Gifting can quite possibly be the most frustrating part of being invited to a party. And don’t get us wrong, it’s not because we don’t want to be giving gifts, but because it can be so difficult trying to figure out the perfect present that you know will be loved. These days, it seems as though everyone has everything they want, with wishlists being a thing of the past.
While we’ve now more or less managed to avoid all of that hassle by requesting money instead of flowers or gifts, having a large amount of money lying around in wishing wells or gift boxes at your reception can be just as stressful for everyone involved. What if something happens to it? What if it goes missing? It is, after all, both you and your guests’ money. Also, very few people actually carry cash around nowadays, so looking for an ATM machine when you’re dressed to the nines and already running late, isn’t a fun task for any guest.
Thankfully though, there’s a solution, and it’s easy and hassle-free; the perfect addition to any event, from a wedding, to a birthday, and everything in between!
GiftWell, founded by Marta Barbayannis, is a mobile phone app that makes gifting so very simple. Just set up a campaign for your event in the app, wait to receive a unique code, and then share the very same code with all of your guests, which can be done by including it on your invitations. Guests can then send their gifts on the day or in the lead up to it, which you, the host, will receive post-event in one lump sum.
Guests are also able to write sweet personalised messages along with their monetary gift, so the sentimental in you won’t be left unsatisfied.
The revolutionary app is available to download for free on both the app store and Google play, so what are you waiting for? Head to their page here, and hurry up and get downloading!
Cover photo by: @thehattieandbairntribe