Gifting doesn’t have to be a chore anymore; not when you have Giftorie to help you find and reserve the perfect gift!
I distinctly remember my baby shower when I was pregnant with my son, more than eight years ago. It was a pretty grand event, and although i was waddling and feeling huge, the celebration did much to lift my spirits! There was yummy food, fresh flowers, gorgeous sarees, jewelry – and of course, lots of gifts!!!
After the event, we sat down to open up the packages, only to find 5 bottle warmers, 7 sets of baby toiletries and 6 identical baby footprint kits – turned out that the nearby department store was having a sale on them! The worst part was that none of the gifts were actually useful to us. It was sad that our guests put in so much time, money and effort. All the things that I really wanted, a bottle sterilizer, a bathing chair, carry cot etc. had to be bought by myself, which was not easy to do since I had to manage a tiny newborn too!
Now if only there was a way the guests could be directed towards stuff we actually needed!!!
The Ultimate Gifting Solution – Gift Registries
It was while helping my sister to get her new house ready that I discovered the concept of a gift registry. Gift registries are a common phenomenon in the USA, with more than 90% weddings having a dedicated registry. Besides weddings, baby showers, honeymoons and even kids’ birthdays now use gift registries – including Indians who live abroad!
And now, finally, we have the ultimate solution to the problem of unwanted gifts and the answer to my prayers – Giftorie gift listing services – right here in India! Giftorie is a universal gift registry platform that can be used to prepare wish lists for gifts as well as to choose a gift. You can make a list of everything you desire as gifts on any special occasion like baby showers, kid's birthdays, weddings etc. and share the list with your loved ones. The platform allows for adding products or experiences from any online or offline store in the world and has numerous ways to tastefully share the list.
How does Giftorie work?
Now that we know that there is a satisfactory solution to all our gifting problems, let’s take a detailed look at how it works. Anyone who has an upcoming celebration can prepare a gift list. It can be a wedding, honeymoon, new home, new baby, birthday or a graduation. Whatever the occasion, Giftorie will help you create a gift list of everything that you need (and maybe some things that you don’t really need but would love to have!). With Giftorie, you can add products from any online store to your list – with just a click of a button! This magical button is called the ‘Add To Giftorie’ button that gets added to your bookmark bar. There is more – you can even take pictures of something you’ve seen in a store and add it to your list – how cool is that!
Once your gift list is ready, you can share it among your loved ones – through Facebook, through eCards, on your event website or through a friend. They can now simply choose what they want to gift you from the list, so you’re sure to get something you want!
If gifting for an occasion like a housewarming, you can ensure that the home owner doesn’t end up with a bunch of mismatched stuff. She can get everything to match and create a harmonious environment in her home – all thanks to intelligent gifting!
Umm…..will it feel awkward?
Given that this is India, you might be wondering if ‘asking for gifts’ can appear rude. I have to admit that I had my reservations too, but Giftorie takes care of all that! I asked around and realized that most people would actually be relieved if they had a gift registry to choose from. It’s unlikely that your child’s friends won’t bring gifts of his choice for his birthday party or that your relatives won’t get you the stuff you actually need, for your baby shower. In fact they feel grateful that they don’t have to play the guessing game. So just think of Giftorie as a common friend of your guests; someone who’ll give them a friendly nudge in the right direction!!
And like any good friend, you can trust Giftorie to get rid of any awkwardness you may still have!
All you need to do is to include the link at the end of your invite, or ask a friend to share the link on your behalf. Even Giftorie can share the link for you, so the message is clear, yet subtle. Win-win!!
Having gone through the ‘Grand Gift Fiasco of 2008′, I had learnt my lesson. So, for my little girl’s second birthday party, I created a gift list with Giftorie. I was confident that it would be better than receiving 10 teddy bears in various shapes and sizes. As a result, my daughter was able to get exactly what she wanted – a full assortment of arts and crafts supplies! She was over the moon that everyone considered her wishes and I was glad we didn’t have any wastage. So go ahead and opt for Giftorie; and make your loved ones’ special occasions even more memorable!!
Special Giftorie Offer – #PlanTheGifts
As a Mum, I know how painful it is to buy gifts for scores of birthday parties! Being the good friend that it is, Giftorie understands too, which is why they have a surprise for you – the #PlanTheGifts Offer! They have designed an inaugural lucky draw where 5 out of the first 100 baby shower or kid’s birthday active lists created and shared before 31st May 2017 would win Amazon gift cards worth INR 3,000 each. Now even if your child’s birthday is not around the corner, you can still participate! Just create a list for a friend or loved one and keep adding to it for later. Gift lists work well as checklists too. This way, you have one less thing to worry about, since Giftorie takes care of it!! So hurry – create your list and share it right away!