A Little Happening is a gifting studio that started in October, 2019. Curating unique gift hampers, stylish gift boxes, and bespoke wedding favours with quality products and a touch of indulgence is what they are known for
A Little Happening is a gifting studio that started in October, 2019. Curating unique gift hampers, stylish gift boxes, and bespoke wedding favours with quality products and a touch of indulgence is what they are known for. Perfected with love and care, these hampers are suitable for any celebration -- housewarmings, anniversaries, birthdays, welcoming a newborn, amongst others. "We believe in the beauty of giving, a musing gift which is important for both the sender and the receiver. The effort behind our handpicked selection gifts are guaranteed to surprise and show affection to those who matter," says Moshfeka Shams, founder of A Little Happening. We sat with Moshfeka this month, to know more about A Little Happening.
What made you start A Little Happening?
I personally have been brought up with a family tradition where we consider every day of the year “a special day” to say “thank you”, “love you” or “don’t be sad.” Being brought up in a Middle Eastern neighborhood, I have adopted the values, traditions, customs, hospitalities, and their greeting style, which holds a great social significance. Those little memories kept me inspired whenever I thought about appreciating someone with a little something in the most sophisticated way possible. I call it the beauty of generosity, and that is how A Little Happening was born.
What kind of challenges did you face when you started out?
I feel the most challenging aspect till today is the concept of gift hampers -- clarifying whether it is a customizable gift basket or a gift box. Usually, gift hampers are designed with pre-selected items (we hand-pick each of the products) and comes together in a package. Since our gift hampers and gift boxes are pre-packed from overseas, and are then delivered to our clients in Dhaka, changes cannot be made unless there are any customized bulk orders from the clients.
How did the idea to start something like A Little Happening come to you?
I just love giving gifts! Specially gift boxes wrapped with exquisite ribbons. I find it very personal and magical, and I have always loved and enjoyed the excitement to surprise my loved ones with a fashionably elegant gift. The idea is to simply convey the message -- “Believe in the beauty of giving and gifting people that we love and care for.” Today’s world has become somewhat automated and self-centered too. Thus, to remind ourselves, to inspire, to cherish, and to make the moment special – I thought what could be better but to start something like A Little Happening. Making someone smile with gift hampers, gifts boxes, and thank-you favors feels marvelous.
What is your most popular hamper?
Hey Beau and Thanks Mate are very popular from our For Him category. The Hey Beau gift hamper contains a unique collection of men’s personal care products. The hamper has superior quality products, such as a facial cleanser, moisturizer, shaving balm/gel, and are suitable for all skin types. On the other hand, the hamper Thanks Mate comes with a non-fiction book along with a handy notebook, chocolates, and a few more little keepsakes.
Tell us a little bit about your hampers.
There are different kinds of occasions in life and keeping them in mind, we have introduced a For Us category. We also have hampers named Comfy Den, Friends Over, and Cuppa Happiness. These are quite suitable as housewarming gifts and other occasions. Last but not the least, we have the top of the range, Calm Her hamper from our limited edition collection. This is a combination of pampering products for the most important women in your life.
Who or what inspires you?
My parents and their simple lifestyle is what inspires me the most.
Can you tell the readers of Avenue-T about the different items in your boxes?
In the simplest of our gift boxes, you can find items like a scented soy candle, hand cream, soap, or a key ring. On the other hand, you will find upto 17 items in our extravagant hampers -- body lotion, hand cream, face towel, face mask, soy candles, chocolate box and so much more!
What was the most unique gift box you have done?
Definitely these customized wedding favours we did recently. There were tins with loose-leaf chamomile tea, and clear cute boxes with a luscious treat of Ferrero Rocher. It was an overwhelming experience as we ordered specially selected chamomile tea in bulk to make 700 units for a December wedding.
Tell us about a box that was very close to your heart.
The gift hamper “Mr & Ms Senior” from our For Them - Footprints collections is very close to my heart. They are designed with daily essentials, and unconditional love to surprise your grandparents or any of your favourite senior relatives.
What is your estimated price range?
Prices vary by product type. The gift hampers and gift boxes range between Tk5000 to Tk13,000. With that being said, we have recently introduced mini gift boxes with a price range up to Tk4,000 as well as gift favours (for various occasions) which have a price range up to Tk350 (each favour).
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