How It Works


What is is a free service that provides shoppers with fresh and exciting gift ideas customized for any recipient or occasion. As the number one destination for gifting on the internet, we also offer fun tools and creative tips to help everyone be a better gift giver. Please see What are the benefits of registration? to learn more.

How does work? offers you several ways to shop. We provide customized gift recommendations for popular holidays and occasions as well as by the age, gender, interests or personalities of your recipient. Once you've browsed our selection and found an item you want to buy, simply click through to one of our trusted merchant sites to complete your purchase. Please see How do I begin my gift search? and How do I buy products on to learn more. In addition, we also offer our Gift Card, which provides recipients access to hundreds of top merchants, so they can choose exactly what they want.

How do I begin my gift search?

Start on our homepage and tell us about your recipient. You can search for gift ideas based on age and gender, interests and personality or a combination of the above. Based on your criteria, our Gift Gurus will match you with hundreds of unique and creative gift ideas.

How do I search for gifts by occasion?

Sometimes the occasion, rather than the recipient, better informs the selection of the perfect gift . That's why we give you the option to search for gifts by occasion first. To start this search, just go to the Occasion tab at the top of the web site to get a list of upcoming holidays and other gift-giving occasions. We will also feature major holidays and occasions on our homepage, so you’ll always know what gifting occasion is around the corner.

How do I search for gifts by interest?

You can choose from the most popular interests by rolling over the "For Men," "For Women," "For Teens," "For Kids," or "For Babies" links on the homepage. Please see What if I don't see an interest that matches my gift recipient? to learn more. Since many of the interests featured on our homepage are relatively broad, you can also go to the "Recipient" tab on the top of the web site to find links "For Him," "For Her," "For Teens," "For Kids" or "For Babies." Clicking on these links will take you to a page with a comprehensive list of interests to choose from.

What if I don't see an interest that matches my gift recipient?

Many of the interests featured on our homepage are relatively broad. Simply click on the "For Him," "For Her," "Teen," "Child" or "Baby" links at the top of the page to find a more comprehensive list of interests to choose from.

Where do your gift ideas come from?

Our expert Gift Gurus have spent countless hours scouring the web for great gift ideas to suit every interest and occasion. They have so much gifting experience to share, we gave them their own blog, Gift Rap, where they post daily the coolest gift ideas as well as great gifting advice.

How are the gift ideas sorted?

Gift ideas are sorted and listed based on your search criteria and their popularity among your fellow gift shoppers. The most relevant and most popular gifts are displayed first, so you can easily find the gift that your friends and loved ones will most enjoy. You can also sort by our Gift Gurus’ Top Picks.

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How do I register with

Simply create an account by providing us with information such as your name, email address, birthday, password, age and gender. Once your account is active, you will have access to your personal Gift Box, which will be available to you anytime you visit our site.

What are the benefits of registration?

By registering with, you can easily access your Gift Box that contains all of the tools we've created to help you give great gifts for every occasion. These tools include a Wish List, Friends & Family Profiles and Holiday & Occasion Reminders.

What are Holiday and Occasion Reminders?

With just a few quick clicks, you can let us know about all the gift-giving occasions and events for the important people in your life (such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries) that you want to remember. We will save these reminders in your Gift Box, and even send you an email reminder before each event or occasion. Additionally, if you've created and saved a profile for your various friends and family members, we'll provide personalized gift suggestions for them in your reminder email based on their age, gender and interests.

I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?

Click here and provide us with the same email address you used to register with We will send your password via email.

Purchasing Items through

How do I buy products on does not sell products — we just provide great gift ideas and fun shopping tools that allow you to be the best gift giver possible. Our goal is to provide you with the best gift ideas the web has to offer, completely unbiased by the pressure to move our own product inventory. The gifts we recommend can be purchased through our trusted merchant partners. When you find a gift idea you like on, just click on the Learn More link, and you will be sent to one of our trusted merchant sites to finalize your purchase.

What if I’m not sure what my recipient wants?

At, we specialize in helping you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Sometimes the perfect gift is freedom of choice. That’s why we offer the Gift Card. It allows the recipient to choose exactly what they want and where they want to buy it. They’ll have access to hundreds of top merchants and hundreds of thousands of incredible products. It’s quick and convenient for you as well. The Gift Card can be delivered instantly via email or printed out for hand delivery.

What if my product doesn't arrive on time or is damaged? does not sell or ship any products; we provide you with suggestions and information about products. We direct you to the merchant site where you can purchase the item, and the merchant processes and ships your order. The merchant that you purchased the gift from is responsible for the arrival time and condition of your purchase. You can contact the merchant through the information listed on its web site, usually via their "Customer Service" or "Contact Us" page.

Can I trust the merchants who sell the products listed on only does business with reputable companies. Many merchants displayed are listed with the Better Business Bureau and are authorized dealers of the items that they are selling.