them. It helps you focus on the tasks at hand, it helps you look ahead to a positive outcome which you haven’t even seen or planned out yet. Of course, it is no different when you’re relaxing at home, firing up a Bluetooth speaker and playing the same tunes from your cellphone. Speaking of which, Bluetooth speakers have become somewhat of a staple among music lovers in the previous years. It is something of a status symbol, for the most part. If you have one, people may see you as outgoing and carefree, which isn’t bad in any sense. Creative and fast-thinking people who appreciate all genre of music are some of the nicest people in the world, so you must be proud. If music is what helps you relax, a Bluetooth speaker would be your tool of the trade. We may recommend the Good Vibes Bluetooth speaker, a compact version which packs the same amount of great sound quality that other hefty ones may also offer. Chill out and have fun with the tunes.

2) Savor the smoothie.

For others, relaxation is best defined with a great drink. Some people like coffee and other forms of drink with a strong punch of caffeine, but seriously, are you still going to drink coffee if your main goal for the weekend is to relax? Coffee is for bringing you off your seat, after all. No, you’re better off drinking fruit shakes on the weekend. It actually revitalizes you the way that health drinks should. Its helps you build up nutrients in the short amount of time that you only have during the weekends. Stress may have caused a loss of nutrients along the way (yes, that and working late hours would do that to you), so better rely on fresh products to do wonders for your body. If you have no knowledge of efficiently making smoothies and fruit shakes, there are online video tutorials which may help you out. It may not come out as those in the tutorial videos, but the end result would always be better than a caffeine-based drink. You may also have fancy glasses to drink on at home, but let us recommend you one which also helps the environment, overall. There is a certain set of item called the Save the Seas Tumbler Set, a set of ceramic tumbler and straws which was designed in support of the global campaign against single-use plastics. So not only would you be rejuvenating your body, you’d also help rejuvenate Mother Earth herself. It’s like an eco-friendly way of hitting two birds with one stone.

3) A fancy way to satisfy your palate.

If music and smoothies aren’t enough to help you relax during the weekends, perhaps we may add something more luxurious to that. How about a combination of wine and cheese for dinner. While it may seem like a couple dinner, it may also be enjoyed alone, thus, you can have the whole bottle of wine all to yourself. Isn’t that amazing! But aside from that, the cheese would be as wonderful when combined with the wine itself. A wine set may be useful to open up the bottle, eliminating any hassle from taking off the tight cork. Oh, and don’t forget the cheese as well, there are countless items you can work with in preparing this simple dinner, a cheeseboard, a cheese knives set, even the items which you may already have in the kitchen. If you want to add a certain theme of luxury to the whole thing, at least keep the cheeseboard all throughout, turning on the music and eating the whole slice from the board itself, while sipping wine and drinking the stress away.

With all of these in mind, you may want to share the wonderful experience of indoor relaxation during the weekends. If you happen to be the boss of your own company, these gift items may be an appropriate reward towards your hardworking employees who had poured their heart out in order to succeed with all of the business proposals this past week. Gift Solutions would be your best bet, in terms of corporate giveaways and customized gift items. For more information, you may check out their website at

The Gifts that Keeps on Giving

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There are certain gifts which brings out the best in people. A gift that keeps on giving, as it may. As an employer, it is your obligation to show your employees how much you appreciate their efforts and hard work throughout the years. An employee’s mindset has always been about achieving every task at hand, so you can just imagine the disappointment that may arise once all of their efforts goes to waste. If that isn’t hard enough, the lack of appreciation towards that effort may amplify the stress that may have already been there. An employer should step in during these times, not to fan the flames, but to extinguish it with fun and quirky ways to eliminate stress. As the company head, you are in charge of keeping employee morale at its peak, with fun events, weekend night outs, and even break time charades, if you can even fit that in. If there is a certain level of time constraint, however, you may be better off gifting your employees with items that may lift up their spirits in the long run. Items which they may or they may not be able to use inside and outside work. If you’re not familiar with any of these particular set of fun and quirky items, allow us to exhibit a few examples which your employees would surely appreciate:

1)A Card Case

Now, you might be wondering why a card case would be an important item to give your employees, out of all the many grandiose gifts that you may give them on the go. Here’s the thing, your employees are professionals, some of them may be in their late twenties, some may be well-over in their thirties or forties. They have a life outside of work, yet, the things they process during their personal time may involve a few items which they also utilize during their work hours; case in point, government IDs and credit cards. Nowadays, you cannot deny the negative impact of hackers and online scams. You have your employees running office errands, using their details and IDs and putting their identities on the line in favor of the company’s continuous functions. If ever something were to happen to their details, you can bet that it would cause distress among them, affecting their work and performance. As an employer, you may hit two birds with one stone. During free time, you may gather them up for a presentation and lecture against identity theft and personal details hacking, using the card case as a giveaway after the presentation. These card cases aren’t to be laughed about either, they are able to prevent physical damage to your cards and RFID hacking at the same time, even keeping your employees Beep cards safe and sound. Showing your employees that you care about their privacy and personal details says so much about your drive towards helping out your employees in the long run, boosting morale and positive outlook in the workplace.

2)A Water Bottle

Well, when we mentioned that your employees also have a life outside of work, we may have been referring to how they spend their time during the weekend. Some may prefer to shop in malls, some may prefer to watch or stream movies at home, while there are also those who would prefer to dine out with family and friends. Understandably, while these activities may seem fun, they do not really contribute to the overall health of your employees. Work during the weekdays can get rigid and tough, and a healthy body would definitely be the deciding factor on whether your employees would make or break the deal. As an employer, it is also your obligation to make sure that they stay fit and healthy inside and outside of work. Of course, you have to respect their privacy and whatever activities that they may have on their free time, but in one way or the other, remind them that a healthy body does wonders, even beyond their current work, it may help them achieve greater things for both their career and personal life. A durable water bottle would somewhat send that message if you’re embarrassed to tell them verbally. The thing is, as much as you care about your employees, a verbal advice may be taken negatively, insinuating that you were talking about their figure (which is commonly the case when health is discussed at work). A water bottle would be most useful when they decide to hit the gym or the hiking road. Workouts usually tend to cause perspiration, hence, why the person doing the routine should rehydrate every once in a while in order to replace those lost fluids. While it may seem like a simple gift, remember that it would also send a message of concern towards your employees, not just about their work performance, but also about their health overall.

3)A Stress Ball

What better way to de-stress your employees then with something simple, yet very useful during those tight schedules. Stress balls are small, round, and colorful items which are used as an outlet for stress. Your employees may squeeze them to their heart’s content in order to get rid of the pressure brought about by deadlines. Think of it as a lightning rod, absorbing all of the headaches and other body pains which may have accumulated during workdays, leading up to the major presentation. They come in customizable colors, adding to the fun, quirky nature and use of the object itself. The best thing about this is that, as simple as it may seem, stress balls are quiet useful. A simple office banter during breaks would add to the fun of playing mini basketball or golf in the break room. You can also pass along messages, attaching sticky notes and tossing it around, contributing to that de-stress process of running the office. This form of gift would somewhat show your fun side as an employer as well, knowing when to become strict in the face of a tight deadline and loosening up once everything has been accomplished.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of giveaways in the Philippines. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call their hotline at +63 2 631 5911, or send them an e-mail via

Vacationing, Eco-Friendly Style this 2020


A new year, a new decade, a new leaf. It’s always great to live through the decades, knowing that we have more wonderful things ahead of us. May it be a promising career, a wonderful family, a peaceful place to come home to, the positive prospects are endless. However, there is one concern which has been making the rounds, and is arguably one of the never-ending issues faced each year by people worldwide – our environment. Pollution, global warming, flash floods, and calamities. They say that what goes around comes around, and Mother Nature’s power has been devastatingly felt by everyone a couple of times this past decade alone. People aren’t careful about the items they use, those which they throw after every use, and the repercussions after that. This is mostly evident during the holidays. People are enjoying their vacation, taking snapshots and sipping from their soda cans, after which they’d just leave the can on the sidewalk then go back to their hotel. It truly is appalling and is an evident sign that people need to change for the better. In such case, what better time to implement that change than now? It is a new decade, after all. New Year resolutions are what it’s all about, and a definite change in the way people use and dispose of their items would eventually result to a positive effect in the environment. This can be done, even in the simplest of ways. As a matter of fact, using alternatives to the items you already use on a daily basis can even help with that. Better yet, the items which you can bring on vacation also has their specific variants. If you don’t believe us, here are just a few examples:

1) Reusable Straws

One major contributor of waste is plastic. Plastic bags, plastic cups, and worst offender of them all are plastic straws. Single-use straws make up a particular portion of the garbage which can be found in the ocean. Understandably, people use straws almost on a daily basis, due to the fact that all beverages offered in fast food chains come with straws. On a single order, a customer may even request for more straws, in case he or she would like to share the drink with friends. This is definitely evident even in tourist spots, where restaurants and food stalls also get in on the action with the disposables. Luckily, reusable straws were introduced in the recent years to combat excess plastic usage. Reusable straws come in two forms, one is a food-grade metal and the other is a rubber/silicon type. Both of them can be carried in a convenient pouch, much like your toothbrush, so you can bring them anywhere you like, even in the most exotic islands or the most isolated mountain range. You’d never have to use another disposable straw again, ever.

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2) A Travel Bottle

While we’re on the topic of straws, remember that it doesn’t just end there, as there are other plastic disposables, after all. Single-use plastic bottles from supermarkets are somewhat of a fickle subject when it comes to making things eco-friendly. On one hand, you have something compact that would provide you with a cool refreshment whenever you’d need it. It would make things convenient as you go through your workout and beach sidewalks, being lightweight enough to be carried in your backpack. On the other hand, however, when a single-use plastic bottle has long passed its usability (crumples, holes, and whatnot), the way that it would be disposed would majorly affect the ecosystem of an area. A plastic that is thrown unceremoniously would accumulate,causing long-term harm on the environment. Other municipalities would usually gather plastic wastes and repurpose them into building materials such as hollow blocks, but the number of these recycling plants are far and few. This certain problem can be solved with a travel bottle. Travel bottles are compact, yet durable and reusable than the usual single-use plastic bottles. Also, unlike the run-of-the-mill single use bottles, they can last for a lifetime with no foreseeable damage and wear and tear. Think of it as a more ecofriendly alternative to the ones that you can buy at the convenience store. In terms of your preferred content, you can put in protein shakes and other forms of refreshments in order to cool down within your preferred tropical getaway.

3) An Eco Bag

If you’re looking for a bigger option which you may carry around, then an Eco bag may just be the right choice for you. Eco bags are made from tough materials, which can hold an appropriate amount of items; useful, especially for those vacation days allotted for buying souvenirs. Of course, souvenirs and tourist memorabilia do not always come in the form of keychains and threaded wrist bands. Some are a lot bigger than those, not to mention, heavier, such as a mini statue of the country’s landmark, for example. If you are going to buy a bundle for your loved ones back at home, a strong Eco bag should do the trick. If you’re worried about carrying an Eco bag clear as day throughout your trip, don’t worry, as there is a variant which you can roll and tie up, compact enough to fit in your shoulder bag. The Sandy Eco Bag, for example, features this very same compact tie that unfolds into a useful bag whenever you’d need it. It also comes in multiple colors, so you’d at least be able to match your Eco bag with your outfit on the beach. This would also eliminate the need to purchase or ask for plastic bags, thus, lowering the number of disposables you’d be using for the whole trip.

With all of that being said, hopefully, everyone would include an eco-friendly resolution in their list this 2020, and proceed to consistently act on it. After all, the environment will always be connected to people. Without it, humans would have nothing to depend on. By the way, if you happen to be interested in any of the items mentioned above or are hoping to gift others with these eco-friendly alternatives to everyday disposables, than look no further than Gift Solutions, the top provider of customizable gifts and corporate giveaways in the Philippines. For more information, you may visit their website at

Cheers for Challenges!


A workplace victory is best defined by the milestones accomplished by a hardworking employee. In such case, each celebration should be appreciated by a reward that would not only show appreciation towards said employee, but also boost morale in the process. This holds true, especially in the corporate world. Everyone wants to succeed, everyone wants to be recognized, but at the end of the day, only a few would stand out from the rest, which is why the reward should be as prestigious and eye-catching as the reputation of the company itself. If a victory were to be celebrated, the victor would go on to improve his or her next performance the next time a major project were to be provided. For those who didn’t make the winner’s pedestal, they’d be inspired to continue working as they witness that every effort is repaid, no matter what. If you happen to be the boss or manager of a company, it would be wise to show your employees that their efforts and milestones do not go unnoticed, that you understand the hardships that they go through just to get to work on time, and that they are a major asset of the company, above all. In such case, here are a few suggestions in doing just that (by gifts, of course):

1) A Celebratory Award.

Milestones do not always need to translate into weekly, monthly, or even yearly work achievements. Some milestones are reached when an employee, for example, has lasted within the country for a decade or so. Call it more of an anniversary achievement, to be able to stay loyal and hardworking within a company for many, many years. Especially in a world where self-growth is a major priority of all, the amount of employees who prefer to stay within a single company for more than a decade is little to none, and an employee who has stuck within a single institution or company is quite impressive. Perhaps they see growth where others have seen stagnation, perhaps they have a sense of responsibility to the company itself, or perhaps they just really love working there. Nonetheless, it is a milestone which should not be ignored by the management as a whole. A celebratory award may come in many forms, but the most common ones is through a token or symbol that signifies the achievement itself. A token given to celebrate a whole decade or so of employment would be the cherry on top, as there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing one’s name within a mini-pedestal of the company, emblazed with either gold or silver, and carries the company name and logo


2) Carrying the company name.

Achieving milestones within the company is already a good enough feeling (reaching your monthly quota, being employee of the month, etc.), but being recognized as one of the vital wheel that keeps the company running is a much better feeling altogether. The thing is, people need to feel that they are part of the team, not just employees who’d be ordered around all day. No, people need to be recognized for what they are worth, and an employee who feels that his or her company treats him or her like a family would yield, not only better results, but a consistent one at that. In such case, the ample reward should both be of premium quality and adorns the company name and insignia. If an employee were to carry around the “reward,” it would be a symbol of love and pride towards the company that they’ve spent countless hours on in improving and promoting. Items such as Meadow Mix Totes and a Bernard Day Book with a Pen, crafted with the company name and logo are a perfect example of these ample rewards.


3. Bottoms up to a grand success!

Some major milestones aren’t accomplished alone. Especially in a corporate setting, teamwork is a must, and the fact that each department has a responsible group assigned to a particular project definitely shows that there is never an “I” in team. In such case, group rewards are your go-to choices when it’s finally time to recognize the most outstanding team, may it be for reaching the quota for this month or for being an outstanding team within this year. It’s like a machine that is made up of other major parts, it simply wouldn’t run at all without the whole mechanism functioning in unison. In such case, a reward that would be fitting for the whole “team” would somewhat need a unique interface, a little something called a Cyrus Water Bottle. Cyrus Water Bottles are very symbolic, in the sense that they are mostly used for team routines and workouts. The fact that the department or workgroup were able to pull it all together and accomplish their given tasks is a good criteria worthy of this reward which signifies the true meaning of teamwork and efficiency. You may not have an actual sports team at your disposal, but, you have a team that works like a perfect mechanism, all doing their parts efficiently and on time. It is somewhat similar to how a sports team coordinates during the game. Without proper coordination, there is no chance of winning against a formidable rival team, much like how an office wouldn’t function without proper planning and communication against a formidable deadline or project. Gift your employees with Cyrus Water Bottles as a token of your appreciation and heartfelt congratulations to the champions of your office.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of corporate giveaways in the Philippines. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call their hotline at +63 2 631 5911, or send them an e-mail via.