So Christmas is around the corner, literally a month away - ahh. I don't know about you, but I haven't actually even started my Christmas shopping yet. I really should start planning what i'm going to buy for the special people in my life, but I tend to leave Christmas shopping until the very last minute ,much like the rest of the world. The other day though, I was told about 'askherfriends' and I wanted to share this website with you because it is definitely going to come in handy, not just for guys but for girls too.
They aim to stop girls receiving the same 'practical' or 'interesting gifts' from guys, and help to make guys be a little more romantic and creative and they want to end gifting disasters!
AskHerFriends.com is basically a brand new, online gift-giving experience that helps men finally get it right with gifts for their girlfriends (haha I wish I had a man in my life to buy me gifts, good or bad!) , But seriously, please go on the website and have a look for yourself, it's so easy, but also very clever as it uses social media to rally together those who know her best and turns them into his own personal team of advisers (make sure you tell your boyfriends about this haha!). It’s simple –he signs up, chooses from a wide variety of gifts and experiences on offer and puts them onto his Advice List, which is then sent via e-mail or Facebook to her friends. They can then rate and comment on his choices, thereby deciding which of them she will love the most. He has the confidence that she’ll love what he has chosen and she’s delighted with her new gift. You could easily do this for your best friend, your sister, your grandma, it doesn't really have to be just your boyfriend.
Th website specialises in beautiful, unique products from trendy boutiques such as Pretty Dandy, Pickled Ruby, and Fromlondonwithlove, so it's safe to say that the gifts will be special.
So who came up with this incredible invention (and why didn't we think of it- damn, I let another incredible invention slip away and someone else thought of it first!) it was Mr Ben Blomerley who actually set up the site after far too many gift disasters. He says: “I started asking my girlfriend’s mum and friends for their advice, and they were really helpful. Then speaking to my mates I came to realise that I wasn’t the only one getting it wrong in the gifting department. So I decided to bring all that together with AskHerFriends.com, and make the whole gifting process as easy and hassle-free for blokes as possible. Because when you do surprise your partner with the perfect gift, it’s the best feeling!” That's pretty cute if you ask me, and he's clearly a genius to link the two together. Such a simple idea which works so well. An AskHerFriends app and sister site, AskHisFriends are also in construction, how exciting, i'll be using it all the time.
I just want to show you how ridiculously easy it is to use, I think I will give it a whirl when we do secret santa at work. Here's some quick fire tips though to make it even easier to use;
1. Sign in with Facebook/register
2. Click on Inspire me
3. Click on Idea map and answer questions/which creates a base for your
advice list..not to worry if you don't like everything...you can remove
4. Find your own gifts through catalogue/what's hot/what's new and click
on add to advice list
5. Name you advice list (i.e Christmas wish list) and the date need advice
by e.g 20/12/2012
6. Then you can share the advice list through sending out a link/ Facebook