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CELEBRATION TIME: Youngsters selecting New Year greeting cards and gifts at a store in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
CELEBRATION TIME: Youngsters selecting New Year greeting cards and gifts at a store in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

Shops in the city come up with special New Year gifts

VISAKHAPATNAM: The bustle and clamour at the markets and the gorgeously decorated gift shops around the city is tempting enough for the revellers to spare a few bucks for their near and dear ones. The myriad choices of gifts for the New Year’s Eve celebrations can leave the most decisive reveller befuddled. Saying it with a simple ‘Happy New Year’ is no longer the style. Wishing friends a happy New Year these days is all about being an innovative gift giver. Stuffed toys, games, clay curios, key chains, crystals, books, watches, candles... almost anything is a potential gift. And to cash in on the euphoric mood, shops and malls have come up with attractive offers.

And with just a day left to usher in the New Year, wishes have begun to float around in the form of greeting cards, SMS and e-greetings. The gift stores in the city have piled up a variety of greeting cards for the season. While, the popularity of e-greetings and SMS has made a dent in to the greeting card industry, stores in the city are enticing buyers with attractive New Year gifts and chocolates.

Darlings Paradise has introduced gift articles and new varieties of cards this year along with cards from HelpAge and CRY, all ranging from Rs.8 to Rs.225. The store has also stocked up an impressive range of big sized cards in view of its growing demand. An enticing range of candles is available at the shop to add an extra sparkle to the grand evening.

Pages, the bookshop, has a range of fashion accessories for the New Year celebrations. The shop has introduced different varieties of diaries, organisers and planners for the New Year.


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