Why is the gift giving process so easy for weddings and baby showers and yet so much more difficult to come up with Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers' and Fathers Day ideas? A registry, that is why! It’s that simple. So, why not solve so many gift giving holiday issues with a family gift registry?
Use that same process in building gift lists for a wedding, but now design a gift wish list and share it with your family. This ensures you won’t have to deal with annual emails from Mom, “What do you want this year and what do you think your brother would like?” Eliminate all the messy e-mails and back and forth about gifts, and avoid the gift exchange where the recipient is offended or is already thinking of ways to regift what you gave them.
There are a host of other problems this solves and it’s super simple to create and manage. Let’s first go over the no-brainer reasons of why you should create a family gift registry and then follow up with the best practices in the creation process.
Let’s go over the top problems when either seeking out gifts for your family or friends or relaying your personal ideal gift options.
Impromptu gift ideas and suggestions are difficult, however, that’s typically how it plays out. Someone asks you what gift you would like on the spot, and you end up saying something you don’t really need. Having a family gift registry with each person having the entire year to design their personal gift list slowly allows for actual necessities to be put on. Anytime you come across something you want, you can simply add it to your Skipwish list with a touch of a button. If you're really stuck and need a gift idea jumpstart, you can use the popular gift ideas suggestion tool which agloryhtimcally suggest gifts for you based on critieria such as age, location, and occasion.
The standard practice is asking each person what they want or asking their significant others. The second option is to get them a gift you think they will like, and awkwardly leave the gift receipt in the bag as they may hate it. We can change all of that.
Now, your family members involved in the gift giving process will have their own personalized list. You can click on their list at any time to see the items they have added. This doesn’t take the personalization away, because they are likely to have dozens if not hundreds of options. This allows you to sift through those items they already want and purchase the one you believe means the most or is interconnected in your relationship with them.
Having a list of gifts you add to all year round from various price ranges allows family members to avoid talking about the pain point of pricing. The list isn’t about inexpensive or expensive, but rather want and need. You know any option you choose is something they will appreciate as they themselves thought to add it. It also allows an exchange of gifts for holidays you may not otherwise buy for a family member.
For example; we often feel obligated on Birthdays and Christmas to buy gifts. However, you may not buy a gift for your sister on Mother’s day although she is one. The reason for that is likely you have no idea what she wants or needs. The family gift registry allows you to go on and click her individual page to see what she listed and get something that fits your budget for her.
Many times a gift is suggested by someone but the details are unclear. Maybe your Mom said she would love a new large planter for her flowers. So, you type in large planters on google or a hardware store site and get 347 options, now what? Instead, she can create her wish list with the exact planter wanted in order for you not to guess on something that may be quite expensive.
These lists can be created per event or simply kept as running lists all year long for your family whom you invite. Skipwish allows you to create however many lists you want so you are not handcuffed into building only one wish list. Let’s go over different events & ideas on how you can create and run your family gift registry.
Family gatherings can be complicated already, so why not simplify the gift giving process to make everyone’s lives a little easier by sending out a Skipwish link and finally creating that family gift registry.
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