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Gifting your dad the best gift can be difficult. But if your dad loves electronic products, then your task might get slightly easier. Croma Retail brings you 4 unique gifting ideas for Father’s Day:


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Upgrade your dad to a professional quality device. A DSLR will provide superior control over image quality which produces stunning photos. Your dad’s work might even rival the work of professional photographers. This Father’s Day, gift him a DSLR if he’s critical about white balance, adjusting the focus, and shoots beautiful photos. .


Digital camcorder


Your life is a movie and your dad is the director. Bring his film-production expertise to professional level with a digital camcorder. He can then record your next family event or a vacation and then edit it with his cinematic creativity. A camcorder can record in resolutions upto 1080p which looks good on widescreen TVs.





A dad may want to retreat into relaxation after a hard day with his favorite music. Give your dad a great noise-canceling headphones with a music player loaded with his favorite songs. Such headphones are designed to provide superior audio quality for music and movies. Give your dad the tool to block out the world for a few minutes to relax and rejuvinate.


Gaming console




Many dads are gamers and video games are not restricted to a particular age group. Gift your dad a gaming console which will help him play games with the rest of the family or with his friends. Don’t forget to add some interesting multi-player games and extra controllers for you two to get in on the action.



With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s your turn to express your love in the best way. Although a bouquet of flower still hasn’t lost its charm, isn’t it better to gift something that will accompany your beloved for long? A laptop, or a smartphone or a music player will not wither away in a day or two, but it will remind of your love for times to come. Pick up something smart this Valentine’s Day for your better half. We bring you a few ideas.



1. Nokia Lumia 920:

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the latest flagship smartphone from the Finnish company and runs on the latest 1-165x300.jpgWindows 8 mobile operating system. Its futuristic design includes a polycarbonate body and a 4.5 inch touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection. You can charge it wirelessly and get rid of tangling cables. There is an 8.7 megapixel camera that captures beautiful pictures. Among other noteworthy features are a Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor, Nokia City lens and a front facing Skype camera.



2. Acer Aspire One 11.6”:

This is a compact notebook that’s quite affordable to buy and gift. Being a small laptop, it’s quite portable as well. Don’t go on the looks though. The Acer Aspire One features an AMD Dual Core C-60, 1.0 GHz Processor and a massive 4GB DDR3 RAM to accomplish lots of tasks in addition to smooth internet browsing. There is a 500 GB Hard Disk that can store and let you carry your world with you. The notebook comes with a bundled copy of Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit operating system to complete the package.


3. Apple iPod touch 16 GB:


Who doesn’t like music on-the-go? This Apple iPod touch with 16 GB internal storage can save thousands of audio and video files and lets you pass time regardless of place and time. The 4th generation iPod Touch features a 3.5 inch widescreen Multi-Touch Retina display that can display high definition movies with utmost clarity. There is a 720p HD video rear camera that enables capturing unforgettable memories. And the battery once fully charged supports a continuous music playback for up to 40 hours.



4. Philips hair straightener:

A girl with curly or wavy hair will dearly love this present. The Philips Hair Straightener HP8315 gets ready in just 30 seconds to straighten hair in the simplest possible manner. Thanks to its ceramic heat plates, the device will not burn out hair; instead it will help getting smooth shiny hair pretty easily. It can be operated with dual voltage power supply, allowing you to use it around the world. There is a safety lock that prevents accidents when not in use.


5. Philips coffee maker:


Save her the daily morning chore of making coffee by gifting this Philips HD7450 Coffee Maker. Quite functional yet stylish, this coffee maker flaunts curvy edges to enhance your kitchen setting. It has a detachable filter that makes it easy to clean. The appliance also features a Drip Stop that lets you stop brewing in the middle of coffee making. The translucent water tank helps see through to check the level of water. The appliance has dishwasher safe components. It also features cord storage for neatly storing it away.


So by now, you’ve got some fair idea about what gadget to gift your beloved this Valentine’s Day. It should be something that he or she can use on a daily basis or something that can be kept close at all times. Of course, a red rose will add a bit of romantic touch.

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As always, you are again trying to think up just the thing that will cheer your sister this Raksha Bandhan, and possibly your head is leading you nowhere, or further than a wad of notes(that’s what her uncle would give her), or boring trinkets. If you are one of those brothers, here’s a little bit of help we offer.


1. Gift Vouchers


Needless to say, gift vouchers or shopping vouchers look much better than the actual cash. If your sister likes to shop, you can surely arrange a beauty therapy voucher or a spa voucher. You can always present her a customized voucher that will allow her to buy a set number of things of her choice.



2. Gadgets and accessories


We all are digital natives and nothing pleases us more than a little addition to our list of gadgets. It can be a new mobile application or a designer mobile cover. A huge variety of such products are available in the market and what’s more, you can browse through the products online which gives you the whole spectrum to choose from. A gift like this will earn you some points for creativity as well.


3. Earphones


It won’t be an exaggeration to say that people are alwayslooking for better earphones. It doesn’t matter if they have one, you can always give better. The trends don’t last long and this festive season, you can gift your sister the newest arrivals. They are easily available and you can decide them based on trusted user and expert reviews. In a matter of minutes, you can order them online.



4. Camera


Same goes for cameras. If you have a sister growing up, you can as well come up with a gift as meaningful as a camera. Camera as a gift will only encourage her to take up creative hobbies. It can be a point and shoot camera, or if you have a sister who is into photography for a while, go for an SLR. A perfect Rakhi gift in our opinion.


5. Mobiles


Give your sister a step up this Raksha Bandhan by gifting her better phone. May be she hasn’t told you so in many words but take the cues. People change phones every quarter, you will only put a smile on your sister’s face by gifting a smart little phone to her. We just hope you don’t go wrong with the colour.

Comment and tell us what special do you plan to do for your sister!

Check out what Croma has in store for you this festive season, right from gift vouchers to presents to celebrate with your family.

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A good set of speakers is not just a want; it is a need as well. The amount of music we listen to, it is pointless if we don’t have a good sound system to raise the volumes by a notch. No matter how much your mother cusses you for playing songs that drive her crazy in the kitchen, or your father who has stopped trying to understand you, you still have a sister that will share some of your taste in music and good speakers is what both of you require andwhat better occasion than RakshaBandhan to bring a good set of speakers at home.


When it comes to speakers, you have a lot of options to choose from. There are floor speakers that provide you front left and rightsound, offering a realistic experience when watching TV and movies. Then there are bookshelf speakers that provide you less bass response. Bookshelf speakers are a great option for providing the rear surround sound.


You can expand your setup with speakers placed behind your listening space. Surround speakers produce even better ambient sounds, creating a rich experience you’ll love when playing video games and watching movies.


The other option is wireless speakers, which are portable and use technology like Bluetooth, AirPlay or Wi-Fi to receive an audio signal from a compatible device. They are compact, making it easy to place in any room of your house. Some of them are expandable as well and you can always add a new speaker or two as per your needs. Just plug in the speaker, and easily control your music using a smartphone or tablet, play different audio over each speaker, or you can listen to same song on each one.


Speakers for a quick connection to an iPod or other MP3 player are great for music in a small room or office space. They feature an integrated dock that comprises built-in speakers and sometimes a built-in AM/FM tuner as well. Other computer speakers come in surround and stereo formats, using the headphone output or a USB connection. These speakers also usually have some provision for headphone or portable audio-device connectivity, which simplifies connections and reduces desktop wiring clutter.


These are some of the broad categories that we have discussed which we believe will be ideal for household conditions. Speakers come in sizes that can blast music that will probably awake your distant neighbours and sizes that are perfect for listening in a small, cosy room. You will have to take a call which ones will suit you best. Cromaretail offers a wide range of speakers which you can order online very easily. This Raksha Bandhan Live it up with new speakers.


Did you find this article helpful? Keep this in mind while picking  up gift for your sister this rakshabandhan. Share this with anyone who is looking to buy a good gift for their beloved sister. Leave comments to let us know if you gifted any gadgets to your sister and it was a hit! Looking forward to your experiences!


One of the curious trends of last month has been that all the top-performing blog-posts are related to mobile phones, out of which a couple of them are reviews. This enthusiasm of readers has prompted us to feature these blogs again in one, so that we can revisit what our readers have received with both hands.



Given the current scene of Mobile market, it is hard to keep track of every new release, and even harder to know the comparison of two phones launched in the same category.  A user-friendly review to narrow down the details to give account of hands-on experience becomes crucial in such scenario. Also, when you draw equivalence between two models of different categories, you come to know about your needs and requirements, helping you thereby to take an informed decision. This is also one of the reasons why we feel the posts that have touched a chord with the readers feature topics that are reviews or comparisons or overview of new products.


Take, for instance, Moto E: Moto G’s economical twin wherein we pointed out the little differences between the two models, namely, Moto G is 143g while Moto E is 142g in weight, and taller than Moto G by half a centimeter. Also, Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch screen, and comes with qHD, compared to Moto G which has a 4.5-inch screen. Moto E provides you with a screen resolution of 540x 960 pixels with a pixel density of 256ppi. This pixel density is too less compared to Moto G’s screen resolution of 1280×720 HD or a pixel density of 329ppi. Obviously, Moto E doesn’t rival Moto G, but it is far from a disappointing buy. For its price, it is better than most others.


Readers responded really well to Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 Review, which gave a clear insight into what the phone is like. It is an Android based phone that provides dual sim technology together with a highly efficient camera with a fine, sharp display. And no two ways about the authenticity of the review, a fellow tech enthusiast made time to write it, and they like to be precise!

Another post that won a lot of readers last month was the piece regarding the launch of new Micromax Windows Phone Canvas which will be released sometime later this year. A really affordable phone, Tech savvies will await its launch with bated breath.


We have a fairly long list of performers but we will cut it short by mentioning just one more which is again a review of the latest Micromax Canvas phone.  In its price range, this phone really hits home and is really a steal, if you take our word.


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Raksha Bandhan is a revered tradition that sanctifies and celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Predominantly celebrated by Hindus, it is one of the most interesting festivals in India that bringsbrothers and sisters from all age groups, religions and strata together. Sisters wait for this day, as their brothers renew their oath of protection and also shower their love with gifts. Apart from Rakhi being tied and the other rituals being followed, the gifting part has become part of the ritual, almost a way of celebrating the festival.



Gifting even a loved one has become a very difficult due to evolving tastes and the fact that one already owns the item you intend to give. Taking the time to select the right gift and finding time to purchase it can be a challenge. You probably have faced a situation where you have received gift that you either already have, is of no use to you or you just don’t like. What can one do in such a situation, especially if it is tour turn to buy one? The answer is simple; you could get your sister a Croma gift voucher. The gift vouchers are extremely convenient and can be redeemed at Croma exclusive outlets. The receiver of the voucher will be spoiled for choices over 6000 productsacross eight categories. These categories include cameras, computers, entertainment, home appliances, kitchen appliances, gaming consoles and other electronics. The gift voucher can be used to purchase any product that your loved one will actually use and not find itself in the corner picking up dust. The receiver has the advantage of freedom of choice to select exactly what they want.


Related: Gift Speakers This Raksha Bandhan


Gift vouchers from Croma period are usually good for 12 months from the date of purchase letting the buyer use it at their convenience. Depending on the season, Gift voucher holders also get the products at a discounted rate. Apart from the actual monetary value of the voucher you are also gifting the receiver a truly world class buying experience with great after-sales service. The well-trained and knowledgeable store advisors help the buyer taken an informed decision.


With a wide spectrum of branded products to choose from, your loved one will surely find something that matches up to their budget and personal requirements.

This Raksha Bandhan if you haven’t already thought about a perfect gift for your sister, then get in touch with Croma via any medium of your choice and purchase an exciting gift voucher. Also feel free to share this valuable information via social media or email. You never know you could help a brother out.

If you have any queries about the gift vouchers, please comment on the post below. We would promptly help you out.

Also Read: 5 gifts to give your sister this Raksha Bandhan

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It is that time of the year again. The Great online Shopping Festival (GOSF) is here in a new avatar. It is going to be the third such occasion and it is getting better each year. It is our promise that this time around, the festival will be much grander, much bigger, and will offer unheard of discounts on virtually everything.



Croma is going to roll out a lot of discount coupons and great deals for its customers. If you were waiting to buy a camera, or a music system or anything electronics related, the sale is just the right time to do that. This year’s most awaited sale will offer you so much that you won’t be able to swallow it. The festival will run for three days, from 10th to 12th of December and going by the excellent response it got last year, projection are that it will see an even better turnout this year.


In addition to the regular offer, Croma retail is offering special incentives to Axis bank cardholders. They will get incentive coupons which will be valid during the festival. But even if you don’t have an Axis bank account, the offers will be so many that you will probably exhaust your wish list of a few months. You will order from the comfort of your home without having to push your way through jostling crowds and will get timely and guaranteed delivery without any compromise on the quality and brand. Trust us. December is going to be more awesome than ever.


 Also Read : 3 upcoming phones worth waiting for


Do share this article with everyone and let them know about the mega sale.


This year, get the best gift for your loved ones. Selection of gifts has always been a difficult task. Here, we make this task easy for you by highlighting the best 10 gifts that are perfect for gifting your loved ones this year!  We have broken them down in a variety of prices and categories to help you find the right gifts. Scroll on down to check out the selection. Happy Shopping!

Kindle E-book Reader

Even though there are a variety of gifts that you can give on a festive season , make it more special for your loved ones by presenting them with Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader. Amazon is known to be the pioneer of electronic book reading and has provided loads of different e-book tablets. The various models of Kindle are currently the best e-book readers available in the market. The latest e-book reader that has been released is the Kindle Touch, which is lighter than its predecessors and features touch screen navigation. You can choose the best Kindle model as per your requirement and gift it to your loved ones. Also, make sure to gift the required e-book accessories with the Amazon e-book reader as well.



Lately, tablets have become very popular owing to the abundant features they provide. These compact devices are like computers that are easy to carry around. You are sure to find a variety of tablets that you can buy online. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is considered as one of the best tablets available today, making it perfect to buy for your loved ones this year.


Electric Grooming Appliance

For men, an electric shaver is definitely a useful appliance and a great gifting choice. There are many new varieties of electric shavers available across various brands. For women, a wide range of epilators are available and are sure to be a useful gift. These styling tools are designed to offer quick and good results, and are best options for self-grooming. So, choose a product from the extensive range of grooming appliances which serve as perfect gifts for your loved ones.




Television has always been an essential source of entertainment for everyone. Different kinds of television models have come up with loads of advanced features. Various technologies are being used in different television models. These technologies have given rise to different types of televisions which include LED TV, LCD TV, Plasma TV and much more. You can choose and gift the best one from these different kinds of televisions.


DVD Player

Apart from televisions, DVD players have become a popular source of entertainment. There are many different types of DVD players available today that serve a great way to watch movies. The combination of a DVD player, television and 3D surround sound speakers can give you amazing sound and video quality when you watch movies or programs. There are many different types of portable DVD players available, but amongst them Blu-ray DVD players are in great demand.


Microwave ovens

Advanced technology and modernization of the kitchen has led to people opting for devices that makes cooking quick and easy. The microwave oven is one such device that would enable you to shrink your cooking woes and get cooking done within a short span of time. Many reputed companies manufacture different kinds of microwave ovens that have loads of smart features for easy cooking. A microwave oven can be one of the best gifts to buy for any festive occasion.


Digital cameras

Another great gifting option would be to buy digital cameras that come packed with loads of smart features. There are different models of digital cameras available today that are manufactured by some of the best companies in the world, including Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic and much more.


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For people who love listening to music, an MP3 player is the best gift option. There are many different types of mp3 players available, which you can also buy online. Many well-known companies, such as Sony and Philips manufacture high-end mp3 players. So, buy the best mp3 player for your loved ones and present it to them as a gift.


Cooking Appliances

Cooking has been made very easy with the help of different kinds of appliances that are available these days. The rise in technology has not only increased the number of appliances available for cooking, but has also provided loads of high-end features for speeding the process. The induction cooker is one such amazing cooking appliance. They are designed to help you cook faster and in a cost-effective way, thereby making them perfect as a gift.



There is a wide range of smartphones available in the market loaded with smart features. Lately, the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has increased the competition amongst other top level smartphones. It is a 5.7 inch smartphone that comes with a 13 megapixel camera and 2 megapixel front camera. This feature-packed smartphone runs on the smooth and fast Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. A smartphone is sure to be a great gift!


The different electronic devices mentioned above are the perfect gifts to give. Choose from these various devices and buy the ones that you find most suitable to gift to your friends and relatives.



We are at the threshold of a new year and enjoying the last few days of this year. It is also the season when we meet our friends and family to wish them a great year ahead and exchange customary gifts. More often than not, at least one member in the family or the extended family turns out to be a geek. Now, since we are on the topic of gifts, it can sometimes become tricky to think of a gift for a geeky cousin or friend but largely, most of them are into electronics and an electronic gift item does cheer them like nothing else. Here is a list of a few things that we are sure will appeal to the nerdy type.


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Isn’t this always on the cards? This has become a cliché now but there is probably nothing more useful to a studious type than a wireless kindle to take the books and reading material everywhere and anywhere.


Digital photo frames

Instead of keeping a lot of photos on the desk, you can switch to digital photo frames. Not only will it help you reduce the clutter of too many frames, but it is also a mark of being tech-savvy. One can also insert all kinds of directly in such photo frames. And geeks just love it. It also makes for a great New Year gift.


A universal remote

This one is outstanding. Once you start using it, you won’t stop using it. Worth every penny, this thing is so smart that geeks can’t not love it.
Wireless headphones
A wireless headphone is always a welcome addition to our list of audio accessories. With a lot of options available, choose the one with good battery life and long range. A perfect New Year gift.



This one again is like Kindle, a sort of thing associated with geeks and hard-core gamers. But really, it holds a special place in a gamer’s life and if you gift him/her a Playstation this New Year, rest assured to be his/her favourite cousin for the rest of the year. Can’t really say enough as to how much they love this thing!


Portable GPS

This will be an exciting gift. It is an intelligent device that will help your bookish cousin to cultivate some extra hobbies. The GPS usually comes equipped with 2D/3D mapping perspective and voice guidance. It also includes various kinds of converters, calculators, world travel clocks and much more– something that a geeky and intelligent person will appreciate.
This is just a little glimpse of what we have in mind. TO get more such ideas, browse through our wide range of electronic gadgets and pick what you think is best.


Also Read: Know about your Plasma, LCD and LED TVs


You can read our other blogs on technology and such to make informed choices while shopping electronic goods. Also, feel free to share this article with anyone and everyone.


Is someone’s birthday coming up? Are you celebrating your anniversary soon? Do you want to congratulate someone for an achievement or just send a gift to convey your best wishes? No matter what the occasion, Croma has the perfect offering for you—gift cards!

Now it is so easy to treat your wife to a shopping spree or send a dear one something special. You don’t have to fret over the choice of gift anymore. That’s right! No more collecting hints and stressing over finding out what the perfect gift would be for a loved one. If you really mean well and want to send your love and regards to a near and dear one, a gift card is all you need.


When you offer someone a gift card, they are free to shop at Croma for any product of their choice. You can purchase a gift card in multiples of 100, and the amount can be anything from Rs 500 to Rs 50,000. So you choose the amount, set the limit, order a physical gift card and surprise your loved one. All you have to do is mention your details—that is, Sender’s details—and feed in the Receiver’s details, which includes basic information such as name, number, address. When you have selected the amount and fed all your details, you can make the payment and Croma will have the card delivered to the Receiver’s address mentioned by you. Isn’t that simple!


The receiver can redeem this gift card at any Croma retail store or even while shopping online from Croma’s website. The card comes with a validity of 365 days from the date of being issued. So the receiver has one full year to use the card!


If a receiver purchases a product that costs higher than the amount on the gift card, that’s alright. They can still redeem the gift card and pay the balance amount by regular modes of payment. However, only one gift card can be redeemed in one single transaction when you shop online from Croma’s website.


Whether you want to celebrate your partner’s birthday, reward a staff member, congratulate your kid or send birthday wishes to a parent—Croma gift cards are bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Managing a gift card is easy. One can check the gift card balance or read detailed terms and conditions online. A Croma gift card covers all products sold at Croma including the full range of electronics, home appliances, phones & accessories and much more!


So go ahead, buy a gift card for someone and give them the gift of their choice! Give them the freedom to buy whatever they want for themselves. You don’t want to end up spending money on something they might not even want or like. It’s always better to let them make the decision. You can personalize gift cards for anyone—just mention the name and details of the one you want to send the gift card to along with the amount and Croma will deliver the card to their doorstep.


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