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5 ways to prepare for holiday gift giving

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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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Forgive me Giftsters – I bought my sister-in-law a gift not on her wish list

Monday, December 9th, 2013

I have a little confession to make.  Occasionally, I go off-list to buy a gift.

I can hear you all as I type this: “OH NO!  Not Aimee!  She always tells us to stay ON list, not go OFF list to give a great gift!”

It’s true.  Most of the gifts I do give since using Giftster have come off of others’ wish lists.  However, from time to time when it seems appropriate, I come up with a gift idea that someone did not wish for.

You may do the same or you may have someone in your life that just doesn’t like to use wish lists.  As we’ve discussed before, this can be tricky and can come with high risk.  But even if you plan to go off-list to buy your gift, you can still use Giftster as a tool to guide you in the right direction.

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Do you Black Friday or Cyber Monday? How your online gift registry can help.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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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Bah humbug to those who think holiday gift registries are rude or not thoughtful

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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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I’m not only the Giftster Tipster – I’m also a member

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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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Happy birthday to my husband – I’m sorry about your gift: A gift guide for those who say “I don’t need anything”

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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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End Gift Anxiety Part 1 – The Gift Giving

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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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How to get your family to use Giftster

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

We all have those non-conformists in our families that are resistant to change or trying new things.  Gift giving and list exchanging is no different.  So what are you to do if you really like Giftster and you’re having a difficult time getting others on board?  I have a few ideas for you to try.

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Put Your Gift Exchange and Giftster on your Thanksgiving Menu

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The week of Thanksgiving is bound to be a busy one.  Not only are many families preparing to gather around a feast where they will give thanks with loved ones, but many will also be planning their annual gift exchanges and grab bags.  While you’re face to face with your family, make sure to include Giftster as part of your gift giving planning process.

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Why Giftster is better for gift wish lists than Pinterest

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

When I’ve talked with others about Giftster, I’ve occasionally heard, “oh, well I just do that on Pinterest.”  Now I am an avid Pinterest user but Pinterest is not the most effective place to share your wish list items.  For that, you need Giftster.

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