UPDATE: I can’t find this feature anymore. Is it gone? Did you take it? Am I missing something? Fill a blogger in, please.
On the left sidebar, there is a box called “Ways to Shop.” Click on “Gift Ideas” and it will take you to a page with all of your Facebook friends that have their accounts connected to Etsy. It suggests awesome, handmade gifts for your friends based on their interests and likes. How cool is that? I think my hubby really needs this:
“Push Birthday” Lists
This is a really simple app on my iPhone. It lists everyone’s birthday that I buy for, and it has a space to keep notes for each person. Whenever I am with someone and they mention something they love or an interest they have, I make a little note in my app later on in the day. Then, when that person’s birthday comes around, I have been keeping a list all year of cool things she might like. I love this idea because it is fun to get someone a gift and have them say, “O my gosh! I can’t believe you remembered that!” It just makes that person feel even more special on her special day.
This is my favorite way to shop for gifts. I have so many friends on Pinterest now, and they have all sorts of cool pins that they drool over. So, when it is time to give a gift, I just peruse that person’s boards and look for something totally unique and fun. I mean, come on (say that like Gob Bluth, please)! Wouldn’t you LOVE to see one of your pretty pins all wrapped up and handed to you to own forever and ever?? I know, right? My dad even used this tip for Christmas and scored these hand-painted wine glasses for my mom. If you know her, you know she loves these. Gross, mom.
What are your favorite ways to shop for gifts? What do you plan to do for your mother this year? Tell me in the comment section below!