There was a moment, in the not too distant past, where I came up with an idea and felt like an absolute genius…but have since come across several other people who already do the exact same thing…so maybe I am just late to the party.
Basically, if you’ve heard this idea a million times before – humor me.
If, by chance, this is as new to you as to me – be amazed at my brilliance.
Who here has purchased from Amazon.com?
I’m thinking that most hands are raised right now. This website is the bomb!
Looking baby items? – check Amazon.
Gourmet dry goods? – check Amazon.
Strange, exotic musical instruments? – check Amazon.
Every book on the planet? – check Amazon.
ANYTHING your heart desires – I can almost guarantee it can be found on Amazon!
And no, Amazon is not sponsoring this post…it is just my favorite site ever.
Many of us Amazon shoppers already have a wish list going for the many amazing things we have seen on this amazing sight but haven’t made room in the budget for yet.
My idea was to make a new list for you and ones for all the individual members of your family with gift ideas for any future occasion. Then, make it public and send the link out to all your relatives letting them know to save the link so they can refer to it at EVERY future gift giving occasion!
This is a win-win because you will no longer have to scramble to think up a list when asked what you want for your birthday or Christmas AND all you family has to do is take 2 minutes scanning your list, another 30 seconds placing the order, and then just wait for it to show up at their door!
I kinda already mentioned this but I found it convenient to create different lists for each member of the family. That way, for example, when my daughter’s birthday rolls around, the family doesn’t have to scroll through one long list and try to determine what gifts were meant specifically for her.
Also, whether working with this list or just experiencing Amazon in general, I can not say enough about the benefits of getting Amazon Prime. Prime is a subscription you can sign up for that costs about $100 a year but you save between 5-75% on just about everything you order! You also get FREE two-day shipping on almost everything and thousands of FREE videos and movies! There are many more benefits that come with it but those are the main ones we take advantage of.
And finally, ask if your family can actually order through the lists so that the items won’t be duplicated by multiple people (of course it is no biggie if that doesn’t happen because it is easy to return things to Amazon).
The great thing is that you can continuously keep it up, taking anything off that you purchase and adding any new ideas that you come up with, so that anytime gift-givers look at it in the future it will be applicable.
So now I’d love to hear your thoughts! Was this a new idea or as old as sliced bread? Are there any helpful additions you would add?