MonkeyWish.com was one of many awesome sponsors for Blogalicious Weekend 2012 last month and I had an amazing time speaking with Founder & CEO Kristi Taylor to learn about the MonkeyWish App available on the iPhone through the iPhone App Store and Android through Google Play. One of the things I absolutely love about MonkeyWish is it’s a universal gift registry and you can use it for ANY occasion, you aren’t limited to choose just one.
MonkeyWish comes in handy for me because I live away from most of my family and this will cut down on the phone calls I receive on what to get any of my four children which I refer to as my “Fab 4” for the many occasions that come up like their graduations, birthdays or Christmas which is right around the corner. My youngest daughter was born on December 23rd and we TRY our best to get her two sets of gifts celebrating her birthday independently of Christmas. This can be hard but, I’ve tried my best every year to make it happen! In her case I’m in the process of making two lists for her… One for her Birthday & one for Christmas and scanning in the items that she has written on her Birthday/ Christmas wish list. I also have the option of manually adding items to the list. Now, I just need to share the list with family & close friends.
Once you’ve signed up for MonkeyWish either through signing up with Facebook or using your email address you can find and invite family and friends through Facebook and Twitter. You can also search for friends and family’s MonkeyWish lists. I cannot express how convenient it is to be able to create a personal gift registry list on the go, and be able to add items continuously and edit it at any time. You can make as many lists as you’d like to and you can even have your kiddos make their personal wish lists and monitor them. I’m usually shopping with my children so I don’t mind them using my phone to scan items and create their lists. The other BONUS is you can scan at any retailer and MonkeyWish will pull in the price and product information for you. Your friends and family also have the option of shopping directly online using the information given or going to the retailer that offers that product you scanned in.
MonkeyWish makes my life easier when purchasing gifts as well. I’ve been fond of gift cards because I never knew what to get for gifts so I’d purchase Amex, MasterCard, or Visa Gift Cards and had the gift recipients do their own shopping! I actually enjoy shopping but, only when I have a vision of what I want or what I’m going to get for someone else. I never want to be in a store or at a Mall walking around aimlessly waiting to get a clue! That’s NOT me! I want to go in with a plan and come out with bags in hand to show that my task was accomplished! So… this holiday season AND for any other occasion if you have been through any of what I’ve mentioned I urge you to try MonkeyWish and see how easy it is to get your gift shopping or wish lists for the family accomplished! Visit MonkeyWish for more information.