Givelists instead of wishlists
December 18, 2003 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Present Perfect. Do you have everything? Do your friends and family complain that you're hard to buy for? Feel awkward about wishlists? is for you. Instead of a wishlist, you create a "givelist"--a list of your favorite charities, so your friends and family can give the gift of, well, giving.
posted by frykitty (8 comments total)
Lovely idea. I hope it catches on. Thanks, frykitty!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:46 AM on December 18, 2003

That's a fantastic idea that I'm surprised hasn't come up years earlier.
posted by mathowie at 11:08 AM on December 18, 2003

Wow, that is a fabulous idea, I wish I'd known about it before, but I'm glad to know about it now. :)
posted by dejah420 at 11:54 AM on December 18, 2003

Not to pat ourselves on the back, but my wife and I did something similar for our wedding. We didn't want people to feel they had to give gifts, so we set up a web page with a variety of charities whose causes we support and asked people to donate *if* they felt the need to give us something. We even included direct links so folks could give online if they chose.
posted by terrapin at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2003

My brother and his wife did the same, 10 years ago. I don't think PayPal was around then!
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:47 PM on December 18, 2003

But I want shit.
posted by xmutex at 1:17 PM on December 18, 2003

That is pretty cool.

Man, I thought this thread was about grammar.
posted by cortex at 3:21 PM on December 18, 2003

Let me get this straight -- someone ELSE gets the gift? This whole 'charity' thing seems a little shady...
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:41 AM on December 19, 2003

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