If you're strapped for time and need to indulge in last-minute shopping for kids, hoopos.com is your best bet
So you love your kid but tagging the little cutie pie along for your shopping encounters might become a cumbersome affair after the initial honeymoon period. Hoopos.com might come as an answer to your prayers. This site aims to offer everything for babies, kids, moms-to-be as well as new moms. It's an exhaustive site that allows you to shop for everything from nappies to scrabble!
The site has three options: by age group (from new born to six plus kids), department wise, which includes stationery and apparel arranged alphabetically by brand names. Within each age group you'll find sub categories such as bathing, diapers, prams - the site includes balloons as well! The sub-categories might appear a bit baffling at first glance but they are time saving, eventually. Many of the products offer great discounts especially diapers (plenty of leading brands) that offer almost Rs 40 off as discounts.
New mums might trip over nappy necessities including baby wipes, nappy rash creams and baby care gift sets for new-borns. Also on offer are cool products in case one is throwing a baby shower. They offer several accessories including baby-shaped balloons, mom-to-be sashes, confetti, invitation cards in the shape of diapers and even solid coloured tablecloth to match the theme colour of your choice.
You can also shop from various pre and post maternity accessories such as breast pumps, breast milk storage bottles, pregnancy pants, post-pregnancy tummy control panties and even anti stretch marks lotions. Choose from prams and strollers as well as a child safety belt for two wheelers (Rs 999).
Hoopos.com also offers cool stuff in the stationery department including baby books, colouring books, art and craft supplies (Batman and Superman colour pencil sets for Rs 79 make for fun gifts). Cutesy vests starting from as low as Rs 50 are equally inviting.
If your kid is a cartoon fan, select from the sub-category; and choose from Ben10 to Disney princesses. Many of their dresses for little girls (the black polka dotted with a red sash and a pink tutu like skirt) are quite stylish. As for the little gentlemen they have drawstring cotton pants to dhoti kurtas. The site offers free shipping in India for orders above Rs 149 and aim to deliver it within seven days.