This review is in sponsored by Purposit.
I often share gift guides and gift ideas on the blog and I particularly love to focus on gifts that are useful and will be well loved for many years.
As my kids grow, I want to be able to give them gifts that they will treasure. I also teach them to value money too. So we’re very selective about the gifts we give to them and the amount we spend.
When their birthdays come along, family and friends get in touch to ask us for ideas of what to buy for them.
It can be a difficult question to answer. Whilst we want them to use their creativity in coming up with gift ideas, we also do not want the house to be filled with large, noisy and unused toys!
As well as that, we don’t want our kids to expect to receive a high number of over-priced gifts each year either.
The Purposit App
I’ve just discovered Purposit which will be released on March 26th 2017.
This brand new app is a clever way to help parents organise purposeful gifting for children.
So when kids’ birthdays or special events come along, parents can set up a page where family and friends can donate towards a present.
It might be a birthday gift, a study trip, a course or driving lessons. The potential gift ideas are endless: from their first bike to funding their university degrees.
When you decide on the gift idea, you can create invitations to send to friends and family within the app. These personalised invites are easy to put together and quick to send out.
I love the fact that friends and family can donate to a gift that’s worthwhile and something the child really needs, decided on by their parents. Those who donate can also decide for themselves on how much they would like to give – so no awkward conversations about money between friends and family!
I’ve taken part in many crowd-funding and donating activities but I’ve never thought about doing this for my kids’ gifts – I’m impressed that the clever parents who created Purposit did!
“Before the birth of our first child, we started receiving many gifts/toys and although these were well intended, several were duplicated or simply did not reflect our values.” says Purposit co-creator, and Mum, Johanna Kollmann.
“The fact that friends were giving our yet-to-be-born child gifts was a clear sign that they wanted to help. So we thought: what if there was a way of telling our caring yet busy friends what gifts matter the most for our child and get those friends to help fund them?”
During the donating process, or after the child has received their gift, parents can upload photos and then send thank you cards to everyone who contributed. This is brilliant for the busy parent – or if you’re like me and after a birthday you forget who gave what!
What upcoming celebration would you use Purposit for?
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