What is it?
Given.to is a crowd gifting platform that takes the stressing and guessing out of gift giving. It was created so that never again would anyone have to deal with the struggles of not knowing what gift to give or face the awkward moment of receiving a gift they really don't like. With Given.to, anyone can create a wishlist of gifts they really want and invite friends and family to make contributions of as little as $1 towards anything listed.
Sometimes the gift that you really, really want more than anything is something really, really expensive. While that item may be too much for a single gift giver to purchase, it becomes much more affordable when multiple people make contributions to purchase the item collectively.
Creating a wishlist saves your friends, family members, and co-workers time, stress, and the embarrassment of giving you something that you don't really like. On your Given.to wishlist they'll see exactly what you want.
Digital Goods & Experience Gifts
For some people, the last thing they need is more "stuff". With Given.to, you are free to add much more than material items to your wishlist. How about that new hot iPhone App or a Hot-Air Balloon Ride. You can add these to your Given.to wishlist as well.
Social Good Gifts
Perhaps you'd like to use your Birthday to raise money for a greater cause. Given.to has partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Soles for Souls. Simply add the organization to your Given.to wishlist and you'll be on your way to crowd-gifting for a cause.
Given.to vs. Gift Cards
Gift cards are usually limited to only one store or chain and you need to have the physical card with you at the time of purchase. Gift cards can also be stolen, misplaced, expire or worse, never used. Some cards even have hidden monthly fees.
Given.to is a much more flexible alternative. Since we use PayPal to deliver the money that people have contributed to your big day, you have more options. You could transfer the money to your bank account, spend it online using PayPal, or withdraw the money at an ATM using a PayPal debit card. As the gift recipient, you'll pay no fees and the contributions you receive have no expiration.