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    Choose from a selection of curated gift boxes at The Style Salad by Saloni Shah and Shweta Raman

    THERE are many gifting sites out there, but not all are worth the click. So when we came across The Style Salad— a four-week-old site with beautifully boxed gifts and interesting products—we paused for a browse. Run by 25-year-old Chennai-based entrepreneurs, Saloni Shah and Shweta Raman, it currently offers six themed boxes. “We always liked styling, so we decided that we would handpick everything and create the look. Style Salad is a platform for products by upcoming and established designers. But we mainly want to focus on Indian designers because we’ve realised that there are so many unexplored products that really deserve recognition,” begins Shah, who has previously worked in marketing and merchandising for city-based fashion boutique, Evoluzione.

    Say it with a box
    What’s most interesting about The Style Salad is the stylish packaging, which Shah and Raman claim is their USP. With themes like a coffee hamper, travel box and relax box, they include products like Tariero Artisan Roastery’s Choco Fudge Coffee, Nicobar’s travel pouch and The Nature’s Co’s White Tea night cream. The products are hand-packed in custom-made boxes with a handwritten note. “Stylish gifting is what we focus on. The handwritten note adds a personal touch. People can also get their boxes customised,” says Raman, who was into retail merchandising before starting this venture. If you’d rather not buy the entire box, you can buy individual products or create your own box (by choosing from what’s available on the site). Shah and Raman plan to add more themed boxes and products to their collection and are currently working on a men’s gift box and a mother-and-baby box. “We want to offer everything from organic products and gourmet food to home décor, and we want to do it all very stylishly,” they sign off.
    Rs 1,689 upwards. Details:  thestylesalad.in

    —Saloni Sinha

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