Special thanks to The Gifting Bunch for partnering with SPN for today’s post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you ever been put in charge of organizing a group gift? If so, then you know what a cumbersome chore it can be!
The Gifting Bunch is a new start-up designed to make groupgifting easy and fun, just as it should be. The website has special tools and tricks to help the organizer create a group gift, collect private donations, and even personal messages from those who contributed, all in one spot. Additionally, there are more than 500 e-gift cards that can be selected for the gift recipient, and those gift cards are to the types of places your recipient would enjoy, such as Target, Amazon, Starbucks, Visa, movie theaters, restaurants, etc.
In addition to being able to collect funds for a gift for an individual, you can also collect funds or multiple recipients (for example, if you are collecting funds for the teacher AND the teacher’s assistant at your child’s school, or if you are collecting funds for a gift for all the non-teaching staff at the school). I’ve also been part of group gifting before for baby showers and wedding showers, and this would work for that purpose, as well. Best of all, the recipient gets the gift of choice, and can choose to spend the funds collected at one or more of over 500 places. The gift cards can be used online or in-store.
Here’s a quick video that walks you through the process if you’d like to learn more. Each gift giver pays just a 2.9% processing fee on their donation. So if someone gave $10, they would pay $10.29, which is less than it would cost to mail in a check to someone; TOTALLY worth it! 🙂 This is such a great option for group gifting during the holidays or any time of year.
GIVEAWAY! One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win a $50 e-gift card to the store of your choice through The Gifting Bunch! And bonus: the first 5 people who sign up for an account with The Gifting Bunch will get a $5 e-gift card to either Target or Starbucks! You must use the sign up code listed in the giveaway below!
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