Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Ask Her Friends for the Perfect Gift

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Did you watch Friends? (No? Where have you been?!) Do you remember the episode where Ross confronted Rachel about her changing the gifts she received for store credits? I'm sure that almost everyone has received at least one present that they didn't like, no matter what they do with it afterwards. Sometimes it's just that difficult to buy someone something they'll like, keep and use. No fret, as there are more and more medium to help you with gifts buying, making sure that the money you spent is well spent.

gift ideas, Christmas gifts for her

Without taking away the surprise, offers a unique service, where you can do a criteria search for presents, add them to a list, and ask friends or family of the person you are buying for to give their opinions about the presents. They can rate it with stars and add comments to help you decide which present is the one you should buy.

This way, you can more or less find a present the person you are buying for will love without spoiling the surprise.

The website is very easy to use, guiding you straight to sending the gift list off for advice. And if you aren't the shop-for-the-cheapest-price kind of person, they have a link straight to the gifts' product page of their partners, where you can then buy the gift directly there.

gift ideas, Christmas gifts for her

They have a wide selection of gifts at a good price range. For example, there are 141 under £10 gifts, and 151 over £250 gifts. Brands included are Oxfam online shop, Betty's, Divine Chocolate, Clarins, Molton Brown and Ralph Lauren. The gifts are mainly aimed for women (and babies if it's for mums).

In my opinion, buying something for the gents is equally hard. It's good that some of these gifts are unisex, and there are plenty to choose from, depending on your budget. Even if you can't find something you like from their partners, the advice you get from your list should generate enough information for you to shop for the perfect gift somewhere else.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my time and expenses to review a website's service; all opinions are honest and my own