Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone

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With Valentine’s Day just round the corner and the atmosphere abuzz with all things red and pink, you would love to let that special someone know how much he or she means to you. But the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts could be quite a challenge because, surely, your loved one deserves nothing but the “best”.

So what could make the best Valentine’s Day gifts?

Chocolates, roses, soft toys, perfumes, jewellery sets…ah! You’ve done it all! Why not gift something that’s unique and create memories you both will cherish for a lifetime? Well, that’s exactly what you’re looking for, right? Be it gifts for him or her, we’ve got some good valentine gift ideas right here!

A hamper full of surprises

Imagine we tell you that it’s possible to surprise your loved one that morning with the entire day’s plan, that you’ve so lovingly chalked out, literally on the cards? Too good to be true? With Woohoo, this is just as good as it is true!

Here’s what you do:

Hop on to Woohoo.in and browse through a range of gift cards across different categories that you would like to select to create the gift cards hamper for your loved one.

If a nice coffee and brunch date is how you plan to start your Valentine’s Day with your loved one, you could choose to pick a Costa Coffee gift card.

Heading for a movie next? Pick a PVR cinemas gift card.

For the lunch date, you could choose gift cards from Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Spaghetti Kitchen and the like, depending on your loved one’s choice of cuisine.

If spending some quality time going shopping together is part of your plan, you could select gift cards from Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Westside and more. If online shopping is what is preferred, you could choose from Amazon or Myntra gift cards.

And before you wrap up that perfect day with an exquisite dinner experience, you could choose to unwind with your loved one at a spa or salon, with gift cards from the Four Fountains Spa or Lakme salon.

Is there more?

Yes! You could chose to have all of this personalized and delivered to your loved one’s mobile in an instant. With the Woohoo app, you could send your loved one an e-gift card that could be used across all of this without having to carry the physical gift cards. You could also add a photograph of the two of you, record a voice message and put it in text and have all of this delivered in a matter of seconds, directly from your mobile to theirs, via Whatsapp, SMS or email.

Now, that’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts planning that you’ve handled like a pro! Isn’t that impressive?

 

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Birthday gift ideas for your roommate on his birthday

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He’s your Friday night beer-buddy, and he’s the one who does your laundry when you forget it. You burn the rotis and he makes the daal too thin, but he’s the one you cook with. He’s the one who tells your mom on the phone that you’re busy at work when you don’t want to be disturbed. There’s so much you do with your roommate – so how do you plan to make his birthday special for him this year?

Gift him a gift card

You know your roommate best – his little hobbies, his likes, dislikes and the things he collects. So what’s he into? Music? Mobile phones? Stylish and funky watches, sunglasses, and belts? Perhaps less funky, but classic and stylish watches? Sportswear, sports shoes and sports equipment? Evaluate his latest passion and buy him a gift card from the right brand.

For those stylish watches and sunglasses, Fastrack is your best bet. For the latest mobiles and smartphones, you could get him a gift card from Croma, E-zone or The Mobile Store. If he’s more of the elegant, gentlemanly type who likes classic, stylish watches, think in terms of Helios and Titan. If he’s a sports freak, you cannot do better than Puma, or Nike gift cards.

If you want to make his birthday gift more personal, you can gift him instant e-gift vouchers with the Woohoo app – to which you could add your selfies, pictures of the fun times you’ve had together, a voice note and text.

Basically, all you need to know is what he likes. Buying the right card takes only seconds!

 

 

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Gifts for your friends relocating to a new city

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While it’s exciting to move to a new city, it can also be tiresome. Relocating to a different city poses a number of challenges to a couple. For one thing, they have to sort out where they’ll live, how they’ll commute, where to send kids to school, how to arrange for amenities and so on. These challenges will take some time to overcome. Be sure to support and cheer your friends with gifts that they can use in their new home!

Let your gifts help them furnish their new home

While relocating to a new city, it becomes necessary to get rid of several belongings and move with a lighter load. Most people need to buy new furniture for their new home. Your friends might be wondering where and how to buy new furnishings and home goods. If you know a bunch of their friends, you could all pool in and buy the relocating couple a gift card from The Home Stop, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Central or @Home. These are large shopping malls that sell every imaginable item of furnishing and home equipment one can want.

Gift them a well-deserved break!

Relocating to another city could be physically and mentally exhausting. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could gift your friends a short and nice trip or an experience to unwind, feel refreshed and good about the new possibilities that are in store for them? How about a gift voucher for a fine dining experience? You can choose a restaurant based on the couple’s favorite cuisine, such as Mainland China for Chinese, Spaghetti Kitchen for Italian, Oh! Calcutta for some Bengali cuisine or a host of other interesting options. Or, send them both to PVR Cinemas for a nice movie together. A nice and short weekend trip is also a great gift idea. You could pick a gift card from MakeMyTrip.com or Cleartrip.com.

Gifts that won’t be misplaced

You like the idea of gifting them these gift cards, but fear they might happen to misplace the physical card in the whole process of packing, moving and unpacking? There’s a perfect workaround! You can gift all of this via the Woohoo App. This way your friends will receive your e-gift voucher on their mobiles and will not run the risk of losing it. Not just that. To make the gift even more special, you could personalize it with pictures of fond memories, a voice note or a text message.

You know they’ll thank you for your warm gesture!

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(Post updated on 19 Aug 2016)

 

 

 

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What to gift my team member on his birthday?

Gift, gifting, e gift voucher, Woohoo app, gift cards, gift vouchers, e gift cardsIf you’re managing a team of people, you know team work is crucial for the success of any project. You value each member of your team; you share meals with them, watch cricket with them during breaks, enjoy your evening cup of coffee with them and celebrate their birthdays with them too! You know it, we know it and your team members know it– they are important to you.

What Would You Do For A Family Member’s Birthday?: Most people spend a minimum of 8 hours at work, and a maximum of anything up to 24 hours on occasion. Your team is your extended family, and there’s no two ways about it. So what would you do if it’s your brother or father’s birthday? Wouldn’t you get him something really nice? Yes, you would. That’s what families do.

Birthday Gift Cards Make The Best ‘No Headache’ Gifts: Think about it – if you have a team of 10 people, how much time would you be spending shopping for gifts? Imagine the time you would need to buy gifts for all your teammates. With gift cards and gift vouchers, you only save yourself the time and energy but also gift your team mates the ability to select what they want from over 100 top retail brands – all this from the comfort of your desk. With Woohoo.in, the gift cards superstore, all your gifting needs are met with just a few clicks.

Which Gift Cards Would Suit Your Team Member Best?: You’ve worked with him, you know him best. Is he a sharp dresser? Then consider gift cards from P N Rao, Marks & Spencer, Van Heusen, Shopper Stop and so on. Is he crazy about tech? How about a gift card from Croma, The Mobile Store or E-Zone? Loves watches? Think of Titan, Helios and more. You have plenty to choose from.

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Farewell gift ideas for your friend


woohoo.in, gift card, gift cards, gift voucher, gift vouchers, gifts, gift ideas, gifting, e gift cards, e gift voucher, farewell giftsYour friend is going abroad and you are caught in a bitter-sweet moment, bursting with pride on his achievement and, at the same time, feeling a sense of sadness that you would miss him dearly. Get him a farewell gift to celebrate this new phase in his life as he goes on to experience new places, things and adventures. Here are a few farewell gift ideas you might like to explore.

A nice and sturdy suitcase

Going abroad would call for suitcases in sizes that he might not currently possess. But how would you know the exact size and type of suitcase that would be a perfect for him? A good idea would be to get him a Shopper’s Stop or Lifestyle gift card, as that would give him the option of picking up exactly what he needs.

Good books to keep him company

Travelling overseas often demands long hours being spent at airports and on flights. It could get pretty boring if he has nothing to do to while away his time. In such times, books make good company and a perfect way to lose track of time. You could get him a Crossword, Amazon or Flipkart gift card so he could pick some books that have been on his “must-read” list for a while.

Ready-to-eat packets

Once he lands on foreign shores, there are lots of things he would miss and home food will certainly top the list. Yes! Comfort food is what he will need when he misses home. Get him a gift card from Spencer’s or Big Bazaar so that he could stock up on some ready-to-eat Indian food packets to take with him.

Apparel

A different place would also mean a different climate he would have to brace. This could require him to buy now clothes in-keeping with the demands of the new place and climate. Get your friend a gift card from Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle or Central. He could go pick a nice jacket or shorts and shirts, depending on where he’s heading.

Miscellaneous needs

You know you want to gift him something useful for him but not too sure about exactly what he needs at the moment? No problem! You could just gift him a Woohoo gift card which he could use across a wide range of brands across different categories to get himself exactly what he wants. This way, both he and you would be happy you gifted him a farewell gift that is useful and not something he would have had to leave behind.

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(Post updated on 19 Jan 2016)

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Welcome a new beginning on Makar Sankranti!

sankranti, gifts, gift cards, gift card, gift voucher, gift vouchers, sankranti giftsThe whole of India celebrates Makar Sankranti, or the Harvest Festival. This day marks the transition of the Sun into the Makara rashi (Capricorn). The festival is celebrated as Sankranti (in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal), Pongal in (Tamil Nadu), Bihu (in Assam) and Maghi (in Punjab & Himachal Pradesh). For millions of people, it’s a colorful, joyous festival; the coming home of fresh harvest and a new beginning all over.

Many villages in India host carnivals and fairs during Makar Sankranti. Every house is spring-cleaned and decorated with leaves and flower garlands. In many houses special Makar Sankranti dishes are prepared. People visit their friends and relatives with gifts and sweets as per the local customs. There is a wonderful energy in the air on this festival that brings renewed hope and joy to people’s hearts.

On this day, make it a point to wish your friends and family members and gift them a surprise. Think in terms of gift cards, gift vouchers or e-gift vouchers from brands that signify new beginnings. Gift cards from @Home, Home Stop and the like would be ideal for your loved ones to select home décor and furnishing items. Gift cards for electronics from brands like Croma, E-zone, Reliance, Viveks also make good gifting options. For your immediate family, Jewellery gift cards from brands like Tanishq and Joyalukkas would be extremely apt for an auspicious new beginning.

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(Post updated on 7 Jan 2016)

 

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Gifts to ring in the new, this Lohri!

gifts, gifting, gifting ideas, gift, lohri giftsIf you’re from Punjab, Haryana or Delhi , you’re probably looking forward to the colourful Lohri festival with great anticipation.

Lohri is a delightful celebration of the harvest season. For both, the farmers and those who consume his produce, this is a very important day indeed. On this day people pay homage to the natural elements -fire, earth, water, wind and earth. After all, we owe our very survival to these elements. The festival of Lohri teaches us to respect nature and thank her for the myriad blessings received over the past year. Offerings of delicacies made of rewri, peanuts, butter, flour and corn are made to God and nature in thanksgiving for all the blessings received.

Lohri is also considered as the beginning of the financial New Year. It marks an important day for farmers, investors and business people as well.

People also offer gifts to one another on Lohri, to share their delight at the beginning of another year. A New Year signifies the beginning of many things – for some people it’s the beginning of a new phase of life, new resolutions, new hopes and aspirations. For some others, it is marked by discarding the old and welcoming the new.

This Lohri help your loved ones usher in the new by gifting them something they would truly love and cherish – gift cards, gift vouchers or e-gift vouchers from their favorite brands. Think Titan or Helios for watches or clocks to mark the New Year, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Allen Solly, Marks & Spencer and the link for additions to their new wardrobe; or perhaps, you’d like to gift someone gift cards from Prestige Smart kitchen, @Home, Home Stop and the like for their home and kitchen requirements.

After all, it’s Lohri – one of the most special occasions of the year to share with your loved ones. Make the best of it by sending your gift cards today. To send one right away, hop on to Woohoo.in!

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(Post updated on 7 Jan 2016)

 

 

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Qwikcilver Eyes Rs 2,000-cr Gift Cards by March-end

As appeared in The Economic Times on 6th January 2016 by Madhav Chanchani.

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Riding on the back of the fast growing Indian etailing market, gifting card solutions provider Qwikcilver sees the value of active cards on its platform reach . 2,000 crore by the end of March.` The company, which counts Amazon among its investors, expects to increase this value further five fold in the next three years.

Qwikcilver has over 150 brands on board, of which 30% are online players. Two years ago, online pla yers accounted for 10% of the brands on its platform. With proliferation of online brands, Qwikcilver also sees the share of digital gift cards increasing to 60% in three years from 20% now.

“We have 1.2-crore active gift cards in circulation, which we expect to increase to 2 crore by March,“ said Pratap TP, chief mar keting officer at Qwikcilver. Pratap cofounded the company along with Kumar Sudarshan in 2008.

Pratap said the weighted average value of cards is `. 2,500. Qwikcilver, which is backed by venture capital firms Accel Partners and Helion Venture Partners, charges merchants 1% to 3.5% of the activation value of cards.

While Flipkart was one its first ecommerce clients, the firm also has Cleartrip, Snapdeal, MakeMyTrip, Amazon, Hoopos.com and Yepme among its clients. The firm sells gift cards of Amazon and other brands online.

The gift-cards category has become one of the fastest growing segments for etailers. According to Amazon, the cards retail and corporate businesses has seen a 500% year-on-year growth in India.

For Qwikcilver, growth was not easy in the initial years. “We believe this growth should have happened three years ago,“ said Pratap.

The company raised $10 million in a round led by Amazon in December 2014.

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Qwikcilver’s co-founders, Kumar and Pratap, featured on Zee Business

The co-founders of Qwikcilver Solutions Pvt Ltd, Kumar Sudarshan and Pratap TP, featured on Zee Business’ Kool Startups, The Big Idea.

The video highlights Kumar and Pratap’s entrepreneurial journey – the idea behind starting Qwikcilver to the inception and growth of Woohoo.in (Qwikcilver’s e-commerce platform that houses and offers gift cards from the country’s leading brands) and the Woohoo gifting app.

Besides sharing the details of their journey and acknowledging the role of the tremendous support they received from their family and friends in helping them build Qwikcilver to what it is today, Kumar and Pratap also share details of the complex yet sophisticated and seamless technology that they use to power and support the extensive and varied gift card programmes of partner companies (big players spanning across both the offline and online world).

The duo also provide some insights into the the adoption of the gift cards in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, the revenue models for B2B and B2C businesses and the plans of expansion in the coming years.

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Best Christmas gift for boys!

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It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner, with New Year’s Day following immediately after! It’s gifting time and the little boys in your life will be expecting something wonderful from you this year! So what Christmas gift are you planning to get your son, your nephew, your grandson?

Before starting it’s best to think about his current interests. Does he dream of being superhero and adore his batman or superman toys. Or is he more into books and comics, spending hours at a stretch reading and acting out the stories. In that case a gift card from Crossword available at Woohoo.in can be a fantastic Christmas gift. Crossword stores always have a great collection of toys and books for children.

For the older boys, Woohoo.in offers gift cards from sports brands and departmental stores.  If he is into sports maybe he wants a new sports shoe.  Or maybe he wants a cricket bat, and as usual you are not sure which one to pick. Sometimes even the best guess cannot be the perfect guess. Spare yourself the stress this year. Just get him a gift card from Nike or Puma as a Christmas gift. Let him choose his own cricket bat or any of the sports shoes as per his desire!

Gift cards, e-gift cards or gift vouchers from Woohoo.in can make gifting so easy and stress-free. On this gift cards superstore you can also grab a gift card for any of the top retail stores (Shoppers Stop, Central or Lifestyle) or online stores (Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra or Jabong).  You can give it to him, all shiny and gift-wrapped, a few days before Christmas. Then accompany him and experience the world of toys, games, sport equipment, electronics, board games and the whole lot. It’ll be a most special Christmas for the entire family!

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(Post updated on 10 Dec 2015)

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