Saturday, November 14, 2009

KangoGift Brings Mobile Gifting to Coolidge Corner

Brrr. It’s only November, and Kango’s first Boston winter hasn't been kind to him -- being from the warmer climes, Kango's never had such dry skin and chapped lips. So Kango's all the more happy to welcome Melt, Brookline's new bath and skincare shop to KangoGift!

Melt's products moisturize and pamper any skin and are handmade in Colorado with all natural ingredients. And their clever names, not to mention delicious scents, have Kango hooked! Lotions, shave screams, body wash and hair products, you name it, come in scrumptious scents like Lickin’ the Beaters (vanilla cake batter), Circus of Pears (a concoction of ginger and pear), and Solar Flair (think orange marmalade). If you need a stronger defense against Old Man Winter, Kango's a fan of Melt's Moisture Therapy package in Thor – a peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol triple threat.

There's plenty here for the ladies and gents to indulge in. Their shave butter and prep oil have been hugely popular, and there's Get Fizzy With It – a decadent ball of bath oils and moisturizers that's been known to entice even bath-resistant kids into the tub. And hmm...for a romantic evening without the kids, there's our gift set of bath bubbles, massage bar, and scented candle.

To get people as excited as Kango is about Melt, Kango is offering everybody 10% off their purchases through December 1, 2009. Just enter promo code, "meltparty" at checkout!

Well, after a hard week of work, Kango's signing off and dipping his paws in Happy Feet - a tea tree oil soaking salts and moisturizing butter. Thanks, Coolidge Corner, for welcoming KangoGift to Brookline!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hopping into a New Neighborhood

Time slips by too quickly! The original idea was to have a few blog posts every week, not a blog post every few weeks – but we’ve strarted to drift in that direction. We’ll get better. Really. We want to keep you posted on how things are going at KangoGift.

We continue to hop along. Here are some of the highlights:

We’re entering into a partnership with another great Harvard Square retailer, and soon enough, KangoGift will be able to offer ice cream! We’re not going to tell you which ice cream store we’re partnering with just yet, but it’s one of Harvard Square’s favorites.

We’re also expanding to Coolidge Corner in Brookline! We’ll have another post soon about who our partners are there.

And… we’ll be spreading out to other states very soon. We’ve had retailers in other parts of the country contact us about having their products be delivered as KangoGifts. Who are we to say no!?

If you’ve got ideas about retailers you’d like to see us partners with, please tell us! And for that matter, tell those retailers about us. We’re looking to partner with as many great partners as possible, and we’re sure you know about many that we don’t know about. Help clue us in by emailing us here: inquiries at kangogift.com

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kango and Mobile Gifting

Wow! It has been almost three weeks since KangoGift launched and we are just now catching our breath. Here are some of the great developments!

We are especially excited to have Tistik on board. Tistik means "A warm welcome to you" in Mayan and this conveys the feeling one receives when visiting their Harvard Square location. We try to bring a little Tistik to you by offering a selection of their beautiful handmade jewelry made by Mexican artisans on our site.

We also continue to appreciate the continued partner inquiries from places all across the country. We are excited to connect with each of you and extend the KangoGift experience to your neighborhood.

More locally, we had two great weekends at Head of the Charles and Harvard's Parents Weekend. We also have to thank the Harvard Crimson for a great KangoGift review.

Since launch, the reception to our service has exceeded our expectations. One of the best tidbits we heard was from a family out west who wrote in to tell us that their nephew who is a student here in Cambridge, MA requested that the family use KangoGift to send him care packages. We love hearing that! Please keep sharing your comments and experiences with us.

As we close out this post, many of our new friends keep asking us how to describe KangoGift. That's easy... We make gift giving instantaneous and mobile. For a little more info, please check out our how it works section.