Gift Ideas

Have a problem deciding what gifts to buy for friends and family? Did you say 'yes'? then read on.

When buying presents, think about the person you are buying it for try and find out what makes him/her tick; her likes and interests. If you have to buy a lot of gifts, as most Indians returning home for the first time do, make a list. Classify friends and family by age, gender and interests, and put gift ideas against their names. Its also important to work out a budget for each individual's gift, and try not to extend the limit.

Important conversions you should know:

Here are a few suggestions:

Seniors:

Handy medical equipment can be a perfect gift for the older generation. A blood-pressure machine, sugar level monitor, electric heat bag, electronic massager or a heat pad is sure to please. Books, watches, portraits, fat-free or sugar-free food and clothes are also popular.

Ladies:

There is a lot to choose from! Cosmetics, hair-dryers, footwear, handbags, leather items, perfumes, epilators, jewelry, books, cooking or baking equipment, child-care accessories, music, curios for the house, hobby kits, craft material, hard-to-find foodstuff the list goes on.

Men:

Jeans, T-shirts, windcheaters, jackets, sun glasses, wallets, leather items, Electronic Organizers, Calculators, Electric Shavers, tools, watches, shoes, Disc men, Walk men, aftershaves, shaving kits, shaving Cream, deodorants, Cologne, hair gels, and soaps are a few ideas. For smokers, a Zippo, a case of cigars, or designer cigarettes will be appreciated.

Kids:

Electronic toys and games fascinate most kids. Girls will appreciate soft toys, dolls, doll accessories, books and board games. Little boys are inclined toward the latest action hero figures, comic books, and accessories of their favorite cartoon show. Sunglasses, wristwatches, caps, clothes and sneakers will also do well.

Friends:

Sport shoes, Jeans, T-shirts, Windcheater, Sun glasses, Electronic Organizers, Calculators, Electric Shaver, CD-Man, Walkman, After shave, Shaving kit, Shaving Cream, Deodorants, Perfumes, Hair Gels, and Soaps. For smokers, a branded Cigarette packet. Or a fancy Lighter.

Family gifts:

Show pieces, Saffron, Knives, Branded Crockery, Cutlery, Chocolates, Cordless telephone.

Loved ones:

Your immediate family members merit expensive items cameras, camcorders, CD/DVD players, palm pilots and laptops are choice options.

When and where to buy?

Sales during festivals, weekends, and end-of-season clearances are good places to look for economical buys.
Factory outlets or seconds-outlets are also good places to visit for clothes, shoes and electronic items.
Foodstuff and household items can be found in the local supermarket like
- Wal-Mart/ Kmart/ Costco/ Walgreen s.
You can buy practically anything online. Some times you might get a good deal during festivals, week-end or a close out sale.

Item wise list

Clothes:

Shirts, T-shirts, Caps, Shorts, Dresses, Trousers, Jeans, Sweaters, Pull-overs, Jackets, Coats.

Cosmetics (ladies):

Soaps, Beauty Lotions, Creams, Sprays, Deodorants, Perfumes, Shampoos, Conditioner, Lipsticks, Nail Paints, Foundation, Compact, Eye Liners, Lip Definers, Eye Definers, Eye Shadows, Mascara, Hair Brush, Cosmetic Brush set, Curlers, Face Wash.

Cosmetics (Men's):

After shave, Shaving kit, Shaving Creams, Deodorants, Perfumes, Hair Gels, Soaps.

Medical Stuff:

Electronic Blood Pressure Machine, Handy tools for monitoring sugar level.

Toys:

Electronic Toys, Soft Toys etc.

Electronic Stuff (General):

Organizers, Calculators, Cameras, Electric Shaver, CD-Man, Palm Top, Camcorders, Lap Top, Walkman, Cordless Phone etc.

Electronic Stuff (ladies):

Hair dryers, Massagers, Electric Curlers, Hair Blower, Electric Hair Remover etc.

Other Ladies Stuff:

Jewelry, Watches, Sandals, Hand Bags, Purses, Decoration stuff viz. Crystal articles, Small lamps, Show pieces, etc.

Other Men Stuff:

Watches, Shoes, Wallets, Suspenders, CD's, VCD's, Branded Pen Set etc.

Kitchen Stuff:

Saffron, Knives, Branded Crockery, Cutlery etc.

Following is a list of online resources for NTSC/PAL and 220Volt electronics and appliances.

Buying online can save you some money on sale tax and ongoing Deals.

These Items be used in India and any other European country