Posted on: 18 October 2023
Gifting season ahoy!
Durga Puja, Navratri and Diwali soon after!
But then again, we are Indians. We don’t need special days to gift our loved ones.
What exactly do you gift, though? That’s the question.
To help you out, Cool Gai has brought along his moo-dy gang!
Let’s check out the exciting ways to gift!
Gifting material things which will eventually be discarded is so not trendy!
What if there was a way to gift something that has an actual, meaningful impact? Now, there is!
Say hello to Sparkle Gift Cards
So what’s different about this?
Sparkle Gift Cards allow you to #GiftAPurpose.
They draw inspiration from the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs lay out a roadmap to create a safer, happier, and fairer world for everyone. Sparkle collaborates with NGOs involved in various areas like education, healthcare, and gender equality. These partners are thoroughly evaluated for their transparency, accountability, and effectiveness.
A Sparkle Gift Card lets your friend, family, or loved one choose a cause they care about, making the world a better place. It's the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebration!
Just go to sparklegiftcards.com and check them out!
And now you don’t have to think about what to gift that very special someone!
Can a gift create a connection, especially across generations?
That is what Microsoft set out to do.
Xbox and McCann London launched a campaign called ‘Beyond Generations’ to tackle loneliness among the elderly. The campaign shows how gaming can help different generations of families connect and bond.
The campaign features two real people who use Xbox games to go on virtual adventures together, such as road trips in Forza or sailing in Sea of Thieves. These games become a way for them to share their stories and feelings.
The campaign also encourages gamers to gift their old consoles to older relatives who might not have one, by using a ‘ReBoxing’ kit that makes it easy for them to set up and use. The campaign partners with charities that support the needs of older people, such as Age UK.
Heart-touching, isn’t it?
Quick! Put your hands in your drawers!
No! Not THOSE drawers, the ones where you store stuff!
You see, Giffgaff figured out that a lot of people store their phones in their drawers and forget about them.
Why did I bring this up? You see, during the festive season a lot of us buy phones and many of us don’t exchange the old ones. They simply remain unused, collecting dust.
Giffgaff provided a way for you to trade in your old or unused smartphones for cash. You can also choose to recycle them or donate their value to a charity called the Neighbourly Foundation, which supports local causes. This way, you can do something good with your old phone and help the environment as well as the community.
Pretty cool, I’d say.
While not available in India, I hope someone out there follows the same idea! 👍
Gifting season is important because it’s a way of expressing our gratitude, appreciation, and love for the people who matter to us. It is also a way of celebrating our culture, tradition, and values. Gifting season is not just about exchanging material objects, but also about sharing experiences, emotions, and stories.
From gifting a purpose, to gifting a connection to gifting life to earth, there are an infinite amount of possibilities for gifting.
So let’s get ready and get the gifts on!