Looking for the perfect gift? Love getting the perfect gift? Here’s a tech tool for you – Jifiti!
If you’re looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person, you could give a gift card or you could give something much more personal. Jifiti is a service that makes gift-giving easier. Jifiti helps you send gifts across the miles instantly and helps you select thoughtful, meaningful gifts. Jifiti also can help you create your wish list and let others know about your fondest wishes.
Jifiti helps you:
- give gifts to others instantly
- get groups to chip in on a gift
- create and spread the word about your own gift list
- give gifts to charity
How Jifiti Works
Download the Jifiti app and head to actual brick and mortar retail stores. When you find a gift you like, scan it with your phone to either send it to someone instantly or put the gift on your own wish list. That’s right, you get the fun of shopping in a real store and the instant gratification of sending that gift in a few seconds. If you can’t get to the store, you can shop on your phone.
Here’s an adorable video from Jifiti showing how their gifting service works:
Jifiti has partnered with major retailers, such as Build-A-Bear, Brookstone, American Eagle, Home Depot and these:
The app is free and Jifiti doesn’t charge a fee, you pay the price of the gift.
To give a gift, head to one of the participating Jifiti stores and find an item you want to give. Scan the bar code of the item, purchase it via the app and send a notification to the receiver instantly via email.
Can’t make it to the store? No worries. Just check out “Trending” gifts on Jifiti to select a gift.
You can also give a group gift with Jifiti. Pick out the gift and invite others to chip in to help buy the gift.
Creating a Gift Wish List
One of the most exciting features of Jifiti, and the feature that helps it work best, is the Wish List feature. Anyone with a Jifiti app on their smartphone can head to a partner store and scan items to be included in a Wish List that can then be shared on social media or via email or text message. You can create a Wish List from multiple stores then share it with others.
Getting a Jifiti Gift
When you’re given a Jifiti gift, you can head to the store, pick up your gift, hand your phone to the clerk at checkout and walk out with the gift (and a big smile on your face). If the gift wasn’t exactly what you wanted, you can redeem your Jifiti for a different gift. You get what you want and the giver never has to know that you traded for something different.
Giving to Charity
Jifiti lets you give to charity directly. Right now Jifiti’s charity partner is the Ronald McDonald House in Ohio but it plans to expand to other charities in the future.
Who Should Use Jifiti
Brides and Grooms – Create a wedding registry list with gifts from multiple stores such as William Sonoma, Sur la Table, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel.
Dads – Fathers can be a wee bit difficult when it comes to finding the perfect gift. Let Dad share his ideal gift list with you using Jifiti. He might like gifts from Home Depot, Brookstone, Barnes & Noble, Sunglass Hut, Sears, or Lids.
Grads – Not sure what to get the graduate or where you should send the gift? Use Jifiti at stores such as Pottery Barn, Sears, Aeropostale, Home Depot, Banana Republic or Crate & Barrel.
Kids – Let your kids create a wish list for their birthdays to share with friends and family from stores such as Toys R Us, Game Stop, Build-a-Bear, Gap, Old Navy, or American Eagle.
Jifiti is available as a free app for:
The service is US only. You can find out more at the Jifiti website.
Use Jifiti to give gifts that are wanted and to create and share your wish list with others!
Have you used Jifiti? What would you put on your Jifiti wish list? Do you wish a loved one would create a Jifiti gift list? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Pinterest Father’s Day Boards
In the spirit of the season, Pinterest has started a Father’s Day pin category for you to get and share gift ideas for Dad. You can create your own Father’s Day pin board with gift ideas or check out the official Pinterest Father’s Day feed from Pinterest to get ideas for dad.
See also, 12 Terrific Father’s Day Tech Gifts