Unlike buying something for yourself, buying for someone else can be quite a daunting task, even if it is for a person you are quite close with. In fact, at times buying a gift for your most favourite people proves to be even more confusing because you truly want to make them happy with your gesture. You genuinely care about their approval and adoration for the present you selected with so much care for them.
While personality is just one aspect that has to be considered during gift selection, it is further complicated with the type of occasion that calls for it as well as the kind of relationship you share with the person. While many prefer to take the easy way out and just hand over that ‘envelope of money’ on most occasions, there are quite a few of us who just loathe and shiver with embarrassment at such a thought. Nevertheless, gift hunting demands a great deal of time investment, and that can be quite difficult to manage for many of us who only get a 48 hour weekend jam-packed with a long to-do list.
Thus, how do you ensure you find a well-thought gift worth giving in a short time? Simple, go online to find one, because there you will not only be able to buy presents but also get a big helping hand to guide you in this demanding task.
So, here we bring you a list of online gift stores, some conventional, some unique, and what they have to offer.
This online gifts portal is particularly unique because it offers quite a range of fresh things that other similar sites have not yet thought about. Apart from the usual categories, gender, teens, kids, occasions and personality sections, this e-commerce site also has a gifts for ‘babies’ section. Furthermore, it gives you Gift Ideas based on the popularity of a gift in each section, recipients’ zodiac signs and suggestions on colours of flowers based on months and sun sign preferences. It also brings you birth stones for each month. In its services section, you will find a Gift Wizard, a Wishlist, Same Day Delivery, Midnight Delivery (for pleasant surprises) and Gratify eGiftcards for those times when you simply can’t decide what to buy. However, the best service among all these has to be the Event Butler which lets you set reminders for important occasions so that it will nudge in time to start looking for a gift.
Another site to discover that perfect gift is ZoomIn. Apart from Indian Gifts Portal, ZoomIn is the only gifting site to have launched its app for mobile phones. What could make gift shopping easier than this? If you end up making a collage of photographs every time there is a birthday around the corner, ZoomIn should be your go-to site. Here, you can get your photographs on various types of canvases, calendars, mugs, magnets, photo books, note cards, and frames. Doesn’t it sound awesome! Also, while buying a gift from ZoomIn you can get a gift for yourself, too by referring the site to a friend or family member. In return for a new customer, ZoomIn gives you and your friend Rs 100 each, as ZoomIn rewards, absolutely free!
This one belongs to the elite category of gifting solutions. Claiming to create awesome products to make your life easier, GoGappa brings you a variety of cases and covers to hold your passport, phones, money, jewellery, cufflinks, pens, ties etc. along with some niche gifting items. This online gifts portal brings you gifts for him, her, corporates, anniversaries, birthdays, personalized gifts, gift hampers and even last minute gifts with the promise of free and fast shipping.
Ferns N Petals
Started in 1994 as solely a fresh flower delivery service, Ferns N Petals has today expanded to delivering cakes, gifts, personalized items and plants as well. Here, you can browse for gifts according to occasions, best sellers, city specials, corporate, premium, relation, age, type of flowers, flavour of cakes etc. You will get international service at Ferns N Petals also, which offers a far greater reach with options to send gifts to US, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Philippines, Germany and Indonesia.
If you are an Archies devotee, you no longer have to move out every time you want to shop for your sweetheart or that best friend because now this gifts’ haven is at your disposal with a single click. By going online, Archies has made shopping gifts for the most romantic moments of your life truly easy. Here, you will find a catalogue consisting of accessories, balloon bouquets, fragrances, personalized gifts etc. If you love giving greeting cards, Archiesonline has an entire section devoted to it. You can also browse through gifts according to occasions, gender, kids and different relationships. This online gifts portal also gives you a Gift Wizard, Gift Ideas, Deals and it also brings you some niche products from its exclusive global brand associations like UFUMA, Deco, Cow Parade et al. It also has a store locator, so if you are uncomfortable buying online, you can simply browse through the options online and purchase it from a nearby outlet to save time.
You can also ‘gift with ease’ by shopping for them online through Giftease. This online gift portal claims to provide a select range of hand-picked gifts to its customers. To begin with, it has put up a very interesting Personality page inviting you to give gifts to your loved ones based on their personality with sections like Dapper Dude, Fashionista, The Yogi, Foodie, Décor Lover, Whacky, Party Animal, Gadget Guru, Fitness Fanatic, Traveller, Music & Movie Buff. You can also shop according to categories which include Fashion, Jewelry, Quirky Gifts, Toys, Return Gifts etc. or according to gifts for men, women, family, kids/ teens and occasions. Apart from this Giftease also brings you Special Deals on all types of gifts and also a Gift Wiz which helps you find the perfect gift based on a few parameters you enter. You can even chat with experts here for well-informed suggestions.
Started in April 2002, Indian Gifts Portal is as simple and practical as its name suggests. However, this has in no way limited the growth of the online portal. Apart from offering you sections like Gifts for Him, Gifts for Her, Personalized Gifts, Occasions, Indian Gifts Portal also gives you the option of sending gifts directly to anyone in the US, UK, UAE, Canada or Australia at no extra cost through its ‘Global Gift Shops’. Furthermore, the plethora of options available in every section has filters like By relation, Special Gifts, Utility Gifts, Flowers, Gourmet, Art and Craft etc. making your gift hunt a lot more easier.
So, now you know where to looking for that perfect gift the next time a special event comes up in your life.