Who is shopping and what this gifting season – 6 facts

During the recent Thanksgiving Week (November 20-26), research firms Digitas and Brandwatch listened to well over 2.6m conversations revolving around holiday shopping on the popular social channels. Of those, over 550,000 social shopping interactions took place on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day itself. A quick look at some of the most interesting trends surrounding 2012’s American holiday extravaganza, especially in the context of gifting, courtesy the latest research: (more…)

Tips for smart shopping and gifting

An exciting festive season that will extend to Christmas right into the new year has set upon us. The shopping frenzy reaches its crescendo during this period. Indeed, shopping for corporate gifts invariably reaches its peak as marketers try everything possible to woo customers with some unbelievable offers and great discounts. Many of the special offers are available online for tech-savvy buyers. While online shopping is easy, simple and fast; one must take care of certain things. We have listed some of them for you below: (more…)

Branded gifts distributors are upbeat

After a dull year of the prolonged economic slowdown, which caused business uncertainty, the festival of Diwali have lifted the sagging spirits of India’s niche branded products distribution industry. Last year, the Diwali trend revolved more around lesser-priced customized gifting, with less inclination towards costlier branded products. This year, the game changer seems to be top and mid-level corporate houses opting for branded products. (more…)

Do’s and don’ts of corporate gifting on the festive eve

While gifting, it’s best to give something that the client would appreciate and look forward to another gift from you. No doubt, corporate gifts have to have a personal touch to it…but mind you…Avoid going overboard. You might just hurt their sentiments. One should avoid giving items like perfumes because you are not sure if they like it or not. You wouldn’t use a perfume you absolutely hate, though it was gifted to you. (more…)

Gifts to soothen frayed bodies and minds

Most of us do not lead very exciting lives. Our days are governed by the wall clock in office and we are sitting for the better part of the day. Here are some great gifts that will make anybody’s day much better:

Muscles – From a small foot massage machine or a high-backed massage chair, these great stress-busters are available in many shapes and sizes. As a boss, you could buy one for the department or your special core team to use as and when they please. They make great gifts for a potential partner too. As employees, you could pool in and buy one for the boss.

Eyes – Eyes undergo the most stress as they are forced to stare into computer screens most of the times. Other than basic eye exercises which you can learn about from an optician, eye-masks are easily available nowadays. Best when chilled, these masks cool your eyes down and reduce puffiness. As a boss, ensuring a regular supply to your team will enable them to work better. Studies have proven that occasional breaks are great for the working mind. And peppermint or cucumber eye masks are great for the eyes.

Skin – You may not realise it but the skin gets very dehydrated in an air-conditioned environment. While as a boss it might be great to switch the AC on for regulated periods of time in the day, it’s not good for the machines. Bottled skin sprays are great to rejuvenate one’s sense of being. Preferably choose moisturising ones from a reputed brand or a mineral spray like Evian bottled mountain spring water. They’re not as costly as they sound and well worth their price. Certain brands also have facial wipes enriched with Vitamin E that are great for the skin and lend one a pretty, subtle fragrance too.

These little objects go a long way to protecting your health while your fingers click-clack away on the keyboards. They’re simple but take care of essentials that you probably don’t have time to look into at a gym or through home-cooked meals. So remember these pointers on this special day of this month.

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