Make gift shopping a breeze with PayPal this festive season and get vouchers for Agoda, foodpanda, SHEIN & more

by Christabel Tan

It is already November, and Christmas is inching closer and closer. Although the gift shopping frenzy has yet to begin (it is only a matter of time), we still have plenty to do, be it clearing leave for year-end travel, gatherings with our loved ones, and so much more. Let’s face it — gift shopping can be a taxing experience, especially if you have a long list of family, friends, and colleagues with different age groups and niche interests to shop for (not when you have PayPal though).

Want to take the stress off Christmas shopping all while enjoying savings galore? Here are four reasons why you should use digital payment platform PayPal this upcoming festive season. 

Safe & secure shopping

As much as I’d love to go down the straightforward way of carting out items without a second thought, safety and security are some of my top priorities.

Photo: PayPal

Fortunately, PayPal has a reputation for keeping you and your payments safe with its unique fraud prevention methods, which include encrypting all sensitive bank and credit/debit card information. You can easily see both your inbound and outbound transactions with the click of a mouse, but PayPal takes protection to the next level by analysing accounts and monitoring all transactions in real-time. 

Eligible purchases can also be protected by Buyer Protection. For instance, if you receive the wrong thing or nothing at all, the full payment amount (shipping included) can be reimbursed to you — less to worry about! 

The best part? You can easily transfer funds from your bank account to your PayPal account and make purchases on international websites without a credit card

Shopping online during the festive season can get hectic, but with PayPal, you can do so with confidence (even if you don’t know the seller) without fear of falling prey to scammers. 

Huge variety of online shops

Did you know that PayPal is used almost everywhere in the world, including on our shores? Take your pick from an extensive list of online stores, be it big brands or indie boutiques, and get everything you need, easily and securely. 

You can check out with PayPal when shopping at widely loved brands popular amongst Singaporeans like Nespresso, iHerb,ASOS, Giant, Sephora, and Love, Bonito, just to name a few. Whether you are shopping for clothes, furniture, Korean cosmetics, or even groceries, PayPal is a reliable one-stop shop for online payments.

Alternative forms of gifting — sorted

Photo: PayPal

Can’t decide on a gift? It may be time to shop smarter and go down the fast and hassle-free route of gifting Netflix, Disney+, or Spotify subscriptions for all your loved ones. 

For example, getting gifts for a gamer has never been easier with PayPal — you can get the latest PlayStation®Store digital releases, DLCs and more delivered directly to the recipient’s console or portable, or purchase games via Steam that can be downloaded and played right away. 

Multiple recurring payments and subscriptions can also be easily managed, all in one place, so you’ll never have to worry about keeping track of what gifts you’ve already purchased.

But if you are seriously stumped without a single gift idea in mind, why not do it the old-fashioned way by sending money to friends and family (an ideal solution for those residing overseas)? All you need is the recipient’s email address and mobile number, and the money will go directly to their account. Those new to PayPal can also create an account quickly and easily for free. 

What can I say? There is beauty in the intangible, after all. 

Get vouchers with the PayPal Welcome Pack

Photo: PayPal

Evidently, PayPal makes holiday gift shopping so much easier. From now till 30 November 2022, all who sign up for a PayPal will receive a Welcome Pack of three S$5 vouchers for your wishlist on these six brands:


Photo: Agoda

Travelling is back in full swing, and those eager to fulfil their wanderlust can enjoy an additional 18% off promo with Agoda for eligible hotels worldwide with PayPal. Ready for the year-end vacay of your dreams? 


Photo: Foodpanda

Getting food and groceries for a loved one may jolly well be the best Christmas gift one can receive — it’s high time you treated your partner, BFF, or colleague to their favourite bubble tea, donuts, and gourmet burgers with Foodpanda.


Photo: SHEIN

If you want to keep up with the latest fashions without breaking the bank, look no further than the cult favourite e-commerce site SHEIN. Browse through the incredibly extensive range of clothing, accessories, shoes, and more at some of the lowest prices you’ll ever find, with the added bonus of further savings thanks to PayPal. 


As someone who rarely uses ride-hailing transport apps due to the high prices, I couldn’t be more grateful for good ol’ Gojek vouchers. Can’t say no to travelling across town in comfort, can you? 



In the spirit of looking good for the festivities, it may be a good idea to give your bestie (or even yourself) a wardrobe refresh courtesy of ZALORA, a popular fashion retailer with both local and international brands to choose from.

From now till 31 December 2022, you can also enjoy 15% off + 5% Cashback if you use the code PPZAL22 (with a minimum spend of S$100) when you pay using PayPal.


If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on a highly coveted, limited-edition product from Japan, turn to Buyee, a proxy purchase service that allows you to buy and ship items from Japanese and American E-commerce sites. Give me all the rare Japanese snacks, please! 

Create a PayPal account today

Do note that each voucher will expire on 31 December 2022 and can be used for a single transaction only or multiple transactions until the voucher amount is used up; it cannot be combined with other vouchers or exchanged for cash in part or full. Each user can also only receive the Welcome Pack once during the campaign period. 

You can participate in the promotion with these easy steps:

  • Create a PayPal account in Singapore by clicking on the button “Open your free account” on this campaign page
  • Add a valid payment method (credit or debit card) to complete the sign-up from now till 30 November
  • Receive the first voucher in your Participant’s PayPal wallet (the second and third vouchers will be added within the next 7 business days) — happy shopping!

It’s best to get a headstart on gift shopping (and take advantage of those amazing early bird discounts while you can), so why not make full use of PayPal’s limited-time promotion and sign up now?

PayPal Welcome Pack
???? Now to 30 Nov 2022

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