By Anahita Irani

I Need to salute my History, Math, Marathi teacher for teaching me the subjects I detested and never liked. But most of all I need to thank my Mom who was also a PT teacher in the same school I studied in. A strict disciplinarian but a kind-hearted soul. She would feel deeply for the children and get involved with her students’ problems, solving them like a mother would do. I have learned a lot from her and cherish my best moments spent in school under her guidance. I salute her today on #Teachersday.

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By Preeti Gupta

My Favourite Teacher is Mr. Deepak Dewan. He is the bestest teacher in the whole world – someone who churns out stones into rare gems. I remember the phobia of mathematics I had. But he was the one who made it so simple. The tips and tricks he gave were very useful. Till date if I get stuck somewhere it’s those tricks that I remember.
Not only that, it’s been 14 long years – a journey from my first public exam of class 10th till date, he is my mentor and someone whom I look upon for any advice. Just like my parents keep a track of me he has been doing that for years. He takes pride in my achievements, advises me at times of stress, encourages me to do better.

The role of a teacher is not stuck to simply teaching a subject , rather to mold his student to independently take assignments and wise decisions. Dewan Sir has been that guiding light whose blessings and sound advice has been an aura in the journey of life.

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These stories, shared by our dear Woohoo fans, are part of the #WoohooDiaries series. If these stories inspire you (as much as they inspired us to launch this series) or if they remind you of someone you’d like thank, say hello or just send a note to, we at Woohoo would be more than happy to be the medium for your message. To send personalized little e-gift cards / e-notes to them via an SMS, Whatsapp or email, click here. If you’d prefer to have a physical gift card delivered to them, visit us at Woohoo.in.

If you’d like to check out other stories from our #WoohooDiaries series, they’re right here:







6 Gifting Crimes

Not all gifts are kind, not all are useful. No matter given with whatever amount of love, some end up being hopeless. Have you been the culprit or victim of one of the below gifting crimes?

  1. How do I get inside this?

Not every dress is ‘One Size fits all’.  Many a times a good deal of money is gone down the drain due to fitting issues.

  1. Same Pinch!

You are rare, you are special. If you also prefer designer clothes, a copy around might be very disappointing!

  1. Where to keep this?

An odd furniture or a mismatched crockery set might just ruin any day! Should you really take the chance of gifting one such thing?

  1. Not my style..arghhhh.

If you don’t notice her style, you are at loss. And your gift is a waste!

  1. I see that small stain there, right there!

You might have spent a fortune on your gift but how embarrassing when you got to prove it, everything because of that small stain!

  1. I hate this!

Your reaction when you get something that you really hate and absolutely don’t need.




This Pongal, celebrate the joy of giving and receiving.

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Pongal is a four day post-harvest festival, celebrated with great pomp in Tamil Nadu and by Tamilians the world over. On the first day of celebrations, called ‘Bhogi’, many families get rid of old household items and buy new things, marking the beginning of a new lifecycle. On the second day, called ‘Pongal’, Surya or the Sun god is worshipped for being the benefactor of this world and agriculture in particular. Rice and milk are prepared in vessels till they boil over, signifying the overflow of abundance. The third day is called ‘Maattu Pongal’, when cows are worshipped for their bountiful milk. On the fourth day called ‘Kanum Pongal’, people visit friends and relatives and enjoy in the festivities.

During Pongal, new clothes are worn, friends are relatives are invited to gala feasts and gifts are exchanged. This Pongal, instead of the traditional gifts, gift something that’s different and thoughtful to your friends and family.

Gift cards, gift vouchers and e-gift vouchers from Woohoo.in can make gifting easy and a fun experience, both for the sender and the recipient of gifts. Gift cards are also ideal, especially if one’s family and relatives live far away. They can be easily ordered online, from within the comforts of your home, and delivered at your loved ones’ doorsteps.

Woohoo.in has a range of top brands, across different categories for you to choose from. You could choose to gift your parents a fine dining or a spa experience with gift cards from brands like Mainland China, Copper Chimney, Four Fountains Spa and the like. Or you could gift your brother his choice of books, electronics, watches with a Flipkart or Amazon gift cards. If you’d like to give them the choice with the brands as well, you could do so by gifting them a Woohoo gift card which enables them to use it for purchasing gift cards from the brands of their choice. They could also use the card via the Woohoo app and shop across a wide range of stores both online and physical ones.

Yes, Woohoo now has an app too! If you’d like to make your gifting more personal and instant, you could download the Woohoo app and send an electronic gift card to your loved ones within minutes. That’s not just it. You could also personalize it with your selfies or photographs of old memories from your gallery, a voice note and a text. All this delivered instantly from your mobile to theirs via whatsapp, SMS or email. Try it out today and set a new gifting trend this Pongal!

Note: Image is from india-daily.com .Copyright vests with respective copyright holders.

(Post updated on 7 Jan 2016)


Favourite Trend for Diwali- Gift Voucher

What are you gifting your wife this Diwali? How about a new set of furniture or home ware from Home Center LifeStyle? Why, you ask? If you’re asking, then you haven’t seen the spectacular offers from Home Center LifeStyle yet! Upon purchase of home wares for Rs. 5,999, you get Prestige Cookware set of 2 worth Rs. 1,125! Double that amount and you can get

Prestige Cookware set of 2 worth Rs. 2420. Is that reason enough? There’s more – after all it’s Diwali and LifeStyle believes in doing everything in grandiose style. Purchase furniture for Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1,51,000 and above, and you’ll get a gift voucher for 10% of the amount you spend. So if you were planning on replacing your worn furniture either way, why not take advantage of this fabulous offer and earn 30% of the value back in the form of a gift voucher?

Here’s a strategy – don’t tell your wife about the offers. Just purchase a LifeStyle gift voucher for your gift amount. Accompany her to LifeStyle when she’s ready to go, and slowly guide her to the Home Ware and Furniture departments. Let her discover these fabulous offers on her own. LifeStyle’s fabulous array of classy furniture, beautiful carpets, wall hangings and elegant home ware are bound to delight your wife. These offers are so great, that others in your family and friend circle might also benefit. Consider gifting LifeStyle gift vouchers to your sister, mother, sister-in-law and other women in your family. By putting up these hard-to-resist offers, LifeStyle has made sure that Diwali this year will be very hard-to-forget indeed! Diwali gift vouchers are available online for your convenience!



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This month QwikCilver powered E-Gift card programs for leading brick and mortar as well as online retailers! E-Gift Cards are not an alternative to physical Gift cards but give consumers an added gifting option!

Café Coffee Day team along with ‘Café Moments’ fans had a lot of mouth watering ‘Barfi’ Moments!
Read on to know more…
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Peter England is the first brick and mortar retailer in India to have launched E-Gift Cards. These can be purchased from www.woohoo.in and www.peterengland.com and redeemed at any of the Peter England stores in India.
India’s largest youth fashion brand, Fastrack also launched Fastrack E-Gift cards powered by QwikCilver to provide an instant gifting option to their consumer base.These E-Gift cards are redeemable across all Fastrack stores in India.

Yepme.com which is India’s first online fashion brand for apparels, footwear & accessories launched its E-Gift cards.QwikCilver powered its E-Gift card program to enable its discerning consumers to gift E-Gift cards to their loved ones that can be redeemed on their e-com portal.

Benefits of E-Gift Cards:

  • An instant gifting option wherein the customer can send the electronic gift card to his friends, family members and associates anytime, anyplace!
  • A very good gifting option for last minute shoppers, couch potatoes and also NRIs who want to gift to family and friends in India.
  • Extremely useful for Bulk /Corporate orders; no physical inventory of Gift cards required and the E-Gift card numbers can be generated in no time.
  • Drives new customers to the stores/e-com portal.
  • Customers can be offered the choice of choosing their own E-Gift card design.
  • Useful for promotions- saves on cost of physical Gift Card as well as time of implementation
Ramakrishnan, President Marketing, Cafe Coffee Day along with the stars and Director of ‘Barfi’!

The ‘Cafe Moments’ Prepaid Card program for Cafe Coffee Day launched in association with QwikCilver has been successfully accepted in more than 1200 Cafe outlets across India!

This success has been driven by unique programs for consumers such as association of Cafe Moments program with the popular movie ‘Barfi’. The fans got an opportunity to meet and greet the stars in different cities of India!

51 Reasons to Present a Gift Card

  1. Gift cards are an employer’s best gift to their employees on different occasions such as Birthdays, Festivals, and New Year as Gift Cards enable them to buy what they want!
  2. Looking for a gift for newlyweds? Help them celebrate their new lives together with taste. They will definitely love Gift Cards of prominent department stores and lifestyle brands.
  3. Thinking of what clothes to buy for your new-born nephew whose one almirah is already full of over-sized clothes, present a Gift Card.
  4. Your wife’s overworked and you want to help her rewind and rejuvenate; she would be pleased to receive a salon Gift Card from you.
  5. Your brother-in-law is a sports enthusiast; what better way to please him than gifting a sports lifestyle brand Gift Card that would help him to nurture his passion.
  6. Want to give your sister and her husband a break from the monotony of life, a movie Gift Card would be a great escape.
  7. It takes a lot of effort from the host to pull off a great get-together. Show your appreciation for the fun time by presenting a Gift Card to the host.
  8. You have been assigned the task of planning gifts for the monthly kitty party- look no further! Just go ahead and present a Gift Card.
  9. Tired of giving sweets to your friends and relatives on festivals; start giving Gift Cards to enhance the euphoria of festivities.
  10. Here’s the secret to Happy Married life…present a jewellery Gift Card to your wife. Need we say more!
  11. Your next door neighbour was instrumental in making your kid’s birthday bash a phenomenal success and now you want to give her a small token of appreciation. Look no further, simple present a Gift Card to delight her.
  12. Your father is feeling low a few months post his retirement; it would be a great idea to present a Gift Card to buy things that will help him to further his hobbies. He would definitely feel younger and excited.
  13. A friend with artistic pursuits has invited you for dinner; it might be a great idea to present a Gift Card to laud her efforts.
  14. Almost at wit’s end on what gift to purchase for baby shower, a Gift Card would definitely please the parents-to-be.
  15. Missing your niece/nephew on Children’s Day; send them Gift Cards so that they can buy gifts of their own choice.They will be more than delighted to have a caring aunt/uncle like you!
  16. Having sleepless nights as you are unable to get ‘that’ exciting gift for your girlfriend on her birthday; a Gift Card would be a sure shot hit with her.
  17. Thinking of ways to delight your parents on their anniversary of which you cannot be a part, present a Gift Card with your personalized message to light up their day!
  18. Every Teacher’s Day, you are filled with fond memories of your favorite school teachers; Go ahead and send them Gift Cards to show them that they are always valued.
  19. You are running from one meeting to another and also wondering on what gift to send to your associate on his birthday-simply order a Gift Card online. It’s that convenient!
  20. Your friend puts on weight as easily as he loses it and now you are at your wit’s end thinking on what size of shirt to gift him on his Birthday; reduce your perplexity by giving a Gift Card indeed!
  21. Your sister loves dressing up; why not give a premium apparel brand Gift Card and continue re-loading it for different occasions – birthdays, festivals, anniversary etc. She will be proud to have a sister like you!
  22. You have to attend a function of a distant relative possibly meeting for the first time and feeling awkward at giving cash; why not give a Gift Card which is like cash, yet a more elegant gifting option.
  23. Your brother got a promotion, what better way to congratulate him and appreciate his hard work than sending a Gift Card to him!
  24. Going for your first date and don’t know what gift to carry for your friend, a Gift Card would be a smart and safe bet!
  25. Wondering what kitchen appliance to give to your friend who is an enthusiastic cook, present a Gift card and let her choose her gift!
  26. Want to surprise your college friend who lives in a different city on his birthday, a Gift Card with your personalized message would surely convey how much you miss and care for him even today!
  27. Busy planning for a surprise birthday party for your spouse and at your wit’s end on deciding a gift for him/her, present a Gift Card and enjoy the party!
  28. Struggling to figure out what color/size/design of purse would be preferred by your mother-in-law; give a Gift Card instead and let her enjoy the shopping!
  29. A Gift card is an ideal present for a family who is moving out of town and in the process of downsizing goods; it takes up virtually no space and they can easily buy stuff with it once they arrive in their new city.
  30. What better way to convey your heartfelt thanks to your team members, for meeting a difficult deadline, than giving a Gift card with your personalized message!
  31. If you are struggling hard to find a suitable gift to be given for your neighbor’s son’s wedding; then buy a Gift Card and sit back and enjoy the wedding!
  32. Your sister has got a new job; she would be pleasantly surprised and elated on receiving a Gift card from you on her first day to work!
  33. Want to make truce with your loved one after a heated discussion, look no further- just give a Gift Card along with your sorry message!
  34. Your wife’s put in a lot of effort in hosting a party for your friends on your promotion, now it’s your turn to express your gratitude to her. Need we say that women love shopping and are on cloud nine when they get Gift Cards!
  35. It’s your niece’ first Birthday and you are miles apart- send a Gift Card online and let your family know how much you care for them!
  36. Gift Big with a Gift Card on Valentine’s Day! What happens next is better left to one’s imagination!!!
  37. This year surprise all your school friends & college friends by sending them Gift Cards during ‘Friendship week’-All to say ‘It’s good to be together’!
  38. Are you looking for ‘the perfect gift’ for your mother on ‘Mother’s Day’? Your search stops here as a Gift Card from a premium accessory brand would bring a million dollar smile on her face!
  39. Meeting your nephew/niece after a long time and wondering on what size of dress to pick for him/her. Present a Gift Card instead and let them choose their own gift!
  40. Your friend has got a promotion. What better way to delight him/her than giving a Gift Card of a leading apparel brand!
  41. Not in town for your anniversary and totally perplexed on how to send a Gift to your spouse. An E-Gift card would be the best Gifting option!
  42. Can’t make it to your best buddy’s birthday bash-please him/her with a Gift Card to show him/her that you care!
  43. Your sister who is a sports enthusiast is feeling low. What better way to cheer her up than giving a Gift card of leading sports lifestyle brand!
  44. Your father is very special to you and you want to give him the best Gift on ‘Father’s Day’. Is there a better gift than the gift of choice-the Gift Card!
  45. Pleased with your teams’ efforts of creating an outstanding product- Why don’t you delight them with a Gift card along with your personalized message? This team is sure to stick by your side!
  46. Even after asking a number of times, your father is delaying his yearly vision test- what better way to drive him to the optical store than giving a Gift Card from leading Eye wear brand. He will be overwhelmed to have a caring son/daughter like you!
  47. Your colleague is brimming with joy on the birth of his baby. Time for you to add to his joy by instantaneously sending him an E-Gift card of retailers offering baby products.
  48. Your niece has excelled in board exams- why don’t you add to her happiness by presenting Gift Cards of premium brands and let her bask in the glory of her success!
  49. Wondering on what gift to give to a person who has almost everything – Gift card will be the best choice!
  50. Delight your sister with a Gift Card on Rakshabandan and she will be amazed to see your lovely choice of Gift.
  51. Wondering on what gifts to send to your parents during festivals? Send them a Gift card Hamper having Gift cards of leading national and International brands and let them splurge on themselves!
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Digital Gift Cards

Republished here on: 27 December 2011

Link to the original article in Times of India here

The festive season in December has a unique charm. It’s not only Christmas but also the turn of a new year. Like all such joyful occasions, it’s a season of giving; an opportunity to renew and reinforce bonds, of family, friendship or togetherness. It’s also the time to surprise our loved ones with gifts. But not all of us have the luxury of time and convenience to wind through choked traffic, and trawl crowded markets and malls in search of the perfect present. Cyberspace is a good alternative enabling us to sit in the comforts of your home, and sift through products, review prices and specifications. Gifting online is hassle free. Go to one of the websites, like Woohoo and pick up the favourite card of the desired denomination, enter the shipping address and pay. Websites allow sorting gifts by category, occasion or price. The gift card can also be electronically sent by email. The recipient can redeem the card at the outlet physically or shop online and get the gift couriered. Buyers can customize and add personal messages. These cards have validity period of 3 to 12 months giving recipients liberty to wait to get their gift of choice. May be nothing like personally visiting a friend to give a gift, but given the fact that not all our loved ones are nearby, digital gift cards are fast becoming popular. Online malls have been proliferating as shoppers feel there is more variety in terms of categories, products and prices online. Some of them are: Indiatimes, Ebay, Naaptol, Myntra, Futurebazaar, Tradus, Homeshop18, Indiaplaza; the list goes on. There are also category-specific malls like Flipkart for books or Seventymm for movies. When our loved ones are far away, often our plans to present them a gift remains just an idea, given the hard logistics involved in picking up a gift, getting it packed, and couriered. Digital gift cards, which are popular abroad, are now fast catching on here. One, it gives you the advantages of online shopping; two, it’s easy and quick; and three, it gives the recipient the choice to get himself or herself something that he or she really loves.



The smart new way of gifting takes off in India

Republished here on: 29 November 2011

Link to original article in Indian Express here

Responding to a consumer survey on gifting, a young professional in Gurgaon said: “I’ve always loved buying gifts for others, be it my father, mother, brother, colleagues or friends. But I always found it strange that they never used or seemed to enjoy my gifts! Earlier, I blamed it on their weird taste, but when my boyfriend started doing the same, I couldn’t con myself any more. Now, I play safe and get everyone gift cards instead. So they can choose whatever product they want to buy and I get to see them enjoy it. That’s happiness for both parties.” The young lady is not alone in her happiness. Owing to the new gifting trend that has emerged across the country, gift cards from leading brands are now sold from stores and portals in more than 150 towns and cities and can be redeemed across more than 2,000 premium brand stores. It’s not just different tastes that drive the demand for gift cards. It’s also a question of saving time. Not planning gift purchases in time problem across the world, and India is no different. Gifting is a last-day activity, with more than 70 per cent Indians doing their gift shopping on the last day. With gift cards, there’s help at hand. Gift card usage happens on multiple occasions and for multiple reasons. It could be for gifting to one’s near and dear ones, a way of showing appreciation to team members, a convenient way of managing large corporate staff programmes or simply a way to give children the freedom to buy what they want (without the parents going mad with the choosing process). The late CK Prahlad used to say India could be thought of as a kaleidoscope. With each small twist, India shows up differently. If we focus on one face or angle, we miss a thousand others. With the introduction of gift cards, the big picture is never lost. In India, brands across consumption categories have launched gift card programmes. These include players like Trent-Landmark, Titan, Peter England, Fastrack, Van Heusen, Puma, Raymond, Flipkart, PVR Cinemas, TTK Prestige and Hidesign. And consumers across age groups are biting the bullet. Gift cards have become a preferred option with both brands and consumers for the following reasons: 1. They are convenient to use; 2. They are secure across the desired set of brand outlets; 3. They offer versatile program flexibility; 4. They are attractive in design and offer good badge value in the wallet; and 5. They enhance the association of the brand with gifting. Market research shows that 88 per cent of Indian retail consumers are aware of the concept of gift cards. When questioned, 78 per cent evinced interest in buying such cards—thus making it that much easier for brands to promote their gift card programs to consumers.