Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones


The forex transfer feature of the digibank app offered by DBS makes it easy for you to transfer money overseas, in 7 different currencies, to 20 countries of destination, delivered within 24 hours!

INDONESIA,18 December 2019 -

How time flies! The long Christmas and New Year’s holiday is just around the corner. The holiday season is the perfect time to spend with beloved family and friends. However, there are people who don’t feel the holiday joy because of job demands or because they are studying abroad. Being away from family and friends is certainly no easy matter because it causes homesickness, especially among those who are not used to living far away from their family.
There are many ways to deal with homesickness. Thanks to the development of digital technologies, we can communicate with our closest relatives even though they are far away through, among other things, video conferencing. However, to better express your love and affection, especially during this holiday season, you can also send gifts to your family and closest relatives. Here are three practical gift ideas for your loved ones who are far away from you.
  1. Find local brands that offer international delivery
You can search for local brands that are currently in high demand and figure out what things would make the best gifts. Scented candles and organic soap as gifts are the current trend. The most important thing is to make sure that the store offers international delivery to make it easier for you to send the gifts.
  1. Find different gift options through e-commerce sites
For a wider selection of gifts or items, you can browse international e-commerce sites, such as or eBay, that have more references for gifts, such as perfume, beautiful glasses, watches or make-up tools. In addition to displaying a wider selection of goods, e-commerce sites also display price comparisons to ensure that you get the best price for your purchase. To make payments via e-commerce sites with international networks, you need a debit card with the VISA logo that accepts payments worldwide. However, you need not worry because with digibank debit card issued by DBS you can make transactions domestically and internationally 24 hours 7 days a week.
  1. Sending or transferring money as a gift is surely the most practical way! 
Do you want something even easier and more practical? Just transfer money in lieu of gifts to your closest relatives. It is easy to do and allows your loved ones freedom to choose their gifts. For those of you who live in another country, keep things simple by sending the money using the forex transfer feature of the digibank app by DBS.
The forex transfer feature of the digibank app by DBS ensures fast, easy and fee-free money transfer. It is fast because it can be accessed 24 hours 7 days a week and guarantees same day fund transfer. It is easy because you don’t have to visit a branch office or fill out many forms. It is free because it does not charge you transfer fees. Just open the digibank application by DBS and you can transfer money to more than 20 countries in 7 different currencies, namely USD, SGD, AUD, EUR, HKD, CAD, and GBP. In addition, you need not worry about exchange rates because DBS Bank offers competitive prices according to changes in the market.
"The year-end holiday is the most awaited holiday by the Indonesian people because it is the perfect time to spend with family and loved ones. It is also a time for gifts. However, there may be constraints if there are family members or relatives who live abroad. Therefore, digibank by DBS through its digital innovation seeks to provide banking facilities for customers through our features, including the forex transfer feature. Customers can take advantage of forex transfer as an option to show their affection for their family and close relatives in other countries during the long holiday," said Leonardo Koesmanto, Managing Director, Head of Digital Banking, PT Bank DBS Indonesia. More information about forex transfer at digibank by DBS is available here.

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DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for ten consecutive years from 2009 to 2018.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 27,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit

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