“A gift is never about need. It’s about thanking people.” – Lash Fary

Giving gifts on special occasions to our friends and relatives can be very enjoyable. On the other hand, it can also be time-consuming and nerve-wracking, particularly for people who may be busy but are searching for and wish to give unique and personalized gifts.

About More Than Gifts:

More Than Gifts’ goal is to make their gift products as personalized as possible. Each cake has a unique personality and each gift has its own character and this makes the recipient appreciate not only the gift but the packaging as well – thus, the name More Than Gifts.

More Than Gifts primarily offers diaper/nappy cakes or useful things or gifts for a baby packaged into cute, attractive, non-edible cakes. A diaper cake makes a great centerpiece or gift for baby showers, baptisms, and birthdays for kids aged 1-2 years old. Clients have a choice of buying the items for the diaper cakes themselves or they can also let More Than Gifts take care of getting hold of the baby items to be packaged into a diaper cake.

More Than Gifts also does themed cakes and packaging for adults. They likewise offer useful and memorable give aways and souvenir items (e.g. cosmetic kits, face towels, paper products) for baptisms, birthdays, and weddings.

The Market:

More Than Gifts caters to individuals who are looking for unique, personalized, nicely packaged gifts. It likewise targets busy people who have no time to shop for gifts or package or wrap them in a creative manner.

Each diaper cake has a distinct personality and character, making it a joy to give and receive. For the diaper cakes, More Than Gifts mainly focuses on the 20-35 year old age bracket. Women in this age group are usually newly weds, expectant moms, new moms, and those who are planning to get married. Their friends will usually be having weddings, baby showers, and baptisms and these occasions are perfect events to showcase a diaper cake.

More Than Gifts, however, can likewise serve other age groups and markets, provided that the client discusses his/her needs and/or preferences and requirements for any gift that he/she wishes to purchase with the group.

More Than Gifts offers items at reasonable prices and focuses on personalized treatment of clients, taking into account their specific requirements and requests. Convenience for the client, in terms of delivery of products, and ease of communication for coordination purposes while an order is in process, are also of primary importance.

The Practical Stuff

More Than Gifts requires 2-3 days’ lead time for a standard order. For a highly personalized gift, they would need a week’s notice.

Prices of gift items and/or cakes range from P600 to P3,500. The price depends on the items to be included in the diaper cake, for example, and a client’s detailed specifications. Clients may give More Than Gifts their own design ideas for More Than Gifts to execute or they can also choose to entrust the diaper cake design to the group.

For packaging orders only, prices range from P800 to P1000, depending on how complicated the design is.

More Than Gifts likewise offers several package options to clients, with specific items included in the diaper cake, with prices ranging from P1,000 to P1,500. You may contact Honey Romero or Bernice Olives for details on these but some of the included items would be: bibs, milk bottles, disposable diapers, among others.

More Than Gifts charges a delivery fee of P100 for orders which do not reach the minimum amount of P1,200. Customers may likewise pick up their orders at designated places in the following areas:

Quezon City: Loyola Grand Villas (near Katipunan and La Vista)

Makati City: LPL Manor, 116 Leviste St.

South: Pilar Village in Las Pinas

Once an order has been placed, payment is done upon delivery. In cases wherein the client would like to have the gift delivered to the recipient, the client will have to make a payment via deposit to More Than Gifts’ bank account.

How More Than Gifts Started:

The business started in October 2005. The ladies behind More Than Gifts, namely, Bernice Olives and Honey Romero, first did a diaper cake for an officemate’s baby shower. Officemates, friends, and relatives liked what they saw and started asking the two to come up with gifts which were not traditional and out of the ordinary. Orders started to come in via word of mouth and referrals, as well as via the internet. Both ladies have a day job which is totally different from their hobby cum business.

Some Gift Giving Tips:

Everyone gives gifts at some point during their life. Here are some points to remember:

1. Add a unique character or “stamp” to a gift to make it more memorable.

2. Be creative. The best gifts are not always the most expensive.

3. Give gifts that are both attractive and useful.

If you would like to inquire about More Than Gifts’ diaper cakes and other gift items, you may reach them through the following contact information:

Bernice Olives: +63 917 520 1476
Honey Romero: +63 917 844 6639
E-mail: morethangifts@gmail.com
Website: http://www.morethangifts.tk

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“Each one, as a good manager of God’s different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God.” (1 Peter 4:10 TEV)