Christmas Wish Lists Get Organized with Giftster; Members Already Have 250,000 Gift Wish Ideas Posted on Giftster

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The time has come for holiday gift registries - entire families are Internet connected, online shopping is surging and people have comfort with technology. The gift guessing game is over.

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...We’ve never seen interest and uptake like we are now.

The Giftster lifetime gift registry service is off to a fast start this holiday. In the past 5 weeks alone Giftster membership grew by 50%, and this was before the Thanksgiving weekend. Giftster is a year-round, free, online wish list service, but it does see a big rush around the holidays.

“We saw a convergence of trends that would lead to there being a place for a family-focused lifetime gift registry service in 2009,” says Giftster founder Ron Reimann. “We’ve patiently continued to evolve the service based on member feedback, and we’ve never seen interest and uptake like we are now.”

Unlike a wedding registry, Giftster is not event driven but is a permanent place for everyone’s gift preferences and wish lists. Whenever a gift occasion arises, “check Giftster” is the first thought.

New Giftster Update in the Apple App Store

Giftster version 2.05 for iPhone became available in the Apple app store on November 21st. This update included improvements in list building and viewing lists.

New Sharing feature at Giftster.com

Also just released this week, the website version of Giftster has an improved list URL sharing feature. When a member views their list on “my lists,” selecting the “email this list” option now clearly presents the sharable URL with options on how to use it.

How Giftster helps Christmas

Giftster is a free online gift idea sharing platform, connecting families around gift giving occasions. One member of the family starts a private group with Giftster, and invites the rest of the family to join. Once invitations are accepted, a permanent place for sharing Christmas wish list and gift preferences is established, accessible by everyone in the family.

Wish lists are collections of gift ideas, both general, like “gardening tools” and specific, like an iPad Air case with a web link to the store that carries it. Gift preferences are as detailed as the member desires, including favorite colors, sizes, stores, cultural preferences and even “what not to get me.”

List items may be reserved to avoid duplicates. The list owner does not see the status of items on their own list.

About Giftster

Giftster is defining the standard for a permanent, lifetime gift registry for families and close friends. Giftster is the central place for families to post and maintain shared wish lists and gift preference profiles, accessible only to members of that family.

Giftster is independent of any one retailer, and one member of the family administers the group to maintain privacy and decide who is included in each group.

Giftster synchronizes instantly among versions for the web at http://www.giftster.com, for iPhone at Apple iTunes, for Android at Google Play, and other small screen browsers at m.giftster.com.

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