5 Tips to choose a website for sending Rakhi Gifts

Raksha Bandhan is on 21st August this year, and for Indians living abroad, the occasion does present a challenge on how one can celebrate the occasion, despite living at a distance from one’s sibling. Here’s where Internet comes as a great savior and allows them to send Rakhi Gifts quickly and conveniently through online portals.

In recent years, a large number of such portals have sprung into existence, with many opening and closing shop each year. With attractive design and a professional look easy to achieve, the customer is left confused on how to choose a good website to send Rakhi. We present some pointers to help the first time buyers as well as those who are undecided.

Tip # 5 : Years in Service

Do check on how many years the service has been around. If a website has been around for quite some time, you can be assured that they must be doing something right, to allow them to survive in the marketplace littered with fly-by-night operators. They also have a long term reputation to protect, so they have a better incentive to give the best deal and service to customers.

Tip # 4 : Testimonials

Do check if the website has customer testimonials prominently displayed. Another aspect is to check the frequency and the natural-ness of the testimonials, as some services actually go as far as to display self-engineered words of praise!


Tip # 3 : Online Reviews

This one is a double edged sword. Online reviews tend to be negatively-biased, as certain studies show that consumers with a negative experience are 10 times more likely to complain in online reviews as compared to customers with a positive experience. That is to say, online reviews on their own present a narrow view of the true feedback. However, they do have value, specially if one compares feedback across websites to see which has a higher percentage of complaints.


Tip # 2 : Social Media

Always check the Facebook and or the Twitter page of the service to see how the company is engaging with it’s customers and fan-base, as well as what the customers are saying about the service. Caveat Emptor : Not every service with a large “Like” base is trustworthy and not every service with limited Social Media presence sucks – the latter just may be a bit low tech, which is not to say they don’t have great service! You have to take a judgement call on your own, and not just a simple formula of “More Likes = Better Service”!


Tip # 1 : Prices, Partner and Payment Options

This one is really an eye-opener! Do check if the Prices displayed are rational or are too-good-to-be-true! Very low prices sometimes are an indicator that the service may not ship at all, or may resort to the classic  bait-and-switch philosophy.

Another aspect to check is the kind of Partners the service chooses. Good reliable logistics partners, fulfillment partners etc with logos displayed clearly indicates that the service means business, and will deliver on its customer promise.

Lastly, but very critically, do check the Payment Options available on the website, and the checkout partner. Most e-commerce players provide checkout on external payment gateway services (like Paypal, CCAvenue, EBS etc). If they have such known payment gateway provider, you should be reassured on multiple counts : Not only are you assured that your credit card / banking details will not be misused (as such services typically do not provide your payment details even to the e-commerce website owners), but you know that there is an impartial 3rd party involved in the transaction.

So there you are! Team Gujarat Gifts provides you the above tips to help you choose wisely this Rakhi season. We also invite you to visit our Raksha Bandhan special at:

Visit: http://www.gujaratgifts.com/send-rakhi-to-india.html


Will your brother wait for your Rakhi this year?

The bond of a sister and a brother is so pure, so tender and so beautiful. As children, boys who have no sisters yearn for someone who would tie rakhi on their empty wrists while girls with no brothers pray for someone to whom they can tie a Rakhi. But as we grow up, the bonds loosen up.

We get so engrossed in work, marital duties, and raising kids that we neglect to stoke the stove of family relationships to keep it warm. Consequently, the warmth cools down with time and we grow distant from ones we love the most. Festivals like Raksha Bandhan are like reminders to us to keep the fire burning. It is an occasion to take out sometime to visit our past and make special efforts to keep the bonds strong and unbreakable. Online Rakhiorders might seem like impersonal to you but they offer you an easy way of expressing that even though you may be across seven oceans, your heart is always near your brother and his family.

Leaving your hometown and moving to another city or country does not mean that you have to leave behind all those who you love too. You can always carry them in your heart. Just let them know that you are thinking about them from time to time. When you send rakhi to India, you are telling your brother that you pray for his well-being and long life and the special rakhi you send for your bhabhi tells her that you love and respect her too and accept her as inseparable from your brother.

So book your Rakhi order now at Gujarat Gifts and gift a smile to your brother this year!

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Understand the semantics of Rakhi to India

Do you know that Raksha Bandhan (Bond of Protection) is perhaps the only festival of its kind in the world to celebrate the love of brother and sister? When sisters send rakhi to India, it means that they are offering prayers for the happiness, prosperity, and long life of their brothers and their families.

A brother, who proudly sports rakhis on his wrists, glows with the pride and love for his sisters. A Rakhi to India is a symbol of the love of a sister and a commitment of a brother to protect her sister and her happiness at all costs.

Online rakhi collection at Gujarat Giftsincludes:

  • Sandalwood (chandan) rakhis that come with their delightful fragrance. Sandalwood is considered sacred and is a favourite of Lord Vishnu. Sandalwood rakhis may contain small sandalwood beads, trinkets or shavings.
  • Rudraksha rakhis may have one or more rudraksha beads in the centre. A favourite of Lord Shiva, a wrinkled rudraksha bead is said to attract good health and fortune and ward off evil and bad luck.
  • Mauli Rakhis are simple, traditional and comfortable to wear.  Mauli strands are often tied on the wrists when one performs a puja and it is considered auspicious for the wearer.
  • Lumba rakhis are beautiful. Originally, they come from Rajasthan and are tied on the wrists of sister-in-laws (bhabhis). In a religion that considers wife to be the other half of the husband, it cannot be enough for a sister to just pray for the protection of his brother. Thus, Lumba rakhis wish all the good health and fortune for the bhabhis too.

Explore the website to discover more than 1,000 types of rakhis at Gujarat Gifts.

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How to communicate through Gifts for Rakhi 2013?

What is more sacred than the chaste relationship of a brother and a sister! Growing up together, they fight and cry, care and adore, stand up for each other and get each other into problems, look for their own space and look out for each other – brothers and sisters are inseparable. Gujarat Gifts nderstands these emotions quite well and hence, has come up with gift options that help you communicate them well to your brother and sister in India.

Here are some of the suggestions from Rakhi 2013 collection with witty messages that you can send as Rakhi Gifts to India:

A cosmetic kit just perfect for a sister or a brother who hogs the mirror all the time. While the cosmetic Rakhi packages at Gujarat Gifts are all branded, you can add the fun element by saying, “Let the magic of these beauty products work on you, witch!” Do find some good places to hide when you meet your sister next time.

On a more serious note, these cosmetics are high-quality products and will actually help your sister glow.

A cute teddy for a little sister says how much you care for her. It will also help your school-going sister to sleep better while cuddling the softie. You can attach the message, “Your big brother will always be there for you. Be light and bright forever.”

For a sister who sleeps a bit too much, a pillow is a perfect Raksha Bandhan Gifts. And you can get it Personalized Rakhi Gifts to India too. You can add a good photo of you and your sister with simply ‘For my sweet sister, <Your Name>’ or you can Google for the photo of a screaming man and add the text – ‘Help! Get this lazy one out of here!’

Only you know what works best for you.

If you are having doubts about what or how to send Gifts for Rakhi to India, you can email id at info@gujaratgifts.com for a prompt and free gift consultancy.

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