Why trawl the mall?

Posted on April 28, 2013


giftWhen it comes to buying gifts for people, I often find myself taking the whole ordeal far too seriously. I want to give gifts with thought, that have meaning or purpose, something that someone might have chosen on their own. This, combined with my oft inability to make snappy decisions has led me to more than one long and arduous afternoon spent harassed in the mall toing and froing between two almost identical shades of pink or the stripes v the polka dots.

If buying in the UK or elsewhere, I do everything online.  Why trawl the mall when you have a veritable feast of online options to shop as you please from the comfort of your sofa, feet up, Americano in hand?

Here in Dubai, the online gift sector is still in virgin territory but one rock star of a company, freshly launched, is YouGotaGift.com …

The concept is simple.  Visit the site, pick a gift category from an extensive list that includes Beauty & Wellness, Fashion & Accessories and Sports & Outdoor, choose a store and buy someone a voucher in any denomination you choose. The lucky recipient then receives a personalised gift card via email, Facebook or home delivery and they can spend at the designated store as they wish.

I first heard about them during an interview one morning on Dubai Eye, my daily injection of news and chat. I went online and so wow’ed I was by their effortlessly chic website, I wrote to the team to tell them so.

So … today’s short and sweet post is to relay a short and sweet message.  The next time you need to buy a gift for someone, whether here in the UAE or if you’re further afield and don’t dare risk sending something via our very-unlikely-to-reach-its-intended-destination postal service, then pay this site a visit and give a gift you know won’t disappoint.

The sports and outdoor section currently just has Go Sport listed but hey, what can’t you get at Go Sport? And is there a more perfect present than chick kit to ensure you look sweet while you sweat? I think not …

Thank you guys for bringing yet another awesome company to our shores.


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