So the wedding/ holiday/ big expenses season is upon us and I, like many others find myself scurrying for gift ideas that are both, thoughtful, useful and economical. Personally, I’ve always liked to give (and receive) vouchers and luckily I just came across this service, yougotagift.com – an online/ mobile mall for gift cards, to make my life this much easier.
The concept is simple and super easy to execute – I’ve just received a gift from someone today, who used this service and I must say, it’s been a fun experience as a receiver. Here’s how it worked: I received an email from Yougotagift.com saying I have an eGift Card from the sender with a message attached. Now who wouldn’t like to see that in their inbox! Pleasantly surprised, I unraveled my virtual gift to find an AED 250 eGift card for one of my favorite beauty haunts and literally squealed! It was from L’Occitane en Provence, redeemable in any of their stores in the UAE. Oh happiness!
Apart from L’Occitane en Provence, Yougotagift eGift card services are available FOR 60+ stores/restaurants in the UAE including some of my top choices such as Jones The Grocer, Boutique 1, Virgin Megastore and NStyle Nail Lounge – even Ski Dubai and Vo Cinemas. I’ve already made a note of which eGift cards I’ll be sending for each of my friends for the holiday season!
I had an opportunity to chat with one of the co- founders of Yougotagift.com, Mr Husain Makiya who talks about what makes this service unique and different from the standard mall gift cards and store vouchers. He says, “This service is extremely unique as it helps in solving many of the expat’s problems residing in the UAE and the Middle East to gift their loved ones during the special occasions like Christmas, Eid, New Year, Diwali and Birthdays from abroad. In other words, You Got a Gift makes their gifting experience hassle-free, convenient and instant”.
I think that’s the best part! Since it’s an online/ mobile gift service, one can now buy a gift for loved ones living in the UAE, Qatar, KSA and Lebanon from anywhere in the world, using the web or a mobile device. So basically, my family and friends in different parts of the world have absolutely no excuse to skip gifting me on my birthday!
Mr Makiya adds, “Our wedding registry is also proving to be a big hit and we are in process of revamping it. It is basically a Money Registry for weddings where friends and family can chip in for your BIG DAY. It is super convenient and avoids receiving unwanted gifts. Who would say No to cash if they can ask for it tastefully.”
I, for one, think it’s a perfect way to avoid receiving or gifting those famous horrid flower vases as wedding gifts.
So I’m all set for the holiday and festival season, thanks to Yougotagift.com. Hello awesome and gifts and goodbye wasting time on thinking up gifts. Now what can I do with all that time I saved…..hmmm use my own eGift cards ofcourse! Happy gifting xx