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6 Non-Traditional Gifts This Christmas Season

In search of the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list this year? Ideally, you would want to give them something new, unique, and valuable. It is tempting to buy general gifts like socks, notebooks, mugs, and wallets. Despite those materials being useful, people usually already have them at their disposal. Of course, we only want the best for our loved ones, so take note of these seven non-traditional gifts we listed down below:

1. Holiday vacation


One of the best gifts you could give your loved ones is a memorable life experience, and what better way to do so than by taking them on a superb holiday vacation! Book our hotel in Station 1, Boracay, for the ultimate vacation experience. There are a lot of fun activities to do and places to explore. In the morning, you have the option to go parasailing and jet skiing, and at night, you and your loved ones could take a relaxing dip in our crystal-clear pool. The 25-meter iconic pool with underwater lights will surely set the mood for a picturesque Instagram photo!

2. Delectable buffet

Take your vacation in our beachfront hotel in Boracay up a notch by treating your loved ones to a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet at White Café. Make sure to dine at this sought-after restaurant in Station 1 if you want the pristine beach as your view and have a more relaxed ambiance. White Café’s vibrant and modern interior makes for a great Instagram background, while the different cuisines cooked by our trained chefs will surely prepare your guests for a day of exploring the island.

3. Travel membership

Now that travel restrictions are slowly being lifted, almost everyone is ready to go somewhere! If you want an extraordinary gift that can be enjoyed up to 30 years, then check out Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc. (AVLCI). Being a member gives you and your loved ones the privilege to stay in luxurious, comfortable, and gorgeous hotels in the Philippines and around the world. It is a duly-registered entity at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), unlike those rampant vacation club scams. Know what the members are saying by reading the AVLCI reviews through their website at!

4. Low-maintenance plants

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Having house plants makes us feel comfortable and can even lift our mood. Aside from being amazing decorations, they also clean and purify the air. Two low-maintenance plants that you can easily buy are snake plants and pothos. They are tolerant to low light and infrequent watering schedules, which make them easy to take care of.

5. Quality pillow

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If you are indecisive about what gift to buy someone, then a pillow is a sensible option. People spend around 8 hours every evening sleeping, and a good night’s rest is valuable. It is a useful item for everyone because having a good pillow means better sleep. We all know that having quality rest is important and it means being able to greet the day with energy and enthusiasm.

6. Non-stick pan

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Who doesn’t love perfectly cooked eggs, pancakes, and seafood? If there is a loved one who enjoys cooking or someone who needs a cookware upgrade, then a non-stick pan is the most useful gift for everyday use. It deserves a place in every kitchen for its unbeatable ability to keep food from sticking to its surface.

Christmas is one of the few occasions where we give presents to surprise and delight those we love. It is hard to buy a gift for someone who either seems to already own everything or who is too shy to say what he/she wants. But we are confident that your recipient will enjoy the material and non-material gift ideas we have prepared!

If you want to level up your celebration this holiday season, then book your well-deserved getaway at the best resort in Station 1, Astoria Boracay! For more information, you may visit our website at You may also contact our Reservations Office at (+63 2) 8687-1111 local 8039, (+63) 908-872-7922, or See you very soon!

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