October 14, 2014
Diwali – that magical, exciting, utterly bright and wonderful festival is here again. No matter what your journey has been over the year, the magic of Diwali makes everything feel fresh and lovely again. Old woes are forgotten and old hurts are forgiven. Everyone feels generous and happy during Diwali – it’s something to do with the bright lights, the firecrackers, and the smiles on peoples’ faces – you know it. So why not go all out and give the whole world to your loved ones this Diwali?
Why Do People Give and Receive Gifts during Diwali?
On this, the happiest holiday ever, people celebrate the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. Everyone cleans their homes so that even the darkest corner gets some light. Beautiful lamps are lit everywhere, to dispel darkness and to bring in cheer and good fortune. Of course, people buy new clothes for themselves and their loved ones.
Along with sweets, people share their good fortune with each other through gifts. It is believed that gifting brings good luck during Diwali, as it pleases the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. On Dhanteras especially, people gift gold and silver articles to please the goddess and invoke her blessings for a prosperous life.
Popular Gifts During Diwali
Gold and silver jewelry are considered to bring prosperity both to the giver and receiver, so many people shop for gold and silver articles during Diwali. Another popular gift is apparel, as fine clothing is a sign of prosperity as well. Kitchen utensils, furniture, furnishings, food and books are preferred as gifts. Diwali is the biggest shopping holiday in India, when people line up at department stores to buy the choicest gifts for their loved ones. What do you plan on gifting your family this Diwali? Are you going to go the traditional route and buy gold coins for your wife or husband? Will you be investing in some real estate? Would you rather buy some rare and valuable books?
What Do You Plan On Gifting Your Loved Ones?
Diwali is that particular time when the giving is bigger than the giver. People take great pleasure in giving gifts, and not just in receiving them. So go ahead – gift your family everything they’ve ever wanted. The most precious gift is the gift of time. So this Diwali, take the time to appreciate what your family and friends do for you. Wish them with all your heart. Gift them experiences they’ll treasure, such as travel, a fine meal at a top restaurant and so on. Visit our site and explore our many gifting categories and our gift card brands. You will be glad you did.
October 10, 2014
Clients, employees, partners, vendors, customers – your gift list gives you the shivers, doesn’t it? How to find suitable gifts for all the people on your list in time for Diwali? Who’ll manage the shopping, the gift-handling and the overall logistics of it all? What protocol do you follow for handing over the gifts? Who decides which gifts will be appropriate?
Yes, We Do Understand
And then again, what if you choose a gift that an important client doesn’t like at all? How do you plan on handing over each person’s gift? Courier them to residences or hand them over in person? The questions never end, do they? Nor does the logistics nightmare, especially if you are handling sensitive people.
We definitely do understand why you get more stressed-out the closer we get to the biggest festival of the year. Everyone in your list will be expecting some tokens from you. You don’t want to offend anyone, and you definitely don’t want to make anyone feel un-appreciated, or worse, under-appreciated. If this burden is on your shoulders this year, you really need to hear what we have to say!
Reduce Your Gift-buying Logistics Burden
The logistics aspect of corporate gift buying and gift giving can become nightmarish if you allow them to. Allow us to help you.
- Make a list of the people you want to gift this year and assign a budget to each person.
- For important clients and partners, add a column that indicates their interests – for example, electronics
- Indicate your recipient’s location in another column.
Make your life easier – just opt for gift cards, e-gift cards, gift vouchers or e-gift vouchers from top brands. Get them delivered to your address and you can then hand-deliver the gifts to your recipients. Purchase e-gift cards for long-distance recipients.
Eliminate The Dilemma Of Choice As Well!
If you are not sure of which brand to choose for a recipient, just opt for the GiftBig gift card or the GiftBig e-gift card. Using these cards, your recipient can purchase gift cards, gift vouchers or e-gift cards from any brand on GiftBig.com. That makes your gift their choice!
Some Fabulous Brands To Consider For Diwali
Here are some great brands you can look at, for perfectly appropriate gift options for your corporate gift recipients:
1. Electronics: Flipkart, Croma, E-zone
2. Books: Landmark, Flipkart, Amazon, Sapna
3. Health & Fitness: Four Fountains Spa,
4. Travel: MakeMyTrip
5. Eye-wear: Titan Eye+, Fastrack, Shoppers Stop, Jabong
6. Restaurants: Spaghetti Kitchen, Bombay Blue, Noodle Bar, Copper Chimney
And many, many more! Don’t forget to check out the special GiftBig Diwali gift cards as well. A whole bunch of surprises in store for you there!
October 8, 2014
Your wife – your precious, faithful, devoted wife. What would your life be like without her? We hope you’ll never have to find out. This Karwa Chauth, your wife will be fasting as she does every year, waiting to sight the moon before sampling her first bite of food from your hand. It’s a precious moment of reconnaissance between a husband and wife, a moment you both will feel profoundly. Make this moment last forever. Make this moment so significant that you both will cherish it forever. Gift her something unbelievably beautiful this year. Go on.
But What To Gift Her?
Yep – that very same, age-old conundrum. Granted she is your precious wife and you know her better than anyone on this planet, but when it comes to gifting – well – it’s still a bit of a dilemma. So don’t waste time worrying. You may never get her choice right. The best thing to do here is to let her choose. The problem then is how to let her choose her own gift and yet keep the gift as a surprise? Yep, we understand this one too. That’s why we are here.
Do Some Due Diligence
What does she like? Is she fond of jewelry beyond all else? Clothes? Shoes? Books, smartphones, romantic meals with you in fancy restaurants, perhaps? It doesn’t take much time to find out what she truly likes and what she’d love to get as a gift from you. Try some domestic espionage – yes! Recruit your kids or younger siblings to find out what wifey dear has in mind for Karwa Chauth this year. Oh, there are many ways to get the info you want, so long as you are hell bent on making her happy!
Let’s Say You Simply Cannot Find Out What She Wants
Here’s the thing – even if absolutely cannot figure out what she wants, we’ve got you covered? How, you say? Consider this – let’s say your wife loves jewelry, fashion apparel, handbags and sunglasses. All you do is to get her a gift card from LifeStyle, Shoppers Shop, Westside, Big Bazaar or Central. We stock gift cards and gift vouchers from many brands that offer a plethora of goods. Problem solved?
Check Out These Fabulous Gift Options
• Romantic dinner for two? Get her the GiftBig Dining Gift Card or the GiftBig Dining e-gift Card. Let her spend the funds on the restaurant of her choice. Pure joy!
• A love for fashion? Just get her the GiftBig Fashion Gift Card or the GiftBig Fashion e-gift Card.
That’s not all – we have so many fantastic brands to choose from, we guarantee that this will be the best Karwa Chauth you and your wife have had in years. Take our word for it.
September 1, 2014
Teachers strive all year to drill knowledge, ethics and good behavior into young minds. They’re seldom rewarded for their efforts. Make them feel special on their special day. Whether you’ve got a child in school or if you want to thank an old teacher, do it on Teacher’s Day with a thoughtful gift.
How About Some New-Age, Jazzy Electronics?
Is your old lecturer refusing to join the latest electronic craze, preferring to use his old typewriter? Time to introduce him to how things are done in the 22nd century, then. Get him the latest smartphone, tablet or computer in gratitude for his years of service to you. You might need to become the teacher for a while but it will be well worth it. Consider buying your items from brands such as Croma, eZone, TheMobileStore, Flipkart or Landmark.
How About Some Fashion?
Teachers tend to forget about shopping for themselves sometimes, preferring to wear out their class attire. It’ll be a nice change for your teacher to shop for a little fashion. Consider gifting your favorite teacher apparel from brands such as Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Energie, BasicsLife, Planet Fashion and others.
How About Some Recreational Stuff?
All teachers love books – after all, books are their tools of trade! Consider a gift of great books from Sapna Book House, Flipkart, Landmark and other brands. While you’re at it, maybe a few great classic movies will also be great as gifts. Consider some music CDs as well – inspirational music by great sings and instrumentalists would be a good idea.
How About Some Well-Earned Relaxation?
A whole year passes by without much respite for teachers. Treat your favorite teachers to a day of pampering at Lakme Salon. Let your teachers relax and go through a makeover and feel alive again. They’ll thank you for years!
How About Some Heath Stuff?
Stress is not good for anyone and we all know that teachers earn more than their share of stress. Consider gifting goodies from Himalaya to your teachers. Himalaya stocks organically-created vitamins and hair and body care products. Go ahead; let your teachers beat the stress with some organic goodies.
It’s Your Turn To Empower Your Teachers
Your teachers have spent years trying to empower you to be braver, bolder and cleverer. Today, you can empower them with gift cards, e-gift cards and gift vouchers from top brands. Let them experience some great shopping picking out the things they like from the brands you choose. Go ahead, empower them. It’s your turn now!
Ganesh Chaturthi’s just around the corner and we cannot wait to celebrate. Who can resist the cherubic Lord Ganesh and his love of sweets? It’s a festival that’s equally dear to the young and the old. Everyone wants to deck up in their best and give and receive gifts! Know what you want to buy for your loved ones?
Not Sure? Here Are Some Great Ideas For You
Too many kids are moving away from the real world these days, preferring to find their escape in video games. A selection of wonderful, motivational books will be perfect for the young ones in your circle.
When it comes to the elders in your circle, consider gifting them inspirational or devotional music. Nothing soothes the older generation than beautiful, melodious devotional music.
Know anyone who doesn’t like to deck up on a festival day? Probably not. So go ahead and splurge on top fashion apparel brands. There are so many to choose from! Check these out – Allen Solly, Club America, Elle, Westside, Planet Fashion, YepMe – the list is endless!
3. Jewelry and Watches
How about gifting some precious gold and diamond jewelry and top branded watches to your loved ones? Consider brands such as D’dmas, Tanishq and the world-famous Joyalukkas. When it comes to watches, consider Helios and World of Titan for fine watches and Fastrack for fashionable, youthful watches.
4. A great shared experience!
Ganesh Chaturthi is a day for families and friends to get together and celebrate. What better way to do that than to enjoy a fabulous meal together? Consider gifting your loved ones a great meal at Bombay Blue, Copper Chimney, Pizza Hut, Spaghetti Kitchen, Noodle Bar, Ebony and other restaurants. You can see everyone smiling in anticipation already, can’t you?
Here’s How To Make Gifting Easier This Year
Whether you’re residing in India or abroad and whether you’re close to your loved ones or far, you can still send them the gifts of their choice. Do it simply and easily via gift cards. It’s easy – buy a gift card, gift voucher or e-gift card from the brand your loved one favors. Let them choose their own gifts from the store outlets. E-gift cards are delivered within minutes, so they’re perfect for last minute gifts. So just go ahead and celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year, knowing that gifting will never be a problem again.
August 6, 2014
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that symbolizes the precious bond between brothers and sisters. It’s the day when brothers reward their sisters with gifts and promises of everlasting protection and love. It’s the day when old grievances are forgiven and forgotten and when gifts are exchanged. Each year, people look for the coolest gifts and gizmos to gift their brothers and sisters. This year, we thought we’d add some magic to the mix and bring you some top ideas for Raksha Bandhan gifts.
Nothing Says Everlasting Love Like Jewelry!
Brothers, how about sealing your promise of love and protection with a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry? Diamonds last forever – ask any woman and she’ll tell you that’s true! Seal your promise of brotherly love in a simple creation by Tanishq. You’ll be the best brother in the world and this year’s Raksha Bandhan will be the best ever as far as your sister is concerned.
How About Some Home and Kitchen Care?
If your sister has a home and kitchen to care for, here’s a great gift idea for this Raksha Bandhan. Buy her all the kitchen and home care items her heart desires from fabulous brands such as Prestige, @Home, HomeShop, Spencer’s, or Viveks. Help her shine up her home with the latest utilities and furnishings this year and you’ll be the best brother ever!
How About Some Exciting Fashion?
Who can say no to a brand new wardrobe, filled with beautiful clothes from fantastic brands? Brands such as Allen Solly, Levi’s, Planet Fashion, French Connection, Energie, U S Polo Association, American Swan, Westside, Soch and others? Which sister would say no to the latest fashion from these brands? Definitely not yours and you know it.
Gift Quickly, And With Ease
So here you go – a plethora of exciting gift options and brands for you to choose from. Feeling confused and overwhelmed? Don’t – we are here to help you. All you have to do is to select a gift card or e-gift card from the brand you like. Let your sister pick and choose the items she wants from the outlet stores. Not sure if you have enough time before Raksha Bandhan? Just pick up an e-gift card from a top brand and your sister will get your gift within the hour. Can it get better than this?
July 23, 2014
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