The gift and the gab

Bijoy Bharathan | Updated on June 23, 2014

Actor Anu Menon (left) and Kanika Subbiah, the founder of CherryTinand at The Art of Gifting event BIJOY GHOSH

A weekend affair worth its weight in laughs

The irrepressible Anu Menon, aka Lola Kutty, had the audience in splits on a Friday evening as she regaled them with tales of the most stupefying gifts she received on her wedding day.

Right on top of her list, was a baby cactus, a gift from a close relative that came with a note saying, “May you nurture it, and may it represent your love.” Digs like these and more were in store for those who attended The Art of Gifting, a soiree of cocktails, conversation and comedy presented by Business Line and CherryTin at The Park.

The actor-cum-stand-up comedian seemed to be on top of her game as she took apart the lazy manner in which people tried to pass off junk as gifts, like “tacky showpieces” and “a tray of dry fruits and nuts that tasted like sawdust.”

But jokes aside, the get-together was an occasion to showcase the offerings of, a destination gifting site, which offers customers the gamut of premium gifts for corporate, personal and bridal needs.

All about presents

Chennai-based entrepreneur Kanika Subbiah, who is the founder of the company, calls her brainchild a labour of love. Her mission is to make well-thought out gifts - a ubiquity, rather than a rarity.

Speaking about her venture, Kanika says, “Our focus is on delivering top of the line gifting solutions, with end-to-end customer satisfaction. From the time the buyer chooses the product till the time it is delivered to the recipient, it has to be a seamless and rewarding experience. That’s what we deliver.”

CherryTin’s range of products includes everything from personalised stationery to exquisite works of art, coffee table books, crystal items, high quality leather and silver products, dining linen, gourmet selections and so on.

Published on June 22, 2014

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