National Returns Day: The Environmental Cost of Gift Returns

The holidays are over and chances are you’re now one of the millions of people stuck with unwanted gifts that they’ll have to return. In an ideal world, everyone would get the perfect gift, and there would be no returns. GyftHint tries to make this a reality. Where buying off of their digital wishlists returns are less than 1% of all purchases. 

The way things are now, the millions of returns are wreaking havoc on the environment.

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What’s in Your 2021 Wishlist Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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Some people believe that each of the 12 zodiac signs has its own specific character traits, preferences, emotions, and behavior. While others think it’s pure coincidence and isn’t based on any facts. Whichever category you fall under, it’s still fun to get a gift based on your star sign. Here’s a roundup of the best items on each astrology sign’s wishlist this year. Continue reading What’s in Your 2021 Wishlist Based on Your Zodiac Sign


Get Creative and Safely Celebrate the Holidays in 2020

When we wished one another “Happy New Year” on December 31, 2019, no one would have predicted that we were going into a year that would be rocked by a global pandemic. The holiday season this year is already looking quite different with many restrictions to mingle safely.

As we near the end of 2020, one question is on everyone’s minds: How should we celebrate the holidays safely and still make it feel special? Holidays are special because we gather with people we love…and this year “gather” we can’t! We care too much about our parents, grandparents, and loved ones with compromised immunity to risk their health.

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2020 Top Christmas Gifts for Kids

When it comes to buying gifts for your kids, it can be a little difficult since their interests change all the time. Ariel might be their favorite Disney princess today, only to be replaced by Elsa tomorrow. Luckily, there are plenty of new and innovative gifts in 2020 that will make even the pickiest child happy. You’ll find everything from dolls to interactive lights to smart kitchens and more on many kids’ wishlists.
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Hanukkah 2020 Trending Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Hanukkah is a special holiday in the Jewish tradition that commemorates the successful rebellion of the Maccabees, which resulted in the Second Temple’s rededication in Jerusalem. It is celebrated for eight days and eight nights, and celebrations involve the lighting of the menorah, playing games with the dreidel, and eating a special feast.
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Stop the Cycle of Giving and Receiving Unwanted Gifts

We’ve all received bad gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Whether it was a pair of socks that our aunt thought were too cute, or a toy when we had already turned 13, or worse, an expensive jewelry item that our partner was sure we would love. Some of us are good at hiding the disappointment and being grateful, others, not so much! The anxiety from receiving unwanted gifts is amplified by us trying not to upset the gift giver. 

A simple solution to this is to be honest about what we want if and when someone asks us. Well, that’s easier said than done. We’re both uncomfortable and shy about having others spend money on us. The stress and anxiety aren’t any less when we are on the giving end.  Apart from the endless hours spent on planning and shopping for the right gift, we are anxious whether the receiver will like it or not. 

Since we all need a break from additional stress in our daily lives, we’ve written this article to suggest all the ways you can have a stress free gifting experience. 

Avoid Items that are at a Higher Risk of Disappointing

What consists of an unwanted birthday gift will obviously depend on the person, but you should avoid gifts from the high risk category such as perfumes. Clothing comes as a close runner-up.  People tend to assume that they know what another person likes. While this might be true in cases of very close friendships, majority of clothing gifts sit in the back of the closet to be returned or donated. Also, when you’re not sure of someone’s size, your gift might end up upsetting more than uplifting the recipient. Another tricky area for gift givers is buying for teenagers. Avoid getting your 13-year-old niece a Disney backpack, for example.

The GyftHint app was founded from the basic need to solve for relieving the stress from the gifting experience. Your network of family and friends will add everything they like from any of their favorite stores. This way, you’ll be able to browse, select and purchase through the app in a few easy steps without having to create accounts on retailers’ sites that you don’t regularly shop at. 

So you Got a Gift that You Hate, Now What?

Be courteous and appreciate the effort that the person put in. At the end of the day, they went above and beyond to get you something thinking you’d like it. Hopefully, they’ll have the receipt included with it and you’ll be able to exchange it.

With the GyftHint app, you will no longer be surprised by disappointing gifts.  You can add your hints and your friends and relatives will choose from your favorite items next time they’re buying you a gift.

General Rules for a Better Gift Buying or Receiving Experience

If asking the recipient directly will not get you anywhere, we suggest following these basic guidelines. You’ll not only avoid giving or getting disappointing gifts but will have a stress free experience as well:

  • Does the person have a favorite hobby or a pass time activity? Does your aunt like knitting or crafts? Would your daughter appreciate getting a new lens for her digital camera? Can you visualize this person using the gift to enhance their hobby? Put yourself in their shoes and think about what they like and not what you’d like to give them.
  • Experiences as gifts. Spa services and massages rank on top of experience gifts, especially since most people will enjoy treating themselves without having to pay for it. Other examples could be a cooking class or wine tasting. Extreme options include flying lessons or hot air balloon rides.
  • If all else fails, get a gift card. People prefer to open gifts, sure, but if you can’t figure out what to get the person, sometimes a gift card from the stores they like is the right choice. This way, they can always get whatever they want.

Admittedly, none of the above options are fool proof, that’s why going with wishlists is the most practical and easiest way to buy gifts and receive ones that you’d like.

The GyftHint app helps make gift buying less stressful. Your friends and family can add anything they want to their wishlists from any store and you will be notified close to their special occasions to get them a present. With only a few steps, you’ll pick an item from their wishlist and have it shipped to you or them knowing perfectly well that they’ll be happy with it. 

Gifting should be associated with happiness and not stress. These days the more choices we have, the harder it is to find the perfect gift. With GyftHint, you’ll discover the perfect gift for your loved ones while adding hints for yourself as well.  

Happy Gifting!!

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How to Support Local Businesses with GyftHint

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses are the livelihood of the U.S. economy. They create two-thirds of net new jobs and drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness. As the world wrestles with COVID-19 and major retailers switch to survival mode, small businesses are suffering more than ever. Several months of shutdowns and social distancing restrictions have significantly impacted in-store traffic which is the main source of income for these businesses.

Now more than ever, we should all support these businesses which have made a significant effort to move their operations online. We have compiled a list of all the ways that will enable you to do so more efficiently. In addition, our gift wishlist app, GyftHint will make it a lot more convenient to support small businesses. The app will also encourage your friends and family to contribute as well.

Supporting Local Businesses

Here are some of the best ways in which you can help to support small businesses in your area: 

    • Make a mindful effort to shop there: The first and most obvious way to support a local business is simply by shopping there. Whether it’s a baking company, jewelry store or coffee shop, becoming a regular customer will be your contribution to keeping the local business afloat. As mentioned above, many local businesses have been focusing their efforts on their online presence to attract and service customers. Interact with and support them by shopping on their online store and following their social media handles from the safety and comfort of your home.


    • Get a gift card: Is someone’s birthday or a holiday coming up? Or if you know you could use a few services in the future. What better way to support a local business than getting a gift card? The neighborhood nail salon whose business has dropped by half will appreciate you buying a gift card to help them through these tough times. Even if you don’t need their service immediately, you’ll end up gifting it or using it later.


  • Spread the word. The best marketing tool, undoubtedly, is word of mouth. Is your friend a fantastic hairstylist? Does your colleague make the best cakes? Is your daughter’s teacher the best tutor you know? Advertise the services and products that small businesses provide everywhere you go! Social media is a very powerful tool that enables you to do this effectively. You can share what you purchased on social media, encouraging your network of family and friends to follow your lead. Become an advocate and go beyond the financial support of your favorite store. 

How to Support Local Businesses with GyftHint

GyftHint offers a great way to support local businesses and spread the word about them by including their products in your wishlists. Does a small Etsy shop carry a gorgeous scarf you’ve been eyeing for a while? Add it to your GyftHint wishlist and have your family and friends be exposed to this small business too. If you’re lucky enough, they’ll get it for you as a gift! This will allow you to support a local business and get gifts that you really like.

GyftHint is an app that allows you to gather everything you want in one place, whether it be electronics, beauty products, clothes, games, spa services…basically anything that’s available for sale. The beauty of this app is in adding items not only from large retailers but also from small boutiques and specialty stores. You can then share your wishlist among friends and family. The purpose of this list is to keep your network in the loop on what you want for your birthday or Valentine’s Day. Never again will you have to answer the dreaded question of “what do you want for your birthday?” The best part is to encourage your friends and family to sign up for the app and add their favorite items. This way, you will all receive notifications when special occasions roll around and never forget another present again. Above all, you’ll know what they want! 

Small businesses give back so much to their local communities, introduce diversity and innovation, and provide exceptional customer service.  In turn, supporting a local business should make us feel good about helping the economy and our community. The GyftHint app is one of the most convenient ways to support and share your favorite items from your favorite small businesses.

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Why Wishlists are Important and How to Create a Digital One

Do you get asked what you want for your birthday, anniversary, or a holiday only to completely forget everything you’ve ever wanted? Or,  do you ever stress about buying gifts for your family and friends?

Luckily, retailers have come up with a solution to that problem- wishlists. With these, you’ll be able to compile everything you want from that particular store in one place. This will also make it easier to share what you want come holiday season or special events. Similarly, you’ll know how to keep your friends and loved ones happy with gifts that they actually want. 

Let’s look at how a universal wishlist including all your wishlists is the most effective way to track your favorite items. Also, learn how to best create one to make gifting stress free. Find out more about a great tool to keep your wishlists organized and share it among friends and relatives.

What is a Gift Wishlist?

When shopping online, you’ve probably seen a small heart or the option “Add to List” next to a product you’re looking at. When you click on it, you will be able to add the product to a wishlist. A wishlist is essentially a compilation of everything you like on a particular website. This will enable you to narrow down what you want and follow those products for sales. Amazon is one of the most popular sites to have a gift wishlist. Some websites allow you to categorize your lists to have separate wishlists for home, clothes, your spouse or children. Others allow you to share your gift registry with your network of friends and family.

There are downsides to most wishlists, every retailer has its own wishlist and some do not enable sharing. This makes it almost impossible to share everything you want since most people like things from different retailers and brands. Some retailers have “save for later” lists and you can’t share those either. Therefore, a feature that is supposed to help users compile a list of their favorite items becomes less effective and even stressful to keep track of the different lists.

Introducing GyftHint as Your One-Stop Wishlist

One of the best ways in which you can build an effective wishlist is through GyftHint. With this app, you will be able to manage events and purchases from multiple stores in a few simple steps. You’ll get a text message about upcoming birthdays so that you can have plenty of time to decide beforehand what you’re going to get. This way, you’ll never forget another birthday (or an anniversary!). You’ll also get reminders to add things to your gift list so that loved ones will be able to get the items that you want.

Encouraging your family members to also download the app will help them add anything they want from their favorite retailers. Then, right around a special occasion such as Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, you will be able to select and purchase gifts from their lists. With just a few clicks, you can send your order to the retailer who will then send the gift directly to your loved one or to you to add finishing touches if you wish. It’s a super convenient way to keep all the things you want in one place.

We’ve all been frustrated about buying gifts and disappointed about the gifts that we receive. GyftHint’s ad-free app offers the convenience of buying and adding gifts in a few simple steps. Furthermore, the app’s centralized platform will allow you to add items from other retailers and eliminates the need to keep track of several registries and wish lists.

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Gift Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Gift for Anyone

Whether it’s your loved one’s birthday, an anniversary, or with the holidays creeping around the corner, you always find yourself in a dilemma. What makes a good gift? You just can’t seem to come up with any gift ideas. Your sister always returns what you get her, you don’t know what your friend is interested in, and your son already has the latest iPhone. After all, up to 77% of people return their gifts. You don’t want to resort to just buying gift cards, and when you ask, the response is always, “I don’t know,” or, “I don’t need anything.” So what are you supposed to do?

No need to worry anymore. In this gift buying guide, we will show you how to choose the right gift for any special person in your life.


How to Pick a Meaningful Gift

Don’t assume you know what they want … 

It’s always important to find the right gift for those close to you. What makes the perfect gift? It’s something that you put a lot of thought and effort into. Perfect gifts don’t always have to cost a lot, but everyone loves it when they receive a present that the other person put a lot of thought into.

If you’re stuck, here are some of the best ways to find a unique gift that anyone would be sure to love.


Ask them

What better way to find out what someone wants than to simply ask them? Depending on your relationship with the person, they may just tell you what they want. Another great thing to do is pay attention to their hints throughout the year. For example, maybe you’ve seen that your girlfriend has been eyeing a particular purse for a while. Paying attention to subtle hints that the person drops and getting them what they want is what makes a good gift!


Browse on their social media

Sometimes, people may share things that they want on their social media. One popular social media site for this is Pinterest. People create boards as inspiration on this website and pin things to their boards, very similar to the concept of a bulletin board. Or, sometimes people may share things that they dream of having on their Facebook, Instagram stories, or other places. Be sure to pay attention. This could make a thoughtful gift when the holidays roll around!


Ask their friends or family

If you really can’t figure out what they want, and they’re telling you that they don’t want anything, it might be a good idea to resort to asking their friends and family. Usually, your special person’s friend or family member might have a good idea of what that person needs or wants. Maybe your sister told her best friend that she was dreaming of getting an Apple Watch. Or perhaps your friend’s mom knows that your friend needs items to decorate their new apartment. Asking around could always get you the answers you need. 


Use mobile wishlist apps

Mobile wishlist apps are highly effective gift guides and a convenient way to figure out what your loved ones want! With these apps, you’ll receive reminders for special events, such as Mother’s Day, birthdays or anniversaries and you’ll never forget to buy a gift. Your loved ones will add hints for gifts that they really want, which will ensure you give them the perfect gift effortlessly.

GyftHint leads the pack in this category offering an optimized gifting experience. You, your friends, and your family can add gifts to your individual wish lists that others can purchase from in a few simple clicks . You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting an event again because the app will send you reminders. GyftHint takes the stress out of buying gifts while making sure the recipients are getting gifts that they’ll truly enjoy. 



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