Aug. 17, 2011
-- Birthdays and weddings, friends and colleagues: there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Coming up with original, personal gifts is thereby becoming increasingly difficult.
Together, it’s easier: in a group of friends, some savior usually comes up with that perfect idea. Teaming up also increases the overall budget, so bigger gifts become affordable. More participants, that means more ideas and more money. But, sadly, it also means more email back-and-forth and more confusion.
Simple Present is a new online platform that solves this problem: after entering the name of the person that is to receive the gift, users are provided a link to share among friends and colleagues via email or through social networks. Using the link, participants can contribute ideas and cash.
The collaboratively brainstormed ideas can be marked with a ‘like‘ button – the most popular ideas will then, in the ‘gift-o-meter‘
, be displayed as ‘funded‘ first.
The service can now be reached throughhttp://www.simplepresent.org
It is free of charge and requires no sign-up.