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Giftster welcomes Kaboodle members

Kaboodle.com, a popular shopping and list making service, recently shut down according to its Facebook post.  No reason was given, but there are lots of disappointed list makers.

Many are finding a new home with Giftster.  Like Kaboodle, they are curating lists of favorite things for family or friends, or just to share publicly.

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New Enhancements for Wedding & Baby Registries

By member request, we’ve made an enhancement to our public registries making it easier for guests to shop wedding and baby shower registries.

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The 3 Best Ways to Pick Out the Worst Gift

We spend much of our time and effort trying to help people give great gifts that are useful, needed and wanted.  And yet, bad gift giving still happens.

Some may still be resistant to using an online gift registry for birthdays, holidays and the like and some of these people are indeed incredible gift givers.  Others, though, are not and could use a little help.  If you see yourself in these great bad gift giving scenarios and you don’t use a gift registry (i.e. Giftster…hint hint), you may want to reconsider.

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Written on April 22, 2015 at 7:31 am, by aimee
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Did your family use Giftster or are you preparing your present face?

Haven’t heard of present face?  It’s the face people make most often while saying, “oh wow…you really shouldn’t have,” or “what an interesting gift,” or another kind statement hiding what you’re really thinking: “why on earth did they give this to me?!”

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Written on December 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm, by aimee
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Giftster was spotted in a print ad

This weekend, Giftster was spotted in a New York Times full page ad by AT&T.  They approached us asking for permission to use an image of our Giftster app and we said, sure!

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Written on December 16, 2014 at 1:04 am, by aimee
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Ready…Set…SHOP! The holiday gift frenzy begins!

It’s Black Friday and shoppers are hitting the ground running.  But Black Friday isn’t the only “themed” holiday shopping day.  There are a few others making this weekend one of the biggest shopping events of the year.  Whichever day you choose to shop, Giftster is here to give you a hand.

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Kids & Christmas Wish Lists: Teaching Greed or a Learning Opportunity?

Holiday wish lists are far from a new concept.  The annual Sears Catalog was, for years, the go-to inspiration for wish list building.  For my kids, it’s morphed into the Target holiday flyer as well as various commercials targeting them to nag me for the hot toy du jour.

But does wish list making teach our children greed?  I don’t think so.  If done with the right guidance from mom and dad, it can be an incredible learning opportunity.
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You don’t need to be Oprah to make your favorite things list

I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to seeing what’s on Oprah’s Favorite Things List every year.  It is THE list but it’s not the only list.  We all have a favorite things list in us; we just need to compile and share it.

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5 ways to prepare for holiday gift giving

I know what you’re thinking. “Now? You want me to start thinking about Christmas shopping NOW?! Halloween was just a couple days ago!”

But stay with me. Now is the right time to at least do these few things to make gift giving a little easier over the next couple months.
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The September Christmas Countdown: exciting or stress inducing?

This week marks one month that my kids have been in school.  Halloween is 39 days away and Thanksgiving is in 66 days.  No one seems to mention this, though.  It’s all “just 13 more Fridays/weekends/weeks till Christmas,” not to mention the retail outlets that have had their holiday displays up for months now.  Months!  So let me ask — is this foreshadowing getting you excited or is it stressing you out?

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