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The Reverse Wishlist – PickURGift

This is a sponsored campaign with PickURGift and the Mums the Word Blogger Network. All opinions are my own.

Pick UR Gift Logo

I delight in picking out the perfect gift for people.  The joy that comes when their face lights up like a Christmas tree is worth the months and months of shopping for the perfect gift.  For some people, however, I absolutely have no clue what to buy them.  I have a few ideas that I think might be a good idea but I’m really not sure.  That’s why I was excited to learn about PickURGift.  It’s the coolest idea!

PickURGift is a reverse wish list.  The bottom line is that you make a list of possible gift ideas online through their site and they’ll contact your giftee with your suggestions.  From there they will select which gift they like best, you’ll buy it, and you can be sure you’ve bought them a gift they’ll like.  Novel idea, right?

 

The PickURGift process:

Pick UR Gift

I just learned about this site today and I wish I had heard of it yesterday.  I bought a gift for a family member today when I wasn’t totally sure they would love it.  I was debating back and forth between three gifts when I just gave up and picked one.  I would have much rather had him take a look at my three choices and have him tell me which gift he would prefer.  Next time I’ll be prepared!

It’s super easy to get started.  I have Chrome and I followed the simple prompts to add PickURGift to my bookmarks.  I then added my husband as a contact so I could start making a wish list for him.  With his birthday and our anniversary coming up this is going to be very helpful!  Once on a website that has a good gift idea {I first went to Pottery Barn to add an iPad recipe holder that I think he would find useful} I went to my bookmarks and chose PickURGift.  From there a little pop up appeared where I chose which picture I wanted him to see and I had the option to write a little note to him about the product.  Check below for a screenshot of the pop up that appears.

Pick Ur Gift Process

Below is a screenshot of what my PickURGift dashboard looks like for Michael’s Birthday.

Birthday Wish List

I’m just getting started with ideas but that’s the great thing about this…it keeps your ideas for you so you don’t have to remember them and you can add to your list at any time.  You can even add clothing sizes, which I definitely need to do because I’m always forgetting!

Wishlist Help

Check out this cool feature!  You can email your list to a friend or family member to get their opinion before you send it off to your giftee.  What a clever idea.

Share Gift Ideas

Last but not least, you can also share your gift ideas with others by making your list public or you can choose to keep it private if you want to keep your list to yourself.  I’ve had a lot of fun looking at what others are considering for gifts and it’s actually given me a new idea or two for my husband {which I can’t put here because he’ll see them!}.

If you have last minute gifts to buy, this is for you!  You’ve only procrastinated because you didn’t know what to buy, right?  Well, now you can know!

If you’ve already bought all  your gifts, then this is for you!  You’re clearly an organized person so you’ll want to get a jump start on next year right away, right?  Well, maybe not right away but you get the idea.

This is an awesome gift giving tool and I hope someone reading this will enjoy this new concept as much as I do!

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.

Comments

  1. vickiecouturier says:

    I joined this an made a list an sent it to my hubby,,,hope it works

  2. Jennifer Soltys says:

    Wow, that is really cool!!! Would have been quite useful this year. For some reason I really struggled with gift ideas.

  3. Tammy_3DifferentDirections says:

    That’s a really neat way to do gift giving. I think I need to do this with my husband because I never know what to buy him.

  4. Awesome site – I use this for my kids Christmas gifts!

  5. SippyCupMom says:

    This is really neat! I love that I could share with my husband!

  6. i struggle for my hubby all the time. of course he would have to USE this to benefit…LOL he’s not a techy guy!

  7. Amy @ MI Savings Mama says:

    This is definatly a nice idea! It would definatly help get the right gifts….

  8. A Mom's Take says:

    I need to do this for my hubby. Every.single.year he doesn’t buy me a gift because he says I just buy what I want for myself (which is totally true). I should just “shop” for myself and let him pick and buy.

  9. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says:

    This would be awesome because I never know what to get certain family members.

  10. Emily_faliLV says:

    How cool! My family needs to do this – especially my brother and husband!!

  11. Amanda West says:

    That’s so cool! My husband loves to give me lists for Christmas and birthdays, this would be so easy to use.

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