(Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with pickUrgift.com and Those Media Girls. All thoughts and opinions are 100 percent my own)
I'm so excited that Thanksgiving is over, and now it is "officially" Christmas time! I love, love, LOVE the holiday season, and I especially love giving gifts that are sure to put a smile on someone's face. When it comes to my boys, I could pick out 200 gifts each for them that I know they are sure to love, but sometimes, I have a hard time choosing gifts for other people. My best friend, especially! We have been friends since high school, but I still have a hard time choosing just the perfect gift for her every year! It causes me sooo much stress!I hate giving gift cards though, they just seem so impersonal. However, I think I might have found the answer to my holiday gifting dilemmas!
Have you ever heard of pickUrgift.com? It is an awesome website that makes gift giving absolutely 100 percent easier! The idea is simple! You can browse the internet, and find potential gifts for that really hard to buy for person on your list. You save the potential gifts to a wishlist, which is sort of like a bookmarking tool for your browser. (If you are familiar with the Pinterest toolbar and button, it actually works a lot like that, it's super easy!) Then, once you have a collection of potential gifts to choose from, that's where it gets really interesting!
I have never really heard of this Reverse Wishlist concept before, but I have to say that I think it's a great idea, and I really like it! I think it is going to really change the way I handle my holiday shopping! Your recipients aren't REALLY picking their gifts, but they are having a sort of say so in them, which still leaves them surprised and leaves the gift giver with considerably less stress! SO NICE! What I really love about this is that I don't have to feel pressured to add all of my gifts in one day! If I am just browsing the internet, and see a great gift idea, I can add it at any time!
Wanna see how it works? Check it out!
First of all, signing up for pickUrgift is super easy. All you need is your name and email, and you're ready to go! You can then add the UR button to your bookmarks tab. If you can add a bookmark, you can use pickURgift! So easy! Once you have signed up and added the UR Button to your bookmarks toolbar, you are ready to go! Here's what your dashboard will look like:
Now, you can create a gift page for anyone on your list. Once you have found a (possible!) perfect gift for your gift recipient, you just click the UR button on your bookmarks bar, and you can add any gift to your wishlist!
See, SO easy! You can add as many gifts as you want for your recipient, and they will all appear on your saved gift page! Once you have added several gifts to your gift page, it will look something like this:
(You can't see it on the screenshot, but when you scroll down, all of the gifts I have added are displayed on the page!) At the top left of the page, you see the red rectangle with the "Send Gift Page" button. You simply click on that to send your list to your recipient, so they can help you pick the perfect gift! You can also email the list to other friends or family members to get their opinions on the gifts as well. From there, all you do is click the red "send gift page" button to send your reverse wishlist to your recipient, and they can check it out and see what they would really like! Once you decide, simply click on the image in your gift page, and you will be taken directly to the merchant's website where you can purchase the perfect gift! See:
I received a wishlist from a friend, who made one with some products she thought I would like:
Now, all I have to do is pick one that I would like a lot, and then go right to the page where the gift can be purchased- how great is that!? That way, you can check the product out and see if it is really something that you would like, read the reviews, etc.. Once you choose the best gift for you, you can simply click on the box that says "I like this gift" to choose a gift, and then you can enter all of your shipping info to make it easy for the giver to get you your perfect gift! Love it!
Now you can buy buy buy to your heart's content, and you know that you are picking a great gift! I absolutely love the whole reverse wishlist concept, and the UR button at the top of my screen keeps me motivated to keep searching for great gifts! Thanks pickURgift for revolutionizing my Christmas! Need even MORE help with your Christmas gift list this year? How would $300 in Amazon credit do for you?? I don't know about you, but I could completely finish my shopping with that!! Enter below!
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