India Boycotts Bad Gifts: Don’t settle for less-than-perfect gifts anymore!

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How many times have you forcefully tried to smile whenever presented with a bad gift? We all know how that feels like. Often, we hide our displeasure and acknowledge the gift out of  respect to the good intention and love behind the gesture, still, there would have been instances in our lives where we had complained in secret about the colour, texture or size of the gift. Most of those gifts are likely be relegated to the attic or gifted to someone else. An ill-matched furniture, tacky wall clock or ill-fitting clothes will take the joy off gifting-  from both the giver and receiver.

Then why do we continue gifting them? It’s time to say, ‘enough is enough and no more gifting blunders’.

Here’s your guide to get your gifting right. The revolution has begun!

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Best Gift Ideas for Your Sibling this Rakshabandhan

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Rakshabandhan or Rakhi is a festival to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. It is marked by sisters tying the sacred thread, known as Rakhi to their brother’s wrist. The brother, in return pledges to protect his sister at all times. As a token of love between the siblings they usually give gifts to each other. A bond and love so unconditional deserves a gift as boundless.

Apart from all the positive feelings, the festival of Rakshabandhan brings the same dilemma – what to gift my  brother or sister? Do they already have this item, or am I just wasting money buying this or that?

Give Your Sibling the Gift that Opens the Door to More Gifts!

How about getting your sister or brother a gift card this year for Rakshabandhan? With exclusive Rakshabandhan gift cards and e gift cards, you open up the door to a range of options for your sibling to choose from. With more than 100+ brands to choose from, you could gift them anything from shopping for products online or offline, dining at their favorite restaurants, pampering them at the spa or salon, watching a movie at the theatres and much more.

Best Rakhi Gifts for Your Sister

She means the world to you and, if you could, you would most certainly bring her the stars from the sky if she wanted it. That speaks volumes about a brother’slove for his sister and his desire to fulfil her every wish. Keeping this in mind, we’ve got the perfect gift idea for you – a gift card that let’s your sister pick exactly what she desires.

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Choose a gift card from her favorite brand. Or, if you’d like to let her choose from the various brands, you could gift her a Woohoo gift card. A Woohoo gift card would enable her to use it to purchase another gift cards from the brands of her choice.

Check out the top Rakshabandhan gift cards for your sister.

Best Rakhi Gifts for Your Brother

Yes, the two of you have fought through your childhood and probably still do. But when it comes to protecting you, you know your brother’s always there for you (there’s no doubt about that!). A gadget freak, a gamer, a man of style, a geek, an artist, a photographer or a foodie – whatever be your brother’s taste and style, a gift card would be an ideal gift for him. Be it a particular model of a gadget he’s got his eyes on, a book he’s been wanting to pick, that shirt he saw online or the mouth-watering plate of his favorite dish he’s been craving – there is a gift card for everything he desires. Check out these perfect Rakhi gift cards for your brother.

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift for Every Type of Dad

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Father’s Day is around the corner and you might be wondering what to gift your dad for his special day. It’s hard to read someone’s mind to grab their dearest wish, but you can certainly study their type! There are many kinds of dads out there. Wonderful, kind dads and brusque, impatient dads. Loving dads and hide-my-love dads. Funny dads and fashionable dads. Nerdy dads, geeky dads, sporty dads, and many more. We do our best when it comes to gift buying for him, but we still cannot get our dad’s desires just right.

The best solution here is to go for a Father’s Day gift card. With gift cards, you’ll be gifting your dad not just the gift of his choice, but the great joy of shopping for his own gift this Father’s Day.

So, figure out your dad’s type and get the perfect gift card for him. Check out our dad types here and you’ll get the idea!

1. Techie Dad

Here’s the dad who’s always fiddling with his electronics. Either he’s trying to take his laptop apart or he’s downloading the latest app on his state-of-the-art smartphone. He won’t be watching CNN to catch world news, no – he’ll be watching tech update channels. If there’s anything that’ll light up his eyes and make him smile like a three-year-old, that’s electronics. So, if that’s your dad, you know what to buy for him this Father’s Day.

Best Gift Cards to Buy : Croma Gift Card , Flipkart E-Gift Card

2. Foodie Dad

So your dad simply cannot pass by a new restaurant without popping in to try out some goodies huh? In fact, most restaurants in your town are apprehensive when he walks in – they’ve come to believe he’s a food critic! He’s constantly looking up new recipes on the net, and barging into your mom’s kitchen to try them out. What’s the perfect Father’s Day gift for him? Some cool dining experiences, what else!

Best Dining Gift Cards to Buy : Spaghetti Kitchen Gift Card, Mainland China Restaurant E-Gift voucher, Machaan Restaurant E-Gift Voucher. Check out more Dining Gift Cards here.

3. Roaming Dad

He keeps a suitcase and toiletries packed and ready to go. He’s always reading up on travel destinations, sighing at the sight of magnificent vistas and mystical desert views? Take pity on him. He’s been bitten by the travel bug. The best gift for your roaming dad is a trip to some exotic locale where he can enjoy the views and experiences to his heart’s content. What a joy!

Best Gift Cards to Buy : MakeMyTrip Gift Card, Cleartrip Gift Card. Check out more Travel Gift Cards here.

 4. Trendy Dad

Here’s a dad whose very blood throbs with fashion vibes. He’s always scanning fashion mags, discussing the latest trends for men’s fashion. He’s always in the know as to things that are ‘so old season’ and what’s current and what’s coming up in the next season. Such a trendy dad needs just one thing to complete his life – the complete set of the latest fashion accessories! Now you know what to get him for Father’s Day, don’t you?

Best Apparel Gift Cards to Buy Arrow Gift Card, Raymond Shop Gift Card, Lifestyle E-Gift Card, Shoppers Stop Gift Card. Find out more gift cards for fashion here.

5. Love-My-Books Dad

You want to ask him about something but he’s got his nose buried in a book again. In fact, you are very familiar with your dad’s forehead and the shape of his eyebrows. The rest is always buried in a book, so you don’t get to see it often. No matter, it’s just that books are his world and he finds little of interest outside of books. You know what to get him for Father’s Day – all the books he wants! What more can a book-lover dad ask for?

Best Gift Cards for Books Crossword Gift Card, Sapna Book House Gift Card.

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Spread the Joy, Not Plastic. Only with E-Gift Cards

Gifters love to gift; the more impressive the gift, the bigger the box and then the ribbons and the rest of it. There are so many gifting occasions in a year – a horde of festivals, and then Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Valentine Week – you name it. We feel obliged to honour each occasion with an appropriate gift, and the gift wrappings accumulate. Ever wondered what your gift recipients do with the wrapping, the boxes and the ribbons? They throw them away. Kilos of gift wrapping ends up in landfills around the world. Is there a way to prevent this? Yes, there is!

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Gift Wrappings – And More Wrappings!

Let us change the way things have been done so far. In honour of Environment Day on June 5th, let’s make a pact to move on to e-gift cards. Let us forget about buying gifts from stores and getting them packaged elaborately. Let us rather turn to an environmentally-friendly, paperless method of gifting wonderful things to the people we love.

Here’s What’s Great About E-Gift Cards

E-gift cards are quick and easy. All you do is pick an e-gift card this moment, and take a few minutes to personalize it and hit Send. Within the next few seconds, your e-gift card is on its way to your recipient’s email. Job done. Job prettily done, because our e-gift cards come in beautiful templates that fit the gifting occasionanimated templates for e gift card perfectly. Lovely balloons pop in birthday cards and emotional messages shine through from our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and Rakhi e-gift cards. You won’t miss anything- except perhaps that tearing sound of the package being unwrapped. Surely you can live without that? So are we in synch? Let’s make our beautiful planet happy by gifting!

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Magnificent May – Get Upto 20% OFF on MakeMyTrip E-Gift Cards

Gifting a Travel Experience with MakeMyTrip Gift Cards

Travel opens up so many exciting opportunities. It’s the ultimate gift option that combines learning, exploration and self-discovery. Make someone’s dreams come true today – give them a MakeMyTrip Gift card and gift a fabulous travel experience they’ve always planned. MakeMyTrip is one of the leading players in online flight bookings in India, providing instant booking and comprehensive travel choices along with great customer support and services.

Now, there is more reason to gift a MakeMyTrip E-Gift Card. This May, Woohoo is bringing you special offer on MakeMyTrip E-Gift Cards as a part of the ” Magnificent May ” campaign – Upto 20% OFF on MakeMyTrip E-Gift Cards.

Discount on MakeMyTrip Gift Cards

You can avail 20% discount on 1000 denomination of MakeMyTrip E-Gift Card. All you need to do is use the promo code MMT20 in the checkout page. From 2000 to 10000 denomination, you can get 8% discount by using the promo code MMT8. You can find the detailed T&C here.

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The Best Gift You Can Give on Mother’s Day to All Mothers!

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We love our mothers; we know how hard they work for us, and we appreciate every second they spend doing things for us and wishing the best for us. When Mother’s Day comes around, it’s our chance to show our mothers just how much we appreciate them for everything they do. It’s every son and daughter’s chance to go out of their usual busy ways and do something for their mothers that lets the moms know how much their kids adore and respect them. Yes, it’s that time of the year again.

This Time, Opt for Gift Cards for Mother’s Day

Have you considered purchasing gift cards from your mother’s favourite brands Woohoo Mothers Day Gift Cardfor Mother’s Day? With gift cards, you’ll be gifting your mom not just the gift of her choice, but the great joy of shopping for her own gift. Let’s face it, we do our best when it comes to gift buying, but we cannot get our mom’s desires just right. So, the best option is to open the door to a world of gifts with a Mother’s Day gift card and let your mom do the selecting.

Gift a Gift Card to All the Mothers You Know

Mother’s Day is an occasion to celebrate not just your own mom, but all other moms in your circle. So in addition to gifting your mom her heart’s desire, if you have a new mom in your team, pick up a gift card to celebrate her new status on Mother’s Day.  Your kid’s favourite teacher is another prime candidate for a Mother’s Day gift card. A to-be mom who’s about to face the greatest challenge and the greatest joy of her life is another prime candidate for a Mother’s Day gift card. She is, after all, a mother in every sense of the word. Make her world complete by gifting her a gift card for something special.

The Perfect Gift Cards for the Mothers You Know

If your friend has had a new baby, get her a gift card from appleofmyi for all baby needs. If you don’t know the mother that well, go with gift cards from hypermarket brands such as Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Big Bazaar, Flipkart, and Amazon and so on. For a workaholic mom, the best gift would be a break from her job and her life, to somewhere nice. Gift her an experience e-gift card from Woohoo. You can gift a number of experiences as gifts – fine dining from several top restaurants, spa and saloon experiences from Four Fountains Spa or Lakme Salon. Every mom is proud of her kitchen, so a Prestige Smart Kitchen gift card is always a smart idea. Here’s the best part: if you’re not sure of which brand to select, just go with a Woohoo Mother’s Day special e-gift card. Your gift recipient mom can choose her own gift card brand from Woohoo.in or Woohoo App. That’s double the shopping and double the joy which makes gift cards the ideal gifts for Mother’s Day.

Special E-Gifts Packaged in Beautiful Mother’s Day Themes

We know that you want your e-gift conveys the love and affection behind your gesture of gifting as well. This is why Woohoo.in has a selection of special e-gift card themes and templates for Mother’s Day.

Personalize Mother’s Day e-gift

So, go ahead and pick a beautiful theme or template to add your love and feeling to the e gift card.

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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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