Looking for the next in the series of Rut Busters? Well, my laptop has died, so I’m delaying the next post. A preview of the title though: “Rut Busters: Preventing the Rut”
This is a longer post. My recommendation: Use Amazon Wish List for your Christmas list.
Read below for some more specifics, and for details of how I evaluate new tools like Amazon Wish List.
Have you ever dealt with everyone in your family, and maybe even your friends, pestering you for a Christmas list, or a Birthday list?
Well, just in time for Black Friday (I hate that day, by the way)
Every year, it’s a constant flow, starting around mid-November for me.
“Can you send a list”
“What do you want for Christmas”
“Do you have a list yet”
“I’m going shopping tomorrow, what do you want?”
I always dreaded these questions, because I never knew what I wanted. Usually, I would pull together a combination of DVD’s I kind of wanted, a couple of books, and some gift cards. This was always nice, but it never captured what I truly wanted.
Solutions for Christmas (or other Holiday) Lists
I think there are a few criteria for a good Gift list. Whether for Birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s day, Father’s day, or any other day on which social protocol dictates that you exchange gifts.
The criteria for a good gift capture device is:
- The ability to capture the gifts you want (duh)
- The ability to access the list from multiple devices (sometimes you need it on your phone, sometimes your computer)
- Easy to send off to family members
- Easy for family members to read
- Easy to capture where the item can be purchased
There are, of course, a few solutions for this problem. So, like any good nerd, I have a chart!
|Typo: The “Note on your Phone” only scores a 2|