Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I cook for two whole days, spend time with my family and enjoy the day of giving thanks.
And then I ponder whether or not I should venture out the next morning to go shopping. After two busy days, do I really need the extra stress?
While many are enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, many more are hitting the stores both online and offline. Are you one of them?
If you’ve got your Giftster wish list already created, you’re ahead of the game. Here’s my game plan for using Giftster to tackle all the holiday shopping without any stress.
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We’ve heard the occasional criticism that family gift registries are “rude,” “un-Christmas” or “take the joy out of gift giving.” I even have a family member who gets offended and proclaims, “what…I give great gifts! Don’t you like the presents I give you?”
Is this true? Could it be that registries are the death of thoughtful gift giving?
No…I don’t think so. The thought still counts (and probably counts more) even when you get your gift ideas from a holiday wish list.
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When you give a gift to that special someone this holiday, ask yourself: will you be giving a gift that will make them squeal in delight or are you giving them a giant stuffed walrus?
Gift giving is exciting and thrilling and fun. Many times, people put great thought and time into a gift while others fly by the seat of their pants as they scramble through the store to find the right gift in time to give it. But which ones are more likely to get it right? More accurately, how many will get gifts right this year all together?
Bottom line: gifts are given with the best of intentions and no one wants to give one that’s bad or unwanted, but almost one-third will not get it right and it will be the equivalent of receiving a huge stuffed walrus.
I know this because I’ve received such a walrus. Literally.
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You may have reached this blog and thought to yourself, “who is this incredibly intelligent woman who knows so much about gifting and why should I listen to her?” Let me start by saying that your assessment is spot on and I’m glad we’ve found each other. While you’re here, I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself to those of you who are new to Giftster and why I’m not only the proud Giftster Tipster but also a very enthusiastic member.
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‘Tis the season for holiday toy catalogs and the beginning of my kids saying “Mommy, I want this…and this….AND this!”
It seems that a new toy catalog finds its way into my mailbox every day igniting fits of excitement among my kids. I can’t say that I blame them. I get the same way when the jewelry catalogs arrive. I’m glad that we started using Giftster to keep all of our wish lists in order.
Here’s how I manage holiday gift wish lists for my kids.
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Happy birthday to my husband – I’m sorry about your gift: A gift guide for those who say “I don’t need anything”
Once upon a time (just last week), a wife (me) asked her husband (a.k.a. my usually fabulous other half) what he would like for his birthday.
“I have you so I have all I need,” he replies.
While this response is sweet, accurate and gains him loads of brownie points, it has also induced days of stressful pondering about what I should get him. Seriously, couldn’t he just update his Giftster list and make my life easier?
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We’ve all heard this quote before:
“It is not the gift, but the thought that counts.” – Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)
And let’s face it – that’s the true spirit of gift giving and receiving. It’s nice to give a gift to someone and we appreciate that the person took the time to think of us and hopefully, they know us well enough to give a gift that is useful and wanted.
But what happens when you receive a gift that is not useful , not wanted or, even worse, just awful? If you want to avoid this, start using Giftster and watch your gift receiving anxiety disappear.
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Do you feel you’re a good gift giver or do you feel you often miss the mark? Do you get stressed out at the thought of shopping in stores or online and having no idea whether or not the person you give the gift to is going to like it? Fear not! Giftster eases the anxiety that comes with choosing the perfect gift for that special someone.
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This year, we’ve added many new features to make wish list creating and sharing easier. By far, our Add-to-Giftster button is my absolute favorite and I think it will be yours, too.
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Part of the beauty of using Giftster for your family gift giving is how easy it is to take it with you. Now, Giftster members everywhere are going mobile with the release of the new Android app available for download in Google Play.