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International Women’s Day 2017: 5 last-minute gifting ideas that anybody would love

We’ve always got your back! Here’s your cheat sheet to last minute gifting ideas.


Across the world, March 8 is marked as the International Women’s Day. Fact! The day is just a small celebration to appreciate the women in our lives. Fact! Gifts are a kind way of appreciating a person, a partial-fact! Since, it’s Women’s Day, let’s just pick up the pinkest thing possible and she would like it. Error 404, no fact found!

We have got your back if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, but if you are reading this to just find the Pinks and Hearts, we are not here to reaffirm any sort of stereotypes. (Basically, pink or not, the color has nothing to do with the choice of gifts for a person!) Although, these gifts are perfect to give to just about anyone any day, but since it’s International Women’s Day tomorrow, let the limelight be on the day and them ladies, right now.

Fitness tracker: To begin with, I personally feel, in last few years fitness trackers are possibly one of the healthiest and nicest trends that tech companies have picked up. It is so important to stay healthy, and put behind the idea that developing technology will only make humans lazier.


Unlike smartwatches, fitness trackers aren’t exorbitantly priced, and they allow you to record not only your workout statistics, but your daily activity, your heart rate, and so much more. It’s a great gift for someone you know who is a fitness enthusiast or someone you think needs to pay more attention to their health.

Among others, few fitness trackers you could pick from are GoQii 2.0, which comes with a subscription price of Rs 1,999, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, which is again priced at Rs 1,999, and Fitbit Flex 2 that is presently available at Rs 5,999.

Power bank: Now, with time the use of smartphone has only increased. Adding to the usual calling purpose, which phones were once upon a time invented for, there are so many things to keep up with. Multiple social media platforms, camera, then you want to watch TV shows online and chill! For people on the move, this becomes quite taxing on the smartphone’s batteries, and for them a power bank is the ideal gift.


Xiaomi’s Mi Power 20,000mAh is available for Rs 2,199, then there is a Syska Power Pro 200 20,000mAh power bank, which is priced at Rs 1,599, and another Flipkart SmartBuy EP2120 20,000mAh one, which comes for Rs 1,799.

Instant camera: Now this one’s a personal favorite! Anyone who enjoys clicking pictures, this is one great gift, with a little touch of vintage that comes with its polaroid prints. Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, priced at Rs 4,899, comes in a wide range colors, from grape, blue, white, pink and black hue options. You can in fact buy a 20 sheet pack film roll along with the camera, which costs about Rs 999, to gift a ready to use camera.


Headphones: If music is the thing for the person you are looking up the gifting ideas, headphones can never be a bad idea. While there are a myriad of them depending on what your budget is, here are a few that you could purchase in under Rs 15,000. JayBird X2 Sport wireless bluetooth headphones are a great buy, priced on Amazon India at Rs 13,999. You could also consider, V-Moda ZN that come with an MRP of Rs 13,999, and RHA CL750, that are priced at Rs 11,990.


Subsciptions: Here’s a brilliant idea, which is also a no-time consuming gift! You can buy the person a subscription to one of the online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hotstar. Netflix has a free trial for one month, then subscriptions starting at Rs 500 every month, and the subscription can be withdrawn any moment. Amazon Prime Video, on the other hand, is a fairly cheaper deal. After a free one month trial, it comes for an annual subscription starting at Rs 499 for a year. Then there is Hotstar, which is partly free, partly paid. Apart from the first month free trial, later you still have access to the free content at all times, and for the paid content there is a subscription fee starting at Rs 199 per month.


And here is one fun fact! Originally known as International Working Women’s Day, the event was first organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union, the event was first observed on February 28, 1909. Eventually, for no specific noted reason, the day began to be marked on March 8, in celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.


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  • Published Date: March 7, 2017 5:52 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 7, 2017 6:04 PM IST