Welcome to our blog. We'll be posting the best gift ideas that we come across and also general chit chat about gift selecting. If you are not familiar with GiftGen, it is a gift suggestion website. You just select a price range, age range and gender to get hundreds of gift ideas. Click here to try it!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

It's May the 4th be with you day - NEW - PERSONALISED Star Wars Adventure Book!

As it's May the 4th (may the force), we thought we'd shout about this fantastic new gift idea -

Your child (or brother or dad or mate ;-)) get's to star in the first star wars story along side han solo and luke skywalker. click here for more info

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Top Toys for Christmas 2015 Announced

The Toy Retailers Association has announced the top toys for Christmas 2015. As suspected, the new Star Wars film is being predicted to make a big impact, with three of the top 12 being Star Wars related. The IDO3D Deluxe 3D Design Studio looks great - it's like a manual 3d printer, with kids being able to create three dimensional objects with coloured pens. The full list is here - http://www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk/dreamtoys/2015/top12 

Friday, 6 November 2015

GiftGen app now launched on Amazon app store.

Having launched our iPhone app in 2013, and our Android app last year, we've now launched a GiftGen Amazon app on the Amazon app store. As with all our apps, it is FREE.

Monday, 12 October 2015

App Animation

Spent most of yesterday creating an animation from screen-grabs of our mobile version...

GiftGen Gift Finder App Animation

Hoping this should get the 'ease of use' across.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Buy Less this Xmas

If you're anything like me, right about now you're thinking about what to get people for Christmas. Although buying presents is meant to be about the joy of finding a really thoughtful gift that shows how much you care...

...somehow the reality is often a last-minute panic, and gifts that minutes after being received, have already been mentally assigned to the charity shop, or worse.

Instead of giving something that might be unwanted, how about giving a homemade present this year? There’s something about knowing the person has put in all that effort to give you something unique, that's difficult to beat. And it’s not so hard to make good gifts either.

Here's some ideas: Sloe gin (buy gin, pick sloes, combine - pour into a recycled glass bottle ... job done!); sugar body-scrubs in old jars with labels you’ve designed; a photo book; an mp3 mix tape – anything you can think of really. For some alternative inspiration, Max McMurdo from Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free shares his Xmas upcycling ideas on Nigel's eco store blog

And for presents that you do buy, buy vintage (on ebay), buy handmade (on etsy), buy something that people will love, that's resourceful and that doesn’t cost the earth.

About the author
Nigel from Nigel's Eco Store is passionate about reducing our household energy use.

See all GiftGen's 'making' gift ideas here.