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
End of summer sale is in full swing. There are offers from every top brands. If you are looking for a perfect gifts for your loved ones, gift them gift cards and gift vouchers from the great brands. This is the best opportunity of gifting your dear and near ones a chance to shop at their favorite brand’s outlets at amazing discounts. They are going to get more spending power on their gift cards.
It doesn’t end there. In this month of offers, get a free Rs.250 e-gift card from Giftbig.com. This free e-gift card can be availed against any brand of your choice at Giftbig.com. All you need to do is:
SMS the code GIFTBIG to 9841646669 to get the Free Rs.250 E-Gift Card.
All offers are for a limited period. Claim this free gift today and be a smart gifter!
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July 15, 2014
It’s the end of summer sale season! This is the best time to grab hold of top summer brands at a fraction of their pricing, at ridiculous discounts. It’s the smartest time to shop for gifts for your loved ones as well. There are offers everywhere! What better time than to buy gifts, than when you know you can get two birds with one stone? When you know you can make your loved ones happy and save money?
So What Are These Offers And Where Are They?
Good question. Of course you want to know what these end-of-summer sale offers are and where they are and who’s offering them. Well, get ready. Here it comes.
- Everyone’s favorite department store, Lifestyle, has an upto 50% sale right now. Yes, you heard right. Upto 50% on several brands and a wide range of goods.
- Then there’s Central Mall with upto 51% off on many brands and goods store-wide.
- Love the formal look? Don’t wait a single minute more. Head out to Van Heusen and you get one shirt for every 2 shirts you purchase.
- Denim lovers, take heart. Levi’s got discounts up to 50% store-wide on jeans, jean jackets and more!
- And those of you who love to spend the entire day browsing Westside’s goodies, there’s even better news. Westside’s got an ongoing upto 60% off sales right now.
That’s Great, But How To Choose The Right Gift?
Now you know where to find great end-of-season-sales discounts. Your concern is how are you going to se
lect the right items for your loved ones? You cannot accurately predict what they’ll like, can you? That’s where we come in. Don’t bother to select anything for your loved ones. Just get them gift cards and gift vouchers from these great brands! Let your friends and family members enjoy a nice shopping holiday browsing at their favorite stores for what they like. Could it get better than that?
Here’s How You Can Become A Smart Gifter
There’s the gifter, and there’s the smart gifter – what’s the difference? The smart gifter is one who understands that all offers are for a limited period. The smart gifter is savvy enough to make use of every available hour. So how do you become one? Now let’s see – Van Heusen, Westside, Lifestyle and Levis offer both gift cards and e-gift cards. Grab an e-gift card from one of these brands now and let your loved ones shop today itself. Howzat for smart gifting!?
As appeared in Economic Times on 23 June 2014, by Radhika P Nair.
Gift card technology startup QwikCilver Solutions is set to launch a prepaid gift card that can be used across multiple brands. The company is also piloting a mobile wallet that can be used to pay for products at offline stores.
QwikCilver provides the backend technology that powers the gift card business of retailers and brands like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Westside, Titan, Croma and others.
The company received a prepaid wallet licence from the Reserve Bank of India last year. But TP Pratap, cofounder and chief marketing officer at Bangalore-based QwikCilver, said such a licence is not needed by a brand that is issuing a gift card redeemable at its own stores.
“When it (a prepaid card) is to be used at stores of multiple brands the authenticity of the issuer becomes important. Now with the licence we can launch such a card,” said Pratap. Under pilot at the moment, Pratap said the company’s over 90 clients are ready to partner for this service. QwikCilver has already issued a gift card that can be used to buy products from multiple sellers on online marketplace Flipkart.
The gift card industry in India is expected to grow from the current 2,500 crore to about 9,000 crore in three years according to industry estimates.
“There is a good market for gift cards in the country and a product that can be used across multiple retailers will help increase the popularity of this product,” said Arvind Singhal, chairman at retail advisory Technopak. At present banks and plastic money operators like HDFC and American Express offer prepaid instruments that can be used for shopping.
QwikCilver intends to launch this product next quarter. It also plans to launch a mobile wallet that can be used at multiple retail stores.
June 11, 2014
Father’s Day is coming up soon – in fact, it’s on Sunday, the 15th of June, 2014. Are you ready with the perfect gift to wish your darling father on this special day? Somehow, we feel that people tend to remember Mother’s Day more often than Father’s Day! Do you feel this is true as well? In that case, please feel free to go ahead and celebrate Father’s Day this year with great aplomb. Take your father out to dinner, pamper him, buy him the gifts he wants, and make the whole day something to remember and cherish.
Put In Some Extra Effort!
You still have some time left, so make it a priority to find out what daddy dear wants. Is he a sports fanatic? Or does he stay glued to the TV all day long? Does he have a thing for the latest tech? Does he like to shop for clothes? Make a list of his likes and decide what he really wants as a gift. He may not tell you this if you ask him – dads are like that. They’re always giving; receiving doesn’t come easy for them. It’ll be your job to make sure that dad not only enjoys receiving gifts from you, but also looks forward to them!
OK, You’re Still Not Really Sure What To Buy For Dad
OK, so you’ve done your homework but you’re still not really sure about what gift to give your dad. Never fear. We’re here to help you out. Just pick up a gift card, gift voucher or e-gift card from a great brand that offers what he likes! Could it get simpler than this? How about gift cards from Reliance, Croma or The Mobile Zone if your dad has a thing for tech stuff? Say he loves to shop for fine suits and ties. What could be more appropriate than a gift card from Arrow, Van Heusen or Raymond for that matter? Suppose you don’t know which fashion brand he likes. Just buy the GiftBig Fashion Gift Card and let your dad use it to buy a gift card from the fashion brand he likes!How about gifting a fine dining experience? All you do is pick up the GiftBig Dining Gift Card. Your dad can redeem it against a gift card or gift voucher from major restaurant brands on GiftBig.com. Easy? Yes? So go on, make this Father’s Day your father’s most special day of the year.
Let’s face it – our kids have put in a long hard year. They’ve slogged for their exams day and night, and the results are pouring in. While they’re wiping the sweat off their brows in relief, it’s time for us parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents and friend to think of rewarding them for their hard labor. Let us show them that with great effort, comes great rewards!
What Will Your Kid Like?
Idea 1: Books!
Think about gifts that’ll keep them occupied; the long summer hols are ahead of them. How about a gift card from a brand such as Landmark, Sapna Book House or Starmark? Books are ideal for kids who love to read – they like nothing better than burying those noses in a book all day. Kiddie book-lovers like nothing better than to browse a huge collection of books all day long. Your chosen gift card will enable them to do just that, which is a gift in itself!
Idea 2: Special Summer Clothes
Though clothes won’t keep your kids occupied all through the hols, they make an excellent reward gift. Summer means birthday parties, picnics, family outings, weddings, summer camps – so many occasions to get dressed up for! How about getting your kids a gift card from Westside, Izod, Energie, Gini & Jony or Celio? All these brands offer an incredible range of special summer clothes and party wear that your kids will love. Hand your kids your chosen gift card and let them have fun pulling out ensembles and trying them on at the store. What fun!
Idea 3: Toys
Kids love toys of all kinds. The young ones love kiddie toys while older ones like video games and remote-operated toys. So go ahead and gift them what they love! Try gift cards and gift vouchers from Babyoye, Flipkart and Appleofmyi for your little ones. Let them pick the toys they want, all on their own! For your older kids, how about gift cards from Croma, the Mobile Store, Landmark and Flipkart? Let them go wild browsing the latest smartphones, video gaming consoles, video games and all the digital thrills they can stand!
Don’t forget to include a sweet message of congrats and love to your kids along with your gift card, e-gift card or gift voucher. Your kids will love to read your words of encouragement. After all, every child wants to be rewarded with more love each day.