Favours are Forever
Everything you will ever need for your sangeet night or wedding can be found all under one roof-just a stone’s throw away from Bees is a little treasure chest called Gifts and Favours full of ornaments, decorations and rustic relics from the Motherland. You can also find personalised desi gifts such as key rings and birthday cards for that Bubbly Bhaabi or Jolly Jiju in your life!
Pop over and say hello to Nilesh - we promise, his store will impress...and you may just walk away with something for yourself!
How did the idea of Gifts and Favours come about?
It is a bit of a combination based on the location (in the heart of bridal market) and the finer details which I feel were missing at weddings. Favours are our main product as it is something everyone loves receiving at parties as a token of appreciation for nothing! Our slogan is "FAVOURS ARE FOREVER" - this we found out when we did a bit of research and learned that everyone keeps the favours and remembers the event, even if it is just the box or a bag of sweets.
What excites you about your working day at Gifts and Favours?
Every customer walking into our shop has a heart of gold and is a well wisher for a friend, relatives, guests or in-laws - every person in the world has self pride and is always thinking to impress someone with a gift or a favour. Meeting and helping people with such enthusiasm is the best thing a person can serve in the world - this is the kick I get in the mornings to get up and open the shop to welcome such audience.
What has been your most memorable moment/achievement at Gifts and Favours so far?
Pulling through the tough economic times and continuous positive feedback from our customers.
What 3 words would you use to describe your Gifts and Favours?
Eclectic, personal and one of a kind.
What is a typical customer experience at Gifts and Favours?
I often share unique ideas to make their biggest day the best one and memorable one. They will always be greeted with a smile and helpful, friendly staff, whatever the day or time.
What are your most popular products and why?
Our most popular products has to be our custom gift wrapping service. This is where I get to be creative and use my imagination and use the finest materials to put wonderful ensembles together. We wrap anything from the most precious wedding and engagement rings to wonderful ‘chaabs’ or gift trays given to the bride or groom during their wedding. Visit our Facebook page for some of our work here. Musical greeting cards always get a great response. There is a wide selection of cards from birthday to wedding and anniversary. Our birthday cards for example, play the famous Mohammad Rafi song ‘Baar baar ye din aaye’ which is always a hit with the elder crowd. The young ones tend to go for the ‘Veer Zaara’/ ‘Hum Tum’ cards which play songs from the films. The fragrances we sell are also unique to us.
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Store address: 300 Green Street, Forest Gate, London E7 8LF
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