My Secret to Giving Everyone What they Want for the Holidays

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PayPal P2P Holiday Greetings

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

Christmas is almost here and I haven’t checked everyone off my list yet. We all know how hard it is to get everyone the gifts they want (even if you aren’t waiting until the last minute). Holiday gifts are great, but the reality is, many of them are just going to be re-gifted or hidden in the back of a closet. Yet even though we’re all thinking it, it can be a little awkward asking for money as a gift so you can buy that bag you really want.

The good news: You are not alone! PayPal’s 2017 Holiday Money Habits study found that money is the most-wanted gift for the second year in a row, and 52% of Americans wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents this year.

PayPal P2P Holiday

So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY. You can send a PayPal P2P digital greeting by simply logging into your account on, select Send Money, enter the recipient’s contact information, designate the amount, click the gift box, select your favorite greeting, personalize with a message, and send. The funds go right into their PayPal account; if they don’t have an account, they can quickly open one for free.

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PayPal P2P is available on the PayPal Mobile App, mobile web browser, and on desktop computer browsers. However, PayPal P2P holiday greetings are only available on the mobile web browser and desktop computer browsers. You can access the PayPal P2P digital holiday greetings on your desktop or mobile web via any browser by logging into your PayPal account and clicking “My PayPal.” Then click “Pay or Send money” and choose “Send money to friends and family.” Select the recipient and in the “Add a note” section, click the gift box to make it a gift. You will then be prompted to pick a holiday greeting design. Click “Save” and “Continue” to complete the transaction.

PayPal P2P holiday greetings make sending money to friends and family over the holidays more festive and personal. You can also use then to split a holiday meal with a friend or pay someone back for a cab ride. PayPal’s new digital holiday greetings, co-created in partnership with Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller, add a personal touch whenever you want to send someone money between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Thanks to PayPal P2P holiday greetings sending money can feel more festive, less transactional and a lot more fun!

PayPal P2P

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