Thursday, 16 June 2016

Becoming a Birthday Hero thanks to Gift Wink

Gift buying has become trickier lately, the boys are much more discerning.  When they were tiny tots they would be just as happy with the cardboard box the gift was housed in but these days it takes more thought to get a positive reaction and see their eyes light up in delight.  Plus as they get older they already seem to have so much “things” it’s hard to come up with a new idea that they don’t already own in ten different formats already!!!

Fortunately that’s where Gift Wink comes in, they allow you to signup and add all the dates of important occasions that you need to remember (and often forget!) and send appropriate gifts for.  Let’s be honest this service is a godsend especially if you don’t have children of your own, then its even harder to know what to buy your friends and families children, the Gift Wink suggestions make life MUCH easier! 

Now my boys are older (nine and seven) and friends have younger children you soon forget what gifts are most suitable for them.  I also have two nieces and being a mum of boys sometimes struggle to think what they might like as a gift – I tend to end up with the boring option of giving money, but it would be nice to find them a gift with more meaning, one that looks like I really deliberated to find something they would love!

Signing up was straightforward and simple, you can also add your child’s interests from a good selection (like cool science, educational, books and days out for my eldest and blasters, action toys and outdoor toys that I chose for youngest), to make sure the suggestions are perfect for what they like most.

When their birthdays were added to my online calendar I had a little look through the gift suggestions and found that they were just right for my boys.  You can also browse gifts by age if you have not got round to adding everyone’s birthdays yet, its very easy to navigate the site and if you like the sound of a particular gift you can click to add it to your wishlist or buy (it conveniently directs you straight to the associated site to get it!).  The Minecraft Creeper Anatomy was a wonderful find, thank you Gift Wink!

I like the feeling of finally being a birthday hero – I hate to miss children’s birthdays especially, they tend to take it to heart!  As an adult my birthday can be pretty low key and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.  But for the boys I know they really look forward to birthday presents and cards, at their age it’s nice to have fuss and attention and celebrate appropriately!  I think Gift Wink is an essential for everyone, parents, godparents, grandparents, aunties and uncles; it will help you feel organised and take the stress out of gift buying!  Once you have signed up you will wonder how you ever managed before using Gift Wink.

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  1. My review post for this goes live tomorrow. I was really impressed with the gift choice.

  2. This sounds like a great way to be organis d and to sort out appropriate gifts.

  3. What a great idea - I always forget other people's birthdays (and ages)

  4. Great idea to get reminders - I always feel that I am on the back foot with these things.

  5. what a brilliant idea! I need reminders with birthdays! its my sisters in two days & i haven't gotten her anything! x

  6. Jamster is a little obsessed with Minecraft so he would love that! x