Vishu, Puthandu, Baisakhi and Poila Boishak – How to Choose the Perfect Gift?

In April comes important festivals – Vishu, Puthandu, Baisakhi and Poila Boishak, which are celebrated in the southern, northern and eastern parts of India respectively, to usher in a brand new year. It’s a day of thanksgiving, much joy and celebration.

Vishu

On the morning of Vishu, people of Kerala wake up to see the ‘Vishukkani’, a ritual arrangement of flowers, fruits, grains, holy text and other auspicious things. They also celebrate the day bursting crackers, exchange gifts and cook elaborate meals!

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Puthandu

Puthandu, also known as Tamil New Year, marks the celebration of the first day of the of the year in keeping with the Hindu solar calendar. “Puttāṇṭu vāḻttukkaḷ!” is how the Tamil people greet each other on this day.

Puthandu gifts

Baisakhi

Baisakhi is a special day for many Indians, especially the Punjabi and Sikh communities. It was on this day that Guru Gobind Singh laid down the foundations for Panth Khalsa. Farmers celebrate Baisakhi as a day thanking God for abundant harvest, and pray for more blessings. Baisakhi is a holy day for Hindus and Buddhists as well.

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Poila Boishak

In Bengali, “poila” means first and “Boishak” marks the first month of the Bengali calendar.

The celebrations begin  with singers performing traditional songs to welcome the new year, people visiting their relatives, friends and family and preparing special dishes for the guests. Businesses also start this day with a new ledger, clearing out the old.

Poila Boishak gifts

How to Find the Perfect Gifts?

So, what do you plan on gifting your loved ones on these special occasions? Finding a gift that delights the recipient is increasingly becoming difficult. And you are tired of thinking and guessing what to gift! That is precisely why we suggest gift cards. Gift cards are extremely practical and convenient. They take away the stress of choosing a perfect gift, while giving endless choices to your loved ones. Gifting must make both the giver and the recipient feel happy; that’s what gifting a gift card or an e-gift voucher does.

Woohoo.in brings to you over 100 brands across many categories from fashion, jewellery books, dining, music, electronics, home décor, and much more. You can also send an e-gift card instantly to your loved ones via SMS, WhatsApp or email, along with your personalized messages, photographs and voice notes. The recipient can start the shopping the second they receive it. How much easier could it get?

A Few Top-Brand E Gift Cards For You

Here are a few top brand e gift cards for you to pick for the occasions, be it Vishu, Puthandu, Baisakhi or Poila Boishak. You can go ahead and select a brand that you know your gift recipient will favor.

1. Woohoo E-Gift Cards

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2. Lifestyle E-Gift Cards

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3. Shoppers Stop E-Gift Cards

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5. BookMyShow E-Gift Cards

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6. Big Bazaar E-Gift Cards

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7. Flipkart E-Gift Cards

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8. Myntra E-Gift Cards

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9. Crossword E-Gift Cards

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10. Cleartrip E-Gift Cards

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Check out for more brands here.

Exciting Offers on Gift Cards

And, there is more reason to gift now. Pay using PhonePe UPI for any brands of gift cards on Woohoo and get assured cashback of Rs.100 to your PhonePe Wallet. Also get additional Woohoo Cashback between Rs.20 – Rs.200 for all transactions.

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So, go ahead and start gifting!

 

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Buy Gift Cards with PhonePe and Get Special Cashbacks

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This April, Woohoo is bringing you special cashback offers on your favorite brand gift cards, in partnership with PhonePe.

You can pay using PhonePe UPI for gift card purchases of Rs.1000 or more on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app and get Flat ₹100 cashback from PhonePe. Also, get additional Woohoo Cashback up to Rs.200 for all transactions.

HOW TO AVAIL THIS OFFER?

• On Woohoo in or Woohoo App, choose your favourite e-gift card from 100+ brands.

• Enter the quantity & amount and proceed to pay.

• On the checkout page, select “PhonePe” as the payment method.

• You will be redirected to the payment screen of PhonePe.

• Pick the preferred payment option as UPI.

• Click on “Pay using PhonePe” to complete the transaction.

• Cashback will be credited into your PhonePe wallet within 24 hours of successful completion of the transaction.

Additionally, Get cashback between Rs.20 and Rs.200 from Woohoo on every brand. Woohoo cashback is directly added to your woohoo account, within 15 days of completing the transaction.

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The Bells and Whistles of Gifting

As appeared in The Hindu on March 12, 2018.

Choosing the right gift involves so much of meticulous planning, close study of the recipient’s interests and needs, and humongous efforts to keep up the surprise element that it often robs the giver the joy of gifting. Similarly, think of all the unwanted gifts that you have acquired over the years – ill-fitting clothes, out-of-place home décor, and all the irrelevant, meaningless, unappealing things that gather dust and spark no joy that you can’t quite wait to ‘Kondo’ (a tidying movement) them out of your homes and lives. And all those times when you couldn’t choose a product to gift someone because you did not know them well enough, but couldn’t think of gifting them some cash either because that would be too cold and impersonal.

Woohoo, The Hindu Metroplus, March 12, 2018

That’s where Woohoo comes in, according to TP Pratap, co-founder and director of the Bengaluru-based gift card technology company Qwikcilver. “Gift cards come somewhere in between the gifting of cash and the gifting of products or merchandise,” he says. Most importantly, it is a way of gifting people the “freedom of choice”.

Two years since its launch, the Woohoo digital platform – comprising the website and the app – is today the largest aggregator for gift cards in India, says Pratap, who was in the city recently. The company has partnered with over 150 brands, including Amazon, Flipkart, PVR Cinemas, BookMyShow, Myntra, Pantaloons, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Crossword, Cleartrip, Fastrack, Fabindia, and Big Bazaar, and offers customers a range of options to choose from.

The gift cards of some brands begin at Rs. 100 and go up to Rs. 50,000. The cards can be delivered physically or can be sent to the recipient via mail or WhatsApp. “According to research, 75% of gift purchases happen 48 hours before the actual event,” says Pratap. And gift cards, he believes, are the most convenient and hassle-free option for last-minute shoppers. So, even if you realise at the moment that it is your friend’s birthday today, you can always log in to the Woohoo app or site and send him or her a gift card through WhatsApp in a matter of just five minutes.

The Woohoo team also ensures that the bells and whistles of gift giving are not lost in the digital experience. The gift giver could attach a selfie or an audio message to the gift card, and personalise it with photographs from the phone gallery, before hitting the send button. Pratap says the company has taken every effort to “address the challenges faced by consumers” and to make the experience “more personal and more memorable”. Through Woohoo, you could also send a cake, bouquet or card along with the physical gift card.

It has been almost 10 years since Pratap, along with two of his BITS Pilani classmates, began Qwikcilver, and he says the adoption rates for gift cards still fall behind three years of what they had expected. “There was a time when we were happy because we sold 100 cards a month,” he says. With a “300% year-on-year growth” , Qwikcilver has certainly come a long way. Amazon, Helion Venture Partners, Accel, and Sistema Asia Fund have invested in the company over the years. The promotion of gift cards by brands has also helped Qwikcilver, which powers 90% of the gift cards in the Indian market.

One thing that Woohoo is bullish about is its knowledge of consumer behaviour. Pratap says the platform has evolved over time, developing features to match the interests of consumers. It provides a digital locker experience for gift cards wherein you can save all the gift cards that you have received via Woohoo, and use them at your convenience, even as the app sends you reminders about the expiry date of various individual cards. There is also an option to sell cards that you have received at a price that you may decide. The cards are verified and listed by the Woohoo team. “We are India’s first secondary consumer-to-consumer market for gift cards,” says Pratap. The group gifting feature that lets the consumer invite friends to pool in resources to buy a gift card was introduced only six months ago. There is also the relatively new ‘Gift of giving’ feature that lets groups make a contribution towards charitable causes through gift cards.

“We are on the right track,” says Pratap, adding that he is delighted that brands and consumers have reposed their faith in the company. With the government too making a push for digital transactions, Woohoo envisions a four-fold or five-fold growth in the coming years. Given India’s culture of gifting, it was difficult to make a breakthrough, but today, Pratap says, that Woohoo has managed to make its presence felt in even Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities and change the way people look at gifting.

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Holi gifts that are off the beaten track

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Holi, the festival of colours, is synonymous with festivity, merriment and bonding. Over the years, the traditional custom of people personally meeting to greet their family and friends may have transitioned to the current trend of large get-togethers organized in open spaces. But the basic essence of the festival – that of camaraderie and bonding – remains unchanged.

What Are You Planning to Gift this Holi?

If you’re planning to host or attend one such get-together this Holi, you might want to give traditional gifts a pass for a more unconventional and practical gifting option.

Boxes of sweets and the like are becoming a passé, with people becoming increasingly health and fitness conscious. But again, there are others who would find festivals to be incomplete without the sweet quotient. Taking a guess and estimating the number of boxes you’d need to get or thinking of the alternative gifting options for those who might want to do away with the boxes could be a pain. Why not let them have their pick?

How’s that possible? Here’s how:

With a Woohoo Gift card, you give the recipient the freedom to choose exactly what he wants. If dry fruits or a sweets hamper or namkeen is what he wants, heWoohoo gift card could use your gift card to order it online from Amazon.in. While those who would prefer non-food items could go with things like home décor items from Home Stop, @Home or Shoppers Stop. If apparel is a preference, he could choose to pick anything online from Myntra or at stores of brands like Lifestyle, Westside, Marks & Spencers, and a host of others. As for the little ones, they could take their pick from an array of options at Crossword, Fastrack, and more.

So stock up on your Woohoo Gift Cards today from Woohoo.in and enjoy a stress-free Holi.

Check out other Top Brand Gift Cards for Holi.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Some call Valentine’s Day as a celebration of love, others see it as just a made-up holiday. So what is it, exactly? Should we celebrate Valentine’s Day or not? What do you think? We say, yes, we should celebrate Valentine’s Day. We should give each other cards and gifts. And we should enjoy being with our loved ones on this day. In fact, there are 5 different reasons why we feel everyone should celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether it’s a standard festival or not. Read on!

1. Spare Some Love For Yourself

Who doesn’t feel hopeful and full of dreams on Valentine’s Day? Even those who’ve given up hope of love experience a rekindling on this day. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Valentine’s Day reminds us to love the people in our lives. Do you know who deserves to be loved the most? You. Yourself. So go ahead, treat yourself to something truly wonderful and celebrate Valentine’s Day feeling good about yourself.

2. Make Those Bonds Tighter!

Have you noticed that when you gift something nice to a loved one, you feel all good inside? That’s what gifting does to people. When you gift something thoughtful, your recipient feels gratitude and affection towards you. Needless to say, friendships are strengthened and people come closer than ever before. And Valentine’s Day is all about gifting! Go for it, we say!

3. Come Clean To Your Secret Crush

Been scared to tell that cute girl how you feel? Just send her lovely gift on Valentine’s Day and see how she responds. Whatever happens, you don’t have to be embarrassed. It’s Valentine’s Day! It’s your day to express your feelings. No matter what happens.

4. Let Loose Some Creativity!

Can’t draw a straight line to save yourself? No worries, buddy! It’s Valentine’s Day, and no one is going to judge what your card looks like. It’s the thought that counts. So forget ready-made cards and make your own funny cards. Draw squiggly hearts and smileys! Pen something hilarious! Paste emoticons all over your card! Get creative! It’s Valentine’s!

5. More Smiles And Hugs – Who Could Say No?

Ever noticed how good you feel when someone gives you a hug? Ever taken the time to wonder why a happy smile on someone’s face makes you feel happy? It’s all chemical, friend. Our mind responds to hugs and smiles just as the body responds to vitamins. So go, spread some love vitamins around. And watch healthy miracles as they happen.

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Valentine Week 2018 – Celebration of Love

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Come February and love is definitely in the air. With Valentine’s Day lurking in the corner, the smell of red roses fill the air, and so does the anxious, happy faces of those who are waiting for 14h February with abated breath. The day dedicated for love has lovers waiting to declare and express their feelings, surprise their loved ones with a well-planned day and exchange gifts that show they care about each other. Valentine ’s Day is a special day to celebrate the universal feeling of love.

Valentine Week 2018

Valentine Week begins from 7th February with Rose Day and continues till 14th February. Each day of Valentine week has significance. Below is the full list of Valentine week days 2018.

Feb 7th – Rose Day

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Feb 8th – Propose Day

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Feb 9th – Chocolate Day

Chocolate Day

 

Feb 10th – Teddy Day

Teddy Day

Feb 11th – Promise Day

Promise Day

Feb 12th –  Hug Day

Hugg Day

Feb 13th – Kiss Day

Kiss Day

Feb 14th – Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

 

As with any other year, this year too, you’re probably wondering what to get for your special friend.  Why gift something you could only “hope” they like?

Woohoo.in has a range of Valentine’s special gift cards that are sure to sweep your loved ones off their feet once again. Keep the guessing out and gift them what they truly love, from a wide range of options they themselves could choose from. Go on, pick your a Valentine gift card today.

 

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Shop Gift Cards with UPI and Get Special Cashbacks

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Be it festivals, birthdays or weddings, Woohoo.in has over 100+ brand gift cards to make gifting easy for any occasions. With a gift card, you are keeping the guessing out and offering your loved ones what they truly love, from a wide range of options they themselves could choose from.

And, here is another reason for cheer. This February, Woohoo is bringing you special cashback offers on your favorite brand gift cards.

You can pay using UPI for gift card purchases of Rs.1000 or more on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app and then get assured cashbacks between Rs.20 – Rs.200 for every brand gift card purchased. The cashback is instant. It will be added to your woohoo account, within 30 minutes of completing the transaction.

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So, go ahead and make your gift card purchase without a moment’s hesitation.

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Sankranti and Pongal gifts for your loved ones!

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Hey everyone! The colorful, exciting festival of harvest, Sankranti, is almost here. What are your plans for this festive occasion, celebrated across most parts of India?

Makar Sankranti, falling on January 14th  this year, is a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and a day of joyful festivities for the gifts received over the year. In North India (Prayag), thousands of devout pilgrims line up to bathe at the confluence of the three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (Triveni Sangam). In the South India, devotees throng to the Sabarimala Temple to get a glimpse of the Makara Jyoti.

Families all over the country clean their homes and sanctify them. In Tamil Nadu rice is cooked in milk till the milk overflows. This is called ‘Pongal’. The overflowing milk symbolizes the desire to fill their homes to the brim with wealth.

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Rural India comes alive on this day with farmers painting the horns of their cows in bright colours and tying colourful ribbons and bells around their necks. Kids fly colorful kites and conduct kite-flying competitions. There is joy, freshness, newness and the beginning of new life everywhere. People visit each others’ homes bearing unique gifts. Make yours the most unique gift of all by opting for Pongal gift cards from Woohoo.in

With gift cards you let your gift to your loved ones echo the very essence of this festival – abundance, as the recipient of your gift card can choose from a wide range of products across 100+ top brands such as Amazon, Flipkart, Helios, Fastrack, World of Titan, Croma, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Four Fountains Spa and more. These brands offer everything from fine watches, music, books, smartphones, electronics, fashion apparel, spa services, sportswear and home equipments.

So send your gift cards right away and let your loved ones be spoilt for choice this Sankranti!

Note: Images are from happymakarsankranti.co.in and happypongalfestival.net. Copyright vests with respective copyright holders.

(Post updated on 13 Jan 2018)

 

 

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Time to Spread the Christmas Cheer Again with Awesome Gifts

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Can you hear the jingle bells just around the corner? Santa’s getting his reindeer ready, rubbing their noses with fresh snow from the North Pole. His cart is loaded and he’s on his way to your home to spread some Christmas cheer all around! Just in case he doesn’t make it to the homes of your families and friends, maybe you just might need to put on Santa’s cap this year. And we have cool Christmas gift ideas to make it really easy for you to wear that lovely red hat.

About Christmas and Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ as everyone knows. The concept of gift giving during Christmas arises from the precious gift of myrrh and frankincense that baby Jesus received from the three wise men. Now, we get to deliver Christmas gifts to our loved ones, but without having to travel miles on foot to deliver – via gift cards and e-gift cards.

Why Gift Cards Make The Best Christmas Gifts

As far as gifts from the North Pole go, gift cards are right up there on top. That’s because they are easy to shop for, easy to send to your loved ones and best of all, christmas gift cardsthe choice of gift is left entirely to them! It’s your gift, but their choice. It’s simply impossible to have it this way unless you went around handing out money. We all know the risks involved with cash, so why not choose gift cards from great brands and make someone super happy this year?

Advantages of Christmas E-Gift Cards

An e-gift card makes an ideal last-minute Christmas gift. Your e-gift card is delivered to the recipient within seconds; they can start shopping the second they receive it. How much easier could it get? We have e-gift cards for everyone this Christmas. For the foodie – try e-gifts card from Blue Foods, Bombay Blue, Cafe Coffee Day, Dineout, and Noodle Bar. Get Croma, Flipkart, Big Bazaar or Amazon.in e-gift cards for the tech-lover. For the shopaholic, get Lifestyle e-gift cards, Shoppers Stop e-gift cards and Westside e-gift cards. Get Gaana, PVR Cinemas and BookMyShow for the music and movie lovers. There’s an e-gift card for everyone. Just browse the collection on www.woohoo.in and make your pick.

Show Santa How to Gift Real Joy and Win Real Points
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Making someone happy is its own reward. But it’s Christmas time, after all. So we’ve decided to reward you with Woohoo Gifting League, for wanting to make your loved ones happy! This entire season, for every action on Woohoo.in or the Woohoo app, earn exciting Woohoo points. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! Start gifting, start collecting, start celebrating!

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