Welcome back from the Holidays. I hope you rested well and had some fun? I did both and I’m very glad. Been meaning to share this post for a while now, and I haven’t gotten the chance, So decided to share today, something to start the (new)mid week. LOL!
So my Friend and Colleague “Oluchi” was looking through various newspapers one day at work, searching for what competition was up to, since we work for an ad agency, we have to keep tabs on competition, so we don’t wake up one day and we are out of business. Anyway, Oluchi saw an article on online gifts and souvenir shops in an ICT newspaper and she thought of her dearest, isn’t she just the best, looking out for me and all, by the way, she was among the agents that changed the plan and name for this blog. (She dey try) *DoroLuchi*.
I read the article and did my own digging. It’s amazing what these sites are doing. Really, life has been made easy, you don’t have to go to Lagos Island or Iponri market to shop for your gifts and souvenirs, all you need to do, is shop online from the comfort of your home, office, etc. isn’t that amazing???? Everything is now online, you can even buy soup ingredients online, ogbono, ugwu, egusi, okporoko, Hian!! This is real Naija e-commerce!!!! LOL
Moving on, these sites offer various gifts items that appeal to every age group. You can even customise your gifts, whatever you desire, these sites will deliver. A good ‘go to source’ for people who are clueless when it comes to gifting, even if its alarm clock you finally decide to purchase, all na gift, be rest assured that you will find something after going through these sites.
I know the part we are waiting for, PRICE, yea, I know. Don’t worry, you don’t have to rob a bank or clear your account, everything is very affordable, just shikini money at the top for the convenience they are providing you. A very fair deal if you ask me, So here are the sites, have fun shopping and share your thoughts after going through them.
Swish Ideas: Swish ideas offer unique and affordable variety of gifts that you will definitely like. They offer personal gifts, wedding,birthday gifts,even corporate gifts items. They also package your gift items for whatever events you are having.
Sure Gifts: This gift site majors in gift cards, they offer the recipient of the gift card the option of choosing exactly what they want, whenever they want as the gift cards do not expire. They can be customised with special messages for the recipient. They also have a gift registry that offers you your gift of choice. In their words, “we make the art of gifting simpler but richer. For the sender, we offer the luxury of convenience.”
Oluoma Direct: Oluoma Direct provides a wide selection of Home and Corporate gifts/products with lots of new technology arriving daily. They have items for every occassion, they also offer free shipping.
Jumia Gifts-Souvenirs: “Getting gifts and souvenirs are no longer an ordeal as Jumia has a range of customised items that are perfect gifts for women and men, that will fit their personality.” those are the words on Jumia gifts/souvenir section, when you think Jumia, you think convenience.
The London Plaza: Pay no attention to this name, this is a Nigerian online store based in the city of Ibadan offering a range of quality gift items, they also offer free gift wrapping service.
Eclectic Chique: Eclectic Chique is a high quality African inspired accessories brand. All their products are crafted and sourced from various parts of West Africa. Product line ranges from neck pieces, collars, jeweled bow ties, Ipad cases, home accents and other quirky niknaks for a truly eclectic look!
Elise Charles: In the words of Elise Charles, “Your search for stylish & functional Gifts For Guests ends here” (at their site that is). For your next special event and requirements, browse through their online selection of Functional Wedding Favors, Personalized Wedding Souvenirs, Party Favors & Gifts, Groomsmen Gifts, Edible Party Favors, Corporate Gifts, Executive Gifts, and VIP Business Gifts. They have everything you need to personalize your wedding day, corporate event, birthday party or special event to make it truly memorable!
Royal Teas Pleasures: This site prides itself in the PLEASURES of giving and receiving. A fashionable and tasteful boutique, that also assists you in choosing the perfect gift.
The Party Center: This is Nigeria’s premier online party shop. Their mission is to offer the widest selection of unique and quality party supplies, decorations, and gifts for all of life’s special occasions. You will find not only birthday party supplies but party supplies for holiday parties, religious celebrations and all of the milestones we love to share with friends and family. They will help make your next event extra special.
Etsy: Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. They also have a gifts section that offers Unique items for everyone.
There you have it folks, 10 gift sites to choose from; comfort, convenience and variety guaranteed.
Your most welcome….. (accepting your thank yous in advance). Do you know any other gift sites that I omitted, please share in the comments section.