Gift-giving is a big expression of care and love for us Filipinos. That’s why we make sure that presents come from the heart and will be remembered for a lifetime. Kapamilya stars share the most memorable gifts they received from a celebrity friend, and all of them are simple and even intangible, which goes to show that the thought counts more than monetary value.
Liza Soberano seems to have everything in life but this gorgeous Kapamilya appreciates even the smallest things – quite literally. She said Make It With You co-star Riva Quenery gifted her with babushka dolls from Russia. It’s a set of wooden dolls that when opened reveals tinier versions inside.
Enrique Gil can attest to Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda’s generosity every Christmas. He would always get random items like belts and shoes from the It’s Showtime host.
Janine Gutierrez and her family enjoyed a Nintendo Switch she got from a showbiz friend. Mitoy Yonting receiving a leather jacket from Jhong Hilario speaks so well about their cool brotherhood.
Happiness becomes lasting when we receive gifts that can only be kept in the mind and heart. That’s how Manuel Chua felt when he got a memorable surprise from Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros while on lock-in for their comedy film “Momshies! Ang Soul Mo’y Akin.”
Aljon Mendoza also prefers something that doesn’t come with a price tag like moral support from his friends.
On her birthday, Meryll Soriano received a special memento from Ketchup Eusebio. It was a framed piece of paper that immortalized their hilarious times at a film conference. “Wala yan sa kung mahal ang gamit. I think ‘yung memory kasi na ‘yun hindi ko makakalimutan,” said Meryll.
It also makes us sentimental when friends give us presents based on our hobbies. It goes to show that these people take time to get to know us, which is why Jake Zyrus loves receiving mobile game skins from celebrity friends Troy Laureta and Cheesa. “Alam nila what puts a smile on my face, parang gets nila ‘yung trip ko,” he said.
Whether it’s an expensive item, an experience, or anything, gift-giving is a good way to make someone smile and build lasting memories with them especially when it’s wrapped in love and care.
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