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Gifts.com

Gift Ideas Recommendation Website


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Published 05/04/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Gifts brings together a collection of gift items sorted in a number of ways. While the standard men, women, kids, babies and teen listings can be browsed, Gifts takes shopping for presents to a new level. Rather than browsing multiple retailer’s websites, users can find items from many popular brand name companies, including Blue Nile, L.L. Bean, Pro Flowers, Red Envelope and more.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

For years now, Gifts has been providing shoppers with a new way to find unique items for friends and family. The creators brought a new dimension to gift shopping. Rather than only focusing on the gift receiver, the site is designed to assist the gift buyer in a number of ways using categories. Gifts still offers visitors with an easy way to make gift purchases that are thoughtful without spending too much time shopping.

What are the differences to other apps?

Gifts stands out from other online retailers because of the many unique category listings offered. Shoppers can browse by so much more than men’s, women’s, or even occasion. Although those categories exist, personality listings have been added so users can shop for the guy’s guy, the devoted dad, the all-star athlete, or the creative spirit among many others. This adds a new dimension to the shopping experience and helps shoppers select items that the gift receiver will love.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

In terms of appearance, Gifts doesn’t look significantly different from other online retailers. The homepage offers a professional graphic design and layout, with each personality given its own cartoon thumbnail image. The style compliments the rest of the site, pulling everything together right down to the soft purple menus and text. Each category page offers featured items to help shoppers get started, further enhanced by larger images that are both eye-catching and easy to sort through.

How does the registration process work?

New visitors can browse the items found on gifts, using all the unique category listings at their leisure without signing up for an account. However, in order to make a purchase or use other features, an account is required. Simply click the blue sign up link at the top and enter a name, email address, password and username. An avatar photo can also be added. No email verification is required at this point, and new users can begin shopping or creating lists of their own.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of Gifts really depends on how much you buy. The site doesn’t charge for account creation, and all users are given access to the various features offered. Beyond that, it is entirely up to the user to spend as much or as little as they want. In most case, users will want to return to the site throughout the year to order presents for various holidays, occasions, or individuals on their gift-giving list.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone searching for something for a hard-to-please gift receiver can really appreciate what Gifts has to offer. The gift receiver aside, users looking for a way to get organized about giving presents can also find much use out of the features offered on the Gifts website. Simply login and create personal lists or add family and friend profiles to manage upcoming gift purchases. Reminders can also be set so users can stay on top of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries and other events that should never be forgotten.

  • Allows users to set up a personal wish list so family and friends can see exactly what the user wants to receive
  • Provides a family and friend entry list that allows users to keep a profile of loved ones that they need to buy for
  • Reminder settings that allow users to list important dates, from anniversaries to birthdays or other occasions
  • Wish list request option that allows users to send a request for a wish list from a friend or family member
  • Unique category listings that go beyond the standard gender, age and occasion categories
  • Recently viewed gift listing that helps users find items they may have forgotten to add to an order or wish list


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