Sure-fire gifts for the one you love
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Hands up anybody out there who has ever been stuck in a gift-giving dilemma. Well, here is where Originalo gift boxes come to the rescue.
This is how it works: you choose and purchase an Originalo Gift box — there are five categories and one specially meant for corporate gifting — and the recipient can select one out of the many experiences in the booklet enclosed. All they have to do to enjoy the gift is to present the Originalo voucher at the venue. Simple right?
Originalo is the pioneer of gift box packages in Malaysia and it was inspired by a similar idea in Paris.Founded by Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Shah and her husband Aubry Mennesson in 2010,
“When we were living in Paris, we were one day in FNAC, the French giant version of Virgin Megastore, and we saw racks of these colourful gift boxes. This was the new successful trend of gift box experiences —with themes like Spa, Weekend getaways, Dining, Outdoor activities. We tested the concept and just fell in love with it. Instantly we knew that this would be the perfect business concept to bring to Malaysia as Malaysia has such wonderful things to offer,” said Tengku Zatashah.
According to her, the concept is well received here with positive feedback complimenting the idea, customer service, ease of buying Originalo gift boxes and hassle-free choice for the recipients.
Originalo’s best-selling packages — unsurprisingly — are the Originalo Spa Beauty RM180, Originalo Spa Massage RM250, Delicious Dining RM199 and Ultimate Escape RM550 gift boxes.
The beauty of these gift packages is the choice it offers the recipient. Example, the Spa Beauty package has a choice of 25 individual packages with some in Port Dickson, Langkawi and even Sabah! When you get a Spa Beauty package, you pick the place you want to have the treatment. You are not stuck with just one place... you get to choose.
Compiling the best of spa, dining and action experiences into gender-specific gift boxes, the newly-launched For Her (RM200) and For Him (RM200) gift boxes offer a variety of experiences for those who are harder to shop for. Tengku Zatashah said that it is mostly women who buy Originalo gift boxes but it is split equally between men and women when it comes to the recipients.
Even better, you will be pleased to know that Originalo regularly changes and adds new products into the gift collection. There have been several additions since the official launch of the company with at least five changes a year. There is talk of an upcoming luxury destination gift box and family/group package!
Originalo also provides tailor-made corporate packages for companies and these packages are priced differently from the consumer packages offered. Companies can offer personalised corporate gifts for their clients and at the same time, build on their corporate brand reputation.
Originalo packages are available online but for those who are not comfortable shopping online, the entire collection of gift boxes is available at selected Borders bookstores (The Gardens Mall, The Curve, and Bangsar Village 2, all in the Klang Valley). You can also find the For Her, For Him, Spa Beauty, Spa Massage, Delicious Dining, Luxury Dining gift boxes at selected Watsons stores (KLCC, Pavilion Mall, MidValley Megamall, Sungei Wang Plaza, 1 Utama and The Alamanda Putrajaya).
Customers who purchase online will enjoy free delivery within Malaysia, a free personalised gift message and romantic gift wrap. Origanalo gift boxes can even be bought overseas and sent to friends and family in Malaysia. The gift boxes are redeemable in Malaysia only and there is usually a 16-month expiry date from the date of the launch product.
So what is the next step for Originalo?
“The next step for Originalo is to attract more corporate clients for their corporate gifting. In Malaysia, companies still tend to opt for the more traditional corporate gifts such as pewter, crystal, office items, hampers, etc. We are trying to educate corporations that if you want to stand out, create brand loyalty and brand differentiation, we at Originalo can help you to strategise your company, in terms of marketing, brand awareness, HR initiatives, etc.,” said Tengku Zatashah.
Well, today is Valentine’s Day and if you still haven’t bought anything for that special someone... it's not too late. Go get her/him an Originalo now.