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For parents of students, subscription box replaces the traditional care package
Sending a regular parcel of essentials is a common way for parents to make sure their college-age kids look after themselves while they’re away studying. Now Pijon wants to help those parents, offering a subscription service with product ideas designed to keep students healthy. READ MORE…
Site lets users gift freelancers’ time
We recently wrote about GroupTalent, the platform that lets freelancers ‘date’ companies to show off their talents before landing a more permanent role. Now the Netherlands’ JO Cadeau is enabling them to offer their time for others to gift to their friends. READ MORE…
Gift recommendation service for adults without children of their own
Apps such as Jifiti have marketed themselves at those who need to send gifts at late notice. But what if they don’t really know the person well or are an adult buying for someone else’s child? NeverMissGift aims to cater for exactly that demographic, providing suggestions based on the child’s details. READ MORE…
App lets gift givers scan physical items and send them to friends elsewhere
Digital gift cards such as Vouchr have made the process of getting a last-minute present even easier. However, there are still some that may bemoan the lack of imagination involved in just giving money. Jifiti is a new app that lets users scan product barcodes and instantly send a voucher for those items to friends in other locations. READ MORE…
Gamified gift-giving platform asks users to compete to win venue vouchers from friends
Adding a gamification twist to gift-giving, the Canada-based Vouchr app is now enabling locals to give venue recommendations as presents. READ MORE…
Gift-giving site hand-picks items tailored to the recipient
Creative gift-giving has remained a perennial challenge through the years, inspiring more than a few services designed to make it easier. Much like a cross between 15gifts and NOTANOTHERBILL, both of which we covered last year, Gift Owl is a UK venture that aims to take the pain out of finding the perfect gifts. READ MORE…
Crowdsourced gift ideas based on the recipient’s interests


Retailers have been trying to make it easier for gift-givers to find that perfect present for a while and we recently reported on UK-based 15gifts, which uses a proprietary search engine to help users choose from among a curated selection of unique gifts. Now No Sweaters in the US is enabling gift-givers to get personal recommendations from other users based on the interests of the person receiving the gift. READ MORE…
Online order tracking tool for gift recipients
Slice is a California-based company that enables customers to view, track and organize their online purchases from different retailers, in one place for free. For the Christmas season they have launched an additional “Track with Friends” feature that allows users to send personalized notifications to gift-recipients, so those with gifts on the way can track their present without knowing what it is or how much it cost. READ MORE…
On curated site, gift givers offer recipients a hand-picked choice


The challenges of gift giving may be felt most keenly at this time of year, but there’s no end in sight to the companies willing to help make it easier. Enter Wantful, a new service that helps gift givers put together a hand-picked selection of items from which recipients can choose which they’d like best. READ MORE…
In Japan, real-world gifts sent via Twitter
It’s been several years since we first saw the emergence of real-world  gifting capabilities for online friends, and it appears the trend is  still going strong. After beginning in the Facebook realm, though, we’re  now seeing the gift-minded offerings move to Twitter as well —  now  with Japanese Giftee. READ MORE…