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These 6 Startups Give You Unique Gifting Options for Your Loved Ones

Askmygift was founded in February 2015 by Shagun Nayyar and Sumeet Agrawal. Askmygift curates gift makers from across social media platforms like Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook etc.

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Gifting is a way to express one’s love. Today you don’t have to wait for birthdays, anniversaries, or festival to give surprises or gifts to your loved ones. There is no need of any special day to give surprises to express your love. Even you don’t have to go outside in hurry to buy gift, you can just book online gifts for your loved ones. Online gift portals have become a kind of one-stop-shop to find gifts of all kinds. They provide variety options on one platform, making a quick purchase with the click of a button and getting the gift delivered on the same day are just some of the reasons why online gifting has won so many hearts. Moreover, such portals are quite flexible with their delivery mechanism. There are some online gifting portals that are mentioned below that may help you to buy amazing gifts:-

1. Giftxoxo

Giftxoxo was founded in April 2012 by 4 peoples Manoj Agarwal, Sumit Khandelwal, Abhishek Kumar and Kushal Agarwal.

Giftxoxo caters to over 20 lac customers through its large client base of over 600 corporate clients. It is one of the experiential gifting, rewards and Recognition Company. It’s unique and handpicked collection of experiences and activities are used by organizations for employee rewards, client engagement, channel partner incentives, consumer promotions, and sales incentives. The experiences are packaged in keepsake, personalized and elegant boxes with different choices to select from. Today, Giftxoxo is a team of around 150 people and growing well. They target a revenue of Rs.100 Cr in FY 2017.

Giftxoxo also launched its mobile app by the name Frogo last year. This mobile caters to the need of people looking to buy experiences for themselves.

Giftxoxo earns profit margins on every experience it sells. It works with over 1000 suppliers across India. The company also has tech enabled solutions for rewards and recognition which companies buy for a year or more.

2. Qwikcilver Solutions

Qwikcilver Solutions was founded in 2015 by Kumar Sudarsan, T P Pratap, and Bhaskar Vasudevan. Qwikcilver Solutions is India’s pioneering gift card platform.

Qwikcilver's Woohoo App was launched in March 2015 and is available both for Android and iOS users.

Woohoo is India’s real time seamless Gifting across more than 150 leading brands, allows consumers to safely store their Gift Cards received from anywhere!

They have 400,000 consumers who have engaged with Woohoo.

3. Giftease

Giftease was founded in mid of 2013 by Ashish Chandani with an objective of making sending gifts as delightful as receiving them. They are based out of Pune, and have a non-marketplace model in order to ensure consistency of service quality, as this is extremely important for gifting.

They offer gift recommendations for different recipients and budgets, fixed date deliveries, gift personalization options (e.g. Choice of gift wrap options, with the ability to customize these), and various other features to make the gifting experience delightful. They are continually expanding our handpicked range of gift-worthy items across home décor, fashion accessories, jewelry, chocolates, flowers, toys and various other categories. In particular, their range of quirky gifts offers a large selection of cool and fun stuff, which have extremely high gifting appeal amongst the youth for excitement value at affordable prices. Giftease is currently funded by individual investors.

4. Askmygift


Askmygift was founded in February 2015 by Shagun Nayyar and Sumeet Agrawal. Askmygift curates gift makers from across social media platforms like Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook etc. giving them an organized channel to reach out to potential customers. The platform allows users a unique product catalogue of handmade, customized and DIY gifts. Askmygift has various startup companies as customers where they send out gifts to investors/clients/partners/employees on the request of the company through a subscription based model.

Askmygift has a decent traction and order size of 25-30 orders per day. In future it aims to be a unified gift wish listing platform for its wide base of users from across channels. It monetizes Subscription model, Affiliate commissions, and Gift cards.

5. excitingLives.com

excitingLives.com was founded in 2011 by Rohit Saxena, Nisheeth Srivastava, and Vandana Srivastava. Get unique and crazy gift ideas on excitingLives.com. Find the gifts here when it's time to surprise your friends and family with something special. They have about 5k visitors per day and cater to lakhs of customers in India and abroad. There is also a large corporate customer base that they provide unique gifting options to.

6. GiftingBazaar.com

GiftingBazaar.com was founded in August 2015 by Sudhir kr. They cater for bulk requirements of corporates & institutions.

They have provided merchandise for companies like ABN Amro bank, Alstom, ACC Cements, Apollo Hospitals, Bangur Cement, CHD Developers, ExL, HDFC Bank, Jindal Steel, Pearson, Shree Cements & many more. They are very soon launching app wherein corporates can customise products (like key chains, trophies, pen drives) in small order quantities & get it delivered at their doorstep in 7 days ! They are talking of making full logo/ product items (not just printing matter on existing products). Minimum order quantity will be 50 pcs.

They are focussed on making transactional profits, not just inflating valuations for investor funding.



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