Jun 122013
 

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Father’s day is celebrated to express and feel one of the greatest gifts of God has bestowed on us. We all see our Father’s working tirelessly to help us grow, nurture us and make us into who we are. I  sometimes wonder why can’t a father get tired, why can’t he say, well enough I don’t want to anymore, Why don’t he  has the liberty to take decision which are independently his own. That’s may be because right from the moment we are born  he is the one who has constantly sacrificed his own small moments, gifts and wants just to see us smile and to fulfill our wishes.

It‘s time to show how much we love our fathers and what they mean to us. BuddyGifting recommends the following gifts to celebrate Father’s Day this year:

1.) Watch:  Top of the list goes with a smart and elegant watch which can be with your father forever. Something which not only makes your father happy but also will be useful and trendy

2.) Smart Phone: End your father’s struggle with the newspaper pages to find some information or waiting for that big old box shaped camera to come out and pursue his hobby, why not gift him a Smartphone which not only makes him happy but also makes his life easier.

3.) Apple IPod: Music is something which has a soothing effect no matter what also listening to old songs at  strange hours is something many father’s like,  therefore giving an iPod which helps your father get away with the mood swings and enjoy life his own way. Don’t forget to load it with Rafi and Kishore.

4.) Big B Clock: “Rishtey main to hum tumhare baap lagte hain naam hai shehanshah” if your Father is also a die hard fan of our super fantabulous actor Mr. Amitabh Bacchan, Gift him this clock and make him remember all the movies he saw more than 1000 times.

5.) Travel:  Gift a trip to your Father at his favorite place and let him relive those moments. Gifting Travel vouchers with proper plan seems to be a nice idea for this father’s day.

6.) LCD TV:  Is your father a Great Cricket Lover, A Big Movie Fan , or love to see things on big screen, here’s a chance to gift your dad a big LCD TV, which will make his dream of watching every match or every movie on big screen true.

7.) Shoes:  Gift your Father a pair of comfortable shoes and make him extremely happy .

8.) Pen: Why not Gift a beautiful pen which can be a smart accessory for you father and a friend to write down any feelings and emotions which he is always flooded with.

9.) Spa : Give your Father a beautiful experience of body massage and relax him, this can be a wonderful experience for him on this Father’s Day.

10.) Love & Respect :  Last but not the least give your Father love and tell him how important he is to you and it is due to his hardwork and struggle that your are what you are today.

This  Father’s Day take some time to make them realize how special they are to you.

Happy Father’s Day!! N Happy Gifting!!

 

 

May 232013
 

Gifting is a general phenomenon where we express our emotions and feelings through some physical entity. But as seen Gifting is also becoming an integral part of the Corporate world. Gifting has got new dimensions by getting into this professional way of gifting.

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Why is Gifting important for Corporate: Corporate today use gifting for a variety of reasons and gifts today are given not only to employees but also to various people who are somehow involved with the corporate. When we talk about a corporate managing its employees and  in today’s time when private firms are cutting down on the count of employees in the name of “Optimum Utilization of resources” it becomes their responsibility and also their necessity to keep their employees happy, and as rightly said by various theories  that dissatisfaction, satisfaction and delight are the 3 stages  which a person feels in their working life, Delight is always when you get more than your expectation which is done by Gifts in case of corporate , and  to restate delight automatically leads to employees loyalty and better performance for the firm, which is required by every organization.

Hence, Gifting is a medium in corporate which can have dual effects, to satisfy the employees and on the contrary to help organization build its brand. Corporate Gifting also help as being the tool for marketing and helping create business relationships, whatever products they give to their employees are a source of word to mouth publicity which is required by any organization at any stage of operation.

Some feel that gifting employees is a facility that the corporate gives to their employees, but on the basis of the reasons stated above we feel that in today’s world it is a necessity and not a facility. And this is the reason why corporate gifting is a 30 bn $ market in India and growing.

For the employees whatever may be the professional benefits of it, at the end of the day, it always feels really great to receive a gift from someone, be it personal or professional.

Do visit BuddyGifting to explore some exciting gifts and the easiest way of gifting.

Happy Gifting!!

May 122013
 

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Maa! I Love you ….

SHE is made of stronger stuff when it comes to life, and sterner stuff when it comes to her off-springs.

SHE is the most influential figure in your life.

HER elegance beggars description.

SHE is none other than a “MOM”.

 

Thank you! Anna Jarvis, for commemorating your mother’s day back in the blurry days of 1908. This is 2013, and we still carry the candle of love in our hearts for mothers all over the world lit by you back then.

YOU! Yes I am talking to you!

Did you know where you’ve come from?

Long back, when the lady you call your mom was a beautiful bride, YOU were a twinkle in her eye.

Then you inflated in her belly and became a kicking cucumber, still she loves you. You are the one thing that gave her the most pain, when you landed on this planet. But she claims you to be her best asset.

You were a head-banging nutty nut kiddo, for the next four years .An international symbol of clumsiness. But she dealt with it anyway, played with you and taught you how to score the only A’s you get in your life.

For the next four years, you had all the stupid questions of the world to ask .She answered each one of them, with a smile and patience par-excellence. When you broke a tumbler and impishly smiled through your missing incisors, she curled up a smile picked you up in her arms and sang a lullaby.

Now you were a teen, Makeup’s, breakups, first kiss or the prom night, everything was discussed, dealt and joked but never ever hushed –up. You wanted a bike, she emptied her savings. Don’t forget the head massage and the late night coffees will always be the memories cherished by the heart.

When you dozed off on the couch, she’d dim the lights, tuck you under the covers and hushed up your chatty brother.

Then came the college life, phone bill’s shot up, mom’s temper followed the same trajectory.

The late-night tip-toeing into the house and then blurting absurd excuses to which she’d reply with an ice-cold , no non-sense expression ,“ Now this is interesting ,and probably a lie”. Your transformation credits, from a gauche, slightly over-weight, bad dresser to fit, classy, elegant lady today, goes to her.

You moved to another city, she understood. When you said goodbye, did you forget her motor- mouthing sessions “Did you keep the laddoos? …. And what about the mathrees? “Then you just hugged her tight and said, ‘I’ll be back soon ‘, which  made just a single tear trickle down her eye. You were too busy to call her every day, she didn’t mind.

When she cried, she cried alone. When you cried, she cried with you. When you said, ‘Ma, this is important’. She prayed for you. Even when you yelled, ’leave me alone’. She was there for you.

Being tough and gentle at the same time .Thawing every tension with just a single touch .When I look at her today, I know I would never know a more beautiful woman.

This is to the mothers all over the world, to the lady in the pink, and to the lady in the blue.

If you are a mother, we salute you!

This mother’s day do not forget to say, ‘Maa,I Love You! ‘ . Because even she needs to be pampered sometimes.

This wonderful blog has been contributed by one of our users, Aastha Sharma from Bhopal. Thank you Aastha, and at BuddyGifting we salute all mothers and promise to Honor and Love our Mother’s

 

 

May 012013
 

mothersday_buddygiftingBuddyGifting brings to you some of the coolest Gifts for the month of May. As 12th of May is Mother’s Day a lot of our recommendations for this month are focused on Gifts for your Mom. We believe they are special and this is why we dedicate this months Gift Recommendations to our lovely mothers.

  1. Holiday :  A super cool holiday package  to Kerala  with beautiful nature surrounding you, a wide green landscape with a beautiful view of the nature outside spread over many acres. This holiday will definitely help rejuvenate you.
  2. Smartphone: A coolest iPhone 5 which makes you forget all the Temperature issues and you dive in the great  awesome pool of their application world.
  3. Star-Ganesh : This may makes mother’s day more special by gifting her  a very stylish diya decorating plate. This beautiful  brass idol with silver plating will be a  perfect fit for your house or office. The very elegant Lord Ganesha statue on a star shaped plate will bring prosperity and happiness in her life.
  4. Eye-Pillow: Let your mom relax her eyes  by gifting her this aromatic eye pillow. Filled with flax seeds and dry lavender flowers, the Webe Eye pillow is a beautiful wellness gift, for a stress-free life. This is an awesome MOTHER’s DAY gift. Highly recommended.
  5. Cosmetics: Gift your mom a special cosmetic set and let her feel young and happy by using something which is a women’s favorite leisure time friend.
  6. Perfume: Complete your Mother’s day by gifting her favorite  fragrance and bringing a smile on her face.
  7. Handbag: Gift  a cool handbag to your mom this summer which is trendy and stylish, which gives your mom a great feel and look for her casual wear and the personal parties.
  8. Watches: Another Gift can be a stylish wrist watch for women from Titan , which gives a new look  to your mom.
  9. Jhumka Parking:  Solve your mums one of the greatest problem of losing one earring out of the two which makes her gloomy. Gift her  a trendy jhumka parking which allows her to park her favourite jhumkas in it and eliminate chances of her loosing her favorite earrings.
  10. Spa :  Gift your mom a package of Spa near you to give her an great experience and release all  the stress and relax.

Apart from this on this Mother’s Day make it more special by gifting love all the more and expressing it to her.

Let us know what gift you gave to your Mother this Mother’s Day.

Happy Gifting!!

Apr 252013
 

parcelI am sure we must have all played a game called ‘Passing the Parcel’ with our friends and family. In this game you sit down in a circle and keep on passing the ‘parcel’ to your neighbor till the music plays and when the music stops whoever has the ‘parcel’ is out of the game. The ultimate winner in this game is someone who dodges the parcel every time till all the other players are out of the game.

 Now, you must be thinking why are we talking about this game??? That is because gifting in India has taken a similar form and we like to call it ‘Pass on the Gift’. Think about it, whenever an occasion arrives when we need to give a gift to a loved one, the first place we search for is the storage cabinets in our house where we store all our unwanted/ non-desirable gifts. Isn’t this what most of us do?

 Only if we do not find something suitable, is when we decide to go to a shop to buy something.

 Now this little activity of passing on a gift actually turns into a cycle wherein that particular gift keeps changing hands, and the biggest irony is when the same gift comes back to you. We have faced it, have you?

 This activity is a turn off not only for the gift receiver but also for the gift givers, as the emotional connect behind the gift is missing. Even the poor gift lies around unused and unwanted.


At BuddyGifting everything that the gift receiver gets is something that they will not only use but also cherish. If you are wondering how will this happen, it’s pretty simple, BuddyGifting.com provides you with this unique solution where the gift receiver ultimately decides what they would like to receive as their gift. You have a choice to either choose from the gift options you have received from the gift giver/s, or you can swap it with something else that you like in our shop or swap it for a prepaid VISA Gift Card.

Apr 252013
 

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If somebody was asked to gift a few years back the choices of Gifts were limited and because there were traditionally a few items which were considered for Gifting like a Ganesh Idol, Perfumes, Photo Frames, Pen-set, Flowers,  and a few more options, but today the choices are huge.

Anything and everything can be considered for Gifting now a days, also the way of gifting has changed a lot, things which we could never imagine for gifting a decade ago are today in special demand as gifts, but a major problem faced by most of us is that, due to this huge variety of gift options and different taste and expectations of the Gift givers and receivers is “What to Gift”.

Even after a lot of deliberations when you manage to choose a Gift you come to know that the recipient already is a proud owner of that item, now what….. The whole tedious process of figuring out the gift, starts again – from the scratch.

Now a days, every month we have some or the other day, and sometimes week as well (oh that’s in Feb I guess: P), on which giving Gifts feels awesome but the dilemma of What to Gift? more often than not destroys the excitement of the event being celebrated.

It becomes really difficult to understand the needs and liking of every person you want o Gift and also in a country like India where asking for Gifts is not considered to be a good gesture another problem starts how to figure out what to gift from all the options available in the world phew..

Sometimes I feel can there be an option by which somehow recipient can decide themselves what they want and are happy about whatever gift they receive, and that would make life so easy.

Just Like in the image you can see a thoughtless gift given by the jay, veeru and gabbar to thakur in Sholay.

And this is the Reason why we created BuddyGifting.

Apr 132013
 

What to gift

This is an e-mail that we received today from a satisfied and happy BuddyGifting User.

Hi Team BuddyGifting,

Sometimes I wonder, wouldn’t it be nice if whatever I feel would be done instantaneously .Something like a jinnee granting my wishes.  Especially, when it comes to gifting. We all love to give gifts and see our dear one’s faces shining and glittering with happiness while receiving gifts, but the answer to the question “What to gift” becomes a pain because most of the times we don’t know what to gift and are haunted by questions like, will the gift be of use to them?, will they like the gift?, will they use it?, what if they already have it?

Few months back, after my college gang started working in different places and with different companies one of my friends had his wedding and all of us planned to attend his wedding. All of us met and enjoyed thoroughly. But, in all this action we forgot the main part of the story that was buying a gift. Now as we were nine of us, all had various ideas about what to gift and even after brain storming for about an hour we did not reach a conclusion and due to shortage of time and delay in decision we gifted him a bouquet and then decided to gift him later. We are still to give that gift.

A gift not given on time loses its beauty.

As it happened in my case, due to the geographical distances between people, these days this problem is common for many of us. The problem even complicates if we are not clear about the hobbies, style, liking or taste of the person who is the recipient to the gift. Due to these difficulties I always prefer giving gifts in group so that someone else can suggest gift on my behalf and if I have to gift a individual gift it becomes a task for me and I think for many of us.

This is when I came across BuddyGifting.com, and boy oh boy, it’s a beauty. This was the first gifting website that I came across in India which solves all my gifting troubles. It is so simple and easy to use, that gifting has now become so much fun. All I do now is go online on BuddyGifting.com, select the gift recipient, choose 3 gift options when I am confused about what should I gift, invite my friends to chip in, make my payment and that’s it. I never knew Gifting could be this easy.

Thank You Team BuddyGifting. You have done a wonderful job.

 

-Vaishali

Pune

Mar 262013
 

parcel

I am sure we must have all played a game called ‘Passing the Parcel’ with our friends and family. In this game you sit down in a circle and keep on passing the ‘parcel’ to your neighbor till the music plays and when the music stops whoever has the ‘parcel’ is out of the game. The ultimate winner in this game is someone who dodges the parcel every time till all the other players are out of the game.

Now, you must be thinking why are we talking about this game??? That is because gifting in India has taken a similar form and we like to call it ‘Pass on the Gift’. Think about it, whenever an occasion arrives when we need to give a gift to a loved one, the first place we search for is the storage cabinets in our house where we store all our unwanted/ non-desirable gifts. Isn’t this what most of us do?

Only if we do not find something suitable, is when we decide to go to a shop to buy something.

Now this little activity of passing on a gift actually turns into a cycle wherein that particular gift keeps changing hands, and the biggest irony is when the same gift comes back to you. We have faced it, have you?

This activity is a turn off not only for the gift receiver but also for the gift givers, as the emotional connect behind the gift is missing. Even the poor gift lies around unused and unwanted.

At BuddyGifting everything that the gift receiver gets is something that they will not only use but also cherish. If you are wondering how will this happen, it’s pretty simple, BuddyGifting.com provides you with this unique solution where the gift receiver ultimately decides what they would like to receive as their gift. You have a choice to either choose from the gift options you have received from the gift giver/s, or you can swap it with something else that you like in our shop or swap it for a prepaid VISA Gift Card.

Start Gifting at www.buddygifting.com NOW…

Mar 082013
 

Celebrate the Women in your life. Shower your love on them with some awesome gifts listed below.

Happy Women's Day

BuddyGifting brings to you “The Women’s Day Celebration Offer”. Get 30% Cashback* on the below products

1. Ralph Lauren Romance

2. Jhumka Parking

3. Hi-Design Gift Voucher

4. Fastrack White Women Sunglasses

5. Fastrack Hip Hop Analogue Watch

6. Canon Powershot A2400

7. BlackBerry Curve 8520 (White)

8. Apple iPod Nano 16 GB

 

*Terms & Conditions

  • This offer is valid only on the 8 products listed above in the BuddyGifting Shop
  • The transaction may involve gifting or simply shop
  •  30% cashback on the product amount OR Rs 2000, whichever is lower, will be credited to your BuddyGifting wallet and can be used for any future transactions. Maximum amount of Rs. 2000/- will be credited.
  • This offer is valid only for transactions done till midnight 8th March 2013
  • Offer valid only for one transaction per e-mail ID
  • The amount will be credited in your wallet within 2-3 working days after the transaction has been made and an e-mail will be sent to you for the same
  • Terms and conditions are subject to change, all rights exist with buddygifting.com
Mar 052013
 

The Double Century Offer2

BuddyGiting brings to you “The Double Century Offer”. Get Rs. 200 Cashback* for every gift sent or transaction made on BuddyGifting.com

 

*Terms & Conditions

  • The gift sent or transaction value must be equal to or greater then Rs. 1000/-
  • The transaction may involve gifting or simply shop
  • The cashback amount of Rs. 200/- will be credited to your BG wallet and can be used for any future transactions
  • This offer is valid only for transactions done till midnight 7th March
  • Offer valid only for one transaction per e-mail ID
  • The amount will be credited in your wallet within 2-3 working days after the transaction has been made and an e-mail will be sent to you for the same
  • Terms and conditions are subject to change, all rights exist with buddygifting.com”