In preparation for a childs birthday party, parents are frequently asked “what should I get?”. You’d think by now someone would have come up with an online platform to neatly execute the details. Now, someone has! Say hello to www.BuyGiftSave.com.
BuyGiftSave.com is a gifting and saving platform designed with parents, gift givers and children in mind. BGS is a convenient way for parents/hosts to plan and invite guests to an event by sending virtual invitations, creating a gift registry from our wide variety of gifts and best of all linking a saving account for your child so that monetary gifts can be deposited straight into the account.
The concept is simple. Invite “Aunt Susie” to the birthday party, virtually, via BuyGiftSave.com. She’s given a personalized link and asked to click on a gift budget – $30? $50? Next she sees the toy wish list of her favorite niece. It turns out the perfect present is only $19.99. But she was willing to spend $50. So the difference, minus shipping and handling, goes into her niece’s bank account, which mom already uploaded. It’s a win-win for everyone – today and for the future.
How does BuyGiftSave.com work?
- Parents create an event for a birthday, holiday, or any other reason.
- Set up a gift registry from our large selection of gifts.
- Enter savings or checking account information so that cash gifts can be deposited directly into the account.
- Upload your selected contacts via Facebook, Google Plus or manually.
- Once friends and family receive your emailed invitation, they select an overall budget, and a gift from the preselected registry. The balance of the overall budget minus the cost of gift, shipping and the buy gift save convenience fee will be deposited into the savings or checking account.
Here is my personal opinion of BSG:
I think it’s genius. Sometimes, as parents, you need to tell your loved ones what toys your child can and cannot play with. A lot of people are wanting more earthy and educational toys. Maybe the parents (hypothetical parents) live in a small apartment and a large plastic drum set will be an eye sore, or just another toy to stub their toe on.
Is this selfish or greedy? Absolutely not. Gift givers need to know that they can’t be selfish. You’re buying a gift for the child – not for your inner child. Parents know what’s best and what their child wants or needs – which is why I think this platform for gift giving is perfect.
What are the benefits of using Buygiftsave.com for the gift givers/guests?
It is the most convenient way to give a gift with just a few clicks and no guesswork involved. Gift givers no longer have to worry if the child will like it. All the gifts have been preselected by host/parents. The best part, the gift givers will feel gratified because they too are helping contribute for the little ones future, since any balance from the gift givers overall budget* will be deposited directly into the child’s savings account.
What is a crowd gift? And how does this work?
A crowd gift is a large item, and can be anything from an iPad to a Disney vacation. As a host/parents you upload a picture (optional), cost of item and a description (optional) of the item and gift givers have the ability to contribute to the item.
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